Are you a Prepper

Are you a Prepper?

“Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.” ― Gen. George S. Patton

You May Be Paranoid, or They May Be In Denial

Let’s face it, storing food, weapons and ammunition is questionable enough in most people’s eyes but if you choose to live a self-sufficient lifestyle, especially off the grid, you’re liable to be labelled a downright kook. Just look at National Geographic’s tongue-in-cheek description of their hit show Doomsday Preppers; “Doomsday Preppers explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties”.

If you’ve decided that you and yours are going to be responsible for your own safety and well-being and be prepared for whatever tough times might come your way, you’re probably discovering that it can be a difficult road to follow. Never mind the learning curve involved, the lifestyle changes and the compromises and decisions. All of that can be trying enough, but one of the toughest things to deal with as a ‘crazy prepper’ is the scorn and alienation from family, friends and acquaintances.

A prepper, by definition, is someone who prepares.  Nothing more, nothing less.

It’s that simple.

Are you a prepper?  if not why?

Who To Trust, Yourself Or FEMA?

Preppers are simply people who want to be prepared for any contingency; this includes even short term problems, such as power outages from storms and other events along those lines. Our goal is simply to be ready to provide for our family and friends if and when the need arises.

If you’ve decided that you and yours are going to be responsible for your own safety and well-being and be prepared for whatever tough times might come your way, you’re probably discovering that it can be a difficult road to follow. Never mind the learning curve involved, the lifestyle changes and the compromises and decisions. All of that can be trying enough, but one of the toughest things to deal with as a ‘crazy prepper’ is the scorn and alienation from family, friends and acquaintances.

There is no right or wrong way to be a prepper, each individual and family must make their plans and preps whatever way works best for their circumstances. Preppers do have at least one thing in common though; food and water are at the top of any preppers list. Anything else you collect or plan will do you no good if you don’t have water to drink and food to eat.

Prepping: It’s Not Just For Hillbillies Anymore

The mindset of denial isn’t new, before almost every historical disaster or political or economic upheaval most of the population lived under the fantasy that it couldn’t happen to them. But our ancestors had advantages that we’ve largely lost as a society. They didn’t expect government to come riding to their rescue and they were much more prepared to survive. They still had the self-sufficient, practical skills that we’ve forgotten. If things crash now the impact will be horrific.

More likely than not your friend will still be skeptical after you’ve presented these arguments. So be it, wish them well and say a prayer. But don’t let it shake your personal convictions and affect your preparations. Rest assured that you have very good reasons for being a prepper and hope by some miracle you never have to say “I told you so”.

The reason the Special Forces are so successful is because they plan, plan, drill, and then plan some more. They practice so many times that they can execute automatically, almost at will. If things go wrong, they have a fall-back/backup plan that kicks in without the need to communicate it. Survival success is all about planning, practicing, and more planning.

Your Thoughts Being A Prepper, Do Tell

 

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