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Making Lists to Direct Yourself in Prepping and Determining Our Needs
Before you spend money in prepping, we are doing our due diligence to get everything in order.
Why do I need to make a bunch of lists when I could be prepping?
It is more important that you think about your needs before you work on prepping.
I explained how important lists are.
Lists are our roadmap for prepping.
This is a large topic and I think it could take several episodes.
What Lists Should We Make To Guide Our Preparedness Journey?
List of Needs
Water Resource List
Every Day Carry List
Bug Out List
Medical First Aid and Minor Surgery
What Are Our Needs In Survival
What are the basic needs In Wilderness Survival
Using the wilderness needs, what are the basic needs in prepping?
How to ensure you have your water needs met?
Wilderness Water needs
Spend more time and energy with filtration than the water.
Modern Water Needs
Spend time with water storage and sources
Then add a filtration so you can harvest safe water
Your food needs can be easily met if you think about it
In wilderness food needs
We focus on hunting, trapping and foraging
In Modern Food Needs
We focus on growing, storing, and raising food
Use your brain, and you will have plenty of warmth and lighting
Wilderness Lighting and Energy
We spend our time focusing on what we can pack for fire and lighting
Lighters, Matches, Rods and other items for fires.
We also look at things we can keep and find as dry tender
Fuzz sticks, Cedar Bark, charcloth, moss, etc.
Headlamps and flashlights to see where we are going
Modern Survival Energy Requirements
We spend our time considering how to keep energy resilient
Heat, Lighting, Cooling, Cooking
We consider alternates and backups such as:
Cooking Appliances (gas, grills, campstoves, wood stovesP
Lighting Equipment (Flashlights, Headlamps, Candles, Fuel Lamps, LED Lights)
Heating and Cooling (Air flow, heat and cool the person, reduce energy consumption, alternative heating methods)
Have a wonderful castle, in the woods, desert, or subburbs!
We take time learning how to build different shelters
(a-frames, debris shelters, snow shelter, desert shelters, and even elevated shelters)
For a great shelter, carry some basic supplies
(cordage, like paracord; tools for cutting, notching, and carving limbs)
If you have a walking stick, it can be used for support on a structure.
Security and Safety is in your own hands
We look into the tools we can use for hunting, building, and protection against predators
(Spears, Knives, Hatchets, Shovels, Clubs, Firearms)
Modern Security and Safety
We focus more on our security measures and safety.
(Security Systems, firearms, knives, technique, legality of weaponry, non-lethal weapons)
Health and Sanitation is not to be left out
Wilderness Health and Sanitation
Wilderness Health is easy.
Keep a good first aid kit.
Dig a hole to use the bathroom.
Modern Health and Sanitation
Don’t waste water.
Consider ways to use the water
Consider ways to use less water like a bucket with blue stuff
More extensive health care needs so we have more extensive first aid and surgery supplies