SHTFPreparedness may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page.
Prepping is a tough go for many. For most people prepping is something that seeks them out. Its rarely the other way around. Its often a culmination of events in a persons life that leads them down a path of preparedness.
You will find that there are a number of things that can happen to a person for them to arrive at the prepping doorstep.
For many it can follow an awakening. It can be the influx of information from blogs or other news outlets. It can be a stint in the military that takes them around the world. Either way, its often a bit tragic.
There is a silent depression that goes along with prepping. It comes form the constant reaffirmation that it is all gonna burn and there is really little we can do about it. Very few preppers are they type who have underground bunkers and safe storage of decades of food.
Instead, they are working class people who want to keep their families alive in the face of a collapse. That is a scary thought but its one that affects people all the time. It can be enough to drop you into a woeful pit of depression.
So, how do you come back from that hole.
There are always meds, right?
If you don’t wanna be drugged up you need to consider work. You need to consider high effort pursuits that allow you to burn off that depression. These could be creative endeavors or physical fitness.
You also need to look at your diet and clean things up there. Get away from the sugar and the carbs in excess. Its clear these things take a toll on our overall healthy and mind.
If you spend all your time thinking about the end of the world, well, you better have a little depression.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.