last minute preps

Last Minute Things you Can Do To Prepare
There's always time to prepare a little

Doomsday Preppers will have you believing that you have to prep
for just one kind of disaster to survive, but the truth is, anything
you do now will make you that much more prepared than the rest
of society. Whether it means filling your tub with water or
gathering up some firewood. There's always time to prepare a
little. Here is a prepper's checklist of the last minute things you
can do to prepare:

Last Minute Things You Can do to Prepare!

1. Head to the dollar stores.
There are 99 ways to save a buck prepping, and get a jump start
on your prepping efforts. The top things to grab at the dollar
stores include:
  1. Water bottles
  2. Matches or lighters
  3. Potted meats
  4. Hydrogen peroxide
  5. Rubbing Alcohol ~ as fuel and cleansing
  6. Aspirin
  7. Cotton balls and petroleum jelly ~ fuel
  8. salt
  9. hard soaps
  10. toothbrushes

2. Fill up with water.
Hydration is the first concern for preppers, unless you live in an
area where weather is not good in which case shelter would be
the primary concern. Take heed of the
Seven Survival Lessons
on Water. Water is available at the Dollar Stores and in bulk at
the warehouse stores. Stock up and be sure to hydrate daily!

3. Preserve memories and documents.
Get your favorite pictures laminated to help you preserve
memories and keep some photos in your bugout bags. Store one-
of-a-kind items in water tight containers and on top shelves
above the waist to keep precious articles and documents away
from water damage. Everyone lives in a flood zone.

4. Fill your gas tank and your propane tank.
Fill the car today and vow never to leave your tanks less than
half-empty. Get your outdoor cooking equipment ready. Make sure
your generator gas is filled too! Gas will be precious and you can
make the most by planning ahead.

5. This tip is a gas.
Learn how to shut off gas and water and be sure you have the
tools handy to do so. This is particularly important if you live in
earthquake country or along the New Madrid Fault line.

6. Prepare for a fire.
Read your fire extinguisher label to ensure you know to use it.
Get a fire blanket. Ensure you have a galvanized bucket handy
(the plastic ones may melt).

7. Think about your long-term cooking needs.
A hobo stove will serve you well for a little while, but a cast iron
stove is a good long-term solution when life as we know it goes
off the grid. Either way, you'll need several options for cooking
your food. A solid stove to consider if you live in an apartment is
a volcano stove. It takes three fuel sources (wood, propane or
charcoal):

8. Re-charge.
Charge electronics, and recharge batteries if you have a battery
recharger or get extra batteries!

9. Keep up with the laundry.
Do your laundry every day, so you have the best possible
condition of clothing and bedding should the world as we know it,
go off grid.


10. Do your dishes.
Like the laundry, the day may come when the electricity is out
and the dishwasher won't work. If you've kept up with the dishes,
you'll have that much less to clean by hand and you will not
waste water, which you may need for drinking. Also, you may as
well stock up on paper plates and disposable utensils and cups.

11. Lighten up what’s in your bug-out bag!
Consider how vulnerable you are if your bag looks too enticing.
Also, be sure to wear some of gear in your bug-out clothes!

12. Get some more manual can-openers!
Have them handy at every food source. Imagine having all the
cans in the world and no can opener to open them. You will need
to be clever. It's not easy, but here's how to open a can without
a can opener! Learn to open a can with a spoon, rubbing on
cement or a large rock.




















13. Ensure you have all your prescriptions and then
some.
It’s not just your medicine, it means you should ensure your
glasses or contacts are current as well.
  • Does your child have braces? Make sure to call your
    orthodontist and ask for extra wax, rubber bands, loop
    dental floss and whatever else you may need.
  • Does your child require an EPI-pen? See if you can get extras.
  • Diabetics have special needs in prepping too.

14. Fill up your fridge.
Stock long-shelf life foods in your refrigerator, so you will have
several days of "fresh" food on hand before you will have to
supplement your food with foods from the garden, canned and
freeze dried foods. The list of foods we recommend have a long
shelf-life and will ensure you can make quality meals for your
family. While we're on the topic of the refrigerator, choose a
colder setting for your refrigerator and freezer, and buy extra ice
(or start making as many ice cubes as possible)! These things will
help you keep food cold a little longer if the grid goes down!

15. Learn to improvise weapons.
Before you spend loads of money on firearms and ammunition,
scopes and the like, make sure you know how to improvise! Even
a lollipop can serve as lifesaving distraction to disable an
attacker.

Learn how to make use of
weapons that are not weapons.

16. Have cash on hand.
Don't wait for the ATMs to shut down to head to the bank teller
line. Start taking $20 out a month now, so you have a decent
supply. Be sure to have small bills. Nothing greater than a twenty
spot. Have fun collecting copper pennies. This won't cost you a
dime and copper pennies are worth. A copper penny is  worth two
times the face value ($0.0207670 is the melt value for the 1909-
1982 copper cent on May 22, 2014, the revised date of this
article).

17. Plant a garden.
Plant food and you'll become deeply planted in your prepping!
Audrey Hepburn said it best: "To plant a garden is to believe in
tomorrow."

18. Shop for the 37 Food Essentials.
Shop now for the 37 food staples you'll need to survive a crisis.
Remember, it takes only three hours to empty the store shelves.
You can get this free prepper's list from us. Don't pay for some
Ebook. Remember, our survival system is free. We never charged
$49.97 or $27 (the current price of that other guide). We won't
charge you a thing!

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