reply to post by Kmhotaru
I do think the more you have that is complete, the better you are, meaning fuel for the car, food in the pantry...but think of this...
What about those people that can only do a little at a time? Like many people here have said... to start out, don't break the bank, or should I
say...get a little every time you go to the store, due to your personal finances...so if you have fuel and no generator...ok you can trade fuel for
something else you need, from the guy who got the generator and no fuel...again from doing it little by little.
I honestly think doing something is better than nothing, and even if your preps are not complete, because NONE of us have 100% of everything we need,
want or will need....that's Murphy's law...the things you do not have, you will need... when you do not have them...sorry that's just how it seems
to go most of the time for many people.
That would be a very good reason to have a few more people to assist you and join together, to pull together when things do happen...example...
You buy the generator, Joe buys fuel cans and fuel, Tom buys hand tools, Sue(so you ladies know your included here too) buys building supplies, tarps,
and garden equipment, Jane buys seeds and canning supplies, Jack is very poor, and can't buy anything, so he chops wood for the wood stove, and does
a lot of manual labor with whoever needs assistance.
Amy and Chad are both nurses, so they teach the others first aid, and CPR, they also set up the medical supplies for the group. Mike does the security
and hunting, he also processes the animals, tans the skin, then his wife Martha makes useful items from the skins. Chuck owns a few acres with a pond,
and a river runs next to it, his place is where you all combine your items and skills, and do your labor...it is your bug out location.
I just wanted to let the OP know people do prep, they can't do everything, it doesn't get done over night...you can't be awake 24/7 for security if
something does happen, so use your head now for something other than a hat rack, and get out there, do what you can, improve you skill sets and gain
some knowledge because your mind is by far your best tool...keep it sharp and working good!!