Editor’s note: Has prepping fallen into a rut? Has info on prepping become redundant? Could it be true that many people think prepping is boring? My friend Gerald Franz and I had a conversation about these questions recently. He submitted the following paragraphs which I agreed to publish for your consideration. What do you think? – John
Since prepping or survival is such a vital and potentially life saving subject, why do many consider the whole idea boring? A common complaint is that advice, and even lifestyles, are repetitive in nature. In support of this, when is the last time you have heard a new idea on prepping?
Another complaint is on the specialization or piecemeal angles that are presented. Each expert has a tiny piece of the puzzle. Imagine the skill and effort that many face in combining the specialized knowledge of many different experts. What could be lacking is a whole new way of living.
It has been said that generals always fight the last war–something within their experience–no matter how unrealistic it is today. So, many preppers are preparing to survive the crash of twenty-nine.
Let me suggest a good old American alternative. Learn to live like the Indians did. Pick your tribe. Modern equipment from outdoor suppliers could help. If someone could come up with such a “package deal”, I’d buy it.