As the cold chills start to return (for most of us at least) it’s time for preppers to begin their fall preparations, and I’ve designed this checklist to ensure that you don’t forget anything! Items are separated by category, so just scroll through and look for which ones you haven’t yet done to double-check.
- Check dates, eat or dispose of items depending on how close they are to expiring. You don’t want to keep expired items for longer than necessary, particularly if you could replace them with new items that will last longer post-disaster. Take this opportunity to check the dates.
- See which stocked items you ate and liked and which you avoided because you didn’t like them. Adjust your stocks as needed. Although you may stock some items regardless of their taste because of their nutrient value, other items may have sounded good at the time but reality showed you different. You want to keep your food stocks up to date on taste as well as expiration dates.
- If you have any “winter foods”, add some extra to be used throughout the cold season. Some people have hot chocolate or other warm foods/drinks that they like to have regardless, but use more of in winter. Make sure you have some extra ones on hand so that you increased usage doesn’t wear out your stockpile.