Are you a yo-yo prepper?
Do you prep when times are bad and then stop as soon as you think that things just might get a little better? If you do then you’re what is known to us dedicated survivalist’s aka “preppers” as a yo-yo prepper. You’re in and you’re out and then maybe in a few months you’re back in again.
With this sort of back and forth, in and out, it should be no mystery to you why you never really get anything done or really get prepared for whatever is coming.
I think that the main reason for this yo-yo prepping style is that to those would be preppers prepping just isn’t fun. But, prepping should be fun, it should get you excited if not then guess what… you’re doing it wrong!
I mean, you should be having fun with it, you should get excited about what you’re doing because when you look at it correctly you’ll realize that lots of the things that preppers do to prepare and to become more self-reliant other people do for fun as hobbies.
How many gardeners complain about raising a garden? Not many, most do it because it’s fun and they like the challenge of planting, nurturing and harvesting. Same goes for hunters, trappers, target shooters, competition shooters, beekeepers, folks who keep chickens or ducks, people who study martial arts, people who work towards better security for their homes, people who have home workshops that they spend time working and building in and the list could go on but you no doubt get the point.
Prepping is essentially a large group of activities that most people do for fun all rolled into one big bundle of prepping joy! You should look at prepping as a fun hobby (but a serious one), you should be getting excited as you work on different projects and learn new skills… because it’s fun!
I’ve been prepping for over 25 years and have needed to fall back and rely on my preps several times during emergencies and or difficult times in my life. I’ve needed and used my prepping related skills many times over the years and will continue to do so because prepping skills aren’t just for surviving TEOTWAWKI but also useful in day-to-day life when things are “normal”.
Even after 25+ years of prepping I still find it fun and exciting and always have something to do or a goal to reach. I don’t wake up and think well crap I’ve got to get up and go feed the chickens, tend the garden and then go hunting that evening…
No way! I’m like YES! Let’s get this day started!
I love setting goals and completing them because it gives me a sense of accomplishment. I can work on and finish a prepper project or complete a goal and then take a few minutes to look at and reflect on what I’ve done and be proud and able to thank God for giving me the get-up-and-go to get it done.
You should look at prepping as one big hobby that allows you to incorporate a number of other fun hobbies into one big bundle of fun.
That’s what being a prepper is all about… well that and surviving the next major disaster whether it be an EMP, pandemic, war, cyber-attack on the power grid, economic collapse or whatever causes normal day-to-day life as we now know it to end.
Are you a yo-yo prepper? Or are you one of us dedicated preppers that get excited about prepping and think it’s as much fun as trip to vegas?