Guide to Preparedness Now - Who Should Prep?
This Guide to Preparedness Now can help you
prepare, respond, and recover when the unexpected happens.


"Who should be prepare?"  YOU!  And by "YOU" I mean "EVERYONE".  

If you are new to prepping, you have probably googled it and found tons of sites dedicated to stockpiling supplies, creating shelters, preparing bug-out bags, living off-grid, etc.

Did you become overwhelmed with the vast amount of, and sometimes conflicting, info out there?  You are not alone.  The "guide to preparedness now" attempts to make the navigation a bit easier.  This section of offers simple guidelines and links to resources to follow to protect your family from seen & unseen events.   This site offers suggestions, it is not the ultimate authority on prepping.

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The "prepper movement" is becoming mainstream.  Preppers today are the common "Jack & Jill".  Preppers no longer only those who are preparing for when "the sh*t hits the fan" or for the "end of the world as we know it" who have huge stockpiles of supplies and food in an impenetrable bunker.   Preppers simply have a plan, as well as a contingency plan, to survive in all kinds of emergencies.  There is no "one-size fits all" approach.   You have to set your own rules and determine which strategy is best for you and your family.


Estimations are that there are millions of “preppers” in America today.  These folks are dedicated to being prepared for emergencies.   Chances are some of your friends, neighbors, relatives and/or co-workers are preppers.    Prepping is often done quietly without much fanfare. 

The purpose of this section, "Preparedness Now," is to present resources for wanna-be and firmly committed preppers who are busy preparing for whatever.  The reason, or motivation, to be come a prepper differs widely.  The motivation might be:

  • to avoid the chaos that follows natural disasters.

  • to become more independent and self-sufficient. 

  • because they are deeply concerned about “end of the world as we know it” scenarios.

  • because they have the belief that a complete collapse of the economy is coming. 

  • and the list goes on.

But whatever the motivation is, the prepper movement is clearly growing.  Today, millions of Americans are converting spare rooms into storage pantries, learning how to grow survival gardens and stocking up on everything from canned tuna to gas masks to auxiliary generators.
What are the first steps in becoming a prepper?   The first step is to access your readiness for an emergency/disaster:
  1. What would you do if there was emergency/disaster that will affect my home and my family?
  2. What are risks inherent to where you live?  Do you live in an area that is prone to floods, hurricanes, tornados, fire, winter storms, etc? 
  3. Do you have enough food to get by for at least 3 days?  Would having a  7-day, 4-week, or longer supply be better?
  4. Do all the members of your family know the plan?
  5. Do you have a plan for my pets?

If you answered "no" or "I don't know" to any of the above questions, then take the time to review Emergency/Disaster Planning Resources available in your area.


The bottom line is that you are ultimately responsible for the emergency/disaster preparedness for yourself and your family.  We have seen over and over again that you cannot rely on government agencies.  You must provide for your own survival.  It is better to be prepared BEFORE an emergency/disaster strikes.  With a little work ahead of time, you will be able to take care of yourself and your family;  you will be able to lend a hand to your neighbors;  and you will not be a drain on limited government resources.


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