I am a prepper. But, having said that, I hope the situation never arises when I may need to live that way. I just think that it is prudent to prepare for all eventualities. If nothing else, as prices continue to go up, I will save money on items that I purchase now. It's like car insurance; I have paid for it for more than 50 years. So far, the amount That I have paid out far exceeds any benefit I have ever received from it. But, I still know that, if the occasion arises, I will have insurance if I need it.