I’m hearing a lot of rumblings that the election of Donald Trump has sent the preparedness industry into a tail spin as well as having a devastating effect on gun sales. I can certainly understand why many who fear for the future might feel we’ve just stepped back from the edge a bit, but I wouldn’t slow those preps just yet!
Yes, many of us feel that the Election of President Trump may slow our economic demise as well as deal with some other obvious social and foreign policy issues that have plagued us for nearly a decade; however…he’s just one man. Let me remind you of the economic situation we face as we quickly approach a national debt of $20 Trillion not to mention Trillions more in unfunded mandates. Think about this for a moment, if Trump could manage to not only balance the books, but build say a $50 Billion a year budget surplus it would still take us over 429 years to pay off the national debt. Read that again, 429 years. One 4 year term, or even 8 years can not ‘fix’ the problem. I certainly hope for all our sakes that he can indeed turn the ship back in the right direction, but we aren’t out of the woods yet.
If you have slowed your preps, may I suggest reading a past article on some of the reasons preppers are preppers; What type of event or events are you preparing for?
As I’ve said in the past, my wife and I are lifestyle preppers and as such we continue to prepare for any and all possible disruptions of ‘normal life’ regardless of who resides in the White House.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Happy prepping!