You know what they say, new year, new you, but a lot of people let their resolutions go by the wayside by the time February hits. This year, challenge yourself to change your new year’s resolution of “I’m finally going to lose that 20 pounds” into some more achievable prepper movement resolutions.
These resolutions will not only help you to be a better prepper but will give you a leg up during an emergency situation as well. Consider adding some of these resolutions to your preppers checklist for 2021:
1. Take your bug out bag out for a spin
You’ll never really know if your bug out bag is equipped for a SHTF situation unless you’ve actually tested it out. This year, make sure you are equipped to handle going out on your own by planning a special camping trip to exclusively use your bug out bag. Don’t bring any extras, but play it out as if there was a real emergency scenario that you were reacting to. This way you can make adjustments as needed and you do not have to worry about being unprepared during a real emergency.
2. Create a year’s supply of food
We all saw how the toilet paper crisis of 2020 played out, when people smell trouble in the air, they panic buy. You can avoid the food shortages that are guaranteed to happen by building a year’s supply of food. This is a must on every preppers checklist as food is one of the most important aspects of survival.
3. Make an everyday carry (EDC) kit
Unlike a bug out bag that is packed and ready to go at a moment's notice, an EDC kit is something that you carry with you at all times. Without even knowing it, many people already have an EDC kit that consists of their phone, wallet and car keys. With just a few simple adjustments, this normal EDC kit can be transformed into one that is more equipped to handle SHTF situations.
4. Get someone else involved in the prepper movement
Prepping is always easier when everyone in your household is on board, or you have a friend to do it with you. This year, try and get one other person involved in your prepper lifestyle! Having someone else involved does not just help them, but it can help you too! As they go over the beginning basics of prepping, you can catch back up on the fundamentals and make sure none of your own preparations have slipped through the cracks.
5. Learn a new survival skill
A real preppers checklist always has something new being added to it. A prepper is never truly “finished” with preparing for disaster. There is always something new that can be learned. This year, challenge yourself to learn a new survival skill. Whether that is sewing, how to shoot a gun or anything else in between is up to you.
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