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Retro WON: 32 Preparedness Things To Do When You’re Bored

Have some extra time to spare? Whether you’re bored or just sitting and watching TV/YouTube/Netflix, there’s always something that can be done to further your preparedness.

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I’m a big fan of multitasking. While I watch TV, I’m usually doing something else, as well. I can pay attention to multiple things at once. When it comes to my preparedness, there’s always something that can be done, even if I’ve done it a thousand times.

Practice creates muscle memory and makes it easier to recall when you really need it.

Here are 32 preparedness ideas that you can at any time:

  1. Practice knot tying
  2. Make a new kit or check your current kits
  3. Learn and/or practice your hand sewing
  4. Learn/practice leather crafting
  5. Read a prepper/survival magazine/book
  6. Write in your preparedness planner
  7. Make anything out of paracord
  8. Make some homemade fire starters
  9. Carve wood into spoons, bowls, etc. (can be done inside if you put towel/garbage bag down to catch shavings)
  10. Make candles
  11. If you own/carry a firearm, practice dry firing techniques
  12. Play the conflicted card game
  13. Exercise (lift weights, run in place, do push-ups, yoga, whatever, lots of types of exercise techniques can be done at home)
  14. Look over your emergency disaster plan
  15. Put together a folder of all important documents
  16. Organize your preps
  17. Sharpen your knives
  18. Make a checklist of your preps (food, water, kits, etc)
  19. Download and/or print free preparedness eBooks
  20. Make hardtack
  21. Make your own toothpaste, deodorant, shampoos, etc.
  22. Make your own bug/mosquito spray
  23. Make an oil lamp
  24. Download/order/print road and topo maps
  25. Make bread from scratch
  26. Taste test one of your food storage items
  27. Look over your first aid kits
  28. Search eBay for prepping gear deals
  29. Make something with gorilla/duct tape

Find out the rest of the “32 Preparedness Things To Do When You’re Bored” from our featured blogger Rogue Preparedness here.

This Retro WON first appeared January 14, 2019.

Retro WON: 32 Preparedness Things To Do When You’re Bored
  • About Morgan Rogue

    Morgan lives in Texas with her husband, daughters and 2 dogs. She spends most of her time getting outdoors with her daughters, prepping for emergencies and disasters and teaching others how to be prepared. She also enjoys archery, hunting, fishing, firearms, hiking, camping, HAM, Jeeps and generally getting out and exploring life through epic adventures!