Preppers supplies are readily available on the internet. It makes sense to keep a substantial stock of medical supplies canned food matches torches batteries etc for the day a disaster strikes.
Often your partner or family will not support your accumulation of preppers supplies until the time comes when the power goes out your water gets turned off a big snowfall cuts off your home, a forest fire blocks access to your local town or any number of unexpected emergencies means you are cut off from the source.
Then your family will be pleased you took precautions.
When the disaster ends they will be totally supportive of your efforts and will encourage you to build up your supplies for future unexpected events.
Download a list of suggestions from the internet and tailor it to meet your local situation. If you live on a Pacific island or above the snow line your needs will be different. It's important you include a standard range of food water medical supplies communication equipment and blankets to keep you warm.
Beyond that the list will need tailoring to your situation. If you have young children to care for include books and games that will keep them occupied. Clearly things like a good supply of powdered milk will be important. Add a few tools you may need. Things like a hatchet a flint for fire starting water purification tablets and a good water filter can be invaluable.
You can survive much longer without food than you can without water. So plan to store as much water as you can. An outside rainwater drum and your hot water cylinder can provide a ready source. However these can be contaminated with dirt or lime builds up so it's important to have some sort of filtration or purification system planned.
Check out the many sources of preppers supplies you are going to need by visiting the many sources on the internet. Prices vary quite a lot as does freight to your location. These supplies can be heavy so before you complete the transaction make sure the checkout screen shows the total price in your currency and includes an acceptable freight service.
Once your supplies arrive its important to store them in a readily accessible place. Keep them above ground if your area can be flooded. You may also find it useful to make your storage area accessible from outside your home. In case a fire destroys the house. A lot depends on your situation. Alaskan winters can freeze the ground. Pacific Tsunamis and hurricanes can flood your storage area. So it's worthwhile giving some thought to where it will be located.
Separate locations would be useful in case you don't want to go outside during an emergency. Include these supplies in your weekly consumption so they get regular replacement and they do not exceed their “useful dates”.
Old matches can dry out or be too damp to use. Water can go sour from being kept too long. Other supplies can suffer from aging or attack by mice rats or other creatures that wander around your place.
Keep your Preppers supplies under regular observation so you can be sure that the day they are needed they will be in good condition and will tide you over until help arrives. Or you can team up with others in your neighbourhood to source fresh supplies.