I can see a trend starting with these articles.
Whilst it doesn't explicitly condemn the survival preparation attitude, this article seems to be trying to "warn" people about it, and though it's just part of the media frenzy looking for someone to lay the blame on, it's hard enough to justify that yes, we really do believe that having a plan for the end of the world/complete social collapse/generic disaster is common sense, they obviously don't see it that way.
I was wondering what other people's thoughts on this sort of ciriticism were? I think that if people did a fair bit of research before writing these articles then we might get a fairer representation, but that's my opinion. Any thoughts?
Homesteaders vs. Preppers
A homesteader in my eyes is someone who has moved to a rural area and started raising thier own livestock, fruits and veggetables. Homesteading is an everyday practice of trial and error with the hopes of self-suffiectly. They are often working towards a life off the grid.
A prepper in my opinion is most likely not someone who lives in a rural area but someone who lives in an urban or suburban enviroment. Their survival depends on the preps they've made ahead of time. The best plans rely on leaving urban areas to a bug out location on property they own themselves. Most preps revolve around stockpiling and firearms.
Your definition of one or the other might be different than mine but I believe that a homesteader is much better prepared than a prepper to survive. Tell me how I'm wrong in that assesment.
Dec 13 2012, 5:42 PM EST by
Top Mistakes Preppers Make.
Let's talk about some of the big mistakes a person who preps makes.
I'll start this off with what I believe is the number one mistake.
The number one mistake has to be breaking the "Fight Club" rule. If you're a prepper don't talk to everyone about being a prepper.
If one of your friends has ever said, "I'm going to *insert your name here*'s house when SHTF!" You've already cut yourself off a great big piece of fail cake.
Jun 7 2012, 11:53 PM EDT by