Truth is, anyone can be a prepper. It’s all about how to prep on a budget. Prepping on a budget isn’t hard to do when you know why you are prepping for.
Are you getting ready for an Electromagnetic Pulse attack? Or maybe there is an economic breakdown in your country. You could be also getting ready for any zombie apocalypse (you never know) . Whatever the reason, you will have to learn what you are prepping for and prep on a budget, and plan it out.
Every prepper needs a good plan. Usually all preppers have multiple plans. Different situations will require different courses of action. If you are on low ground, and you are preparing for a massive flood, you will need to think about a bug-out plan for your family.
However, if you live on high ground somewhere, flooding is probably not an issue. Instead, you may be getting ready for an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) strike. If that is the case, you may decide that staying in is the best plan. Evaluate your danger, plan accordingly, and be prepared!
Also take into account the type of gear you will need for each disaster or emergency. You should save some money on the side after paying bills of the month. Save some for buying preps.
Make yourself a checklist
Shelter – This one is first because you will need a place to rest and take cover from wind, rain, sun, and snow. You can start off with a tarp, or tent. Easy to carry around and light. So it will be comfortable to have.
Fire – With fire you will stay warm in the cold, you can purify your water, and boil food too. Also its a sense of security. Animals in general don’t like fire. It will be best to not forget to carry some type of lighters or matches. Put them in a pill bottle to protect them from getting wet.
Water – Keep in mind you can only last three days without water. So make sure you add a stainless steel water bottle to your emergency gear so that you can collect water, purify it, and carry it with you if you are on the move.
Food – The Survival Rule of Three says you can actually go without food for three weeks, but that is under best case conditions. You can make your own food rations, or you could just carry a few of these high calorie food ration bars.
Fishing- If the emergency situation forces you to bug-out for longer than a few days, it would be a good idea to learn how to fish. For that, you will need some snare lines and fishing equipment and start learning how to set it all up.
First-Aid – Accidents happen, especially when you are suffering from dehydration, hunger pangs and hypothermia. A minor injury could turn into a major trauma if you don’t have the right stuff to treat the injury. You should carry an emergency responder’s kit.
Sanitation – Make sure you use a military style entrenching tool to dig a hole and find a portable toilet which you can put over the hole. Best not to crap where you eat. So create this area somewhat further from camp.
Security – You should lay traps around your camp area. Have a knife on you at all times. Create camp alarms and use path guards.
These are some ideas to take into consideration if you are trying to prep on a budget.