I watched a video this morning of a man thinking of giving up on Prepping. He worries that in the case of a true disaster the people he cares about will die from lack of medical attention. He also worries about the possible financial burden he’s placing on his family. preppingonabudget.com
Depression is an eager bugger that can cause anyone to give up. I think that more than a financial concern is he is overwhelmed by his goals. Prepping for people with pre-existing medical needs can seem unattainable. However, to combat Any of these problems it is important to break the job down into smaller parts. Don’t make your first stage of the plan prepping for a full blown Zombie Apocolypse during an EM pulse while the poles are shifting. Despite hoarding laws, FEMA recommends having three months worth of shelf-stable food and supplies for your family and pets. Do you need to buy this tonight? Not if it’s going to put you in the poor house. As I am learning: Prepping is planning. Clip coupons, watch for sales, learn to can and store food (better yet, skill improvement is a big part of my plan), get your house and goals organized first. Start with a months worth of “extra”. This can get you through a short paycheck.
Then, set for 3 months of supplies that can get you through a job shortage or other “local” disaster. After that, look at longer scenarios if you still feel your preparations do not meet what you consider likely. We work to put away savings of money in case of Emergency. This is just a more tangible savings account.