What we need to do is think critically analytically about what is the most likely scenario.
Let’s think in terms of needs first. What are our needs?
Self-Defense will initially go away, but not for long.
Now, we will think in terms of length of time.
Many local scenarios will require 3 or so days, or 72 hours.
Then something could happen on a larger scale… a month. 6 months. A year.
More preps and organization for larger scenarios.
Now we need to fufill the needs that we thought of.
I want to help, but am only a man, with an opinion. I am not the one-stop-shop of your every prepping needs.
So, how do I know that I am missing something in my preparations? Do a drill.
After this is done, and based on your prepping analysis, you prepare for 72 hours of full blackout.
Stressful, so give yourself and family some comforts. My motto: Happy Wife, Happy Life.
Next, you prepare for 72 hours on the move… This is where a lot of people end up with a 72 hour “bug-out bag.”
Then you prepare for 1 week at home.
Then 1 week away.
Then 2 at home.
Then 2 away.
1 month at home.
1 month away.
We consider all of the needs on the list for each time scenario. By starting smaller, we can complete the goals in a timely manner.
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