Preparedness Is About BACKUPS


Preparedness – being prepared – prepping — to a large extent involves having backups (and/or backup plans) for the things in life which we believe to be important to our well being.

It’s all about backups.

While prepping has been stigmatized by the mainstream, the reality is that they are proving themselves to be the fools that they are for such an illogical reaction. Who (in their right minds) would denounce or disgrace the responsible and logical actions of individuals who are essentially acquiring life insurance? Don’t fall for their negative messaging.

Think of it this way: Prepping and preparedness is (largely) about backups.

We are fortunate to live in a modern world where so much of our life-sustaining needs are readily available to us. Life in that sense, is easy.

The problem though is, having been ‘normalized’ to such a modern life, the majority of people have become blind to the risks that such a modern life brings. And to make matters worse, the mainstream proactively does their part to keep the blinders on – so that the masses remain ‘normalized’, and therefore ‘controlled’.

For those who are smart enough to recognize these risks, and for those who have shed their blinders, they (we) are becoming better prepared for a time in which some or many of our modern day conveniences (especially those which are life-sustaining) are disrupted or collapsed. It’s simply logical. And responsible.

Preparedness is about backups.

Backups for our dependence on the grocery store.
Backups for a power outage.
Backups for our modern appliances.
Backups for transportation without a vehicle.
Backups for communications.
Backups for the police to squelch lawlessness.
Backups for etc…

The list could go on and on, and should be broken down into sub-categories of more specific focus. But you get the idea…

Backups are not only just physical assets of literal ‘items’ and ‘things’ (Preparedness 101), but they also include plans and procedures and skills to do-it-yourself – because eventually your consumable items may run out (Preparedness 201).

Think of preparedness as backups. The next time you’re trying to explain preparedness or prepping to someone (someone who has been ‘normalized’), perhaps it’s better explained (and understood) by simply emphasizing that you’re acquiring backups and making backup plans. Simple as that. Who could argue with that logic?

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  1. Preppers are demonized in the media by how they are portrayed. Preppers on TV are hand picked and made to look like extremists or nuts or kooks.

    The truth is that most preppers are ordinary people who you wouldn’t know one from any other person.

    Self reliance and self thinking people are a hindrance to the agenda of our controllers.

  2. When I started out learning about preparedness and related topics it was due to the preparedness movement that was starting to take hold online and across social media, i.e. YouTube. This was about six or seven years ago.

    After about two years of learning just how many extremists and crazies there were out there, I decided to take a much more benevolent spin on why and how we prepared for disaster.

    We call it insurance, simply put. To be insured is not a bad thing and it is difficult to put a spin on it that it is.

    So, I don’t call myself a prepper, survivalist, zombie hunter, or whatever buzzword seems to have gripped the scene.

    I’m insured and live by the one is none and two is one rule for backups.

    1. Excellent point Perceval,

      These same people who demonize those of us who choose to be prepared wouldn’t be caught dead without a spare tire in their car, or a life preserver while boating. That is all prepping is, insurance in the form of self reliance.

  3. I consider being prepared as a form of insurance against bad things happening , it is just like purchasing insurance on a house , a vehicle or even your life , it is just there if you need it . I try to have backups for most instances or things needed , we never know what could come about . Be prepared and ready . Keep your powder dry .

  4. After MANY, MANY, years of being prepared, I just don’t care what anybody has to say negatively on the subject. I figure anybody that criticizes, demonizes, and or scoffs at preparedness is either jealous, ignorant, stupid, and/or corrupt.

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