Let's Prepare Together

I know — food storage, survival planning, gathering survival supplies, survival skills — it all seems overwhelming. Every day there are headlines in the news that "should" motivate each of us to prepare as quickly as we can.

Survival planning isn't just for "the other guy." Adversity can happen to any of us. Unemployment, hurricane season, floods, storms that knock out power, and other disasters happen fairly often — somewhere in the world.

Where To Start

You know that:

  • disasters usually come without warning;
  • inflation creeps up on us slowly;
  • you could be forced to evacuate your home, office or school;
  • you could be confined to your home by a disaster.

Numerous articles have stated that the entire world is only 3 days away from starvation - meaning, in 3 days after a disaster there would be no more food in the stores. This has actually happened in the recent past as disasters struck New York, Japan, Indonesia, the Carolinas, and other places.

Start Here: 4 Levels of Preparedness

Level 1

1-2 Weeks' Supply (Pantry Supplies)

Store enough supplies to last at least two weeks (when evacuation is not required).

1-2 week supply

This should include:

Level 2

3 to 6 Months' Supply

Begin putting away enough supplies to last 3 - 6 months (staying where you are or moving to another location where you have stashed these supplies).

3-6 month supply

Level 3

Long Term - 1 to 2 Year Supply

1-2 years' supply

Level 4

Long, Long Term - 2+ Years' Supply

Develop skills and abilities to provide food, water, clothing, and shelter for your family for 2+ years, basically living off-grid.

2 Years Suppliy

This is where your efforts grow exponentially. Preparing for a long term survival situation takes, not only money, but time. Yes, you should continue to add to your food storage too, but learn self reliance skills as you add food.

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