Friday, January 23, 2009

Back to the basics

If you are to get through the cold times, I feel that it will be essential to define what it is you need.  This will have to be done at every level of your life. 

Because in a sense, we will be looking at a period of time where possessions and stuff will have to pull their weight.  If you are dragging something along because it “is valuable” but it serves no purpose, that thing may very well be the weight that pulls you down.

Look at things and establish their true worth.  What is more valuable, a cell phone or dried preps?  Good boots or your wide screen TV? Blankets or a couple of bucks in your 401K?

It may very well be that the storm times will leave you swimming in strange currents, trying to get to the shore.  You will need to choose things that will help you get to the edge, not drag you to the bottom.


mmpaints said...

ah, you've been reading my mind again. People get so dependent on the weirdest things. Lighten the load.

Mayberry said...

Good post. Get rid of the useless junk! Have a garage sale, and use the proceeds to get meaningful preps. All that tupperware is gonna be useless when the fridge quits workin'.....

theotherryan said...

While I do absolutely advocate continuing to contribute to your retirement (odds are way higher you will retire then TEOWAWKI) you have a point.

We don't buy much new stuff these days. Wifey got a ring for her birthday but before that the last thing we bought that wasn't necessary was a long time off. We could live cheaper but the need isn't there. We pay bills, buy food, go out once a week, save what we can (15%) and keep our wallets closed. As much cash as can be reasonably funneled in that direction goes towards prepping.