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    How many of us are there?

    Usually when I read a thread on SHTF, especially if it involves firearms, I get the feeling everyone things we'll all be up against a world of preppers. At least that's my perception.

    So I had the thought, how many actual preppers are in the US. We have roughly 327 million people here but what percentage actually prep? I know this is a bit hard to know since I am giving no definition of what would be considered a prepper.

    But in general, what percentage of people in the US prep?

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    My guess...less tha 5 percent. Might be wrong but bet it is a very low number of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    ...I get the feeling everyone things we'll all be up against a world of preppers........
    Did you mean thinks instead of things?

    If so, why would preppers be up against a world of preppers? Wouldn't we be up the unprepared?


    My guess is less that 1% of Americans are active preppers. Yeah, some may have the basics covered for things like floods, blizzards etc. But not for an extended grid-down people-are-dying-in-the-streets event.
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    Less than 1%, especially now that President Trump has things turning around. And I think more preppers will stop prepping.
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    I think I remember seeing a figure of 8 million somewhere. That was an estimation as I recall and I don’t remember it being qualified. How many of that 8 million are hard core? How many call themselves peppers thinking an extra can of beans and a flashlight is being prepared? Who knows.
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    I dare say not really that many. I think we are going to be dealing with a lot of people who will do anything to get what we have.
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    True preppers with 6 months to a year ability to get by without doing a thing I'd say it's low,
    very low maybe one half of one per-cent!

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    From this website. https://www.finder.com/doomsday-prepper-statistics

    Not sure if you should use total population figures, what about folks with young children. 68 million, have no idea what percentage of the population that is.
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    Give or take a few.

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    What would be considered the baseline? The line at which one is considered a prepper versus not, there are many variables . Someone with property that can be self sustaining or a suburban home with an underground shelter with a year’s supply of everything needed, what is the true definition of a “prepper”?
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