Single Parent Prepping Challenges

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Prepping is a challenge for all. It’s just not an easy go of things. You have to be calculated and focused. However, the road can be even harder to find for single parents. 

An Open Letter to Single Parent Preppers - When you read an article about family preparedness, it's nearly always assumed that the family includes dad, mom, and kids. But there are a lot of families out there with different dynamics for a wide variety of reasons: the families of single parent preppers.

If you are a single parent, you know what I am talking about. It’s a big problem. The struggles are greater for single parents as the weight of raising a child is on their shoulders. 

Challenge #1 Time

For the single parent, the challenge of time is incredible. Time alone is something that either doesn’t exist or is so fleeting it seems like a holiday. To deal with this you are going to have to find someone who can babysit your child so you have time to prep. 

Hopefully, the other parent is at least in the picture and shares time. While it might be tempting to take that downtime and NETFLIX for 5 hours, you need to refocus and push toward preparedness. 

Challenge #2 Money 

Single parents are usually always struggling with money. It’s not an easy go of it for people with one income and children. 

Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this. You can focus on free preps like family emergency plans and getting to know neighbors. 

If you have family and loved ones, you might ask them for preps on Christmas or for your birthday. It is going to be a stretch as a single parent to stock food and other preps. However, you need to do it. 

Challenge #3 Space 

Another big challenge for single parents is space. Most people dont have enough space. Single parents are often held up in small rented homes or apartments. That is just the reality when you are on a fixed budget. 

Finding a place for your preps may require the most of your creativity. You could bury preps like caches or you could even ask family members to prep with you and store preps there. Just be sure they are close by and trust worthy. 

An Open Letter to Single Parent Preppers - When you read an article about family preparedness, it's nearly always assumed that the family includes dad, mom, and kids. But there are a lot of families out there with different dynamics for a wide variety of reasons: the families of single parent preppers.

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