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Meet the Preppers

The Prepper Movement – a Growing Network Preparing for the World’s End

If the proverbial you-know-what hit the global fan, would you be prepared? The answer to that question is most likely a big, fat no.

Turns out, though, that while you may not be concerned about mass chaos and world destruction, a growing number of people are.

Asylum readers, there is a posse of self-sufficient men and women out there who make it their goal to be prepared when disaster strikes. They call themselves “preppers.”

From natural catastrophes to economic meltdowns to nuclear blowouts, the preppers’ collective goal is quite simple: to carry on as usual, even when catastrophe strikes. Think backyard fallout shelters of the 1950s or Y2K shenanigans – only circa 2010.

The whole prepper movement may seem pretty zany. So zany, in fact, that you’d think only a miniscule amount of people would actually be partaking in it. Wrong.

Over recent years, a huge community of preppers has developed. Perform a simple Google search and you’ll turn up plenty of prepper-related stuff, including the Web television portal Prepper TV, survival blogs, podcasts (such as DoctorPrepper and PrepperPodcast), and forums that cover everything from a woman’s perspective to recycling to how to handle dead bodies.</em>

Ain’t gonna matter when Yellowstone blows, will it LH?


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