Episode-1914- The Challenge of Getting Others on Board with Prepping
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Long ago, in fact all the way back in Oct. 8th 2008 I did an episode called Getting Your Spouse On Board with Emergency Survival Planning. I have been told over the years that it has been very helpful to many about getting spouses (both male and female) on board, so it has served its purpose well.
Recently I have heard from quite a few people dealing with this issue and decided it was time to revisit the subject, I mean it has been 8 years! I prep today I listened to that show and realized it was very much geared with helping the on board partner talk to the reluctant one.
Today I want to take a slightly different approach and talk directly to the reluctant members of families with one person advocating for more preparedness. I originally didn’t do this because I felt that the number of reluctant folks who would listen would be low. While that is still a concern I thought it was worth this approach.
I am also not doing this show today specifically directed at spouses but really to anyone. This is simply a “why we prep” show but it will address things like reluctant spouses or other family members as well.
Join Me Today to Discuss…
- Why people resist the concept of preparedness
- The “what could really happen” attitude
- Because it is uncomfortable to accept that there are dangers
- Because they think prepping is like the nonsense on TV
- Because learning and growth can be uncomfortable
- Fear of what you might have to give up or do without
- Fear your partner is going to go bat shit crazy with this stuff
- What basic preparedness is really all about
- First a few of the results of this show and community
- Taking care of your family and those you love
- Improving the quality of your life today
- Responsible money management, saving and investing
- Improving knowledge and skills
- Why women make great preppers when they give it a shot
- It is motherly to insure the comfort and safety of a family
- Women tend to focus on “the home” in an inward fashion
- Women are less distracted by tactical gear, gizmos and guns
- Women tend to place a high premium on safety
- Why every family should practice basic preparedness
- Things do go wrong, in fact they do so often
- Preparing is easy, regret is difficult
- When you are prepared you can often help others
- It will make your life better and your family stronger
- In the end, this is not about fear, it is about being empowered
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Dear Jack… Just beginning to listen to this episode and this quote caught my attention: “absolutely nothing good came of WWI “? I’m afraid you’re mistaken. After that war Poland regain its independence after 123 years of being torn between 3 neighboring empires. It was back on the map of Europe.
And how did that work out?
I would be interested to know the age of the wife that ‘won’t eat tomatoes from the garden.’
There is indeed a behavioral trend with kids only wanting to eat packaged foods, and I don’t know how long it has been going on but I suspect somewhere around 1990. Somehow only food purchased from the grocery store or a restaurant is fit to eat. Ramen and noodle soup packages are ok, but homemade soup is ‘disgusting.’ I think kids have developed some type of mental dependence on consuming packaged foods that have consistent shapes and individualized packaging. The food industry intentionally sells an attitude with their foods aimed at children. For a look at what I consider to be evil, look no further than the packaged food and drink industry. Even some of these people develop a conscience though. Interestingly, the creator of Lunchables never fed them to his own family.
“This idea — that kids are in control — would become a key concept in the evolving marketing campaigns for the trays. In what would prove to be their greatest achievement of all, the Lunchables team would delve into adolescent psychology to discover that it wasn’t the food in the trays that excited the kids; it was the feeling of power it brought to their lives. As Bob Eckert, then the C.E.O. of Kraft, put it in 1999: “Lunchables aren’t about lunch. It’s about kids being able to put together what they want to eat, anytime, anywhere.””
The link to the commercial free version doesn’t seem to be working, it’s taking me to some index locations with the following at the bottom
Apache/2.2.31 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.31 OpenSSL/1.0.1e-fips mod_bwlimited/1.4 Server at http://www.survivalpodcast.net Port 80
I’m planning on giving it to a few people as an early Christmas present.
Sorry, you can ignore my previous comment, I just misunderstood the page,
It has a link to download the mp3 file.