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There is much to be said about learning from your mistakes. And when it comes to preparedness there are two trains of thought.
- It pays to make mistakes and get better
- When the time comes there is no room for error
Depending on the situation a mistake could cost you your life in an SHTF scenario.
No matter how you look at it avoiding mistakes is never a bad thing. Not to mention, most mistakes are costly both in risk and in finance.
Let’s talk about three of those deadly prepper mistakes.
Bugging Out Without Being Prepared
Many preppers own a deep bugout fantasy where they head to the woods and become bearded Rambos. It sounds silly but it’s true. Bugging out is a serious process that requires rigorous planning and testing.
You need to cover up a number of different things
- Bag and Contents
- Rally Points
Just to name a few.
Not Storing Enough Food
Preppers spend their money and drop their time into a number of different things. We have to be vigilant with how much food we store. You aren’t going to become a successful farmer overnight in a collapsed society.
It doesn’t matter how many survival seedbanks you have on hand.
Growing food is very hard. Be sure you have enough food to supplement the time between planting seeds and eating that grown food. You should have plenty!
Not Engaging Your Community
You are not going to survive without friends and a tribe. If you aren’t surrounded by allies there will come a time when you are surrounded by enemies. Make friends and be a good neighbor. If you can, be a leader in your neighborhood.
This is no laughing matter and it’s no hypothetical. There are power and security in numbers.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can’t afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.