Are you interested in prepping and excited to share the information with your family only to be ignored or laughed at? Maybe your spouse scoffs at your attempts to store food and water and brush up on survival skills. They may feel it is silly because nothing bad will ever happen and if it does, the government would step in and save everybody. If you are a prepper, you know that scenario is pretty unlikely should there ever be a real catastrophe and it will come down to every man for himself. You keep prepping, because you know it is smart, but you are doing it alone.
Unfortunately, prepping for an entire family without the family’s involvement can be just as dangerous. You cannot do it all alone. You cannot be as successful in your prepping journey if your partner is going against what you are doing. It will cause strife and before you know it, you will be sneaking around to do your prepping.
Here are a few ways you can hopefully ease your spouse into prepping. Don’t expect a complete change of heart, but hopefully they will at least warm up to the idea.
*Casually mention stories you see on the news or read on the internet. Things like, “Did you hear about that family stranded in their car for a week?” or “Did you see the damage that hurricane did and all those people were left without food and water for days?”
*Don’t get carried away and start prepping for alien landings. You know your spouse and know just how much they will buy. Keep your disaster prep as real as possible. If you live in tornado alley, prep for tornadoes. If you live in the mountains, prep for major snowstorms.
*Try to get your spouse to go camping for the weekend. Make it a fun, family event that gives you the chance to casually teach them how to start a fire or how to put up a tent. Anytime you can get them into the outdoors where you can brush up on survival skills is a good thing.
Lastly, don’t push too hard. Take baby steps. Try to find out why your spouse is so adamant against prepping. Explain that this is something you think will help the family even if a major disaster never strikes. You will be prepared if a family member gets ill, you lose your job or you have a bunch of unexpected company. No matter what, you need to do what you can to gently sway your reluctant spouse to the prepping movement.