Skip to comments.The Truth About Keeping Preparedness in Perspective
Posted on 12/06/2012 4:56:30 PM PST by Kartographer
Do you ever get the feeling that youll never be fully prepared? That its impossible to reach the level of preparedness you feel others may have or that youd like to attain? Well youre not alone. Lots of preppers have had those same thoughts. But dont let it freeze you up and keep you from trying or send you to the depths of prepper despair. There are a few truths about preparedness that everyone should know.
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Do you bug out? Or do you bug in? and so on an so forth. It's a gamble, but training, skill and the right preps give you options that someone who does not prep will not have. Prepping allows you much more freedom of choice and does not tether the fate of you and your family to the whims of bureaucratics and Politico's.
As I have said many times: "Its your choice you can prep or you can stand around on a bridge waiting for FEMA to bring you a bottle of water, a MRE, a warm blanket and a kiss for your boo-boo and maybe you can even get your picture as you stand there on the national news. How do you think that will workout for you?"
Canning, my friend, canning is the key. Almost everything in your freezer can be canned. You can can easily when power is unavailable, and the results of your efforts will be available years after the power is gone.
As crazy as you might think this guy is there are thousands in NY/NJ that if they had been only half as prepared as this guy wouldn’t be living in near the misery that they are in now.
How Horrific Will It Be For The Non-Prepper?
Yeah, just remember Sandy and Katrina! How’d that work for those poor SOBs?
Who said I think he’s crazy?
Urban Survival: Food Storage for Apartment Dwellers
Didn’t mean you personally, but just that this guy has become the poster child for the anti-prepper crowd.
Look what is happening right before your eyes and take heed. Theres a Great Storm coming you can feel it.
Listen to what the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. NIV Proverbs 22:3
One of the things that will hurt is the fact that many will not except that a breakdown is occurring even as they watch it happening before their eyes. Why dont they realize it?Its caused by a condition called Normalcy Bias a mental state people enter when facing a disaster.
It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.
A good article on Normalcy Bias is on our own ChocChipCookies Blog The Survival Mom:
You either prepare and stand on your own beholden to no one or you become dependent on others to provide your basic needs and become their serf. Me I dont want to be beholden to anyone for providing what is needed for me and mine. I certainly dont want to have to kiss some gubberment third class bureaucratic to try and coax some help from them, I dont want some jack booted thug herding me in line and telling me where to stand, sit, eat or sleep. And last but not least I dont want to be shut up in with a bunch of zombies and have to worry about not only trying to get basic necessities but having to fight to keep what I manage to get.
Its your choice you can prep or you can stand around on a bridge waiting for FEMA to bring you a bottle of water, a MRE, a warm blanket and a kiss for your boo-boo and maybe you can even get your picture as you stand there on the national news.
For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpful. You can download it at:
NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!
For those of you who havent started already its time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
Again I like to recomend FReepers ChocoChipCookie Blog The Survival Mom (Please Blog Police let this one slide!) Where you can get lots of useful information like:
There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.
Underestimation can be fatal.
Did you see the last episode of Doomsday Preppers?
Thank you. Very helpful information and ideas at both links.
Stopped watching it sometime ago. As far as I am concerned the series is propaganda for anti-prepper crowd. And the only lesson worth learning from watch it is how not to handle OPSEC.
check these out from time to time:
Again, thank you.
Nevertheless, you should see it as “entertainment”.
BTW, I’m a “prepper” and appreciate your posts.