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How do you start prepping in the first place? If you haven’t been living a self-reliant life since the beginning, well, you might need a primer.
As synonymous with preppers as food storage. I think that checklists are just part of this whole prepper experience.
Every few months I evaluate myself and create lists that need to be considered. Things change. Tech changes and tools get better. It’s imperative that you continue to improve. Here are a few checklists you should have on hand.
Food Storage Checklist
Having a list of all the food on hand is a big deal. It’s easy to assume you have more calories on hand than you do. However, it might not be the case. A list that can be used as an inventory will make a huge difference.
Bugout Bag Checklist
What’s in that bugout bag? Many of us pack a bag, hang it or store it. Then we hope to never have to use it. Before you know it a year goes by and you have no idea what’s in that bag. That’s worse than not having a bag!
Plan Specific Checklist
Having a checklist for specific threats like pandemic or EMP is very important, too. Some of these pieces of gear are specific to a certain plan and should be accounted for. You won’t consistently use Potassium Iodide pills but when you need them you better have them.
Setting up a quarantine is going to need a specific set of preps as well. Having a list of those will assure you have what you need on hand.
Checklists can be your undoing as well. I know people who take so much time creating the perfect list that they will never actually get anything done! It’s a tricky thing for people who are into an organized space over being prepared. They can be swallowed whole.
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