So Buzzfeed ran this article on a white, middle-aged prepper lady and it’s insane, yet normal. I’m not sure what to think!

One thing I always notice is that the majority of preppers/survivalists are white and middle class or lower. I know that many are Mormon because the church teaches to have a certain amount of food in storage, just in case. As someone who grew up rural and lives in earthquake country having some canned goods and water stored up makes a certain amount of sense, but this just feels excessive and paranoid to me. In some ways I find this lady more insidious than the guys who are out there in the middle of the woods trying to live off-grid, but I can’t quite put my finger on why....

So have you had run-ins with these folks? Any deeper thoughts than what I can provide? Feel free to share your favorite disaster tips while we’re at it.