I was very surprised by the results of a survey of preppers that was recently conducted by Fortitude Ranch. The CEO of Fortitude Ranch, Drew Miller, says that preppers are “folks who watch events and read up on threats” and so they have a really good feel for what is really going on out there. Today, millions of Americans are preparing for the collapse of society because we really are facing very serious existential threats which could cause the complex systems that we depend upon on a daily basis to fail at any time. So I was very interested to examine the results of this new survey, because it gives us some insight into what the prepping community is thinking right now.
Only preppers were permitted to participate in the survey, and those that responded were asked to identify the three greatest threats to our society.
More than 50 percent selected “loss of electric grid” as one of the greatest threats. I would not have guessed that this would be the number one response, but without a doubt this is a potential danger that our politicians have neglected. Our sun is becoming increasingly active, and it is just a matter of time before a solar storm does a tremendous amount of damage to the grid. And once the U.S. is involved in a nuclear war, we won’t have a functioning grid at all.
“Economic collapse”, “bioengineered viruses” and “domestic civil war due to divided country” were all selected by more than 40 percent of respondents.
Obviously, I was glad to see “economic collapse” so high on the list, because I write about that so much.