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2 Prepping Principles to Remember

prepping principlesTumultuous times don’t exactly portend a prosperous future. When I was in college and then into the early years of my career, it seemed that my income would continue to increase. The value of our house would always go up, year after year, and by the time I hit 65, I’d have more than enough money to retire and live the good life.

I’ve wised up, though, and the world has become more and more chaotic. Right now my retirement funds are looking good, but that wasn’t the case just 7 or 8 years ago. It’s been a wild ride, financially, and I don’t feel particularly secure about the future.…

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6 Habits of Highly Effective Preppers

In 1989, Stephen Covey published his timeless book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and launched not only a “7 Habits” empire, but changed countless lives.

I was reviewing his list of habits and was struck by how many of them directly apply to preparedness and survival, from everyday emergencies to worst case scenarios. Here are 6 of Covey’s habits and how they apply to prepping.

1. Be Proactive

To be frank, none of us have all the time in the world to get prepped. Even folks on vacation have to be concerned about sudden emergencies like this recent event in North Carolina.

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Habits That Can Save Your Life

When I was on a big city fire department, we often had to roll out of bed in the middle of the night and respond to fires.  Because you are doing this quickly and half asleep, you got in the habit of putting your gear in the same place every night.  I still have this habit.  Before I go to bed, my clothes are always arranged in the same place and everything is in my pockets.  I don’t leave my wallet and keys laid around.

Everybody who keeps a firearm or other weapons available to grab for self defense normally develops a bit of a routine. …

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