So if you are like me you are ready to get started on this adventure called prepping, unfortunately some details need to get worked out first.
1) Talk to your spouse or significant other to try to get them on board. If that is not possible tell them so that they at least know where the money is going (this is the category I’m in). If you don’t have anybody you need to tell, bonus.
2) Inventory what you have; maybe you already have a very good first aid kit or tons of waterproof matches. Doing this means that you could potentially have one less thing that you need to purchase. You also want to check to see if there is anything that you do have that you will want to upgrade. Though you should note that if you are still learning how to use an item that you don’t necessarily want the best of the best because while you are learning there is a good chance you will break it. I’m not saying go all out cheap but shop within reason.
3) Have an idea about where you want to start. My plan is to start by increasing my food and water stores. Also you should start somewhat small, unless money isn’t an issue, such as acquiring enough food and water for 72 hours, then a week, a month, a year and so forth. This will, I’m hoping, reduce your chances of getting big glaring holes in you preps.
4) Get you body into some sort of shape. You may wonder what this has to do with prepping but if there zombies behind you, you want to be able to run. This one will be the hardest for me but it’s a major part of prepping in my book.
Now that the plan is set, we get to the fun stuff; making kits and buying knifes 🙂