(From our friends at Wikipedia) Survivalism is a movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers) who are actively preparing for emergencies, including possible disruptions in social or political order, on scales from local to international. Survivalists often acquire emergency medical and self-defense training, stockpile food and water, prepare to become self-sufficient, and build structures (e.g., a survival retreat or an underground shelter) that may help them survive a catastrophe.
Why do you prep really? I agree with the definition, and yes I do most of these things. However, and foremost, here is my real reason.
I don't want to end up on the dark side. Too many sheeple are already there, just watch the morning news. I don't want to be that person that feels compelled to lie, cheat or steal the necessities in life to survive. I don't want to deal with the temptation that comes from fear, or lack of food, water, etc. If people are pushed into a corner the part of the DNA that leans towards being animalistic will rear it's ugly head. I believe it'll be tough enough, and the life I know will no longer exist. I really, really don't want to go there.
I think that's what bothers me the most about what's going to happen. I'm not actually that concerned about the outcome of this economical and political nonsense. I know where that's leading and I know it's going to happen. I'm more concerned about our ability to follow the principles God has laid out, once faced with the catastrophe that lies ahead. Our
That's why we do what we do, prepare as much and the best that we can so we can avoid those living on the dark side as much as possible. But, I also know that God always makes something good out of the bad. I am not left hopeless or without comfort. My future, our future is about so much more, way more.
If you haven't yet read The Hiding Place, by Corrie ten Boom. It's worth the read. You'll understand humanity in the face of crisis; good and bad.