Prepping is not just for a SHTF senario when the world comes burning down around our ears, like post Sandy/Katrina, or war reaching our shores. How about making life livable if you lose your job? How much are those bills you pay every month? What can you rapidly remove or reduce from your daily life to make your monthly deficits affordable on an unemployment check and/or with freelance income?
The get home bag, holding the gear to get you home and not mark you as a crazy person or target, should also be functional during daily life. Honestly, if you are not functional during daily life then you need to talk to someone about it. I will focus on getting home from work since most of us spend the majority of our waking time there. This can still work for other situations, the point is to critically and tactically think about the situation and the location. Hopefully this will help you get started on that path.
There are many reasons to plant a hedge row instead of building a fence such as:
Revolving credit is the most used and least understood lines of credit out there. Easy to get, easy to use, easy to abuse. Paying off your food stash and bunker is one thing, but while the world still operates, buying those things takes some amount of cash or credit. Lets talk about credit and why you want to keep some around, and if you have debt in revolving credit, in what order to pay them off. Keep in mind, revolving credit is usually considered expensive credit or high interest credit.