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Fairly new to prepping. Hubby & I are beginning to realize that we are the only people, we personally know, that are prepping. In a case like that, would you turn away family or friends, that would try & benefit from you prepping & them not being prepared?
 

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now is the time to teach them, lest they end up on your doorstep totally unprepared, with only your stores, food and water to sustain you all. The question you should be asking yourself is: Would you be turning them away? Welcome to the forum!

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As cold and heartless as it may sound . . . The ONLY people that matter immediately is my wife and my daughter!! I am more than willing to help friends and family but it will be on them to find the way to me because I WILL NOT leave my wife and daughter for any extended period for any reason until there is no choice! (I should add my daughter is only 9 weeks old but my wife is a WICKED good shot with a rifle and her Charter arms pink lady 38) I dont even like leaving them for work!

I have desperately tried to convince many of my family into prepping at least with knowledge just anything to make them possibly more prepared for anything really? And unfortunately 95% refuse to believe reason for anything of the sort. . . (We dont have wicked natural disasters in Colorado is the general response) And although I have argued and explained the possibility of any kind of bad situation happening even teotwaki or however thats spelled. None want to believe I mainly get the crack pot look/comment . . . So I drew up maps and routes for all the family from my brother & sister to aunts uncles etc etc and I gave them all their maps to get to my BOL's if they can get there than we can work together and go from there! But since they refuse to believe its up to them to get that far!!



Luckily my uncle and a couple others are preppers and as my uncle said "You can talk till you are blue in the face man, but if they dont want to hear it than they wont do anything but listen! Other than that just imagine they dont care!"

My mom for instance is to afraid to confront the possibility but still buys food likes she has 3 growing bottomless pits for kids in the house! And her husband is Ex Army ranger so im sure they can make it to me!
 

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Fairly new to prepping. Hubby & I are beginning to realize that we are the only people, we personally know, that are prepping. In a case like that, would you turn away family or friends, that would try & benefit from you prepping & them not being prepared?
for me it depends what they have to offer......

but its for you to decide
 

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I have a buddy near DeToilet who has fish tins of ammo and the machines to run it. He's not much into prepping but he can run a gun.
 

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Family is hard to turn away but I have told all of my siblings that they better prep for themselves because anyone comming to my house will be target practice. My children and grandchildren will be here and the rest are on their own. I try to prep for all who will be here and they will bring what they can. You can talk to them a bit about it if they choose not to then it is their choice. After that don't talk about it no more. The more they know the more there is for them to tell others, and then they tell others. Keep it to yourself especially what you have.
 

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All of my family is spread out, so I don't really have to worry about them dropping in on my in an SHTF scenario.

Two of my neighbors and I have a rally point set, so sharing resources with them is assumed. It works out, because we have one LEO (SWAT Sniper), me (the planner & mechanic), and a contractor who is good with tools and can build / fix anything.

outside of that group, it would be decision time. Those who have shown themselves to be community minded and are willing to be team players would have a spot if one is available...

My wife's Uncle informs my thoughts here: Every year he puts out a garden significantly larger than what is required to tend to his family. He works hard, and puts a lot of effort into the garden planning from the outset to give food to those in the community that are in need. This to me is the best kind of prepping.
 

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My husband and I have mentioned 'prepping' in general to many of our family members basically to get a feel of their stance on the issue. A few have commented favorably yet NONE believe that a situation warranting this behavior will arise...a handful actually think the idea of prepping is down right crazy. This was enough for us to know that when faced with the SHTF situation that they wouldnt be prepared even within their own minds to contribute to such a set up as a BOL or even a self sustaining property with gardens and other necessary labor required obstacles. We do plan on supplying housing and food to his parents due to their age and health condition however at the moment they are reluctant to commit to the move with us. As for the rest of the family....sorry..they are on their own and will be turned away when SHTF. Those people, not just family, who choose not only to refuse to prepare for their own survival but to essentially mock those that have the insight and intelligence to do so, in my opinion will be grasping for straws so to speak for anyone that is willing to give a hand out. Similar to what many in this country do now....wanting something for nothing....wanting money without work. If you are willing to bust ass in your prepping efforts only to whittle it down with those that thought you were 'out of your mind' before SHTF then I say more power to you. Each situation is different....Do what you feel is right for you.
 

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i would have to turn away. i dont have enough for others. unless they showed up with skills and supplies, id have to turn them away. but i wont be bugging in. theres only so much you can do for people who wont do for themselves. these are the same eople who wont do for the group.
 

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If they refuse to prep for themselves then they are part of the problem and will only bring you and yours down to their level, but the call is yours to make, I've already made my decision!
 

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I have a fairly simple attitude to family and prepping and this applies to ALL my family and friends.


If you wont prep I have a crossbow and you WILL die. I pick who I consider family.


This may seem harsh but if SHTF this country is too crowded to have any other attitude.
 

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In the right circumstances I'll take in some family and friends. The land in which I will
live needs more then two people (my wife and I) to secure and grow on. However if they
really aren't prepared to work, defend, and contribute then no.
 

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I plan for my daughter and my son an law and my grandson. My son an law is a great deer hunter and good with traping. As far as anyone else. They would have to bring something to the table. The sad thing is there are going to be more looking for a handout, than there will be preppers. There will be a fight. No doubt about it. They need what you got. I always believe you need to watch your family and friends more than you strangers. I know that I need to watch a stranger, and I learn a long time ago to really watch family and friends.
 

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You are either in or out . It is not a madder of turning anyone away they choose not to join in. Their call not yours.
When the gate is closed it is closed.
 
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With almost half of the countries citizens getting gov. aid n a large potion of them will not or chose not to work it isn't a stretch to c them looting/stealing/battering or even killing to get what they need to survive. U don't believe in prepping for "any" emergency that may happen then u deserve to either scrounge for food or, saddly, die. My kids n grandkids r my life. They don't prep though I've preached to them multiple times. They r stocking some things bit not near what is nec.. will I turn them away, hell no. I'm prepping for them. Don't have lots of $ but have enough for them to make it for 6-9mo. I'm trying for 2yrs if I have the time left. I'm an old lady Soo its for them n have seeds n instructions for gardening. I couldn't live without my family nor would I want to. I truly believe that why im still here n the rest of my family is gone. So to answer you ? Hell yes I'd take them in n anyone else who tries to take what I did without to store for them will meet with a hot meal of lead. Just saying....
 

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Fairly new to prepping. Hubby & I are beginning to realize that we are the only people, we personally know, that are prepping. In a case like that, would you turn away family or friends, that would try & benefit from you prepping & them not being prepared?
Hell Yes! My immediate family comes first! Save 4 friends and my family only eats half as long....Same with family...My kids come first and to hell with the rest!
 

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I would help family members and their families, but my friends are all into prepping, so they shouldn't need help, but if they do, we already plan to have a swap and barter deal going on.

It also depends on the situation. If there is a contagion, this could get dicey. I have helped my mom when she is sick, and I have gotten sick in the process of being her caregiver. For her, I would still help, but now I plan to go get her early on if the situation will allow for that.

For me, family comes first. Friends have to hang on their own. It's a hard knocks world. Ant and the grasshopper....
 

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we sacrificed time and money we didnt go on vacation do we could purchase guns and ammo or seeds and canning supplies or the nifty-iwantone- hydroponics garden set up. they got pay off now. we will get pay off later. and im not afraid to protect a perimeter. by any means neccesary. i have prepped for my kids. my son and his wife will plan to join me and well catch up later and he will join us. ill need the stron backs and military training.
 
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