Every once in a while Im asked what my friends and family think of our focus on preparedness. My response is that I usually dont talk about it with anybody. At first I did, wanting to be helpful, but after a while, I grew tired of feeling defensive about something that, to us, is just a rational thing to do. One relative told me that God wouldnt bless and protect my family because we werent relying on Him. Others have looked at me long and hard and then quickly changed the subject. A few have taken my husband aside and asked, Why is Lisa DOING this?? It seems that the State of Oblivion is alive and well with an ever-growing population!
No one likes a party pooper, but just because something has never happened, doesnt mean it never will! The current state of our economy is a man-made disaster affecting everyone, and few of us saw that coming. Threats to our national security are popping up all over the place, and I dont think anyone scoffs anymore at the idea of homegrown terrorists. Although Oblivion might seem like a great place to reside, its about as safe as swimming in shark infested waters. Just because you dont see them, doesnt mean they arent there!
Maybe becoming a prepper seems too fanatical for your comfort level, and youre not sure you want to leave Oblivion completely. Consider taking just three common sense baby steps, if you havent already. Theyre not radical or kooky, and anyone can do them.