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What I Wish I Knew About Prepping Before I Started

July 19, 2021 2 min read

what I wish I knew about prepping when I started

In today's episode of the Practical Prepper Podcast, Schmitt takes a step back and reflects on what he's learned in his prepping journey and started listening the things he wish he knew when he started prepping.

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We weren’t born into this life of prepping. We were molded by it. We learned to adapt and overcome to prepare ourselves for any emergency that may come our way.

But, not everyone became the flawless prepper they are today without making a few mistakes along the way.

Think back to the day when you realized how prepping was about to change your life.

Think of how responsible you felt for making the decision to put yourself up a beg above the rest.

Now, remember all those mistakes you made when you started. The ones that make you smack your head and laugh! “Oh, what was I thinking?”

Feels good to think of how far you’ve come, right?

Well, take comfort in knowing that, somewhere out there, someone is making those same mistakes as they learn on their own.

In this more sentimental and personal episode, Schmitt reminisces about his own journey of becoming a prepper.

He shares his thoughts and opinions on what he wished he knew before he started.

In his stories, he provides examples of several obvious mistakes he made along the way in the hopes of helping other people avoid them.

He may not be the oldest or the most experienced member here at practical prepper, but he’s come a long way.

Schmitt also reveals that not only has prepping changed his entire way of life, but it also changed his views about the past.

He takes a look back at the life lessons his family shared with him and honors his Uncle Charle’s memory.

Life may be temporary, but life’s pearls of wisdom don’t have to be.

Schmitt went from being an individual who scoffed at the warnings and lessons given to him growing up to be prepared for almost anything.

Stockpiled and prepared for anything from food shortages to extreme weather, pandemics to… everything short of a full-blown apocalypse.

However, it wasn’t an easy journey.

He learned the hard way, through trial and error until he was baptized by fire.

Knowledge is power.

Not everyone has to learn from their own mistakes because you can learn from the mistakes of others. In hindsight and ignorance, we always realize there was so much more to learn when we started.

And, as we go further into the unknown future, there be even more to learn to prepare ourselves for whatever is around the corner.

Take advantage of reaching out and being receptive to the advice people give you. In the wise words of Schmitt's Uncle Chuck, “If you fail to prepare, then you are preparing to fail.”