Spirko, an Army veteran and self-described "stark-raving-mad Libertarian," is part of a growing movement of people who are preparing for a disaster natural, economic or man-made. Referred to as "modern survivalists" or "preppers," they are taking steps to protect and provide for their families should something bad happen.
Theirs is a different breed of survivalist, far from the militants or religious extremists who hole up in bunkers, live off the land and wait for the apocalypse.
Preppers are regular people with regular jobs who decided after Sept. 11, after Hurricane Katrina or when their 401(k)s tanked that they can't rely on someone else to help them if something goes awry.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
That's supposedly how Jack Spirko describes himself, while I can't describe my libertarian leanings from my upbringing in that manner, one of my relatives shares some of the same thoughts as Spirko when it comes to libertarianism and survivalism as penned in this Charleston Gazette article. A small taste: