PG Blog January 21, 2015 Share 0 Tweet Pin 0 Share 0 Making Decisions Howdy from the prepperguy. This is my first post. My intentions with PrepperGuy is to show readers my way of making decisions when I buy gear or clothing to how I view politics and even religion, and the logic patterns and analysis I use. The base layer I bought took 2 months, 10-15 reviews, 6 or 7 videos and then lots of forum reading and some technical data, but that’s for another post. I literally go to the bottom of the rabbit hole, then beat that proverbial dead horse. That said, I have a hard time putting that process into words, my brain seems to stall when making that synaptic jump from thoughts to words, so bear with me. I think it’s like a savant, or in my case, an idiot savant, that can hear a song once and then play it on a piano, or tell you how many tooth picks are on the floor. I sort through tons of info, like water running through a sponge, I just tell myself yes, yes, no, maybe (look that up), no, yes, and then it solidifies and I have an answer. I like to call it abstract thinking. Information and knowledge analysis of everyday decisions we make regarding our purchases of, Gear & Resources, Health & Nutrition. Prepper Guy’s goal is to change the ideas and attitudes with which we approach every situation, especially when they are seen as being difficult to alter. Every decision we make should err on the side of adaptability, whether it is in the workplace, or at home, join a gym or take up hiking, the food we eat, and whether we grow it or hunt it, long term, or short term. When we head out in life, we always in up somewhere, if we make better decisions, we end up in better situations, this is what planning and being prepared is all about. The decision-making paradigm we have chosen in life will determine the outcome of the crap-fest that may come our way, a job loss, medical problems, power outage from a storm, or even a zombie apocalypse. Therefore every goal we set, skill we acquire, and piece of gear we purchase should be thought out, and truly fit our needs. I want to use this gift/curse for all the crap that inundates us every day, from Gear choices to how we look at Food, Health, Politics and the Economy. These are the issues I deal with every day and I’m sure you do too. As people that are preparing, we need to make important choices that our lives depend on every day, it is why we are Preppers, whether it is a small thing and a major event, our families depend on us to have made the right choices. Thanks for taking the time to read this, Mark The Prepper Guy.