Now that we have realized that utopia for most of us isn’t going to happen, you need to make plans and take action for those downtimes that all of us will face at one time or another. Although the crisis isn’t staring at us directly, we tend to make excuses about our procrastinations or apprehensions of doing all that we know we need to do to be ready or at least as ready as we possibly can be. I am not pointing any fingers, mind you, since I too fall victim of being overwhelmed by it all. There are so many things to keep track of and get done, sometimes we get lost in it all.

Still, for the most part, we keep plugging away at it, knowing that the economy is in shambles in spite of what our leaders say.  The weird push to everything Marxist in schools, in healthcare, and in our government. The increase of real inflation after too many quantitative easings (Fed Reserve printing too much money) and then the willy-nilly spending of it by the federal government putting the grandkids who aren’t even born into debt. The planet is becoming increasingly unstable with weird weather patterns and the proliferation of 100-year storms or worse.  Governments are becoming secretive and Gestapo-like, spying on citizens and there is the insidious removal of our constitutional rights.

These things, and many more other things, to me, are unsettling yet most people I know still see no need to start preparing like they should at all. Heck, they think being prepared is having five gallons of water and a dozen cans of tuna.

That brings me to the topic of today’s article: “25 Excuses for Not Preparing” or in other words what they are going to say when they are caught with their pants down.

Have you heard these ones before? Have they even come out of your own mouth a time or two… the first step is recognizing where the problem lies… and all of these are complete rational-lies-ations.


1. The American Economy Is The Strongest Economy On The Planet – There Is No Way That It Could Ever Collapse

2. Once Our Political Party Gets into Office, Things Will Be Fine

3. When Our Political Ideology that We Like Gets in Power, Then We Will Do Just Fine

4. When Things Get Really Bad The Government Will Take Care Of Us

5. When Disaster Strikes I Will Just Steal From Everyone Else That Has Been Busy Preparing

6. The 2nd Coming Will Be At Any Moment So I Don’t Have To Worry About Being Self Reliant

7. The Economy Has Always Recovered After Every Recession In The Past And This Time Will Be No Different

8. The Final Apocalypse Is Almost Here And We Are All Doomed Anyway – So Why Even Try?

9. There Are Some Things You Just Can’t Prepare For

10. I Need To Save Up For Retirement Instead

11. I Don’t Have Any Room To Store Anything

12. Prepping Is For Lunies Wearing Tin-foil Hats

13. I Don’t Believe In Conspiracy Theories

14. I Don’t Want To Look Like Those Idiots On ‘Doomsday Preppers’

15. Instead Of Being So Paranoid, I Would Rather Just Enjoy Life

16. If Society Falls Apart I Wouldn’t Want To Continue To Live Anyway

17. I’m Too Lazy To Grow A Garden

18. I’ll Always Be Able To Get A Job In My Field, The Need for What I Do Will Never Go Away

19. If There Is A Financial Collapse All Of My Debts Will Be Wiped Out So I Might As Well Live It Up Now

20. If Things Hit The Fan I Will Just Go Move In With My Relatives Who Have Been Busy Prepping

21. I Don’t Know Where To Start

22. I’ll Just Deal With Problems As They Arrive

23. I Don’t Want To Scare My Children

24. Once I Get Rid Of All My Debt Then I Will Start Thinking About Preparing

25. People Have Been Predicting Doom And Gloom For Years And It Hasn’t Happened Yet


The vast majority of people in America today simply assume that things will always work themselves out or that they will magically be immune to whatever crisis or calamity is headed our way.

These types of resets and disasters are cyclical, and it has been put off for over 2 decades now. When it all snaps, and it will snap, and collapses the likes of which we have yet to see on this continent. And for it lasting as long as the 1st Great Depression? We’ve been doing the things that caused that one, much, much more, for a lot longer than what originally caused the breakdown in 1929.

Sadly, we may not be able to get the ignorant and the naysayers to change their minds, but most certainly we can protect ourselves and our families from them if the SHTF and they come after us and our preps.

What can you do?  Make sure you home is secure and that one way or another, you have some way to defend yourself and your family.  Keep a low profile and do not brag about what you have stored away in terms of food, water, and gear.  Most of all, keep the faith and stay cautiously optimistic that the stuff will never hit the fan.