posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 09:17 AM
Some good points made...
I'd have to think it's all about motivation.
For me, I have something I want to protect. My wife and our future, along with our friends and family.
I'm fortunate enough to now have some of the means to do just that, and actually start this project.
However, I never want to lose sight that while I'm prepping, I really have no wish for anything like a SHTF scenario to happen, and I plan on living
life while I'm at it. Prepping is very secondary to enjoying my life now.
But, in any project, you need an end goal in mind. Mine is to be able to have my close friends and family join me on the ranch in the event of any
kind of major emergency, whether as temporary as a bad storm, or as permanent as the collapse of society. So, while I check into things, stockpile
food, learn about growing my own, and taking steps to reduce dependence on the power company, etc., I still don't want it to become an obsession.
Luckily, I'm sure my wife will keep me grounded in that respect.