Basic Needs in Prepping

Basic needs in prepping
Basic needs in prepping

What basic needs for prepping are important

Many people today have the belief that they need many things in order to live. Depending on the persons age will determine how they answer the question of what their basic needs in prepping are.

If you ask a 10 year old, They’re answer may be an x box or a cell phone. To someone in they’re 20’s, it may be a car or money. To a senior citizen, it may be medications or government assistance. Many factors determine basic needs in prepping.

The Levels of Hierarchy

I won’t get into the full training course of Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs in this article because there is too much to cover. What I will touch on is the very basic level of needs called the Physiological Level.

Basically a human being Needs Air, Water, Food, Shelter, Clothing, and Reproduction in order to survive. If you eliminate any of these basic needs, we will die.

Getting to the point on basic needs in prepping

I for one have learned that in this fast paced time that we live in, it is easy to take things for granted. I have designed my prepping around the basic needs instead of my wants. For each basic need, plan on what you and you’re family will need for each category. Things like giving consideration to getting a gas mask or proper air ventilation for you’re bug out shelter. Maybe it is to get a good water purifier for the cause of having clean water.

Start with the basics

Have you planned ahead for shelter? What if you are forced to leave? Do you have a plan in place in case you do?

Water is also a very important necessity for sustaining life. Without it, humans can usually live no longer than three to four days. You will continually grow weaker each day that you go without it. Try and have a minimum of six months supply of water and food in place for each person in your household. If you can’t store that much water, buy a water purification device and find a nearby water source.

Pathogen Threats

Be it the Coronavirus, Candida Auris or whatever unseen biological threat; time is on your side. Having a PPE kit will come in handy for such events. Using good hygiene and staying out of public contact will help to lower mortality. If the virus has become a pandemic, it may require you to stay inside with no public contact for a minimum of six months.

Personal Security

You must consider the fact that there will be millions of people who have not prepared. They will include your friends, family, neighbors, and everyone else who can find you. They will beg for help. They will steal. They will even kill you for what you have. You must have the mindset that you will overcome any and every threat for you and your family’s survival.

If you do not have a firearm. You should consider this option. Get the proper training and licenses for it. Store it in a proper location like a safe or on your person if you are licensed to do so. They’re may come a time when you will need it, so be ready.

Final Thoughts

Preppers all share one common trait. They are intelligent and forward thinking. Most prepare for the “What If”. They know that it is better to Have than to Have Not. They share the Survival State of Mind.


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2 responses to “Basic Needs in Prepping”

    • Well Greg, that’s a tough one. I don’t know what state you live in and it may not make a difference anyway as most states do have laws against convicted felons possessing firearms. If I were in your shoes, I would look for an up to date state statute book either published copy or online.

      Research the current laws pertaining to convicted felons and possession of weapons. Also for a small fee, you may seek legal advise from an criminal defense attorney. You may find that it only pertains to anything capable of discharging a projectile by means of explosion. Meaning like an object propelled by explosion from gun powder or whatever.

      So, that being said you could look at other things like a bow and arrow, cross bow, sling shots, spear guns or whatever. I am No attorney and I am Not offering legal advice about your situation. What I am offering are ideas as alternatives for options to look into. I would also plan and rehearse a few bug out or escape options. Even though your defense situation may be limited, you are still able to adapt. Having a plan is the key to survival and don’t just limit it to one plan, have several.

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