This weekend I admitted to my parents, who frankly, would think I was a bit of a wacko if I fully admitted I was a prepper. I admitted to them that I had about three months worth of food in my apartment for any hard times ahead. They both, surprisingly thought that was smart. My mother can sometimes think I am a little off the wall.
We also talked about the election, positives and negatives of the candidates, and were speculating on the future. For the first time, my mother admitted that she didn’t like either the democratic or the republican candidates. I had to agree. I have been following my home states political race for some time. Everyone seems full of crap. The republican candidates want to just stop everything that the democrats want to do, and no once seems to have a solid plan. I have come to the conclusion that no political candidate ever has a plan. They have an idea, and whether or not that idea is good for the people, they just want to push that idea initiative through.
I digress. My point here, is that for the first time, my parents thought it was a good idea to keep additional food on hand for any major or minor issues going forward. The first positive step in helping them understand who I am today.
Good for you for “coming out” lol!
LOL, Martin! 🙂
People pick up on things too.
Case in point: We recently had some close friends and their kids over (as we often do). Somehow we got on the topic of 2012 and the Myan calendar thing. One of the kids hadn’t heard the legend of 2012 so we told him. He said when it comes he wants to be right here in our house because he knows if there’s a problem I will be prepared!
That’s funny because I never mentioned anything to him or his parents about preparations (for anything). He just picked up on my organization and forethoughts? (BTW, he’s only 13!)
Good stuff! I think people can pick up on things, not in a survivalist way, but comparatively. Last year I had some work done in my basement and the guy commented that if there were a disaster he’d come stay with me because he saw the cans of tuna, boxes of cereal and other foodstuffs on a bookshelf down there.
Its funny, because my wife is a bargain shopper, and buys things like this on sale without even knowing she is stocking our emergency food supply!
So, I told him “that’s what my wife does with all my money and I can’t stop her!” We had a manly understanding laugh, and I redirected the conversation to the work at hand.
I got the feeling that this guy had the basics at home and nothing more to get through a weekend stuck in the house. Some extra tuna seemed incredible to him. Maybe that sunk into his head, but I doubt it.
I also hate having workers in the house unless I can’t avoid it.
Yeah, I am all for hiding as much as you can… Build a small room in the basement for your storage and lock the door so no one can get in or see the stash of preps.