I have a habit of pretty much wearing my "heart" on my sleeve sometimes with this blog. I always have. I've been told that sometimes I just share to much about things that some consider personal. Maybe I do... I don't know. I've just always believed that if I can talk to you like I would a friend then maybe I could reach out and help someone along the way. It's hard sometimes. Hard to find a way to reach folks who don't understand what it is to be a prepper. Hard to shape the words in such a way that just might enable someone who has never even thought about what it might be like to find their world suddenly upside down. And it is sometimes even more difficult to express what sort of challenges lay ahead.
We try (as preppers) to find the words that might make someone conceive the importance of devising a plan for you and your family that will work for you when things get tough. And they ARE going to get tougher. Are you ready? Is your family ready? Can you do what it takes to ensure your family's well-being?
It is difficult enough just to "BE" a prepper. It carries responsibilities, not only for yourself but for your family and the ones you care about. Food, water, medical supplies and protection all have to be assembled. Not only that but once they ARE pieced together one must have the skills and knowledge to put them to the best use possible. These things cannot be learned or taught overnight. It is an ongoing process, a way of life. A predisposition for survival is not only required but will be absolutely necessary in the coming days.
Sometimes I feel that it would just be easier to quit. Stop the preaching and begging and pleading for folks to just be ready for what is ahead. To focus on family and preps. But there is another part of me that can't seem to walk away. And believe me when I say I have wanted to lay this down many times. But we need to keep sounding the alarm, to forewarn and forearm those who have not yet started to prepare. Time is drawing short and there is still much to be done. I know that we are not as far along we would like to be right now. None of us are. There are so many things left to do. We are living in interesting times. Prepping isn't something that is ever "finished". It becomes a way of life.