This is the second in the Preparedness Series that I have decided to start blogging about on Mondays. I am not sure how long the series will go for, but I am excited to share my journey with you all!
Why am I preparing? When I started storing more food and non-perishables, I didn't think of it as preparing. I knew what life was like with no money and/or very little income coming into the household. I knew how helpless we felt when we weren't sure what we could make for supper and didn't have detergent to wash clothes. I started stocking up on more food and nonperishables to get through the lean months when we didn't have the money to spend on them. Then I got divorced four years ago. My stockpiles became more important than ever when all I had was my paycheck and I didn't get child support for months at a time.
About two years ago, I started thinking harder about preparedness. I had just started learning more about the preparedness lifestyle. I was (and still am) worried about the recession our country was going through. I started worrying about the prices of goods increasing while seeing the prices of services increasing even more. While I couldn't blame the companies and businesses for increasing their prices, I knew I needed to get a better hold on proper supplies in my house to be prepared for anything.
I started with my food storage and non-perishables. Then I started gardening again last year. After that, I started to read and study a lot more about preparedness. I started to put together a first aid kit that was functional. I started buying tools I needed to fix my own things. Then I started thinking more about homesteading and what I wanted to do around the farm. And the ball keeps rolling...
The first thing in preparedness is to know why you are preparing. Those are the reasons that will keep you motivated and focused. There are many different reasons to prepare and they will be different for everyone. For me, I prepare to get through the hard times, because I don't like the direction our government is going, and because I don't think our country is going to good financially. I think we are all in for some very hard times yet. As a mom, my first and main priority is to make sure my family is provided for. So I prepare.
Are you preparing? Are you interested in learning more about preparing? This can be very imitidating, but small steps will get you far! Keep following along as I make my way in the preparedness world.
Thanks for reading! Have a great night!
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