13 Steps to Get Yourself & Your Family Prepared
Here’s an outline of the recommendations you’ll find on this page. Click, or scroll down, for more info on each step.
Here’s an outline of the recommendations you’ll find on this page. Click, or scroll down, for more info on each step.
1. Top Priority — Be Sure You Have a Quick, Easy Way to Get Your Healthy Nutritional Needs Met: With the right nutrients, you and your loved ones will be full, feel your best, and stay well. Stock up on multiple Preparedness Essentials Kits. Each kit is 3 meals a day, for 1 person, for 1 week.
2. Plan So You’ll Have Clean, Healthy Water, No Matter What Happens. I like the affordable yet effective options from Clearly Filtered.
3. Start Considering Your Financial Future Right Away: Join my NEW DeFi/Crypto Intro Class and Beginner’s Mastermind, while they’re open.
4. Stock Up on Food Prep Foods with a Long Shelf Life. Like dried and freeze-dried fruits and veggies, pulses/beans, grains, meats, and meals.
5. Decide What Cooking & Food-Prep Tools You’ll Need. One thing I have is a hand-crank blender.
6. Gather Sprouting Supplies & Learn How To Sprout. An excellent and fun habit for easy nutrition.
7. Learn How to Grow Your Own Food. Don’t wait until you have to, because your first year is the “learning year!”
8. Protect Your Immunity & Stay Well. Making your own colloidal silver is an excellent way to take action to protect your health.
9. Gather Books & Learn How to Forage in Your Area. I got a general foraging book, and one about Florida, where I live. I’m already learning a lot!
10. Have Extra Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent. My favorite one is a clean option that actually works, plus it doesn’t take up much space in your storage.
11. Prepare Lighting. In case you don’t have power.
12. Store Extra Fuel. So you can drive, if you’re unable to buy gas, or it’s expensive.
The Preparedness Essentials Kit can be stored for 2 years, or more. Even if you live in a small space, this is 1 Week’s Worth of Perfect-Nutrition Food, for 1 person, 3 meals a day.
Add the clean, delicious protein and sprouted superfood seeds to a jar and shake if you need to be fed immediately with no prep – tastes great, too. You could add the sprouted-seed products to green smoothies for essential fatty acids to support brain and heart health; or a scoop of both products is a meal with perfect nutrition.
With the Kit, you also get (optional but highly recommended) supplements to support wellness and resilience, protect against stress, keep the gut strong, and replenish the 90+ minerals and trace minerals your body needs for every single process of the body.
Get multiple of these Kits for the people in your home, and that you care about, because you’ve probably noticed – most people are doing no prepping whatsoever, so you and I need to look out for those around us as we can.
A water purifier or distiller is a much better idea than cases of plastic water bottles that take up a lot of space and leach toxins from the plastic. I like Clearly Filtered, with several options to meet any budget.
Clean, delicious water is a must, for life and for health. Cleary Filtered offers multiple ways to achieve this: a water pitcher, filtered water bottles, a filter for your fridge, and under-the-sink options.
Have a water distiller on hand, so you can enjoy clean water, without bacteria, parasites, etc. Here’s the water distiller I got.
You can also use distilled water to make your own colloidal silver — which is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial. (I’ll tell you the device you need to do this later on this page.)
You’ll need a timer to be able to use your water distiller.
I hope you’re thinking about your financial freedom. I can help.
Your financial future is an important aspect of becoming prepared, and since March of 2020, I’ve been separating myself as much as I can, from the monopolistic industries we find ourselves in bondage to. I’d love to give you the “Cliff’s Notes” of what I’ve spent about 1,500 hours learning.
With my FREE (& now shorter) Crypto & DeFi Basics Web Class, I will help you step into more peace and less fear about your financial future. It all starts with understanding what’s really going on.
I didn’t start the Take Action For Freedom Insiders Mastermind (it’s a year old now!) to sell you on crypto. Personally, I wouldn’t buy 99.99% of crypto, and I think the vast majority of them will fail, just like most did in the “dot-com bubble.”
The crypto coaches and I, in the Mastermind group, are far more interested in EDUCATION about blockchain, Defi, and crypto, in ways that will directly impact your life.
In the Mastermind, we don’t just talk about crypto. We also discuss the macroeconomic issues affecting us all. (We even do some training on preparedness, and discussion of precious metals investing, inside the mastermind.) In a previous career, I taught basic economics and history and civics (how the government works) to university students.
Despite the crypto market crashing (along with stocks, bonds, precious metals, and now even real estate is falling), my crypto assets are STILL worth 250% more than I paid for them – which beats the stock market, real estate, and other investment strategies.
The Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon within the crypto world are now revealing themselves to be the ones that will go the distance while the others fail – and the good news is, they’re “on-sale” right now since the crash.
More importantly, decentralized finance gets us independent of the central banks, where our money in the bank isn’t even actually ours! We just saw the prime minister of a country widely considered to be “free” last year freeze the bank accounts of thousands of people involved in or even donate to a legal protest, even seize their property – just as bad, the central banks froze Russia! – so, We the People need to invest in our own future in ways that are independent of the corrupt systems.
Here are some options you might choose for your needs.
My Patriot Supply has all its products available, though the nutrition is just standard survivalist food – organic and nutrient-dense, it’s not! (Though they do have some gluten-free options).
If I had to eat “macaroni and cheese” or whatever, I’d make sure to augment it with a Foraged Green Smoothie, for nutrient density. (See my Substack article on this topic: Even if store shelves are bare, you can make a green smoothie, for free, to get great nutrition in almost any condition.)
Food from My Patriot Supply has a 20-year shelf life.
I like Thrive Life for 25-year shelf life fruits/veggies/greens, but half their products are out of stock.
I’ve made green smoothies with 100% freeze-dried fruits and veggies, and they’re just as delicious as fresh. Thrive Life also has beans, meat, and snack items.
Valley Food Storage offers freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, as well as meats and entrées. They also have dehydrated foods. They’re a Utah small business I’ve supported for most of my adult life.
Here are some ideas of what you may need:
If you buy bulk foods, like beans and grains, you should also invest in 2-gallon or 5-gallon buckets with tight-fitting lids, and/or quart jars, to store your food. Wide-mouth jars are easier to deal with.
Gallon or quart freezer bags are also a good idea, though freezer space is best used for meds, supplements, meat, and items with a short shelf life or that must be frozen.
You can still make nutritious green smoothies if you don’t have power with a hand-crank blender.
Charcoal grills, and storing briquettes, is a way to be less dependent on fossil fuels that will become increasingly scarce and expensive.
Sprouting is a fantastic preparedness habit, and an easy way to add exceptional nutrition to any meal. It’s easy to do once you learn how.
You can store seeds for long periods of time, and then, you can enjoy sprouts on salads, soups, smoothies, sandwiches, and more, anytime you want.
I like True Leaf for supplies and seeds, because they’re a small company that offers non-GMO, organic seeds at affordable prices. (Please consider always finding a small business to support, other than Amazon who has crushed millions of small businesses.)
To sprout seeds, you’ll need seeds and a jar with a vented lid, or some kind of sprouting gadget.
How to sprout? Check out my Sprouting 101 article.
Don’t Have Time or Want to Sprout?
We offer Sprouted Flax and TriOmega (sprouted broccoli/chia/flax) for the easy version, with at least a 2-year shelf life.
Another Easy Option: Hamama Kits for Growing Microgreens
Microgreens are also super nutritious. With a ceramic starter kit from Hamama, you’ll have an easy way to eat more of these powerhouse greens. Even if you have a black thumb! All you need to do is add water. Non-GMO seeds, with many of them organic.
Don’t have enough space to garden? Use an indoor-outdoor tower garden to grow plants on top of plants.
Having a colloidal silver maker, like this one, allows you to produce an endless amount of colloidal silver. You’ll always have immune-support on-hand – use it to protect yourself from various infections.
This book is a guide to 32 of the best and most common edible wild plants in North America, with detailed information on how to identify them, where they are found, how and when they are harvested, which parts are used, how they are prepared, as well as their culinary use, ecology, conservation, and cultural history. You can use the internet, but having a book on hand is a good idea, because who knows when the internet may go down.
This helpful book is fully illustrated with photos and drawings to help with identifying plants in Florida. The author has fifty years’ experience gathering and preparing wild edibles and bringing them to her family’s table. She shares practical knowledge interspersed with recipes. Florida may not be where you live, but I show you this book because there’s probably one appropriate to you.
I love this laundry detergent because it’s non-toxic, and it actually works. Truly Free is having a big sale before their prices go up, thanks to inflation.
They send you one bottle, and then you add the refills to the same bottle – so you’re not just sending huge plastic jugs to the landfill. Plus, storing laundry detergent takes up very little space. Truly Free also has non-toxic stain remover, concentrate to replenish your hand-soap bottles, and laundry-machine cleaner to make your washer last longer.
(How would you treat your washer, if you thought this may be the last one you own, and parts may become difficult to get? I also have replacement parts for my washer and dryer.)
If you don’t have power, or the costs of energy are high, save by drying your clothes with a clothesline kit.
Line drying also helps protect your clothes so they last longer. You will need a drill, to install the screws into two trees or the inside of your porch, etc.
Or, here’s a durable and attractive option for drying your clothes. You might prefer a wooden drying rack. It conveniently folds down in seconds.
Everyone needs a durable, solar-powered flashlight, or two. This one is special – it has emergency features and solar-charges your phone. They’re having a sale at the time I write this.
I recommend 2 sets of replacement lightbulbs for every light in your home that might need replacement.
Having a few solar-powered lanterns is also a good idea.
You want clean, long-burning candles on-hand if you need them, like beeswax candles. They have little smoke and a pleasant smell.
HOA’s limit this, but consider storing extra diesel, fuel, propane, charcoal + lighter fluid, as your laws and HOA’s allow.
If you aren’t where an HOA forbids gas storage, keep gas in a 5-gallon jerrican, to have it if you need it. Even people who live in HOA-governed communities keep a jerrican of gas for the mower, etc.
I don't need readers, maybe because I drink green smoothies and a pink smoothie every day? But in case I need them later, I have some inexpensive ones in different strengths.
I DO wear blue-light blocker glasses, since the blue light from TV and computer and phone screens confuse your pineal gland into thinking it's daytime, stopping melatonin production. I actually wear them all day while working online, to preserve my eyesight.
Learn how to make your own liquid fertilizer, compost tea, for your garden. We use a 55-gallon plastic drum, and we add grass clippings, vegetable scraps, and leaves. It must have a lid. Push it down to compress, cover with water, and just add to it. You can ladle out “swamp water” that is actually a rich fertilizer, anytime you need it, forever!
Learn how to preserve dry goods, like oatmeal, rice, and dry beans, in mason jars – easy to do, and no boiling water bath needed.