The Way Preppers Think

DOOMSDAY PREPPERS: EP. 107The truth is everyone is a prepper, whether they like to admit it or not. Anyone who has car insurance, homeowners insurance or has bought a little extra food at the grocery store because of an upcoming snow storm is preparing, and therefore are preppers. Most people will not want to admit this, but in some form or another, everyone is a prepper. We as preppers just choose to see the big picture rather than just preparing for tomorrow. Our prepping is insurance for when something so bad happens that no insurance company can bail us out, we are essentially our own insurance company.

As they say “Don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never get out alive” So with that in mind I took a light-hearted look at some of things that we might do on a daily basis that the “normal” (and I use that word loosely) person would not even have a clue about. And as Jeff Foxworthy would say.

You Might Be a Prepper If…

1. Your Christmas stockings are stuffed with ammo, batteries and MRE’s. And on top of that, your stockings are not stockings at all…they are Go Bags.

2. You see the Shriner’s at a parade and think to yourself…Hmmm?  Is this just the Freemasons trying to distract us from the real threat, the Illuminati? And what’s up with the little cars?

3. You look at every animal you see and say “I wonder what that would taste like?” You have even looked at your family pet and thought “hmm, How bad would it have to get before…?” and then you subconsciously feed them a little extra. Don’t lie, you’ve thought about it.

4. All of the clerk’s at Sams Club and Costco know you by name, and asks you “how many carts will you be needing today? and you say “one for toilet paper, one for canned foods and one more for whatever I see on sale.”

5. You have more toilet paper stockpiled in you home than your local drug store has on their shelves.

6. You secretly want the power to go out so you can test your new generator and rotate your stock of batteries.

7. You look at every empty nook and cranny in your home as “wasted space” This includes the inside of your walls and doors.

8. You can’t even go for a walk without looking for bug out routes and good places to hide your cache. As you walk by your neighbor and say “hello” you mumble under your breath “you are so hosed”

9. You always say “what else can I use that for?” before you throw something out. As a result your backyard looks like a junkyard.

10. You don’t like to pull weeds because it’s like throwing away food. And as you bring a bushel of dandelions to the kitchen your kids give you “that look.”

I Love Being A Prepper

Being a prepper and self reliant really gives us a unique perspective on everything around us. We are fortunate enough to see the big picture when it comes to preparing our family and ourselves, to hopefully withstand any sort of catastrophic event or natural disaster. I’m not the tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorist, but I have to admit, every once in a while I feel like one, and I’m willing to bet, you have your moments too.

Do you have any funny reasons you might be a prepper? We would love to hear them. Leave us a comment below.



Survival and being prepared should not only be a passion, it should be a lifestyle. The definition of a prepper is "An individual or group that prepares or makes preparations in advance of, or prior to, any change in normal circumstances, without substantial resources from outside sources" Like the Government, police etc. I don't believe that the end of the world will be the "end of the world" I believe it will be the end of the world as we know it now. You can also find me on Google Plus and Twitter

    23 replies to "10 Reasons You Might Be a Prepper"

    • Greg

      NG needs to present real preppers with real ideas, preparation, survuvial and actions we need to accomplish effective prepping. Doomsday Castle makes us all look like red necks with guns and bullets, which is not good for TV or like minded people.

      • Dale Goodwin

        I agree completely! And on top of that, if you were serious about prepping why would you go on T.V. and advertise what you are doing and where you are doing it. Shows like these just perpetuate the “prepper stereotype”
        Thanks for the comment Greg.

        • Taylor Michaels

          Absolutely, Dale. The first step in good security is good secrecy. If they don’t know you’ve got it, they’re much less likely to try to take it. The government is an exception, of course.

    • David Braun

      DON”T agree with #3,but these are for a moment of humor…On disability,our 7 cats and 3 dogs WILL EAT even when we can’t ! Promise ! # 10 is true !But are there different varieties of say,dandelions ? OR can I just go grocery shopping out in the yard ??? !!!

      • Dale Goodwin

        Thanks David,
        I wrote these just to add a little levity to a very serious subject, by no means to undermine it. As Robert Jordan Wrote:
        “In a cruel land, you either learned to laugh at cruelty or spent your life weeping.”
        Every once in a while I think we just need to laugh. Sometimes we can even find strength through laughter.

    • Southern AZ

      You may be a prepper if… when the monsoon rains come, the birdseed missed by the quail and doves earlier in the summer sprouts and grows, so you let it mature to keep those quail and doves coming back to your yard all winter!

    • Foo

      I spent an afternoon or two hanging out with Bruce Beach. He’s a rather interesting fellow to say the least.

    • Kim in Michigan

      You might be a prepper if you can’t take a walk without mentally making a note of what wild edibles are along the route.

      • Dale Goodwin

        Yes! Some people say “look how pretty those flowers are” and I think “I wonder if it’s edible” Thanks Kim

    • Kim in Michigan

      From my husband: You might be a prepper if: You have more money invested in mason jars than you do in electronics.

      • Dale Goodwin

        I don’t think you “might” be a prepper…you “are” a prepper! haha

      • Heather

        Haha… I don’t have that many mason jars YET, but I definitely have more invested into prepping than in electronics 🙂

    • Patricia Thomas

      I know this sounds horrible but in just being humorous, I’ve told my husband and son that if I should die during hard times, don’t bury me! Just fill up the freezer! HA!

      • Lisa Goodwin

        That’s hilarious! Patricia, I might use that one…and he better not say ok! 🙂

        • Patricia Thomas

          LOL! Lisa they adamantly declined my offer,,,, love or disgust,, I’m not sure but there have def been times in marriage that I have been ready to BBQ my husband! HA!

        • Dale Goodwin

          Hey Now, I’m not sure I like where this is going lol
          I said till death do us part…not part me out!

          • Patricia Thomas

            LOLOL! That’s too funny Dale! I love this site and the fact that we can have a little fun in all the serious stuff. Don’t worry, I’m not gonna be a canabalistic Zombie but I AM feeding the dog extra food. 😉

            • Dale Goodwin

              Thanks Patricia, I think we have to laugh when we can or we’ll go nuts.
              I feed Lisa’s 2 horses a little extra everyday too (just in case lol.) But like they say, never come between a woman and her children. I wonder sometime who would go first, me or them.

            • Patricia Thomas

              Oh boy! You might be in big trouble! HA!

            • Lisa Goodwin

              Thanks for the fun comments Patricia! And Dale…we’ll cross that bridge if and when we get there 🙂 Love you!

    • Heather

      #5, 6 & 7 are definitely me! Hoping to get to the other points before too long 😉

    • Jenny

      Don’t forget the people who run and check to see if their cell phones work when the power goes out–checking for an EMP! 🙂

    • J.M.Wells

      I have two:
      You might be a Prepper if,
      You do most of your gift shopping at a store that has “Guns, Ammo, Bait and Tackle” on the sign.

      You might be a Prepper if,
      Your child uses combat hand signals at Walmart.

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