Well thx to covid 19, I only have 4 family members to worry about, my father & stepmother, & my uncle & aunt, (his brother), & 4 ex's.
My uncle is the oldest, and was born a few years after the great depression, and the only family member that has more emergency food stored than I do. He has germaphobia too, so he was the only person in my family that I wasn't really worried about during this pandemic getting sick.
My father & stepmother on the other hand, I was indeed worried about, esp. after losing my mother during this SHTF. My ol' man is a 2nd degree blackbelt, & his wife is also a blackbelt in a different style, both of them exercise daily both outside and inside on their workout equipment.
Prepping though, well that was a different story.
During the beginning of Covid I put my writing skills to good use, and became a Freelance outdoor Gear reviewer. Since my father got his Doctorate for English Literature from Brown University, I thought he was the perfect person to get an opinion on my 1st official Review I was about to post.
I have to say, I had never seen him so interested with regard to any of the work that I had done in my life until he read that review. He started to even ask me questions about the product I was reviewing. Well, I have total freedom of what Reviews I chose to do for this company, and therefore after seeing my father so interested in my writing & Reviews, I decided to stop trying to get him to be more prepared in case of a SHTF scenario and start instead making Reviews of items that I thought he and my stepmother should have in their home.
So, after years of trying to get my father to listen to me to be more prepared, ironically like his mother, my grandmother, I finally got through to him via my article writing and reviews. The article I wrote for an ecommerce site got him to start food storage prepping, and the reviews encouraged him to buy emergency LED lanterns, flashlights, headlamps, coolers, etc., while my stepmother stocked up on 1st aid supplies.
Turns out that ol saying is correct, there is more than one way to skin a cat. It seems the older some people get the more stubborn, and giving up trying to convince him and letting my reviews let him convince himself did the trick.