decades, arguably beginning with the classic Night of the Living Dead and plenty of movies after and that now include series like AMC's The Walking Dead.
Again my personal opinion, is that if there was ever to be a situation that called for hunkering down, banding together and a prolonged survival situation, it will be because of water and food shortages or because the 99% got fed up with the ruling 1% in America.
Prepping, to me, simply means being prepared for an emergency. Those emergencies can be either man-made or natural disasters. There are lots of scenarios to be prepared for- oil, gas, food or water shortages; wild fires, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes or tornadoes that force evacuations; hazardous chemical spills; nuclear power plant meltdowns; explosions; and any other number of things that can cause a temporary or permanent relocation. This is why we have added Prepping to our site about Homesteading. It is important to be prepared for anything that comes your way!