This world is unstable but you don’t have to be.
My friend, if a tornado hit or the apocalypse happened tomorrow, would you be ready? If I could guarantee your survival, would you believe me?
Unfortunately, there are no guarantees in life except that disasters will happen. There’s no telling what could happen tomorrow or even on your way home from work, but this truth doesn’t mean you should live in fear.
You have the power to be ready for whatever life throws your way.
Yes, it’s easy to fall into the pit of panic and despair but I’m here to help give you a hand up. I was there myself in 2016 and I had to claw my way out.
I experienced panic at not being ready should the apocalypse happen (at the time, that’s what was all over the news). Which got me wondering about natural disasters or if anything happened to my family back home two hours away. Could I up and leave if I had to? Did I have enough provisions for at least three days if a tornado decided to tear through Dallas?
So my search began.
As a single woman in my late 20’s with a corporate job and a small apartment, I soon learned that most prepper sites are geared towards men or those with military backgrounds with lots of space. Now I’m in my early 30’s and still living on my own but better prepared for when disaster strikes despite the continued lack of information for us single women.
But I’m changing that. You have the opportunity to jump over that pit of panic and start your journey where I wish I had: with more information at your disposal and lists of products to choose from in order to get started.
A “Prepper”? Really?
Now, you may sense the bad taste the word “prepper” induces in most people and I get that. I refrain from using that title in most conversations but in all honesty, it’s the easiest term to use for myself personally.
There are plenty of definitions and branches of preppers but the main concern of us all is to be actively prepared for whatever the world throws our way. Whether it’s a natural disaster, your car breaks down, getting lost on a hike, self-defense, or even the apocalypse. Being a prepper means always being prepared.
Although I may enjoy learning and sharing all of these branches, you’re welcome to pick and choose which topics resonate the most with you and your situation.
Even if you’re just looking for the basics like:
- EDC (Every Day Carry)
- 3 Day Survival Kit
- BugOut Bag/Get Home Bag
- Vehicle Survival Kit
- Day Hiking
- First Aid
- Emergency Binder
These are all great places to start!
You don’t need a military background or quit your job to have a homestead. You can be a prepper anywhere. Even in a small apartment in the city. That’s how I got started.
It all boils down to a mindset of being ready.
And your mindset begins where you want to learn first.
Where do I start?
There are so many options for starting out as a prepper that it can all be overwhelming at first.
My suggestion would be to start by answering these questions first:
- How much extra space do I have?
- Can I make the space needed?
- Am I traveling in my vehicle more than 30 minutes to work everyday?
- What does my budget look like?
- Can I adjust it for what I need?
- What types of natural disasters hit my area most?
- What do I already have to start with?
- Ex: First Aid, extra food, water filters, etc.
Once you’ve answered them all, you have a place to start! Especially if you already have items in your arsenal ready to go.
Your next step would be to pick one of the basics listed above that resonate with your situation the most and grow from there.
For example: if you don’t have enough food for three days, work on your 3 Day Survival Kit; or if you’re constantly driving for work, put together a Vehicle Survival Kit depending on the season.
(I will have links for these soon so you will have the information!)
Just the beginning!
It really is, friend! You have made the best decision to be prepared for whatever life decides to throw at you.
Being prepared curbs the anxiety for the future.
Soon, your mindset for preparedness will become as natural as breathing.
I’m so glad you’re on this journey with me!
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