There are more of us than you may think, and our numbers are growing every day! It wasn’t that long ago that no one knew what a prepper was and now there are millions of us. It’s not that prepping is new, it’s just that it didn’t really have a name. In fact, most of us called ourselves Survivalist because we were preparing to survive the end of the world as we know it. Slowly, more people adopted the name “Prepper” as it had no negative stereotype attached to it. Then came the History Channel and their “Doomsday Preppers” Series. I swear I think they went out and found the most backwards, non-educated preppers they could find for that show. Then came the negative stereotype. I can’t help but wonder just how much money the Government paid them to do that. It is no secret that our government wants to stop people from becoming self-sufficient. The more people depend on the Government the easier they are to control and that is just how the Government wants it!
What they didn’t count on was that the show also planted a seed in people’s minds that maybe they should start paying more attention to what was going on with our Government and perhaps they too should consider putting away a few preps for a rainy day. (just in case.) Despite the Governments best efforts, those seeds have grown at a tremendous rate due to the tremendous BS fertilizer that the government has been spreading on regular basis. Yes, our numbers are growing every day as more and more people are waking up to what’s going on. Sadly however, due to the stereotype attached to the name people are reluctant to admit that they are preppers, even to themselves in some cases.
Despite all of this our numbers grow more and more every day. How do I know this you may ask? You see, I work at a University and deal with young people every day. What I find amazing is all of the young people becoming preppers. They are the fastest growing segment of preppers I believe. They are young, smart, and strong and have their eyes wide open. They simply are not buying the crap that our Government is peddling. They want the country that they have heard there fathers and grandfathers tell them about. They want a Nation that they can be proud of, not ashamed of. And yes, they are embracing conservative values. They know that we are no longer on the right track and they too can see the coming storms ahead of us.
These young people give me hope and every day as I meet more and more of them. They are coming from all walks of life and backgrounds. They are coming with conviction and belief that there is a way to get back what we have lost. They are forming small groups and staying hidden for now, but don’t be surprised to see them when SHTF hits because they are there and they are determined to survive the coming crisis. They are not the only group that is growing however. While those of us in the 40 to 60 years old age group are growing every day as well, we tend to hide it better. We have the knowledge and the experience while they have youth and strength and together we can turn this country around. If not before the darkness comes, then after. Together we will do it. Sadly, it seems to be the ones in the 30 to 40 and 70 + age bracket that are too busy chasing Rainbows and Unicorns to even consider the idea of prepping while the 70 + group tend to feel that they are too old to even bother. Not all of them mind you, but far more than other age groups. I guess it is just their generation or advanced years.
I honestly believe that the number of Preppers here in America is now over 20 million people. Can I prove this? No, I cannot, it is just a guess based on what I see every day. There could be more, and there could be less, but whatever the actual number is, I know that it is growing dramatically every day. I believe in the Prepper Spirit and the American people and that the American spirit can’t be subdued or destroyed. Believe in yourselves and the other Preppers as well and together we will survive the coming crisis. You are not crazy and the darkness is coming and we all just have to be ready for it. May God bless America and all of us preppers as well. Until next time just remember, that prepping is not a destination but a journey and there are more and more of us every day. 🙂