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What is preparation or prepping? A brief breakdown.

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What does it mean to ‘Be prepared’? Of course it used to be the Boy Scout Motto (maybe it still is, but I’m not a Boy Scout). Also, what is this new word “prepping”? Isn’t that what doctors do prior to surgery? Well, both of these questions lead to the need of explaining exactly what preparation or prepping actually is. It is a little easier to breakdown the things that preparation, prepping or living the preparedness lifestyle actually include rather than saying what it is or isn’t because it looks different for every family. Some things that it should NOT […]

Frugal budgeting and planning vs. being stingy and hording.

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Oh sure, we know what Ebenezer Scrooge is like. He could bleed a nickel of it’s very last cent and then still not use it!  Is that what the ‘storage’ or preparation mentality is like? May it NEVER be! To be very sure that as we develop more of the preparedness mentality we don’t cross that line from frugal to stingy, there are a few other distinctions we will need to look at on the journey. We can live simply and frugally and still be giving and hospitable, but where those lines blur requires being on our toes at all times, to proceed with care and […]