The problem that many people face when it comes to emergency preparedness and survival planning is that they do not know where to start. Others cite financial reasons for not being able to start building a stockpile of the items that they would need during an emergency.
While it would be great to be able to order every single thing you would need all at once, very few people are in a position that allows that. Instead, start small. In fact, there are some steps that you can take that won’t cost anything at all.
One of the most important things that many forget during a time of crisis is important paperwork. Should you need to leave your home, you will need to bring these papers along with you.
Gather these documents and put them into a suitable container. Some use a safe, but remember that you need to be able to grab these items and go. For that reason, an ammunition case or Medical Bracelet is a better choice. It is portable, yet still offers the needed protection for the documents.
Another step that you can take without spending a lot of money is assembling a short-term sustainability pack. This is a group of items that are packed and ready to go should you need to flee your home for a few days, such as to evacuate ahead of a fire or hurricane.
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Many of the items you may want to include in your short-term sustainability pack may be things that you already have around your home, so completing you pack will not require much of an investment.
You should keep the pack where it is ready to go on a moment’s notice. Many keep their packs in the trunk of their car. Keeping an extra one at the office is also a good idea.
Now it is time to start assembling the food and non-food items that you will need. Again, start small is the key. You don’t need to buy everything all at once. Instead, buy one or two extra items each time you go to the store. Before you know it, you will have built an impressive stockpile. The key is to START NOW
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