Bud sent me a link defining a prepper but it was woefully short sighted. I wrote him this: Prepping is a misnomer to many. Some think just having a week or two of food is sufficient but IMO, that is an act of futility. W/O the ability to move quickly, have alternate routes to various locations, pre arranged plans w/those of similar attitudes, caches, communication abilities, extensive first aid knowledge/supplies/meds, water filtration/storage, shelter, and arms to meet any need are all part of being a true prepper. Some say this is mere paranoia but the citizens of New Orleans would argue the point--those from Chernobyl, Russia would also. Having the ability to leave the security of home for 3 days, 30 days, or forever should be a capability. Arriving at one of your destinations safely and already having plans to be able to make it defensible should be part of those plans.