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We Talked To People Who Are Preparing For The End Of The World

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.

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What are doomsday preppers all about?

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The world is a dangerous place. Just like the Boy Scouts told you, it's good to be prepared.

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But when do you cross the line from preparedness to paranoia?

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We chatted with "doomsday preppers" to find out what they're really like.

Most preppers have a "bug-out bag," filled with essentials for survival and basic welfare.

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This prepper, who wished to remain anonymous, invests equally in prepping and in the stock market... because you never know what will happen.

He doesn't see his actions as strange, just as necessary for the safety of himself and his family.

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"The whole point of doing this is that when something happens, you're ready for it. Most people are not."

Christopher Nyerges takes a slightly different attitude, with a "minimalist approach to survivalism."

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He teaches classes and encourages others to learn how to keep themselves safe, as well as think about the skills we would need to rebuild after a disaster.

To Christopher, prepping is a communal activity.

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"My survival can't be just me," he explains.

In a world that currently looks like this, it's easy to dismiss the worries of preppers as silly or over-anxious.

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But we found that most people who are concerned about emergency preparedness are way more chill than the exaggerated versions on television.

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It kinda just makes sense to be prepared for a natural disaster or an event that might shift the status quo.

In the case of a world-wide emergency (or even if the power goes out for a week), preppers will have the last laugh.

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Mad Max would be a prepper, tbh.

And for those of us who can't even deal with our phones running out of batteries?

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Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.

  1. Where do you stand?

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    Come to my place when the end of the world is here; I'm super prepared.
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    It's smart to be prepared, and I might try some of these strategies.
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    It's smart to be prepared, but I don't need to do this stuff.
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    I don't want to think about bad things happening.
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