Hello, my friend and welcome back! I recently spoke to a friend I know who calls himself a “Prepper”. I asked him what he had done lately to prep, to which he replied “nothing, I have too many other hobbies and don’t have time for it right now.” Sadly, this is something I run across from time to time and it’s the subject of today’s post.
If you don’t already know, Prepping is NOT a hobby. It’s a lifestyle and something you work on constantly. It’s like breathing or eating, you don’t really think about it but do it anyway. Those of us, who are Preppers, know only too well how it is a part of everything we do. We are constantly looking for ways to better prepare us for when it all falls apart.
I know, every item I look at, whether it’s old or new, potentially has a use in a post SHTF world and we really need to recognize it and look for ways to use it any way we can. I know I’m always looking for new and better things to add to my Preps. A good example is that I ran across some old BBQ Grill grates the other day and immediately grabbed them to add with my preps. You can never have too many when you are forced to cook all of your meals on an open fire.
I didn’t set out to find them, I’m always looking for things that I can use in a time of crisis. It’s a way of looking at the world and always being aware of your surroundings. In most cases, even when I’m not thinking of anything, I’m still thinking of Prepping. Simply put, it has become a part of who I am, and unlike Hobbies, I think about it all the time, not just when it’s fun or convenient to do so.
Now don’t get me wrong, I have met a few people who take it to the extreme by acting like the world has already ended and become so paranoid that it borders on a mental sickness. In cases like this, however, the person usually has a history of mental illness somewhere in their past. Sometimes it’s hard for even sane people to manage their Prepping attitude, let alone those who already have issues.
Ask yourself this question: “Do I prep as a way of life, or is it just when I feel like it?” How you choose to prep is completely up to you, but if you haven’t made it a part of your lifestyle, you may want to reevaluate why you are doing it. There are ton’s of reasons out there for Prepping, and you definitely need to be prepared for whatever might come our way.
Just remember to try to keep it between the lines where you’re not just doing it as a hobby, and not becoming so paranoid that it disrupts the rest of your life. If you can do this then your well on your way to being able to survive whatever comes your way.
Well, that’s it for today my friend and I hope you have enjoyed today’s post. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared! God Bless America!