It pays to prep; you never know when disaster may strike. It could be a hurricane, an earthquake or a blizzard. Or worse, it could be a time of societal breakdown or civil war. Whatever the case may be, you should start stockpiling the essentials you’ll need when the you-know-what hits the fan. Let’s take a look at five things you should be stockpiling now.
Food and Water
As you can afford it, begin buying as much freeze-dried survival food as you can. Likewise, you can buy canned goods, such as tuna and peanut butter. However, only buy highly nutritious foods that you and your family will really eat. Keep in mind that canned foods are heavier and more difficult to transport in case of evacuation.
Likewise, you’ll need to store water; rather than buying cases of bottled water, a more economical option is to buy 5-7 gallon BPA free water storage jugs. It’s also wise to get a good ceramic water filter; you can use this to filter not only your tap water, but you can also use it to filter water from a river, lake or stream.
First Aid Supplies
You’ll need to stockpile bandages, antibiotic ointment, aspirin, colloidal silver and any prescription medications and supplements you need. However, be sure to look at the expiration dates, and restock your supply as things go out of date. You should also keep packs of baby wipes handy, because are a good way to clean up quickly without using clean water.
Whether it’s a natural disaster or a time of civil unrest, looting and violence is always a possibility. Keeping a few firearms handy as well as plenty of ammo is a good idea, especially because they’ll be more difficult to buy during an emergency. A 9mm Luger is a very good self-defense weapon, it’s easy to handle and very accurate. So get one, and begin looking for bulk 9mm Luger ammo for sale to stockpile.
Solar panels or a generator will be necessary to keep your appliances running and your lights on. It’s even more important if you have medical equipment, like a CPAP or oxygen machine. Consider your power options carefully.
Keeping a supply of things to barter with is a good idea; even if you don’t smoke, cigarettes can be a very good barter item. Gold and silver never lose value or go out of style. Think about things you can use in lieu of money, and start stockpiling.
There is a whole lot more you can do, but these five ideas will definitely get you started with your prepping.