It happens to most if not all of us at some point or another. We’ve prepped and prepped for every contingency we can think of, yet there’s still so much more to do. You might start second guessing yourself.
Will 100lbs of salt be nearly enough?
How long will 200 gallons of water really last?
Will my food storage provide for the three months it is designed for?
It can get overwhelming and the stress piles up. We just get burned out on the whole thing.
When that happens, it is ok to take a break. Step back, take a few deep breaths, maybe go for a walk to clear your head a bit. Take a couple days off and relax. Rome wasn’t built in a day and you can’t possibly do it all at once.
The source for some of the stress is the idea that prepping is a one time thing. That somehow you’ll get to a point where there’s nothing left to do. This isn’t a math problem or a science project, where there is a distinct goal to achieve and then you’re done. Prepping is, or should be, more of a lifestyle. It is a mindset to acquire and utilize.
Truth is, you’re never done. There will always be more “stuff” you’ll want to get and more skills to learn and perfect. Then there’s the rotation of your supplies, ensuring you use it up before it goes bad.
The finish line in this marathon comes when disaster strikes and you’ll rely on your preps to see you and your family through. Until then, pace yourself so you’re able to make that final sprint at the end.