posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 08:13 AM
My planning (prepping, or just honey-do list) is all grouped by timeline...as things cost money, time, etc.
I break it down as:
IMMEDIATE - Within the month
SOONER - Within 3-6 months
SOON - Within 6-9 months
SHORT TERM - Within a year to 2 years
LONG TERM - Within 3 to 5 years
That way, I can stay on track, prioritize, etc. My biggest (and most expensive) goal (and it's in the long term category), is to go solar/wind combo
and actually be able to sell power back to the grid. I have a lot of sunny roof space for panels (the house, the separate garage, two separate stable
buildings, a horse shelter, and hay storage building), and we can get quite a bit of wind.
Of course, I'm not using doomsday prepping as my reason..it's more geared to not having a power bill, so we'd be off the grid except cable (we're
already off grid for water, as we have a well, etc.), and geared for maintaining our quality of life due to power interruption, a bad storm, or even
prolonged unemployment, etc. I'm working now, but it took months to find the job, so we definitely used some prepping supplies to stretch our budget.
So, my wife's already seen a real and tangible benefit to prepping.
Also, we had a slab water leak, and had to go days without running water... Suddenly, getting those 50 gallon water barrels a while back wasn't such
a bad idea, hehe.... Allowed us to fill toilets, provide water for the horses, etc. during that time. Prepping can have some real benefits that most
aren't aware of.