Preparing for the Unprepared
Many of us have loved ones that refuse to prepare for even the most minor emergency. They don’t have even have a simple first aid kit. Many only have enough food in the house for a day at a time, creating a grocery store trip for the simplest thing, like flour or beans. And any […]
As a prepper, I want to give my head-in-the sand loved ones the security I find in being prepared. But I’ve tried this before, and it just didn’t work out so great. What I found out, and you may have discovered for yourself, is that my non-prepper loved ones think I’m nuts. But I’ve realized that the reason non-preppers often don’t like prepper gifts is this: although the gift may be generally useful in an emergency, in everyday life it has no utility for that person. In this post, I share with you 12 ideas on how to give non-preppers a prepper gift that they’ll really love – and won’t re-gift!
As a prepper, I want to give my head-in-the sand loved ones the security I find in being prepared. But I’ve tried this before, and it just didn’t work out so great. What I found out, and you may have discovered for yourself, is that my non-prepper loved ones think I’m nuts. And my thoughtful prepper gifts were most likely re-gifted to someone at their workplace as a going away gift. Note to self: “no prepper gifts to non-preppers.”
So now, I’ve gotten sneaky about it and started fitting the prep to the person. If you’re looking for the right gifts for your non-prepper loved ones, try this: recall a problem that your loved one has expressed during the past year, and solve that problem with a prep. Once you start doing this, you’ll might find that it gets easier to give prepper gifts to non-preppers. It won’t solve all their problems, but let’s face it, neither will the hand-crank radio you gave them last year, now forgotten in a closet.
Today, I’m sharing with you my list of gifts for non-preppers cooks. We all like food, right?
Many of us have loved ones who are rigidly unprepared. To us, they seem to have their heads in the sand and anytime you share with them what you are doing and where you are with your preps, they roll their eyes (figuratively, if not literally) and bury their heads even deeper. Outside of an honest, straightforward conversation on the topic, what can a prepared person do for those he or she loves?