As some man has undoubtedly paraphrased better than I before, there are three types of things in this world that are worth trying to up your readiness level for:
- known knowns
- known unknowns
- unknown unknowns
Is it possible to prepare for known knowns and known unknowns? In short… Yes.
Is it possible to prepare for unknown unknowns? Yes – with situational awareness training and similar skills. That isn’t the question posed in the title of this site’s expositionary piece, though.
Is it possible to be 100% ready for an unknown unknown? That answer is unknown – by definition. Mathematically speaking, while the possibility that in hindsight – post SHTF scenario – it turns out that you were ready to deal with the unknown. All that would mean is that you were properly prepped, not that you were 100% ready. Maybe it’s possible to be 99% ready for an unknown unknown, but that readiness level can never reach 100%.
Well if I can’t be ready… Should I prep?
It’s impossible to be ready, but it’s possible to be prepared – or as we call it in prepper parlace: Prepped.
Join me on this journey where we answer the one question that matters:
Am I Prepped?
This is my honest promise to you: My goal will be to convince you that you are not prepped.