I consider myself a prepper, but not that extreme. I want to be prepared for anything the future has to throw at me. I was taught to live this way, I have been through lean times, and I am unsure as to what the future may bring.
I keep what is considered a 'deep' pantry - lots more than can be used in a short time period. I keep a good stock of all types of things. Food, TP, pet supplies, cash, over the counter medicinal, herbs/spices, educational books, self protection, water, health and beauty, etc.
I garden - which I would do any way. I love gardening and preserving - it has been a part of my life always.
I love re-using and recycling - finding new ways to use things.
I am pretty handy.
WHY DO YOU PREP?
Have you been through bad times and in need before?
Worry about financial loss?
Worry about health issues?
Worry about the future?
Worry about weather related issues?
Are you prepared for the long haul?
I am curious as to why others do what we do! I think by sharing, it may give others a new insight as to reasoning or new ideas that that was never thought of before.
What say you ?
Please share your reasons and stories.