Prepper Movement

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There have been numerous undulations thorough out the history of the United States; including those that are economic and political. Our current society boasts that we are advanced; yet, we have become reliant on everyone else doing and providing for us. Current publication suggest 43,000,000 Americans receive food stamps, even providing for those basic things we require to survive are difficult for many to obtain. Is the whole prepper movement a position of paranoia or the foretelling of things to come? Prepping has been around for thousands of years; moreover, as Americans we have lost that ability, or drive, to make sure we have enough and don’t use up all the resources we have and rely on someone else to make us new ones. A great number …show more content…
Take for example, Noah from the bible. “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surly going to destroy both of them and the Earth. So make yourself an arc of cypress wood” (Moses). Noah was essentially a prepper, he was going to prepare for an unknown future; he was prepping for the big flood, the end of times. While he had a forewarning and guidance from God to take a specific action. Religion aside, should we follow in his footsteps and prepare for the unknown? I’m not suggesting we all need to build a physical arc, I am suggesting that we should be prepared for our own hardship by having the appropriate tools and resources available when we are in times of need. Yet again referencing the Judeo Christian bible, “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has” (Solomon). Removing religion aspect from the bible, this is a great resource and reference on how to live your life. A wise person once told me that the real meaning of the bible is basic instructions before leaving …show more content…
“The most visible evidence of how dry the 1930s became was the dust storm. Tons of topsoil were blown off barren fields and carried in storm clouds for hundreds of miles” (The Dust). Again most American were not prepared to handle such a crisis as unfertile soil and lack of precipitation. The few farms and families that did survive and stay in the area directly affected by the dust bowl were very hardy people. These people had food stored away for times just like this. This was when canning was a crucial essential part of life. An art, in my opinion, that has been lost by commercialism and socialism. People had learned to do with what they had and conserved where they could; did society call them preppers? Not in their time, they were merely called the ones who

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