Well, would you like to be?
See, I like being prepared but I don’t have the time, energy, or money to be one of those guys with a bunker full of MREs and ammo.
What I do have, is a desire to be ready for like, a hurricane that finally decides my hometown needs to be relocated a few dozen miles inland. Or maybe a wildfire like what much of the West Coast dealt with this year.
Ideally, I think you should have maybe three days of supplies for each person in your family stashed somewhere you can get to in a hurry if need be. This isn’t going to do much in case of Soviet invasion/zombie apocalypse/alien invasion, but it could be the difference between making it out of a bad situation, and not. Or at least ending up on the news having to be rescued.
So, what do you really need to have stashed away? I’m glad you asked.
Start with the Basics: The Rule of Threes
The rule of threes is a pretty simple survival concept. In general, a healthy individual can go three minutes without air, three days without water, and three weeks without food.
This doesn’t account for things like exertion, environmental conditions, or other health issues you may have, but they’re a good place to start, and they’re in priority order too.