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Common Mistakes Nearly Every Prepper Will Make (If They Admit It!)

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After years of prepping, I’ve been reflecting on what I would do differently if I were starting to prep right now. I’ll bet some of my mistakes are pretty common among all preppers and survival-minded people. These are some of the mistakes I made. Do any of these sound familiar?

1)  I read too much Survival Blog when I should have watched more how-to videos on YouTube.

Survival Blog gave me a big kick in the pants for getting started in preparedness, but it also sucked my wife and I into near-panic attacks and bouts of despair. One day I came home from work to find her at my desk, still in pajamas, hypnotically reading article after article on Survival Blog.

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Preppers Need to Work Together and With Their Communities

When I first started prepping, I was young and had a tendency to think that I could do anything alone.  I felt like I did not need others.  As I have aged, I have found out that none of us are an island we all need others.  Organized groups that can function for a common goal will succeed where individuals fail.  We as preppers need to work with our communities to help them be better prepared.

If the Federal government were to cease functioning tomorrow, many local government entities would continue to function.  Sometime this would be because you have large numbers of people with common believes and goals.  …

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Are Preppers Optimists?

Over the years, I have had this discussion about TEOTWAWKI with many people and someone always tells me I am a pessimist.  Then they go in one of several different directions.

  • One, it will never happen.
  • Two, the government will take care of us.
  • Three, I don’t want to live through it; I would just as soon be dead.
  • I don’t want to think about it.
  • Sometimes all of the above.

As you can see the sheep run from extreme optimism, it can’t happen here or the government will take care of us (remember Katrina).  To extreme pessimism, I don’t want to live through it; to I don’t want to talk about it.…

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Advice for Beginning Preppers

This year I will be 70 years old and will have been prepping since my early twenties.  My parents started me prepping.  This has been a way of live for me as long as I can remember. Over the years, I have seen tremendous changes in the prepping movement, from the bomb shelters of the late 1950’s and 60’s to what is occurring today.

Prepping has become more mainstream and is now big business.  And like everything, that becomes big business, money has become a motivating factor to many people.  Every day, I see new products on the market and new companies crop up. …

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