It’s pretty easy when you’re somewhat isolated to become completely focused on your own opinions and needs. Which is why the results of the survey I just ran were quite enlightening. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Rudy’s Note: If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I ran a survey recently asking a few preparedness questions.
Participants got a chance to earn a one on one phone call with me to discuss your prepping goals or whatever else is on your mind.
If you missed the survey, you still have a few days before I do the drawing, so click here and fill out the anonymous survey for your chance to win!
One rather telling result of the survey is that there’s quite a few of you ou tthere with the same kinds of struggles. While that sounds a bit problematic at first, it’s really not that bad a thing.
You have to realize that you’re not alone, and that there are others like you out there. And they’re having the same kind of challenges that you are.
A guy I work with was telling me today that he had a casual conversation with another coworker, and was talking about current events. Coworker #2 had no idea that they weren’t the only one seeing the train coming down the tracks. Yet there’s four or five like minded folks in our department alone.
You are not alone. There’s others out there that think the way you do. Quite a few of them, actually. So take heart, and don’t be discouraged. There’s others walking the same path, running into the same challenges, and solving the same problems.
There were four common themes that shone through those survey results that I’d like to touch on.
First, quite a few of you just have no idea where to start, sometimes with preparedness in general, but in some cases around specific topics you were having troubles with.
Second, many of you are running into challenges with the financial end of prepping, both setting cash aside as well as having the money to buy the stuff that you need for your preps.
Third, there’s lots of you having space problems. Too many preps, not enough room to store them.
Finally, there’s a surprising number of you that are prepping alone. You have a reluctant or even a completely oppositional spouse. Or maybe you just don’t know how to talk to them about prepping and why it makes sense.
There were certainly other themes, but those four appeared over and over again, and I bet many of you who are reading this recognize yourself in some of them.
Later this weekend I’m going to talk about how I plan to help, but for now I want to leave you with this.
Take heart, do not be discouraged. Times are dark, and harder times are on their way. To steal a phrase, “Winter is coming!”
But you don’t have to face it alone. There’s plenty of us out there, even in your neighborhood.
The future is brighter than it looks right now. Just have faith, and continue walking towards your goals.