Here are 7 good reasons that might help convince your friends and family that it’s time to become a prepper.
According to the most recent numbers, the actual unemployment rate in this country is close to 7.9%, that is about 2.53m people out of work. The average time it takes to find employment is at a record high of 37 weeks.
Even those that see little value in prepping for a SHTF situation should understand the need to prep for the possibility of being hit by unemployment.
Prepping isn’t always about preparing for an end of the world scenario. It’s also about being prepared for those small scale events in life that can feel cataclysmic if we’re not prepared.
2. Economic Problems
You don’t have to buy into the possibility of a total economic collapse, but you should at least realize that our country is in big financial trouble. With over £1,278.2 billion in debt, and this is growing around £2.3 billion each week, it doesn’t take an economist to see that we are in for some major trouble in the months and years ahead.
3. Natural Disasters
A number of people woke up real quick after seeing what happened in November 2012, as parts of Devon, Somerset, Berkshire, Cornwall and other areas around the UK witnessed severe flooding. In under 24 hours, this showed how quickly civilization could break down. People where trapped in there homes for hours with out warmth or electricity, and needing rescuing by emergency services.
4. It’s just like buying Insurance
Some people find the subject of prepping to be a little bit out there. When I come across these people, I often ask them if they have life or home insurance. In my opinion, having a dedicated section in your budget for prepping is no different than buying home insurance or a life insurance policy.
5. GMO Crops, hindering Grow Your Own
Let’s not forget about GMO crops hindering our ability to be self sustaining food wise. Add to that recent outbreaks of toxic foods, and crops that are dying in mass quantities due to drought and fire. All the aid that we keep sending out to other countries, in the form of food, money, and military power, is going to come back to bite us in the ass. We need to start tending our own house, before it collapses with us in it.
6. The Cyber Threat
Our society is becoming increasingly dependent on cyber technologies, but according to Cyber Security expert Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of the Kaspersky Lab, that dependence has left us extremely vulnerable. In fact, he is warning that emerging cyber threats could spell “the end of the world as we know it”. The threat is real, and the threat has the ability to set the world back 200 years in a matter of days.
7. The Pandemic Threat
According to Jason Tetro, a microbiologist and coordinator for two research centers at the University of Ottawa, the Emerging Pathogens Research Centre (EPRC) and the Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology (CREM), “the world is becoming increasingly more likely to see a major (pandemic) event.”
When that happens, it will affect our infrastructure severely. By not having the human resources to work, protect and maintain our antiquated infrastructure, things will begin to rapidly deteriorate and leave us even more vulnerable to attack.