If you’ve been paying attention to the world you live in, you know that catastrophic events can happen without notice. In the event of a natural disaster or catastrophic event, would you know how to survive and do you know how to prepare for an emergency without breaking the bank? Some people are blessed with a strong financial portfolio however, if you’re like most, you probably live paycheck to paycheck and have little left over for emergency preparedness. With a little planning and a little effort, you can create your emergency action plan and stock your survival cache – even on a budget – with items that will help you survive a disaster.
CRITICAL ITEMS TO HELP YOU PLAN FOR AN EMERGENCY
Water – This is the most important piece to surviving an emergency. Without water, you will only survive 3 days before dehydration sets in. Whether you purchase a water filtration system or stock bottled water or purification tablets; water is a necessity when you’re trying to figure out how to survive.
Canning Supplies – Home canning is a great way to preserve and store foods that might be too costly or unavailable during times of crisis. You can store meat, soups and stews, fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, salsa, chili, spaghetti sauce and a variety of other items that will still taste fresh for years to come.
Food Dehydrator – A dehydrator is another great tool for emergency food storage in your survival cache. A wide variety of meat, fruits and vegetable can easily be dehydrated and stored for emergency use.
Flashlight & Batteries/Candles – If the lights go out, you’ll be glad you stocked up on these critical items.
Home/Personal Protection – In times of survival people get desperate, and when people get desperate their first priority is self preservation and they will go to drastic measures to take what you have. Make sure you’re able to protect yourself and family by investing in firearms and training. This will likely be your most costly purchase however; it is well worth the cost when it’s needed.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK
Critical items that will sustain you and your family in times of turmoil might be a little more costly however; they will pay off in the long run. If you’re able to pinch your pennies and put away a little at a time, you’ll be able to make larger purchase and, little by little, stock your emergency survival cache. Unless you win the lottery, creating your emergency action plan will take some time but, with some internet research, you can find the best deals on the best supplies and goods that will make the difference between life and death for you, your family and your community.