So there has been some discussion on how to get your family on board with "prepping" because when the issue is brought up to them they are resistant. Like most people when something is brought to their attention that they never thought of before it can be frightening, confusing, furstrating so they tend to ignore it due to the comfort zone feeling. I thought I would share my experiances and the steps I take to keep doing what i'm doing without much resistance. Step 1. Talk about your concerns (have a strategy) Even if you are concerned that yellowstone park is going to blow up next week or aliens are going to attack I do no suggest that this is how you get the ball rolling. It is too big of a topic to wrap one's head around, is very scary and will make you look "crazy." A few years back we had a storm roll through that knocked out power for almost a week. This is what I brought up to justify why I wanted to start keeping certain supplies on hands so that life wouldn't be so hard when it happened again. If you bring up situations that are very likely to happen to is much more reasonable to understand (there are plenty of examples in recent times to draw from, Sandy, Katrina, social shootings, etc.) Step 2. Go Slow Start off slow in buying your preps so it is not such a shock to their perception of the situation, and to your pocketbook. Its easier to accept if you come home with a first aid kit and a few days supply of food then a bunch of battle rifles, and a pallet of freeze dried food. Step 3.Teach them what they want to know, when they want to know it. There are certain things that my wife is interested in when it comes to this stuff and certain things she definitly is not interested in. Start off with what they want to know first, this will help them get involved in the prepping and feel like they are contributing. After this is established, I told my wife, "i know you don't like such and such but I would like to teach you a bit about it." This eased her into the topic and it also allowed us to spend more time together so she was more open to it. Step 4. DON'T BE DEFENSIVE! I went through a VERY short period where i basically told my wife i didn't care what she thought I was going to do and buy what i thought we needed. Didn't go well. Not only does this make you a jerk, but it pushes them away from the want of learning and being apart of the project. Step 5. Make it fun, not prepping Being in a state of fear all the time is not fun nor healthy. Lucky for me I have kids so it helps me to remember to make things fun (not just for them but for me as well) I take the kids on walks and collect little items from nature. Take them camping, fishing, hunting anything you can think of to teach them skills in a non-fearful way that is enjoyable for everyone involved. Even scavenager hunts can be very educational. Step 6. Continue with confidence. There is going to be a point where family members are tired of contributing or learning about this process. That is ok. Don't force them. Just continue what you are doing with confidence which will show them you are commited to them and the things that are for their saftey and well being. Step 7. DON'T PUSH THEM. Lastly don't push them into anything, unless you are pushing them into the car to get out of town. Hope this helps. This may not be the best list of how to go about this process but it is what worked, and continues to work for me.