I think everyone who is prepping, waiting for the economic collapse, or waiting for the second coming of Jesus will be long dead and gone
before it ever happens.
A lot of us who prep seriously hope we NEVER need it.
But, just like you buy medical insurance, or home insurance, it's nice to have some piece of mind.
Last year, we got hit by Hurricane Irma. The eye rolled right over us at Category 2 strength. The entire state was out of power for at least 2 days,
most places for about 5 days (us included).
Being prepped helped us immensely. First off, we have a very sturdy barn, so we were a refuge for many who had to leave, but needed their animals to
be safe. We had almost 50 total animals here at the ranch. With no power, we also had no running water (we are on a well). But, due to preps, we were
fine, even for water for all of these animals (like cats, dogs, horses, even a monkey and a pig).
Also due to preps, we had plenty of wall mounted candles for light in the house, we had to THAW food to cook, even on day 4 of the outage, and still
kept in touch with loved ones, etc. (and no generator).
So, being prepped isn't always about being ready for the end of the world. Sometimes, it's just nice to know you can easily weather an event that may
disrupt your life for a week or more.
Some of it is also just about being more self reliant, especially in a rural area. Having our own eggs from our own chickens, or our own veggies from
our garden, etc., it's just reassuring, and healthier really. I can't wait to add more, and have fruit trees, etc.
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