It is very easy to make mistakes when you first start prepping. Of course, it is also easy for those who have more experience to fall into the same types of traps. You might be guilty of making some of these mistakes, and you might not even realize that they are a problem. Let’s look at some of these problems so you can fix them if you are struggling with them.
One of the first is overspending on the wrong items. Some preppers will buy anything that they believe will help them to survive. Every single time a new shiny toy geared toward preppers and survivalists come onto the market, they feel they need to have it. It doesn’t matter how much it costs because they believe it will help them to survive.
Most of the time, you do not need those fancy items. After all, our ancestors did not have them! That’s not to say that you can’t have the items that you want. However, you had better know the primitive methods of getting the same result. This way, when you no longer have that great tool, you will still be able to survive.
Another one of the big problems that preppers face, particularly those who are just starting out, is not spending time learning how to do things in real world situations. Reading about how to do something is one thing. Doing it is another. Those who do take part in real world training will often only do so in ideal conditions. When it comes to real survival, conditions are anything but ideal. Just because you can start a fire on a nice day with dry wood does not mean you can do it when it is wet out. Learn how to do things in the worst possible situations, and you will be able to deserve the confidence you have.
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