Don’t forget the space under couches or beds. I have cases of supplies stashed in both those places. Works great and is out of sight.
Don’t despair,Liz! As with anything else start small . Do you live in the desert? Buy one case of water . Do you live near a stream ? Buy a small water filter . Do you like to eat ? Buy a few freeze dried meals ? ( and have a way to heat water inside , I love sterno type cans , so convenient, cheap and easy to store ) . Do you live where it gets cold ? Go to the local thrift store or army surplus and get a few extra wool blankets .
Remember, your brain is the most important survival tool you have and we already know you have a good one because you’re thinking ahead! Start small , think ahead and check out Tess Pennington’s fantastic book The Preppers Blueprint. As for the election….Alcohol should be part of every Preppers stash both for barter and self use !
Good luck .
Liz, start with just over-buying long shelf life items at your grocery store and use either a spare closet (or half a closet) or a spare linen cabinet (or half of one) and start filling it with stuff you WILL EAT/USE. Don’t keep supplies with food. Track what you stock and what you use from the stock.
It helps to track the expiration dates on store products. Stuff DOES go bad from the store. When you get a bonus or sell a vacation day, BUY Emergency Essentials items like their powdered eggs. I ate that type stuff for 40 years of military service. It’s not just bearable but, tastes good. Mountain House is good for “ready meals” that need cooked. The MRE’s do not last as long but, get about 3-7 days worth (2 per person per day) for each member of the family. Do not try to buy it all at once. TOILET PAPER IS GOLD as a barter item and, though bulky, lasts “forever”. Toilets DO flush if you POUR the water into the tank; even when the water systems fail. Boy Scout motto, Be Prepared.
I am not prepared…do not have space to put things, don’t know how to have it organized…its overwhelming. We don’t have a good choice for President…we are doomed…HELP