Store what you can use, and use what you store. I don’t buy books I won’t read, clothes I won’t wear, food I won’t eat, or Hip Hop music. I also don’t buy things I don’t know how to use.
This is hard sometimes, as deals can be made and you can sometimes get food on sale, but having all the freeze dried broccoli won’t do a thing if a family member would rather starve than eat something unpalatable.
This has happen in disasters, and is more common than a survivor personality would think.
This particular example of prepper precepts is common in almost every prepper’s rulebook. Either written or unwritten it is ubiquitous in the sub-culture.
Store what you can use, and use what you store stops waste and builds comfort and confidence.
You know what you like and you know how it works.
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.