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We often miss or overlook critical items needed when prepping. Its because there are very few roadmaps that are tailored to you. Prepping for your situation, your threat and your environment are very unique.
There are so many lists going around right now on the internet and over Facebook, I think I should make a statement. Lists are always down to you, your needs, your families needs. All we can do is give suggestions. That being said…
There are some critical items that need to be addressed by every prepper. These items and concerns are those that we all need to be addressed.
You have three days without water so you need water solutions. From stored water to filtering tools.
Having dry food storage is a cornerstone of prepping. You need to have these things above all. Be sure you have 2000 calories a day per person and at least 3 months of food.
- Backup Power
We are a society that needs power. Stop pretending that you can live without power. We have to be prepared for that! There are a variety of backup power solutions but you need to understand which works best for you.
- First Aid
Rudimentary first aid skills are necessary. You can learn them for free! No excuses.
You might not like guns or violence but you better have a security plan for your daily life. You should also have security plans for a neighborhood or an SHTF scenario.
People dont put enough emphasis on getting away from disaster. You should have an evacuation plan. That is a big deal and it needs to be something you practice. The items you take and the place you go is going to make a huge difference in how you react to the next disaster.
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.