Myth #1: We all wear cammo.
I don’t own a single piece of cammo clothing and probably never will. My complexion looks really washed out in those tones.
Myth #2: We all live in Idaho.
Not true! I live in a suburban neighborhood in a large city. If all preppers moved to Idaho, well, that would make for a pretty awesome state, actually. If you ever needed to borrow a cup of sugar, you wouldn’t know which neighbor to ask first. Of course if you were a real prepper, you wouldn’t run out of sugar in the first place.
Myth #3: We have gun cabinets that look like this.
In my husband’s dreams!!! Many preppers, but not all, take full advantage of their Second Amendment Rights.
Myth #4: We stock up on mostly MRE’s. (Meals Ready to Eat)
I think Y2K pretty much stripped away the mystique of the MRE for the average citizen. We preppers rely on the grocery store for much of our food storage and sometimes add dehydrated and freeze-dried food along with bulk purchases of staples.
Myth #5: We love the wilderness.
While this is true for many of us, others just can’t even seem to get the hang of basic camping-out. That would be us, unfortunately. City born and bred is something you don’t get over quickly just because you know how to grind wheat!
Myth #6: We all go to the same church.
I have no idea where the official Preppers Church is located, but I know for sure that we’re not members. Preppers are not as easily defined as some would like to think. We’re not all the same race, income level, political party or religion. We’re individuals who believe it’s important to prepare for a future that is uncertain.
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