5 ways to keep from getting burned out with survival prep

January 24, 2018

We’ve all been there, especially those of us who have been expecting the worst for a long time, only to have civilization saved through some act of God or secret government intercession. I’m talking of course of the coming apocalypse and the fact that it has eluded us for such a length of time.

I have been prepping ever since the threat that the year 2000 would shut down all of the IBM compatible computer systems and throw us off of the power grid. Though it was a relief to wake up on 1/1/2000 only to find the clock on my computer was set to 1900, and it thought I was 100 instead of 30, it was also a bit of a let-down. I had purchased a case of WWII era .30 carbines and stocked up on a lot of ammo. None of that, or the food I had stocked up on, was needed, and I had to get back in the grid mindset. The next big letdown was 2012… the Mayan Calendar thing. And even though Rapture hasn’t happened yet, we did have 1/1/2016 to worry about when Obama was supposed to outlaws gun ownership via EXECUTIVE ORDER. If this nation doesn’t erupt in a second Civil War, we don’t go off the grid due to terror attacks, or any sort of horrendous outbreak were to collapse our government, it may all seem for naught, and it is easy to find yourself burned out with disaster preparedness. Here are 5 ways to keep that from happening.

• Make it a game. One of the things my family does is to have apocalypse drills on occasion. We own an old abandoned farm out in the country, and once or twice a year we go to the farm with our survival gear and spend a week playing survival. We shoot our guns, eat our MRE’s, practice planting our seeds, set booby traps, guard the perimeter, etc... This gives us a chance to practice, replenish, and renew. We also have a great time doing it.

• Make prepping a hobby. In other words, be a pro-active prepper instead of a re-active prepper. Prepping in a state of high alert is conducive to reacting out of stress and thus it can be a letdown when all of that energy was wasted. Prepping for the sake of prepping, as opposed to being a “fear prepper”, can make all of the difference.

• Keep an eye on the news. If you watch the news, you will find evidence nearly every day of the need for due vigilance. Someone, somewhere, at all times is in need of prepper skills and supplies, it’s just a matter of whether it is close to home or not. Recent tornadoes, wildfires, and earthquakes have hit in and around the United States, leaving many destitute and in need.

• Take breaks from prepping. Best advice? Go to Key West for a few weeks. Get away from everything and just enjoy the most beautiful place on Earth. For me that’s Key West with its Hemingway house, East Martello Museum, plethora of party boats, and second to none night life and party. For you it may be Hawaii, or somewhere in the desert. Just get away from your prep and pray that disaster holds off until you get back home.

• Remember you are in a marathon not a sprint. Prepping is a lifestyle, not an activity. Take your time and live like there is no tomorrow knowing that someday there won’t be.

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