Survival is like baseball, it can be complex or simple, your choice.
I am a baseball fan. I truly love the game. I listened to George Kell and Ernie Harwell call the games every weekend as we traveled up north to the cabin. We left home about the time the game started and headed home just as the Sunday afternoon game started. It made the drive easier to deal with. I also played the game in high school although I mostly road the pines. After my wife and I got married and settled into life in the city we bought season tickets to the local minor league team and spent many a night watching baseball under the lights.
Baseball can be a very simple game. Throw the ball, hit the ball. Baseball can also be very complex, the game within the game. There can be intensity watching a runner lead off first base, trying to judge the correct distance that will give him time to get back on a pick-off move or make the break for second in time to steal the base. Forcing a throw to first by the runner can make many things happen, most of them bad for the field team. The pitcher can balk, throw a wild toss, or make a throw home that the batter can smoke. The first baseman can drop the ball or miss it entirely. Does the pitcher try a pitch out and hope to catch the runner? Can the catcher make a good throw to the bag? All of these things are part of the game. They make it interesting to watch and study.
Prepping can be the same way, simple or complex. Store some extra food, feel prepared. Or, you can change your lifestyle so that you are constantly in a state of preparedness. Growing and canning food, storing water, filters, and buying a Big Berkey. Putting away gas, kerosene, propane, and other fuels for lighting and cooking after TSHTF all add layers of preparedness.
Having season tickets doesn’t make you a better fan, just a more involved one. Having more storage than the next guy doesn’t make you a better prepper, just a more prepared one. Don’t get caught up in having the most, the best, and the newest stuff, just get caught up in the idea of understanding someday you will need to be self-sufficient.
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