The first few months after I learned about prepping, I read doomsday blogs addictively and mentally panicked. Then I started to make concrete steps. Then I put aside some staples. Then I stopped to reassess and that's when I made my first "Big Picture" sketch. In my prepper notebook I drew a grid of boxes that represented goals.
For instance, a stack of four squares represented the four 24-packs of bottled water that I wanted to set aside. As I purchased them, I would shade in one of the boxes. Same with other supplies- 24-packs of TP, 25# bags of staples, etc.
I also drew stacks of boxes for things like completed BOBs, 55-gallon drums of water... anything that would fall under the major catagories of the prepper mindset:
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