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From January 31st of this year -- just found it. A list of fifty 'prepping' websites and a brief explanation of what it is. From InvestmentWatch:
Rise Of The Preppers: 50 Of The Best Prepper Websites And Blogs On The Internet
Are you preparing for the collapse of society? If so, the truth is that you are definitely not alone. The number of preppers in the U.S. has absolutely exploded in recent years. It has been estimated that there are now approximately 3 million preppers in the United States, and �Doomsday Preppers� is currently the highest rated show on the National Geographic channel. In fact, you could be living next to a prepper and never even know it. All over America, families are transforming spare rooms into long-term food storage pantries, planting survival gardens, unplugging from the grid, converting their homes over to alternative sources of energy, taking self-defense courses and stocking up on just about everything that you can imagine. The re-election of Barack Obama and other recent events seem to have given the prepper movement even more momentum. For example, in January the U.S. Mint broke all kinds of records and sold nearly half a billion dollars worth of gold and silver coins to the public. Not only that, Americans bought enough guns during the last two months of 2012 alone to supply the entire armies of China and India. When it comes to prepping, nobody can match the passion that Americans put into it.

So what are all of these people prepping for?
Three million preppers is still less than one percent of the US Population. I am not a radical prepper but I have always had a couple months of food on hand and have been honing my civilization skills -- CERT, going for the Red Cross training, firearm training. If the SHTF, Lulu, her son and I stand a better chance of survival. If it doesn't, the training is a lot of fun, the people we meet are awesome and I don't have to do grocery shopping as often. A classic win/win

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