PREPAREDNESS LEVEL 1

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A short series of articles geared towards beginning one’s preparedness.

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Planning & Documentation (Level 1 Preparedness)

Planning & Documentation (Level 1 Preparedness)

I have added this segment "Documentation and Planning" to the Level 1 (Basic) Prepping & Preparedness series. Why? Because it's not only helpful but it's important to plan. Documentation will also serve as a reference source for useful information and actionable...

Gear (Level 1 Preparedness)

Gear (Level 1 Preparedness)

Gear: Supplies, Tools, or Clothes needed for a special purpose. That's the definition we're using as it relates to gear for prepping & preparedness. Level-1 preparedness only covers periods of disruption lasting from hours, days, or perhaps up to one week. So, the...

Consumable Supplies (Level 1 Preparedness)

Consumable Supplies (Level 1 Preparedness)

Consumable Supplies (one of the topics of Level-1 Prepping & Preparedness) are items which are intended to be bought, used, and then replaced. With regards to preparedness it is simply a matter of stocking up on a number of specific items for your convenience and...

Safety & Security (Level 1 Preparedness)

Safety & Security (Level 1 Preparedness)

Safety and Security may or may not become an issue for level-1 prepping & preparedness. You might look at this topic from two different perspectives. One is your general safety while going about your tasks and dealing with the issues at hand, and the other is your...

Seasonal Considerations (Level 1 Preparedness)

Seasonal Considerations (Level 1 Preparedness)

Important for prepping and preparedness are the seasonal extremes and other conditions which I will describe in a minute. We sure have it made in our modern world of heat and air-conditioning. We can spend most of our time in climate controlled homes, offices, stores...

Cash (Level 1 Preparedness)

Cash (Level 1 Preparedness)

Cash for preparedness. It's smart. Why? Because if and when the power goes out there will be no transactions with digital currency. This will also affect some stores and their ability to accept cash, but chances are that you will be able to find what you need and pay...

First Aid & Medical (Level 1 Preparedness)

First Aid & Medical (Level 1 Preparedness)

First Aid and Medical considerations are among the basic essentials to address for one's overall general preparedness, even Level-1. Unfortunately, in this category most people will not think about it until they actually need it! The problem with that of course is...

Kids & Pets (Level 1 Preparedness)

Kids & Pets (Level 1 Preparedness)

While we concern ourselves with the basics of prepping and preparedness, it is likewise important to consider our kids and pets! They have unique needs too and your life will be a whole lot easier if you plan your preparedness around them as well. During an "event"...

72 Hour Kit For Your Car (Level 1 Preparedness)

72 Hour Kit For Your Car (Level 1 Preparedness)

Although it might be nice to pull your emergency kit behind you as pictured above pulling my cargo trailer, lets downsize it a bit to level-1... Basic level-1 prepping and preparedness includes the following topics, of which today's topic will cover the 72-hour kit...

Water & Food (Level 1 Preparedness)

Water & Food (Level 1 Preparedness)

Storing an amount of extra water and food to be prepared for 1-week is smart and cheap preparedness insurance for many of the "most likely to happen" disruptions that you may encounter one day. You may be surprised that the majority of Americans apparently do not have...

Prepping and Preparedness 1 -Overview

Prepping and Preparedness 1 -Overview

"Prepping and Preparedness 1" is being prepared for about 1 week of disruption. It's really pretty easy to be prepared to this extent. That said, and perhaps surprisingly, most people are only prepared for up to 3 days of disruption before they would need to resupply....