Prepping is more than warehousing freeze-dried food and ammunition for the onslaught of the zombie apocalypse. As a prepper, I’ve accumulated some insight along the way and I’ve realized it’s a way of seeing life with an eye towards one’s future security and incorporating that insight into everyday exploits.
With a few keystrokes a person can bring up enough articles concerning prepping to make their head spin. While this can bring about a patent amount of information overload, information really is the first key item any prepper should have in abundance, and as you read this my hopes are that it can help guide you along your way.
Anyone with enough time and money can acquire all the ubiquitous objects touted as “must haves” in the numerous online prepping journals, blogs, magazines, etc. However if they don’t know how to use these items, all the M16’s, snare wire, and medical instruments in the world won’t do them any good. A good way to start prepping is to understand what it is, and anyone you ask who identifies as such will have a unique perspective on the question. Not understanding what prepping means to the individual and how it applies to everyday living can lead the unaware prepper in an unintended direction.
I’m fortunate enough to enjoy a comfortable income, so when I decided to start prepping I bought a couple thousand dollars in long-term storage freeze-dried foods, stocked up on ammo for my guns, made a huge bug-out-bag and bought a few water filters, then called it a day. I thought to myself, “Well, now I’m a prepper”. But was I? A recent crisis caused me to reevaluate my “prepper” status.