I recently came across this article on Offthegridnews.com and wanted to share it with you. It does a good job of encompassing how I feel about the way many are taught to prepare wrongly.

Enjoy the read!
Prepping is such a broad area that it’s easy to overlook things and make mistakes. While there are many websites and blogs out there giving advice, they don’t always agree. That makes it easy for the newbie prepper to get confused. On top of that, nobody really knows who the authorities on prepping are and who aren’t. So, whose advice do you listen to?

Prepping is a very individualized endeavor. A lot of how you prep has to do with the disasters that you think are likely to come your way. That varies from region to region and based upon the individual’s knowledge and concerns. Some are very concerned about specific cataclysmic events that the rest of us don’t give any thought to. Based on that concern, they might put effort into things that don’t make sense to you and me.

The truth of the matter is that none of us know what tomorrow has in store for us. The Japanese people who were hit by the tsunami in 2011 weren’t expecting to be the victims of such a horrible disaster. The same could be said for just about all the victims of almost any disaster that you can mention. The truth is, we don’t usually have much notice – if any — for disasters.

As preppers, we must accept the fact that much of what we are going to do isn’t ever going to be used. We will prepare for disasters that never come and spend time and money on equipment and supplies that we’ll never use. But at the same time, we can be sure that some of what we do will be used to get our family through a disaster, making our investment worthwhile.

With that in mind, what are some of the biggest mistakes that preppers make and how can we avoid them?

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