Newbie Preppers – Don’t Fall for Hype

Newbie preppers are so eager when they are first starting out. Don’t get me wrong. That is a wonderful thing, but sometimes they fall for hype and get in over their heads – financially, emotionally and sometimes even physically.

Newbie Preppers – Don’t Fall for Hype

According to Modern Survival Blog:

Someone new to survival preparedness – a newbie, newb or noob, is by definition someone who is inexperienced in the activity. While it is exciting to get going into a new area of interest, there will always be pitfalls to go along with it.

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While I wholeheartedly agree with Ken Jorgustin, the author of the article, I would like to add a few more items that he didn’t touch on.

Newbie Preppers – Take It Easy

We know when we became newbie preppers, we wanted to buy anything and everything having to do having to do with beginning to prepare to bug in (or out).

So let’s take a look at three things that we’d like to share about what we’ve learned in our prepping efforts.

Don’t Believe Everything You Read

There is a wealth of information that you can find on the Internet and social media about prepping. Being newbie preppers, you may be tempted to take everything for gospel. What you need to realize is that many people are out for increasing their profit, so their goal may be (and please realize that I don’t mean everyone) to get you to buy their products – either their own items or because they are an affiliate. Yes, I am an affiliate; but making a small commission if you purchase something from an affiliate link that I’m promoting is not our main goal. Our mission is to share information with you that you can use to make an informed decision in your preparing to bug in.

Information May Be Outdated

When you read articles, ebooks, books, etc., you may want to check dates as to when they were published. Many times fear is a prevalent driver in order to drive you to jump. You know, you’ve probably seen the buy now before it’s too late hype. So take it easy. Do your research. Look at more references. Check reviews on the Internet about the company and/or their product.

Websites May No Longer Be Active

I am not saying that these same websites may not have a good reason for no longer being in the limelight. What I am saying is that the information they posted may be outdated. The information may not be useful to you.

How can you tell if they are no longer active? Three places that I check are listed below:

  1. The Web
  2. Social Media
  3. The copyright on their website

Decide on what your primary objective(s) are – for your location. Are you preparing for an emergency, or are you just planning to be better prepared and organized for the future. If for emergency preparations, is it because of natural disasters, (floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, snow storms, earthquakes, etc.), or man-made disasters (cyber attack, hazardous materials, terrorism, a blackout, home invasions, a financial meltdown, and others.

So what am I trying to say here? You, as newbie preppers, need to prepare for what is going to make sense for you and your family and not fall for the hype. Do your research and don’t go out and buy everything under the sun so that it puts you in a financial bind. That just doesn’t make good sense. What does make sense is that you prioritize where you are going to start and then follow a plan of attack.

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