Bottom line, it’s important to make sure that you don’t forget about having a life.
Everyone should have hobbies and interests beyond focusing on preparedness.
Now these interests don’t necessarily have to be completely unrelated to prepping … feel free to choose things that may have future implications.
For example, I enjoy woodworking and beekeeping. My wife enjoys sewing and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.
None of those things have any sort of immediate impact on our preps, but they certainly broaden our capabilities as a family unit if something were to go down.
As opposed to, say, gardening, which we both enjoy and has immediate impact to our food sustainability.
It’s equally important to pick up new skills and interests along the way. From time to time experiment with new things. For example my wife is learning how to make soap. An interesting hobby and a valuable skill to have, even if she doesn’t make soap regularly.
Other skills on our pick up list are emergency medicine, ham radio, orchard maintenance, and more. All of which fit the ‘useful hobby’ category.
What hobbies do you have that fit the bill here?