I’ve found that there are lots of reasons that keep people from becoming better prepared or more self reliant.
The biggest by far is time. As a mom of 4 children, I understand this very well.
Most days I feel as though time slips through my fingers as I frantically try to hold on to it. With a to do list that includes wiping noses, washing laundry, wishing for more date nights, kissing booboos, playing taxi, fighting off monsters, rubbing backs, reading stories, and patiently helping with homework….it is hard to do anything else.
So young moms reading this, you are not alone!
When feeling rushed and anxious, it can be difficult to invest time in becoming more prepared and self reliant. Trying to find time to put together an important documents folder or create a food storage plan or put together a 72 hour kit for your family can seem simply overwhelming and even paralyzing at times.
That is why I created these 10 minute preparedness projects.
Introducing 10 Minute Preparedness Projects!
Every one of us can find 10 minutes, right?
Some may be able to find 10 minutes a day; other 10 minutes a month. But we can all find 10 minutes on occasion.
Every few weeks, I challenge myself to spend 10 minutes on preparedness and self-reliance and I invite you to join me!
You won’t be doing anything crazy or overwhelming. Some simple preparedness techniques that over-time will add up to something big!
Before you know it, you will be prepared for just about any emergency!
10 Min (or less) Preparedness Projects
So pick a project below when you have 10 minutes, and get started!
Ensure your gas tank is half-full
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and having to take a family member to the hospital, or flee a burning home, or even escape an impending tornado. You get to your car and go only to run out of gas a few miles down the road.
This is easily preventable!
Make sure your car has at least a half a tank of gas at all times.
Not only can it save a life or get your to safety, it is also better for the performance of your car. The fuel pump performs best when it is full with gas, leaving it too empty too often can result in costly repairs.
Becky is a wildlife enthusiast and pet and livestock care expert with a diploma in canine nutrition. With over a decade of experience in animal welfare, Becky lends her expertise to Simple Family Preparedness through insightful info about pets, livestock, bee keeping, and the practicalities of homesteading.