I am a new prepper and like most I am overwhelmed by how dependent we are on our ‘electronically run society’. We have lost the values and character of our forefathers and America is paying for it. After reading many well written articles about how to survive, I noticed very little if anything has been written about what will happen in the bunker or once we leave it.
I have watched the Doomsday Preppers and read as many articles I could find on APN and no one talks about after the bunker door is closed. To wait out the worst of the event it will be months if not years. What do preppers plan to do; you have your food, water and supplies to survive now are you just going to veg? We all have heard the expression ‘cabin fever’ and the stories of enforced boredom and no lasting solutions to relieve it.
The families with children will need to continue educating them and themselves to keep their own minds sharp. We have all lived through the ‘I’m bored’ and ‘There is nothing to do’ phases. What is going to happen once the family confines itself in a limited space for an unknown duration? As anyone who has ever been camping or on a long car trip knows, you have to have plenty of distractions. Education is fine but it isn’t enough you should also store an assortment of paper books, games and puzzles which don’t need anything but an active mind and a small space. If a member of the family has a hobby that doesn’t take up a lot of the space, then be sure to stock up on their supplies as well.