Some are; yes. Enough said? No.
Zealots and extremists exist for every opinion in the world. Outsiders look at these and twirl their finger around their temple to gesture "CraaaZeee". In most cases, it's really a matter of perception, not fact. I don't consider myself an extreme prepper but some of my acquaintances consider some of what I do and say "gibberish".
|Even animals store things to prepare for hard times, whether it's nuts in the ground or fat on the body and FEMA suggests at least 3 days of emergency supplies. Until a disaster, preppers may appear to be whack jobs. After a disaster, they may be considered geniuses. In the volatile world in which we live, maybe the real Whack Jobs aren't those who plan but those who fail to plan.|
The nature of a prepper is thinking out of the box and preparing for the unexpected so they may not be easy to shop for. If you have a favorite "whack job" in your life but think they have everything, think again. Chances are they have a lot and asking some probing questions may put them on the defensive but asking them for "advice" on a topic may reveal something they don't have. But two things to consider, when tring to find a gift for them, are (1) their very nature to avoid anything that relies on technology and others and (2) the need to stockpile supplies. Here are a few links that provide some suggestions: