It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. The kids were done with school this last Thursday. Something I didn’t realize until this year is how much prep work and “tying things up” occurs at the end of the year. I’m not sure if I just didn’t notice it in previous years or if it’s just because my daughter is older and just finished 4th grade (which was an intensity I also wasn’t expecting but is for another blog post). That paired up with soccer season led to a very tired mama.
However, today I wanted to get a couple of posts up. One of those being a list of prepping things many people are already doing. I think when people hear the term “prepper” they automatically think of the extreme. Part of this is because of how television has portrays prepping. This makes it hard to talk to people about prepping if that’s what they are thinking about.
This list, I’m hoping, will help those who want to open-up conversation with non-preppers about prepping, provide information for those who are prepping-curious, and give others a starting point.
So without further ado, I present to you my list.
5 Prepping Things You Most Likely Already do 1) Shop bulk at Cosco or Sams Club. Shopping in bulk just makes sense, right? Most people shopping at the big warehouse stores are only there for the deals. Buying enough toilet paper to last one month is a convenience, right? Whether its toilet paper or canned foods, buying in bulk and having some stockpiled is one of the key ways people prep. 2) Create weekly meal plans. Busy mom's everywhere will say meal planning is key to having healthy food on the table most nights. Many who routinely do this will also say it helps to decrease waste as they are using the food more efficiently. The fact is, meal planning is a form of prepping. You are preparing for the week and planning ahead. That is truly the goal behind prepping, planning for the future. 3) Keep blankets in the car during winter. If you are lucky to live where it snows or gets really cold in the winter, you've most likely been told by your parents, grandparents, and (sometimes) even the news to make sure there are extra blankets in your car. Most likely, you have a blanket (or two) in the backseat. Heck, you may even have a change of clothes if you commute outside of town just in case you get snowed in. If you do this, embrace your beginner prepping skills. 4) Buy medications for 90 days instead of 30 days. In most cases getting a 90 day supply of medications just makes sense. It often times savesyou money but most importantly, it saves you time. You don't have to go to the pharmacy nearly as often. Well, in the prepping world, having more medication on hand is incredibly useful and could save your life in case of a natural disaster. 5) Go camping. Lots of people love camping. I was just at a campground last night and all of the 122 camping spots were full. Camping helps teach a lot of valuable skills such as starting and maintaining a fire. A good fire can help cook food and keep you warm. Camping can also help you begin to recognize plants like poison ivy.
So that’s my list. What do you think? Anything you add to this list? What do you do as a prepper that most non-preppers do? I’d love to hear from you.