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M4S032: 5 Biggest Mistakes Preppers Make

5 Biggest Mistakes Preppers Make-Mind4SurvivalOne of the best ways to be an effective prepper is to be one of the many who fall victim to the biggest mistakes preppers make. This podcast is based on the results of a poll that was provided to over 1000 members of the Mind4Survival Facebook group. With its broad base of input, this provides a very realistic accounting of the top five biggest mistakes preppers make. Preppers everywhere will be smart to not repeat these same mistakes.

In this episode on 5 Biggest Mistakes Preppers Make

  1. Dunning-Kruger Effect
  2. All Talk, No Action
  3. Mono Focus
  4. All Buy & No Fly
  5. Bugged About Bugging Out

Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect biggest mistakes preppers make and occurs when someone thinks they are better at something than they are. For example, in spite of being, old, broken, inexperienced, etc., people think they are better than most at certain topic or skill.

All Talk, No Action

Applies to prepper who talk about preparedness but don't take any actions, such as planning. They don't complete family emergency plans, bug out plans, bug in plans, etc.

Mono Focus

This is the mistake that happens when a person focuses on only one aspect of preparedness. For example, they have a huge arsenal, but no food. Or, they have a ton of food, but no water or medical supplies. The same applies to people who focus on only one possible scenario happening. They may be convinced that an EMP and nothing else will happen.  Another person may think that a financial collapse WILL be the ruin of the world.

All Buy & No Fly

This applies to people who buy gear and equipment, but never use it. Likewise, it includes people who make plans, but never practices or rehearses them to see how the plans can be improved.

Bugged About Bugging Out

Some people are convinced they will have to bug out and leave their home regardless of the situation. This, as with the mistake of Mono Focus is short-sighted and causes a person to be less flexible. Therefore, it is worthwhile to consider other options, like bugging in, etc.


Never forget, you’re just one prep away.

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