By all accounts, the year 2012 is going to a wild and crazy year! Whether your are predicting economic collapse, a world war, or even a Mayan doomsday prophecy…this is the year they all seem to converge together. So why not make preparedness a New Year’s Resolution for 2012? Many may answer this questions by saying that the old standby resolutions, such as loosing weight, spending more time with family, getting out of debt, kicking a nasty habit like smoking or drinking, or learning something new are just more important to them. However, what most people don’t realize is that these all can become part of an overall resolution to become a Prepper!
- Weight Loss – Most avid Preppers will tell you that physical fitness is a key to being prepared for whatever might come our way in 2012. Being fit makes you healthy and less likely to be dependent on doctors and medications that may not be around post-catastrophe. Being fit makes you more ready to defend yourself and family from civil unrest. Lastly, whatever might happen in 2012 is likely to make life much more difficult. Walking may be the only replacement for oil powered cars and trucks. Toiling in the garden may be the only replacement for the grocery store! Being physically fit will make these new difficulties much easier to bear.
- Spending More Time with Family – Most avid Preppers will tell you that one of the most frustrating, yet critically important, parts of prepping is getting those you care about to do it with you so that they won’t have to depend entirely upon you post-catastrophe. Make prepping a family activity and in doing so, you will spend much more time with family while doing something incredibly productive in the process.
- Getting Out of Debt – Many Preppers fear financial collapse because many economists all around the world have beaten their drums as loud as they can to alert the world to the collapse that is imminent. A part of any collapse will inevitably involve a so called “credit crunch” where banks becomes much less likely to lend and much more likely to repossess and foreclose. All of this will come at a time when pink slips will be distributed like a company newsletter. Don’t get caught in a situation where your income is gone and your survivability is at stake because of bank repossessions and foreclosures. Do everything you can now to pay off your debt!
- Kick Nasty Habits – Smoking and drinking are not only bad for your health, but they cost a lot of money and they make you dependent on products that will quickly disappear post-catastrophe. Use the money you save by quitting smoking or drinking to pay off debts or buy preparedness minded products.
- Learn Something New – There is plenty to learn in the preparedness community. Learning to garden, to become a ham radio operator, to can and preserve food, to use guns, or to put up a solar panel are just a few topics that you can learn about with rewarding and fun results.
Most people don’t realize just how much prepping can contribute to an overall healthy lifestyle. Take the plunge…make Prepping your New Year’s Resolution and you’ll find it’s easy to accomplish a whole bunch of other things in the process.
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