That’s what happens here also.

Converts are made, but many are lost to burnout quickly.
And just like any insurance, its hard to see value beyond the dollar sign when the stuff is just sitting in the garage.

Those who go slow are generally the ones who last, getting past the panic purchasing, learning about all the training and gear that works across all emergencies, not just some black swan event.

And I won’t use that whole lifestyle change bs, few need to change their life, but many need to change their mindset.
Few of us need to run around in buckskins and furs, its not practical and yet some go so far as to make themselves into some modern day Jim Bridger. Its not practical or realistic.

Looking at the places where shtf, or is hitting it still like Bosnia, Rhodesia, South Africa, or places like Louisiana, NY and Florida post hurricanes, several things stand out, the power does come back on, not everyone is a murdering looter and people aren’t running around in furs and bones. Okay parts of Africa yes, but they never stopped.

Look at what is needed to maintain a simpler version of your life.
No commute to work for the next three weeks? No tv?
A bonus for home projects.
That hurricane, not just a tragedy but an opportunity to upgrade and improve.

Learn, adapt, overcome and thrive in the face of tragedy.