Letter Re: Advice on Family Preparedness

I’m a suburbs dweller, living about 25 miles out of Milwaukee. I’ve gotten my mom–who lives nearby–into prepping. (Loaning her my copy of your “How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It” book worked!) So what do I do next, to get her farther down the road [to prepping]? I bought her a Kat[adyn water] filter. She has no clue about storage of foods. (We aren’t one of those “canning” families.) I bought myself a bunch of MREs and Mountain House foods, but she can’t afford to [do likewise], since she’s a retired school teacher. Do you have any advice on how she can store her own food, and not break the bank? Thanks, – G.H.C.

JWR Replies: The Rawles Gets You Ready Preparedness Course (now priced at less than $20) would be a good gift to put in the hands of any relatives or friends who are interested in prepping, but don’t know where to start. In the course I describe shopping at Big Box stores like COSTCO as one of the most time-efficient and cost-effective ways to stock up on staple foods. There is also some information in the course that is useful for advanced preppers.