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How To ‘Talk Prepping,’ Rationally, With Family And Friends

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 14:52
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How To 'Talk Prepping,' Rationally, With Family And Friends

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Sometimes as prepared folks, we forget that most people do not “prep.” In fact, most people have a very backward view of prepping and survivalism in general.

While we see non-preppers as naive, non-preppers see us as crazy militia members hunkering down in the woods or stocking MREs in bunkers. This negative view is pushed by the media, the Internet, and even by politicians.

In reality, though, prepping is simply an extension of becoming self-reliant.

But should you even care if your neighbor, friend or family member thinks you are crazy? I say you should, for several reasons:

  • Security — a group survives easier than a person.
  • Diversity – a group of people will have a diverse range of skills, not to mention more food and survival items.
  • Prevention – desperate neighbors who know you prep can become desperate enemies when their bellies are empty.

How do you convince your family, friends and neighbors to become more self-reliant, even a survivalist or prepper? Well, first off, it’s not easy. Recognize right away that some people will just refuse to be turned, for numerous reasons. The biggest reason is that some people don’t want their bubble popped – and refuse to believe the government won’t always be there to protect them.


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