If this year has taught us anything, it is to be prepared. Being prepared is not just for the big things, but the smaller, everyday things too. When we first started our prepping journey I had no clue where to even begin. I would do research and would become instantly overwhelmed. That is when I decided to take what I already knew and start small.
Prepping means something different to everyone. Prepping for us means to make sure we have enough for when emergencies happen. It could mean anything from a storm (we get a lot of hurricanes where we live), to a loss of a job. It is knowing we will be okay when something does happen.
So, where should you start? I am going to start with the food pantry. It is an important place to begin. It will give you the peace of mind that if something does happen, you will be able to feed yourself and your family. Here I will list the most common and essential foods you will need. It is a good list to build off of!
All purpose flour
Instant mashed potatoes
Imitation bacon bits
Apple cider vinegar
Rice wine vinegar
Pure vanilla extract
V8 (Regular and Splash)
Water, water, water, and more water
This is just an example of what you can start your prepper pantry with. Start with the essentials and keep building from there! I am excited to start learning how to can, so I can do my own jams, salsa, soups, etc. Go with what you know and make that small step!