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Prepping Without Stockpiling

Most people think of preppers as having a lot of canned goods and a bunker with a supply that will last for the next ten years. 

While that may be the case sometimes, not all preppers keep an abundance of supplies on hand – and I am living proof!

I’m not a hardcore prepper by any means, but I like to think I’m in the mindset of one. So while I do not actively stockpile anything, I do consider myself a prepper. 

Perhaps a minimalist prepper…?

Anyway, in this article I’ll share with you 3 ways I prep without stockpiling.

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Prepping is essentially all about planning ahead, and it can benefit you in a variety of ways.

For example, as a traveler, I ‘prep’ by budgeting the costs of getting from one location to another, as well as the activities I intend to perform throughout the day.

I also analyze situations for worst-case scenarios and possible disaster situations (such as floods, earthquakes, loss of electricity, etc), so that if it occurs, I am prepared.

‘Plan for the worst and hope for the best,’ as the saying goes.

The Most Useful Stuff

I’m used to a minimalist lifestyle and I like to think that everything I own is useful in a variety of ways.

I am always a little surprised when I see travelers with more stuff than they can carry. And most of it they never use.

But even just in everyday life. Most people, especially in western society, have A LOT of stuff they don’t need (I’m guilty of it also).

I’m not saying to throw everything away (you can go all Marie Kondo if you want), but it is always best to have what is most useful close at hand. 

Cash is King 

Cash may mean nothing if SHTF, but in everyday life, money is what gets things done. 

Relating back to the last previous point about minimalism, you don’t need to ever carry much stuff if you have cash. When you don’t have something you will often find that actually, you can do without it. And if it does turn out you really need it, then just buy it. 

And if you do find yourself carrying (or hoarding) something that you never use, get rid of it. You can sell it or give it to someone in need.

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Preppers come in all shapes and sizes – and all have their different idea of what a prepper should be. 

For me it is more of a mindset. You don’t have to stockpile a lot of stuff to be a sensible prepper. Not that it’s a bad thing to do it, just that you shouldn’t let that put you off the idea of being a prepper.

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Happy prepper 🙂

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