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Should Catholics Be Preppers?

I have a confession to make. This is difficult for me, but there is no other way to say it other than to say it.

I am a prepper.

Yup. I am Catholic and I am a prepper or maybe I should say, I am a prepper because I am Catholic.

Please check out the National Catholic Register to see the whats and whys of Catholic disaster preparedness.

As always, I appreciate your support over there.


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9 comments:

Devin Rose said...

Awesome

Murphy's Law said...

Fantastic. Of course Catholics should be preppers. Every single American who did not vote for Obama should be a prepper. Come bad times, you can take care of you and yours. Remember: Some people God blesses with foresight.

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melody said...

Plus, prepping is just plain fun. You should see the twinkle in my husband's eyes as he rotates the water stock!

Dymphna said...

There's an old joke about a man who refuses to leave his home during a flood. He piously tells his neighbors that God will take care of him. Finally he drowns and asks the Lord why. God replies "My child, I gave you TV to let you know that the flood was coming, I gave you police and national guardsmen who tried to get you to leave and I gave a boat that you refused to use."

The pious fool dies. The sensible person has batteries, a first aide kit, clean water and a plan to get out if the house becomes unlivable. Of course Catholics can prepare for emergencies.

Dymphna said...

There's an old joke about a man who refuses to leave his home during a flood. He piously tells his neighbors that God will take care of him. Finally he drowns and asks the Lord why. God replies "My child, I gave you TV to let you know that the flood was coming, I gave you police and national guardsmen who tried to get you to leave and I gave a boat that you refused to use."

The pious fool dies. The sensible person has batteries, a first aide kit, clean water and a plan to get out if the house becomes unlivable. Of course Catholics can prepare for emergencies.

Midday said...

I'm curious, Patrick, and commenters, what are your preferred methods for long-term water storage? I've yet to find a satisfactory method.
Thank you.

Irenaeus of New York said...

Thats funny, because after the posts on making cheese, and raising chickens, the thought passed my mind that the Archibolds were probably preppers. After living through the aftermath of Sandy with millions vying for limited resources on this patch of dirt called LI, my eyes were opened. You need to be prepared to defend your family and property from the chaos that is only three meals away from every person.

beez said...

Here is where I, a priest, admit that I have started to prepare as well.

Before entering seminary, I received a Master's Degree in finance and I know that the US Economy can't stand quantitative easing forever, and since The Ben Bernake has no desire to end it, there is hyperinflation and, quite probably, global economic collapse in the future.

Now, as a priest, I don't own my own home, so my prepping is a little more subdued. I am stocking water and emergency food for about 3 weeks at this point. I am hoping to get myself up to the two month level eventually.

It is funny that people who do this are being treated as crazies on TV, but we live in an upside down world right now. For about $1,000 (when all is said and done) I will have food, water, batteries, candles, (perhaps this nifty little 7-watt solar charger I saw in the interwebs), first aid supplies, paper products, and yes, even hosts and wine to last me for a couple months.

Our JIT system in the US is very nice, but it also has an inherent flaw. A severe natural disaster or a man-made one (like an economic collapse) can bring the whole thing to its knees. That's disconcerting.

My biggest concern is for my brother priests. I was older when ordained, and I have only been ordained eighteen months, so I am used to providing for myself. My brothers, in many cases, have been supported by the parish or the diocese for so long, I wonder if they even think about this.

I'm also thinking about getting a crossbow, you know, just in case I have to... um... hunt.

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