Why So Many Think Prepping is Boring

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.


2 Responses to “Why So Many Think Prepping is Boring”

  • G.Scott Shepard:

    …I can understand how some might see prepping as boring…it is not immediately rewarding as your burger an’ fry’s right in front of you almost sooner than you order it,and of course you could pay for it on credit, so no real money is needed, so immediate satisfaction all the way around…..
    For myself, at 70 plus years old, prepping is something I have always done, it is a habit born of a youth spent, not poor but certainly not rich, with relatives that had gone through the first depression and were “natural” preppers,and out of respect for their experiences and wisdom I have tried to be the same…AT LEAST you should have some stored water….and a few cans of stuff you like to eat….and some ready cash on hand….

    • Good points. Let’s take this a little further. What if the real problem is that the preppers who talk about prepping are boring? What new or truly innovative subject matter have you read concerning prepping lately? Have many preppers become insular in their thinking and approach to preparing for what we’re facing?

Leave a Reply

DestinySurvival Dispatch

Let's keep in touch. Subscribe to the FREE DestinySurvival Dispatch.

We respect your email privacy

DestinySurvival Radio

Listen to DestinySurvival Radio each Thursday. Jim Cobb takes the long view of survival as we discuss Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide. To listen to the April 24th program click here, or right click to download.

Click here to listen to or download the show of your choice.

DestinySurvival Radio uses Dropbox to share audio files with you. Share your photos, docs and videos with others or access them wherever you are. Click here for a FREE Dropbox account.

The Berkey Guy
Ready Made Resources
Ready Made Resources
Camping Survival
Camping Survival
Prep Mart Select
Prep Mart Spotlight
www.govliquidation.com - US Government Surplus!

Click here to find more DestinySurvival sponsors in the Prep Mart with quality products for prepping.

The Survival Summit
The Survival Summit Package
International Shipping

International Shipping

K-TOR Generators
Emergency Essentials
Emergency Essentials/BePrepared
Destiny Survival
Urban Survival Course
Survival Course
Grow Your Own Groceries
Free Food & Medicine
Free Food and Medicine - Click to view more details
Annie’s Good Old Days Store
InfoWars Store
InfoWars Shop
It’s A Disaster!
It's A Disaster!
Before It’s News Ad Network