By Gaye Levy – Backdoor Survival
A number of years back, I opened a discussion of preparing for probable events and setting aside the extreme for a later time. It all started with a conversation in my household, and whether we needed to take our prepping to the next level. The specific context was freeze drying our own food but it could have just as easily been medical supplies, firearms, and communications gear.
This got me thinking about prepping in general and the various stumbling blocks that many face along the way. These stumbling blocks may include expense. Let’s face it, money for food, supplies and gear is an ongoing struggle for almost everyone. Then there is time. Learning skills, organizing preps, forming community groups and, for lack of a better word, organizing and inventorying what we have takes a tremendous amount of time, to the exclusion of more pleasant and enjoyable pastimes.
The pressure to get it all and to do it all is great.
About the author:
Gaye Levy started Backdoor Survival so that she could share her angst and concern about our deteriorating economy and its impact on ordinary, middle-class folks. She also wanted to become a prepper of the highest order and to share her knowledge as she learned it along the way. On Backdoor Survival you will find survival and preparedness tools and tips for creating a self-reliant lifestyle through thoughtful prepping and optimism.
To read more from Gaye, visit her website, Backdoor Survival. You can also follow Gaye on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest or purchase her eBook, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage on Amazon.com.