When your resources are limited due to a crisis, your ability to improvise will help you survive and find the resources you may be lacking. It will be your ability to “make do” with what is available that will enable you to survive even the worst of circumstances.
The problem with resources is the fact that they may not be readily apparent at first glance. The more common the use of an item has will be a definite deterrent to the process. This will make it harder for you to envision a different use that can be applied to fit your needs. We all have a tendency to view things in a more normal application of their use during normal times.
In a period of crisis, you will need to switch your thinking to an “outside of the box” mentality. This is where a simpler type of thinking will be of benefit. The best way to approach the problem of limited resources is by viewing everything as a multi-use item.
Many of us are familiar with various multi-use items like a bandanna or duct tape. This can also be applied to a multitude of different items in a crisis. Just don’t limit your thoughts to the specific or more common use of an item and you will find new ways to use things that aren’t readily apparent. Don’t place arbitrary limits on your resources until you’ve given it some thought.
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