Have you ever truly looked at why people wonder why are preppers crazy? Well, that’s what we’re going to do in this episode. When this episode is over, you’ll stand a better chance of getting the non-preppers in your life on board with preparedness by answering the question, are preppers crazy in a positive manner.
All of us understand that when we want people to understand something important, there is a right way and a wrong way to approach them. Unfortunately, when passion like the passion we have for preparedness gets involved, we often find the way NOT to get them to understand us. Actually, we may drive them away from what it is we’re trying to convince them. So, in this episode, I’m going to cover six points that when understood by each of us, will make the act of convincing others to become better prepared much easier.
In this episode, we’re going to discuss:
1.Preppers negative vocabulary.
2.The effect normalcy bias plays.
3.How non-preppers see us as weird.
4.The impact of the surface negativity preparedness causes.
5.What the negative impact of the media is.
6.How we scare non-preppers.
Those that have never lived in an area where snowfalls can be great may not understand exactly what a blackout blizzard is. This is conditions where the power goes out often, and the conditions are so that you cannot see to move outside. You pretty much have to stay put. Getting caught away from home in a blackout blizzard can be life-threatening if someone is not prepared. If you can avoid being on the road during major snow, then it is always the first step towards safety. A lot of employers will let you go home a bit early if it means a safer trip for you.
Earthquakes happen anywhere, any time, and without any warning, so preparing is key
I’m a skeptic of just about everything. My wife will tell you I was born disgruntled and contrary, so when I hear certain pieces of prepper advice, again and again, I can’t help but question it. In no particular order, here are 5 pieces of overrated prepper advice that drive me crazy.
Preparing is a basic human function.
We prep for a visit to the grocery store by making a list. Eggs, check. Bread, check. Milk, check. You can even prepare mentally without physically doing anything. “Prepping” is an extension of these normal preparations everyone already does.
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It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned “Prepper”, in the process of becoming prepared, just starting out, or simply curious, TPS has something that will interest, and motivate you into taking the path to becoming TOTALLY PREPARED.
As you can see, TPS promotes and follows the E3 model of preparedness. We are here to Educate, Engage, and Equip. We accomplish this in a variety of ways. You can read more about this trinity elsewhere on this site.
In a world filled with uncertainties, TPS has adopted a very unique MISSION in the world of disaster preparedness…
Besides the disaster itself, one of the greatest fears of a prepper is, having to protect the items that he/she has stocked up on, and having to defend their families from others who want it.
Doesn’t it make sense to preemptively eliminate that threat by employing a “passive defense” approach, by recruiting many others into the world of the prepper? If your friends and neighbors are prepared, the likelihood of them wanting your “stuff” has been drastically reduced. Right?
Throughout this site, you will see reference to what we feel is essential knowledge for anyone interested in becoming totally prepared. They are the Prepper Cycle and the 3 Pillars of Survival. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these key areas, as they will give you greater insight into how our program works.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
By: Rich Murphy
Planning for a disaster is a complicated business. There are professionals who spend their whole careers doing this, working for government agencies at all levels or even for large corporations. For them, it is a full-time occupation. But you and I have to do this ourselves, in what time we have available to us, if we want to take care of our families.
Who are the great thinkers of history? Aristotle. Newton. DaVinci. These names quickly come to mind. There were many, many others as well. Some names we may recognize. Others may have been forgotten by history. Still throughout the ages, men and women have challenged conventional wisdom and have thought deeply about the questions that consumed them.
The great thinkers of yesteryear dedicated time to thinking. But what of today?
The preparedness and survival community use several different acronyms and phrases in their communications and plans. Many of the acronyms and phrases have a background in military usage, and due to the nature of a survival scenario, a military(ish) based system of phrases fit well into many areas.
The following list is NOT all inclusive of the “language of the prepper” but should give a basic overview.