I had a funny conversation with my girlfriend the other day about the hardware store.
We had just gotten some two-by-fours cut at the radial arm saw station, and I was annoyed to discover that one of them was just a little longer than the others.
“That’s it,” I said, when we were on the way home. “I’m buying a table saw.”
Now, I don’t wood-work often, but the next time I want to trim a piece of wood, I don’t want to have to rely on Home Depot to do it.
“But why spend all that money on a saw,” she countered, “if you don’t use it that much? Wouldn’t it be more practical just to have the store do it?”
And that got me thinking – because that’s really the argument all preppers and survivalists are making when it comes to gearing up for self-reliance.
Perfectly practical people don’t understand why we’d put all that time and effort into something that might not happen, or that only happens very rarely.
This recent pandemic has proven, more than ever, that SMART citizens focus on homesteading – on preparing their households to be self-reliant so that when emergencies happen, they can get through them safely and securely.
Now, I can hear you asking: Isn’t that hard? Doesn’t it take lots of resources?’
In fact, with the right planning, you can more or less put your homesteading on “auto-pilot,” building a fully-functioning homestead from the ground up in just 7 days.
This is the key, not just to stockpiling for survival, but to making simple changes to your daily lifestyle that make you better able to survive.
That’s what “homesteading” is all about – and that’s why it can help you.
Just something to think about.