Global Crises and Preparedness
Hey Prepper Nation,
If you’ve been reading the news, you know that the U.S. is not the only country that is having financial problems. I was in Europe a couple of years ago and I can tell you that the infrastructure and general status of the population is on a downward spiral. Everyone throughout the world is concerned about the many problems facing us today and, therefore, I say that everyone throughout the world should be preparing for times of trouble.
Recently, an article blasted what they called the “Chinese takeover” of a prepper radio network. Although, in fact, there are no Chinese investors in the new venture (an American company), it got me to thinking about our community and how some of us think about what it should be.
Have we been too quick to exclude others? Granted, we are a small percentage of the population. Many of us know each other personally and we’ve formed a close-knit little group. But is keeping it this way a good thing? Why aren’t we reaching out to everyone? Is there anything negative about having a whole town, a whole country, or a whole world that is prepared? Do we really want the public’s perception of us to be what’s on Doomsday Preppers or Living after the Apocalypse?
Why Preparedness Should be Global
I’ll step out on a limb here and say that we SHOULD be looking to expand the Prepper presence in the nation and, perhaps, the world. There are isolated pockets of Preppers everywhere. In our audience, according to Blogspot.com, the top ten includes:
· United States
· United Kingdom
· Senegal (I had to find this one on the map)
Every one of these countries has problems and there are people there that need to learn about Prepping. Why shouldn’t we, the preparedness community, reach out to these people and help them prepare? Aren’t we a force for good, in our own nation and, really, everywhere?
Our mission should be very simple: to educate people about how to prepare themselves in hard times. Don’t just preach to the choir; teach everyone how to do this, not just the few that are already on the same page as we are. This is what I’ve been doing, and that’s what I will continue to do as long as I draw breath.