2 Focus Points for the New PrepperThere are really only 2 things you need right now, if you want to start prepping for the future. If you have a way to provide these 2 things, they can keep you alive for a couple weeks. Take your time, take a deep breath. Everything else can be added as you go.
The 2 KEY Focus Points
- Warmth (or shelter): This is the most important item to have. Cold or wet weather can kill a person in a very short time, sometimes just a few hours. If you can stay dry and warm, you can live for up to 3 days without water. If you have a home, or a place to get out of the elements, then you are there. A tent or a sleeping bag, with a weather proof Bivy cover (bivy sack) and a heavy duty space blanket (to lay on or wrap up in inside your sleeping bag), might be the only answer you need. Keep in mind, that during the winter, if the power is out, your house can get pretty cold. Setup your tent indoors, or make a tent with a table and some blankets, then use your sleeping bag, and more blankets, to maintain your temperature.
- Water: A person can only live for 3 days without water. Get water, store water or find a way to treat or filter unclean water. We've covered water filtration and water purification in many articles and posts on this site.