SPP079 Avoiding Prepper Burnout Sometimes when we are prepping and going everything it takes to become more prepared for any SHTF event we can become burned out. Avoiding prepper burnout is important because we cant afford to let things go for too long because we never know when disaster might strike.

One day can lead to one week, to one month, to one year. In this show we went over 10 ways to avoid prepper burnout.


  1. 80/20 rule: 20% of what you do will get you 80% of the results
  2. Avoid long stretches of doing nothing: One week turns into one month, one month turns into one year
  3. Stay focused: Start saying no. Focus on 1 or 2 things at a time and don’t let yourself get overwhelmed.
  4. Take time to relax: do things you enjoy. Going camping or “working in the field”
  5. Stay organized: Clutter will lead you to say “I don’t want to deal with that right now, I’ll do something else”
  6. Stay Healthy: Your diet will affect, your memory, your attitude and focus.
  7. Don’t be afraid to ask for help: Getting frustrated because we can’t find an answer can lead us to say “never mind!”
  8. Make downtime part of your routine: Those good ideas come when your mind is rested and relaxed. It seems like the harder we look, the harder something is to find.
  9. Track your progress: It always helps mentally when you can see the progress you are making.
  10. Have a plan and goals: Planning and goals will help you see your progress, and setting realistic goals will help you stay on track.

Listener Question:

My question is, what are you thoughts on getting a CHL? Since we hear all the time about the “Gun Grabbers” in Washington should we still look into getting CHL’s?
I’ve been planning on getting one myself, but with the recent news about the UN Gun Ban I’ve been questioning myself. Questions like, Is it smart to have my name on a government document stating that I own and carry. I know they know I own firearms, but do you think it would be smart to go ahead with it or no?

I would love to hear what you have to say.

Some Answer’s From The Apoco-List

Bennett: The CCW is more than just your ability to legally carry concealed. It is about proper handgun management, safety, legality, and more. Trust me, if you own a handgun then the potential “gun grabbers” probably already know. Every time you search for anything gun related online or buy ammo on a credit card etc. there is a record. Do not let that prevent you from getting the CCW or owning a firearm.

Brad: I want to expand on Bennett’s answer, which I definitely agree with. Concealed Carry, responsibly and maturely makes you a better person and citizen. The main rule of carry is that you NEVER want to use it. It’s there if you absolutely need it but it makes you aware of the seriousness of a dangerous situation.

Your Situational Awareness will be enhanced. You should/will be able to see potential dangerous situations and take steps to avoid them so as NOT to use your weapon. Your CCW is your life insurance, great to have, never want to use. Save the commando stuff for the video games. It will also make you a better citizen.

A responsible CCW holder will not look for trouble with others nor the law. You will behave yourself so as to avoid trouble. Last thing our society needs are a bunch of drunken CCW holders. Better rethink about being under the influence of anything. Same goes for behavior on the road. CCW holders and road rage should not be coming from the same individual. You will obey the laws. If done right, no one will even know you carry (don’t even get me started about the Open Carry A-Holes).

In FL you must inform the LEO, if stopped, that you have a CCW. Just present the CCW license along with the driver’s license and everything will be fine. BTW, I have had my license since 1988 and have been carrying practically every day since.

Mark from the group gave a couple of links to articles about the UN gun ban, these are Snopes and BeforeItsNews

Tony: The UN treaty did not go through and if it had it would not had made a difference to me because I will not recognize the laws of another nation or group of nations as long as I’m in the US. My oath when I joined the military was to protect and defend the constitution of the United States, not the United Nations.

I’ve had a CCW in three states for the past decade plus. I’ve shown it to a LEO twice though I was not required to. Each time was a good experience. In fact in Montana the LEO showed me his because it had changed since I got mine and wanted to show off the new ones. Great LEO. I show it has common curtesy to show the LEO that I am a law abiding citizen. I want them to know up front so they don’t find out by them seeing it first which would raise red flags very quickly.

I have not had to present or even hint that I had a firearm since I’ve been carrying. Odds are I won’t have to because I don’t hang around the places where their is high crime. That doesn’t mean I’m complacent in areas that are not huh crime areas. Bad things happen in good areas too.

It a big responsibility to carry a weapon. If one does not take it serious then they should not carry.

Preparedness Myth Video Series

The preparedness myth video series goes through some ways to save money and stay organized. Have a look here.

First Aid Course

I mentioned in the show that we are working on the first aid course at the academy and it is also available individually for $10. Have a look at the video or use this link for more information. 


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Survival and being prepared should not only be a passion, it should be a lifestyle. The definition of a prepper is "An individual or group that prepares or makes preparations in advance of, or prior to, any change in normal circumstances, without substantial resources from outside sources" Like the Government, police etc. I don't believe that the end of the world will be the "end of the world" I believe it will be the end of the world as we know it now. You can also find me on Google Plus and Twitter

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