Here in the South the threat of snow brings panic to many; the stores are jammed with people buying bread and milk as they prepare for what, 2 or 3 days at home? The bread aisle in Wal-Mart yesterday looked more like Venezuela than small town Tennessee; sad really. I understand that snow in these rural areas can make travel virtually impossible, but the realization that so many people are this unprepared is a bit unsettling to me. To have less than 2-3 days of supplies at home is unimaginable to me, but apparently most Americans live this way. Can you imagine if a real emergency arose?
Prepping pays off. As I watch others panicking about what might happen, how much snow we might get, how long they might be stuck at home, I’m able to relax and take it all in stride. I fortunately have the day off, so no travel worries, the cupboards are stuffed full of goodies, back up power and heat are at the ready if needed – all is well. The wife and I can relax and watch the snow pile up. This is one of the reasons we became preppers; it’s like having insurance, you hope you never need it, but you’re covered if you do.
If you’re not prepared for these small events that can and do happen then make a change, start your own prepper journey. Make the decision to become better prepared; don’t put yourself and your family at risk.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
If you’re just getting started you might find our article Where to Start helpful.