Prepping For The Future: Physical Needs

Radishes in a hand.We never know what the future will hold. There is a wide range of things that could happen.

A water main could break leaving you without water for a day (or more).

An ice storm could down power lines, leaving you without power for a week.

A fire could burn your house down.

The economy could collapse.

Your husband could get diagnosed with Brain Cancer.

Whatever disasters or emergencies you decide to prepare for, physical needs are the most basic needs for survival. These are the things to focus on first when you are just getting started prepping.

Food and Water

Food and water are especially important. You can only survive a few days without water and a few weeks without food. Both of these resources are readily available in our modern world, but it wouldn’t take much to disrupt our water supply or the food supply chain.


Woman with a coat in winter.Clothing is another basic need, especially so if you live in colder climates. While my husband still has clothes that fit from when he was in high school, kids seem to outgrow their clothes every time you turn around. Without having a few items on hand in larger sizes, it could get pretty difficult to clothe kids in an extended situation.

Shelter and Warmth

Shelter and warmth are both important considerations to survival, again especially if you live in colder climates. Most of my planning revolves around bugging in. Bugging out with kids is something I have yet to figure out, but I hope to research some tips to help in case it becomes necessary.


Are there any other physical needs I should address? Leave a comment below to let me know.

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