It is possible to become more prepared, without having to spend a fortune. Granted, doing everything at once to prepare for a long-term crisis is a major financial commitment. But that doesn’t mean you have to do everything all at once, or that you have to spend a fortune. Every step you take towards self-sufficiency is to your benefit, even if it’s a small step. Those steps are still worth taking, because they will ultimately put you in a position of being ready for everything.