As many of you know, life isn’t quite so easy when you have a big family. You have to start thinking in thousands of pounds, not hundreds of pounds. Hundreds of gallons instead of tens of gallons.
And then there’s the problem of where to put it all. Have you ever figured out where to put ten 55 gallon drums for your water storage? Ever run the calculations on how much that weighs? (Hint: it’s 2.3 TONS)
Have you ever seen how much room eight bug out bags take up? The hall closet just isn’t an option anymore.
When we buy a whole cow, it covers our beef needs for six months. That same cow would feed a ‘Standard American Family’ for over a year.
The list goes on and on … And I know most of you can relate.
But interestingly enough, even though some of the logistics change, the processes don’t. The basics don’t either.
Putting in supplies is a math problem at the heart of it. X amount per person per period of time. Multiply by the number of people.
The concept of starting small and working your way up doesn’t change. You may just have to go a bit slower. Get two weeks worth of food put away instead of a month at first.
You’ll eventually get to where you want to be, and as long as you’re making progress, you’ll be fine. Step after step.
Don’t feel discouraged by what other people can do. As long as you’re making progress towards your own preparedness goals, that’s what’s important.
Don’t feel discouraged because other people have more done. Do what you can, make constant progress, however small that progress is. You’ll get there.
Like I said, at the end of the day it’s a numbers game. Whether it’s just you and your spouse or you, your spouse, and your twelve kids.
The basics don’t change. Just the size of the pile of food…