Episode 22: How to Convince Others to Prepare

//Episode 22: How to Convince Others to Prepare

Episode 22: How to Convince Others to Prepare

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss convincing family and friends to prep.

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  • Lead by example.
  • Focus on things that make you life better where things are good or bad. “Does this make my life better or worse?”
  • Argue with facts, logic, and knowledge.
  • Bait the hook and feed slowly as opposed to info dump. Otherwise, you just overwhelm people.
  • Don’t preach.
  • Demand nothing.
  • Don’t be an alarmist.


Correcting Aaron’s Gaff


By |2016-10-15T00:15:33+00:00June 20th, 2011|Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|2 Comments

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In his free time, Aaron enjoys hogging the remote, surfing, scotch, mental masturbation and debate over philosophical topics, and shooting stuff--usually not all at the same time.


  1. Matt P June 21, 2011 at 7:59 am - Reply

    I think to a certain extent, people do not talk about prepping because of pride.
    I think some people are ashamed to admit that they live in tornado alley, but their storm cellar is full of junk and not useful as an emergency shelter, or that they live in Houston and haven’t done anything to prepare for hurricanes even though they know they should.
    Other reasons are financial. For a long time I could not afford to do any prep, then I could afford it, but for many reasons, other things were or seemed more important. Now though, I have taken it upon myself to spend $3-5 extra when I go to the grocery store to stock up my stores.
    I am starting with water and I will be moving to canned foods soon.

    In addition, I think there would be value in providing we listeners with a explanation of what we prepers mean when we use “zombie apocalypse” colloquially.
    Just the other day I was talking to a friend and when I mentioned what my zombie apocalypse gun is and he interjected that “all my veteran buddies talk about the zombie apocalypse. What is the deal? Is that what they train you for?”
    I spent some time explaining that we don’t literally mean the zombie apocalypse per se, what we mean is “an event that ends modern society for a very extended period of time.” It’s just easy to use zombie apocalypse because it invokes images of complete and total societal upheaval. Yet at the same time, the conversation on survival that follows can have veins of facts and planning while be light and sociable because you are speaking in the hypothetical.

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