I'm hitting a couple of issues. I've been actively prepping for a couple of months now, on a very slim budget, and everywhere I look are things I "need" to get done... My first foray into prepping was my Go-Bag, and that sits at a comfortable 99% completion rate... I've got a fair bit of experience in the military and long-distance hiking, so that wasn't all that difficult... but by the time I got done, I'd had my eyes opened to everything else that needs to be done. I knock out a little bit at a time, but I feel very scattered...
current projects / budget allotments include :
- My wifes B.O.B - 50% completion
- (1) 96 hour Kit - 10% completion
- D-hour checklist - 100% written,]0% practiced
- B.O.L. research - 25% completion - options selected, nothing scouted. I can't buy land, so this is all very loose anyhow, but i need a place to go.
- saving for my first ballistic weapon -100% (was going to get it last week, but ran into logistic Driver License Issue.
- saving for a trailer to facilitate any B.O. plan. - 80%
- Long term food storage - 01% done (went to the LDS Cannery for my birthday, got a small start)
- trying to research set up side business to bring in extra $$ - 40% done, who know's how well i'll do once i can start selling things. I like the idea of prioritizing this, because any $$ made will facilitate prepping only.
- saving $$ for major purchases for my wifes kit - 0% she needs her own gun, a good knife, etc, etc.
- a myriad of small things - 0% a better compass, a survival reference i don't have for the B.O.B. that i know is the one i want in there, adequate maps for my AO, backup filters for my water purifier, an extra stash of iodine pills, or h20 tabs, another good BFK for me, etc, etc, etc.
- a "survival staff" - 60% - it was a side project that i thought would be a weekend, now it sits waiting on me to overcome a hurdle about a specific element of it.
- constant tweaking of other survival / car / kayak kits that i have around the house -- 80% completion (seems i'm always finding something better to replace, upgrade or make better use of the space in these things.
- Important papers copy / storage - 0% completion
so my questions to you, are ....
- How do you choose what to focus on?
- how do you assign priorities?
- when a 'need/want' comes up, and it's a $20 thing you can go out and get, but that's a brand new need/want; whereas you were planning on putting that $20 to an old need want, what do you do, and what is your reasoning....
You guys get the picture... I'd love to hear how ya'll do it. I bet there's some neat logic out there.