It’s great that many of us have been able to put stuff away for some time, gradually building up a reserve of stores and resources over the medium to long term.
But what if you are just starting out?
What should you be putting together whilst you look at the long-term plans.
Here’s three kits that I think everyone should have, whether you are a seasoned prepper/survivalist or a newbie just starting out.
As disasters can take on many scenarios and strike at any time, I’ve put some stuff together to cover what I think are the most likely to happen near me, excluding major breakdown or a catastrophic event.
I may have to remain around my home for an extended period of time with no utilities available to me.
For me, this may be following a major storm or earthquake.
It’s probably safe for me to stay, but I’m gonna need some extra gear to see me and my family through until normality is resolved.
Sources of Information –
First Aid Kit –
It’s not safe to stay here now and we need to move out.
We’ve got supplies put together in kits, so we can move out pretty sharpish if we need to.
Although we use GPS, we also have maps and routes planned should that be needed.
If we need to be self sufficient we can be, or we can move to be with other folks if that’s safe and prudent to do so.
Food supplies that don’t need cooking to be able to eat them.
Plenty of water.
I have some spare fuel in jerry – cans and I keep my truck topped up. Another one of those lessons learnt the hard way!
I often work away from home, and what would normally be a couple of hours commute, would probably take me a couple of days to hike it back home.
If I have to abandon my truck for whatever reason and there’s no other way, walking home, it will have to be.
So this kit stays in my truck, it’s an upgraded three-day pack.
I’ve got some water to start me off but I anticipate having to find some along the way and purifying it as necessary.
It’s just impractical to carry water for 3-4 days.
Keeping weight down as much as possible I have some dehydrated food to last a couple of days.
A change of clothes as my work stuff just isn’t up to rugged terrain.
I also carry a small hammock bivouac for shelter.
Three kits to cover most things that are most likely to happen locally for me.
They’re not comprehensive by any stretch, but IMO, an indication of where to start.
So before you spend a fortune on a container load of food and a safe full of guns and silver – prep for the most likely things to happen locally – and put some kits together to address these scenarios. Then prep more!
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