We all have our self-doubts at times and preppers are certainly no exception. The world is absolutely crazy right now and many of us, me included, have been piling supplies to the rafters. We all hope, I assume, to survive what’s coming down the road or at least soften the blow a bit. The threats are everywhere; lockdowns in China, crop failures across the globe, runaway inflation, supply chain disaster, and a war in Europe that could rapidly expand. Looking around it’s really no wonder that prepping has once again grown in popularity.
Wonderful wife has been onboard with me as a prepper from the very beginning as we started out young and broke and neither of us had any money to speak of growing up. My parents both grew up on farms before moving to the rust belt for work in the late 50’s so canning and freezing food was normal to me growing up. Recently the wife was subtlety suggesting that maybe I had acquired enough of a particular canned food which I admit did plant a seed of doubt. Now, I’ve had those thoughts before, you may have as well, when you wonder do I have too much? Am I crazy piling up all this stuff? Will someone just have to throw this all out when I die? What if I’m wrong?
But what if I’m right?
Store what you eat, store what you use. I don’t like Spam or Ramen so I don’t store Spam or Ramen. If we are smart about our preparedness, then we store (mostly) things that we use regularly. If we stay organized and rotate our stores properly, we will eventually use those products with very little waste. Then again, that is a lot of ‘ifs.’ If you seem to be getting out of balance on an item or two you can always donate to a church or food pantry as long as the best by dates are still good. With the cost of food literally skyrocketing you are at the very least reducing the effect of inflation on your budget. Look around today and decide for yourself, do I have enough?
I can eat my mistake if I’m wrong, but what will you eat if I’m right?