My point to my question was simple, people talk all the time about the impending _____________. But the truth is it is all gut feeling as to what will happen and when and/or if. People being survivalists is nothing new, in moden times it has been going on since the end of WWII and though out the entire cold war. Home bomb shelters were a pefect example of that.
The real answer is yes I am prepared, and every day I get more prepared. To me prepping is about not only the "apocalypse" but the everyday tragedies that occur. Like my wife having breast cancer and while undergoing treatment she was unable to work, so we counted on our preps, food and otherwise, to help us get through. Some say that's not what prepping is about, but to me anyways it is EXACTLY one of the things that prepping is about.
There are two kinds of people, those that are prepared, and those that suffer.