It’s a new year and we Preppers are busy creating to-do lists. Do you have yours ready? Putting together a set of goals is not as easy as it sounds because there are so many options to consider. Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. As a prepper, you must think through and chalk out goals that are achievable and help to benefit your lifestyle. You can start by taking notes of the things or chores you failed at in the past, or are heavily behind on. If you are aware that a skill set is under-developed, you can always work on it and improve your ability in that area.
Are you starting to get an idea of how to lay out the big goals now? It is worth spending time on planning ways to strengthen the foundation of your lifestyle. Think about it – can you survive without the basics like water, food, or security? Not really!
So, here’s a list of a few obvious prepping goals that are big and crucial.
If you are preparing to survive through a crisis, you might as well have a fully-stocked pantry. Preppers don’t wait for stores to be of service. They grow their own food and stack up produce and other goods for later use. Of course, fresh produce offers a short shelf life without further preparations so canned food mostly makes it on the list.
Having an ample amount of food products in stock is good. But, having the right food items is what matters. Crisis or catastrophe, your health is non negotiable. When you are stocking up food items that will be stored for a long duration, keep a record of it. Always check whether the food is safe to be consumed before grabbing a bite. Invest in Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers. This helps in storing edibles products better.
As preppers we should plan a survival strategy for ourselves and families. You must focus on how to keep up with optimal living conditions for your family. This is where realizing the importance of access to clean water comes into play. You can only stock a certain amount of drinkable water.
However, if the crisis was to continue longer, how do you plan to survive without water? Instead of just storing gallons of water, try and hunt for natural sources of water near your home or bug-out location. Also, consider investing in filter and purification systems. Water straight off a natural resource might not be fit for drinking. To ensure that the water is clean and consumable, a filter does the job.
- Emergency medical kit
Think you are all set to take control of medical emergencies in the midst of a crisis? Good! But, are you only depending on a store-bought first aid kit? If yes, you might want to reconsider.
First aid kits available in the markets need a lot of improvement. There’s hardly much in the pile to tackle medical emergencies. A handful of lotions, over-the-counter drugs, and band-aids won’t cut it. Preppers like you must consult with a doctor and stock up on antibiotics and other medicines to cope up with emergencies, at least primarily. Additionally, you should consider a high end medical kit like those we offer as well as trauma kits.
If you get hit with a natural disaster, there’s a great likelihood you’ll lose power. Of course, knowing this is a common occurrence it should be one of the earlier things you prep for. There are a ton of options out there to consider. If you haven’t already you should study up and decide which one or ones you want to incorporate into your plan.
As mentioned there is a wide variety to consider. A solar generator or a gas generator for instance. These are portable and do the job of generating a decent amount of power.
This is just four primer topics to consider as you map out your prepping plans and goals for this upcoming year. Carefully plan a list of goals that add value to your intention of preparing for uncertainty and then get after them!