In life, there are always going to be situations outside of our control. Life’s emergencies often come with no warning and hit harder than originally thought. From minor emergencies to full-on disasters that can bring us to our knees. And when we see or hear about people caught in one of these emergencies and they (and their communities) aren’t prepared for what happened that it startles us into wanting to take some action on our own.
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act.
The rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process, is its own reward.”
So let’s play devil’s advocate for a moment….
Human beings tend to compartmentalize everything in their lives. We feel more at home in a group that shares similar traits or values. And for someone to think they are untouchable in any emergency or disaster scenario is naive. It’s been estimated that less than 1% of the American population is adequately prepared for a disaster. But those who are have joined the Prepping Movement. Prepping just means taking steps to be better prepared for unforeseen or unplanned events or disasters that can threaten the safety, health, well-being, or survival of yourself or your family. But at its heart, the movement is about empowerment.