More and more people are coming to me with questions regarding prepping. Preparedness once was something that was done by the average American much like squirrels gathering nuts. It didn't have a name, it was simply part of life. As time went on and the typical American family departed from the majority being on or near farms, the ideas embedded in us for storing up for the winter, preparing for planting, readying the harvest were lost among, iPhones, internet, and bustling streets with produce from Argentina and clothing from Indonesia.
Today we find ourselves in a restless nation. We have those who believe a different view of law and order and a different method of keeping it. Basically the idea of law and order is now a moveable dial depending on whether it has good optics or not. The reality is defending the law is sometimes an ugly business, and due to it being managed by humans, mistakes will always be made. Period. But, historically as a society we chose, as a collective, to deal with the injustices and hopefully right the wrongs along the way so there maintains a balance between keeping the peace through force and over arching dictatorial rule. An entire section of society today has determined it to be ok to commit certain law breaking as long as it is in the guise of protest. It is ok to break a law as long as no one gets hurt, scratch that, killed. It is ok to fight the law because it is now known that the law won't always win, and they are all racist anyway. This has triggered more and more of the very thing that the movement was supposedly trying to reduce. By fighting the law, it escalates the need for the law to fight back... And so it goes. All while citizens are killing citizens at an alarming rate (while the media ignores it) while law enforcement is on its heels trying to figure out what they can and can't enforce not based on laws but based on the elected officials who have suddenly become experts at law enforcement.
That leads me to this article. For those who are concerned with where we are going as a nation, regardless of who ends up in the presidency, this is for you.
When considering Prepping many images may come to mind. My family went on Doomsday Preppers (Season 3, Episode 13) back in 2014 and I even had a website dedicated to prepping years ago. I decided to go on DP in order to show that normal people not just the crazies should be and are preparing for a natural disaster or worse. The reality is, for the most part, while some good information can be gleaned the majority of the DP franchise is made purely for entertainment. Given Hollywood's tone of late it was likely produced to cause the average American to view "prepping" as fringe and therefore silly. Just another conspiracy theory, don't dare do it if you want to be like normal people. It is after all a "reality show". So some things should be taken with a grain of salt. Even my episode. We did the best we could going up against the director at times but, well, it's a reality show. In reality we started preparing due to what we saw changing in our government during the Obama years (yes on the show we said it was for the potential for new Madrid fault activity. Ok, legit issue but not my reasoning but sounded a lot better on national TV than the reality at that time). Predictably when 2016 rolled around things got quiet from a prepping perspective nationwide and it seemed most breathed a sigh of relief and realized maybe things are going to be ok. And then 2020 happened. Would you have ever thought that you couldn't fly out of country at any time you desire? Or travel to another state without being placed in quarantine? Or not be able to open your business you know, for business? So based on all the changes that have happened in such a short amount of time...
Adventurist at heart, David Mays looks to inspire others to live their life with focus and purpose. Experience and expansion is why we are here.