Emergency preparedness: 7 Reasons to become a prepper in 2022
07/27/2022 // Zoey Sky // Views

Preppers understand the importance of getting ready before SHTF. Unfortunately, not everyone understands this lifestyle, with media painting preppers as paranoid or even crazy during the early 2000s.

Despite the negative portrayal by the media, preppers know that this lifestyle is important because it can help improve your chance of survival when disaster strikes. (h/t to Mind4Survival.com)

If you're still on the fence about becoming a prepper, here are seven reasons to start prepping in 2022.

You're ready for unexpected emergencies

If you're a prepper, you can prepare for any unforeseen emergencies. For example, sudden unemployment can be devastating if you’re unprepared. If you’ve ever lost your job, even for a short time, you know how quickly money can become an issue.

Things can be worse if you're providing for a family and you suddenly lose your main source of income.

Other issues can significantly affect your finances, like an ill-timed illness or car problems. Thankfully, you can easily resolve these matters if you have the increased flexibility in responding to problems that you can learn from being a prepper.

As a prepper in 2022, you can rest easy knowing that you're ready for whatever happens.

You're prepared for natural disasters

Being a prepper is often viewed as a negative thing, but in reality, it's a lifestyle that offers many benefits. With natural disasters becoming more common, each year it looks like another catastrophic event is making headlines. (Related: 20 Wilderness survival tips that might save your life after SHTF.)


Fires, heavy rains, or extremely cold weather can also cause problems like short- or long-term power outages. These can be incredibly disruptive or even deadly.

If you're a prepper, you can plan ahead and stock up on basic supplies. This ensures that when disaster strikes, your family has access to food and water.

If you're overwhelmed about stocking up on survival supplies, here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Store water in food-grade plastic water barrels for long-term water storage. Make sure you have enough water for drinking, cooking, hygiene and cleaning.
  • Stock up on a variety of canned fruit, veggies, meats and soups.
  • You can also stock up on dehydrated or freeze-dried foods because they will take up less space and can be stored for long periods.
  • When buying food and drinks for your stockpile, get items that you and your family will eat. Don't waste money on items that are on sale, but no one likes.

You're ready for man-made disasters

Aside from the war between Ukraine and Russia, there are other worldwide issues that you should be worried about like heightened global tension, large-scale cyber attacks, nuclear war, terrorism and corruption.

But preparing isn’t just about stockpiling supplies or building a nuclear bunker. As a prepper, you also need to have the knowledge and skills to survive after SHTF.

Most preppers are self-reliant and resourceful, which can help you get by during a disaster. Preppers also stay updated on the latest survival philosophies and techniques, and they know how to survive hard times.

This means being a prepper is about more than just having supplies on hand. As a prepper, you can learn skills that will help you prepare for any challenge that comes your way.

You're ready for failing infrastructure

In recent years, there have been an increasing number of power outages and other infrastructure failures. Because of this, many people are becoming more interested in self-reliance and emergency preparedness.

As a prepper, you can learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones when SHTF. When disaster strikes, having a well-stocked pantry and emergency kits can make all the difference.

With survival supplies, you can weather natural disasters or long-term power outages. Knowing that you have an emergency preparedness plan for different scenarios can also give you a sense of calm and confidence during hard times.

Knowing that you have the resources you need to survive can help you maintain your composure when things are falling apart.

You're prepared for economic disaster

Being a prepper in times of economic hardship can help you weather difficult times. When inflation rates skyrocket or the economy collapses, if you prepared ahead of time you won't have to worry as much about your finances.

If you're worried about hyperinflation or economic collapse, start stocking up on food and supplies. This way, if the food supply is disrupted, you have emergency food in your survival stockpile and you can feed your family.

Unforeseen expenses can also be hard to handle during an economic crisis. If you set aside an emergency fund when things are normal, you can avoid going into debt or putting your assets at risk.

You can help others

In this modern world, it’s important to be prepared for anything. As a prepper, you and your family can be self-sufficient.

As a bonus, you can also help others in a time of need with emergency food and your prepper skills.

Preppers aren't selfish hoarders. While they value self-sufficiency, preppers are also willing to help others in times of need.

You're ready to seize opportunities

Preparing for whatever life throws your way can help you make the most of opportunities. One such opportunity is to eat some of the canned food in your stockpile instead of paying inflated prices at grocery stores.

Being prepared involves more than just having the right first aid kit. It’s also about being mentally and emotionally prepared for various survival scenarios.

When you’re not constantly worrying about the future, you’re clear-minded and ready to seize opportunities that come your way.

As a prepper, you can live your best life because you know you’re prepared if and when SHTF.

Visit Preparedness.news for more articles with tips for beginner preppers.

Watch the video below for quick tips on how to prep on a budget.

This video is from CHARLIE'S CHANNEL on Brighteon.com.

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