posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 12:19 AM
Some personal background: I became a sorta prepper (and did not call it prepping) after moving into my own place from my parents and being extremely
broke for a few years. As soon as I was on my feet, I started buying extra paper products, frozen and canned foods, etc. to set back so in case I
ever became financially distressed again, I'd have a small back up. I also saved some cash. Mini-prep for a personal financial problem.
Again, I became a sorta prepper (still did not use the term prep) after Katrina when I met some evacuees. I realized that I'd be them. They had: no
money, no clothes besides what was on their backs, no transportation, and were in an unfamiliar city. So I made a bug out bag and preplanned routes
in case my area was hit by a natural disaster.
Then I stopped. All this took a few years, obviously, and then I started again.
And just when I felt like I had sorta gotten things under control, mostly for bugging in, I realized I had made one gigantic huge error.
I had forgotten to prep myself.
What does this mean? It means being in peak physical condition. I don't mean exercise. I don't mean dropping bad habits. I mean a person's
I focused so hard on getting my life together and a home together, I didn't go to the dentist for years. So I went. I don't want to get a cavity
or something in SHTF. Even if it's just regional SHTF, that would still suck. I found out nothing was wrong in my mouth except I should be flossing
better, which I now do. But I go every six months now so I can have my teeth in peak condition.
I also neglected to go to a dermatologist. So I went. I had them look at every mole on my body, and I had a couple that were in the 'remove it now
just to be safe' category. Nope, I had them ALL removed. Why risk it? And now I plan on going back annually and doing this again.
I neglected to get my eyes checked. I always overstocked on contacts and used them longer than I should, to save money. So I went. And I got
glasses AND contacts, and got two of the cheapest set of frames instead of buying one set of nicer frames. I also stocked up on contacts. Am I of
use to myself or anyone blind? No.
So please, don't make the mistake I did. As you can fit it in financially, go to the doctor. Get checked out and take care of tiny things before
they become large problems.