If you are not already a Prepper you can start on January 2nd, after the ball drops of course, we do have priorities after all.
You don’t have to attach a label to yourself, you do not need training courses, or to even buy books on the subject, you just need to start. For those that have been prepping for weeks, months or even years there are areas that you probably need improvement on as well, and if you say you don’t need to improve then you have taken the first step toward failure.
Your resolutions can be, for example, that you will tighten up your procedures, do a better inventory, and re-evaluate the threat environment, because it has changed in this country. You have to be able to adapt your plans. Prepping is never done. Prepping is not something you do for two weeks and then call it good.
No one is ever at 100 percent readiness, and an honest evaluation of your preps will reveal the weaknesses in your plans, reveal weaknesses that is, if you are honest with yourself. Plans are never perfect, but if you do not work on them, tweak them and adapt as the situation changes then you have increased the chances of failure.
Mind and Body Is One Resolution
Every New Year people flock to weight loss clinics, buy nicotine patches and gum and make promises they end up not keeping. At some point however, you have to fish or cut bait. Do it or not, but understand the consequences if you don’t.
If you cannot walk two miles with 20 pounds on your back, then there is no point in planning to bug-out. If you are okay with this and if you had a bug-out plan, then you need to change your plans. If you need to be able to walk two miles with 20 pounds, then only you can affect the change.
You need to be able to look to the future and determine if your actions today will determine your survival chances tomorrow. Too much body weight maybe, but keep in mind risk factors for diabetes, stoke, heart attack and so on can be turned around to some extent, turned around so you can change your survival chances for tomorrow.
Be Open to New Ideas Is another Resolution
Just because you have done something a certain way for years does not mean it is the best way to do it. It works for you right now, but can it work better and will it work if the situation changes. Do not let your ego get in the way of surviving.
Do Not Deprive Yourself “Just Because” Is another Resolution
Use technology while it is available, but also understand it may go dark in a matter of seconds. There is no reason other than stubbornness, in many cases, not to take advantage of certain things that are available now. Granted they will not be available if the grid goes down, but what has that got to do with now.
Vehicles may not operate if there is an EMP attack, but does that mean you stop using one now and begin walking to work. Think about what you are doing, and if you can make life better now by doing certain things then do it. Those that deprive themselves of technology now, because it may not be available later are suffering needlessly now. You will suffer enough once the SHTF, but why suffer now if you can avoid it.
Of course, you do need to know how to accomplish certain tasks without the aid of technology, and electricity, but if your chainsaw works right now, then there is no need to cut the tree down with an axe or crosscut saw. If you don’t already know how to fell a tree with an ax or crosscut saw, then maybe you better leave the chainsaw alone too.