Today we are talking about money and things we can do at no cash cost. But first a little primer about attitudes and misconceptions about the financial aspects of prepping. Attitude is everything. Everything you do was an attitude first.
Many people don’t prepare because they think they have to have a lot of extra cash to properly prepare. While that is partially true, it isn’t the whole story. Consider the fact that people do that which is important to them. People say things the way the wish they were. Most people will say they think it is important to prepare for emergency situations. But the fact of the matter is if they don’t really believe there will be an emergency, they won’t plan for one. Other people think they can’t do it because it is a monumental task.
This is exactly the same thinking about saving money. People know they should have a three month supply of money, but most households don’t have even one month’s supply. In America, many people, even those who make a good income, are one paycheck away from poverty and one month away from homelessness. This serves as an example of the mindset people have that prevent them from setting aside money for preparations.
Would you like to have a guaranteed supply of food and clothing for your family should you find yourself without a paycheck next month? Everyone would like security for their family wouldn’t they? If you are in the situation where you live paycheck to paycheck but want to prepare, there is a way. It isn’t “easy” but it is “simple”. The first step to preparedness is free. No money required.
If you read the series Getting Prepared: A Primer for Beginners Series and the other parts of this series, you know many things you do require time but not money. When you engage in these activities, your thought processes will change over time. You will make choices more in line with what you want to accomplish over time.