FEMA Camps Series Part 3 - What Should You Be Stockpiling Right Now?

What should you be stockpiling right now in order to avoid the need to go to a temporary emergency FEMA camp or to meet your family’s needs while attempting to avoid being ushered gratefully to a permanent FEMA resettlement camp? Water, long term food storage items, and plenty of ammo are three of the most important and obvious choices, but there is much more you will need to survive a lengthy disaster.

You do not have to be a millionaire to garner all of the food your family will need to survive a disaster. Growing your own groceries and taking advantage of long term food storage sales help keep the budget in check. As noted in part 2 of the FEMA camp series, working with your neighborhood and community to better prepare the town for a disaster has a lot of advantages. OPSEC is not one of those advantages and perhaps you live in a more rural or isolated remote area, with the nearest neighbor living 50 acres (at least) away. Working with extended family and friends to create a mutual assistance group (MAGS) or a tribe, as I prefer to call it, can achieve the same (or perhaps, even better) preparedness result.

Disaster supplies are essential, but so are skills. Learning sight, sound, and smell discipline will help keep your food preps from being discovered from the marauding hordes. Knowing how to start a fire with damp wood, being able to find your way in the woods, and brewing up natural homeremedies to combat common ailments are also skills which will enhance the chances of survival. Medical preps are almost always considered the most difficult aspect of completing self-reliance goals. Even during a short term disaster the need for advanced first aid and replacements for lost prescription medications could quickly become an issue. When the mobile FEMA camp centers arrive in your town, do not stake your life on the staffers coming with diabetes medications and antibiotics.  Click here to read the rest of the prepping and FEMA camps series part 3 report.