My New Passion and My Prepping Mission Statement

My New Passion and My Prepping Mission Statement

I started this site several years ago out of a passion (maybe you could call it an obsession) over self-defense/personal protection.  I was reading everything I could find about guns, personal crime, safety, and protection.  I invested in several guns, took some classes and started to talk to other like-minded people.  I wouldn’t say that I ever became a gun nut.  For me, it was never about the equipment or tools.  It was always about what those were bringing me (protection/peace of mind).

In the last year, my passion for this subject has lessened.  While I am still concerned about my safety and the safety of my family, I moved to the country and do less business in the city.  I guess I am less concerned about bad things happening out here when your driveway is a 1/4 mile long.  Despite that, I still carry my Glock 27 when I go into the city on appointments and I make sure the doors are locked at night.

One of the things that this research and thoughts on safety has bubbled up in me is my absolute requirement/duty to be the protector/provider/leader of my home.  God put man at the head of the household and I want to fulfill my Godly duties.  To me, that means that not only do I need to protect my family from the bad people, but I also need to put food on the table and be prepared for anything else life, people, government, or the weather might throw at us.  I slowly became a prepper.

It sounds funny to call myself that.  It doesn’t sound as dorky as saying you are a Trekkie (Star Trek nut), but it does make people look at your different/funny. I don’t tell everyone what I am doing (especially my parents who would think I am nuts), but I take this role very seriously to protect my family.  Just like handgun safes, I jumped right in and started to read, watch and learn.  I found some great people on Twitter at the hash tag #Preppertalk.  I read just about every link they have recommended and   researched products and thought about how/if I would use them.

I have come to realize that each prepper needs to create something the equivalent of a mission statement to define why they are doing this and what they are preparing for.  I am not concerned about space aliens or comets or the Earth’s magnetic poles reversing or a super volcano under Yellowstone.  If I had to define my mission statement, it would be:  “I am concerned about a very rapid decline in civilization/services resulting from a governmental takeover, social unrest, financial collapse, and/or terrorist attack.  My prepping is my duty as the head of my home  to keep my family safe and protected during those/that event(s).”

There is so much out there on the Internet about prepping.  Lots of “experts” telling you what to do. I am no expert.  I am just an average guy with an average income and ability.  With that said, I thought it may be interesting to keep a blog of my successes and failures along the way.  While this current site was built for my passion for pistol safes, I think the content can be expanded to include this passion of prepping.

I hope you will enjoy.

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