Living providently is a way of life not a frantic act of getting prepared. It's the act of putting things aside when the time is right. It's the act of using what you have and doing without when you can't get anything at the right time. The right time is when it's in season, when it's on sale. It's making do with what you have instead of getting the latest thing out on the market.
You might feel a little weird to have food stashed all over the house or a special room set aside for your food storage but I bet you sleep a lot better knowing if things go crazy you can at least feed your family!
Living providently means saving up instead of going in debt for stuff. It means carrying a debit card instead of a credit card. It means making most of your meals at home from scratch instead of eating out every day. It is a daily commitment to live a provident life.
May God bless you as you work toward living a provident life style.