Throughout our daily lives we depend on other people. A society becomes stronger when most of the population works together to better the economy, the culture and production. Unfortunately, history has shown that as a society grows, it inevitably falls apart.
What people do and how people react (or fail to) in a crisis are one of our main concerns as preppers. Politicians and world leaders create the potential for disasters, and we worker ants are left to clean up the mess when the dust settles.
SPP312 Propaganda Prepper Groups and Sheeple
In this weeks show we talked about how people affect what we do as preppers. This goes for people we include in our prepping inner circle, and people we are trying to avoid.
We also covered how difficult it is for most people to join or create a quality prepper group. Below are a list of all the topics we covered in this weeks show…
When Does Preparedness Become Prepping
It seems as though over the last couple of years prepping has become very corporatized. While it’s fantastic that more people are becoming interested in preparedness, it seems that for some people it’s a fad or hobby.
There are so many companies selling survival supplies these days. I love these supplies as much as the next person, but some people don’t take the next step of learning the more important survival skills.
Propaganda & the Sheeple
Lisa and I were recently on The Changing Earth Podcast with Sara Hathaway talking about propaganda and how easily people are controlled. We had such a great conversation with her that we decided to expand on it in this weeks show.
In the show we talked about the documentary The Creepy Line. The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle, yet powerful manner in which they do it.
As far as I know, this documentary is only available online if you are an Amazon Prime member. If you are, it’s definitely worth watching. If you are not a Prime member you can get a 30 day free trial and check it out.
We hear all the time about how important having a prepper group will be when the S hits the fan. While this is absolutely true, it’s not that cut and dry for most of us. Here is a question I got from Mike that we covered in this weeks show…
“The challenge we face is forming a group. We have been doing this a number of years during which we have seen people come & go but almost none stay permanently despite what they all say about being committed. So if you have comments about that I would love hearing them.”
I have written about creating and/or joining a prepper group in the past, and that article goes over some of the benefits and challenges we face with prepper groups.
One of the main reasons prepper groups fail is that people just lose interest in prepping. What do you do about these people that were once gung ho about prepping, but decided to leave your group?
Operational security is one of our biggest concerns as preppers, and inviting someone into your inner circle means dropping your guard a little bit. This is a double edged sward that we face, and it’s hard to figure out where that line is.
If you have any questions or comments about this weeks show let us know in the comments below.
Take Care & Prepare!