As even the most seasoned prepper will attest to, the hardest part about preparing for when the SHTF is often trying to communicate how important this is to our families. At best, they may not understand. At worst, they may turn away from you completely – even if what you’re doing is in their best interests.
It’s understandable that people may not recognise a danger until it is right underneath their noses. But when it comes to preparing for emergency events, making allowances is not a viable solution. It’s important, therefore, that we know how to communicate the importance of prepping to the people in our lives, whether friends, family, adults or children. In most of the cases when a prepper is lucky enough to have the full support of their family, it’s because they’ve managed to communicate their needs to the people around them in way which is both understandable and relatable.
Rationalising Your Fears
The insult which preppers hear most often is that they’re crazy. It can be hurtful, but should never derail us from our preparations. Sometimes it’s best to ignore this kind of talk, but when it comes from a loved one, it’s better to just confront it head on.
If you’re loved one doesn’t understand why you’re a prepper, make sure you have plenty of resources on hand to show that your prepping is borne out of justifiable concern for both your safety and theirs. If they are able to realize that a disaster scenario is both possible and likely, they will be much more likely to support you and may even get involved.
Make Your Prepping Fun for the Family
If you’re interested in getting your kids involved in prepping, there’s no better way than to turn it into a game. Even though what you’re doing is deadly serious, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t have fun. This will help them to engage with what you’re doing, and they’ll be much more likely to help you out of their own accord in the future.
Many preppers turn their prep activities into games by going on camping trips, hunting expeditions, shopping for cool Regatta clothing, or running mock drills with prizes for whoever’s fastest. There are loads of different ways in which you can get your kids involved in prepping – just remember to make it light hearted for the little ones.