posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 12:30 PM
I've always done my prepping in a Hurricane Andrew or Katrina light - a few weeks of self sufficiency stores up and the tools to expand that if
needed. Even that moderate to low-level prepping seems to set a lot of people at unease. I think it's because it's perceived your "looking" for or
even hoping for trouble.
I crossed this bridge with my very shopping mall oriented lady in three phases:
1) Cost savings through storage and rotation of food and supplies. It became clear to her that a certain amount of prepping was perfectly economical
in daily life.
2) Through Discovery channel and "Jericho" (the defunct CBS series). A Katrina special and a decent show that doesn't go full physics-tilt works
wonders for making someone empathize with the actualities of what has happened in the past and may happen again.
3) Integrating is with competition - specifically the obstacle and team oriented race events like the GORUCK Challenge, Spartan Race, etc. The prepped
mindset, at least, just soaks in through such activities. Suddenly she wanted her own EDC setup, sans weapon, and that at least made my position more
tenable to her.
So I'm not sure you have to sacrifice one or the other, I had reasonable luck finding someone I love that was totally uninterested and unprepared,
and then socially engineering the right things into her head. ;-)
Just don't tell ever tell her that. -Mags