Personal Prepping is the most important prepping you can possibly do. Personal prepping is about taking car of your self. It is certainly about watching what you eat and maintaining a good exercise program. It is also about keeping up with routine maintenance. I Just went to the dentist last week and had two new cavities. I had those filled as well as having two older fillings replaced. Yes, it was a bit of a bite to the budget, but it is a great investment. Simple things like going to the dentist are easy to put off. Some times we are so busy, it is hard to get time to do it. We may also be tempted to put things like that off until we can save a few more dollars.
Don’t put off til tomorrow.
When it comes to personal prepping, make the time and spend the money. If we do indeed have a financial meltdown, basic health services may become harder to get; particularly if the population centers become unlivable. In all likelihood, these are the good old days. Don’t look back on them with regret. Getting your teeth taken care of or any other personal prepping may become nearly impossible post collapse. Skipping a filling now may mean a make shift extraction latter.
Your Second most important prepper tool.
Your most important prepper tool is your mind. You should do all you can to keep it sharp. Your second most important prepper tool is your body. All the guns, ammo, bunkers and MREs in the world won’t make up for bad physical or mental health. Personal prepping is about taking care of that.
The Obama X factor
The effects of Obama care are also a great unknown. Many commentators have suggested that health care professions nearing retirement may just retire early as opposed to deal with the additional layer of bureaucracy that is sure to accompany full blown Obama care. If there were to be a mass exodus of early retirement in the health care field, basic health services will be much harder to schedule.
Personal prepping is the most important step in preparedness. Make sure you are taking care of yourself before you think about the beans, bullets and band-aids.