Don’t worry, be ready!
If you’re new to the idea of preparedness, you can start your journey right here, right now. Check out these basic steps, start small, but keep a steady pace.
Baby Step #1: Plan for a Short-Term Emergency – The most common emergency is short-term. You may find yourself without electricity for a number of hours, or even days. Perhaps a winter storm has confined you to your home or place of work. Your first goal should be to prepare for a one-week emergency and assume you will be without power. You’ll find plenty of tips in this short article.
Baby Step #2: Prepare Your Vehicle: Most of us live in our vehicles, but would you be prepared to really LIVE in your vehicle if you were stranded far from home? This helpful article provides a list of all the must-haves for a vehicle emergency kit. A more extensive list can be found here.
Baby Step #3: Get Smart About Potential Disasters – It’s better to prepare on this side of a crisis than on the other when panic and fear take over. Here you’ll find a common sense list for preparing for the most likely disasters you and your family will face.
Baby Step #4: Get Home, No Matter What – What do you need to have with you, whether in the car or at work, so that you have what you need to get back home? You’ll find an extensive list in this article.
Baby Step #5: Develop a Mindset – The most important survival tool you have is your mind and attitude.
5 Simple Steps to Preparedness – There’s more to preparedness than just collecting lots and lots of stuff. Finances, common sense, and knowledge all play a part. This article breaks it all down into five steps anyone can follow.
6 Quick Ways to Increase Your Survival Education – When it comes to being ready for anything, skills and knowledge are one of the main foundations, but who has the time to sit and read volumes of survival manuals? Check out these six resources that will keep your brain busy with plenty of info without requiring long hours of study.
Tell me EXACTLY How to Store Food – Stocking up on extra food is a foreign world to most people. This short article gives the most basic steps for getting started.
You’ll find lots of entertaining and informative lists on my List of Lists page and numerous free downloads here. Learn from other Survival Moms by checking out their blogs in our Survival Mom-Blog Ring.
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