How to help my family survive a disaster on a low budget?

J Asked: How to help my family survive a disaster on a low budget?

I wouldn't go as far as saying i'm a "doomsdayer" however i think that something might happen and i want to protect my family….
unfortunately im only fourteen and everyone thinks im stupid for thinking like this

this means that i only have a tiny amount of emergency supplies and i was hoping if anyone could give me advice on how to get more with a very small budget.

i'm not talking secret bunker, only enough to give us a slight advantage over the average person.

Answers:

gabanaa Answered:
You're not stupid, I say stock up on canned food, lots of bottled water, learn to hunt and kill animals for meat, even better become vegetarian, grow your own veges and fruit,eat from the sea, it will be destroyed in the end which is sad.



the old dog Answered:
Stocking up bit by bit month by month is a good idea. Hide it! Concentrate on dried foodstuff like beans, peas, dried vegetables etc. Find a bulk food store and stock up on soup stocks. Vacuum bag it and freeze them.
Another thing would be to stock up on seeds. Start a concentrated study of gardening come next summer. Vegetable gardening. I don't care how small your yard is just do it. You can learn a lot from just a few years of actual work in the soil. That will supply you with food as well and if you have a large backyard all the better.
Invest in a subscription to "mother Earth News". It's a quarterly magazine but "one" issue alone will teach you what two years of hard work on your own will.
The other thing to invest in would be stuff the average would not think of.
Feminine Hygiene products.
Camping tools such as a small water cleansing pump. It actually cleans out the bacteria and some viruses from water. Just buy them, put them away and pull them out when you need them. Replacement stones would be good for the pump too.
Solar powered garden lights. Stick them out for the day and use them at night. Find out which ones offer the best light source.
Vacuum packed coffee. I'll tell ya if the disaster is a big one that is going to make you happy, at least your dad and mom will hug you every morning for that. Hide it!
There is a product that is milk in a vacuum bottle and can sit for years on the shelf without going sour buy the cream if you can. I haven't seen it around for some time now but I'm sure if you look you can find a source. Powdered milk is a good thing to buy.
Soaps. Hair soaps, hand soaps, dish soaps, laundry soaps.
Extra toothbrushes, lots of them you don't know how long the disaster is going to be. Hide it all.
Toothpastes.
There are radios and camp lights that are self winding to store power in batteries built inside the radio, the flashlight. Get those as well. Hide them.
Mind you all this stuff is bit by bit; so on a limited budget you can slowly build it up. Set priorities on what you will need. Obvious food stuff and medical supplies would be #1 on your list. Cold remedies, Flue treatment remedies, burn ointments, scratch ointments, rubbing alcohol, large, medium, small bandages. These would have to be replaced according to the "best before date" to keep them worth your while if and when disaster strikes.
Oh and one more thing …. if it is a long and hard disaster? Then see if you can get tobacco, tobacco paper or cigarettes. Believe it or not that could very well be a good form of barter. Hide the tobacco, really hide it good.
I hope this helps and if you make it to twenty with a good and educated trade before disaster strikes? Then get out of the city, the town and buy about ten acres of land. Build on it because quite frankly in six years the world is going to be a more harsher place to live in and if you can get a gentleman's farm going then you've got a head start on the average joe.
I hope all the best for you in your endeavours. If you're thinking this well about the future at your age then come the end of ten years at 24 you should be well ahead of the average pack.



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