No matter how long you’ve been prepping you’ve no doubt run across some prepping concepts and advice that you disagree with. Preppers are a very diverse bunch of people. Whether they call themselves bushcrafters, survivalists, preppers, off-gridders, or homesteaders, all have different goals, motivations, skill levels, and beliefs.
With the recent political upheaval and changes in economy and weather in the United States and around the world, more and more people are discovering that being prepared is not such a bad idea. While preppers and non-preppers have long argued over the necessity of prepping, there are also many different debates that go on even among preppers.
In this article, we’re going to highlight some of the long-standing debates among preppers. As you read through our list, think about what side of the prepper fence you come down on each of these issues and let us know your reasoning in the comments.
Barter Food & Water or Save for Yourself?
It’s no secret that, when SHTF, the economy is going to suffer in some way. In fact, most preppers are in agreement about the fact that U.S. currency or cash will quickly become almost useless after a major SHTF event. The primary theory is that in order to survive and to get your hands-on items you may need to survive, you will need to be in the position to barter with other people who have what you need.