12 Areas Of Preparedness For Emergency Survival Situations- Prepping For Beginners

12 areas of preparedness for emergency survival situations prepping for beginners hi it’s AlaskaGranny Alaska Prepper I’ve been spending a lot of time out of my Granny Camp which is my Alaska off-grid cabin and thinking about all of the areas of preparedness emergency prepping survival needs how to get started what are the must have items I thought it would share with you the 12 areas of preparedness that I decided I needed to concentrate on make sure that I’m fully prepared for any emergency situation whether I’m sheltering in place staying in my home or if I had to bug out evacuate or I was away from home how can I make sure that I have all the emergency survival gear items and things that I need to take care of the responsibilities of keeping myself and my family in safety and well cared for no matter what comes along the first area of emergency survival preparedness is water we know we need to store all of the water that we can how to store water what containers are safe to store water how to sanitize disinfect filter water you can buy water you can buy water already in bottles set it aside have it ready when you need it you can also clean out some used containers and sanitize disinfect and refill those with water refill those with water if you want to reuse a container make sure that it’s HDPE or has a number 2 recycle on it that it’s food safe designed only for food and is sturdy enough and it’s going to last something like a milk jug is not sturdy it’s not going to last and should never be used just store things away the same with like a something you’ve had a strong odor like juices it’s almost impossible to get rid of the flavor and all of the bacteria from a plastic storage container something that held some a strong liquid but you can find things like pop bottles flavored waters and rinse them out with hot soapy water sterilize or disinfect containers how to sanitize purify disinfect water storage containers with bleach after you’ve washed them well with a teaspoon of bleach for every quart of water swirl it all around let it sit for a little bit pour it out and then your container is ready to be filled with safe water from the tap you can set those newly filled water storage containers aside in a cool dark dry place make sure it’s dark because light causes bacteria to grow in water and you don’t want mold mildew fungus algae or any of that growing within your water storage containers source then check the water storage containers every six months or so dump them out and replace them refill with fresh water if you need to you can get some large containers to store water at the store 5 gallon 50 gallon even store lots of water in that depending on your space have some water stored in a grab-and-go container near where your emergency bug-out supplies are so if you had to leave in a hurry you could grab a six pack of water and easily take it with you learn how to filter water and purify water have those water purification and filter supplies with you in your emergency gear emergency survival supplies bug out bag the next area of preparedness for emergency survival prepping is food fill your pantry with shelf-stable long lasting foods that are easy to open and eat foods that are familiar to you and that your family is willing to eat look for food items things that are a range of foods from peanut butter crackers cereal canned fruits meats vegetables canned entrees and things like soup and chili that are easy to eat simple to prepare and foods that are they’re fast and filling and when you get a good supply of those food items in your prepper pantry then you may want to consider getting some of the long-term food storage foods such as rice beans oatmeal in larger containers sealed in number 10 cans or even buy a prepackaged kit of food from one of the long lasting food companies that is designed for the long lasting emergency long-term food storage you’re storing canned goods have can openers make sure you also have some emergency food with your bug out bag so that you have a few days worth of emergency food if you need to evacuate you still need to have something that’s nutritious and ready to eat include in your meal plans food for infants and food for any pets that you have now that you have a stockpile of food how are you going to cook it in an emergency emergency survival gear for cooking food prepping do you have a camping stove something like a propane stove of a butane stove or even a wood stove in your house do you have a gas grill or a charcoal barbecue those can be ways you can heat up food in an emergency if there’s no power in your home maybe you even have a fire pit in your backyard if you had to leave your home bug out evacuate make sure you have some sort of an emergency or a camping backpacking stove stock up on some MREs those come with a little packet inside of them that heats the food for you contained within some of the modern MREs you can also look for gadgets that truckers use they make little ovens and crock pots that plug in in your car make sure that you have a pot that you can use on an outdoor stove some utensils and don’t forget a little bit of soap things do we have on hand at home and you may not have on hand if you had to leave and go and cook in the out-of-doors a campfire is a great way to heat up food as well with foil packet cooking the next area of preparation for emergency survival prepping is shelter make sure you have secured your home that you have nice locks that the windows can be secured and then if something should damage your home maybe you’re going to need some plastic sheeting and some duct tape to put over a window that’s broken maybe you need some plywood some hammer and nails things to make sure that your house is secure your home should have been damaged in some sort of a weather or natural disaster event what if you had to leave your home bug out evacuate maybe then you need to think about having a tent life bivy life tent from Go Time Gear maybe you know of a bug-out location make sure you have lots of cash on hand so that you could actually go and stay in a hotel know where you would go in the event of an emergency just make a plan where could you go that was ten miles away a hundred miles away 200 miles away and think of some choices for where you would bug out or evacuate before you need to figure out where to go make a plan for bugging out in an emergency survival shtf situation how you would get to those places if you have pets know where you could bring them or where you could leave them safely so that you could shelter somewhere else there are always hotels campground that allow you to bring your but if you can’t find one of those maybe there’s a trusted friend or relative who would watch your pet for you while you went to a place that did not allow you to bring your pet never leave them behind they remember the family and they deserve to be cared for as much as you do if you’ve ever had your water stop working for any length of time emergency survival situation planning for sanitation hygiene needs sanitation becomes a problem right away consider getting a portable toilet and some supplies so that you can use it get some plastic bags get some plastic gloves kitty litter hand sanitizer wet wipes and always a big supply of toilet paper have some antibacterial soaps and if you had to leave your home bug out evacuate once again you’re going to need to figure out where you’re going to go to the bathroom you’re going to need a portable toilet and the same thing plastic bags hand sanitizer and wet wipes what if you can stay in your home but there was a flood something backed up and your home became damaged or contaminated you need a cleanup kit get a five gallon bucket and stockpile it with soaps antibacterials shtf supplies to clean up toxic messes contamination from floods dirty water hurricanes disinfectants some rags paper towels sturdy rubber gloves a cleaning brush a broom things that you would need to clean up your house in an event of some big mess flood hurricane sewage back up shtf leaking pipes make sure you have lots of very heavy duty plastic trash bags this is not the time when you would want get contractor grade heavy duty black plastic garbage bags contractor drum liners something that isn’t the sturdiest plastic bag you can have look for the sturdiest largest black plastic garbage trash bags possible for your emergency and survival needs another area of preparedness is first-aid start with a well-made well-put-together first-aid kit then you can stock it up with extra supplies that you think you need if you take prescription medication make sure you have some of those with your emergency supplies keep a copy of your prescription so that in a real emergency you could go to a pharmacy and you would be able to get some more if something happened to the medicines drugs ones that you rely on if you wear glasses make sure you keep an extra pair and if you have something like a hearing aid make sure that you keep extra batteries with you learning how to give first aid can actually be the difference between life and death study basic first aid procedures and how to take care of yourself and those around you another area of preparedness is tools you need basic tools around your home you need things like knives hammers shovels pliers screwdrivers multi tools pry bar if you have natural gas learn how to turn it off in an emergency and have a wrench that works for that purpose a fire extinguisher should be in everyone’s emergency survival prepping tool kit must-have lists and maybe a big pair of bolt cutters in case you needed to break something like a chain you had to leave your home bug out evacuate you may need things like an axe and a shovel a saw get a nice supply of duct tape zip ties superglue nails and screws those can all be very handy in a whole array of emergency survival bug out situations communication is an important area of preparedness prepping for emergency survival situations everybody needs some sort of way to communicate maybe you want a battery-operated radio or one that you can wind up Eton Scorpion radio you need to be able to find out what’s going on walkie-talkies to communicate with your family when cellphones aren’t working a NOAA weather emergency alert radio or even a ham radio power is an important area of preparedness maybe you want to get a solar panel you can get a solar anker charger portable solar panel charger you can get big arrays of solar panels installed in your house motor home bug out vehicle with even just a simple solar panel you can charge up some of your electronics you can use them to power up external batteries which then can be used to power other devices usb flashlights fans get a cord that allows you to charge up your electronics in your car have a wall adapter as well you can travel to a place where there is power and you could charge up your electronics that way you might consider having a generator and if nothing else have lots of spare batteries that fit the things like flashlights that you count on having and using lighting is the next area of emergency survival prepping items preparedness everything from flashlights make sure you have batteries two candles make sure you have lighters and matches oil lamps make sure you stockpile the fuel the wicks and a way to light it stock up on some solar lights you can get simple dollar ones Dollar Tree that go into your yard solar lanterns that are designed for camping lighting can be as simple as some glow sticks a campfire heat is an important area of emergency survival prepping preparation especially if something should happen in the winter you need a way to have some backup heat in your home do you have a wood stove propane heater like a mr. buddy do you have a way to use a generator to run your furnace or other small heater in your area a space heater dress in layers get a hot water bottle if you get a portable heater stock up on the fuel and carefully read the instructions so you don’t become a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning a lot of those heaters need to still be in a ventilated area so a carbon monoxide detector should be part of your emergency Heat plan if you don’t already have one installed in your home at all times should you have to evacuate bug out don’t forget keep your car full of gas you can run the engine for short bursts of time heat up the car which will help keep you warm keep some of the emergency survival blankets they reflect the heat back to you and keep it in learn to make an emergency car can heater where you put a can with a roll of toilet paper and add some alcohol a large stack of hand warmers can really be an asset and a cold cold winter emergency the most important area of emergency survival prepping preparedness is planning you need to make a plan way ahead of time what supplies do you need how will you use your emergency survival prepping gear items it where would you go if you had to bug out evacuate how would you get there to your bug out location a safe place when to evacuate when is it safe to go bug out evacuate which way should you travel and most of all how to stay safe make a plan so that you know ahead of time that you have the emergency survival prepping gear items things you need you know what you would do in many different circumstances you know where you would gather and meet with your family if an emergency occurs when you’re not together and that you know how to be as safe as you can to have the most positive outcome in any situation so look over your emergency survival prepping SHTF supplies your plans your ideas and figure out if you have the things that you need in each of these 12 areas of preparedness make the time to think about each area at a time because proper preparation can be as simple as a little at a time we don’t expect anyone to be able to accomplish everything in a huge task like that in a day preparedness is a lifestyle choice it’s something you do it all the time and as you gather the things you need you learn new skills you have ideas in your mind of how you would cope no matter what happens you’re going to have the best outcome that’s possible in almost every situation learn more at alaskagranny.com please subscribe to the AlaskaGranny channel

15 thoughts on “12 Areas Of Preparedness For Emergency Survival Situations- Prepping For Beginners

  1. You remind me of being back in the Navy……….before we deployed ( 7months) we had to go over everything we needed to run CIC ( Combat Information Center) and then figure out personal stuff, it was hard on a small Destroyer finding fan-rooms and overheads to stow away everything you need because once overseas its not easy getting stuff

  2. So many great tips! Thank you for the time you put into these videos. I haven't been prepping that long so videos like this really help.

  3. The picture of food for your BOB looked like mine, minus the raisins. Yuck! I didn't see any Knorr Sides or any candy (an important food group to relieve stress😉), but then it was a quick shot. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. I have water containers I have stored in my utility building and should be replacing that water soon since it has been in those containers for awhile. I have canned food which I can use and do have to buy new rice, and other dry grains to store since the ones I already have is over a year old.

    I just ordered a new cookware set I am going to put in my backpack, and just ordered a new sleeping bag, liner, and is waiting for other items I ordered from Amazon, and Wal-Mart. If I do have to go somewhere else my dog, and cat will be with me and if they can't stay in a hotel/motel then we all will be sleeping in my vehicle. My home and old home have many other supplies and is what I may need. My medicines will be with me and I take care of myself. If I have to leave my home the things I can't take with me is my garden equipment, and lawn equipment also.

  5. I don’t know if anyone else knows about this, or if it works for anyone else. Whenever I get acid indigestion, if I nibble on two of those sailor boy pilot bread crackers, it stops the acid as well as if I’d drank some sodium bicarbonate, or taken a tums.
    I just discovered your channel a couple days ago, so I’m having a great time catching up! You really have a lot of good info, and realistic, unlike so many fantasy prepper channels!

  6. I make sure I watch your videos. You ideas and advice are really good. Thank you.

  7. I prefer water stored in glass and filtered. I keep several in the frig and can filtered water😁

  8. I would rather have 2 water filters than to have a ton of water, One personal filter and one berky water filter, Takes up less space and you don't have to worry about water going bad

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