I have a renewed interest in prepping.
But, Erica, I thought you were a prepper!
I was. I still am. But, for the last four months or so, I quit actively prepping. I did talk about it in one of my YouTube videos, but I was trying to figure out what exactly I needed to do. I didn't know what exactly to stockpile anymore. I didn't know which direction to take. I didn't know how exactly to take care of my family near and far.
That happens. Preppers sometimes need a break. They lose interest a little bit. They get burned out. Family and job situations change. They need to reassess their situation. They move to a different area. The reasons are usually personal.
Sometimes those reasons aren't always personal. They look at the big picture and feel some security in the world. They thought there might be a war or crisis in their area or country and now the threat is gone. They liked the people in power and felt comfortable with the direction of the country. They didn't feel the need to prep anymore.
I admit I was caught up a bit in the election and post-election. I didn't care for any of the candidates, but I chose the one who was most aligned with my views on several issues. After the election, I thought with this guy in power, maybe America can be strong country again. He is a strong leader and businessman. He is making mistakes and learning the job, but he is going to have a rough time of being President.
However, he is not the reason for my renewed interest in prepping. The government is. In particular, Congress is. Our Congress (both houses) are going to be the ones that take down our country. They are just a bunch of power hungry, power drunk elected people who don't give a damn about the American people. Their carelessness, lack of empathy, and selfishness is a detriment to our government and to us. A few of them are in touch with their constituents and know what is going on. Most of them don't care. Quite a few of them are so out of touch with the reality of living and earning a living in America.
They are one of the main reasons I prep now. Every day, the news and social media is plastered with their ineptness. They do not know what is best for our country. They just know who and what is going to line their pockets and that is who they serve. Do you think they care about you? Only during election time do they care.
I have become so jaded about our country and political system. I was brought up to respect our President and I do. I was brought up to respect our country, flag, and the people who have fought and continue to fight for us. They have my utmost respect.
However, I have lost respect for our governing leaders. I have become disgusted with the multitude of laws and bureaucracy that have entangled our services and our ways of life. The tickle down effect from Congress has infiltrated our state, county, and city governments. Just because you own property and pay property taxes (legal theft) doesn't mean you have the right to do as you please on your own property. That is wrong, folks.
That is why I prep now. This whole system(s) of government are going to implode sooner than later. What we have is not sustainable. The whole system(s) need an overhaul and that will also hurt a lot of people. In the process of imploding and overhauling, we will all be left to fend for ourselves. Worse, we might all be under martial law.
We need to prep now more than ever. We need to be ready to defend ourselves and our loved ones. We need to be able to stay home for several days and feed ourselves. We need to be less dependent on the government and more independent. We need to do and care for ourselves.
If more people were less dependent on the government and more dependent on ourselves, the government would be less effective. In the culture we live in now though, that might be hard to do. So many people find it easier to depend on the government than to truly work for what they need. Instead of being independent, they want someone else to take care of them.
I prep so I don't find myself in that situation. When the government decides to implode, I won't be one of those who will be lost and destitute. Although those people will be a threat and a dangerous one at that. Mothers who have hungry children will definitely be a threat and a danger. They might even cause martial law because of their desperation.
Does our government cause you worry? Does our country give you sleepless nights? What has gotten you back into prepping? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading,