Preparing For Unprepared Friends and Family
SHTFplan.com has some advice. It’s a lengthy article but well worth the time. And be sure and watch the Twilight Zone video included. I did, however, find some of their advice surprising!
I thought it’s been long held advice in the prepping community to stay quiet about your prepping activities – “The first rule of fight club is, you don’t talk about fight club”. So I was surprised to see this:
“Serve as a model — Let your actions be visible as an inspiration to others. Allow them to see that preparing for the unexpected isn’t just for the “tin foil hat” crowd. Emergency preparedness investments like stored food and water don’t need to break the bank, can be made over time, and can involve the entire community in activity that brings it closer together. Building Social Capital, improving your health and fitness, learning new skills, becoming more energy efficient, learning to strengthen your emotional health and those you care about — all of these are life-enhancing pursuits.”
I wrote a post awhile back on the subject. Here’s how I concluded that post:
“It seems to me that we’ve given in to our fears and we’ve also allowed a part of the political spectrum to marginalize us preppers. Yes, there, I’ve said it I’m a prepper and I’m proud! (Hey, that’d make a good T-shirt. Note to self). If more people were preppers a lot of those fears simply melt away. You can’t be labelled crazy if everyone’s doing it. You won’t need to be the” go to place” if everywhere is the go to place. We need to make the government afraid of us again – as it was meant to be by the founding fathers. The value of things is dependent on supply and demand. If everyone has supplies, their value to robbers is diminished.”
There is no way my family can prepare for all of our extended family and friends. I suspect many of us are in that same position. It would therefore seem sensible to me, to get as many people interested in prepping as possible. I said this in my earlier post too:
“Back in the old days everybody knew you had supplies because everybody else had supplies! In fact, back then you were shamed if disaster struck and you were not prepared. People still helped those folks out but it was considered shameful not to “be prepared” – a phrase that became the motto for the Boy Scouts.”
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