"Global economic meltdown, mass natural disasters, pandemics... Whatever the apocalyptic scenario, "preppers" are ready for it. Lamps made from potatoes, toilet paper from cloth, toothpaste from glycerin and... lots of Spam".
there are many groups like this, especially in America - mostly ins desert ares such as Idaho and Utah and Arizona. They also refer to themselves as "survivalists" They believe in being prepared. They stash large supplies of food, water, power etc so as to be able to survive for anything from six months to a year, if some major catastrophe were to hit where they are living.
Have you ever stashed food etc against an emergency? In your opinion, what would be best items to stash, if you were going to get involved in being prepared for and emergency?
I saw a documentary recently about several survivalists. the problem most of them seemed to have - was not stash8ing up their supplies - but I how to protect their stores from marauders , once it became known that they were a source of supplies that other people didn't have - who were not prepared
It most cases then, it became necessary to consider how they were going to defend themselves and their stores against bandits. Most of them resorted to guns - and training every member of their families to use them.
The "experts" advised them to get their whole neighborhood involved in being prepared - while learning from them.