Top Ten List: Why I Believe In Preparedness

10  Reasons I believe in preparedness:

 


10)  I hate standing in line on a good day.  Standing in line with screaming children and stressed out parents while only holding half of what I need because record-setting weather is predicted?


No thanks.


9)   Because I like options.  Preparedness increases my options—options in what I eat, what I wear, how I travel, and how I spend my free time—even when life is uncomfortable.

 

A Run on Bottled Water


8)  Because I see a decline in just about everything.  There is a decline in morality, in work ethic, and even in common sense.  Preparedness allows me to step outside of full dependency upon the culture as a whole. 

 Chaya's Homemade Bread


7)  Because I am cheap.  If I run out of something, a “run to the store” results in unnecessary purchases and paying full retail prices.  Buying ahead (like buying in bulk) means I am forever getting that item at the “sale price”.  I am empowered to refuse overpriced items.

 

6) Because I hate to worry, especially over material things!  I feel free when I am learning the skills of self-sufficiency; I feel free when I am frugal, when I am generous, and when I have something set aside for a “rainy day”.  And it just so happens, that the one word that encompasses all of that is “preparedness!”

 

Chaya after Huckleberry Picking


5) Because I believe in debt-free living.  It seems impossible to achieve at first, but having a frugal and self sufficient lifestyle helps us maintain debt-free living when times get really tough.


Piggy Bank


4) Because I see the principle of stewardship in the Bible and I want to emulate that in my own life.  I need to know what I have to manage my estate diligently.  


“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?”  –Luke 14:28

 

3) Because I believe that the right thing is not always easy or socially acceptable, and I believe this is the right thing.  Even if it means I am weird.

 

2) Because I believe in hard work and forethought, and because I believe in modeling these for my children.

Old Work Boots

 

1) Because I can only give out of what I have.  Charity begins with the blessing of surplus. 


Giving a Dime

 


–Chaya




Photo Credits:

Green Piggy Bank: http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/miVKN1C/Green+Piggy+Bank

Old Work Boots: http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mTFDUow/Tough+as+old+boots

Giving a Dime: http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/miGvzBQ/Got+Dime%3F

All other photos are property of Pantry Paratus.

 

About Chaya Foedus

Flour on the ceiling. The ugliest vintage apron collection you've ever seen. And an affinity for old-fashioned kitchen skills that center on health, preparedness, and family meal-time. I am passionate about helping people find their kitchens and then teaching them what to do once they get there.

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