Prepping is not illegal per se, but several components of prepping like going off-grid, power generation, rainwater collection and homesteading are increasingly regulated or punished by municipal and state governments.
Is prepping still popular?
Over the last five to 10 years, that stereotype has fallen away, says John Ramey, who runs an online community of preppers in North America called The Prepared. The vast majority of preppers [today] are serious and rational people, and their number is growing exponentially. Its gone mainstream.
What should I stock up on for survival?
What to Always Keep in Your PantryPeanut butter. A great source of energy, peanut butter is chock-full of healthful fats and protein. Whole-wheat crackers. Granola bars and power bars. Dried fruits, such as apricots and raisins. Canned tuna, salmon, chicken, or turkey. Bottled water.8 Apr 2021
Are survivalists paranoid?
Rightwing survivalists, in particular, are often motivated by paranoid, apocalyptic, and racist or conspiratorial beliefs. A massive doomsday industry caters to their fantasies with expensive survival supplies of questionable utility.