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One of the most common concerns that preppers and those preparing for an emergency have is not having the money for preps. In the age of free information, it’s wild to see so many people stymied over this one hurdle but it affects many of them. So often people stop before they even get started.
The truth is there are all sorts of preps and training out there that come free of charge. Honestly, we have to be more open-minded and more thorough, as a community, if we are going to take advantage of all that this world presents us with.
One of the most easily accessible versions of this training is your local CERT class.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Anyone can sign up and there is training in communities all over the nation. To search for one near you, you need only go to ready.gov and look for CERT. You will get a breakdown of the program and even get to look at course materials if you are interested in doing so.
While one of the main goals of CERT is to train people about emergency preparedness, you will also receive extensive first aid training.
A full CERT class is going to run between 6 and 8 hours and some happen over two days. Now, this is a test of your commitment. How important is preparedness to you?
It seems like people are huge proponents of emergency preparedness when it can be acquired with a click and purchase, however, that same enthusiasm can often get dim when it comes to a more serious commitment.
If you want free training and hands-on experience, find the CERT in your area and join. Take the full training and you will walk away a much more prepared person both for disaster preparedness and medical emergencies.
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.