On Wednesday, March 3, 2010, Tess Pennington had the great opportunity to continue her conversations about preparedness and disaster planning with James T. Stevens from the Family Preparedness Guide Talk Show where they discussed first time prepper mistakes, disclosed places where preppers could save money with their ”In Home Convenience Stores,” and talked about the choice of buggin out or buggin in with your bug out bag.
“Buggin out or buggin in is one of the hardest questions we have to face in a situation like that. And I think what it really boils down to is personal preference. If the person wants to ride out the disaster, they, in my opinion, they need to be prepared for what may come. And, quite frankly I think they need to know how prepared their city or town is going to be because there is no better example of a government’s mismanagement towards a disaster than with what happened with Katrina… So if you’re going to bug in you need to know that there are going to be situations you may not be ready for. Your home could collapse, there’s medical emergencies, fatalities… If you’re buggin out you’ve got to make sure your gear is prepared before you leave. You have to have that 72 hour bag and know to see the signs before it’s too late…”
On Bug Out Bags, Tess reminded the audience that a bug out bag, or 72 hour bag is a great place to begin preparing for a disaster.
“For anyone beginning to prepare, the bug out bag is the best place to start… for my family we have a 3 day bag, and we also have a 2 week bag… but it’s important to have that because if something does come up or arise, you have those two choices… overall it’s just very important to have it.”
To hear the interview of Tess and James:
Talking with James was a great opportunity, and I have been very lucky to talk with him twice. He is the nicest man and is a instrumental presence in the world of prepping. Thank you James for all that you do.
Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.
Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper’s Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals.
Visit her web site at ReadyNutrition.com for an extensive compilation of free information on preparedness, homesteading, and healthy living.