With rumors of an impending doomsday and the 2012 apocalypse, doomsday preppers are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to ensure their survival and have what’s on hand to rebuild a community.
Everything from guns and ammunition to books bearing survival tips to land and bunkers are all necessary for the upcoming apocalypse. World wide preppers are readying themselves for a natural disaster or an economic collapse. One example is Robert Bast, who runs Survive2012.com. The Melbourne, Australia resident has invested more than $350,000 preparing for “the end of the world as we know it.”
“What is certain is that in my lifetime, there is a strong likelihood that there will be a catastrophe of some kind — the sun destroying power grids, a flu pandemic that kills millions, an asteroid or meteor or comet striking earth or a magnetic pole shift,” said Bast.
According to Phil Burns, a co-founder of the American Preppers Network and the subject of “Meet the Preppers” on Animal Planet, anyone can be a prepper if they are willing to dedicate the proper energy and resources. Burns recommends that those who are interested in starting to prep begin by setting aside 20% of their income for whatever kind of preparedness they would like to begin with – supplies, emergency training class or shelter.
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