For many, the most difficult part of being prepared is taking the first step. But what do you do? Where do you start? As I mentioned in my Welcome article, I like to promote the one-month-at-a-time method of prepping which adds new tasks, skills, and food items each month until, at the end of the year, a decent and well-rounded set of preps is good to go. My strategy for this concept was taken from our own San Juan County Department of Emergency Management which publishes a very useful Preparedness Calendar in flyer form.
Today I am sharing my own version of Month 1 and hope that you will follow along by adding to your own supplies and performing a few simple tasks that will set the stage for your preparedness lifestyle.