Monday, March 21, 2011

Stealth Prepping - The Invisible Prepper

You may not be able to see them but they are out there. Many preppers are largely invisible to the average person during normal times. They live a fairly normal and routine lifestyle not unlike many of their neighbors. The major difference is that they are prepared for most disruptions to that lifestyle while remaining basically invisible in the eyes of the people around them.

Now this scenario can change rapidly when times get tough. When people are searching out resources for their survival, they can and will notice all the little differences in their surroundings. Many will also be quite desperate and willing to do things that they wouldn’t even begin to consider appropriate behavior under normal circumstances.

Even the most insignificant detail might attract unwanted attention. This can and will be a major challenge for most preppers. If you’re the only house on the block with the lights still on, you might as well put a sign in the front yard telling everyone. They will notice you and this may not be a good thing. Remember to keep and use your essential prep items where they are less likely to attract the attention of the average person.

There are quite few things that can be done to help minimize these differences so that they will be less likely to attract unwanted attention. There are even some extreme measures that may be necessary or required in a worst case scenario. You need to remember that when things get really bad, they are going to get even worse for those who aren’t prepared.

Staying invisible during a crisis is going to be a lot harder than you may realize. It will require taking some extreme measures and not so extreme measures in order to avoid unwanted attention in a crisis.


Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker



4 comments:

mama4x said...

Looking forward to that post! VERY interested in this topic.

John said...

Great topic. I hope there are more of us invisibly prepping than it seems.

hippie_mama said...

I'm looking forward to this one too, because...well...actual disasters aside, people tend to look at prepared people like they're completely crazy. I figure laying low for social reasons is good practice for the real deal though :)

riverwalker said...

You could quite literally put yourself "out there" which could make you a target of everyone's attention.

This is probably something you may wish to avoid if possible.

RW

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