Imagine waking up finding that " God rained hail, fire and thunder upon Egypt and the hail struck down all the crops in the fields and shattered every tree" and you are without crops to feed your family.
Preppers are always looking for ways to keep themselves alive. The motivation can be an event that either hasn't happened yet or has already taken place, and it could be a natural disaster, terrorist attack, nuclear war, pandemic or any other "end of the world" scenario. One thing all preppers have in common is their goal: survival at all costs. They know that they might not survive whatever catastrophe takes place and so they're doing everything in their power to make sure they do.
The ancient Egyptians were very well-known for being some of the first people who had major worries about death and what would happen when it caught up with them. This is because during this time period humans hadn't figured out how to prepare for survival.
They had no idea how to preserve food, care for the sick or keep clean. They didn't even know what would happen if they died because nobody could offer any information on that topic at the time.
The ancient Egyptians eventually realized their mistakes and adapted by figuring out ways to prepare themselves alive. For example, they learned about preserving food by drying it out naturally, or in salt to prevent spoiling. They also found out how to create clean drinking water by boiling it through a process called distillation and they figured out that if you made sure the sick were taken care of, then there would be less risk for disease spreading.
One major reason why I believe today's preppers should try hard not to worry too much is the fact that there are so many more options and information out there to keep people alive. I think the ancient Egyptians didn't have as much available at their disposal in terms of survival tools like we do now, which is why they all eventually died from different things.
Nuclear war, natural disasters, who can tell?
- In the ancient Egyptian empires, they found that their societies were so successful because they took care of one another. It was a much more communal society and everyone had to work together in order for everything to run smoothly. The Egyptians also created systems where if someone died or became sick, then it would be easy to tell who could potentially get ill next.
- That's different from our society now, where we can't really tell who will get sick next. If there was a virus that killed a bunch of people and it wasn't clear if they had any other health conditions, then everyone could potentially die at the same time because of something else as well. It might not be an illness or a virus that has a vaccine. Covid was an example of this.
Preppers are often seen as wackos, but they're not. They are simply taking charge of their own survival by preparing for any situation that may arise. However, there is one thing preppers need to be aware of - extinction. If you don't want to end up like the ancient Egyptians (and other extinct civilizations), then read this blog post again!