10 Crucial Tips for New Preppers!

hey guys Malcolm here survival know-how um today I'm talking to the guys out there that know in the back of their minds and they should be prepping that they should be saving up but they're just not you know they say to themselves oh I can't afford an underground bunker so why even bother I can't afford ten ar-15 so why bother am I gonna be able to survive the zombie apocalypse oh why even bother you guys are looking at it all wrong but don't worry I'm here to help today I'm bringing you ten tips for new Preppers stay tuned start small don't start planning for the zombie apocalypse or some kind of global pandemic okay don't even plan for a national pandemic okay when I first started prepping it was because the place that I lived in we would lose power during any storm that we have and my first preps were a bag that I put together for these blackouts that we would get right if I were to lose power for 24 hours I wanted to have enough supplies that I'll be ready it was flashlights and candles some ramen noodles and a propane cooker that were that was my first preps okay I was planning for a 24 hour blackout that's all you guys need to do for your first preps is get enough supplies that you would be ok to enough a 24 hour blackout and then expand on that what if you had to go without power for 72 hours okay what are you get to go without power for a week do you have enough supplies to last if you went out without power for a week what if you had no power for a month would you have enough supplies then okay so you keep on building on you start small one day without power can you survive okay then three days without power a month without power six months without power a year without power and then after you're at that point then you can start thinking well what if there's a global pandemic and everybody dies except for me okay but don't start planning for that until you have everything else covered don't start planning for a global pandemic if you don't even have enough supplies for you to last a week in your own home without any power or water so start small the first preps that you should be buying is food and water for some reason when people first get into prepping the first thing they want to go buy is a gun and not just a gun they want to have the biggest baddest gun they can afford and then just stocked full of ammunition right and people spent an incredible amount of money on weapons and ammunition and they completely overlooked food and water right the basic two necessities your priorities of survival do not change whether they were out in the wilderness or in your own home okay you can survive for three days without water about three weeks without food that needs to be your first priorities and the first preps that you buy you don't have to buy them all at once what I started doing is every time I go to the grocery store I would pick up a few extra cans of food and you'd be very surprised how quickly that can add up all right make it a goal that every time you go to the grocery store which is probably once a week spent five dollars on canned food that is that usually you can get canned food for about 50 cents all right for some beans or green beans or you know some veggies 50 cents a can says 10 cans that you can buy with $5 right that 10 cans is not for you to live off of of a few days gallons of water costs about a dollar at a grocery store so five dollars will buy you five gallons of water start developing your own skills right prepping is not just about stuff that you can buy it's about developing your mind up here and your skills so the skills that I'm talking about are like first aid okay first aid is incredibly important starting fire if your power goes out and you have no matches or lighters are you gonna be able to start a fire and keep your family warm water purification is another skill that's very important you need to know the difference between purification and simply filtering water food acquisition let's say you run out of your supplies in your house and you have to actually go out in the wilderness are you gonna be able to catch a squirrel to feed your family or you know catch a fish to feed your family all right so start thinking about other skills that you can develop it within yourself that will help you in a survival situation whether you is an urban survival situation or alone in the survival situation so don't focus on just buying stuff because that's are focusing on developing yourself and developing your skills and developing your knowledge of survival start building a prepper community a lot of people don't want to advertise that they're a prepper right maybe because they're a little embarrassed because all the yahoos on Doomsday Preppers that make us look crazy but I still talk about it with my friends and my co-workers and I try to feel out who else is in this community so if you have co-workers friends neighbors that are also Preppers you know that's a really helpful thing to know in a really shitty situation and how maybe you can even convince some of your co-workers or friends to become Preppers and start becoming more self-reliant tailor your perhaps your geographical location so if you're up north and it gets very cold in the wintertime you really need to have a way of heating your home and keeping you and your family warm if you're down south maybe keeping warm is in your priority maybe keeping cool in the hot summers is your priority you can die just as easily from overheating as you can from freezing also think about water if you are near a source of fresh water then you know maybe your preps don't have to focus as much on water if you're not near a clean source of water then you need to develop a game plan for that you know either collecting rainwater from your gutters or just stockpiling gallons and gallons of water but your geographical location and your surroundings will play a big factor into what preps you need a prioritize develop a plan B so bugging in is always going to be your plan a okay but you do need to have a plan B which is bugging out if you're without power for long enough and you're running out of food running out of water you're eventually going to have to leave your geographical area and go someplace else and this was where the concept of a bug-out bag comes in place as a rule of thumb you want to have enough supplies in your bug out bag to last you for about 72 hours so the 72 hours of food and water and a way of creating fire and shelter you don't want to just have a bug out bag you want to have a plan of where you're going to go but keep in mind that bugging out is never your plan a okay if you have a perfectly good shelter and you have enough food and water you shouldn't have to bug out bugging in is your plan a bugging out is your plan B practice with your preps okay don't just stockpile everything and throw in the attic and forget about it okay you need to practice with them an example of this is when I first started building my bag for when I we have power outages you know I would throw I threw candles in the bag you know I'm good to go man next time I had a power outage I went to light the candles and I really have had no candle holders whatsoever in my house so heck candles great but I had no way of sticking them up right and propping them in no safe way of doing it so they're pretty much useless okay that's because I didn't practice with them you know once a year twice a year bring your preps out and cook a meal with them you know get familiar with a propane burner get familiar with how to cook your MREs or your for freeze-dried food you know having the gear is not enough you have to have the experience and the knowledge of how to use it as well start creating a list to help you stay organized all right right now just go ahead and jot down everything that you think that you would need in a survival situation okay and everything that you want to buy so maybe you want to buy some thermal blankets you need some more matches or lighters you need some propane burners you need a lot of food you need a lot of water you know just create a list of everything you need and then just start knocking it out one at a time you don't have to buy everything on at once if you set a goal for once a month you buy something on that list you know it'll accumulate very rapidly you'll be very surprised how quickly your preps will accumulate but create lists just to stay organized and make sure you have all your basics covered get into shape our society has offered us a luxury of letting ourselves go and still be in a functional part of society but you know what society kind of breaks down or we're isolated from it you can't be out of shape and expect to survive you need to learn how to fend for yourself and live independently and living independently and being out of shape like these two things do not go together let's say your only source of water might be three miles away are you gonna be able to hike three miles and three miles back carrying couple gallons of water I know I can but not everybody out there will be able to do that and aside from the strenuous physical activities that is involved in a survival situation and there's also the health factor you know if it's a really bad storm and trees are knocked down and you're isolated right nobody can get to your house and you have a heart attack because you're out of shape you know what are you gonna do you know game over at that point you're not gonna be able to get to a hospital in time learn first aid in a survival situation first aid is going to be extremely important to knowing you know just some basic first aid you don't need to learn how to become a brain surgeon just some basic knowledge about your human body and basic conditions you know what are the symptoms of dehydration what are the symptoms of heatstroke you know how do you properly apply a tourniquet or properly splint a broken bone how do you properly bandage a deep wound you know do some basic basic knowledge like that can prove absolutely invaluable when you're separated from the rest of the community and an ambulance is not just a phone call away you know your life and your family lives are in your own hands so there you have it guys that is my 10 tips for new Preppers I really think the most important one there is start small it's very easy to get it overwhelmed within this this field but just start small guys every month every week just buy another item or so create list and start going down that list and make remember guys it is not just about the gear that you own is about the knowledge that you have up here if you guys have any other good tips or new Preppers go ahead and leave them down in the comment section below and if you are a new prepper go ahead and check them out down there I personally always end up learning a lot from the comments section below these videos the prepper and survival community on YouTube is a great community they're always very friendly very knowledgeable and they're always very eager to share their knowledge down in the comments section below if you guys are new to my channel hit that big red subscribe button down below I do a lot of videos about prepping and survival and remember guys knowledge whiz

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