prepper movement history

By Rich M

The prepping movement seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. While there are no accurate figures about how many people in the United States identify themselves as “preppers,” estimates range right around 3 million people. A more accurate idea might come from looking at how many new prepping websites there are and how many new businesses which cater to those with a survivalist mentality. Why, even mainstream retail giants like Costco and Sam’s Club are carrying prepackaged survival food.

It’s clear that the United States is preparing for something; although opinions vary considerably about what it is that we are preparing for. Some are looking no farther than a disastrous weather event, while others are predicting the end of life as we know it and a return to simpler times.

Regardless of what is being said or who is saying it, it’s clear that many people…

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