My wife has come on board pretty well! She doesn't like me spending a ton of money, so I have to be covert about that. My kid thinks it's great.How does your immediate family/loved ones feel about prepping? Do they feel the same way as you, or think its a waste of time?
Wish I could say the same, I'm having a hard time convincing my girl friend of how important it is. She thinks its silly that im stacking up on canned foods and storing water away.My wife has come on board pretty well! She doesn't like me spending a ton of money, so I have to be covert about that. My kid thinks it's great.
I like it! I think I may do that just to see how the kids react and if they know what to do.If a earthquake hits and you guys have to tap into that stuff, wont be silly then. Just go shut the water off to your house and don't tell her, then break out your stash of water and BAM you are a hero.
One of the things that helped me win my battle to show how important prepping is was when we had an evacuation in our neighborhood due to a gas main line rupture. It seemed to put things more in perspective.Wish I could say the same, I'm having a hard time convincing my girl friend of how important it is. She thinks its silly that im stacking up on canned foods and storing water away.
Congrats on the job!I am the only one in my family that is prepping... i try to talk my parents into it, and I even go so far as to put together first aid kits and give them tips/hints on things to use around the house in a pinch. They have recently taken a liking to target practice with bow and arrow, crossbows, rifles and slingshots for my daughter when she goes along with them. My dad was in the Army for years, and went to the first Desert Storm so he is knowledgeable when it comes to combat situations and weapons. Other than that they have no plan, no bug out bags etc. I can hardly keep up with affording things for my kids and stuff, now I feel obligated to save their asses too lol so i buy extras when i can, or when things are on sale. As far as my kids, they don't understand the need to prep yet, my daughter has a small grasp on the idea but i don't want to frighten her too much. Our boy is only 3 so he has no clue. My fiance has no interest in stock piling things like food and water or having a plan. His plan is, and I quote, "When shtf, I will be the mf'er going into walmart with my gun and taking what we need." With him being a marine, and a grunt who's seen action in combat, I think that he feels being a hard ### with a gun will save us, I don't think thats gonna cut it. Number one, you can't possibly get everything that you need to survive in one trip to walmart, and what about the rest of our town that's gonna be doing the same damn thing since they aren't prepared either? I can't seem to get it through his head that we need to do this shit. So I just do it in secret. I buy little things here and there when I can and I have become a member of a facebook auction site for my county and I bid/purchase things from there when something catches my eye that we may need in a shtf situation. He is the bread winner in the house but I am in charge of finances so it's a little easier for me to purchase smaller things without him noticing than it is for me to go out and get something pricey. So just this past week i've become gainfully employed Just a small part time job waiting tables up the street from our home at nights, but it's enough to put some spending money in my pocket and I won't have to feel bad about it lol