The phenomenon of doomsday prepping has been a subject of fascination and concern for many people in recent years. It refers to the practice of preparing for catastrophic events, including natural disasters, economic collapse, and societal breakdowns. In recent times, the current global situation has led many people to consider becoming preppers more than ever before. But where are doomsday preppers now?
Retreating to Bunkers:
One stereotype of doomsday preppers is that they retreat into bunkers and other fortified locations when disaster strikes. In reality, however, not all preppers have access to such spaces or resources. Those who do have taken the necessary steps in stocking their bunkers with food, water, medical supplies among others.
Some billionaires like Elon Musk have even built their own bunker homes underground which are well equipped with state-of-the-art amenities such as air filtration systems and hydroponic gardens.
Investing in Self-Sustaining Properties:
Another aspect of doomsday prepping involves investing in self-sustaining properties. This includes homesteading and off-grid living techniques that enable people to live without reliance on external resources.
Many preppers have chosen this route as it limits their dependence on external systems that may fail during a disaster. These self-sustaining properties often include large gardens for growing food, renewable energy sources like solar panels or wind turbines and water collection systems.
Preparing for Economic Collapse:
One significant reason people prepare for a possible collapse is due to current economic instability in the world today. Many people believe that if an economic crisis occurs again similar to 2008’s Great Recession will be much worse resulting in loss of jobs or even widespread poverty.
Preppers who prepare for an economic collapse usually invest in precious metals like gold or silver as an alternative currency when the value of regular money plummets during such a time. They may even keep funds in foreign currencies or invest in off-shore accounts to limit their exposure to a collapsing domestic economy.
Preparing for Natural Disasters:
Natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires can be devastating, leading people to consider doomsday prepping. Preppers who prepare for natural disasters usually have emergency kits that include first-aid supplies, food and water rations meant to last several weeks amidst the disaster.
Some even go further by investing in underground storm shelters which can be accessed easily if and when natural events such as earthquakes or hurricanes devastate the area. These storm shelters are usually built to withstand the impact of extreme weather conditions.
In conclusion, doomsday prepping has grown tremendously over the years due to an increase in global uncertainty. The preppers are investing both time and money into stocking up on essentials for the possibility of disasters. Some might be labeled as crazy but many view it as just taking responsibility for their own destiny and ensuring they are not caught off guard by any eventualities that may come their way.