A few years back, I wrote about Prepping as a form of activism. In one of the comments, a reader coined the term Prepper-Activist, or Practivist for short. He went on to say that it does not matter what we are called, as long as we prepare the best we can for whatever the future may bring our way.
Another reader said that a hundred years ago most people did, as a matter of course, what preppers do today. People who didn’t were called slackers. Now that irresponsibility is the norm and what used to be normal is called activism. I could not agree more. Activism does not have to manifest itself in marching, carrying signs, and making a lot of noise. It can be a quiet, individual thing that we do to affect change in our personal lives.
So why this, and why now? I have been reading through hundreds of comments that have come in during the last week and am more convinced then ever that the boogeyman is out there waiting to pounce.