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Misconceptions About Preppers

This is a discussion on Misconceptions About Preppers within the Featured Topics forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by Coastie dad Most non prepper types think we only focus on guns and food. Little do they know we actually spend hours ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coastie dad View Post
    Most non prepper types think we only focus on guns and food. Little do they know we actually spend hours discussing the best way to spend our money in a market economy that shows what is most important to us when communicating non verbally.
    It shows that prepping covers a lot of ground . The though process that goes into prepping has brought to success in many areas of our life and passed on to another generation and working on another.
    We are willing to look at the what if, and when we do fear is not our first reaction. I believe many of us were just born different. We taking being ready over being right about events for now. We really don't preach the end of the world . Really we are about sticking around a little longer and not giving up so easy.
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    Being prepper is taking responsibility for yourself. You care about what happens to you and your family. You are willing to provide for your families. You care about being self reliant. Being dependent on others is not your first option.

    Society has taught for a long time you don't have to be responsible for yourself.

    A disaster strikes: rely on the government to help you.

    Do something stupid like spill coffee or trip on a set of stairs: Sue someone.

    Don't feel like working for less than $100k per year even though you're not qualified for any job: The government will provide for you.

    Your friend or neighbor or someone on the other side of town has something nicer than you: Demand more.

    Are the laws of the land inhibiting your desires: Ignore them and blame it on someone else. Let everyone know how you are a victim.

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    Say the word prepper to the average sheeple and their immediate thought is:

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    They think we want the world to end so we can play army and get to use all our toys, or that we are delusional bastards cowering in our basements, among our stored food, clutching a bible and guns. ( TV ) They have no clue and I don't even try to enlighten most but for the very special few. Their misconceptions are their folly and not my problem.
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    I don't define prepping. It means different things to different people. I also don't care what misconceptions people have because I don't tell people I prep.

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    I guess I am different. I talk to almost anyone that will listen about prepping. I let them know that I am prepared, I also let them know if something happens don't come with their hand out. I feel secure in my letting them know my preparations are at my BOL and I do not let anyone know where that is. At the hospital I work at people come up and ask legitimate questions. They let me know that they are starting to take this seriously. This leads to others to come and talk. Most that want information are single mothers who want to be prepared for disasters. I don't see what the big deal is in talking about it. I feel those informed and doing something about it are less I have to worry about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prepared One View Post
    Say the word prepper to the average sheeple and their immediate thought is:

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    They think we want the world to end so we can play army and get to use all our toys, or that we are delusional bastards cowering in our basements, among our stored food, clutching a bible and guns. ( TV ) They have no clue and I don't even try to enlighten most but for the very special few. Their misconceptions are their folly and not my problem.
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    I put my thoughts on what I think about prepping in my signature.


    Survival Actions I need to do NOW to live another 5 minutes to 3 days. Prepping What I do to insure my family makes it thru an adverse event lasting 3 days to 3 months Seeds and livestock What you need for long term subsistence.
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    Survival Actions I need to do NOW to live another 5 minutes to 3 days. Prepping What I do to insure my family makes it thru an adverse event lasting 3 days to 3 months Seeds and livestock What you need for long term subsistence.

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    Most reality TV shows (of any kind) don't tend to be the norm. As someone mentioned earlier, "normal" doesn't make for good TV.

    In my humble opinion, trying to determine if "certain types of people" are more likely to be preppers is kind of like trying to determine if "certain types of people" are more likely to hikers, crafters, hunters, woodworkers, musicians, city folks, or country folks. People just are what they are. Some folks choose to prep, while others do not.

    I think it has always been that way. Many of our grandparents were preppers, except back then it was simply called "being prepared" for a rainy day. Maybe in today's word people have come to "expect" that someone (the government?) will be there to rescue them in bad times. Maybe that is why many have forgotten (if they were ever taught) the need to stockpile supplies (and skills) for rough times.

    I define prepping as being prepared for whatever may come our way...
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    I really hate the word "Prepper".

    I prefer "Striving to be as Self Sufficient as Possible". Its a freakin journey with the destination never reached.

    Thanks for listening...
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    ^^^STBASSAP ... has a nice ring to it, Slip
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