Anyone in the Central Oregon area a prepper/survivalist? I've lived here most of my life and have yet to meet one, though not surprising since it's a fairly new concept to go mainstream (Seen the TV show anyone?). I don't wear a prepper t-shirt or wave a "Mylar Bag" flag around on the street so I guess we aren't exactly easy to spot. I personally don't like the term "prepper" since nowadays with that show and YouTube experts everyone is either a prepper or thinks they are crazy. I also wonder about the term "Survivalist" which I think is better suited to people who don't want to die for lack of planning... but unfortunately the media has hijacked that term as well with all of the school shootings and the people who own an AR-15 being called crazy survivalists. Just curious to see if there are in like minded people in my area. I did some searching and there are a few groups in the area... just not sure how legit they are or how comfortable I am meeting in the back of a pizza hut or something. I've only just recently gotten my wife to stop calling me "weird" for wanting to stock some extra food in the pantry. I personally have only been seriously "prepping" for maybe the last year, though I've always been a planner and a strategic thinker and deduced that something was bound to happen many many years ago. Not sure when, where, or what it will be but there are just too many unknowns and faults in the way we've built up our society for some sort of collapse of our Country to not happen. I mean if you look at any number of areas be it economics, transportation, energy, security, natural disasters or the countless other vulnerable cogs in our society that are now impossible to live and function without it becomes pretty obvious that at some point something will go wrong that will force us to adapt or change the way we live. I hope that day does not come, but I'd rather be prepared for it than not. Anyways I could go on and on about this and that, but back to my main point of like minded people in Central Oregon. If there are any of you out there I'm interested, be it a group, online club, whatever just PM me and let me know. Or feel free to reply to my ramblings with your own.