Just as we back up our computers to prevent against loss, we also should back-up our physical supplies. I back up my computer to a separate hard drive plus there are numerous cloud storage options. When it comes to physical supplies, we also should have a off-site back-up plan in place. Storing vital survival and comfort supplies are someone's house or a separate location will give you greater protection against loss.
3 Reasons for An Off-Site Prepper's Kit
Reason #1: One is None. Two is One.
This old saying applies to the physical location of our supplies as well. Storing all your preps in your home creates a weak point if you home is destroyed or compromised. A second storage locations adds redundancy to your plans.
Reason #2: Builds community.
When you ask a friend or family member to host your off-site kit it opens the conversation for the need to prepare for small scale and large scale emergencies. In return you could offer to help them put together a kit to keep in your home. At Modern Self-Reliance we believe that every person who is more prepared makes the whole community stronger.
Reason #3: Piece of Mind.
Each component of your supplies should give you piece of mind that you have one more resource if needed. I feel that being prepared is not about being afraid of disaster but rather planning for, and knowing if something happens you have a plan and basic supplies.
Off-Site Kit Components
- flashlight (I love this one)
- notebook + pencils
- extra batteries (for flashlight)
- work gloves
- duct tape
- knife (I have this compact one)
- info card w. #s, copy license, passport, insurance (important information)
- phone charger cables
- spare clothes
- winter coat
- winter boots
- compact sleeping bag
- compact pillow
- comfort items (cards, Bible, etc)
- hand lotion
- wash cloths
- Basic First Aid Kit
Do you have a secondary storage place for some essentials? What do you keep in it? Let us know in the comments below.