Across the globe, people are seeing the importance of being better prepared. More and more families are involved in Preparedness and are learning how to survive during times of crisis. As the number of “Preppers” continues to grow, so does the misinformation that tends to follow this group.
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Seriously? Do people take us seriously? There seems to be a real basis behind why they may not take head when we try to impart the prudence of preparedness and it may or may not be your individual fault. However, there are some things perceived in our society that require our attention in order to fix the now stereo-typing of those who live this lifestyle.
It’s not that we believe the stereo-type but it is that we feel an overwhelming responsibility to counteract the misunderstandings about being well prepared. So we focus this month on Dispelling Prepper Stereotypes mostly so that it is more welcoming and inviting to others around us who need to prepare. No matter how well prepared you are – you’re better prepared if those around you also are. So why not Help Your Whole Community Prepare. The best way to do that is also by Being Prepared to Remove the Label in order not to ostracize others who show an interest.
You may ask yourself “Am I a Prepper?” But are you also ready to ask yourself if Fear is Driving Your Readiness? And honestly, well, the vast majority of the population, They think we’re Nuts! Here’s why… and it shows up in our Survey: Fixing the Prepper Stereo-Type. Perhaps it’s time we focus just as much on being able to welcome others in, help train and intelligently answer the question of “Why do we focus on self-sufficiency? ” as we focus our food storage, target practice and own skills. Outreach can actually save those around you. Perhaps we can be proactive and be the hero rather than the hermit.
While in this issue we focus on how to alter the perception of others in order to help them, we also have other great information from our featured authors such as a new installment of the series – Apache Knife Fighting & Battle Tactic: Dragon, Dragon Slayer, Thunderbirds and Purity in Water. And although Summer is nearly over, the sea never sleeps so do you know your Portuguese Man-O-War First Aid ? And of course we like to share some great product reviews. This is one is the M48 Ops Combat Bowie a multi-functional tool which is worth taking a look.
While we hope you understand the articles in this issue are the expressed opinions of the authors – our desire is to help inspire the entire preparedness community to reach out and help others around you prepare as well. No, we’re not saying to invite the neighborhood down into your food cellar or display photos of your preps on billboards in town with your address below. We’re just saying that it’s time to tip the scales. It’s high time that we don’t allow mass media to be the bigger influence to paint an incorrect picture of us all.
We hope you will enjoy this important issue, and will be happy to share with your friends and family.
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