One of the things I hold most dear is my moral compass, my morals may not line up perfectly with “traditional” morals – and I know they don’t line up with modern “morals” – but as Heinlein said “I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”
This isn’t a political show – nor a talk show that deals in morality – it’s a prepper show – so how in the world does this apply to disaster preparedness?
My moral code – creed – or precepts – are guides for action that make me who I am, and since the underlying foundation of who I am determines how I act – it is the reason I work so hard to be self-reliant, self-determining, to take responsibility for myself – why I choose to do things to protect my family instead of going the easy route.
My 27 precepts guide me in deciding how best to do those things.
My rules are why I spend so much time DIYing, why I choose to bug in rather than bug out, why I have guns, and why I don’t have a LOT of guns.
I am interested to know if your principles are similar to mine, or how they differ – I am not looking to change my core beliefs, but I am interested in how and why people think as they do – as it helps me learn and grow as a prepper and a person. Please feel free to email me and share your thoughts on today’s podcast.
As always, you can find me online at TNGun.com.