“Most preppers are NUCKING FUTZ!”
If you ask me, that’s the message that television shows like “Doomsday Preppers” and others tried to send to the public, don’t you agree?
But hey… that’s the kind of sensational crap that sells advertising for the television networks, right?
In fact, I remember one episode of one of those shows that was particularly bad…
This woman lived in an apartment and was SCARED TO DEATH of what would happen to her if the excrement hit the oscillating atmosphere agitator.
Her apartment was FILLED from top to bottom with soda bottles of every size – all of them filled with tap water.
I think a lot of would-be preppers and even experienced survivalists think that this type of hoarding is their only option if they’re prepping in limited space, like an apartment.
But that’s absolutely FALSE!
At least, it’s false if you understand. . .
3 Tips For Prepping With Limited Storage Space
One of the most common complaints I hear from preppers is about where to store all of their emergency food, water, medicine, and ammo.
I mean, who the hell has an endless chain of buried school buses in the back yard, or a warehouse worth of storage space in the attic?
No one. That’s who.
A LOT of people live in smaller homes, apartments, or even trailers and RVs and don’t have the space or moolah to build their own bat-cave of survival gear.
Hell… even those with what they think is PLENTY of storage might have trouble with long-term storage of supplies, because the bare necessities themselves take up a LOT of valuable space.
Your plan will change depending on your situation, of course.
For example, if you live near a reliable fresh water source, you may be stockpiling less water but investing more money in filtration systems.
No matter WHAT your situation, though, almost every prepared citizen asks him- or herself this question sooner or later:
“Where do I find more storage space?”
Well, HERE’S where…
1. In “Negative” Space
One way to fit more stuff into the same amount of space is to take advantage of “negative” space — the areas in between where things are now.
- The space between the wall and a bookshelf or desk might be wide enough for you to fit a lockable file cabinet that instead holds cans of food stacked neatly on top of each other.
- The space under a bed or even under a sofa could be used to store anything that will lay flat enough to go unnoticed.
- Stackable totes and storage containers can be stacked up to take up less overall space.
These stackable plastic storage containers are a good example of eliminating negative space because they also allow you to force irregularly shaped items to fit in more neat “pockets.”
These storage containers can then be stacked on top of each other much more neatly, eliminating wasted area.
2. In The SAME Space You Have Now
The secret to fitting “20 pounds of sh*t in a 10 pound bag” has always been organization.
Some of you are old enough to remember the game “Tetris.”
In that game, you stack bricks of different shapes together, like puzzle pieces, to make full rows to score points (and make room for more rows).
Well, storing your survival gear is like a big ol’ game of Tetris.
You’ve got to find a way to fit everything together – like a puzzle – eliminating wasted space and fitting what you have in the smallest, most efficient “envelope” possible.
I guarantee, if you look at how your supplies are stored, you can find ways to make them…
- More organized
- Easier to find
- More tightly stacked and grouped
Again… large plastic storage boxes are GREAT for making your gear more organized, modular, and helping you fit more into less space.
That brings me to. . .
3. In “Secret Hiding Spots” In Your Vehicle
OK, this is probably the biggest opportunity that people just don’t think about…
First of all, there are so many hidden open spaces in your vehicle, it will make your head spin. (Just ask any cop who’s had to search for drugs at a traffic stop!)
The most obvious places are in the trunk… glove box… and under the seats.
But there are even some “secret” places like inside the bottom of the seats… in the spare tire compartment… or even disguised storage boxes (one of my sneakiest tricks)!
The fact is, my vehicle is my PRIMARY storage location for my most critical survival gear… and right now I’m driving a tiny Mini Cooper!
(Um… you don’t have to snicker!)
You see, these supplies are the ones that will not only keep you and your family alive at home… but also if you’re ever forced to evacuate your home.
In fact, this is one of the “5 phases of survival” I talk about in-depth in my online “survival masterclass” that frankly, most people are doing all wrong!
Look, the bottom line is this…
Making a plan now, and organizing your supplies to support that plan, is a critical part of survival stockpiling and prepping – no matter how much space you do or don’t have!
Hopefully these tips will help you re-think your storage options and take the next step in better protecting yourself and your loved ones.
There are a lot more tips that can help you that, unfortunately, are more detailed than I can go into in just this one article.
However, if you’re interested in the RIGHT way to set up your survival plan and your supplies based on real-world scenarios, you can download a report about that right here.
This is something that ANYONE can follow to be prepared for ANY disaster, crisis, or attack — whether you live in a mansion, a small apartment, or even a camper or house boat.
There’s no reason not to get started — and get prepared — right now.