Lessons Learned From 6 Years Of Prepping
One thing I always try and remind my readers of, is that in the prepping world, almost everything comes with a “it depends” caveat. So as you read their post, keep in mind that what worked for them or didn’t, may not be the case for you.
Having said that, there are somethings that may be universal to prepping. For example, having a bug out bag. Even if you live out in the woods and away from any natural or domestic disaster, there still might come a time when you have to bug out.
Another example is, change is constant. The world is continually evolving and so are the threats. Prepping is not a static endeavour; it’s a changing lifestyle. Backdoor Survival points this out in the opening of their post.
“Alas, the world has changed a lot since 2010. Things I prepared for on day one are now far less important in the big scheme of things than the things I prepare for today. Things I prepare for today are more far-reaching than issues associated with geographic isolation, the next big earthquake, or a regional food shortage. What I now prepare for is a Venezuela-type economic melt-down, or a Cyprus-like seizure of bank assets and depositor bail-in. I also prepare for an extended power outage lasting a year or longer.”
If you’ve been prepping for any length of time, your prepping priorities have probably evolved too. That could be because the threats have changed or because you feel you’ve prepped enough for some particular threat and have moved on. If you’re new to prepping, how do you know where to begin? If this is you, you might take a look at my post on creating your own Threat Matrix. You can even use it as a sort of check list to make sure you’re prepared for all the threats you face.
Another thing that I think is common to all preppers, is we like to share our experiences so we can save those that are just getting started both time and money.I’m a firm believer that the better prepared we all are, the better our lives will be if there is a disaster. So be sure and read their entire post; it’s a treasure trove of information!
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