Subject: What Will You Do When Supermarket Shelves Are
This post is many in a series for beginner preppers, who want to be prepared for any emergency situation. In this one, we’ll explore the reasons for a survival food supply, and essential planning for rookie preppers, who want to be prepared for any emergency crisis.
Make no mistake, shortages come about very quickly when an emergency looms on the horizon. We in South Florida have seen it happen first hand with the onslaught of a potential hurricane.
Most people aren’t preppers. As a result, they are not equipped with the tools to handle most emergency situations. When one arises, they panic.
That panic generally translates into fleeing or shopping. Not leisurely shopping, of course, but intense, highly focused sprees with the intent to grab whatever might be needed to get through declining circumstances.
But regardless of what they do in the aftermath, non-preppers are exposing themselves to situations where they might be out of electricity, heat or water, and they won’t be set up to handle that.
When the news breaks, they flood the supermarket aisles,leaving the shelves empty of anything that could possibly be useful to you and your family in the coming crisis.
Where does that leave you????
Are you equipped to handle an emergency scenario, or will you be among those who feel the panic mounting as you find shelf after shelf bare?
If you think that you might be one of those unprepared persons, make a choice today to change.
Choose not to be part of the panicked masses.
Prepping is not just for people in tin foil hats and bunkers, hiding from the government, aliens, communists and zombies.
Prepping is for everyone who doesn’t want to be left standing in an empty supermarket with no way to feed a family if the electricity goes out in the coming storm.
Prepping is for everyone who want to stay comfortable and in good spirits through five days of being snowed in.
Prepping is for everyone who doesn’t want to risk not getting their child or spouse to the hospital soon enough because of a sudden allergic reaction.
And, seeing as you’ve found yourself looking over this site, chances are that prepping seems right to you.
If you were a prepper…already thinking of a survival food supply, what would a crisis look like?
Instead of rushing to the supermarket in the face of an emergency scenario, you would be focusing on “bugging in,” a survivalist term meaning to shelter in place.
Instead of shopping, you would be breaking out your heat and light sources, your cooking equipment, your food and your hygiene supplies, and you would be securing your property to minimize damage.
Or maybe you would have a dedicated plan in place, meaning that you weren’t forced to stay and weather the storm. Instead you would “bug out,” meaning to shelter elsewhere
Instead of shopping, you would grab your bug-out bag, put your family in the car, and drive to a safe location.
And if you had to stop on the way, it wouldn’t matter that all hotel rooms are already taken because you’d have a comfortable tent, a seasonal sleeping bag and food to keep you going.
If you aren’t a prepper…how differently could this scenario play out?
I’m not here to make you feel bad, or scare you for no reason, but I want you to think about what would happen if you got to the supermarket to find there was no food left.
You know that extreme weather is coming. You might be out of heat. You might be out of electricity. Your gas supply will be cut off. The water mains may be polluted.
The supermarket is out of bread, crackers and canned foods. Everything available will have to be cooked somehow. The looters have taken everything down to the last package of hot dog buns.
The aisles are all out of water, milk, juice, beer and carbonated beverages. Even expired items are becoming a hot commodity.
There are no candles and no lamp oil. The flashlights are gone, but that doesn’t matter much since so are the last of the batteries.
If stores had once stocked blankets and camping gear, there is no sign of that now.
Where do you go from here? What about children? And pets?
When you prep, you ask these questions while life is still comfortable so that you never have to live through that panic and fear!
How to get started
So, you want to be prepared, but you don’t know where to start?
There are many strategies to prepping. Stay with us, and we will discuss a few of them in the coming posts. There are already many posts on this site to get you going on your way to be better prepared.
But if you are impatient to get started – and who wouldn’t be? – best begin with the basics. Start by making a list of who you are prepping for.
It’s such a simple thing, but many people overlook this step. Instead of making sure that they have supplies for all family members and pets, they wing it. Preppers never wing it; preppers consider all the details.
Now that you have a list of all the people, and pets, you will be prepping for, start with the easy everyday things.
Do you have a sufficient first-aid kit? Does it really cover all of your bases? Is there enough for the amount of people in your household? Do you lack pet-specific healthcare items?
What about a brief heating failure on a cold day? Do you have enough extra blankets to keep all of your family members warm throughout the night?
What about your car? Is there a small but usable first-aid kit in there? Are there warm clothes or rain ponchos for everyone in case of a breakdown in bad weather?
Sure, prepping is about the big stuff – however when the shit hits the
fan and it’s the end of the world as we know it, we can move on to bigger things, such as the day when those supermarket shelves are bare.
Look for the post on the top five supermarket items that sell out in any emergency, and get going on your survival food supply!
More On Survival Food Supply From The Net:
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