It means buying a raincoat before it rains.
Packing your suitcase before a trip.
Buying bacon before you cook it.
Studying to pass a test.
Buying gas before you run out.
Taking out insurance on your new car – or your house – or your life.
Getting prepared means all of the above, and everyone does those things without a second thought.
So what’s the big deal about being a “prepper?”
“Preppers” are people who have the good sense to have more than a few days food in the fridge.
In fact, “Preppers” are probably the most sensible people around, because they know no-one should be relied on to come and help them when the power goes out – and for who knows how long?
The Portland Preparedness Center is here for those people.
We’re here for you (Sounds like a cliche, but it happens to be true).
We have what you need for short or longterm storage. Everything from food to water barrels to water filters, and books and 72-hr kits and rocket stoves and freeze dried foods and medical kits – and even underground shelters if that takes your fancy.
Preparedness means making sure you’re really hungry before you start eating the elephant….NOT!
It means getting prepared one bite at a time, but you just keep at it.