Today’s addition to the Prepper Precepts is that “Skills beat stuff”.
While I love gadgets and new toys as well as anyone. This is tempered with the knowledge that stuff can be stolen, lost, or broken. What you carry in your mind and heart are things that cannot be lost.
It is this precept that guides much of what we do here at the Shepherd School. This site documents a personal journey to gain skills and is for the author as much as it is for the reader.
The more you know the less you carry is a very smart concept from the bush craft community. This is true for any skill
Having Skills is Better Than Having Stuff
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.