posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 07:11 PM
Try to gain a little perspective here. Don't think of prepping as preparing for an extreme event.
From the posts above I get the impression some people think prepping is for when the apocalypse comes and stays forever. Prepping is not about
surviving long term with nothing. It's about bridging a temporary gap in the supply chain. If you have a pantry full of food, you don't need to worry
about a disruption. You can let other people freak out and raid the grocery stores.
A good example is Sandy. Here people are still without power weeks later. But if you had a generator and a tank of fuel, you could keep your fridges
cold and your lights on, even of you ration. If your water system goes offline and you have a hot tub full of clean water, you don't have to worry
about dehydration. Since my water system is on a well it requires power.
I was without power twice two years in a row for two weeks at a time a few years ago just because the Arctic Express rolled through here and took out
some power poles. If I had been a prepper then, I could have got through that with a snear. Now, I can, complete with hot showers every night.
It's a matter of degree. If you have a spare box of kleenex in your cupboard, you're a prepper. Try to think of it in those terms.
edit on 11/26/2012 by schuyler because: (no reason given)