This article will suggest different hobbies that preppers should encourage their family members to consider. Casual talk about such a hobby could lead to a spark of interest from a family member. Then, the prepper can try to encourage that family member to become involved in the activities of that hobby. Some of these suggested hobbies are:
1. Ham Radio or police band monitoring, which can give a family a more thorough picture of what is happening before, during, and after the emergency.
2. Camping, which can build skills that will be important if housing is not available during a bug out.
3. Church activities, which can bond a prepper family with trusted people who might be helpful during an emergency.
4. Exercise, which can increase the stamina and improve the immune system of family members during an emergency.
5. Gardening, which can help a prepper family to save on food bills and to have a more dependable source of food.
6. Garage sale and flea market shopping, which can help a prepper family to stock up on prepper equipment and to save money.
7. Home repair, which can prepare a prepper family to make crucial repairs before and after an emergency.
8. Team sports participation, which can condition a prepper family to work better as a team during an emergency.
9. Yoga, or similar activities, which can keep family members’ bodies limber and less likely to suffer pulled muscles during an emergency.
10. Storytelling, which can help to bond family members, especially during an emergency.
11. Texting, which is a more reliable way to communicate than with regular cell phone calls.
12. Traveling, which can help family members learn to prepare for, and make a trip, much like during a bug out.
The children of a prepper family will not be as easily convinced of the need for the prepping lifestyle as will the older generations who have lived long enough to encounter natural disasters such as tornados and man-made disasters such as The Great Depression. Thus, “stealth prepping” through fun hobbies is one way to prepare the children for emergencies.
Wives also will probably be willing to consider church activities, gardening, garage and flea market shopping, and traveling. These activities are not as technical as home repair, and ham radio or police band monitoring which would probably appeal more to husbands.
Storytelling is a hobby that could appeal to all ages.
What hobbies do you think that preppers should encourage?