5 Ways to Build a Sustainable Prepping Plan

5 Ways to Build a Sustainable Prepping Plan

5 Ways to Build a Sustainable Prepping Plan

If you’re looking to build a prepping plan that can bring you peace of mind and protect you from the many threats to your family’s safety, then you’ll need to ask yourself how you want to prepare. Do you want to put your money into a single prepper supply, or do you want to stock up on a variety of different supplies? Do you want to focus on a particular set of skills, or do you want to prepare for a variety of different threats?

The truth is, there’s no one right way to build a prepping plan. Each family–and even each individual–has different needs, so the best way to decide what you need to prepare is to take a good look at your situation.

Here are 5 ways to build a sustainable prepping plan.

Where Will You Be When the Sh*t Hits the Fan?

The first question you need to answer is where you will be when the sht hits the fan. This will determine the kind of prepping you need to do. If you plan to stay put in one place until it’s time to bug out, then you don’t need to focus as much on water and food supplies as you do on defense and some basic medical supplies. On the other hand, if you need to be ready to run at any moment, then you need to think about your food and water supplies as much as your self-defense supplies. The best way to find out where you’ll be when the sht hits the fan is to sit down and plan it out.

Do You Have Enough Food?

Next, you’ll need to figure out how much food you need to store. Most experts say that you should have three to seven days of food on hand at all times, but this is just a general guideline. The amount of food you need will depend on your personal situation. For example, if you live in an area prone to long bouts of hot weather, then you’ll need to store more water so that your food doesn’t spoil. On the other hand, if you live in an area with short, cold winters, then you’ll only need to store enough food for a couple of weeks. The best way to know how much food you need to store is to sit down and figure it out.

Do You Have Enough Water?

A key part of any prepping plan is the water supply–and the truth is, it’s not something that a lot of people think about. If you decide that you want to build a sustainable prepping plan, you’ll need to make sure that you have a sufficient water supply.

There are different options with regards to water supply. You might want a drilled well that you own, however you will also need to have the power to run it if the grid goes down.

Storing bottled water in a cool, dark spot is another great, and relatively cheap option. Looking into a rainwater harvesting setup is a highly recommended option in my opinion as well.

Again, the amount of water you’ll need will depend on your situation, so it’s important to sit down and plan your water supply.

The best way to do this is to look at your local weather patterns and figure out how long you’ll be out of town for. If you plan to be gone for six weeks, you’ll need a six-week supply of water. If you plan to be gone for a month, you’ll only need enough water for a couple of weeks. The only way to know for sure is to sit down and do the math.

What About Generators?

Finally, you’ll need to figure out how many, and what type, of generators you’ll need. This is a lot like the water supply, in that you’ll need to make sure you have enough generators to power your entire family for at least a couple of weeks.

The best way to determine how many generators you’ll need is to sit down and do the math, calculate your electricity usage, as well as what is essential for you to be able to run and what is not during an emergency situation.

You’ll also need to determine what type of generator you want. If you have the budget for it, I suggest a dual fuel one (gas and propane), and a good solar one with charging panels as a backup.

5 Ways to Build a Sustainable Prepping Plan

What About Home Defense?

Okay, so now you know how much food, water, and generators you’ll need to build a prepping plan. The next thing you’ll need to think about is defense. This is important for a couple of reasons. First, it’s important to have a defense plan in place to prevent criminals from taking advantage of you. On the other hand, it’s also important to have a defense plan in place so that you’ll have a fighting chance if the sh*t does hit the fan. If you have no way of protecting yourself and your family, then you’re just asking for trouble. The best way to build a prepping plan that will defend you against both dangers is to sit down and plan it out.

Conclusion

If you’re looking to build a prepping plan that can bring you peace of mind and protect you from the many threats to your family’s safety, then you’ll need to ask yourself how you want to prepare. Do you want to put your money into a single prepper supply, or do you want to stock up on a variety of different supplies? Do you want to focus on a particular set of skills, or do you want to prepare for a variety of different threats?

The truth is, there’s no one right way to build a prepping plan. Each family–and even each individual–has different needs, so the best way to decide what you need to prepare is to take a good look at your situation. Beginning with these 5 ways to build a sustainable prepping plan, you’ll be well on your way to making sure that you and your family is prepared for an extended emergency.

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About the Author: CHRIS FRIESEN

I am a gym owner, personal trainer, reality based self-defense instructor (Certified Level 2 Krav Maga), and passionate bushwacker, survivalist and prepper. I've been living on my homestead that sits on 60 lovely wooded acres out in the country in rural Canada for the last 23 years with my wife and 3 kids. I spend much of my time gardening, raising chickens and other livestock, hunting, and honing my bushcraft skills. When I’m not working on one of my many projects (which include trying to decipher current world events) I enjoy relaxing in my hottub with a glass of good bourbon. I hope you enjoy my prepping website, and get some valuable information from it.