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Building Elasticity Into Prepper Life Plans – Weekend Homework

Building Elasticity Into Prepper Life Plans – Weekend Homework

The weekend is here! Hoping you have great plans in the works, and want to share with you a little bit of “Preponomics Homework” to inspire your thoughts, and encourage the ongoing development of your preparedness plans. For our Weekend Homework, let’s consider the value and benefit of building elasticity into our preparedness lives, and into life generally! First the background, and the question follows…

Building Elasticity Into Prepper Life Plans

Background… Life is most comfortably lived when there is room within it for movement. Think of this as a form of life-elasticity, and remember that while this is important in every day activities and decision making, it’s even more important during emergencies.

Creating space within which movement is possible is an excellent way to reduce the stressors that can cause – directly or indirectly – costly or harmful errors. Remember that space comes in many forms. It’s physical. Intellectual and emotional. Space relates to time. We need creative space. We all face the constraints of financial space.

Building elasticity into life is a challenge for everyone caught up in the busy nature of the modern world. It’s even more challenging for preppers who add self-sufficiency to their task lists!

The good news is that each of us can improve life in this regard. Even small steps are steps forward, and with commitment to the cause, each step can build on the one before it.

The Question… What steps can I take to improve the elasticity in my life and the lives of my family members?

Here are a few suggestions to help you get started!

  • Simplify the schedule
  • Improve prioritization
  • Organize everything
  • Bundle errands for efficiency
  • Pre-plan and keep a stash of supplies
  • Calendar and pre-pay bills
  • Reduce or resolve debt, and save

A Thoughtful Quote to Share…
“The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.” – Albert Schweizer

HINT: Survival is one of those pass-fail kinds of courses. A passing answer shall not include “there is nothing else I can do”. There’s a lot you can do. Let’s get started.

Stay the course. Stay well. Be safe everyone!

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