Perhaps you’ve looked through lists of non-food items to stockpile for times of need. You may have even stored a ton of things like toilet paper, salt, vinegar, warm clothing and such. Now is a good time to be stock-piling, before the economy really drops!
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We went camping this October as a family as one last time to be together before my daughter headed out. It was a fun experience, yet I learned that I could be much more organized. We were making a Dutch oven dinner and dessert. I found that all the various items I needed were in different containers, on different tables. Often we were turning around asking where this and that was. It made things a bit more tedious than it needed to be.
“The economy goes up and down but things always get better.”
“People say something will happen, but nothing ever does.”
My personal philosophy is: DIVERSITY is key when it comes to preparing. For me, this means having several different kinds of food storage (freeze dried, dehydrated, home bottled, store canned, etc), Self-protection, Medical preps and First Aid, and so forth.
There are so many lists of things to gather and have on hand in case of an economic crisis, natural disaster, emergency, famine, terrorist attack and any number of things. One effective way to organize and store these various “Prep” items is using buckets and bins.
Preparing for disasters, economic collapse, pandemic or what have you, may earn you the term of being a “Prepper”. Preppers are often viewed as those extreme folks who see doom and gloom everywhere. They invest in bunkers, load up on guns and ammo, talk about conspiracy theories, and the list goes on. Preppers are also associated with survival and being able to subsist on their own, maybe even moving out away from everyone and setting up their survival homestead.
This is another guest post. Yay! This time, my friend Tricia shares what she’s packed for her son in his 72 hour kit. There are some things in his pack that I didn’t consider for ours.