Episode-47- Why We Prepare – The Lesson of the Grasshopper and the Ant — 7 Comments

  1. I’m not an ant yet, but I’m working on it! Another good podcast. It’s good to be reminded why we try to live this lifestyle and to encourage others to do the same. It’s easy to get complacent and live the ‘easy life’, which is tenuous at best.

  2. You made some great points on today’s show.
    I’ve been trying to motivate several members of my family to start “setting back” some essentials, but it’s hard to get them to listen sometimes. People don’t like to think about what may happen, it upsets the balance of their everyday lives.
    All I can do is my best.
    Once again, great show!

  3. The hardest part for me has been this transitional period from grasshopper to ant. While I’ve had some worries for quite a while, it wasn’t until I got serious about considering what could realistically happen in my area that I realized how absolutely unprepared I was for anything.

    At that point, my knee-jerk reaction was to spend a grand on cases of beans, water purifiers, MREs, etc. But, I’ve held back and just made it a lifestyle thing. Buy a little extra and tuck it away.

  4. As always, a great show! I’m intentionally a couple shows behind just in case another gap ever shows up. I guess I’m saving up the episodes for when times get tough. Or even if they don’t. =-P