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As the world descends into chaos and the age of information takes over, more and more people are going to turn to prepping. Even if they don’t buy into the idea that it could all come to an end, its hard not to respect the earth and mother nature.
Over the last 2 years, the world has been tortured by nothing but the natural occurrences of the planet. From earthquakes to volcanoes and over course hurricanes, we have seen displacement and terror all over the world.
Naturally, there are many people who are jumping onto the train of emergency preparedness. They are looking for the right place to start and there is so much info out there its hard to deal with it all.
Let’s look at the five steps every prepper should take at the beginning of their journey
Prepare for Regional Disasters
Don’t go crazy over super volcanoes and EMP attacks.
First, prepare for the hurricanes and things that affect you every year. These are regional disasters.
Consider Food Storage
One of the easiest things to do is start buying an extra can of food or two at the market.
Start building up some food storage.
Find a source or a few sources and start learning.
Blogs (hey you’re reading this blog, good start!), videos, and podcasts are all free avenues for learning. Find content that is less about scary stories and more about skills and answers.
Buy a Serious Water Filter
You are going to need a serious water filter to make sure your family can stay hydrated in disaster.
A high-quality filter can turn a local water source into drinking water. That is important.
Create an Evacuation Plan
Aside from stocking your home with preps you also need a plan for leaving the home. Many people who suffered the wrath of disasters in 2017 decided against evacuation.
It’s easy to spend too much time worrying about the wrong things. While these might not be the only steps you take at first, they will give you answers to some big problems caused by emergency situations.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.