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So you are preparing with a small budget

So you are preparing with a small budget

The ready-made boxes that sell are fine in their own right – but they are expensive. And it doesn’t have to be expensive and difficult to prepare. It’s better to increase your preparation a little and slowly rather than not at all, says John Svardhagen, co-author of Always Before.

Food is an economic factor. We think you can buy more of what you eat – maybe an extra bag of pasta or an extra can of pea soup.

– After a while, it almost looks like your own store. There is always something to boot.

All foods with a long shelf life are good, but they should also be food you can imagine eating.

Especially if you have children, it is important to have things that they think are good.

Rotate the food

Jon Svärdhagen explains what you recently bought in the back of the pantry, this way you get a natural circulation of the food so nothing stands up and gets old.

You buy what you eat and you eat what you buy.

He notes that basic equipment is included in the Storm Kitchen. Nowadays, it can be bought cheaply in many stores or at flea markets. In the freezer you can get some PET bottles with water.

He stresses that the crisis situation does not have to be a long-term power outage or flood.

You may have lost your job, separated or become ill. There may not be any headlines, but for the individual and the family it can be a complete disaster.

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– For many, this is a difficult arithmetic, but to have it so that it is enough for three months of expenses in the account is very useful.

Saving money may not be your top priority when you’re already struggling to get enough money, but Jon Svärdhagen thinks you can review your expenses overtime. Saving a little is better than not saving at all.

– For example, do you really need all the subscriptions? If you can save 50 kr per month, it will be 600 kr in one year and that’s enough for a lot of food.

Training is free

Preparation isn’t all about making ravioli and crispy bread at home and extra cash when needed. It’s all about preparation and there are ways to prepare that are completely free. One is to stay in shape.

Exercise is good for mental health. Feel better, make better decisions and demand less care from society. It is more or less free.

It is also important to have a social network from which you can get help.

It’s as much about taking care of each other as it is about taking care of yourself. The more people with a basic predisposition, the more resilient society becomes.

Jon Svärdhagen says it’s better to increase your preparation a little and slowly rather than not at all. Photo: Recoil / TT

Facts: Low preparedness

Recommendation for private households should be prepared for 72 hours to deal with, for example, a longer power outage.

According to a survey conducted by Kantar Sifo in June 2021, 73% had not made preparations at home for a potential crisis at all or to a small extent.

The survey showed that readiness for crises is low in all age groups and is also divided into men and women.