Emergency preparedness + food storage! Why you need it, how to afford it, and where to start.

Simple emergency preparedness for any family! I so needed to watch this!

Hi Freebs! I know it's not Thursday (that's typically when a new video drops over on my YouTube channel) – BUT – I wanted to share this video with you! A few weeks ago for Q&A Tuesday, Bubba and I decided to choose the topic of emergency preparedness and food storage for the Q&A. With the recent devastations with hurricanes, fires, floods, and earthquakes, it seems to be a bit on everyone's minds!

Last year Bubba got really interested in emergency preparedness and making sure we had enough food and supplies to sustain our family in case of natural disaster, job loss, personal injury, or financial stress. We learned a LOT in the process and decided to share what we know, in hopes of helping you and your family!

Note – we are NOT doomsdayers! We don't believe in selling everything you own and living in a bunker in the mountains. Not at all. But the FACT, is that 100% of us will be affected by natural disaster, job loss, personal injury, or financial stress at some point. By having some necessities on-hand, it allows you to be self-sufficient and *hopefully* providing for your family, so you can then turn around and help others.

We keep it light-hearted and fun (as per usual) and try to show you that “prepping” doesn't have to be expensive, time-consuming, or stressful. So check it out and just start small in getting some basic necessities for your family!

Watch the video online or click and watch below:

See, not too scary right?

Take baby steps. Just start with a 72 hour kit, and it's amazing how much better you will feel. Here are some of the resources mentioned in the video:

Simple emergency preparedness for any family! I so needed to watch this!

Hopefully that makes it a little more manageable for you all!

Now, get out there and do some prepping! XO


  1. AvatarR says

    When looking at utilizing your garage for food storage, check your state laws because the state of Idaho has a little known law that says that during emergencies, anything in your garage is up for grabs for the government to come in and take to redistribute to the people. It really made us rethink where we would keep our stuff and now it’s under beds and tucked in closets!

  2. AvatarKasey Rigdon says

    Thank you for giving direction and details on how to do food storage. Food storage has always been overwhelming for me and now I feel like I have some tools.

  3. AvatarMaegan says

    I’ve got a few emergency preparedness things, but I know I need to build my supply more. Looking forward to watching your videos and using your tips.

  4. AvatarCandace says

    When my husband got his “real job” after college this was one of the first things we focused on amping up. It is so nice to be prepared! I like seeing how other people do it – it gives me great ideas!

  5. AvatarCat Stabio says

    I have been wanting to start gathering supplies for emergency preparedness but I just kept putting it off. As soon as this video came out I was able to start! It was the kick in the pants I needed, thank you so much!!!

  6. AvatarJean says

    My husband and I lived in AZ for most of our lives and there really isn’t disasters there. When we moved out of state it was something we had to consider, but didn’t know where to start. Thanks for all of the conversation starters that we had. Working on our month long storage.

  7. AvatarSydney says

    This concept is so hard for me! I always end up throwing my “real food” food storage away because expiration! And wonder if we’ll ever actually eat freeze dried!;) I need to be better at rotation!

  8. AvatarSheridan jacobsen says

    I love these tips! I have a tendency to get overwhelmed but need to remember to start small and even a little prepared is better than nothing!

  9. AvatarAmbur says

    My husband and I have been married for 2 years and have been wanting to be more prepared incase of an emergency & these tips are very helpful!

  10. AvatarAriane says

    Ahhh I have been procrastinating my emergency preparedness forever!! We’re military and move a lot so that was always my excuse but this is super motivating!

  11. AvatarSonya says

    My husband and I live in a studio and we have canned goods in our closet and underneath our bed. Thanks to your tip of buying two more cans while you’re out grocery shopping. I cannot stress how thankful I am for your tips!!! Thank you!

  12. AvatarSara Thompson says

    I’ve watched this video multiple times and I’m always so impressed with Bubba’s desire for emergency preparedness over his toys and play money-such dedication to his family!

  13. AvatarSarah Sheapprd says

    I love all the resources you linked from your video. I think this is a great thing to do, but most important to remember not to get overwhelmed as that can be easy to feel with emergency preparedness!

  14. AvatarJen schneiter says

    We just bought a generator in preparation for hurricane season later this year. We know Florida will get hit again eventually with more hurricanes, and it feels good to be more prepared.

  15. AvatarAnnie says

    This was soooo helpful! I’m trying to get my family prepared for emergencies and also have 3 month supply of food/non food stuff that we use daily. Thank you!!

  16. AvatarCeleste says

    I love this so much! It is so important to be prepared. I’m kind of a nerd and have lists and lists in google docks and this made me make an emergency preparedness list of things I need to get and when to rotate everything out. Such a good post.

  17. AvatarKrista Sidhu says

    Besides the silver reflecting blankets what are your tips for staying warm? We live in cananda an it gets crazy cold in the winter. What would we use to stay warm if electricity wasn’t available?

    • AvatarMiranda Bone says

      A wood heater is ideal; you can store wood for it outside and you can replenish the store without fossil fuel if you must. Worth knowing how to make a campfire, too.
      But wearing all your warm cloths, eating hot food/drinks, staying active or sharing blankets all also help, often enough, as long as you have enough food. Draft proofing your house will help a lot and eave you money every day.

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