If Everything Is Going To Be Okay, Then Why Is The Number Of Preppers In The United States Absolutely Exploding?
September 3, 2010 § Leave a comment
A rapidly growing number of Americans believe that the United States has veered very far off the right track in recent years and they have begun preparing for “the end of the world as we know it”. For many of these “preppers”, the complete and total collapse of the U.S. economy is now such a certainty that it would be foolish not to get prepared. For others, the prospect of another major natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina is motivation enough to stock up on food and supplies. Still other Americans are deeply concerned about potential terror attacks, the outbreak of deadly pandemics or even the start of the next world war. The truth is that there are a lot of reasons to be concerned about the state of the world, and as Hurricane Katrina and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico demonstrated, the U.S. government is not often very good at picking up the pieces once disaster strikes. Millions of Americans are starting to wake up and are realizing that when the chips are down nobody else is going to take care of them. Instead of moving to Montana and building a nuclear fallout shelter like the hardcore survivalists of old did, many modern preppers are converting extra bedrooms into food storage pantries, they are learning how to grow survival gardens and they are stocking up on everything from gas masks to auxiliary generators.
Nobody knows exactly how many preppers there are in the United States at this point, but everyone agrees that their numbers have been exploding. In fact, it has been estimated that there are up to 4 million preppers in the U.S. in 2010. The number of prepper blogs, podcasts, and websites have multiplied in recent years. The following are just a few examples of some of the prepper websites that are out there….