A person actively preparing or being prepared for situations that may affect the stability of home, life, or financial situation.
Also known as survivalists, doomsday preppers (derogatory)
Carrie is a good prepper. She has a 72 hour bag for each of her family members.
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, water, bullets, 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?
Jay: "Yeah... he's a Prepper. He thinks he will be the only one to survive whatever race war or zombie attack his church or Alex Jones predicted."
instead of appreciating the easiness and the bright sides of prep school (cuz we all know prep is better than public) such as easy teachers and no-cut sport teams, they go for the whole "we are soooo cool cuz were sooo rich" image.
some even go as far as having hotel partys for the stupidest things, like making it on to the volleyball team, except the catch is EVERYONE MAKES THE TEAM. and on top of that, they dont even appreciate those things they can afford.