We all have friends and family members that think we are a little off for preparing for an economic collapse. Many of us would after the collapse occurs, help our loved ones if we could, well some of them at least. We start thinking about survival and having to turn away hungry family members because we just don't have enough for our own and we feel guilty. We need to stop feeling guilty.
"There are none so blind as those who will not see."
I don't know who said that or why, but the idea applies here. You will not be able to convince some of your loved ones, no matter how close they are, to provide for themselves. Whether it's normalcy bias, loyal support of progressive ideals or whatever, they will not listen. The burden is on THEM, not you, not me. Unless you have the resources of Glenn Beck, you don't have the where-with-all to support your entire family and friends.
Letting them know what is coming, urging them to prepare for it is all the help you can give some people. What they do with the advice and information is entirely up to them. Sadly, we are so close right now to collapse, we are passed the time of warnings and verbal advice. So what CAN you do?
For Christmas give them a present that they can use to prepare, even if you don't specify that is what it is for.
2. Rechargeable Batteries
3. Dehydrated foods
4. Fishing Equipment
5. Camping Equipment
Never give ammo or weapons to someone who refuses to prepare. They could come back and use them against you.