Podcast: Life is Better When You’re Prepared

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Life is better when you’re prepared.

Living Ready‘s Patty Dunning and I called in as guests to the Prepping with Goat Hollow show on April 24 thinking we’d talk business. After all, the host, Doug Carlsten, is part of American Preppers Network Radio. It’s known for taking preparedness seriously.

But there’s a difference between keeping a stoic face and respecting a topic. It’s possible to take something seriously and not get lost in the gravity of the matter. As anyone who has been on the Living Ready Facebook page will see, we interject a healthy dose of humor into the conversation.

So it went with our appearance on Carlsten’s podcast. Sure, we talked shop. We told people how Living Ready, unlike other media outlets, is bringing preparedness to the mainstream in ways that don’t marginalize the growing self-sufficiency movement.

But we also touched on how good it feels to be prepared. It’s easy to get distracted by doom and gloom. Take a step back and consider how comforting it is to know you’re going to be OK if things head south. Or how satisfying sharing your knowledge and skills with others can leave you.

Whereas some would like to label prepared people as having unhealthy obsessions, the three of us concluded the opposite. Healthy living is the act of being prepared.

It’s food for thought as you listen to the podcast above.

I hope you’ll join us at the 2013 Living Ready Expo from May 31 to June 2 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. Pick up the latest issue on newsstands across the United States or download a digital version. Order the basic survival kit we put together. Or check out one of our upcoming online classes, where experts with decades of experience will share what they’ve learned.

Life is better when you’re prepared. We can’t help but share how good it feels.