Continuing Preparations Amid Difficult Circumstances 2013

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Continuing Preparations Amid Difficult Circumstances 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">Sometimes life throws us curves. Just like other parts of life preparations for uncertain times can be affected by these curves. Today we will talk about different ways to handle adverse situations so they minimize the impact on our overall preparedness levels.<br /><br />First I think it is important to take a long view of preparedness. Depending on the sort of drivers you are looking to mitigate be they disasters, violence, economic collapse, war or whatever it may be a matter of months, years or decades before you are in a good place to be prepared for these threats. In a 5 year plan a bad week or even month is not that big of an issue. When things are bad a big less happens and when they are good do a bit more to make up for it. [It's also worth noting that even folks in very good setups need to maintain systems and skill sets, rotate stocks, test and repair equipment and all manner of other stuff. The point is that even when the accumulation phase is done there is still some work to maintain it.]<br /><br />Second I recommend you continue pushing hard for improvement in areas not affected by the difficult situation that is at hand. Say you get cut back to part time, the spouse loses their job or whatever. Obviously that hurts the money situation substantially. Money will obviously be problematic. In fact you might even be dipping into savings and stored food to get by. So the money situation is going to be rough and you might even rotate some food early. That being said there is not a good reason one cannot continue exercising, eating reasonably, doing dry fire practice and such. They can also continue working through different combinations of stuff to find useful systems, of stuff you already have, to meet a variety of needs. People have a bad tendency to have problems in one area then everything falls apart. Example the family who cannot put money into stuff this month might stop exercising, eat their feelings, stop practicing, stop carrying useful gear, etc. In fact one might even push harder in the areas they can continue to pursue. A person who is laid off has plenty of time to work out twice a day and do dry fire practice daily. <br /><br />Third is that whenever possible create systems that automate and do the work for you. Maybe money is still flowing in but you are too busy to do anything. A scheduled transfer from checking to the crazy fund for every payday will mean there is a nice little wad of cash when time slows down enough to go shopping. A solid system of rotating shelf stable food makes it easy to keep things up. You get the idea.<br /><br />Lastly work a bit harder when things go back to normal or hopefully improve beyond normal. Work hard to make up lost ground and gain some more. Taking advantage of opportunities that present themselves is important. When it comes to money be prudent and intentional about any new (not typical and already allocated) gains. <br /><br />Hope that helps you all have some ideas for keeping going during hard times. Your input on how to keep preparing during hard times would be appreciated. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><script type="text/javascript"><!--<br>google_ad_client = "pub-4867339654300878";<br>/* 728x90, created 8/28/08 */<br>google_ad_slot = "3354001287";<br>google_ad_width = 728;<br>google_ad_height = 90;<br>//--><br></script><br><script type="text/javascript"<br>src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"><br></script></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">Sometimes life throws us curves. Just like other parts of life preparations for uncertain times can be affected by these curves. Today we will talk about different ways to handle adverse situations so they minimize the impact on our overall preparedness levels.<br /><br />First I think it is important to take a long view of preparedness. Depending on the sort of drivers you are looking to mitigate be they disasters, violence, economic collapse, war or whatever it may be a matter of months, years or decades before you are in a good place to be prepared for these threats. In a 5 year plan a bad week or even month is not that big of an issue. When things are bad a big less happens and when they are good do a bit more to make up for it. [It's also worth noting that even folks in very good setups need to maintain systems and skill sets, rotate stocks, test and repair equipment and all manner of other stuff. The point is that even when the accumulation phase is done there is still some work to maintain it.]<br /><br />Second I recommend you continue pushing hard for improvement in areas not affected by the difficult situation that is at hand. Say you get cut back to part time, the spouse loses their job or whatever. Obviously that hurts the money situation substantially. Money will obviously be problematic. In fact you might even be dipping into savings and stored food to get by. So the money situation is going to be rough and you might even rotate some food early. That being said there is not a good reason one cannot continue exercising, eating reasonably, doing dry fire practice and such. They can also continue working through different combinations of stuff to find useful systems, of stuff you already have, to meet a variety of needs. People have a bad tendency to have problems in one area then everything falls apart. Example the family who cannot put money into stuff this month might stop exercising, eat their feelings, stop practicing, stop carrying useful gear, etc. In fact one might even push harder in the areas they can continue to pursue. A person who is laid off has plenty of time to work out twice a day and do dry fire practice daily. <br /><br />Third is that whenever possible create systems that automate and do the work for you. Maybe money is still flowing in but you are too busy to do anything. A scheduled transfer from checking to the crazy fund for every payday will mean there is a nice little wad of cash when time slows down enough to go shopping. A solid system of rotating shelf stable food makes it easy to keep things up. You get the idea.<br /><br />Lastly work a bit harder when things go back to normal or hopefully improve beyond normal. Work hard to make up lost ground and gain some more. Taking advantage of opportunities that present themselves is important. When it comes to money be prudent and intentional about any new (not typical and already allocated) gains. <br /><br />Hope that helps you all have some ideas for keeping going during hard times. Your input on how to keep preparing during hard times would be appreciated. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><script type="text/javascript"><!--<br>google_ad_client = "pub-4867339654300878";<br>/* 728x90, created 8/28/08 */<br>google_ad_slot = "3354001287";<br>google_ad_width = 728;<br>google_ad_height = 90;<br>//--><br></script><br><script type="text/javascript"<br>src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"><br></script></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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