There is a widely held belief, somewhat backed up by statistics, that about nine months after a bad power outage, blizzard, or other regional emergency, there is a high number of births. While there are certainly many other less fun ways to wile away the hours waiting for the power to be restored or the roads to be cleared, having a newborn child is something that would ideally be a well thought out proposition.
When we look at extreme long-term disasters, such as a pandemic or economic collapse, things get even more complicated. Women have, of course, been having babies in turbulent times since time began. But like size XXXL spandex, just because you CAN doesn’t always mean you SHOULD. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about procreation. What I’m saying though is you might consider adding forms of birth control to your preps so you are in a position to better choose the timing of when you procreate.
Since preppers are all about multi-purpose items when possible, keep in mind that non-lubricated condoms can also serve as water skins, particularly if you place them in a sock for cushioning.
Nine months after a power outage might well be a fine time to have a baby. Nine months after an economic collapse though, maybe not so much.
Just food for thought.