I guess I'm no kind of survivalist at all by those standards.
On the other hand, we have tornados whip through here pretty often. The changing ethnic/cultural makeup where we live is getting ripe for some Watts-style action. We've had the power go off for a solid week after an ice storm, and was in another town where there was no water for that long during the same power outage. We've run out of supplies while being snowed in. Some friends lost everything when their house burned.
So I'm addressing those sorts of scenarios, ones that I've seen happen and might happen again, here. No armored Bug-Out Vehicle, no plans to go mountain main in "the woods," no Ayn Rand books in the bug-out bag.
But for those who want more dramatic preparations... well, why not? It's their money, and probably better spent that way than at a casino or buying new furniture.