Resolutions are, for the most part, just to-do lists for the first couple weeks of January, right? But the beginning of a new year is a great time to set concrete goals for prepping.
Take stock of where you are right now in terms of preparedness. How much food, water, and supplies do you have on hand? Then decide where you want to be by the end of 2013.
Let’s say you currently have about a month’s worth of food stored and you’d like to have at least six month’s worth by the end of the year. You need to plan out how you’re going to reach that goal. In this case, it means putting aside another two week’s worth of food every month until the end of the year, while also maintaining your current stores. That’s very realistic, actually.
One of the major reasons why people fail when it comes to resolutions is they tend to set unrealistic goals. Or, the goals are too vague. Saying you are going to lose 75lbs by March just isn’t really doable for most people. But just saying you are going to cut down on drinking/smoking/cussing isn’t measurable either.
They say it takes 21 days to create a habit. Three solid weeks of consciously doing something before it becomes second nature. Can you commit to three weeks of prepping?