If you’ve ever thought about becoming a doomsday prepper, then you’re in the right place. You see, it’s not as hard as you might think. It all starts with one thing at a time.
Take things one thing at a time. Focus on stockpiling food that has a long shelf life. Store water and make sure to have a way to purify it if necessary. Don’t forget personal protection! Then go from here, depending on the different situations you are preparing for.
Take things One Thing At A Time
The best way to become a doomsday prepper is to take things one thing at a time, and not try to get everything at once.
Like many things in life, when you take on too much at once it can become overwhelming. The same can be said when it comes to how to become a doomsday prepper. It’s something that has to be done slowly and incrementally.
I would not rush into it, trying to get everything all at once. Try to focus on one area first, like food storage or emergency supplies, then work from there!
Focus On Stockpilling Food
Food stockpiling is probably the easiest area to start with, and it’s also the one that will save your life. Whether you’re preparing for a short-term emergency, like a power outage, or a long-term emergency, like an economic collapse. Having food on hand can make all the difference in how well you’ll cope when things go south.
This is Where I Started
When it comes to prepping, it’s important to focus on one area at a time. If you try to do everything at once, you’re going to end up overwhelmed and burn out before you get anywhere. So when you start prepping, focus on food. The simplest way to do this is by buying some extra stuff at the grocery store when you normally shop. You can buy some canned goods or dried goods and add them to what you already have in your pantry or fridge. You can also go out of your way one day per month (or whatever works for your schedule) and buy some bulk items that will last longer than regular groceries (like beans or grains).
Another way to stock up on food is by growing it yourself! There are so many different ways to grow your own food that it would take an entire book (or maybe even several books) just
Foods With Long Shelf Lives
The easiest thing to start prepping is with food. I focus on buying items that have long shelf lives. Dehydrated food and things that can last a long time are essential to starting the journey of being a doomsday prepper.
Mylar bags are a great resource in prolonging dry food items such as beans, rice, grains, powdered milk, eggs, oatmeal, and such. These foods are just a few that can be stored for up to 25 years! They are also easy to prepare and make great food’s to survive off of. Things that are great like jerky, peanut butter, nuts, and dried fruit are great(a few years) but do not have the same shelf life as the ones mentioned.
I would not store these in mylar bags. There are more foods than what I have mentioned, this is just getting the basics first.
If you have any doubts about whether or not these foods will last as long as advertised. You have to always remember that they will last a while and it’s better to have them than nothing at all!
If you’re a prepper, then you know at the heart of being a prepper is being prepared. If you’re going to be prepared, it’s important to have the right tools on hand and we’re not just talking about guns and ammo. Which are important! We’re talking about medical supplies!
You see, in a time of crisis, there are going to be some injuries and illnesses that need to be treated right away. You don’t want to leave those kinds of things untreated for too long because they could become life-threatening very quickly. So when it comes down to it, having the right equipment on hand could mean the difference between life and death.
Becoming Sick And Injured Happen Easily When SHTF
Now let’s talk about what kind of medical supplies you should have in your kit. First off, you should definitely have a first aid kit. I have two, one that is small that fits easily into your bag or car so that it’s always with you when needed.
The other one is much larger, either for my bug-out location. Or if I decide to hunker down in my home.
I would make sure to always have one with you. It never hurts to have one in your car for example. If you carry a bag daily, even a tiny one with bandages and pain relievers is a good idea. It’s a way of always having these essential items sorted out. This takes one thing off your plate, to focus on other pressing matters when SHTF.
You want to have the basics as a bare minimum. Such as bandages, gauze pads, antiseptics, pain relievers, and more. I think great additional things could be items such as heat patches, eye patches, and of course medical prescriptions.
Water Storage Is Important When Becoming A Doomsday Prepper
Water storage is one of the first things you need to think about when you’re prepping for a SHTF situation. In most scenarios, water is a key component. Whether it’s a man-made disaster like a nuclear meltdown, nuclear war, emp attack, or a natural disaster like a hurricane, water will be vital to survival.
So, if you’re just starting out as a prepper, or even if you’ve been prepping for years and are still trying to expand your supplies, here are some tips on how to get started with water storage.
One Item At A Time
First of all, don’t worry too much about buying huge amounts of water right away. You may not have the funds to do so. Instead, start small and build up your supplies as you go along. If you do have the funds to buy water storage focus on water tanks of all different sizes. It is a large purchase but will give you peace of mind with how large your water storage is.
When I started out, I focused on bottled water and gallon jugs. Then a 4-gallon water jug and then eventually water tanks. Take things in step, and you will find it less overwhelming. When you buy bottled water it should be BPA-free. These are common at most grocery stores. Then once you have a good amount of bottled water, move on up to water totes.
Water collection is a crucial skill to have in any doomsday situation. It’s not just about the ability to gather water, but also to be able to store it and make sure that you don’t run out.
If you’re near a nuclear blast site, for example, then collecting water will not be the best idea. But if society breaks down or one of the other possible scenarios occurs, then you need to collect water.
Not Needing Municipal Water Is Another Step
Water collection is key because it enables you to not need municipal water to keep you alive. Yes, you will be at the will of mother nature by collecting rainwater. But you are able to collect a renewable resource. It will also teach you to value water. In most people’s lives, the use of how much water they use is not really on their minds.
They may be wanting to lower their bill possibly but there isn’t the thought of “do I have enough water”. Or am I using too much that I will deplete our rainwater tanks/barrels? So you will have to determine how much water you’ll need and what containers suit your situation best. The great thing is that many of these rainwater tanks hold thousands of gallons of water.
It is one way to make yourself more self-reliant regardless of what happens around you.
Water is a precious resource, and you need to make sure that you have some way to purify it before you drink it.
If you’re looking to purify water, you have several options. You can use a small-scale water filtration device, or you can collect rainwater that will require filtration specific to rainwater.
There are many devices that are on the market, two other great ones I have used are the sawyers squeeze and the Platypus Pump-Free Water Filtration.
There are a lot of different types of small-scale water filtration devices out there, but my favorite is the Berkey Water Filter for drinking water. It’s robust and reliable, and it has an excellent track record when it comes to filtering out contaminants like bacteria and viruses. I’ve used this in the wild before, and I was so impressed with its effectiveness that I bought two more for myself and my family!
Personal protection. It’s a thing, but it’s also a big deal.
In fact, one of the most important things you should be thinking about if you want to become a doomsday prepper! This is a key basic thing to have just like proper food storage.
If you are not protecting yourself, who is?
Personal Protection is another aspect of becoming a doomsday prepper. You should have the ability to protect yourself and those that you love. Having a firearm also allows you to be able to hunt larger game animals.
This is another step, you should take if you do not have a firearm already. A rifle is by far the best choice if you could only have one. To become proficient with it, you need to practice shooting often. A rifle in an SHTF gives you an advantage. I would choose a rifle over a handgun any day for protection and survival purposes.
There are a lot of different aspects to becoming a doomsday prepper, but these are some of the most important basics that you should focus on. This is not a complete list of things you will need, but a starting point. So by taking things step by step and focusing on the basics, you are ensuring you are prepared for anything. Then you can turn your attention to expanding from this article.