As a teen, prepping is not the number one thing I think about. In the middle of maintaining good grades, getting ready for college, spending time with friends, and being highly involved with my youth group, I don’t always feel like I have time to think about prepping! Plus, I’ll admit, The End Of The World As We Know It is a
somewhat disconcerting absolutely terrifying concept, and it’s often easier to just try to forget it. It is so tempting to just let the “adults” worry about it! But, ultimately, I had to realize that prepping is just as important for me as it is for my parents or other adults.
So why should a teen care about prepping? The biggest reason is that I’m often not with my parents. Whether I’m doing homeschool on a day when they’re both at work or I’m doing a grocery run for mom or I’m having lunch with friends, I end up by myself (or only with other teens) quite often. If a predator were to approach me or an emergency should happen at the house, I can’t rely on my parents to know how to respond for me. As I get ready to go off to college, I’ll have to depend on my own skills even more should an emergency arise.
Also, eventually, I’m going to move out and live on my own (or with a roommate/husband/you get the point). If I don’t start learning how to prepare now, I won’t know what to do then.
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It’s kind of silly to put an age on prepping, yet it’s so tempting to do! I catch myself thinking things like, “I don’t need to prep until I have my own apartment or house or until I have a family.” But if I don’t start now, when will I?
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