Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon

Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon

by Lynda King

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The word �prepper� seems to have burst onto the scene within the last 10 years, and has increasingly become associated with �fringe� extremists. They have been labeled by some as �domestic terrorists.� But is prepping a new phenomenon? Or is it a manifestation of a growing collective psyche that has learned, from traumatic events throughout our history, that preparedness is critical to human survival? For new preppers who think the worst is yet to come, this book offers a walk through history that shows the worst has been here before. For those who wonder why so many people are concerned about being prepared, this book will show that when the worst has made an appearance, those who weathered it best were those who were prepared. For those already familiar with history�s worst who think, �THAT will never happen again!��this book offers a reminder of the Wall Street adage: �Past performance is no guarantee of future results.� For those who wonder what a prepper is, this book offers a look at what they used to be�and what they are today.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150674516
Publisher: Prepper Press
Publication date: 08/09/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 861,911
File size: 348 KB

About the Author

Lynda King is a freelance writer who lives with her husband in a 19th-century farmhouse on a one-acre �mini-farm� in Central Massachusetts, where they maintain a large organic garden and a small flock of chickens. As a Girl Scout, Lynda learned �Always be prepared!� � and took that early lesson to heart. Today her grandchildren frequently quote her oft-repeated adage: �I�d rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.�

Lynda is president and cofounder of a group in her town dedicated to creating a self-reliant community. The group has worked closely with the town�s emergency management personnel on organizing a CERT team and has hosted educational programs on emergency preparedness. The group also organizes sustainable living workshops that have included skills such as bread- and cheese-making, home canning, beekeeping, and understanding alternative energy.

Born and raised in New England, and a proud Yankee through and through, Lynda values self-reliance, and has as one of her favorite quotes a line from the children�s story �The Little Red Hen�:

�I can do it myself,� said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

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