Everyone who owns a home recognizes the need for fire insurance. We hope and pray that there will never be a fire. Nevertheless, we pay for insurance to cover such a catastrophe, should it occur. We ought to do the same with reference to family welfare. Gordon B. Hinckley

Financial Preparedness:

You should by now have a saving plan in place. Set a plan for reducing your debt. Pick one debt and work to get rid of it, then move on to another one. Continue and be diligent until you have managed to get debt free. Don’t be discouraged that it might take time. Just do whatever it takes to make it happen.

Are you crazy? Am I crazy? Are preppers crazy?

The answer – yes and no! I know what kind of answer that is. Well I guess it depends on what your take is on prepping. Prepping in my mind is being prepared for real life situations that could happen to my family. Things that could cause us to be displaced, or in some sort of emergency situation, or depending completely on ourselves for either short term or long term.

This could include any number of situations like natural disasters, economic issues, terrorism, war, or even sickness or death in the family.

Everyone of these things are real possibilities for any of us, and I believe that taking a realistic approach to these possibilities and preparing for the “what if,” is not just a good thing to do, but is a must thing to do. To me, that is what prepping is all about. So if you want to call me a prepper, and crazy, then I will own that title proudly!

Do I believe that there will ever be a zombie situation? No, I don’t Not like the movies would want us to believe. I don’t doubt that we have need to fear two legged creatures during time of crisis, but I don’t believe they will be walking zombies, I believe they will be walking, planning, hungry, crazy people who are desperate to do whatever they need to do to take care of themselves and their “families.” These will be the ones that I worry about.

So back to the question, “Are preppers crazy?” Probably some of them are for sure, my answer is yes! But where do you draw the line on what is considered crazy and what is not? If someone has a firm conviction that something going to happen to them, and they prepare for it, does that make them crazy? Again, many of you will say yes to that. I say, if they are following their gut instincts, good for them. We all have our beliefs and reasons for doing what we do right? I know I definitely have mine. Some people have called me a bit crazy at times too. Well, perhaps they don’t call me crazy, but I have been called a fanatic to my face, and a preparedness freak as well. But hey, I know my family will be okay in tough times, which are definitely going to happen, and indeed are currently happening.

I love the feeling of security that comes with knowing that we can be self reliant for at least a short time, when the time comes. I have also experienced first hand the blessings and joy that comes with the opportunities to help others who are less fortunate, whom I have been able to give food and other necessities in their time of crisis.

Am I a crazy prepper? Probably! There are definitely those that are crazier than I, but I am a prepper none the less, and I guess in that sense marks me as crazy, and I proudly wear it! We are not crazy preppers, unless we are tested and pushed, and then watch out, we might just get that way! Or at least some of us might, haha!

Happy and Healthy Prepping



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