What is a Prepper?

What is a Prepper?

prep·per /ˈprepər/
anyone that believes a disaster or emergency is likely to occur in the future and takes action to prepare. Preppers typically stockpile food, water, and other supplies.

What a Prepper is Not

Unfortunately to some, “prepper” has a negative connotation. It’s a word that conjures visions of dusty old guys standing around their bunkers with rifles in hand. And, no thanks to the media, most view “preppers” as the kind of person you may see on shows such as “Doomsday Preppers”. Although these shows may have some value, for the most part, they are nothing more than entertainment. Don’t let the stigma that some have for preppers stop you from getting prepared.

Most preppers are not building bunkers and buying up old missile silos.

A true prepper is not a rifle-toting, government overthrowing, cult. We love our family, friends and our country. But most importantly, we see a need for common sense disaster preparedness.

What is the Best Skill for a Prepper?

Emergency Essentials

Preppers tend to have an adequate amount of common sense. They are not blinded by the mainstream media nor do they allow the sheeple to influence life decisions.

Preppers do not have what many who ignore reality have, a normalcy bias. Normalcy bias is a belief many non-preppers hold when facing a life-changing disaster. It causes people to underestimate the likelihood of a disaster and its possible effects on their lives. For those that chose to bury their heads in the sand, they believe that things will always function the way they normally have functioned.

Common sense tells us that disasters happen and what benefit is it to us to not be prepared?

So, What is a Prepper?

A prepper can simply be someone that buys insurance. You may buy insurance in case of a house fire or an auto accident. Why? Because you want to be prepared. That same mentality applies to prepping as we know it here at The Village Prepper. A prepper simply wants to be prepared should an unforeseen catastrophe hit.

In smaller regional events, we keep extra food on hand in case we are stuck at home during an ice storm. We keep extra water in storage in case there is a water boil order. These are just the basics of prepping and can be expanded upon to accommodate any situation you may face in your area.

Don’t let the mainstream media or others detour you from making sure you and your family are prepared.

There is nothing wrong with being a prepper.