My adherence to this prepper precept causes fights at my house. It is Don’t waste. Be frugal, learn to make do, or you may have to do without.
You can’t always run to the store for parts and new stuff – learn to make do with the old. By being frugal and eliminating as much waste as possible you will become a better steward of your resources and will not only need much less, but you will save more. Turn it into a game and it will be much easier.
You will be surprised on how much you actually need once you learn and practice frugality.
These precepts are my creed, and having prepper precepts guides me when I face tough choices. A wise man once told me that when facing a moral problem, the right choice is usually the action you don’t want to take.
I am not a pollyanna person that is wishy washy or blindly follows rules, heck I have a little rebellious streak and love to know the WHY of rules, but I do respect and understand the need for law and know how vital it is for a society to have a moral code.
By knowing what I believe in you can know how I will act. This is very important in times of stress. If you don’t want to read these precepts one by one, the completed list can be found here: Completed 27 Prepper Precepts.