Are you a part time prepper? Do you only put in part time effort to become better prepared for emergency, disaster, or SHTF?
Here’s my opinion…
ANY PREPS ARE BETTER THAN NO PREPS.
Not only that, but if someone is of the mindset to devote any time whatsoever to being better prepared, even just a little – then these people you can work with during or after the SHTF, whereas the clueless will remain clueless – and dependent.
There are all kinds of people and all kinds of personalities. The prepper community is no different from any other in that there are plenty of opinions, levels, skill sets, abilities, personalities, perceived requirements, limitations, etc..
We will all never agree on everything, although I hope that we can agree that being better prepared (no matter the extent) is a good thing.
Lets face it… Most of us live within the system that we’ve been born into and most people who qualify as ‘preppers’ are still living within ‘the system’. It’s how it is.
They’re doing the best they can to be better prepared, to be aware of the risks, to learn more of the skills, to be more self-reliant – but they’re also living and working the life as ‘middle’ America (or wherever). Ordinary working folks who realize some of the risks we face, and want to be better prepared. They’re doing what they can, the way they can.
There are some preppers who are more hard-core and devote lots more energy, time, and money towards prepping – while there are others who are more casual about it.
People tend to go off in a direction that suits their personality and interests, and will focus their actions in those areas. It’s just the way it is. One challenge to us all is to explore the areas that we are not so good at – the things we’ve shied away from because we’re not so familiar with them, etc. Learning new things helps us grow.
The point I’m trying to make is that while you may think that to be a prepper requires that you ‘be’ this way or that way, or to ‘have’ this-or-that, or to ‘do’ this-or-that… the fact is that we’re all different. The fact that you’re even thinking about it (or reading this) means you’re interested. That is WAY more than most others when it comes to being prepared. Most people don’t give it a second thought (normalcy bias that things will always be A-okay).
Also, don’t let a stereotype get in the way. For example, the main stream has been doing their best over the years to portray preppers as extremists. They choose to highlight those who are perhaps a bit beyond the ‘norm’ and they paint them in a light that portrays them as grotesquely beyond what most non-preppers would consider ‘normal’. Don’t fall for it! It’s BS.
To have a desire to be better prepared (in any way whatsoever), does not make you an extremist! It’s simply common sense!
So… if you’re a part-time prepper… that’s okay! That’s how most preppers are (part time when they can). If you choose to take it to the next level, that’s your choice and that’s okay too!