“Getting Prepared” is a worthy goal in and of itself, but can be a little bit nebulous. How do you know when you’re done? Do you have a way to be sure you covered all your bases? There’s one easy way to be sure you get everything done that you need to do without getting burned out: Set preparedness goals. Here are four good reasons you should:
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I would have to agree with Ron. I could really use a food storage calculator that includes all brands of long term food storage, all canned foods, and regular grocery foods.
Setting Food Storage goals would make a great article. When do you plan to write one? It’s the title of the above article but, other than stating that we should "Figure out your preparedness needs and priorities first", you don’t tell us about setting goals. Instead, you tell us about following through. What we need most is a good, modern food storage calculator, one that gives weights for freeze-dried food and takes into consideration short-term stored foods that every one has: canned packaged goods that last only a couple years. No such food storage calculator is available anywhere.
Do a physical inventory at least once every 3 – 6 months – you would be surprised at what you see…I’ve been prepping for about 2 years and, although I rotate my food stores, I recently did a physical inventory and made a list of food ‘holes’ I wanted to replenish and raise the quantity on…I will be working on that list for about a month and feel better already.
Lists are EVERYTHING! It is so easy to get off track and invest in things that are impulse rather than completing your essentials. I found, it really doesn’t matter the order, as long as you are chipping away at the lists. Love your products and thrilled that you now have ASAP Silver!!
I like Larry’s idea — no matter how small, do something. That’s 365 small things and sometimes you can do more.
I just started this so I am working on three things: updating my bugout bag, buying freeze-dried and no-cook foods. and exercising to gain strength. Tornado season is approaching here so my short term goal is to be ready for that.
Do something, no matter how trivial, every day!
These are some good Ideas! I live in an apartment building and getting together for safety reasons and for the purpose of buying in bulk has a good meaning to it!