Preparation is always the key to surviving whatever life throws at you. Some people try to be prepared for short term situations because they usually think along the lines that life will go back to normal quickly.
If you’re prepared to rough it without electricity or being able to run down to the store to buy food for only a day or two, you’re probably woefully unprepared. If you’re like most people, you don’t have a lot of money to spend on things that you don’t need to use right now.
That’s why it can be all too easy to push survival preparations to the backburner. But you can take care of your survival needs even if you’re on a budget. You just have to do it piecemeal, and follow through with your plans.