Do you ever have trouble remembering when you’re supposed to change out the batteries on your smoke alarms, or when the last time you changed out your emergency bag supplies, or when you changed the air filter in your AC system (yes, house maintenance is part of general PREParedness), etc.? Use your calendar to pre-plan those days when you need to renew your concealed carry license, when you need to do a thorough inventory of food (at end of busy seasons is always a great time to take stock on what you may have used a lot of or hardly any of and adjust accordingly), when you need to review skills again, and other preparedness items that are important to you to get done.
You can use a paper calendar on the fridge. Do you even have one of those in your house anymore? There are also to-do apps for your phones, calendars and alarms for your computer, and other ways to help yourself stay on track to STAYING PREPared.
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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.
She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.
Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).
Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.
Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.
Katy helps others learn forgotten skills, including basic survival skills and self-reliance.
She's been published on sites such as MSN, Angi, Home Advisor, Family Handyman, Wealth of Geeks, Readers Digest, and more.