Poor is truly the person who measures their wealth OR happiness in 'things'.
I'm a 'mature guy' on social security but we pay our bills.
When I caught the attention of the National Geographic series: "Doomsday Preppers" (S1E9), my wife and I recognized the Risks. I'm excited to teach 'Survival Tips' on an International Platform. I am disappointed by some of "Preppers" dramatized segments and the unfair assessments.
What troubles me 'most' is that people who are preparing for disasters are Branded "Outliers" (suggesting 'outside of the social norm') on their commercials. The people who buy Life, Car, Home and Health Insurance portray people who stock food and water, for emergencies like Haiti, Japan, Terrorist, Tornadoes and more, as slightly weird. Really? In an Emergency, will they want their insurance policy, or "Preppers" food and water? I like our insurance policy better.
Why is being prepared - knowing how to live off the land & minimalism strange? It's the way most Humans lived until the industrial revolution.