Well folks we are going to be touching on a sensitive subject today. Talking about prepping with family and friends. This is a subject that a lot of preppers stay right away from. They go about their prep's and avoid the subject all together. Some family and friends listen to a preppers advise and others think that we are crazy or maybe a bit eccentric. Some of them might even go as far as calling us obsessive.
I have a friend let's call him Jim. Jim is an older man that lives alone and lived through the latter half of WWII. He is of the mindset that our government is good and honest. He believes that everything is going well because he hears it on the TV and Radio. He tells me that there is no need to prep because our country is doing great and getting better all the time. Over the past few years I have pointed out quite a few discrepancies to his picture perfect world.
I have tried to stay the course and keep him informed when and where I can. He is from a generation that was fed so much propaganda by the government that he thinks they can do no wrong. I have warned him about what has been going on. He is not part of the generation of the internet. He comes from the generation of TV and radio. According to him if they say it on the TV it is fact. How wrong he is.
The reason I am bringing all this up is because I have not given up on him he is finally starting to realize what a pile of crap we are really in. Things are becoming much clearer to him now. He is finally starting to get what I have been trying to tell him. He finally asked me today to go with him to get some food and shelving and other necessities to put in his basement. I am so relieved that it is setting in.
I have a brother and a sister both younger than I. My sister has always thought that it was prudent and smart to have something put away just in case. My brother is just the opposite. He knows that there are many problems going on all around him but he still refuses to do anything about it. He is very pro-gun rights and owns about 10 different weapons. We are both into the whole Mountain-man thing. From a very young age we were both taught how to live off the land from our Father.
I have had a serious conversation with him about getting prepared and he says it's a good idea but never does anything about it. He even hears about it from my sister. To be honest he is a hardheaded kind of guy and thinks that everyone over reacts to things. I point out the obvious things going on right here in the US and it still does not register with this kid. I love him very much and I will continue to bug the crap out of him about it.
I guess the whole point of this post is never stop reminding the ones you love to get ready. If nothing else they will do it just to get you off their backs. My friend Jim is finding out that it is just plain smart to get ahead of the curve even if it is just a little bit at a time. Have patients and explain to them that you do this because you care about them and love them. When they do finally open their eyes it is such a great feeling.