I don't believe it is paranoid to be prepared. Even the most rural areas aren't immune to roving bands of thieves, home invaders, and sexual deviants. My yard is pretty well lit, but I will be adding more light. We have 2 dogs that raise an absolute fit if anyone enters the yard...better than an alarm system. We have guns and have discussed what we will do in the event of an intruder. Suffice to say we will not be roll over victims.
I also agree with the idea of keeping your preps under wraps. If people don't know you have a year of food and other supplies they will be less likely to target you. To me the best camoflague is to hide right out in the open...
There are two kinds of people, those that are prepared, and those that suffer.