There is a lot of information out there that we need to learn but that also brings with it, lots of mistakes as part of the learning process. The main point of this guide is to show you 5 common mistakes that preppers make and how you can avoid making the same ones.
Not Knowing How to Use Your Gear
Having all the latest survival gear is all well and good but it is of little use if you don’t even know how to use it. Practice with every bit of gear and equipment, and fully understand how to use it correctly. If unsure, find somebody that knows. This is easy with the abundance of information available on the internet.
Prepping For the Unlikely
Many people seem to be prepping for a zombie apocalypse and not enough for the most likely events in their areas such as flooding or tornadoes. When starting out in prepping, focus on what is most probable for your region and in life in general.
Bragging About Your Supplies
The more people that know about your supplies, the more people that may appear at your door in the event of a disaster. By telling others about your preps you are just inviting trouble. People are willing to do anything when their own survival is on the line and those that were once friends may turn on you when disaster strikes. The only people that need to know are your family and possibly a close-knit group of friends.
Forgetting Your Pets
While caught up in getting everything to ensure your survival, it is easy to forget that supplies are also needed for your pets. Put together a pet survival kit and maybe a bug out bag for your dogs and/or cats. Don’t abandon them just because you made the mistake to stockpile food and water.
Keeping Everything in One Place
Never keep all of your preps in the same location. Some of your supplies should be kept at home, some in your car, some at work, and any other location where you spend a lot of your time. You don’t know where you will be when a disaster happens so be fully prepared now.