Wednesday, November 14, 2012

An Ounce of Prevention

 I had a few moments today where I could reflect on prepping as a lifestyle. Most preppers prepare for a disaster, and their main goal is to lessen the negative effects of whatever happens. They get their bean, bullets, and Band-aids squared away for the day when they are needed. They also use their brain, use some planning and foresight and position themselves into a better situation.

Most experienced preppers know that building a like-minded community is the best way to protect against the Golden Horde. You can call them sheeple, walking dead, or the masses that fail to take personal responsibility for their own well being.

Unfortunately, I don't see the Prepper movement taking a strong interest in writing their congressmen about current legislation. Our Representatives have a greater impact and power on policy than our President. Most want to bitch and moan about the current situation, while trying to squirrel away a few extra bags of rice. We need to be voices of reason to our elected officials. We need to write letters by hand, instead of signing a petition over the internet. Imagine the impact of a thousand hand written letters being received by your congressman. Those hand written letters can't be ignored.  When is the last time you got a real letter?
Remember the excitement when you got one of these?

Be a voice of reason. Write a letter. Build an online community that is a politically pro-active letter writing voting bloc. Don't let the instant gratification crowd make us suffer. We all know that the responsible citizens will be the ones to pay the price for the party that we weren't invited to attend.

Keep Right On Prepping & It's Worth A Pound Of Cure - K









5 comments:

  1. I don't mean to be the debbie downer but I used to do the very thing you recommend and finally gave up. I received form letters thanking me for my support. Uh...wait, that wasn't what was in my letter but that was the consistent response I got.

    I wish you well in your attempts to communicate with our elected ones.

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    1. No worries, I've beat my head against many a wall. It's either bitch and moan or do something. This is my answer.

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  2. People just don't put the things that happen, together with the fact that their 'elected representatives', many of them, have been there for decades; thus are more responsible than any one person who just puts their name on a piece of paper.

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  3. My husband and I discuss who is the most like minded on our street. It's the old people that hunt for their food and grew up in the depression! Some of our neighbors are rich and some are on welfare. I cherish the old people up the hill for their wisdom and for bartering veggies with me. Community is so important and it's really not around anymore.
    My grandma still writes letters, I think it's great, but I doubt the congressmen would even receive the letters. They probally have someone else to deal with that stuff :(

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    1. I hoping the hand written letter would make it through the hired help, and my Rep might actually lay hands on the letter. Surely, hand written letters are such an oddity nowadays that it would at least get a mention.

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