What’s the Big Deal About Prepping?

PreppingWe live in a very unstable world. Disasters can break out at any time. There are all sorts of man-made and natural emergencies that threaten us at all times. To simply choose not to think about these things doesn’t make them go away. The threat of a disaster is always present. This is why it is really important to prepare adequately. That’s what prepping is really all about. It’s all about being prepared for the unthinkable.

Disasters are unpredictable. While weather patterns can fit certain past trends, this doesn’t mean that all natural disasters can be adequately prepared for. The most unpredictable disasters, of course, are human or manmade disasters. This can break out at any time. While some types of social unrests can be anticipated, it doesn’t follow that all can be anticipated. In fact, things often break out in the worst way possible.

On top of this, there is also infrastructure breakdown like the power plants or power grids and water systems suffering emergencies. Your family can be out of electrical power and clean drinking water for a long time due to no fault of your own. Prepping enables you to get ready for the unpredictability of life. It offers some guarantees which bring you peace of mind.

Prepping Gives You Peace of Mind

The best thing about prepping is that it gives you some peace of mind. It doesn’t give you complete assurance that you will enjoy life with all the same creature comforts you used to enjoy before the emergency. However, at the very least, it gives you some assurance that there will be some kind of normality regardless of how messed up the emergency you suffer. At the very least, you would be able to eat, have access to clean food and be reasonably safe.

Prepping Was a Standard Practice Generations Ago

Back in the pioneer days of the United States, prepping was not a luxury. It was something that everybody engaged in. When you go to the typical American household, there was enough food stockpiled there to last at least one season. If you were to look at America’s history, its early settlers practiced prepping. They didn’t do it as a hobby; they didn’t do it because they thought it would be nice to do so. Instead they did it for survival. The weather can be brutal. Weather patterns change overnight. Also, the wilderness was unsecured so supply lines can be cut off at any time. Prepping was a standard part of the American experience during the settler days.

Prepping Gives You Independence

My favorite reason for prepping is that it gives you a measure of independence. You see, the more convenient your life is, the more dependent you are on the grid working properly. By “the grid,” I’m talking about not only the power grid but also the water supply as well as legal and health services. You can’t assume that general civilization will continue operating flawlessly throughout your lifetime.

It only takes one economic disaster or a political catastrophe to strike and all those convenient systems can break up, and you are left totally defenseless and vulnerable. Don’t let that happen. Become independent by making sure that you have the proper equipment and training to make sure that your family is safe regardless of what happens in the future.

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