Hello, my friend and welcome back! With the Christmas Season well under way, many Preppers face some unique challenges that test even the most hardened of us. This is the subject of today’s post so grab a cup of coffee my friend and have a seat while we visit.
I do love Christmas! It’s such a wonderful time of year when people get together and talk about old friends and love ones they love and the ones who are absent. It’s a time of Joy for most, but it does make you look a little more carefully at the decisions you have made in your life and the effects they have had on the people around you.
Let me give you an example. One of my coworkers was talking about a 60 inch TV he bought for his family and is going to surprise them with it Christmas morning. The thing is when he was telling me about it, all I could think of is the preps I could buy with what he spent on the TV. While I know it would make his family very happy, I couldn’t help but wonder how long they would last when it all falls apart.
You see, every year at this time, I find myself wondering if my choice to become a Prepper hasn’t had an adverse effect on my family and the ones I hold dear. It also makes me wonder if being a Prepper isn’t just way of being greedy by spending money on what I think we need rather than seizing the day and enjoying life.
Christmas has always been a time of soul-searching for me, I guess it’s because it is so close to the New Year. I can’t help but think others struggle with the same thing from time to time and I want to offer them a little advice that I have learned over the years.
If you live for today only and fail to prepare for tomorrow, then you are dooming both you and those who depend on you to a fate worse than death when it all falls apart and there is no job to go to or store to buy things needed. The truth is that I could more easily face my family knowing they will have a little less money at Christmas than I could tell them there was nothing to eat when it all goes wrong.
I still spend money on Christmas gifts for others, but I do it in moderation. I know that being prepared is a worthwhile goal and one that I will pursue till my dying day. If you are having doubts about your choice to be a Prepper, don’t. Being prepared is one of the most worthwhile goals a person can have.
Now I don’t mean you should deprive your family, but rather you should balance prepping against other things. You see life is all about balance. Left and right, light and dark, up and down and the list goes on because that is just how God made the world. If you get too far to any one side then your life gets out of balance and things don’t go the way they should. Maintain your balance and keep prepping.
Just because Trump has won the Whitehouse, doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to fear. In fact, until he is sworn in as President, things could still go bad in a hurry. Even after he is sworn in, there are still dangers that face the US like IRAN, N. Korea, China, and ISIS and so on. We cannot allow ourselves to think, for one minute, that we are safe because we are not.
The fact is, as Americans, we will never be safe, but then neither will anyone else. We live on a hostile planet and the best we can hope for is to be as prepared as possible to face the challenges that lie ahead of us. You just can’t do that if you are spending all of your money on toys and not looking to prepare for when bad things happen.
I guess the point of this post is to remind both you and myself that it is not just OK to prep, but that it is important to prepare to survive in this uncertain world we live in. It is also important to take the time this Christmas season to truly enjoy all of your loved ones, because one day, they just might not be there.
Well, I guess that is it for today and I hope you have enjoyed today’s post, until next time stay safe, stay strong, and stay prepared my friend. God Bless America!