Lessons learned or Murphy’s law of preparing

  1. No budget survive contact with the Federal Reserve’s ideas about inflation.
  2. If you have money in the bank at the end of the month. You have missed a payment on a bill.
  3. Whatever you need to live will go up in price.
  4. Whatever you have as an investment will go down in price.
  5. 36 rolls of toilet paper is a critical low for you  and you scan all the sales in an almost panic to have TP on hand.
  6. You like getting phone books and store them as backup Toilet paper or excited that it is a free  “brown” for the compost pile.
  7. When buying a radio the first things you ask:  Does it run on solar,  have a crank generator and will it receive SW bands?
  8. Buying 50 pounds of anything is considered an average shopping item.
  9. Dryer lint is not trash but a fire starter and you feel guilty if you throw it away.
  10. You  go to any government entity and must divest yourself of guns, pepper spray, knives, lighters, matches and all your Everyday carry gear to make the everyone feel safe.  It also takes some time to do it. You never feel safer!
  11. Fifty pound bags  of sand is a multi-tasker, from absorbing bullets, a building material to making a water filter.
  12. You consider 1000 rounds of ammo per gun a good start!
  13. You buy stripper clips and anyone without three magazines per weapon is called a noob.
  14. You know the difference between clips and magazines.
  15. You buy ammo for guns you don’t own.
  16. You get giddy when Bic lighters go on sale.
  17. You have more flashlights than regular lights in your home and placed flashlights in every room.
  18. You are trying to buy an old fashioned wind up watch and you are pissed that all are battery powered.  Same for Wind up clocks.
  19. You know were all the real gas(no ethanol added) stores/pumps are located.
  20. You have heirloom seeds and yet you are learning how to store seeds as you garden.

Pleas feel free to add to the list. I know what we are trying to do is awfully serious. But we must try to see some of the lighter side and humor so we don’t get stressed out.  It’s just life, you come into this world kicking and screaming and to hell with dignity,  I hope you all go out the same way.  But that does not mean we can’t have a sense of humor about it!

9 Responses to Lessons learned or Murphy’s law of preparing

  1. Teresa Sue says:

    ROFLMAO. Have you been profiling me?

    Miss Violet

    • Jamie says:

      TS No just a few items I have done/felt and other buddies. I may have some good news as a couple of items I have may sell and make up on some of what I spent on Mini me.

  2. Karen says:

    HA!! 😀

  3. Jamie says:

    Miss V. It’s kind of funny the thing preppers/survivalist have in common and how it’s kinda hard to explain to the non preppers

  4. riverrider says:

    you might be a prepper if…you stop, turn around, go back up the road, turn around again, just to get that discarded white bucket on the side of the road, lol!

  5. Jamie says:

    You have a power outage and it reminds you to make waterproof matches and or you need more practice starting a fire with flint and steel.

  6. Gods-Hammer says:

    You might be a prepper if….
    your permanent shopping list for the “goodwill/salvation army” type stores includes wind up watches, any size good boots, any size good wool clothing, any size genuine MIL issue clothing…..
    : )

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