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Preppers List Grid Security, EMP Attack, and Civil War As Top Threats to US



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  • Preppers in the United States are more concerned about the loss of electricity, political civil war, and open borders than climate change or Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
  • A majority of preppers cite the potential destruction of the crumbling electric grid as their biggest worry, followed by an economic collapse leading to civil violence and another pandemic.
  • Fortitude Ranch, a growing network of prepper ranches, conducted a survey that revealed these concerns and dismisses existential threats such as climate change.

America’s preppers are dismissing Washington’s focus on climate change or Russia’s attack on Ukraine as the biggest threats to the United States. Instead, they fear the loss of electricity, political civil war, and open borders. In an unusual survey of people who lead the prepper movement, a majority cite the potential destruction of the crumbling electric grid as their biggest worry.

“That, and Washington’s reluctance to address the potential threats against the grid from an electromagnetic attack or solar flare event, followed by an economic collapse leading to civil violence and another pandemic, are the top three fears in the survey conducted by Fortitude Ranch, a growing network of prepper ranches,” said Drew Miller, the CEO of Fortitude Ranch.

“They are not average Americans who pay no attention to risks, these are folks who watch events and read up on threats, so really good judgment,” Miller added. A congressional panel over a decade ago warned that a major failure of the electric grid could lead to the deaths of 90% of those using it. Since then, several U.S. foes, including Russia, China, and North Korea, have reportedly deployed EMP weapons that could destroy the grid.

Over the past 20 years, the movement to prepare for a domestic disaster has exploded and was supercharged by division in Washington, race riots, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a surge in youth crime. Groups like Fortitude Ranch have stepped in to offer people a place to retreat to in case of civil unrest.

Miller said that the 200 people who responded to his survey were dismissive of existential threats such as climate change and more focused on immediate challenges to American life. While some may dismiss the concerns of preppers as radical worries, mainstream surveys such as the Battleground Poll have picked up on the majority’s fear of civil war due to the nation’s split politics.

“Of the top five threats, the most unusual is probably 41% listing domestic civil war due to the deep divisions in our country and a potentially violent, divisive presidential election coming up as a grave, collapse risk,” Miller told Secrets. He also cited well-known financial experts who have also tuned into domestic concerns.

“Those who think a risk of civil war causing a collapse is silly should consider what one of the smartest persons in the U.S., Ray Dalio, founder/CEO of Bridgewater, the largest hedge fund who makes a successful living predicting major events, said that he believes we face a 30% chance of civil war with our divided population, with a divisive election next year,” Miller said.

Miller mocked those who have touted global warming as the nation’s and world’s top threat, suggesting that wars over issues governments won’t fix will solve those concerns. “I think the problem will be solved, likely within the next few years. Bad news is that the solution is likely going to be billions of deaths from a bioengineered pandemic, global war or famine, or one of the other increasingly likely collapse events. With the halt in economic activity and huge loss of human life, the man-made effects of global warming will be drastically reduced, perhaps largely eliminated,” Miller said.

Clear Thoughts

America’s preppers highlight the real threats facing our nation, dismissing climate change and Russia’s aggression as mere distractions. They fear the crumbling electric grid, political civil war, and open borders as imminent dangers. Washington’s reluctance to address these concerns leaves our nation vulnerable to catastrophe. With the potential for economic collapse, civil violence, and another pandemic looming, preppers’ rational thinking shouldn’t be dismissed as radical. As mainstream surveys like the Battleground Poll show, the majority of Americans fear civil war due to our divided politics. It’s time to prioritize these immediate challenges and secure our nation’s future.


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  1. John

    November 26, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    They certainly have the issue about the electrical grid correct. Experts have warned about this issue for decades. But the fools in the drivers seat just like everything else. Just keep kicking what’s a serious issue. Down the road.

  2. gerald serlin

    November 26, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    Climate change is not an issue, at all. People just don’t think of it.

  3. Vetmike

    November 26, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    My top two are the grid and civil chaos if after the next election. The Left learned a lot during the last two presidential elections.

  4. Sunshine Kid

    November 27, 2023 at 3:25 am

    The top issue to the nation is all the crooks in government covering up each other’s crimes, all the while spouting nonsense about keeping one man out of office, climate nonsense and wars that do not impact the nation at all.

  5. Nicole Harris

    November 27, 2023 at 12:08 pm

    I believe that the grid is certainly in danger . I think that either China or Russia will be the culprits in putting us in the dark . Many people won’t be ready or prepared for what is going to happen . People don’t believe that will happen or ignore it thinking the government or fema will come to their rescue . Not knowing that there are alot of prison camps all around America that they will be forced into . No one is going to help .
    When the grid goes down there will be no electricity for us . Cars won’t run . Planes will fall from the sky . Ships will stop wherever they are . People just don’t get it .
    So we’re on our own . I don’t know the first thing about planting fruits and vegetables . But I’m going to try my best . I don’t know the first thing about canning but will do my best about that . I have some food I got from 4Patriots , but won’t last forever .
    I also saw on my emails about what we call “weeds” some are edible and some are medicinal . I want to learn them too .
    Don’t know how prepared I will be or if I will succeed or not but I’m going to try my hardest .

  6. 1PatriotForever

    January 14, 2024 at 8:17 am

    Alrighty then: Preppers fear AN EMP but want all electric? WTH? Seriously is this being indoctrinated or what? You sell your souls to green but want the grid which os already over loaded to be even more loaded so it doesnt need an EMP. You want food but you take water away from the farmers. You dont want CO@ but every thing living processes it. You want no sexes but want lots of sex and dont want DNA Facts because you want lust. Wow Good on ya said: Lucifer

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