- Become “go-bagers”. Take your go-bag with you everywhere. Ladies, put your purse in this bag. Men, this can also be your brief case. Kids this can also be your book bag. Many of today’s backpacks are made to also hold your laptop. Keep a copy of your emergency contact numbers in each go-bag: individual, home and vehicle (RV, boat, plane).
- Keep your pets in mind for water, food and first aid storage. (Remember for dogs and cats a diet of dry food will require more water)
- Continue to hold regular practice drills
- Rotate food, water and medical stores
- Learn new skills and practice the ones you have previously learned
- Continue to record the items you have purchased for crisis use in the Documentation Book/Binder and update any emergency data as it changes.
- Check out the links found on these sites (formerly NM) Urban Homesteader & the Downloads page for detailed information, specific checklists, historical and wilderness skills, links to other informative sites and the like.
- Repeat the procurement schedule as need to acquire all your preparedness needs. Food storage items will especially need to be repeated to accumulate your desired food stores. This will give you approximately 6 days worth of food and water for one person and pet.
Now just repeat until you have acquired all that you feel you need for the time frame and number of people you feel you need it for.
If you are looking to prepare for a longer duration crisis, you will obviously need more food and medicine stores. Or if you would rather purchase some freeze dried and dehydrated foods, rather than commercial and home canned goods then you can subtract the appropriate items and plus in the ones that most closely match from the full cost estimate spreadsheet.
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Without freedom, there is no self.”