In the HAM (amateur radio operator) world QRP means to transmit at lower power levels; typically at 5 watts or less. The goal is to conserve power and resources and yet reach someone thousands of miles away or maybe even halfway around the world. Today there are transceivers that can operate at 100 watts. The maximum power a HAM could run is 1,500 watts. But there’s something fascinating and liberating about the minimalist lifestyle.

The QRP lifestyle allows us to focus on the most important things in life: God, Family, and Neighbors.

QRP means you are no longer wrapped up into getting the newest and most awesome piece of gear. It means living life to the fullest with the least material goods to hold us down.

“Two things I asked of You, Do not refuse me before I die: Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion, That I not be full and deny You and say, “Who is the Lord?” Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God.” – Proverbs 30:7-9

What should we do with our extra supplies? Give away what we don’t need. Save enough funds for a decent future. Use our time, money, and talents to help others.

Minimalist.