The Ant (Prepper) and the Grasshopper (Scoffer)
In a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper (scoffer) was hopping about, chirping and singing to it’s heart’s content. An Ant (prepper) passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
“Why not come and chat with me,” said the Grasshopper, “instead of toiling and moiling in that way?”
“I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.”
“Why bother about winter?” said the Grasshopper; “We have got plenty of food at present.” But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil.
When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger – while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew: It is best to prepare for days of need.
The Prepper and The Scoffer
When it came to disasters I was, a scoffer. Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes didn’t happen too much where I lived. Even the lake I live on hasn’t flooded for over 100 years.
But recently it’s been the increase in man-made disasters that got my attention. Riots on our streets, terrorists streaming into the U.S. Via our borders, the Boston bombing and most recently the slaughter of Americans in San Bernadino, CA.
Then I read several articles about the ability of our enemies to shut our electricity off across the U.S. The consequences of losing our electrical grid for as much as 12-18 months got me off the couch and preparing for what I call the new big bang theory.
After reading at length concerning prepping for the worst, I began calling myself a “Prepper” a term I made fun of for the longest time. I mean, isn’t a Prepper one of those rednecks who lives in the woods, hunts and fishes, wears a ball cap, wears work boots and belongs to the NRA?
Nope! Well some preppers are, but there are as many urban city dwellers, business people, professionals, and others that call themsleves a prepper. They are committed to protecting their family and friends in the event of a crisis.
And of course there are those that scoff. The thought of someone attacking us is out of the realm of their understanding. Somehow America has always pulled it out. Recessions, depressions and wars… we’ve emerged standing tall.
Will you bet on America doing the same now? How will you feel if you ignore the warnings and the worst comes to pass?
What’s the Outcome of Losing the Grid
If you are doubting what may happen let me simply tell you this. General Lloyd Austin a 4-star general at Central Command said, “losing our electrical grid is a matter of when, not if.” So what could we lose for 12-18 months of no electricity?
- No electricity for lights
- No heat or air conditioning
- No water because water plants cannot pump water
- No gas because of electric gas pumps
- No refrigeration so many foods will melt or spoil
- No cash because bank computers don’t run
- No food because boat, trucks and trains unable to run
- No phones (landline) and probably no mobile phones
If you are a scoffer, then I would urge you to get our booklet on The New Big Bang Theory and learn a little more. It’s important that you consider the consequences to your family’s well being.
There’s no obligation and the book is FREE. Join the millions of Preppers who “pray for the best and plan for the worst.”