The Prepper’s Mindset
OK, so you’ve been following the financial news, you’ve been educating yourself about the Federal debt and US budget deficit, you even know what ‘monetizing the debt’ means (if you don’t, I encourage you to look it up ’cause it’s happening right now), and you’re starting to get that gnawing feeling in your belly that you should be doing something to prepare for possible bad times ahead. Good. You’ve taken the first step by deciding to visit this blog. Welcome to the world of ‘prepping’.
Deciding that you should be developing a plan for dealing with a very uncertain future is an important first step towards that end. This blog will walk you through the steps necessary to formulate a plan for dealing successfully with a myriad of plausible emergencies from pandemic influenza, to hurricanes, to financial collapse. While, indeed, there are many things which must be purchased in order to insure you can deal with such emergencies, the most important asset needed for successful prepping is absolutely free – ‘the prepper’s mindset’. Effective prepping is impossible without it. So, just what is ‘the prepper’s mindset’?
It’s knowing that preparing for emergencies is a process, something that will require time, and more importantly, perseverance. It’s the knowledge that prepping not only involves the acquiring of food and water and other ‘things’ but also must involve educating yourself, formulating plans, and convincing family members that this is an important endeavor and getting them involved in the process. And above all, it’s the knowledge that, despite what others may do or say, prepping is an important activity. One worthy of your time, effort, and dollars. It’s learning to be an ant rather than a grasshopper.
Ok, so you’re on board. Where do you begin? that’s the subject of tomorrow’s post.
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