Are you prepping for the future? Are you prepping at all? If not, you might want to ask yourself why. Think back to last week. Did you add to your preps in any way? I'm going to start asking that question of myself every week. There is NO reason to have to say "No, I didn't do anything" for an answer. There is always something you can do. I used to catch myself thinking "I just can't afford to do anything this week". But you know what that is? That is just an excuse. A cop-out. Because even if you are flat broke you can still be working on your preps. It doesn't always have to be about buying things. There are tons of things you can do to help with your prepping efforts that cost nothing more than some of your time.
How, you ask? One of the first things that comes to mind is research. Learning costs nothing and yet is one of the most valuable assets available to you. Here are a few ideas just to get ya "kick-started".
Do you know what plants grow naturally in your area? Would you know how to forage for food in your neighborhood? Would you even know what you were looking for? Look it up. Learn some herbal remedies. Speaking of remedies, how about reading up on some basic First Aid?
Do you have water stored? If so, when was the last time you rotated out your bottles or containers?
Have you been thinking about learning to can your own foods? Why not read up on the process? Canning is NOT hard to do. You would be amazed at how easy it is actually.
When was the last time you did an inventory of the things you have on hand? Do you know where the "holes" in your preps are? Take some time and think about it. Make a list of the things you still need to get done.
Do you use coupons to help save money on your preps? If so, go through them and toss out the expired ones and print out the new ones.
Have you got seeds for your spring garden? This is the time of year that the new seed catalogs start coming out. Many of them are free. Have you requested yours yet? Have you decided what you are going to grow come springtime?
What new skills would you like to learn? What old skills could you use some brushing up on?
So you see, even if this week you might not be able to add something tangible to your preps, you can still add something.
These are just a few suggestions of the things you could have been doing this week. So when you ask yourself "What have I done to prepare this week?" Don't let the answer be NOTHING.
~~ Hey... I'm Just Sayin' ... ~~