10 New Year’s Resolutions That Every Prepper Should Make in 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Every year, people make a series of New Year’s Resolutions that are usually forgotten by the time you flip the page of the calendar over to February. This list starts with some of the standard resolutions that everyone makes that are particularly pertinent to preppers, and then contains some that are unique to this community.
Make this the year that you improve your life right now and your chances of survival later. Pick one or all of these resolutions and persevere!
1.) Get in shape.
Some of us may already be in the best shape of our lives, spending our free time running marathons on the weekends that we don’t dog sled race or mountain climb. For the rest of us, though, there could be room for improvement. Think about the tasks that are pertinent to a survival situation and train for them as though they are your sport and you want to make the Olympic Prepping Team. Walk, run, lift weights – just move your body and improve your physical fitness. Whatever your starting point, set small short-term goals to make monthly improvements. (If you are new to fitness WALKING is a great way to start and you can learn more about general fitness for preppers HERE.)
2.) Lose weight if you need to.
Not everyone has extra pounds to lose, but for those who do, there’s no time like the present to start. If the SHTF, you aren’t going to live off your fat. Trust me on this one. If anything, a great deal of excess body fat just might be the thing that kills you. If you are more than a few pounds overweight, you are dramatically reducing your chances for survival, as well as your ability to care for other family members in a crisis situation. (Learn more about weight loss geared towards preppers HERE.)