posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 01:35 PM
A few months ago, I was laid off. However, I've learned that stockpiling foods and supplies can go a long way even without the end of the world
Prepping has helped us stretch our budget by using things we've stockpiled, and reducing our grocery bill. We've been looking at all ways we can
save money, not just now, but in the future as well, as with the way things are going, even assuming I find another good job soon, I still want to be
prepared for a time I could be in the same situation today.
My prepping started with preparing for hurricanes (I live in FL). From there though, from just a couple of times being out of power, and without
modern conveniences, I learned just how important being prepared was. Instead of panicking, I was able to welcome friends and family who had to
evacuate, etc. It was a good position to be in, and it was then I decided to have that same kind of readiness for other things.
I wouldn't have thought unemployment would be a situation lasting this long, or where such prep could help, but stores of rice and pasta, canned
goods, home-canned foods, etc. have really helped. Also, having multiples of other household items (batteries, light bulbs, stored fuel, etc.) also
helps, as I can put money to other needs.
Of course, once working again, I'll replenish and build back up, but I just wanted to put it out there, that there are some very REAL and practical
reasons to prep, not just for the end of the world.