I am sure if you are anything like me you have undoubtedly been looked upon with a curious glare from time to time. As a prepper/survivalist/homesteader you have more than likely voiced your concerns to friends, family members or perhaps even co-workers and business associates. I’m sure on at least one of those occasions the individual(s) you were speaking with cast a wary disbelieving eye in your direction. You can explain until you are blue in the face. You can back that up with factual information you have researched yourself and yet some people will absolutely ignore the obvious and continue accepting the impossible. Thankfully there is a solution to this type of situation. It is called; “asking prepper questions of others.”
I have often wondered why people I speak with have the audacity to ignore what I am telling them and prefer to walk around with blinders on when they conduct their daily duties. I recently came across an article that shed some light on what I was doing wrong. I was offering my opinion, based in fact mind you, without enticing my listener to think for themselves.
“Sometimes asking good questions is the best way to get someone that you care about to understand something. Many times those of us that can see what is happening to this country get frustrated when we try to get others to see what is so apparent to us. But instead of preaching to them, perhaps asking questions would be more helpful. When you ask someone a question, they are almost forced to think about what you just said and come up with a response.”
When you ask prepper questions of others it forces them to develop answers for themselves rather than accept your answers as their own. It forces them to THINK in other words, rather than accepting what the MSM is providing as an acceptable reason for current conditions.
“Our economy is heading for collapse and the world around us is becoming more unstable with each passing day. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the number of preppers in the United States is absolutely exploding. Some estimates put the number of preppers in the U.S. as high as 3 million, and the movement continues to explode.”
Ask yourself; “Why is this happening?” The answer is; because more people are being forced to answer questions regarding the concerns they are becoming aware of. They have either been approached by someone enjoying a self-reliant lifestyle, that has begun asking prepper questions of them, or they have begun asking prepper questions of themselves due to a shift in their confidence about what the federal government and MSM are telling everyone.
Begin asking prepper questions of others whenever you have the chance. I like to start mine out with: “Why does the federal government label preppers/survivalists/homesteaders as ‘anti-government patriotic groups’ while practicing many of the same habits by stockpiling an arsenal of supplies to deal with possible civil unrest?”
You can find a list to help you begin asking prepper questions of others here. If you are having trouble getting others involved, then ask a few of the questions to get the ball rolling.
Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.