I think that prepping can and often is a very solitary task, especially when the vast majority of the population would not have a clue what one is talking about and deride it even when they do. even on prepping forums it can be soul destroying to realise that there aren't very many people on ones own wavelength and many treat it as a minor hobby at best and many only join for some sort of chitchat, like a glorified facebook or twitter feed. the names come and just as quickly go, how many are totally committed to the venture? very few I would surmise. I keep thinking of my old "Dartmoor" prepping group ,that was, as an example, of the 8 members of that group I am the only one that is still prepping full time, another is part time at best and all the others have given up and moved on, I think it is much the same with other groups. I know of at least two preppers who have been doing it since the late 1970's and early 80's and who have given up forums in disgust because of all the negativity and "I know better" attitudes that can be prevalent on some forums. they just prep for themselves and their families now. I'm referring to prepper forums in general and not just this one before anyone reading this gets the hump!