What is Wrong with Preppers?October 23, 2014 by Melanie Swick | 3 Comments
Most preppers are good people willing to help others when ever they can. A few, such as James Sicone Burnette, Jack Spirko, Julie Sczerbinski, Gaye Levy, are some of the friendliest, most helpful, and genuine people you’ll ever meet.
But…every now and then, you run into an asshole. (I won’t name names.)
I’ll give you an example; last month, I wrote an article titled “Why You Probably Don’t Have Enough Water Stored,” which was pretty straight-forward—the goal was to help people understand how much water they really needed so they can plan accordingly.
Well, one particular keyboard warrior who felt his opinion was the final answer when it came to prepping, decided to attack me for offering such “stupid” advice. I apparently, was an idiot for telling people to store water for emergencies. According to him, anyone who stores water “doesn’t get it and will die in an emergency.”
Evidently, the only way someone will truly “get it” is to buy his product teaching you his very own top-secret, patented, “neva been done befo” bushcraft water purification system.
Newsflash: every method of water purification has been common knowledge for thousands of years, and regardless of the method, if you don’t have any water to purify, you’re screwed.
Look, we’re all working to become better prepared while educating others to build a self-reliant America, so let’s drop the petty “my technique is better than yours and you’re dumb” playground bullshit. Every situations doesn’t require running off to spend your life in the woods eating twigs and berries, in fact, few do.
No one knows everything, and everyone can teach all of us something, so let’s focus on what’s important—helping each other become self-reliant.