Over the years I have watched many preparedness videos. Many of them have really good information. But very few fit my lifestyle. And I am pretty sure there are many of my vintage who are in the same boat with me.
I would love to have a homestead and raise chickens and other meat animals and grow a big garden. And I admire those who can sustain that kind of lifestyle. But I am not one of those people.
There are all sorts of videos about what one should pack into a bug out bag. Good information for those who plan to cut and run when things get dicey. But many of us can not even consider leaving our homes due to age or physical problems.
I do what I do in order to make sure my family is fed should things get really bad. I am able to defend myself should it come to that, but I can not move all of my stored food and supplies. It does me no good at all to can, dehydrate or buy food and supplies if I can not use them as intended or if I leave them behind.
I also pay no attention to those who tell me I must have 10 specific food items or that I can not survive unless I have the gear they are selling. Some of those 10 items are often things I don't use. And the idea of needing 'gear' is ridiculous for me as most times they are talking about things like night vision goggles or tools to build a shelter in the woods. Don't need much in the way of gear here in my little apartment.
The point to all of this is that each of us has specific needs. What works for one person doesn't necessarily work for everyone. In preparedness, one size doesn't fit all. We need to take what we can use and let the rest go.
Finding alternative ways to do what we need to do is helpful. We can't garden or raise animals, so we visit Farmer's Markets in season and take advantage of grocery store sales.
Keep stacking what we know will be used. And most definitely keep on praying.