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Non-preppers just don’t get it. They think that us preppers are a paranoid bunch of pessimistic wackos who are always worried that catastrophes, whether natural or man-made, are just around the corner.
Well, we are not called preppers for nothing. We plan and prepare to protect ourselves and our families in the event that major SHTF does happen.
We do not trust so-called experts as not even the best scientists, engineers, and the “genius” politicians have been proven to be accurate in predicting when major SHTF will or will not happen.
Self-reliance and taking responsibility for our safety and security are our top priorities. We are of the mindset that disasters can happen any moment. Hence, we prep and take action.
The survivalist experts at PrimalSurvivor.net has, in fact, come-up with a list of awesome benefits to being preppers, even if SHTF does not happen. Below is their awesome take on this:
- You Can Slack on the Grocery Shopping Occasionally. Just make up for it the next time you go shopping and you’ll still have a great stockpile ready for emergencies.
- You’ll Get Really Good At Spotting Deals. Preppers stockpile supplies like canned foods, batteries, and survival gear. It doesn’t take long before preppers get great at spotting the best deals and finding coupons, which adds up to a lot of big savings.
- That Wilderness Survival Course Was the Best Family Vacation You’ve Had in Years! Prepping isn’t just about stockpiling supplies. Prepping for disaster means you need to learn survival skills, and taking a wilderness survival course is one great way to learn these skills. There are also lots of other great ways to learn survival skills, such as orienteering or camping.
- Installing Those Off-Grid Solar and Rainwater Systems Is Saving You TONS on Your Utility Bills. More advanced disaster preppers take steps to go off-grid, such as by installing solar panels, collecting rainwater, and even switching to cool off-grid appliances like foot-powered washing machines. With off-grid systems, you’ll still be able to enjoy a high quality of life if the grid goes down after a disaster and get the immediate benefit of saving money on your utility bills.
- When the Plumbing Breaks and You Have to Turn Off the Water, You’ll Still Be Able to Make Your Morning Coffee with the Water You’ve Stockpiled. This is something I’ve experienced firsthand! It is great to have your regular luxuries like coffee during personal disasters like a short-term power outage.
- You Might Save Someone’s Life with the First Aid Skills You’ve Learned. It feels good to know that you will be prepared to take action if a family member or even complete stranger has a medical emergency and needs CPR, the Heimlich, wound treatment, or any of the other skills you learn in a first aid course. Read this post about first aid skills you need to know and where to learn them.
- You’ll Sleep Better At Night Knowing that Your Family Is Prepared for Whatever Might Come. Yes, there are many fringe benefits of disaster prepping, but nothing compares to the main benefit of knowing that you are ready. True, a disaster might never come – but we don’t know! It is better to be safe than sorry and take the steps needed to prepare.
So there you have it. It’s cool to prep even if disaster does not happen. In case you would like to find out additional benefits to prepping, check out the full article that the awesome experts at PrimalSurvivor.net have put together.