Chaotic epochs are inevitable.
Fall of Rome and the fall of the Soviet Union are two we all know about.
So it should go without saying that everyone, regardless of their opinion on conspiracy theories or our political climate, should be ready for such changes.
No one believed the USSR would fall when it did, and yet it happened.
Being prepared is like buying insurance. It probably won’t be used, but if you need it you’ll want it.
So, I’ve put together 7 simple prepping tips for any beginner as a way to get you started on the journey.
It’s essential to your survival so you’ll want to collect water.
Simply install a water tank in your backyard and you’ll have made a wise investment.
If you can’t get a tank, then collect rainwater in large gallon drums and store it in your garage.
Combine this with water purification tools and you are on your way.
No one can survive for long on their own.
It doesn’t matter how impressive your training or your supplies, someone watching your back is essential.
So, find like minded people who you can trust and partner with.
Use this community to build out multiple skill sets which everyone can rely on.
For instance, someone for first aid, someone who can sew, someone who can hunt and so on.
You’ll do a lot better knowing who you can trust and what roles everyone will follow if the SHTF.
3. Home security
A simple tip which you should implement this year is installing deadbolts on all exterior doors.
Also, make sure your doors are hardwood, ideally with a solid steel security gate in front.
If you need to stay indoors then the bare minimum you can do is ensure all entrances are secured.
It’s a no brainer that you should have enough food to survive, ideally three months worth.
Make sure first though that your family likes your SHTF meals while things are calm.
Order a small batch and determine what will be the most calorific and nutritional options for everyone.
Divvy supplies up between 3 day go-bags and stockpiles at home, in your car and other locations nearby.
You want to be sure you can access resources even if you can’t go back home.
5. First aid
No brainer of no brainers.
Everyone should take a two day first aid course and at least one person in your team should take longer courses to become the go-to medic.
It’s best not to leave this to chance, so make sure you have a first aid kit at home and in your go-bags.
You can add to your collection as time goes by as some medicines can be quite expensive.
Remember that you can never really be prepared for everything, so try to stay calm and work diligently rather than become the hysterical prepper trope you’ve all probably seen.
6. Self defence
In general, even if civil society continues unabated for centuries, you should all learn self-defence.
If you’re overweight, then that’s the first thing to focus on – become healthy and fit.
Next, you should learn to handle a weapon and protect yourself with striking and grappling training.
Having a strong community of preppers who are all trained in self-defence will greatly improve your overall security and it’s a fun hobby to have.
7. Take your time
Everyone worries (and the media doesn’t help matters).
There’s always some new catastrophe on the horizon, and while I agree that the times are looking bad, I’m still mindful that prepping is an expensive and time consuming process.
So, take your time. Focus on one task at a time and keep your emotions in check.
God bless and stay safe!