It Isn’t Wasteful
When done efficiently and effectively, very little (if anything) goes to waste when you’re prepping. That’s because nearly everything you buy, learn, or do can either be eaten, or can be useful in a variety of circumstances.
And, speaking of food, the stockpile should never go to waste, either. Even if a crisis doesn’t occur, it’s important to continually rotate the stockpile, putting older items in front and newer items at the back.
If necessary, you can continually draw on your survival food reserves even in good times to help prevent the food from expiring.
It Saves You Money
Part of being a prepper is being frugal with your finances. It also means cutting out things you know you don’t need to make room for things you do.
Young people today call this a “minimalist” lifestyle – and it’s a good one to have. That’s because knowing how to cut costs will ultimately save you money in the long run.
Not to mention, stores like Costco cater to preppers by offering discounts on bulk items. Since this food is going into the stockpile, you’re saving money, as well as ensuring the food doesn’t go to waste hiding under your kitchen counter.
Teaches Valuable Skills
Prepping isn’t just about stockpiling – it’s also about learning valuable skills that can come in handy in a crisis. And, luckily enough, most of these skills can prove to be useful in a variety of situations (and are well-worth learning).
For instance, you may never end up bugging out. However learning to start a fire comes in handy if you’re camping, or if you’re cooking at home on the grill or over the firepit.
Plus, learning any skill may not come in handy immediately, but it’ll be in your brain and will (hopefully) come to mind down the road, when the situation presents itself.
Not to mention, learning a new skill exercises your brain, and can help keep you from getting in a rut. Rather than doing the same thing over and over, learning new skills keeps your mind young and helps instill the fact that anyone can have the opportunity to learn, grow, change, and become smart/better/more effective.
And, later, you can pass these skills onto your kids and grandkids. You can also teach them to your friends, neighbors, and more. The more you share your wealth of information, the more you can benefit your community.