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How Prepping Helps You Make Good Decisions

When life is good, it can be pretty tough to make good decisions.

When life is complicated, it’s even harder to make good decisions.

If life as we know it collapses, how easy do you think it will be to make good decisions?

The part that makes it harder is stress. And a loss of our systems of support causes quite a bit of stress.

By preparing ourselves ahead of time we’re able to reduce the amount of stress an emergency causes us.

As a direct result, we’re able to make better decisions.

If you have a deep larder with a year’s worth of food and you lose your food sources (loss of income, stores go empty, whatever) you’re not under a whole lot of pressure to get more food right away. Leaving you to make better decisions about HOW to get food.

The same concept applies for all of your support systems … water, power, transportation, you name it.

Being prepared to deal with emergency situations as they arise lets you approach the situation with peace and confidence, knowing that you have the ability to take the time for a good considered decision instead of a hasty decision.

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3 Responses to How Prepping Helps You Make Good Decisions

  1. You are exactly correct in your thinking. This is not my saying, but I have used it on my husband, myself and my children for lots of years. “Life’s hard, and it’s even harder when you are stupid”. They always just roll their eyes, but get my point and put up more food storage, meds, ammo, animal feed; even more water and more wood. Just keep on your toes at all times – even when you feel defeated. We are ahead of the game, and we can’t ever forget that.

    • Thanks for the comment! I’ve heard that saying before too, though I don’t really use it … it’s certainly a truism!

  2. When I saw the writing on the wall that my job was in jeopardy, I started storing up on food. I didn’t end up losing my job (thank goodness), but my hours and pay were cut. Because I had the foresight to store up food, the stress didn’t make me stupid. I knew I would eat, and if careful with my money, I’d be able to weather the pay cut and not lose my house.

    It’s amazing what only a couple dollars a week in extra food stores can do for your mental health when something bad happens.