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Be Prepared! 20 Must-Read Articles to Get Started Prepping

This last year opened my eyes to how quickly our world can turn upside down and how fast people can turn on one another. Towards the year’s end, I sat and reflected on the failures that we all witnessed: our government failures, the poisonous election season, our doomed economy and riots caused by civil unrest.

I asked the Ready Nutrition Facebook community [2] where they felt they were in regards to their prepping endeavors and I was pleasantly surprised to see a new crop of beginners. It seems that many shared in my bleak sentiments. We see a storm on the horizon and know that it is in our best interest to take steps to stay ahead of it. This renewed my passion to get essential prepping information out there and as the saying says, “there is no better time to making changes than the start of a new year.” It’s a new year and we all want to turn over a new leaf.

We are all in the same place – a need to get ready

“This year, I’m finally going to get prepped.” Does that sound familiar? Whether you and a beginner prepper for seasoned, you may not be at the place you had hoped. You aren’t alone. I had prepping plans that I hoped to accomplish by now, but sometimes life gets in way. As well, the more I prep, the more I realize I have so much more to learn. Give yourself a break if you haven’t gotten where you wanted to be. Don’t feel pressured if others surpass you. We are all on our own journey and some may learn faster than others – the point is to stick with it.

This is the single best way to start prepping

Researching and creating a family based emergency plan [3] is the best way to stay organized and on point with your prepping. Have multiple contingency plans too! If Plan A doesn’t work, fall upon Plan B and Plan C, and so on.

You need to understand the disaster you are planning for, how to be mentally and spiritually prepared for it and, ultimately, what supplies and skills you need to thrive. As well, I want to emphasize how important it is to reach out to the prepper community. Learn from each other and don’t be afraid to include your mistakes and failures as part of your education. This is part of the learning curve, and a necessary one at that!

There are some of you who are new to prepping and some that may want a refresher course, so today I thought I would send some links to Ready Nutrition articles that have been the most helpful in getting people on the preparedness track.

20 Must-Read Articles to Get on the Preparedness Path

Below, you’ll find some suggestions for the items you should begin to accumulate. As well, consider these 8 basic preparedness items [4] to compliment your supplies with.

Why You Should Prepare 

5 Ways to Store Water for Short-Term Emergencies [5]

5 Reasons You Should Be Preparing [6]

When the Trucks Stop Delivering, ‘The System’ Will Collapse [7]

The Prepper’s Beginners Guide Part 1 [8] and Part 2 [9]


Lists of Essential Preparedness Gear and Supplies 

The One-Year Pantry, Layer by Layer [10]

How to Save Food When You’re Off the Grid [11]

Best Practices For Long Term Food Storage [12]

25 Must Have Survival Foods: Put Them In Your Pantry Now [13]

52-Weeks to Preparedness [14]

30 Survival Items You Can Get at the Dollar Store [15]

Short Term Emergency Checklist [16]

Emergency Items: What Will Disappear First [17]

How to Build a 72-Hour Kit [18]

Urban Disasters: Have These 20 Items On You If You Want to Make It Home [19]

What You Have to Do To Prep on the Fly [20]


Long-Term Food Storage Solutions

How to Dehydrate Foods for Long Term Storage [21]

Is Freeze-Dried Food Worth the Investment? [22]

Vacuum Sealing for Long-Term Food Storage [23]

Using Your Freezer as a Long Term Food Storage Solution [24]

You can do this!

Now that you have information only a click away, there’s nothing holding you back from getting started! The only thing holding you back from realizing your prepper goals is yourself. You can do this! There is still time to get ready for disasters, but it is important not to waste time. Good luck, preppers! I’m rooting for you and will continue to get more information out to you!


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