I've pretty much gotten my wife convinced that prepping is a good idea. I've approached it from the perspective of insurance. We've got home, automotive, flood insurance. I've also trained in martial arts for a good portion of my life, and have pointed out to her in the past that this was also a type of insurance. For the last few months, I've worked on and assembled a few BOBs, and even gotten her to help out in assembling the FAKs for them (her mom was a nurse, and she's worked for doctors in various capacities for many years, so this is something she was comfortable with). The one area she was reluctant to get into was firearm training. I was patient, and took my time guiding conversations to let her come to the conclusion on her own that all the prep work in the world does a person no good in a shtf situation, if you can't protect yourself and/or your loved ones. I found some good deals on some 9mm handguns (Glock 17 and Sig SP2022) and she was all right with getting them. Found a local range that does basic handgun training, and as of last night Mama is no longer a firearm virgin. While she isn't comfortable with them, she has developed a preference for the Sig, and I eagerly turned it over to her as "her" pistol. I want her to be as comfortable as I can possibly make her in this endeavor. After our first session, she admitted to me that she is still a little afraid of them, but also knows that's mostly her own lack of familiarity. At her suggestion (AT HER SUGGESTION!) we will start a regular routine of shooting once a week, to help her overcome that fear. We're also planning to both start CHL classes in the near future. Once she's comfortable there, I wonder how she'll take to a little .410 shotgun?