Why Are So Many People Interested In Prepping Now?

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.”

~Amelia Earhart

 

So let’s play devil’s advocate for a moment….

Why would someone choose NOT to prep right now?
 

  • Complacency.
  • Not seeing the need to prepare.
  • Excuses in place on why they can’t (my budget is too small, my house is too small to hold everything, etc.).
  • Overwhelm at the enormity of the preparedness tasks laid out in front of them.
  • Fear of the unknown.
  • Not wanting to be known as the “nutjob” down the street who’s preparing for the apocalypse. To many, the terminology used by the prepping community has negative connotations.
  • And not wanting to admit to themselves that these bad things in life can actually affect our lives, our loved ones, and our homes.


But those reasons just don’t make sense in today’s world.


So then, what are the benefits of preparedness for you and your family?
 

  • Prepping saves money and insulates you from inflation.
  • Prepping prevents waste (if it can be useful, save it).
  • An attitude shift from living in fear to living with courage and the knowledge that you can all face whatever may come up next.
  • Learning to find freedom through self-reliance.
  • Allows you to help family & friends (without going broke).
  • Gives you peace of mind.
  • Helps brings families closer together.

 

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.

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