(ModernSurvival.org) – Despite repeatedly stating he wouldn’t impose vaccine mandates on the nation, on September 9, President Joe Biden went back on his word. Under his new rule, roughly 100 million American workers will be forced to get vaccinated or face weekly COVID testing. Many of those who are opposed to forced mandates have other plans.
While Biden’s recent move may be making waves now, it isn’t the first vaccine mandate implemented in the country. In New York, former Governor Andrew Cuomo mandated all healthcare workers become vaccinated by September 27. With the deadline approaching, many are choosing to leave their jobs rather than take the shot.
This is precisely what has happened at Lewis County General Hospital in upstate New York. Dozens of healthcare workers have walked off the job rather than take the vaccine. Now, the hospital is being forced to shut down its maternity ward due to a lack of staff. Fear is growing that more employees at the hospital may refuse the mandate and leave, which would cause other departments to be shut down as well.
Lewis County General Hospital, in Lowville, New York, announced that it is temporarily pausing maternity services later this month after dozens of staff quit rather than get a COVID-19 vaccine. https://t.co/poIBUQLu8d
— NPR (@NPR) September 13, 2021
For survivalists, this is a massive red flag. If hospitals are being forced to close entire departments due to staff quitting over vaccine mandates, what does that mean for the rest of the infrastructure of the United States? If this trend continues, the country could face troubling times in the near future.
Of course, there is always the chance this is an isolated issue and it won’t become a widespread problem for the country. Still, if that is the case, it’s still a good idea to prepare for the worst — even if nothing ever happens.
Reasons to Prepare — Even if Nothing Ever Happens
For people who don’t understand prepping, it all seems like a giant waste of time. Such individuals can become mocking and sometimes downright obnoxious in their efforts to poke fun at preppers. After all, why should anyone spend time and money stockpiling supplies if nothing major ever happens?
At first glance, this seems like a good question. But is it, really?
Prepping is a Long-Term Investment
The basic fundamentals of prepping are to be prepared for future uncertainties and to develop self-reliance. In the long term, this can actually save money.
Preppers tend to study skills that allow them to handle problems on their own, such as plumbing, mechanics, sewing, cooking and carpentry. This do-it-yourself mindset saves them money in the long run as they don’t have to hire outsiders to do these jobs for them. Not only does this self-reliance save on costly repairs; it also builds confidence.
Prepping Provides Peace of Mind
Even if there is never a world-altering disaster that forces a prepper to use all of their skills and supplies, they still enjoy a greater level of comfort than the average person. They know that if things do go bad, they’re far better prepared to face the challenges than the rest of the population.
A perfect example of this was seen during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. While the rest of the country was panic-buying food and bath tissue, preppers were sitting pretty at home, far from the hordes of shoppers hunting for toilet paper. Not only did this keep them safe from potential infections; it also eased some of the strain on supplies for the rest of the community.
Preppers are Better Supplied
One of the big perks of being a prepper is a steep decline in the need to go to the store. Like the pandemic example above, when items fly off of shelves, they don’t need to panic along with everyone else.
Even without a pandemic, the fact that preppers tend to purchase supplies in bulk gives them more time to spend on other activities. An added bonus to this is that purchasing goods in bulk also tends to be cheaper than buying smaller quantities at frequent intervals.
Preppers Tend to Be Well Informed
By preparing to face a SHTF event, preppers develop greater situational awareness than their average counterparts in society. They pay closer attention to the news, track their finances more, and learn to read trends in society that many others overlook.
Again, when the coronavirus began to hit the news, preppers were the first to make preparations for the coming pandemic. By the time the rest of the world was beginning to realize how serious the virus was, preppers were ready to face the disease head-on. In fact, many news organizations even turned to preppers for advice on how to handle the COVID-19 insanity.
Even if you never face a life-changing disaster, embracing the prepper lifestyle still has merit. There are plenty of other reasons to become a prepper as well. To learn more, check out this article.
~Here’s to Your Survival!
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