Funny, he says it’s all about education and avoiding scare tactics… I’d always figured it was about decades of wearing your spouse down until they succumb to your wishes. Maybe not. 😉 In my opinion, prepping is something that a person either “gets” or they don’t and, unfortunately, a spouse is often the first and most important person that can be difficult to convince.
In the following video, he talks about preparing for disasters and more using real life scenarios (such as folks who died in a snowstorm) and those simple items they could have had to stay alive. He suggests starting small and, honestly, you may have to do it for them. I know that’s how I started with my wife.
One important point: whatever your preps are, SHOW THEM! Be sure your spouse is at least aware of what you’re doing and, if possible, show them how things work. They may not be that interested right now but hopefully the knowledge you share is stashed away in their head somewhere.
While using logic is a good tool with a spouse (such as preparing for weather disasters as he discusses) it seems to me that one of the best ways to convince your spouse to prep is to offer them other, perhaps more practical, reasons for prepping.
For instance, maybe money is a big concern. In this case, suggest that you can save money on groceries by buying bulk foods, not eating out as much, shopping at wholesale foods stores such as Costco, and so on. Over time, and as they see that you are saving money, suggest additional money savers such as making homemade cleaners, cooking from scratch, gardening, and more.
It’s a LONG road, don’t get discouraged! Skip to about the 0:50 mark to get to the heart of the video…