Remember Palmer Luckey? You know, the disgraced Oculus founder and cosplay enthusiast who left Facebook in the midst of a $2 billion lawsuit? Well, it looks like Luckey is ready to wreak more havoc upon the world, this time in the form of a virtual border wall that he might sell to the Trump administration. You’ll…
“I used to be into guns, but that’s not a realistic plan,” says Michael Robertson, 69, of Utah. “How many men do you need to guard a place 24 hours a day? Twenty?”
Hurricanes and blizzards are petty trifles compared with the weather phenomenon that troubles apocalypse preppers: They’re worried about a giant electromagnetic storm wiping out all technology.
Pinterest—the mason jar lobby’s most effective propaganda apparatus—is an aggressively wholesome social platform. It’s The Container Store of social networks, but past the arrangements of DIY barn-wedding souvenirs, there’s another Pinterest, one focused on surviving doom.
Infowars.com, radio host Alex Jones' virtual mecca for conspiracy theorists, preppers, and otherwise non-sheeple alike, is full of bullshit. But the most spectacular of this particular brand of insanity lies in its online store. Where you can buy a chance to save yourself from the New World Order—in bulk.
Activists championing organic foods have found support among preppers. They're sympathetic to the "government is a conspiracy and corporations are evil" idea. But what really made preppers into anti-GMO food activists is their desire to have a healthy post-apocalyptic lifestyle.
Pinterest is a great place to plan for a fun birthday, a zesty cocktail party, a beautiful wedding, or… the apocalypse. No seriously, there's a whole subculture of so-called "Preppers" who maintain pinboards devoted to getting ready for the end of the world. It's more cheerful than it sounds.
At first, this 4,000 square-foot cabin in Colorado seems like nothing more than a gorgeous high-elevation getaway. But then you start to notice a few things—signs that this place is for more than just maxing and relaxing. The helicopter pad. The UV cannons. This is some serious prepper porn.
For preppers who think they have it all, check out this sweet jacket designed by Marie-Elsa Batteux Flahault. For a single item of survival clothing, it's got pretty much everything you'll need for when shit hits the fan. Just don't expect it to be effective.
Even as the U.S. is lashed by hurricanes and tornados, the disaster that most people worry about isn't a super storm. It's economic collapse. How do you prepare for a catastrophe like that? We asked a founder of the American Preppers Network, as well as economist Brad DeLong. Surprisingly, they agreed on an answer.