7 steps to prepare for emergencies and crises

7 Steps To Prepare For Emergencies And Crises

2021 was a tough year.

It is now 2022 and Ukraine is being invaded by Putin.

We are increasingly looking online for crisis prevention and many producers can no longer keep up with water canisters, water purification tablets and equipment.

And finally, we have witnessed an ongoing global pandemic that over 6 million cost people their lives.

Not to mention the many economic measures that exacerbated unemployment and political divisions.

Needless to say, 2020 and 2021 were the worst years in a long time.

But it is possible to prepare for crises. This will help you sleep better at night and take care of yourself and your family.

What exactly is a prepper?

Preppers are people who are always prepared for the worst. They prepare themselves and their families for disasters by stocking up on food, water and other necessities.

Preparedness isn’t just about preparing for emergencies or disasters. It’s about being prepared for anything that might come your way in life – whether it’s an emergency or not.

7 Steps To Prepare For Emergencies And Crises
Floods are no longer uncommon in Germany and experts assume that they will increase

What are the benefits of becoming a prepper?

Becoming a prepper is not an easy decision. It takes responsibility, determination, and discipline to become a prepper. However, the perks of being a prepper are worth it.

If you’re wondering about the perks of being a prepper, here are some of them:

    • You can protect your family from future dangers
    • You have the certainty that your family will survive in any situation
    • You are in control of your own life and destiny
    • You will be able to be self-sufficient and independent
7 Steps To Prepare For Emergencies And Crises
Creating an emergency bag makes you more self-sufficient and independent of other people

Becoming a prepper is no longer something only crazy people do

But while the last two years will be remembered as bad years, they must also be remembered as the year that reminded us that our society is far more fragile than most people realize.

This is also why so many more people have opened their eyes to the crisis concept of emergencies.

Becoming a prepper is no longer something only crazy people do. In other words, it’s no longer a social stigma.

Now it is something that is seen as mainstream and something practical that many people worldwide should be doing.

The mere fact that so many people flocked to the shops last year to stock up on food, water, household necessities and toilet paper should be a clear indicator of this.

In fact, we recommend several checklists of items people should keep in their homes at all times.

But since some people are just starting out, hopefully, this article can serve as a good introduction to what you should be doing.

Specifically, in terms of common mistakes, the key scenarios you should prepare for, and the different stages of being a prepper.

Step 1: Avoid fantasies

First and foremost, it’s important not to indulge in common prepper fantasies. Many preppers have the idea that they have a Bug out bag machete and a gun with plenty of ammo to survive the end of the world.

The reality is these things probably won’t help you, at least not in the way you might think.

Where to start preparing are the most likely scenarios that are likely to happen to you and your family. And that in turn can depend on the region you live in.

Natural disasters (floods, snowstorms, earthquakes, tornadoes, etc.)? Prolonged power outages, such as blackouts? Economic disasters? One gas crisis? Or even military conflicts?

Think carefully about what you think is most likely to happen and prepare accordingly.

7 Steps To Prepare For Emergencies And Crises
Prepping doesn’t mean people believe a zombie invasion is happening

Step 2: Equip your apartment

While most preppers start out with a full Bug out bag investing, you are more likely to stay at home.

The Bug Out Bag will of course help you and is an ideal source of equipment.

Leaving the safety of home is rarely the right course of action because it forces you to give up your possessions — and the action leaves you in the open.

Staying indoors is almost always safer and may also be mandated by the authorities.

7 Steps To Prepare For Emergencies And Crises
After you have all the essential items in your apartment, you should take care of your bug out bag

Step 3: Prepare to survive for 3 days

So prepare yourself for a crisis when you will most likely not be able to leave your apartment.

Focus on hoarding supplies around your home so you can protect yourself on the spot and last for at least three days.

So start a Crisis Preparedness List to create and get the most important things for three days.

7 Steps To Prepare For Emergencies And Crises
A good first step is to make a list of everything you will need in the event of a disaster or natural disaster, and then prioritize those items by the most important.

Step 4: Prepare to survive for 2 weeks

Once you have enough supplies for three days, it’s time to increase your supply to at least two weeks.

In this case, investing in enough food and water for up to two weeks is wise.

Do the math on how much water you need per person and use it supply calculator to calculate your food supply for a crisis.

Step 5: Prepare to survive for 1 month

The next milestone after two weeks will be one month – enough food, water and supplies for your family to literally shelter on the spot for a month.

One way to get enough food would be to purchase even more food supplies, but there are additional actions you should take at this stage.

One of the most important capital goods is a water purification system that can take dirty water from outside and make it drinkable. However, you probably won’t be able to install such a system if you own your own home.

Another wise investment is batteries and reusable batteries, as well as a solar charger to charge these batteries for your electronic devices.

Step 6: Prepare to survive for 3 months

At this point, it should be easy to have enough supplies for three months if you have enough for one month.

All you have to do is put more in non-perishable goods to invest, such as B. more canned food, water, batteries and so on. For example, invest in more groceries and stock up until you have enough for three months.

Step 7: Prepare for more specific scenarios

Once you and your family have amassed enough items and supplies to be protected in your home for up to three months, you can now prepare for more specific situations.

Think of droughts floods widespread power outages cyber attacks on the country, an EMP attack on a gas crisis or a solar flare, or even a worse pandemic.

And while these situations may sound like fantasies, in reality, they are not.

These are all scenarios that could also play out.

Prepping is going mainstream now if it isn’t already – so hopefully, the above situations don’t sound as far-fetched as they might have once been.


It is important to start preparing for everyday life slowly.

We all know it’s a gradual process and we need to take care of the basics before moving on to the next step.

You should always start with what you need at home – and then move on to what you have in your car (or Camper) need and so on.

First, you should find out what is most important to you and your family in an emergency situation. So you have these things quickly at hand in an emergency.

For example, if one of your children has a peanut allergy, make sure you have some epinephrine injectors at home.

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