Prepping with Your Family–Part 1

This will begin a series of weekly posts on activities you can do to get your whole family involved with prepping. They’re simple things. Try one or two each weekend when you’re together. If your family home schools, these will be great summer learning activities,too.

When you get the Sunday paper, peruse the food sale ads and add 10 items for each family member to your food stores. See what you can find from those low priced loss leader items stores use to attract customers.

Clean out the garage. I know that can be a big project, and it may not sound like much fun. But once you’ve done it, you can easily store those things you’ve set aside for preparedness and survival. That way you’ll know where they are when you most need them.

While you’re rearranging your survival supplies and gear, see if anything is missing. Is anything old or outdated? Make a shopping list of things that need to be replaced. This will teach your children how to organize and prioritize.

Make a bug out bag for everyone. Put together drawstring packs to leave under each person’s bed. You might want to include leather gloves, shoes, flashlight, some cash, a bottle of water, an energy bar, a photo copy of each person’s ID, a laminated copy of emergency numbers, and a calling card. Think of practical things, but pack for traveling light.

That’s enough to get started for now. I’ll pass along more tips on prepping with your family next week.


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Find more practical family preparedness tips in the Kindle booklet Prepping With Your Family.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.