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If you’re new to preparedness, the best piece of advice we can give you is this:

You don’t have to do it all at once.

This Preptember™ we want to help you start prepping one step at a time. There are six major areas that you should consider when you start to prepare. Here are a few articles, books, and checklists to get you started in each area: Emergency Plans Planning for an Emergency Evacuating from Home in an Emergency Practicing your Family Evacuation Plan Emergency and Evacuation Plan Checklist (downloadable/printable) Emergency Kits Emergency Kit Getting Started on an Emergency Kit or Bug-Out-Bag Special Considerations for Emergency Kits (small children/babies, elderly, etc.) Emergency Kit Checklist (downloadable/printable) Food Storage Introduction to Food Storage 15 Tips for Food Storage Shopping Eat What You Store Storing Non-Food Items Water Storage (including filtration and purification) Water Storage Overview Water Storage Options Water Filtration and Purification Gear/Equipment Equipment Tools for an emergency Emergency Shelter 7 Tips for Choosing a Sleeping Bag First Aid & Sanitation First Aid First Sanitation and Hygiene during an Emergency First Aid Skills (CPR, Allergic reactions, breaks and sprains, etc.) [See our Recent Blog First Aid Series] General Resources Checklist and Insight Articles Emergency Plans and Checklists (downloadable/printable) Insight Articles (educational articles that give tips, skills, and techniques in the 6 areas listed above) Books Emergency Essentials Tips for Preparedness Book Wilderness and Travel Medicine Food Storage in a Nutshell Newspaper article 2013 Deseret News Emergency Essentials Preptember™ Insert Check out our blog all this month for more prepping basics and articles in honor of National Preparedness month. Happy Prepping! Experienced and New Preppers: How did you start your emergency preparedness plan? What did you do to make emergency preparedness less overwhelming? We’d love to hear your advice! --Angela

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