When I first became a prepper, my primary motive was fear. This is not a good motive. It causes you to make rash decisions (like buying overpriced supplies with a credit card) and waste your time obsessing over doom-and-gloom predictions. And that’s exactly what I did.
The reason this is a waste of time is because over 99% of SHTF predictions are wrong. Ever since 9/11, people have been predicting an even larger terrorist attack on U.S. soil–it still hasn’t happened. Ever since the great recession, many financial analysts have been predicting hyperinflation–it still hasn’t happened. And then there are those who keep predicting World War III–it still hasn’t happened.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying these things will never happen. I’m just saying you’re crazy if you think you can predict the future. No one can! So what does this mean for preppers? Elise Xavier from More The Just Surviving wrote an interesting article about this. Check it out: