The majority of my followers understand what a prepper is but there is the hand full that may read this as they stumble upon the site and move on without really knowing who we are and possibly why we do what we do.
Anyone who is anybody has seen at least previews of this show. My family thinks they are insane and always ask if I am that bad. Time will tell. Basically a “Prepper believes in taking steps to protect themselves and their family when SHTF (Shit Hits the Fan) Protect themselves from what you ask? Depending on what site you visit, what television show you watch the reasoning for each individual prepper varies.
A couple reasons as to what folks are prepping for:
- Pandemic- (Ebola and others)
- Nuclear Reactor Meltdown
- Inclement Weather
- Fires and Wildfires
- Economic Collapse – Fall of the dollar, Hyperinflation
- Solar Flare- EMP- Electronic Magnetic Pulse
- American Grids go down
- Cyber Attack and Terrorism
- Asteroid Impact
- Comet Collision
- Yellowstone Super Volcano
- New Madrid Earthquake
- Dirty Bomb
- Martial Law
- War World III, starts on our Soil
That is just 20 reasons some of us prepare for its easy for outsiders to look in, see the show, read a blog and move on laughing and poking fun, and that is how I used to be but slowly the more I read, the more research I come across in my opinion I don’t think we are that far off of something really bad happening. I don’t put my finances in danger by spending more than I should on prepping like a couple of folks on the TV show, I prep as I go little here little there, knowledge is key and I am always trying to learn something daily. It can be confusing because I run parallel prepping with survival skills. In my opinion the two are separate.
Prepper I defined as- Prepper believes in taking steps to protect themselves and their family when SHTF- stockpile enough goods to maintain current lifestyle.
Survivalist defined as- A Survivalist typically focuses on learning primitive and other woodsmen skills and have very little focus on actually stocking up supplies and building an extensive repository of every needful thing. Whereas Survivalists prepare and learn to live off the land, Preppers prepare to maintain their current lifestyle as much as possible.
Prepping if your wanting to start or become one, keep in mind that it is a lifestyle and not a checkbox on a list. A prepper will never be done, never satisfied and never in their mind prepared for every event that is out there. Its fun and interesting the more you look into it. I encourage those who come across this article at least get a bug out bag together equipped with a first aid kit.
In closing, I believe this has gained momentum in the average folks because even with a 6% trust value of Mass Media we do see the Floods, and Natural Disasters destroying family’s, there is economically a lot of questions that cannot be answered. The Hype? I just think there is more people awake but scared to talk about it, we all know that Shit Will Hit The Fan Soon, unfortunately!
Good Luck and Cheers! Cardinal Prepper