How Basic Can You Get? List #2
The Survival Mom
started with prepping? Has some piece of news scared you to death
for the future and that of your family?
You can become better prepared for
by just jumping
in and doing something proactive today. I posted List #1 here.
- Track down
a source for free, white plastic buckets.
Bakeries, restaurants, delis and grocery stores all have them,
often for free. I get mine from the bakery counter at my grocery
store. Youll use these to store larger amounts of dry food
and for organizing smaller items that you begin to accumulate,
such as toothpaste and bars of soap.
- Watch for
sales on canned goods, and then buy as much as you can afford.
Focus on canned soups, canned meat (tuna and chicken), canned
and canned veggies. Also, cans of ravioli and beef stew come in
handy. Generally, canned food has a very long shelf life and,
once opened, doesnt require any cooking in a dire emergency.
- Does every
member of your family
have a good pair of walking shoes? Are they comfortably broken
in? If you ever need to walk for a long distance, youll
need them. Consider storing them beneath the seats of your car
or in the trunk for a worst-case scenario in which youre
miles from civilization, have a broken-down car, and are wearing
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