And honestly, that’s the reason why any of us preppers bother to prep in the first place.
If any one of us could hit “restart,” load a previous portion of our lives, and essentially redo whatever we wanted with the foresight of having lived through future events; we wouldn’t prep – because we wouldn’t need to.
Prepping is only important, or as I’d like to think, necessary, because we:
- Don’t know what might happen in the future.
- Can’t go back in time.
If we could do either of these things, we wouldn’t need to prep. We could just:
- Use our knowledge of the future to determine what would be best for us to do now; or
- Go back in time and change our previous behaviours based on what we have learned about what will happen.
So the next time you get asked why you’re a prepper, consider giving this response: If something terrible happens in the future, I want to be able to say I tried my best to prepare for it.
None of us can go back in time to fix the past. The best we can do is use the present to prepare for what may very well be an unfortunate and difficult future.