I enjoy watching National Geographic’s ‘Doomsday Preppers’. It appears that to do prepping you have to go all the way, if you want to stand a realistic chance of surviving. But I have reservations about this. Some have commented that what preppers are sacrificing is what makes life worthwhile in the first place, so it becomes self-defeating. They have a point. Not to do any preparation for potential crises and disasters, is, in my opinion, highly irresponsible and shows a lack of foresight. So, what I’m advocating is a balanced form of prepping. Enjoy life – go to the movies and the occasional visit to a restaurant etc. but also take some steps just in case.
For those who disagree and want to go the whole hog prepping – that’s admirable in a way. Good luck to you. Remember, though, why you’re doing the prepping in the first place: the health and wellbeing of your family. Your children may become resentful if they are never allowed to have fun like other kids. They might rebel and then your plans will be frustrated. It may be a good idea to relax the pressure on those nearest and dearest to you, at least, some of the time.