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The Rantings of a Prepper

Tess Pennington

Ready Nutrition

September 5th, 2013

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Although it is difficult for many to accept, there are and forever will be events that are beyond our control. In many cases, emergencies don’t announce themselves, they just show up and expect you to make due while they are present. These events could be so severe that they have the capacity to bring us to our knees.

While some choose to prepare for these unforeseen events, there will be others who choose to stay complacent and turn a blind eye. The choice of not to prepare could be for a variety of reasons:

  • Some simply do not see the need to prepare
  • Or, do see the need, but make excuses why they can’t prepare
  • Are overwhelmed by the enormity of preparedness
  • Are afraid of the unknown
  • Have a fear of other’s opinions about preparing for extended emergencies
  • Or, have the fear of admitting to themselves that devastating events can penetrate our lives and effect us

But in the end, life is all about choices; tough choices. In this preppers opinion, taking the active steps to prepare for an unforeseen disaster (one that we honestly don’t want to happen), was the only option that made sense, but  it took courage and a big leap of faith to get started.

Taking the leap

Like many of you, when I first began preparing, I started with small scale situations and then began prepping for longer-term disasters. I made the same mistakes that many of you made in the process, and learned from them. What I didn’t understand was the importance of being spiritually and mentally prepared for the magnitude of a long-term disaster. As a result, it sent me into a tailspin of negativity, and my writing and articles reflected it. I eventually came to the conclusion that even though we sometimes don’t see the bigger picture when we’re in the middle of what feels like chaos, there is a larger picture at play, and we have to wait to see what the universe reveals to us in order to take the next steps.

I realized that I didn’t want to promote distress, or for that matter teach others to live in it. Rather than staying in the presence of trepidation, I chose to take another daring step and search for a way to prepare but do so in a way that promotes the freedom and gratification we are all searching for. My goal was to be 100% self reliant during a short or extended disaster. Luckily, I stumbled across the concept of homesteading and instantly knew that was I was searching for. Once I adopted this mindset, my attitude shifted from living in fear to living with courage of what may come. I had found my balance.

iStock_000014782459XSmall-1

Although it is difficult for many to accept, there are and forever will be events that are beyond our control. In many cases, emergencies don’t announce themselves, they just show up and expect you to make due while they are present. These events could be so severe that they have the capacity to bring us to our knees.

While some choose to prepare for these unforeseen events, there will be others who choose to stay complacent and turn a blind eye. The choice of not to prepare could be for a variety of reasons:

  • Some simply do not see the need to prepare
  • Or, do see the need, but make excuses why they can’t prepare
  • Are overwhelmed by the enormity of preparedness
  • Are afraid of the unknown
  • Have a fear of other’s opinions about preparing for extended emergencies
  • Or, have the fear of admitting to themselves that devastating events can penetrate our lives and effect us

But in the end, life is all about choices; tough choices. In this preppers opinion, taking the active steps to prepare for an unforeseen disaster (one that we honestly don’t want to happen), was the only option that made sense, but  it took courage and a big leap of faith to get started.

Taking the leap

Like many of you, when I first began preparing, I started with small scale situations and then began prepping for longer-term disasters. I made the same mistakes that many of you made in the process, and learned from them. What I didn’t understand was the importance of being spiritually and mentally prepared for the magnitude of a long-term disaster. As a result, it sent me into a tailspin of negativity, and my writing and articles reflected it. I eventually came to the conclusion that even though we sometimes don’t see the bigger picture when we’re in the middle of what feels like chaos, there is a larger picture at play, and we have to wait to see what the universe reveals to us in order to take the next steps.

I realized that I didn’t want to promote distress, or for that matter teach others to live in it. Rather than staying in the presence of trepidation, I chose to take another daring step and search for a way to prepare but do so in a way that promotes the freedom and gratification we are all searching for. My goal was to be 100% self reliant during a short or extended disaster. Luckily, I stumbled across the concept of homesteading and instantly knew that was I was searching for. Once I adopted this mindset, my attitude shifted from living in fear to living with courage of what may come. I had found my balance.

– See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/the-rantings-of-a-prepper_092013#sthash.LqmuE2AN.dpuf

iStock_000014782459XSmall-1

Although it is difficult for many to accept, there are and forever will be events that are beyond our control. In many cases, emergencies don’t announce themselves, they just show up and expect you to make due while they are present. These events could be so severe that they have the capacity to bring us to our knees.

While some choose to prepare for these unforeseen events, there will be others who choose to stay complacent and turn a blind eye. The choice of not to prepare could be for a variety of reasons:

  • Some simply do not see the need to prepare
  • Or, do see the need, but make excuses why they can’t prepare
  • Are overwhelmed by the enormity of preparedness
  • Are afraid of the unknown
  • Have a fear of other’s opinions about preparing for extended emergencies
  • Or, have the fear of admitting to themselves that devastating events can penetrate our lives and effect us

But in the end, life is all about choices; tough choices. In this preppers opinion, taking the active steps to prepare for an unforeseen disaster (one that we honestly don’t want to happen), was the only option that made sense, but  it took courage and a big leap of faith to get started.

Taking the leap

Like many of you, when I first began preparing, I started with small scale situations and then began prepping for longer-term disasters. I made the same mistakes that many of you made in the process, and learned from them. What I didn’t understand was the importance of being spiritually and mentally prepared for the magnitude of a long-term disaster. As a result, it sent me into a tailspin of negativity, and my writing and articles reflected it. I eventually came to the conclusion that even though we sometimes don’t see the bigger picture when we’re in the middle of what feels like chaos, there is a larger picture at play, and we have to wait to see what the universe reveals to us in order to take the next steps.

I realized that I didn’t want to promote distress, or for that matter teach others to live in it. Rather than staying in the presence of trepidation, I chose to take another daring step and search for a way to prepare but do so in a way that promotes the freedom and gratification we are all searching for. My goal was to be 100% self reliant during a short or extended disaster. Luckily, I stumbled across the concept of homesteading and instantly knew that was I was searching for. Once I adopted this mindset, my attitude shifted from living in fear to living with courage of what may come. I had found my balance.

– See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/the-rantings-of-a-prepper_092013#sthash.LqmuE2AN.dpuf

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