6 Reasons Why People Won’t Start Prepping


People who are actually prepared for a disaster are few and far in between. Surveys taken indicate that only 10% of those surveyed are prepared.  Most people aren’t even prepared for a minor disruption let alone a major disaster. History has shown that luck favors the prepared, and those who won’t prepare for an emergency will be in dire straits when it occurs.  In the meantime, they’ll keep rationalizing why not to start prepping. Here are 6 reasons why people won’t start prepping.  Don’t be one of them. Be prepared. It could save your life.

The Odds Of a Disaster Are Too Small

Many people explain away their refusal to prep by pointing out the unlikely event of a cataclysmic disaster.  If it happens, then it will just be my time to go, they rationalize. This is just an excuse. If something bad does happen, chances are they’ll feel differently and won’t take their fate lying down. It doesn’t need to be cataclysmic though. Tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and earthquakes are happening regularly. Sooner or later you will be effected by one of these natural disasters. It is wise to be prepared.


The Government Will Save Me

Some people who refuse to prepare do so with the full faith that the government will intervene and rescue them during a disaster. However, looking at the government’s track record for natural disaster response, should cause these people to reconsider. Response by the government to disasters is painstakingly slow, and inadequate to meet the needs of those effected.  The government is ill-equipped to respond to major disasters, helping millions of people at once. You are better off  taking matters into your own hands knowing that your family will be provided for in a disaster.


Someone Else Has Prepped Enough For The Both of Us

Even if they don’t rely on the government to save them, many people plan to rely on others for resources in the event of a disaster. They couldn’t believe that their neighbors would turn them away if they needed help. It’s hard enough trying to stock up enough supplies for your own family. How is one or two families of prepared people supposed to help the whole neighborhood? Their food would be gone in a matter of days. If it comes down to me or you, me wins every time.


I Don’t Have Enough Time

Some claim they don’t have time to prepare for a disaster. They may assume prepping is an extremely involved process of making meticulous plans and working on a ton of DIY projects, but everyone has a few minutes to plan and order and stock for a disaster.  You can do a little each month.  Once your plan is in place, it will only need to be revised if necessary.  Once you have your water and food in stock, it will be there for 5-25 years or until needed. Many of the essential items needed to prepare for a disaster will cost you under $100.00.


I Don’t Have Enough Money

Preparing  live underground for 10 years with fresh provisions may not be cheap, but coming up with a 6-month supply of survival food is more doable than you might think. Freeze dried survival food is reasonable and will last for up to 25 years.  A month supply for one person is only about $100.00.  You open up the mylar pouch, add hot water, and in minutes you have a hot meal.  Those who use money as an excuse are simply living in their own form of denial. If you do a little each month it is very doable.


My Faith Will Save Me

Some people use their faith as an excuse for not preparing. They believe that if a major disaster actually occurs, divine intervention will save them. But if you just look around, it should be obvious that it doesn’t work that way. Natural disasters strike churches every bit as often as other buildings. God’s people go through trials, and heartaches as others do. God created you with common sense.  That common sense tells you it is wise, and being a responsible person requires you to prepare for when disaster strikes.


If you’ve ever used one of these reasons as an excuse to not prep, I hope you’ll reconsider.

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