Some might know who I am, some might not. My name is Chrystle and I’m a Prepper. I run this blog, the Survival Spot. But much more important than who I am, is why I do what I do. I run this free blog for one reason and one reason alone.
To help others become more mentally, physically and emotionally prepared to take on any challenge this life may present.
Like many of you I had an “awakening” of sorts about preparedness. My reasons are as simple as anyone’s; I want to ensure a continued existence for myself and my family. More than that, I want to beyond “surviving”, I want to thrive in hard times. I don’t want my family to have to wait in the bread line. Isn’t that exactly what most us are preparing for? We’re not preparing for a single isolated incident as much as we’re preparing for the inevitable collapse of modern society. And with so many forces working against our modern system, it’s only a matter of time before our worst fear becomes a reality. We aren’t nuts or kooks, we are simply trying to be wise and realize the plain and simple truth that by being ready we aren’t at the complete mercy of someone or something else.
After several years of gathering supplies, learning new skills and changing my entire life to fit into the self reliant / survivalist mindset, I realized that there are overwhelming forces against us. I realized that no amount of preparation done by myself could overcome the tremendous odds we face in the future. It would certainly give me an advantage, but would I be able to be withstand all odds with my small family? So finally, after much thought and consideration, I realized a plain and simple truth; strength in numbers. I realized that nobody can do it by themselves. As humans we have always relied on each for strength and support. So much so that before modern technology, if we didn’t have a tribe or a group to lean on we most likely died. Humans, as social creatures need to belong to a group for both emotional needs and basic survival needs. The only reason we aren’t as unified now as we once were is because of the abundance of convenience and technology. This technology allows someone to be and isolationist and survive. But in the end, being an isolationist will get you killed.
So that’s why I started this blog. I did it to help others learn to prepare. To help others learn to be self reliant. Ultimately, the more people who are prepared and self reliant, the less people there will be roaming the streets looking for food. The less people there will be willing to kill over some water or a can of food. In simpler terms, the more people who are prepared, the less we need to be.
“In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot.” – Mark twain
What this quote means to me is that the most difficult challenge we preppers face is not being prepared. It’s helping others learn about why they should be prepared and how to do it. And to those of you who think “well, there’s nothing I can do to change their minds”, I’ve been there and I’ve thought that. But there have been dozens people I’ve met in the last 10 years that I have turned onto preparedness in one way or another. At first most of them rejected the idea and made fun of me for my extremism. But the seed that I planted in their heads that this world isn’t entirely safe, has grown and flourished into a preparedness mindset. People whose minds I thought would never be changed have slowly started prepping, gathering supplies, planting gardens and being more aware.
“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” – Edmund Burke
OK, so you know me and you know my reasons. Why does it matter? It matters for a reason that runs so deep none of us can hide from it or ignore it. And that simple reason is that there is strength in numbers. The great powers of this world are not rebellious against each other. The powers of this world utilize networking, organization and communication to make their organizations powerful and secure. Love them or hate them, they are powerful and secure. If we seek to survive the trials and tribulations of our future, we must unite together. At the very least we must spread truth, wisdom and knowledge to all that we know.
The Survival Spot Challenge
Here is my challenge to you readers. I challenge you to convince at least one person that they should become prepared. Even if they only start with a simple kit or a little bit of extra food, get them thinking about the fragility of our lives.
Did you have an awakening moment? If so leave a comment and tell us what your awakening moment was. I want to hear what you think, so leave a comment and let your voice be heard.