Balance and Priorities

Balance and Priorities

When you think about the various types of disasters we could face in our lifetimes and the things we can do to mitigate them, I’d estimate somewhere around 90% of the preps are fairly universal. Water, food, shelter, those sorts of things are needed regardless of whether we’re talking about a bad winter storm, job loss, or economic collapse, right?

The remaining 10% of preps are more disaster-specific, such as building a Faraday cage if you’re concerned about EMP or investing in an extensive underground bunker where you can ride out a nuclear exchange.

Here’s where I feel some survivalists get turned around. If you’re spending 90% of your time, energy, and resources on the 10% that’s disaster-specific, you might be setting yourself up for failure.

Make sure your prep plan is balanced and your priorities make logical sense. If you’ve spent thousands and thousands of dollars on armaments and ammunition, but have less than a week’s worth of food available at any given time, you might want to rethink that approach. If you have enough medical supplies to outfit a hospital, but have no idea where you’re getting water to drink if the taps run dry, that could be a problem.

Along these same lines, don’t create a personal financial disaster for yourself trying to plan for something that might never happen. Dropping a ton of money you can’t afford on supplies you may never need isn’t wise.

Just some food for thought.



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