You really can’t spend two minutes browsing on YouTube without coming across a video on prepping. Or is it just me? Maybe it’s because I watch a lot of gardening, canning, dehydrating, and herbalism videos. I guess YouTube thinks it had better recommend some prepping videos to me to go along with all that. 🙂
For a long time, the word “prepper” had a kind of “oh, yeah–those crazy people with a basement full of rice and beans” connotation. Anyone who kept a surplus of food was Little Red Hen, clucking to all who would listen that the sky was about to collapse. I remember watching “Doomsday Preppers” and thinking that the people featured on each episode all had just a little too much time on their hands.
But … we are in interesting days. Fertilizer plants are shutting down worldwide. Food production plants are burning down all over the US. Cattle are dying mysteriously. Chickens are being killed by the millions over perceived Bird Flu, and now co-ops are being asked to register the names of everyone who buys chicks. Along with that, the price of eggs is up 60% from last year. I heard of a store in Utah that was selling eggs for $1 each; packaging them in cartons of 4, and limiting each person to 2 cartons per day. Bill Gates is pushing crickets as a food source. So the question of whether or not we’ll have food going forward doesn’t seem like such a crazy concern any more.
I’ve been asked a few times by friends, “Is it even Biblical to prep? And should I be stockpiling food?” In response to those questions, I uploaded the video below. What are your thoughts on this subject? I’d love if you would share in the comments below.