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They Prepped for Doomsday, Got Foiled by Burglars

Small arsenal stolen from 'prepper' Teena Brayen's family in Ohio

(Newser) - A Cleveland couple was ready for the apocalypse—but apparently not for thieves. Teena Brayen says burglars broke into her home early Tuesday while her family was sleeping and made off with five shotguns, a high-powered rifle, a pellet gun, $1,000 worth of ammunition, 12 machetes, smoke grenades, a... More »

How New Yorkers Prep for 'Doomsday'

New Yorkers worry about natural disasters, terrorist threats

(Newser) - New Yorkers are preparing for "doomsday" in a way that doesn't involve guns, bunkers, or earmarked pages in Revelations, LiveScience reports. Survivalists at one group, NYC Preppers, are planning to safely flee the city in case of a natural disaster or terrorist attack. "They simply don't... More »

'Prepper' Movement Goes Mainstream

The new survivalists are no longer just on the fringe

(Newser) - The “ preppers ”—survivalists hoarding supplies and learning essential skills in anticipation of a disastrous event—may have seemed like a fringe movement at first, but they’re growing. Don’t believe it? Just take a look at the numerous blogs, podcasts, and websites that teach everything from... More »

Today's Survivalists: Call Them 'Preppers'

No camouflage, but maybe stockpiles of canned food

(Newser) - They’re ready for the worst, but they’re not your old-fashioned nutjobs: you won’t likely see "preppers" building bunkers in the woods or expecting the apocalypse. Today’s post-Katrina, recession-era survivalists, their fears heightened by 24-hour news and the Internet, just want to “take some steps... More »

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