I guess the question is, who are you prepping for and why?
This is gonna be a partially self indulgent thread, forgive me.
I am 19 years old, and my living situation is in limbo right now. Luckily, I'm almost done with my school and my fiance has found a job. He's
getting his foot in the door with some real estate stuff, which means we'll be getting some decent money (time is the only thing keeping us from it).
So, I'll be more than a lone prepper jumping between my mamaw's house and my friends' houses with a bug-out bag. I'll finally be able to start
some decent prepping once my fiance and I get our new place, and I can't wait. Got some serious plans.
I want to explain why I brought up this question in the form of a thread. Because earlier today, my fiance and I were in a tight spot, and he almost
didn't make it to work because our transportation fell through (we haven't paid our car off completely, so we're still car pooling with friends).
When I began to think, who can we ask for a ride? Who can we really rely on?
Out of the many friends we have, almost none of them popped into my head. Granted, they're all around my age and none of them have stable
transportation either, which is understandable, but then I began to think about why my friends haven't gotten on their feet.
Unlike me and my fiance, a lot of our friends are very content with living in a cloud. Video games, anime, and joking around (or for our friends who
are girls, being girly and kinda loose). None of them want to live outside of their own bubble. In fact, most of the things that motivate them involve
really trivial things, like staying up all night and watching movies, or having emotional tantrums when they're stressed. That's the extent of their
passion. I've never ONCE heard any of them rant about the things I hear on ATS or Infowars.
I'll stop people at walmart and rant about how the government is manipulating them. It makes my BLOOD BOIL when I hear about it, and I start to rant.
It angers me beyond measure. That's why I empathize with Alex Jones, hearing him rant is like hearing my own thoughts. I've heard all the bad things
there are to hear about Alex, so if you're gonna reply to bash him, don't bother. That's not the point of the thread.
The point is, I have a lot of little kids in my family. A little brother, sister, and lots of little cousins who play with me on a regular basis. When
I think about how screwed up my generation is, thinking about theirs scared the hell outta me. When I see the kids, I see innocent little creatures
that need to be protected.
I don't see that with my friends.
My friends are closer to me than my family (besides the kids), and they've been supportive of me when family drama broke out. But many of them have
told me they'd be fine living in their shells and hiding in their own personal happiness all their lives.
If I have a bunker, I have a plan. I'll have a few firearms that only my fiance and I will be allowed to use (unless we're in a tight spot, being
attacked or something). And everyone will have to contribute.
But here's the thing; my best friend once crushed my other best friend's foot in a door because she "pissed him off." I love him to death, but...
My friend who's foot was crushed in the door once exploded into a psychotic breakdown because my fiance and I wanted to go out and spend time with
other friends. She was panicking, saying we didn't love her anymore, and didn't want to spend time with her anymore.
I want to save my friends, because I've seen them at their strongest, and they've surprised me. Problem is, I have no idea how they'd act in a
I KNOW I'm planning for the kids in my family (as hard as it would be to negotiate with their parents about taking them to an underground bunker when
Not sure if I'm planning for my friends.
How do you know who's worth prepping for?
How do you know who's actually gonna HELP you?
How do you prep for non-believers? Auuugh.
I was hoping hearing some of you ATS prepper's plans and perspectives might give me a little more insight before I throw my plans into action. I was
also hoping to provoke this thought in whoever sees this thread, in case you're a prepper and you haven't thought of this. Its kinda important.
So, who are you prepping for? And why?
Do you think these people are actually gonna HELP you?
Give it some thought. This is important!