We preppers are a strange lot sometimes. We buy food and water filters and meds along with all kinds of gear and weapons.... Then many times it all just sits, waiting for the go signal.
I have news, you won't be able to shoot like Marky Mark or move like Keanu Reeves or save lives like Alan Alda just because you have the gear. That Baofeng in your bag that you never use because you are not licensed won't magically contact your tribe and never mind that HF radio you bought but never operate
We all have fell into this trap at times. We all suffer from normalcy bias and tend to get stuck in the business of living our lives. It's natural don't get me wrong, but it can also lead to not being able to actually do what all these preps supposedly give us the ability to accomplish ... survive and protect.
I have alluded a few times to my commitment for 2018 of prepping me, the man. I want to hone and sharpen to razor quality my abilities and knowledge and make myself the ultimate implement I will use.
This is not easy. It means PT, paying for classes, reading and doing (not just reading) and putting into action an actual plan for all of this that is actually doable. Setting a goal of being John J Rambo by December 31st is not achievable and will cause me to become discouraged pretty quickly. Putting goals in place that are well thought out and then making every effort to see it through will inspire confidence and act to push me (and you) harder. To quote a quirky 80s teen movie "I think once you taste success, you will find it suits you"
So, this year I started shooting IDPA, I joined with a group of friends in seeking out quality training in med and tac subjects, began serious PT and started learning long range shooting as a serious subject.
There is more and I hope to come away with having learned a great deal as well as training the lizard side of my brain to act instinctively in many more things to leave the thinking side free to do more important things.
We were given a reprieve when DJT was elected and what many did was simply stop preparing. We need to be pushing, gaining ground and using this precious time rather than sitting on our rumps taking a breather. Time is wasting my friends, we are still spinning out of control no matter who is at the wheel.