Sunday, March 9, 2008

Survival and Preparedness Wit and Wisdom


These are a few of my favorite bits of wit and wisdom. They drive home some pretty good maxims of a preparedness lifestyle. Here's hoping you'll enjoy these as much as I do.

The more you carry in your head, the less you carry on your back.

--Jack Mountain Bushcraft and Guide Service

It is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

The difference between adventure and disaster is being prepared.

Last minute preparations are like learning to swim when you are drowning.

Chance favors the prepared mind.
--Louis Pasteur

A lack of prior planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

When it does hit the fan, it will not be evenly distributed.

On the job training doesn's work when you're dealing with survival.
--Duncan Long "Backpack Survival"

Don't prepare to survive the bad times, prepare so that you don't even notice them, by living a simpler lifestyle.

Blessed are the flexible, for they don't get bent out of shape.

Adversity can lead to the discovery of strengths that you did not know you had.
--Al Siebert "The Survivor Personality"

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.

A testimony is what's left after the test.

The best way to win a gunfight is by not being there. --John Farnham, firearms expert

If we could just get everyone to close their eyes and visualize world peace for an hour, imagine how serene and quiet it would be...until the looting started.

Everything will be OK in the end. If it is not OK, it's not the end.

What are your favorite survival and preparedness proverbs, funnies, witty sayings, or bits of wisdom? Please share them with us using the 'comments' link just below this post!

1 comment:

tkahike said...

The phrase that I have used for years is; "It is smarter to be Lucky, then it is Lucky to be Smart"

I don't think most people get that, but to me, it has very deep meaning. Luck will play as much in a situation as smarts, preps, anything.