Until last week's horrific school shooting in Newtown Connecticut I had never heard of people known as Preppers. It seems the shooters mother was a prepper, one of a larger than might have been believed, who prepare for the worst that could happen. They stock up on everything they think their family might need to survive some sort of cosmic disaster and also to survive is the breadwinner loses his job, house fire, floods etc.
They stock up on unperishable food, water medical supplies and the like and tell no one where this place is in order not to be inundated with people needing the same after the above disaster. It's a survival place for family most often.
Reminds me of those who built bomb shelters during the 60's. But what motivated Nancy Lanza, her sister in law said it was to be ready when the economy collapses. Am I the only one who did not realize there were so many people Prepping?