Updated: May 29, 2020
"What sorrow awaits those who look to Egypt for help, trusting their horses, chariots, and charioteers and depending on the strength of human armies instead of looking to the Lord, the Holy One of Israel." -Isaiah 31:1
My husband and I are amateur "Preppers."
For those of you who aren't sure what that means, a Prepper (also known as a Survivalist) is someone who prepares for a possible catastrophic disaster. Although we aren't hardcore Preppers like some, we do enjoy building bug-out bags and learning survivalist techniques. More than anything, it's just a hobby for us - at least, that's how I feel about it now.
I used to be a very paranoid person. I was fearful and anxious about everything. I regularly researched survivalist tactics, and was much more gung ho about prepping.
One day, I was reading a survivalist book, and something changed my whole perspective on prepping. The author was explaining that a person can spend years and tons of money prepping for a natural disaster (such as a tornado), but if instead there's a nuclear meltdown, or an economic collapse, that same person will not have any of the right tools for the unforeseen disaster and will possibly not be able to survive.