What Is Your Highest Priority?!!!

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  1. pacmantacman

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    What is your highest priority? Survival? I hear this from some preppers and I don’t agree.

    I’m not interested in getting hurt or killed. However many other things may become more important than my personal safety. Faithfulness, friendship, obedience to God, love, and the list goes on. To include generically how I chose to live my life.

    I think often as preppers we think winning means akways living. Spoiler alert, we are all going to die. I think adaptability and flexibility is important in survival, but so is steadfastness and courage.

    I know it’s common to think that being motivated to live is a key survival mindset. But everyone wants to live even passive people. So that’s nothing special. What really makes someone calm and dangerous is being willing to take punishment and even die.

    Being willing to die ironically is what often causes you to live.
     
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  2. Keith H.

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    Security & safety for all my family, followed by global warming climate change.
    Keith.
     
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  3. Sonofliberty

    Sonofliberty Master Survivalist
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    Highest priority? Trying to keep American safe from socialism so that my kids can live freely. It seems to be a losing battle.
     
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  4. TMT Tactical

    TMT Tactical The Great Lizard !
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    Family, Country, Personal Survival. After those 3, it will be as circumstanced dictate.
     
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  5. TexDanm

    TexDanm Shadow Dancer
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    Survival is sort of like a battle. There should be more going on than just trying not to die. You need an objective; one hopefully that will end the battles. Hopefully, most people struggle to survive and live to see a better world where we can start a new life that will again have meaning past seeing the sunrise one more time.

    My priority is to protect those that I love and to not lose myself in the struggle.
     
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  6. Sourdough

    Sourdough "ALASKAN"
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    My "NEW" super high priority..........Disassemble my current survival structure system, which I estimate should take about six or seven months, Then create a new plan that includes being blind and deaf and stupid.
     
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  7. lonewolf

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    staying alive.
     
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  8. Brownbear

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    I'm all for staying alive too. Mental preparedness is, undoubtedly, half the battle, but one has to survive physically to benefit from the the preparation.
     
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  9. lonewolf

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    what! turn yourself into a sheeple you mean? don't understand your post.
     
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  10. Morgan101

    Morgan101 Master Survivalist
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    My family would be my top priority. They are the reason I prep. To keep them safe, and provided for.
     
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  11. pacmantacman

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    So if your family is the top priority is the only lesson to them about showing them how not to die, or is it about showing them how to live?
     
  12. lonewolf

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    both.
     
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  13. Morgan101

    Morgan101 Master Survivalist
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    I agree with Lonewolf, BOTH. I want to make their lives as painless as possible when living through an SHTF situation, and so far things have worked out quite well. Most of what we have faced is natural disasters, and we are none the worse for wear. There hasn't been any second guessing. I wish I had done this, or I wish I had one of those.

    Admittedly, there are a couple who seem to not really care. When the big one comes they would just as soon be a statistic as a Survivor. I would like to think that in a true life threatening situation the self-preservation gene would kick in, and they would get on board.
     
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  14. Sourdough

    Sourdough "ALASKAN"
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    I am going blind, "Macula Degeneration". I am already nearly deaf. And I am loosing memory and thinking ability rapidly.
     
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  15. pacmantacman

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    I guess one of the questions I’m asking here is this: Is it all about not being killed, or rather all about life and how to live life?

    It goes back to the saying, “All men die, but very few truly live.”

    For me prepping isn’t about sustaining life, rather to assist me in facilitating the life I want to live.
     
  16. Sourdough

    Sourdough "ALASKAN"
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    What I think you are missing is that for some, for damn sure myself, there is no other lifestyle I would choose then the one I have lived for the last 49 years in the Alaska wilderness.

    Living in the Alaska wilderness required Prepping for survival, "LOOOOONG" before Prepping for survival was "Hip or Cool or the In thing".
     
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  17. Sonofliberty

    Sonofliberty Master Survivalist
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    What is the point of living if life is a constant hell? You need something to live for. Without hope for a better future, life isn't really worth living.
     
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  18. TexDanm

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    Each person has a different set of needs that they will have to address. that is why I consider survival an art form. For ME, just living another day just isn't enough for a long term plan. I understand that in the short term that may be all that is possible but my plans and preparations are aimed at returning to a more settled and community lifestyle as soon as possible. I would not be as happy as a hermit. I don't like people in masses but seem to need a pack to care for and be a part of.

    I like to sit around a campfire and have others to share the peace with. I have done quite a bit of solo stuff and enjoy that too, for a short period. Kids change everything. If you have kids you need to allow them to do more than just live another day off they just won't develop as people. I think that people are more like cats than dogs. If you take a kitten in and raise it they can be very loving companions. If you catch a full grown cat that has lived a feral life they just never attach to people very closely. A dog seems to need people and even a grown dog will attach if you have patience.

    For a child to learn how to be social they need people to learn it from. A variety of people allows a child to learn the different ways that people relate to each other. Without this, they become somewhat like an autistic child and are socially inept.

    I want to LIVE and surviving is just the first step in that journy.
     
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  19. TMT Tactical

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    Now, I am the Hermit type. I can be around the masses (urban) but would have no problem living away for all people. Don't need to have folks around, in fact I prefer being alone. So it is Family, Country (conservative run) and Me. The rest are on their own.
     
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  20. lonewolf

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    absolutely, the masses aren't going to survive SHTF and I don't intend to let them drag me down with them. so lonewolf by name and by nature, to be a survivalist one first has to survive, only then can one adapt(to the new normal) and improve and move forward, but one has to be alive to do all that.
     
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