I started prepping 3 years ago.  It was a full effort.

Afro Prepper Pasadena was born.

Youtube channel and everything.

I went through a bell curve with it.  Prepping boils down to a few things.

  1. Getting your shit together.
  2. Preparing for Short Term social disruptions.
  3. Preparing for Long Term social disruptions.

Simple sentences that say so much.  Getting your shit together is kind of huge.  Make sure stupid things don’t create crisis’s.  Don’t overspend, make sure your basic documentation is intact, drivers licence, insurance, registration and blah blah blah.  You know what I mean.  Keep a little bit of cash around.  Keep food throughout the week.  The most common disaster to prep for should be a car accident.  Just look at the numbers, everyone you know knows someone who has been in some type of fender bender.  Get your shit together.

Preparing for Short Term social disruptions.  Earthquakes and Power disruptions happen more than your think.  Short term is between one day and two weeks.  This is where I  left off with prepping.   Two weeks without power is a big f’n deal.

Most earthquakes in CA are very local witch is a plus, but 2 weeks without power is a big deal.  Your going to need water, fuel, a weapon, batteries, a generator.  That all starts to add up to big money.

I just threw away 40 cans of soups, veggies and other assorted canned goods.  My apporach was silly.  With 2 years of hindsight my apporach to food will be much different.

You have to stay true to how you actually eat.  My family does not eat many canned goods.  80-90% of what I eat is fresh food.  Its hard to store fresh food.  It doesnt’ keep.  The big secret is  . . . . . Preservatives are generally bad for you.

Now we are concentrating on what we actually eat, stocking up on things that are going to be used such as.

  • Non Reactive Almond Milk
  • Coconut Water
  • Cereal
  • Pastas
  • Brown Rice (only keeps for 6 monthes )