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3 Myths About Preppers

There are a lot of people who believe that preppers fit in one of three categories: crazy, paranoid and out-of-touch with reality based on facts. These are 3 myths about preppers that you will probably experience at some point in your life, especially if you try to get others to start preparing along with you.

Let's go over these 3 myths that tend to be popularized by our culture, media and society about who and what preppers and survivalists actually are...

Myth #1: Preppers are "crazy"

One objection you will likely find about preppers are that they are "crazy". But what is "crazy"? Crazy isn't as crazy does...

Prepping to survive has little to do with being "crazy" as it does with being "ready", as there is is a difference. Is purchasing life insurance crazy? Why should you have home insurance? Are you expecting it to burn down? Of course not. We have insurance in the event something happens, not that we "wish" it to, but that we are "ready" for when it does. This is an unfortunate reality of the world we live in.

Myth #2: Preppers are "paranoid"

Once again, being paranoid has nothing to do with prepping. Could we become paranoid because of it? Sure, that is definitely something I have seen. Regardless, the real question is not whether or not we are "paranoid", but whether or not we are in-fact "right" about what we're doing. Well, the only way to tell if that is true is to wait until the next disaster, emergency or terrorist attack happens. Is it inevitable? Well, possibly it isn't if you're not "paranoid"...

Myth #3: Preppers are "out-of-touch with reality"

Are preppers indeed out-of-touch with reality? Well, that depends on which "reality" you find to be true. For most Americans, or people in general, they tend to bury their heads in the sand and believe the news, "statistics" and what the "popular opinion" happens to be, all which are generally dictated long dictated before we even hear it in the first place. So, the next time you hear "80% of 'people' (fill in the blank: Americans, etc) are happy with their government" ask yourself this question...have YOU ever been "polled"? I, for one, have NEVER been "polled" nor have I ever met anyone in my life who has ever been "polled", so you might want to consider questioning "statistics" and "popular opinion" and "majority of Americans..." the next time you hear such nonsense.

Also, please keep in mind: There is always a way you could be prepping. Do not make excuses. Prepare now by doing anything you can, even if you just start by preparing for something as simple as a fire.

Summary

You are welcome to believe what you choose to, whether it be fiction or reality. However, to ostracize and downright attack a group of people who choose to be prepared simply because they are concerned about their future makes absolutely no sense. Do we attack you because you "prepare" by having life, home or other types of insurance? You are a prepper, you just don't know yet.

Be safe. Prepare, thrive and survive, no matter what the cost.


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