One of the most important steps is preparedness is the cheapest… LISTS!!! When you go through your different lists, you need to keep your basic needs in mind. These are:
- Fire and Energy
- Health and Sanitation
Lists You Need to Make First:
You need a billion lists when first starting in survival. I think the 4 lists below are you BEST items to tackle first.
1. You need a food log:
This is a $1 notebook that you will use in your kitchen to jot down exactly what you eat. Don’t worry about exact measures… just go through and decide if you went through 1 can of green beans for that meal overall. WRITE IT ALL DOWN.
Before you do anything with it, you need at least a month written down… 2 weeks MINIMUM! Eventually it will be used for food storage.
2. List your water resources:
Make a list of any natural features in your yard, neighbors yards, or close by such as rivers, streams, ponds, lakes, etc. You also want to know any normal water sources in your home.
You can store water in 50 gallon drums, 250 gallon totes, get run-off from your roof, store tap water in soda bottles, etc.
3. Make a list of every day carry items:
Your Everyday Carry is extremely important because it is THE GEAR that you will be carrying every day to maintain a minimum amount of preparedness for common scenarios. I will probably go through more later, but try finding the following items (keeping it simple on purpose):
- water filter
- disposable lighter
- small flashlight
- mylar space blanket
- a multitool or pocket knife
- a pen
A super simple list of items you can find or get cheaply.
4. A blackout kit list:
Just list items you think you will need in a 3 hour blackout. Things like a flashlight, tea lights, a weather radio, some bottled water, etc.
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