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Everyone has witnessed the crisscrossing streaks behind jets in the sky. Some say that the aircraft themselves cause these trails. Others say there is more nefarious work at hand and that the trails are evidence of a greater danger. One of these theories is supported by science, including physics and thermodynamics. The other is supported by a seemingly paranoid conspiracy. So which theory is right, and why are there conflicting viewpoints to begin with?
The chemtrail vs. contrail debate can be a contentious point for serious preppers. Our community often holds overlapping views with conspiracy theorists, but at what cost? Does entertaining the more ‘fringe’ conspiracies lessen our authority on concrete prepping topics with very real risks?
Natural disasters, personal issues, national emergencies, and SHTF are all looming risks that merit being prepared. A conspiracy could easily be a distraction from these important topics that may already be overwhelming to a new prepper.
I have definitely encountered it. Plenty of conspiracies have rubbed off on our prepping community, which affects public perception. When this happens, people curious about being prepared for real emergencies question the merit of it. They view it as a ‘package deal’ with the conspiracies and question the effectiveness of preparedness as a whole. Let us help establish a divide between practical prepping and conspiracies. The more people that understand prepping and are prepared, the better off everyone will be.
Take a look at our thoughts on the chemtrail vs contrail debate, keeping in mind what the very existence of this debate looks like to a would-be prepper: Chemtrails or Contrails: Proof of Danger in the Skies? As you go through the article, consider how the debate looks to a would-be prepper looking for practical solutions. Is a conspiracy worth turning off potential preppers to being prepared for real threats? Misinformation can be just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, than missing information. Know the risks and priorities associated with practical prepping so you can avoid distractions.