Our thanks to Irene Messina at Tucson Weekly for including Arizona Preppers Network in her article.
It’s another hot evening in the Old Pueblo as you sit in your air-conditioned home, drinking a cold beverage while watching satellite television. Suddenly the TV goes off, the lights fade to black and all appliances stop running. Normally, service is repaired in a few hours, but what if it takes days, weeks or months?
While this is the plot of NBC’s Revolution—a J.J. Abrams’ adventure that explores what life would be like if the power went out—it’s a reality that preppers plan for, both physically and mentally.
The term prepper is perhaps a softer word for survivalist. As Tucson prepper Todd explains, “Survivalism got a really dirty name in the ’80s, where the archetype was a camo-clad Bible thumper who lives in the woods with a pile of firearms.”
Todd defines a prepper as someone who makes preparations to outlive or outlast any number of man-made or natural disasters. “Modern-day preppers run the gamut. There are people interested in gardening, hydroponics, aquaculture, canning … there is no one cookie-cutter description of a prepper.” … Continue reading on TucsonWeekly.com