I like to travel to foreign lands and go to concerts. There are certain films I want to see at the theater with a giant tub of popcorn in my lap. (Some movies are just so much better on the big screen!) To me, Disneyworld really is the happiest place on earth. I love going alone to places I've never been and exploring on foot for hours. I like to eat out at restaurants and have you actually visited a place if you haven't partaken in some local street food?
I have the soul of a nomad. I'm happiest when I'm going to new places and experiencing new things. I've got a bucket list 3 pages long and I intend to check off every single thing on it.
Can you still be a prepper and do that stuff?
None of these things are especially "prepper-ish" however, and sometimes they cause people to question whether I am actually a prepper at all.
You can look at the comments on just about any article I write that mentions going on a vacation or a road trip or to an event of some description.
People are genuinely concerned about my safety. They're shocked that a prepper would go travel around the country with her daughter when X is going on. They can't believe I go to the movies after the Aurora theater shooting. They wonder how I can subject myself to being felt up/scanned/interrogated by the TSA. People were stunned (and maybe even a little bit horrified) when I announced I was going all the way to the Balkans to take a survival course with Selco.
All of these are legitimate questions and ones each of us must answer for ourselves.
As for me, I refuse to stop living my life.
Isn't staying home "giving in?"
If you subscribe to the notion that Agendas 21 and 2030 are all about the powers-that-be corralling us and keeping us under their control, isn't staying home just giving in to that plan? Isn't refusing to go on a plane and leave the country kowtowing to them?
As unpleasant as it is to deal with the TSA I'm not going to let some thugs on a power trip keep me from visiting ancient cities that are thousands of years old.
As much as it makes me feel like a criminal when I come and go for customs to quiz me and search my belongings, I refuse to let them win. I will go and see the world whether they like it or not. And each time, I'll bring a little bit of it back with me.