People have been forecasting the end of the world throughout history. Doomsday prophecies are nothing new. What is novel and gaining popularity is extreme disaster preparedness. With broad media coverage bringing stories of weather, war, epidemics, and more from around the world into the framework of our everyday lives, people logically become a little anxious. End of the world paranoia can make finding a balance between living for the moment and planning for the future a challenge.
The truth is that an extreme weather event or other emergency could strike at any time, and preparing for emergency situations with survival supplies is quite sensible. Unfortunately, many people may feel the hoopla over the end of the world is unwarranted and blown out of proportion and fail to prepare for much more likely emergency events. Fires, sickness, power outages, and severe weather are not uncommon. Having first aid supplies and emergency food on hand to contend with these emergencies is responsible behavior and shouldn’t be scoffed.
Taking doomsday preparation to the extreme, people known as preppers are preparing for global catastrophic events. Preppers will certainly be ready for isolated emergency scenarios, but their goal is to survive cataclysmic disaster. Preppers stockpile survival supplies and develop detailed survival strategies.
Modern mythology meets real life when preppers plan for the potential of a zombie apocalypse. In the event of world-wide disaster, preppers refer to desperate humans that resort to violent measures to survive as zombies. Preppers get ready for the zombie apocalypse with self-defense and self-preservation measures such as emergency bunkers, weapons, and supplies of food, water, first aid and medicine. Only time will tell if this extreme emergency preparation is warranted, but anyone looking to improve survival odds in the event of more typical emergencies can learn from these dedicated people.