You Don’t Have To Be Paranoid To Prepare!
Preppers are often looked upon as paranoid conspiracy theorists who believe the world is imminently going to come to an end. It is expected that they have underground bunkers, food to last decades and kits that wouldn’t look out of place in the Armed Forces.
I’m here to tell you……this (in the majority of cases) simply isn’t true!
Forget What You Think You Know About Preppers
Most Preppers you meet will more than likely be ‘everyday people. Most don’t walk around in full tactical gear ready to go should the apocalypse break out on their trip to the shop, most won’t even carry any special kit on them. The stereotypical ‘doomsday prepper’ no longer exists and should be removed from society’s negative perception list.
As it turns out, the majority of people would probably be considered as preppers in one form or another. For example, having any kind of optional insurance policy can be seen as a type of prepping. Your insurance policy puts you in a state of preparedness should something go wrong with whatever it is that is being insured. While you hope you never need it – you have it just in case. This fits the prepper mantra of ‘hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
Prepping Should Be Something EVERYONE Does!
Being prepared should not be laughed at. It should not be seen as something reserved for only the paranoid and mentally unstable – it should be something that everyone does to make sure their lives are not interrupted by an unexpected event.
Sometimes, bad things happen! We experience bad weather, we experience job losses, we experience illness and injury, and sometimes, for whatever reason, our lives are changed by an event in a way we can never fully recover from.
Being prepared helps us to carry on with our lives during and after these events. Prepping helps us to maintain some level of normality in an ever-changing world that seems to constantly try and break us out of our routine and comfort zone. Why wouldn’t this be something everyone wants to do?
How To Be Prepared
Being prepared is not about having weapons, rooms full of food and more camping kit than your local outdoor shop. It’s about having provisions in place for things that could really impact life as you know it.
No one can tell you EXACTLY what you need in order to be prepared. I believe no one knows more about you and your life than you do. This means you are the best person to decide how you should prepare.
The easiest way to do this is by making a list of all the potential events that could happen to you in your life in its current state. For example, could you get by if you suddenly lost your job? Do you live in an area that may be negatively impacted by weather? If the power went out in your house, do you have all you need to carry on with your life for a few hours?
Do you see how the questions I’m asking you to answer have no relation to the zombie apocalypse or the end of the world as we know it. They are simply questions everyone can ask themselves in order to help them be more prepared to deal with the curve balls life has a habit of throwing our way.
It’s Not All Doom And Gloom
Old school preppers have a habit of having a rather negative view of the world. I guess you can’t blame them in a way – if you were expecting the entire planet to be thrown into chaos at any given moment, I suppose you wouldn’t find much to be happy about either!
However, being prepared should actually make you happier! If you know that, should something bad happen, you have everything you need in place to maintain life in a relatively normal manner, you can go about your life and enjoy it to a higher level than those worried about what the future may hold.
Human beings love routine and being prepared helps maintain normality and routine during events that could otherwise knock you completely off track for a long time. Most modern preppers are a positive bunch who simply want to live life to the best of their ability and don’t want unexpected events to prevent them from doing so.
There are no bunkers insight, no zombie apocalypse plans and no huge stash of MREs. There is simply a growing number of people who are making small changes and small allowances to help them maintain their current state of living regardless of what comes their way.
Doomsday Prepping Is Dead!
While there is always an extremely small chance the world as we know it could end (COVID-19 helped highlight life’s vulnerability to an unexpected event) it seems like it would be an illogical decision to try and prepare for a world-ending event.
If all the best minds on the planet were unable to prevent such an event from happening, chances are any preparations you have made will not be of much use on an individual level.
It makes a whole lot more sense to actively prepare for things that will more than likely happen at some point in the future that will directly impact how you live your life.
If it makes sense to prepare you and your family for events that you will probably experience, then it would be a wise decision to start doing so as soon as possible.
EVERYONE should be prepared! We all have thoughts in the back of our minds about things that could throw a spanner in the works of our life goals or our life experiences. Don’t risk waiting too long to start – make some small changes and start protecting life as you know it.