Saturday, August 6, 2011
Build your supplies
One of the reasons people don't prepare a disaster kit is they think it costs so much. What I want you to do is change the way you think about your kit.
Yes you can spend several hundred dollars to buy survival food; freeze dried, packaged and ready. So when some folks see that they think "I can't do that, why bother?" Now before the hard core preppers write me, I'm not saying this isn't a good idea, but if the alternative is to do nothing...
So lets change our thoughts, how about just doing a little when it makes sense. First lets focus on having food and water to keep you comfortable for a three day shelter in place (snow storm, civil unrest, short attack form outer space). For instance in the northwest QFC, our local grocery chain is offering two 24 packs of bottled water for $5.00 with their store card.
Small step, and doesn't cost much, and you build muscles carrying it home.
Next week look for some canned food on sale.
The next week, food for your pet.
Just take it slow but do something.