Be flexible. Things can be used outside of their intended usage. Things change. You should be able to think outside the box once you understand the reasons for the box.
This is a skill that has to be practiced – you need to learn to break things down into component parts and possible uses. Can a wheel be a pulley? Can this wire act as a rope? You have to practice Macgyverisms in order to Macgyver when needed.
(This is probably my greatest strength, I have spent so much time filling my mental filling cabinet I can pretty much mix and match my way to solving problems. Maybe that’s because I spent so much time watching McGyver as a kid – take out all the political indoctrination from that show and its a pretty good teaching aid…)
These precepts are my creed, and having prepper precepts guides me when I face tough choices. A wise man once told me that when facing a moral problem, the right choice is usually the action you don’t want to take.
I am not a pollyanna person that is wishy-washy or blindly follows rules, heck I have a little rebellious streak and love to know the WHY of rules, but I do respect and understand the need for law and know how vital it is for a society to have a moral code.
By knowing what I believe in you can know how I will act. This is very important in times of stress. If you don’t want to read these precepts one by one, the completed list can be found here: Completed 27 Prepper Precepts.