As the dust settles, many people are breathing a sigh of relief. As it turns out, many have stopped prepping as well.
But is this wise? Is there any less of a chance of a natural disaster or some other SHTF event?
The purpose of this blog is not to spread fear. It’s about raising awareness and helping people become more self-reliant, capable Prepped Survivalists.
Special thanks to my survivalist friend over at Back Door Survival.
Here’s what she had to say:
Has Prepping Reached a Saturation Point?
Every legitimate blogger I know has a sickness called “check your stats,” and all of us have seen a sharp decline in blog traffic since the election.
Lately, there has been a shift in people’s comments and emails to homesteading and self-sufficient lifestyle questions. Very little has come across my desk relative to a long-term disruptive event such as global economic collapse, EMP, or cyber attack.
Right or wrong, the stock market has soared these past six weeks. This is in spite of fundamentals that do not make sense. We have a national debt problem that is not going away anytime soon, automation and robots are still gobbling up manufacturing jobs, and health care for an aging population will continue to skyrocket, the repeal of Obamacare notwithstanding.
You know this as well as I do, market down and prepping is up Market up and no one cares.
In my opinion, there are simply too many moving pieces for all of our economic woes to go away with a snap of the fingers (that being a metaphor for “change in national leadership”).
And then there is Mother Nature.
Why Prepping is a Long-Term Lifestyle Investment
When it comes to disruptive events, the one thing we are unable to predict are the ravages of Mother Nature. Hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, floods, wildfires and other natural disasters are going to happen. We just don’t know and precisely where.
Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that a natural disaster is not an event that only happens to someone else. Far from it.
There are disruptive events caused by bad people. An EMP, cyber attack, pandemic and other catastrophic, apocalyptic events caused by man give us a strong incentive to keep on prepping.
With so many things that can go wrong, there are those that are going to argue that the cost is too high. They claim that prepping is expensive. To them, I say get real, buddy. Tap water is almost free and so are empty soda bottles. Yes, I do own an expensive water filtering system but my garage and freezer are also filled with repurposed soda bottles filled with free tap water.
The bottom line is that people at all income levels can find an excuse for not prepping if they want to.
It’s predicted that markets will reach an all-time high late in 2017 or early 2018, and when the market falls, there will be panic prepping.
Prepper-mania may have waned, but for those of us that want to secure a future of self-reliance, prepping will never be optional.
What To Do Now to Keep the Prepping Glow Alive
- Live below your means
- Get out of debt
- Continue to store food and water
- Develop basic skills such as cooking from scratch, building fires, and purifying water.
- Learn a pioneer skill
- Stockpile first aid supplies and medications
- Learn about natural remedies
- Become a MacGyver when it comes to making household repairs
- Use it up, wear it out, and make do!
You can read more over at Back Door Survival.
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