The Sane Prepper Mantra: Common Sense Rules for Prepping

“Prepping should be:

* Responsible. It is smart and normal to get ready for emergencies.

* Valuable. The whole point is to actually benefit from prepping if you should ever need it.

* Easy. Don’t waste hundreds of hours digging through incorrect and confusing content.

* Affordable. Almost any budget can cover the basics of prepping.

* Comforting. Have the peace of mind that you and your family are ready.

* Fun. It’s challenging and fun to figure out how to become a more self-sufficient person. It’s like Boy/Girl Scouts for adults.”

-The Prepared, “The Sane Prepper Mantra: Common sense rules for prepping.” January 8, 2018

I haven’t gone into this article in detail, mostly marking it for later reference. It looks like a companion piece to Doomsday Planning for Less Crazy Folk.

Preparing a Go Bag

  • 1 simple, well-used backpack
  • 1 durable, full water bottle
  • 1 roll of Gorilla tape
  • 1 multi-tool
  • 1 knife
  • 1 flashlight
  • spare batteries
  • USGS paper maps of the area
  • Phone & accessories
  • Spare shoes & wool socks
  • Money
  • First-aid kit
  • Fire-starting items
  • Food
  • 1 hat
  • base layers
  • 1 rain coat

“Once you’ve got all this together, consider actually trying out at least your top 2 routes out of town as a rehearsal. As you’re rehearsing, try to visualize the likely conditions in an emergency – and that getting out on foot might be necessary. Make changes to your go-bag and plan based on what you come up with. It’s important to keep in mind that your exit, and preparing for it, are all focused on survival. Make sure what you’re doing at every stage helps achieve that goal.”

Chris P. (CP) and Brady M., “Why is this interesting? – The Go Bag Edition.” Why is this interesting? March 3, 2020.

See also: “Doomsday Planning for Less Crazy Folk” .