Wants vs Needs
Many people today have the belief that they need many things in order to live. Depending on the persons age will determine how they answer the question of what they’re wants vs needs are.
If you ask a 10 year old, They’re answer may be an x box or a cell phone. To someone in they’re 20’s, it may be a car or money. To a senior citizen, it may be medications or government assistance.
The Levels of Hierarchy
I won’t get into the full training course of Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs in this article because there is too much to cover. What I will touch on is the very basic level of needs called the Physiological Level.
Basically a human being Needs Air, Water, Food, Shelter, Clothing, and Reproduction in order to survive. If you eliminate any of these basic needs, we will die.
Getting to the point
I for one have learned that in this fast paced time that we live in, it is easy to take things for granted. I have designed my prepping around the basic needs instead of my wants. For each basic need, plan on what you and you’re family will need for each category. Things like giving consideration to getting a gas mask or proper air ventilation for you’re bug out shelter. Maybe it is to get a good water purifier for the cause of having clean water.
Preppers all share one common trait. They are intelligent and forward thinking. Most prepare for the “What If”. They know that it is better to Have than to Have Not. They share the Survival State of Mind.