I like to share about what it means for me to be a prepper. The word prepper is pretty big as there are many different extremes of preperation. Now especially as I am a Christian or a bible based person most people I know question why would you have to prepare, as doesn’t that go against the bible, and I love that question as most people who ask it don’t even read the bible. There are a few good instances in the bible where God has worked with people like Noah and many of the profits for the preparation of the flood to the wars all the way for preparing for Christ to be born. Even the new testament is full of stories about preparation witch really becomes our life stories of preparing for the last days, everyday we study or read something we do it in preparation for something. So in a a little way I believe nearly everyone is a form of a prepper. The extreme you take it to is your choice.
So we have watched certain shows on tv that have shown extreme preperation techniques and some off them are great, but unfortunately a lot of the shows spent a lot of time on defence and how to harm others, and that probably were the difference lays. Here in Australia we don’t have laws as like around the world with fire arms so you would would hope the few joe dirt bags that do have the illegals would very quickly be over run. Now I’m not against self defence and if you need to protect your family it would be a natural instinct.
so at this point I need to say that most disasters just wont mean the law would just disappear, even in a apolictic scenario guns may not be on top of your list but I bet fear will be. So prepping for these kind of scenarios you may be waiting for a very long time.
So depending where you live in the world will depend on your preparing technique. I live in Australia so my preperation is have enough food for at least 1 year and indefinite supply of water weather living near a river or a couple of decent water tanks eg I have 30,000 litres stored. I now have moved to a country town were there is plentiful trees of fruit surrounding everywhere, enough gas to last 1 year solar panels with a good bank of batteries, I also have a small generator to run my fridge tv and essentials for for 5 to 6 months. In my opinion after 1 yr and poop has really hit the fan you have had time without struggling to get more resources and learn new ways of survival as life by now would be very different.
But knowing us here in Australia we may get a very small earthquake or occasional high winds with some flooding , but knowing my scripture I also know worse times are coming. So that’s why my preps are taken seriously and some of my time, monthly I run through everything to rotate and check everything works as this is super important for me. Another very important part is to ensure family members especially my kids are well versed in how everything works, how to also check things and keep everything fresh they also have there very own BOBS (72hr backpacks) so in any situation they can get back safe as possible.
so as a Christian is it wise to prep? YES . The extent you prep is up to you, as you know prepping takes a lot of time and effort, I’m just lucky I enjoy it so for me and the kids it’s fun. But still to this day when I’m talking prepps I still get those funny looks, but I know if anything happens they will be the first people at your door and some how they wont be there as friends.(But that’s another story for another day)
There are many instances also in our lives that God uses us to prepare for many situation that will arise, some will be good but some will be bad, I try to pick up the bible as many times possible in these situation as a prepared heart is a great heart to tackle any situation that comes your way.
So on that note thanks for reading God Bless.