Prepping Doesn’t Have to Be Overwhelming

If there’s one thing you can say about prepping, it’s that your work is never done. There’s always something new to buy, some skill you need to learn, or a disaster that you know you just aren’t quite ready for yet. It can be downright overwhelming, especially if you happen to be new at the whole thing, but also, even when you’ve been at it for years.

It’s enough to make some folks just give up. They know too much to completely turn a blind eye to the happenings of the world, but they just can’t summon up the energy to work at preparing on a regular basis.

Others sort of halfway prepare. They have a few supplies but they know there’s a lot more they should be doing. If only they had the energy and money to do it.

It’s enough to make others stop before they ever start. Perhaps they know that bad things can happen but then they go and check out a prepping website and see the huge tasks that others are accomplishing, view the pantries of folks who have been at it for years, and mentally tally up the cost of the things they don’t yet have. All they can see is the things they have yet to do and thousands of dollars spent. They immediately close out of the page and ask themselves, “Who has time for that? I’m not rich and I have a life!”

Prepping doesn’t have to be like that.


Prepping doesn’t have to be the daunting task that I’ve just described. It doesn’t have to empty the kids’ college funds. It doesn’t have to take every waking moment after work until bedtime.

You just have to know how to break things down.

I recently edited one of the best books I’ve ever read for doing just that. It’s called The Prepper’s Yearbook. It’s by guest poster Erica Nygaard. She is another single mom who lives in rural Iowa. She works full time, raises her kids, lives on a super-strict budget, and still finds the time and the money to be well-prepared.

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And in her book, she explains exactly how she does it. She gives you all her secrets for getting stuff done. And better yet, she breaks it down in a way that isn’t the least bit overwhelming.

All you have to do is five tasks per month. Many of them won’t cost you a penny, while others are expenses that you are breaking down throughout the year. Sure, you won’t be set all at once, but you also won’t have to go broke or work your fingers to the bone. Win-win.

I’ve been prepping for years and this breakdown in this book is beneficial to me. Whether you’re new at this or have been at it for a long time, this will help you organize the tasks you need to do to be well prepared. And you can do it over and over again, because as we all know, pantries need to be inventoried, supplies need to be checked, and skills need to be practiced.

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This book is offered for $9.49.

You can start anywhere you want in the 83-page book (there’s still time to get those 5 tasks in August complete, you know!). Each month, you will check off the things you need to do, and you will feel a sense of accomplishment every time you do. The tasks are simple and budget-friendly, and they’ll help you to prepare for emergencies large and small.

The book comes in downloadable and printable PDF format. I love the idea of printing it out so I can write all over the pages. Next year, I can print it out all over again.

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If there's one thing you can say about prepping, it's that your work is never done. Make it less overwhelming by doing 5 simple, budget-friendly tasks a month. | The Organic Prepper
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Please feel free to share any information from this site in part or in full, leaving all links intact, giving credit to the author and including a link to this website and the following bio. **************************** Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

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