We started by going camping. We quickly learned that if you bring canned food it is a good idea to bring a can opener. :)
Built a electric ‘generator’ with a marine battery with power converter and trickle solar charger and put it on a kitchen cart. Last time our power went out (about 6 hours), we plugged in a lamp and a radio and spent the evening at home. Could barely tell we didn’t have power!
Due to living where we have hurricanes we started out keeping lots of canned goods,bottled water, some cash, medical kit, spare fuel. That led to prepping supplies of freeze dried/dehydrated foods, camping supplies-tents,sleeping bags, wool blankets, water proof clothes, fire starter, good supply of cut/split wood in a dry area, solar lighting,water purification. Now we are working on our own cistern and catching rain water to divert to the tank. It is a very long term never ending always learning plan. Also have a larger area cleaned off for a garden and have all the seeds enough for 5 years worth of planting stored and ready. We have also vacuum sealed our own beans,rice, in 5 gallon buckets. Just need more storage room to keep all of it. I guess that will be another project.
I vacuum-packed all our important documents with my Food Saver. Waterproofs them. Labeled them too. I also have a red mark on things that are for “grab & go”. That eay, if in a panic and delegating what to get, nothing gets missed.
I don’t know if anything is ever going to happen, but I want to learn how to be prepared for my families survivial
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