One of the most valuable tools in your preparedness system is not what you might think. It is a notebook and a pen or pencil.
You see, planning is very valuable when it comes to preparedness. Sitting down and answering a few questions on paper can quickly put into focus what priorities must be had.
Here are a few questions:
- What am I preparing for?
- Will the electricity be out? If so for how long?
- Will the food supply be interrupted (stores closed)? If so, for how long?
- Will medical services be interrupted? If so, for how long?
- Will communication methods be interrupted? If so, for how long?
- Would you expect lawlessness? If so, for how long?
- How much food do you have currently in days? Be realistic.
- Do you have back up power? Do you have emergency lighting methods?
- Do you have several alternate methods to cook?
- How much water do you have?
- Would sanitation be effected? Washing clothes? Washing yourself? Washing dishes? Disposing of trash? Going to the bathroom?
- Do you have a method of defensing yourself?
There are many more questions to be answered and possibilities to be considered. Putting them all together and then prioritizing a list of things to do/get to gradually or rapidly improve your readiness is what this is all about.
Got some paper?
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