Society as a whole sees the prepared community as a bunch of paranoid, tin foil hat wearing nuts, sad indeed, but that being said, prepping by yourself must be a very lonely place. I’ve heard from readers whose spouses are not on board with their prepping, which makes being prepared difficult if not impossible. Having another like minded individual to share not only the planning and hard work, but someone to bounce ideas off of can be critical to your success or lack there of. Not only that, say disaster does strike and you’re hunkered down with your preps, would you really want to be alone? What kind of life would that be? What if you become sick or injured? Can you keep you location secure 24 hours a day by yourself? Yes, I know there are some who consider themselves lone wolves, who believe they can survive on their own, and maybe they can, but is that what you really want?
I am very fortunate that my dear wife is 100% on board, she shares my passion for it as well as keeping me in check when I need it and providing another perspective on our progress. Your prepping partner doesn’t have to be your spouse, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. Recently we were reviewing our food storage and making a list of wants and needs for our next shopping trip, when she turned to me and said, ‘we need more ammo.’ That my friends is love. I guess there’s a reason we’ve been married so long, we think alike; we share the same goals, the same values and the same awareness of what is going on around us. I certainly hope you have someone to share the prepper journey with.