For many of us prepping is a way of life. It is something we do day to day and almost everything we do and plan we have considered the prepping impact of. For some it is a big unknown and daunting, especially when you are starting out.
When we start prepping we have an initial panic when we realise how much has to be done and we have no idea how much time we have. We prioritise what we do so we get the biggest impact on what we see as our priorities and within our budget. As time goes on we quickly realise that within a very short space of time we have increased our chances of survival significantly. It isn’t enough though so we look at what else we can do and what else we need to buy.
Time goes on with every step increasing our chances of survival with some making massive differences and some slight difference. Still not enough to guarantee but still improvements.
Eventually you get to the stage where the basics are done and although we are still reading up and learning we are pretty settled and the stuff we buy now is the more expensive stuff because, like life, as you get older and the basics are done then the more free money you have, the kids have left and the mortgage is paid off or a very minor amount makes any cash you have free. Some people spend it on holidays or new cars, we spend it on greenhouses, water turbines or new comms kit.
After you have been running in that state for a while you eventually settle into a nice routine. Read about something, add something to the preps, something tangible or learning something most days. Job changes, status changes, kids are all just part of what is happening that makes you evaluate your preps and prep even more.
Regardless of how much we earn we are never finished with prepping. There is always something else to learn, something else to do and there is always some new problem that makes you revaluate what you have done and what you are doing.
Prepping is a way of life, not just something you do like a career and once you are a prepper you can never really be anything else.
For all those just starting, it is never too late and everyone you talk too or read about started off like you once. You will soon get into the lifestyle.