This entry into the prepper precepts list may make some preppers nervous. Buying gold is the “gold standard” of prepping.
Be balanced in what you buy. Gold is nice, but it’s used to buy stuff in the event money is worthless. With that in mind, it’s much cheaper to just buy the stuff now. A wheat grinder is $40 now, but how much do you think it will cost if everybody actually needs them to eat?
Be balanced in what you buy, you will need money, and you may need gold, but you will always need food, clothing, and shelter. Cash and other money is used to barter time for stuff. It may be a better deal just to have the stuff.
Financial preparedness is part of the total package. You can’t buy what you need if you can’t control your money. For that reason I recommend all preppers look into Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover.
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.