Making Lists to Direct Yourself in Prepping and Determining Our Needs
Before you spend money in prepping, we are doing our due diligence to get everything in order.
It is more important that you think about your needs before you work on prepping.
I explained how important lists are.
Lists are our roadmap for prepping.
This is a large topic and I think it could take several episodes.
List of Needs
Water Resource List
Every Day Carry List
Emergency Action Plan
Bug Out List
Medical First Aid and Minor Surgery
Spend more time and energy with filtration than the water.
Spend time with water storage and sources
Then add a filtration so you can harvest safe water
We focus on hunting, trapping and foraging
We focus on growing, storing, and raising food
We spend our time focusing on what we can pack for fire and lighting
Lighters, Matches, Rods and other items for fires.
We also look at things we can keep and find as dry tender
Fuzz sticks, Cedar Bark, charcloth, moss, etc.
Headlamps and flashlights to see where we are going
We spend our time considering how to keep energy resilient
Heat, Lighting, Cooling, Cooking
We consider alternates and backups such as:
Cooking Appliances (gas, grills, campstoves, wood stovesP
Lighting Equipment (Flashlights, Headlamps, Candles, Fuel Lamps, LED Lights)
Heating and Cooling (Air flow, heat and cool the person, reduce energy consumption, alternative heating methods)
Alternative Power (Generators, Battery Banks, Gas supplies, stored energies like propane, nat gas and gasoline)
We take time learning how to build different shelters
(a-frames, debris shelters, snow shelter, desert shelters, and even elevated shelters)
For a great shelter, carry some basic supplies
(cordage, like paracord; tools for cutting, notching, and carving limbs)
If you have a walking stick, it can be used for support on a structure.
We look into the tools we can use for hunting, building, and protection against predators
(Spears, Knives, Hatchets, Shovels, Clubs, Firearms)
We focus more on our security measures and safety.
(Security Systems, firearms, knives, technique, legality of weaponry, non-lethal weapons)
Wilderness Health is easy.
Keep a good first aid kit.
Dig a hole to use the bathroom.
Don’t waste water.
Consider ways to use the water
Consider ways to use less water like a bucket with blue stuff
More extensive health care needs so we have more extensive first aid and surgery supplies