The Most Important Prep You’ll Need

Whether you are a seasoned prepper or just starting a preparedness plan, the question of what is the most important item should I have in my gear or plan always comes up. Is it guns and ammo for self-defense? Is it a years supply of food and water for sustainability? While we cannot survive without the basics, there is something you should have in your preps which is one of the most important items you could ever stock up on. Know what it is? If not, keep reading.

Everyone has some event they are preparing for. Like the folks on Doomsday Preppers; if it isn’t a Super Volcano, nuclear attack, economic collapse, or even the tragic loss of a loved one, you are preparing for “something”. Let’s say today was the last “normal” day for you, how would you spend it? Would you run around getting stuff ready and brace for impact? Would you sit silently in a corner and forget about the rest of the world? Or would you carry on like any normal day and try to enjoy it a little more because you know it may not happen again for some time? I am asking you these pertinent questions because I want to provoke thought before we disclose what the most important prep is.

Have we become so inundated with reading the news for warning signs of impending doom or scouring the web for great prices on gear and food that we have become blind to the most important prep? Yes we have. While this is easy to do and a trap we fall into from time to time, hopefully the information I will share will help you avoid this pitfall. So put down the gear, turn off the television, and join me for a few minutes of REAL preparedness talk. Oh, and put down the cell phone, do it now!!

The most important prep is actually free. It doesn’t cost a penny. It is completely natural so there is no shelf life and no preservatives. It doesn’t take up much room in your bug out bag and no batteries are required. What is it I am talking about? It is pure, meaningful, and unconditional…. love. I am not going to get all mushy (I will try not to) on you, but I will state the facts of the matter. I do not claim to be a mental health professional, so please don’t take this as such. I wanted to speak to our readers as our friends. My goal is for this article to spark some thought and may become a call to action for some folks to improve their relationships with family, friends, co-workers, etc. If you truly believe that something is going to happen whether it be a natural disaster or man-made, then you should put this prep into action soon before it’s too late.

If you take a look at everything you have, what is the most important part of your life? Relationships. The ones you have with family members, close friends, etc. When you check on your gear, food storage, or work on skills, do you ever work on these relationships? Do you set time aside for your children, spouse, parents, etc.? Do you check on a friend to see if they are ok? These are some of the questions I want you to think about. While we may have all our preps ready to rock in a moment’s notice, we may have the most important things in our lives falling apart in the background. This is a fail and many will become casualties. This video is a true example of unconditional love.

Again, this is an opinion on what the most important prep is. Before the shoo shoo hits the fan, you have the opportunity to create great memories with family and friends. Because if your worst fear came to pass, these will be what you can hold onto and no one can take that away from you. So go with your children and make them smile. Play games, tell stories, make them laugh. This is what they will remember. Have a date night with your spouse. This is the person you chose to spend your life with. Reconnect and find those things that brought you together in the first place. Even if you aren’t married and just have a significant other, you can still take an oath of for better or for worse. There are enough problems to deal with on a daily basis, so a little kindness goes a long way.

Do you have a friend you haven’t spoken to in a long time? Check up on them. Sometimes just being there to listen is the best. Someone you know could be going through what they consider their SHTF moment; the loss of a loved one, unemployment, financial troubles, etc., but you would never know. This is what helping each other is all about. It doesn’t need to be with goods and materials, a kind heart goes a long way.

In the end, adding this positive energy into your preps is worth its weight in gold. The stress of any SHTF event is bad enough but when you endure this with people who you share strong bonds with, it will make survival just that much easier. So put a little “love” in your bug out/go bag today.


Stay safe!


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