Someone who can't wait for the end of the world, and 'prepares' for it by hoarding food, guns, ammunition, water purification tablets, paracord, rice, MRE
, camouflage clothing
gift cards, and pretend Tea Party
'money' that they think will be worth something someday.
Often this fear/hope that society will end "any day now" is related to religious beliefs, distrust of a government they didn't vote for, and/or a shared delusion among their peers that only they are intelligent enough to "see the signs" of our collective impeding doom.
A strong paramilitary
aspect usually goes with the Prepper lifestyle, even though most of them couldn't run a mile to save their own lives, never mind carrying some of the heaviest items possible on their backs; batteries
, and gold
Up to this point, 100% of "preppers" have been wrong so far, a trend likely to continue for a very long time.
It has been theorized that in the unlikely event of an actual catastrophe large enough to actually destroy society, that Preppers would be the first to be 'pushed out' by a new society, since honestly, who wants a bunch of ignorant aggressive selfish loudmouth jerkoffs around when it's time for everyone to put aside their differences and rebuild a new society?
Steve: "Did you see that guy buying all those shovels and batteries? What's up with that?"
Jay: "Yeah... he's a Prepper. He thinks he will be the only one to survive whatever race war
attack his church or Alex Jones predicted."