In our society, preppers are generally regarded as paranoid or even crazy. The truth is that preppers are among the most responsible of people. They’re constantly looking ahead to potential emergencies or disasters and preparing accordingly. Perhaps you’re someone who recognizes the value in being prepared, but at the same time you’re hesitant because of the stigma that often comes with prepping. First of all, you don’t have to tell everyone you’re a prepper; and second, who cares what other people think? I hope to convince you that there are plenty of reasons to start prepping. I am going to give you 8 reasons to start prepping now in this post.
We live in a very unstable world economically. All the factors that led to the 2007-2008 financial meltdown, are still around and if anything are worse. The unprecedented money printing policies of the Fed and the huge deficit of our nation tells any rational person that trouble is coming. Unless you’re very old, odds are the next financial collapse will happen in your lifetime.
Not only is the world we live in very unstable economically, it’s also largely an unsafe world to live in. Terrorist attacks seem to occur almost daily. It’s seems to be only a matter of time before there’s a major attack in your country unless governments take the threat of such attacks seriously.
Tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and blizzards effect thousands of people yearly. Chances are if you have never been effected by a natural disaster, you will. Isn’t it wise to prepare for the inevitable? I have been effected by ice storms, tornadoes, and even earthquakes. I live in the Midwest!
An EMP (eletromagnetic pulse) weapon attack would essentially throw us back to the Stone Age. Electricity and power would be completely out, meaning the lights will be out, our cars won’t start, and planes will literally fall out of the sky. These weapons exist and have the potential to be used.
Food Supply and Water Contanmination
This is a threat that most people don’t think about, but it’s still one that’s very real. Make sure you have freeze dried survival food (25 year shelf life), water pouches or bottles, and water filtration items. You can live weeks without food, but only days without drinkable water.
Do you know what you would do if your car broke down on your next road trip? Preparing for such an event is wise. Especially if your auto breaks down in a blizzard or in the middle of the desert. Having a bug out bag in your car that contains tools,food and water, and blankets is a good starting point.
Stockpiling medical supplies and receiving training in how to use them will ensure that you can adequately attend to yourself or someone else in a medical emergency. This will be very important if you can’t get to a medical clinic or a hospital fast enough. You could be the first responder.
You’ll Keep Your Family Safe
Fundamentally, prepping ensures that you make the necessary preparations to keep your family safe in a survival or disaster situation. This is your primary motivation to prep. It prevents fear and worry to know that you are ready when disaster strikes. Prepping is an important responsibility to take upon yourself for the safety of yourself and your loved ones.
This is only a few of the reasons you need to start prepping. I hope they help to persuade you to start today!
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