The truth is out there.
But, “they” don’t want you to find it.
Those two sentences sum up the Fox hit show, The X-Files. Mulder and Scully, out there in a search for the truth. There were always hidden truths and inside men protecting that truth from average folks on the outside.
It seems to be human nature to suspect hidden truths or that we are being kept out of the loop or inner circle. That human nature also bleeds over into the field of survival planning. How do I know?
Recently, I’ve gotten several emails from readers asking me for the secret to being prepared for any disaster. They assume something more complicated is going on than there is. That I’m keeping secrets or hidden truths for myself.
They assume that survival planning or prepping is more complicated than it really is. And they want me to reveal my secrets – well the truth is I don’t have any. Perhaps, the “secret” is to actually do something.
I’m still learning new stuff all the time. No one knows everything or has all the answers to every conceivable situation or skill. It is a continuing learning process.
We need to stop wasting time looking for secrets and instead put what we know to use before it is too late. And another thing, don’t just read about survival, actually learn the skills being illustrated.
Just because you read it once in a book, doesn’t mean you have mastered that survival skill or that it will a work in a real life situation.
Readers often ask me for ways to ensure their survival, build a supply of survival food, and to “tell me stuff that hasn’t been said by everybody else already.” We’ve all heard the saying “There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don’t know” this is true also for survival planning.
While there are new products and new techniques being introduced, the core needs of survival stay the same. Air, water, food and shelter. We may all have different approaches, but it all basically comes down to the same stuff.
No secrets. No smoking man. It’s just a matter of applying the basics and hard work.
It seems everyone is looking for the easy button when in fact it does not exist. The truth isn’t out there yet hidden… it is everywhere and in plain view. The problem is that you’re not applying what you already know.
Perhaps that is the biggest secret of all.
So I’ll ask you… what is your number one prepping secret and or tip… what’s the one thing that you’ve done or figured out that will help other preppers the most?