10 Reasons To Start Prepping – When SHTF Store
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10 Reasons To Start Prepping

Posted by Maddisan O'Toole on

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1. Think Of It As Insurance

People spend thousands of dollars a year on insurance for their cars, houses and lives, but they don't do the same for survival. It can be easy to think that will never happen to you, but disasters happen all the time, all around the world. Prepping for the unexpected provides you insurance for the future.

2. It Teaches You How To Be More Resourceful

From learning how to purify water with bleach to building makeshift shelters, prepping teaches you how to be resourceful in a variety of situations. 

3. You Will Be Prepared for Power Outages

It's very likely that you've encountered a power outage in your lifetime. Usually everything up and running in a few hours, but in the case of longer outages it's good to be prepared with long lasting candles and food supplies.

 4. It Will Save You Money

Buying in bulk and always keeping your food supplies stocked means you can wait until the products you want are on sale, which can save you a lot of money in the long run. 

5. You Will Be Fire Ready

Everyone, not just preppers, should have a fire safety plan for their home. Home fires happen everyday, having a fire extinguisher, fire blanket and a fire safety plan can save you and your family's lives.

6. You Will Learn How To Defend Yourself

Prepping isn't all stocking up on supplies, it also includes learning how to defend yourself and your loved ones. You may not always have a weapon so its important that you know how to defend yourself if the need should arise, plus it's great exercise and will keep you fit!

7. Learn Life Saving Skills Like First Aid

Having first aid supplies is essential, but so is knowing how to use them. Taking a First Aid Course can save a life, even if you aren't a prepper.

8. Stay Hydrated During A Drought

Storing water for emergencies can be key to your survival in the case of a severe drought or contamination of the public water supply. There are many different ways to store water without it taking up too much valuable space, just fill it, store it, and forget about it until you need it.

9. Keep Afloat During Unemployment

 Having food, cash and other supplies stockpiled away is helpful for more than just a disaster. Job loss effects the whole family but having those extra supplies can make things easier, and tide you over until you get back on your feet again.

10. Gain Peace of Mind

A good prepper is prepared for a variety of situations, with resourcefulness to face any challenge. Having plans in place gives you peace of mind that you are ready for anything.

So prep well and prep today!

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