So you have been reading my blog for over a year now. You have been listening to The Prepper Podcast. You have been saving money and meeting your prepping goals. You have a year’s supply of freeze-dried foods. You have a huge garden. You have a huge medical kit and several different caliber firearms. You finally have arrived. Time to relax.
Except you are making one huge mistake. What is the mistake? Any Ideas? Are you ill prepared?
Your mistake is the fact that you think that you could ever be finished preparing. Can we ever be finished in our preparations or survivalism goals? The answer to that is a resounding no. Disaster preparedness is ongoing. There are way too many variables of way too many disaster situations for anyone to ever be truly prepared.
“But, Ken, I have a 1500 square foot bunker stocked with food.” Awesome! And Congratulation! You sound like you have more that what I have and my hat is off to you for being so diligent in your goals to get there. Oh, and congrats on that solar electrical system you installed on your home as well.
But, what if there is an earthquake. Bunker’s not looking so hot now huh? Looks like a death trap in the dirt. What if a storm comes through and destroys your home AND the solar panels that were powering up your home and bunker? Well, you have a place to stay with no windows, so you will need a backup, fairly sustainable light source.
If you build a fire resistant home from concrete that will protect you from most storms, you still need to be protected from the loss of a job, earthquakes, electrical grid failure, or even the local Power Plant having an atmospheric release.
Please take the time after every single goal that you accomplish and enjoy it. Savor the feeling of accomplishment that you get and maybe take a week off of goals so you don’t get burned our or frustrated. This is important. But don’t ever stop moving on to the next level of preparedness or the next level of relationship building within your community or area of influence. Your survival could be riding on the next thing. Your family’s survival could be riding on your neighbor Ted.
Out of money to achieve your next goal? No problem. Patience can be a survival skill as well. Take the time that you cannot work on your next goal and move to something free… knowledge. You can do all the leg work for the knowledge required to do something, and, if required, when the money catches up to you, you are already poised for completion.
I think that this post is just as important as any “How-To” post that I could ever write. We are never done preparing. We can ALWAYS do something better, smarter, or with more resiliency.
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