Not Sure What to Do Next
I’ve been reading theprepared for a while and was fortunate enough to find the website before the pandemic. I was putting my finishing touches on my go-bags in Janurary once I started hearing about what was going on in China and this website, I felt, gave me a “healthy” level of paranoia.
One challenge I’m having now is to not spiral, and keep on getting more and more equipment until I build myself a bunker. It’s hard.
I feel like I’ve got a really good base of preparedness, so I would just like to list that out and get any feedback/input on areas to improve. And maybe ask the question – what should I consider next?
We are a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids under 3 years old) in a large metro area in the midwest. Thankfully we have family that live in rural areas and are just a few hours away by car, if it ever got that far. But so far, it hasn’t. Here’s what I’ve put together, in terms of preparedness:
– 2 “Level 3” go-bags, as detailed from this site, stored in the closet by the front door
– whole-house generator that can run on propane or gas, with enough fuel for 1 week
– 4 weeks of shelf-stable food and 72 gallons of stored water
– 12 month emergency fund in cash
– home medical supplies, as recommended by this site
– “get home bags” in each car, separate from the Level 3 bags above
– getting solar panels installed next month that can run all electric needs for our house in the summer months
When I write it all down it seems like a lot, but I still have anxiety that it’s not enough. Welcome to 2020, I guess. Do I just need to chill? Repeat the sane prepper mantra over and over again? 🙂