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Prepping is not a fad

Prepping is not a bandwagon either

Often times modern day preppers are not taken seriously. They may even be accused of believing in a conspiracy theory, or be referred to as being crazy. Some may even call prepping a fad, or reference preppers as people who are "jumping on the bandwagon" because of it's growing popularity. I say it is totally sane and necessary. Let me tell you why I think that.


First of all, let's take a look at what a fad or bandwagon is. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary a fad is "a practice or interest followed for a time with exaggerated zeal : craze". And, a bandwagon is, "1 : a usually ornate and high wagon for a band of musicians especially in a circus parade; 2 : a popular party, faction, or cause that attracts growing support —often used in such phrases as jump on the bandwagon; 3 : a current or fashionable trend". As you can see, both fads and bandwagons are considered temporary fazes.


Now it's time to take a little walk down history lane. I hope you'll come along with me. "They" say that history repeats itself. And often times "they" are proven to be correct. (I never liked history when I was in school, I considered it to be extremely boring. Once I became an adult I learned to appreciate history for what it is; an opportunity to learn from the past; whether negative or positive.)


Modern day prepping (or survivalism as it is also referred to) began as far back as the 1930s; after The Great Depression. Life had been going great up until the Wall Street Crash of 1929. People (in general) were thriving on all levels of life. They were happy, had nice homes and good jobs, fashion was at its epitome, they had lots of material things, "modern" conveniences, and plenty of food on the table