Everyday there are people who open their eyes to the fact that just living on this planet requires some level of preparedness. This revelation can come from surviving a disaster themselves or just foreshadowing what it might look like if they were to be thrust into one. Following the wildfires, the hurricanes and the coming winter season, we are going to see a host of new people jumping into the prepping world.
There are lots of questions at the onset of a preparedness undertaking. Most beginners struggle with where to start and that is completely understandable. For good reason! There are tons of options out there. No one wants to waste money or time and so man of us are short on both resources.
I want to offer a concept up to the readers that will help them deal with this overwhelming situation. Its a focus on regional disaster.
Regional disasters are those that affect your region on an annual basis. For example the east coast will struggle with hurricanes annually. The northeast could suffer from blizzards annually. If you are in an area that has an annual regional disaster or historical potential, that is your starting gate. The best part about a regional focus is that you can count on 4 main categories to keep you afloat, in most cases.
You want to have some way to generate electricity through batteries, generators or alternative energies following a regional disaster. This could be something as big as a whole house generator to a backup of batteries and USB power. Its your choice. I would recommend a portable gas generator.
A preppers pantry is a great thing to start building. An extra stockpile of food to last your family a month is about all you might need. Buy only the foods you eat currently, just buy more of them.
A stockpile of clean water and a means to sanitize and filter dirty water will be very important. This might include a quality water filter and a jug of unscented bleach. Of course, the ability to boil water is going to be important, too.
This is a big scary word that basically means: Get an emergency radio. It can be crank, solar or battery powered or all of the above. Just be sure you have the means to get important information about the disaster and your local area.
You could also include something like evacuation and that might include a BOV or even a motorcycle and tent to cover it! Preparing for regional disasters does not have to fit the norm of prepping. It just has to work.
Invariably after a disaster the worst of society will come crawling from the shadows. We see it in almost every situation. You really need to be honest with yourself about firearms and firearms training.
Personally, the best path to understanding and owning firearms is in creating your own builds. You can use an 80 percent lower to build your own .300 blackout which is a fine weapon for many uses.
Mastering regional disaster doesn’t mean that you have to lose your mind or break your bank account. This should be your first step regarding preparedness. Its a step that every American should take.