Even if drastic changes are being made (they’re not!) to slow down or reverse the effects of climate change, the negative impacts are inevitable. Adaptation is how we will adjust to the different climates and the processes of preparing for extreme weather such as floods, droughts, heatwaves, severe winds, and severe snowfall.
If you’re wondering how you can prepare for the impacts and help reduce the risks, we’re here to help you take action.
Create a 30-day emergency reserve of all necessary commodities, such as food, water, heat, energy, lights, medicines, toiletries, etc. You also need to build back up redundancies in your water, power, heating, sewage, and other critical systems. It will be wise to acquire the tools and materials necessary to care for everyday needs, such as keeping warm, cooking, and managing waste with an old-fashioned latrine and safe garbage disposal
The key is to be as Sustainable as Possible
Prepping for the effects of climate change starts by adopting a sustainable lifestyle. One way is by creating an urban home or a garden that we will tackle later on. Here are sustainable prepping practices for you.
Get Your Home Converted to Green Energy Systems
These can be solar, wind, hydroelectric, or some other alternative form of energy generation greener than fossil fuels. Not only does it help lessen the effects, but it will also save you money over the long term.
Moreover, switching to this type of energy can also be seen as a patriotic duty and national security imperative. The U.S. and many other countries in the world still get a portion of their polluting fossil fuel energy supplies from areas of the world that are high-conflict zones where our energy supplies could be cut off, radically reduced, or priced so high that these changes would destabilize the productivity and economic stability of all countries in any way dependent upon importing those fossil fuels.
Invest in Durable and Reusable Tools
To reduce your carbon footprint, decrease your use of plastics and other disposable products. Go for durable, reusable bags, bottles, towels, mops, pots and pans, and anything else you need. Over the life of the products, you will reduce waste, reduce the energy-intensive extraction of virgin resources, and save money.
Grow Your Own Food
Global warming is likely to get worse than worst in the next ten years, resulting in more reduced or failed crops, soaring food prices, and growing starvation. These will be among the first wave of major consequences that will shake populations all over the world.
With the unreliable food distribution and the worsening emergencies, you will need to be able to create and manage your own food supply far beyond your initial 90-120 day emergency backup supplies mentioned above. Try garden creation or any other kind of personal food-producing activities.
Depending upon your location, within 10 to 15 years if you are not producing most of your food, you will have very undependable, expensive or non-existent supply and distribution of food. Food prices will begin to rise and require more and more of your money as climate change worsens. This will be caused by the five major grains having problems with the rising temperature. Rain bombs will also occur at random times, as well as severe insect infestations because of massive migrations.
Being an Eco-Prepper
An eco-prepper is someone preparing, in particular, for coming ecological catastrophes, seeking survival through sustainable prosperity practices, and other important social and economic principles and practices.
Most of these people are considered evolutionarees or those who consciously help evolve a better world. They also quickly learn from and do not repeat the same mistakes that caused the ecological catastrophe.
Are you willing to be an eco-prepper?