Boost Your Preparedness in 2024

Boost Your Preparedness in 2024

# Happy New Year 2024!!

Happy New Year from John Rourke, Maine Prepper Girl, and the Crew at! We hope this new year brings you joy, happiness, and, of course, preparedness. As preppers, we understand the importance of being ready for whatever challenges lie ahead. So, let’s kick off the year with some tips and tricks to help you stay prepared in 2024.

## Set Goals for Preparedness

The start of the new year is a great time to set new goals for your preparedness journey. Whether it’s learning a new skill, stocking up on supplies, or improving your self-defense techniques, having clear goals can keep you motivated throughout the year.

Here are a few goals you might consider:

– **Stock up on water**: Water is essential for survival, and it’s important to have a reliable source. Aim to have at least one gallon of water per person per day for a two-week period.
– **Learn a new skill**: Expand your knowledge by learning a new survival skill. It could be anything from starting a fire without matches to foraging for edible plants in your area.
– **Build a bug-out bag**: If you haven’t already, create a bug-out bag filled with essential items you would need to evacuate in an emergency. Make sure to tailor it to your specific needs and geographic location.
– **Improve your physical fitness**: Being physically fit can greatly increase your chances of survival in a crisis. Commit to regular exercise or try incorporating more outdoor activities into your routine.

## Update Your Emergency Contacts

As we enter a new year, it’s essential to review and update your emergency contacts. Make sure you have the correct phone numbers and addresses for your loved ones, local authorities, and any other important contacts. Consider printing out a physical copy and keeping it in your bug-out bag, as well as saving the information digitally.

## Create a Communications Plan

In a crisis situation, communication is key. Take some time to create a communications plan for your family or group. Decide on a meeting place, establish a method of communication (such as walkie-talkies or a designated radio frequency), and ensure everyone knows the plan.

## Expand Your Food Storage

Having an ample supply of food is crucial in any emergency situation. Take inventory of your existing food storage and identify any gaps in your provisions. Consider adding non-perishable items like canned goods, dry goods, and freeze-dried meals to your pantry. Additionally, growing your own food through gardening or hydroponics can provide a sustainable source of fresh produce.

## My 2 Cents

With the start of a new year, it’s important to reflect on the lessons learned from the past and apply them to our future preparedness plans. Take the time to assess your strengths and weaknesses, and make necessary adjustments. Remember, preparedness is not a destination but a continuous journey. Stay informed, stay vigilant, and stay prepared. Here’s to a safe and prepared 2024!