There are many different types of Preppers, which one are you?
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I guess it would depend on what you are prepping for and just how serious you are about surviving SHTF. Take for example friend Jimmy, He seems to believe that 72 hrs of and water along with one extra can of gas is sufficient for most disasters. His philosophy seems to be that if it’s any worse than that then he won’t survive anyway so why waste the money? Despite repeated discussions where I try to convince him that this is not true, his mind is made up and he simply will not change his mind. He is what I call a “Minimalist Prepper”.
Now take another Prepper I know who sees things a little differently but not by much. He has food for 6 months as well as medical supplies and bottled water. What he does not stock like the Minimalist Prepper are Firearms and ammunition. He simply believes he could not make himself take another person’s life for any reason. He also believes the Government will be up and running within 6 months and things will be back to normal. He simply believes this and no amount of talking will make him change his views. I refer to this type as the “Nieve Preppers”.
Then comes your “Average Prepper”. Food for a year, a small seed vault, a small collection of guns and ammo and about 3 months worth of water stored up along with plenty of Medical supplies. Surprised to see this is your average prepper? Unfortunately, it is. Most Preppers see SHTF in their future, but simply don’t have the means to do much more and must hope they can survive on what they have. Like I said this is the average Prepper.
Next, there is the guy who spends every waking moment of his day thinking about and storing up more supplies. You know the ones, They usually keep enough guns and ammo to outfit a small army, and that is just what they plan to do. They have enough food for 5 years and water stored up for his group. These are the ones who usually have more medical supplies than the average Hospital emergency room. Their seed vault would make Noah proud and they have all of the tools needed to survive in any given situation. These I call the “Serious Preppers”.They know what they are doing and they are not fooling themselves about the future.”
Then last but not least is the “Nut Case Prepper”. These are the ones you see on TV from time to time. These are like the Serious Preppers, but they have gone over the edge and spend a good bit of time drilling for whatever particular scenario they are certain is coming. They have deluded themselves into believing they are the only ones who truly know what is coming down the pipe. These people have usually been teased so much that they actually look forward to SHTF just so they can prove others wrong. They started out with good intentions, and somewhere along the way they got lost. I actually know a few of these and in all honesty, the scare me to death. They are walking a thin Mental Health line that could snap at any time and when it does, someone will get hurt needlessly. Be careful of these and avoid them if you can.
Now let me add that there are many who fall in between these different types, but for the most part, they usually could fit into one of them.
As for myself, I think I fit somewhere in between the Average Prepper and the serious Prepper. Like many, I have a limited budget for my Preps each month, but I keep plugging along in hopes that when it does all fall apart, I will be ready. So tell me, now that you know, which one of these groups do you fit into?I know some of my readers will definitely be in the “Serious Prepper” class, and I too hope to be there some day. What ever class you do belong to, be prepared to live with your choice, because when it happens, the only person you can depend on is yourself. Well, that is it for today and I hope you have found this post interesting. Until next time my friend, stay safe, stay strong, and stay prepared. God Bless America!