What did covid-19 expose as a weakness in your preps?
No prep is ever done or perfect. So whenever something bad happens I try to learn from it as a real-world stress test.
What did the last few months with covid make you realize was a weakness in your preps?
My husband and I already had the important supplies on hand like respirators and food. But the biggest “d’oh!” moment for us was that we didn’t have some of our food supplies labeled with purchase dates to know which food should be eaten first. It probably won’t matter, but if we needed to survive on what we have for a long time, it would be nice to know what will spoil first. We solved this by putting a Sharpie marker on a string by our food shelf and will write the year on everything we buy.
We also did not have enough gloves. We had a box of 100, but two people can run through those pretty quickly when using a pair or two every day over months.
If you could go back in time before COVID, what would you change about your preps?