Is prepping silly or “insurance” for troublesome times?Crystal Calhoun
I thought this was soooo well said by Kat so I thought I’d post it and share with you all as well.
“There have been times when I have considered each of the things you mentioned, Heather. I think any or all are possible. But one thing I cannot do is stand still. For instance, those who experienced the Great Depression really had no warning and no chance to prepare. We are different. The winds of change have been blowing strongly for some time now. We who recognize this won’t be caught short.
On the other hand, it is possible that the ripples we feel will even out and no drastic change will occur. Not likely, but possible. As for my family and me, if nothing happens, we are still in good shape. Thus far, nothing I have bought in my preparations is anything I wouldn’t have bought anyway. I have just bought more of what I normally buy. The exception to this will be a grain mill and wheat I plan to buy later, as I can. I choose to look at this like insurance: I may never need it, but it’s nice to have in case I do. Learning self-sufficient ways and how to defend ourselves also falls in the “insurance” category.
There are so many of us who feel the need to prepare. For what, we can’t be sure. But there has to be a reason for this collective nervousness. And some of it is now being expressed by members of my extended family who, just a short time ago, would have called preparedness silly.
Kat in Oklahoma