“I have many faults, but I am a man of ruthless honesty”. This is my often used disclaimer for when I am about to offer advice or opinion when I might not be the best man for the job.
Discipline is something I personally have always lacked. From a young age I rebelled, messed around and got in trouble with the law. Alongside this I ‘experimented’ widely with various substances and with zealous dedication to my science. I like to think those times are all behind me now though. I’m in no way perfect, but I am improving. Mostly, I owe my improvement to my Preparation.
This, I think, is one of the exemplary characteristics of Preppers worldwide; in the face of TEOTWAWKI (glossary) we go against the grain and prepare to face it down like men. When it does come down and people are running wild in the streets, looting and killing, it is the Preppers that will stand proud among men. It is the Prepared that will retain their dignity in the face of insurmountable odds.
In these troubled times when a man can’t get a job, when war is on the horizon and when people are so tense you can feel the anger on the high street, it can be hard to find a reason to get out of bed. Every time I open my eyes I seem to receive a Bill for something or other. Gas, Electricity, TV Licence, Council Tax, my nightschool classes, my (cell) phone, water rates, credit card bill the list goes onandonandon and on and on.