There is a simple answer to this severely complex question (sarcasm intended). READ! It doesn't matter if you are young, old, experienced, novice, rich or poor. One thing that you must have ingrained into your mind, is "Knowledge Weighs Nothing!". This is one of the most important sayings that any prepper will tell you that is critical! You can have all the gadgets, gear and guns in the world, but if you don't have the know-how, you've got nothing! Get your head in a book, in articles online, up someones ass if you must, to gain the knowledge of what it takes to prepare yourself for anything! The best place I can think of to start, is the booked called . This book contains a plethora of incredible information for a prepper/backpacker of any degree! So, if you want to know where to start...start there.
Why Should I Prepare?
This is a question that I have been asked many times by people from various walks of life. Most believe that "prepping" is a waste of time and money, that nothing bad is going to happen. For most people, this is true, many people go their entire lives without anything horrible go wrong. But there are many of us who have experienced these terrible things, and wished that we had been better prepared. Whether you want to prepare for TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It), natural disaster, accidents, or any unforeseen circumstances that put you and your family in a tight spot, being a "prepper" is one of the best things you could be. Some people are prepping for zombies, some for foreign invasion, and some for an EMP strike or economic collapse, but it doesn't matter WHAT you are preparing for, so long as you are getting there.