If you have not seen the show “Doomsday Preppers” on the National Geographic network, you may not know about this new trend. These people are very real and do exist. They believe they must prepare for such disasters as an economic collapse, pandemics, nuclear disaster, and even a zombie apocalypse.
Preparing for the End of the World
The movement of “preppers” has gone nationwide and many people have begun to get their family and homes ready for the possibility of the end of the world. Some of the doomsday preppers believe certain events will be the downfall of mankind, while others prepare for anything. Some prepare their homes with a massive food and water supply, while others try to make their homes self sustaining.
One family in Phoenix, Arizona have converted their pool into a greenhouse that also has chickens, a pond that contains thousands of tilapia fish, and even two goats for milk. There are a wide range of preppers and their level of dedication is different. While some, like the family in Arizona, prepare to be self sufficient, others stock up on food in case it is hard to come by for a few months. Some preppers even have doomsday shelters that they have built underground as a place they can retreat to in the even of a national emergency. Many preppers have a “bug out” bag that has all of their essential needs to survive for 72 hours. You can find emergency preparedness bags similar to this online.
With more and more people wanting to be better prepared for anything the demand for these types of supplies is up. Large distributors who normally sell to big businesses are now opening their doors to preppers who want to purchase foods in bulk that have high shelf lives. It is possible to buy prepackaged meals with hundreds of servings that you can store in the case of an emergency. Solar powered generators, water barrels, water filters, and emergency radios are very popular items that can be found sold online.
There many extremes when it comes to preppers. Some people just want to be cautious and have a food supply, while others stock up on guns to get ready for the zombie apocalypse. If you are a prepper and need supplies, or are thinking of being a prepper, you can find everything you need online. While what preppers do may seem a bit ridiculous, like they always say, it is better to be safe than sorry.