Thought I would add my two peneth and write this article for all those people out there that insist on saying I’m mad and wasting my time being a prepper.
I don’t go around telling everyone you must be prepared. You must stock up with loads of gear and be ready for anything. In fact I hardly tell anyone that I’m a prepper. I quietly get on with it.
Prepping is about looking after yourself and your family, as simple as that really. We’re not splitting the atom, it’s not complicated, we are just looking after ourselves and family.
I have enough gear to keep us off grid and hunkered down for about 2-3 month. It has taken me a long while to do this. Financially it’s not something most people can do in one hit.
The few people who do know about my prepping say it’s a waste of time yet when we had the fuel problems a while back they were the first to queue up for hours to get a tank of petrol and the one’s who raided the supermarket to stock up – Just In Case..!!!!
I could of rubbed it in an said ‘what if it had lasted for more than a week or a month and so on, but I didn’t. They managed ok – for the few days it went on, but moaned and had to think a bit more about travel and using what was in the fridge a bit more sensibly.
Meanwhile I carried on as if nothing had happened – while the hoards of people emptied my local Asda.
In fact I deliberately went down to my local superstore, which happens to be Asda, just to see what the effect of a simple fuel dispute could do – No bread, No milk, No fresh vegetables, No ready meals, Frozen foods empty and of course no fuel……
so to all those non preppers out there who still think I’m mad – think again.
I’m prepping for life.
Thanks for listening… The Prickley Prepper