THINK: Pray For the Best but Prepare For the Worst


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  • Posted on: February 11, 2014

How do you view the subject of Prepping? Is it a fear that keeps you up at night worried about your children or family members? Do you look at prepping as an exciting hobby where you get to buy a lot of gear and gadgets that you have been wanting for years? Is this activity of Prepping, a kind of insurance policy that you have taken out on yourself – one with no paperwork to sign and no limits but your own determination on claiming it? Are the things that you do to prepare or become more self-sufficient done with a sense of foreboding and dread? Does your activity reinforce these fears each day as you look at the news and it becomes more clear just how screwed we all are? Is whatever hope you had long gone?

Since I have been prepping for my family I have taken in a ton of information. News from around the world and opinions from a lot of different voices have shaped my view of society toward a certain direction for a long time. As I have read, learned and experimented with various things that some might say mimicked a survival mentality; I have had lots of motivating factors that pushed me along. I will admit that some days, what motivates me is a sense of fear; an impending doom from the prospect of the outcome that awaits us all at the end of this journey we are on. There have been different urges that drove me toward learning a new skill or acquiring a piece of hardware that I could use to keep my family safe. Some of these fears are common, others might border on the absurd to some of you, but the root in all of them is some outcome I don’t want for myself or my family or anyone I know.

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From Rich:  A REALLY good article on the entire topic of BASIC preparedness. Plan for what is most likely to affect you. Live like it is likely to be part of your future. When it happens, roll with it…then move on.

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Updated: February 13, 2014 — 3:45 pm

The Author

Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 24th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural southern Wyoming, just below the continental divide (long story, that...). Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, many social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises.

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