Do You Have a Preppers Mentality?

It was just another day… then disaster strikes. We are all settled into a day-to-day routine of work, home and play. Does not panic set in?

Not for us. Why? We are preppers. We live by this Preppers doctrine:

Because you never know when the day before… is the day before. Prepare for tomorrow.

Do you have a Preppers mentality? As I sat down to write this article about Preppers Mentality, I thought I would Google the subject to see what else has been written. As is true for most of you, Google begins to auto-populate results as you type in the letters in the search box. Where am I going with this, you ask?

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and here come the results:

preppers mental illness, preppers mental health, preppers mental disorder

Gee, is this the most common search terms related to Preppers Mentality? Are we all crazy? Most people’s perceptions are developed through the news media, television and movies. Most mainstream media reports about Preppers are negative. There are several responsible journalists that portray Preppers in a positive light, when they can. When people think television, they think “Doomsday Preppers”. Love the show, but most times I don’t think that National Geographic does the Prepper community any favors.

Do we care? We shouldn’t, but it’s hard not to get butt hurt when you are constantly vilified or portrayed as “crazy”.

But none of that is important to the issue of being mentally prepared to be a Prepper. Prepping is a mindset, a lifestyle. Getting your head in the right place. The Prepper mentality requires decision-making. Are you a committed prepper in a full-time prepper mindset or are you more concerned with self-sufficiency and simply see being a prepper as a part of becoming more independent? Are you interested in being self-reliant and to what degree?

The answer is very personal to each of us.

The next aspect of mental preparedness has to do with dealing with disaster, setbacks in your life or the very real possibility of a TEOTWAWKI event. A preppers mentality has to include keeping calm and having the comfort of knowing that your Preparedness Plan will insure your survival. Your emotions will be on high alert. Cool, calm heads will always prevail in a crisis.

My hope is that if enough people are prepared, more self-reliant and more dedicated to personal and family security and independence, then more like-minded individuals like us will survive. The advocates and enablers of dependency, vulnerability, and conformity are the masters of regulation, legislation, sales and organization. They sell their damaging notions and spread their ideas while the values of preparedness and self-reliance are left virtually defenseless, and are demonized. Their loss.

Get mentally tough fellow Preppers and remember the words of a young lad in North Carolina on Doomsday Preppers: No Such Thing As A Fair Fight:

“When the Apocalypse comes, we’ll be safe… and you won’t.”

Be ready when disaster strikes.

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By Bobby Akart,

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