I recently got a comment on one of my other articles that I felt I needed to take a little more time to respond to. The reader asked:
How are you guys going to feel if you reach the end of your lives and the fan’s still clean and you’ve spent all your time worrying about when it’s all going to blow up?
First, I don’t think any of us really spend all that much time worrying about when things are going to go bad. I know I don’t! We’re not all paranoid freaks who sit here praying for the end of the world. In fact, I think that these days it’s the people who are not prepping who are the ones with a problem.
To some extent we are all living through a SHTF moment right now. I don’t think anyone can argue that our country is heading in the right direction; if things continue down this path then you may one day be eating your words. But even if things get better, does that mean you shouldn’t be prepared to help yourself and your family in a time of need? Doesn’t be prepared for whatever the future holds make sense?
Do you think the guy who lost his job 9 months ago, and can barely afford to feed his family, is not living through his own SHTF moment?
But what if that guy was a prepper?
Would he not be better off than most?
We prep because it’s the right thing to do; it’s what our great grandparents did, and it’s what most of the civilized world did before there was a Walmart on every corner.
Prepping isn’t just about preparing for a cataclysmic end of the world event. It’s about being prepared for those small events in life that can feel cataclysmic if we are not prepared.