Dealing with Anxiety

17 Apr

As I mentioned in an earlier post, it’s easy to get overwhelmed – and quickly – when just beginning your journey into preparedness. Just when you think that you’ve planned out how much water buy and food to stockpile, people start talking about HAM radios, faraday cages, and steps to take during a nuclear attack. It can be scary, and it can make you feel like you are nowhere near prepared enough to survive anything that may be coming. 

When you start feeling like you’re being crushed by the weight of your as-yet-incomplete preparations, just remember that the fact that you’re thinking about a plan makes you more prepared than most people in the country. Sure, everyone on survival forums has three “BOLs” and enough resources to survive 157 waves of zombies, but that group is a small subset of the country’s population. Many people do not have as much as a week’s worth of food in their home or apartment. If you are just getting started with your prepping, follow along with our bi-weekly exercises and you’ll learn how to build an escape (or stay-put) plan, how to stock up on your essentials, and how to defend yourself when in a crunch. It won’t happen overnight, so resist the urge to buy a super-deluxe survival kit online, or run to the store and buy 100lbs of wheatberries. Those kits are filled with things that may not be useful to your unique situation, and those wheatberries? Useless without a grain mill! 

So again – be patient. The fact that you’re here and reading this blog (and hopefully others!) means that you’re on the right track. 

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