There are just somethings you really cannot describe when it comes to doing what I do.
There is a certain 'feeling' when you vacumme seal a package of dried blueberries as a special flavoring for later.
There is a certain 'feeling' when there is a snow storm outside, and you really dont care because you have the extra food at home to make your own hot chocolate from dry chocolate mix, dry milk, and hot water, and not panicing like everyone else is.
There is a certain 'feeling' when you're laid up for a while, yet you have pre-made dinners in the freezer, cans of soup in the cupboard and buckets of dry stuff that just takes water to boil.
There is a 'feeling' when you grow your own food, preserve it and eat it yourself.
The 'feeling' you get when you enjoy that small treat that you get yourself every once in a while because you have done really well in prepping and splurged a bit on some candy.
There is a certain 'feeling' when your car breaks down, yet you do not panic because you can either fix it yourself or know someone who can fix it for you.
Personally, I call that a measure of 'freedom and relief'.