Don’t rely on gadgets. Focus on real skills instead.
What’s more important than a trendy gadget that may or may not work? ACTUAL SKILLS. It’s more important to educate yourself. Invest in books on first aide or gardening or learning how to sew so you can mend your own clothes if you need to. Great skills will always win out over gadgets.
I’ve seen far too many people who buy these stupid things that are seen on TV. What are you going to do if they don’t work when you need them most?
Have a solid plan in place in advance.
Figure out where you are going to go and how you are going to get there ahead of time. If you need to get to a location other than your home, how are you going to get there? What specifically is your plan of action? Don’t wait until the last minute. Plan ahead of time and have backup plans just in case your first plan doesn’t work out for some reason.
Practice your plan! Having a plan is great but you need to practice and work out the bugs.
Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.
What if your prepper plan was for you and your family to escape to a cottage you set up on an acre of land somewhere near a river but that place exploded? What’s your plan B?
What if you had planned to stay home but now you have to evacuate because of toxic fumes? Always have more than 1 plan!
- Don’t hide all of your food stock in one place.
- Don’t have just one route to your bug out location.
Have a Support System in Place
A successful prepper is a smart prepper who knows it takes a village. You can’t expect to go out there and survive on your own. A smart prepper hopefully has the support of his family and if you are lucky, a few other families.
No man is an island. You can’t do it on your own.
I realize security is important. You don’t want to share the fact that you have all of these things that you need to survive with others because then other people might want to try and steal them, but at the same time, you need the help of others to survive so plan out that support and communication network in advance.