The Beginners Guide to Guns for Preppers by Matthew J. Suiter is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to learn more about preparing for the day after a disaster. Although it is quite straightforward and is filled with “how to” guides, the author states that the book is not meant to be a “do-it-yourself” manual. Instead, it is meant to serve as a “how-to” guide to other readers and enthusiasts of gun ownership.
Disaster preparedness can be challenging because there are so many things that must be taken care of. Fortunately, today's books and audio programs are designed to help all levels of reader prepare for even the most dire circumstances.
What to stock in your disaster survival kit? Suiter offers several options that he believes are vital, including, but not limited to:
Of course, there are many other items that are essential for preppers to have in their survival gear. However, these are the basics.
Hopefully, you will be able to determine what to stock and when you should stock it with your disaster plans. Suiter notes that certain supplies may be stored differently at different times of the year, depending on the weather.
For instance, he tells us that winterization of water supplies, including storing it for later use, should be part of beginning basics for surviving a disaster. Should such a disaster ever happen, any form of water should be stored as soon as possible.
Besides water, Comprehensive Disaster Survival Kits should include food items that can be easily eaten by members of the community during a catastrophe. Suiter provides recommendations for the best foods for survival and the need to create your own emergency food supplies.
He suggests storing raw meat, canned vegetables, and freeze-dried foods to eat in the event of a disaster. As long as the supplies are properly packaged and contain no chemicals, there is no reason why you should not be able to create your own emergency food.
Of course, having the ability to keep yourself fed is not enough for disaster preparedness. It is also important to be prepared to defend yourself and family members.
Again, he suggests buying some kind of personal protection equipment for yourself and family members. It is imperative that you have the proper tools to defend yourself and your family from any danger.
In order to prepare for this, he offers some basic suggestions for those wanting to purchase their own personal protective equipment and supplies. Among them, he suggests that self defense kits should be stocked.
Once again, these kits should be packed with the necessary and appropriate emergency tools and supplies. Again, having the proper tools is not sufficient; it is also important to use them as instructed.