I think you’d be surprised how few doomsday preppers there are these days. Most people are extremely short-sighted and think that the coming apocalypse is just hogwash.

To each his own, right?

Anyways, you should be encouraged to know that there are thousands and thousands of us out there. Even though everyone is preparing for something a bit different, I think we all know that any preparation is better than no preparation at all.

Now let’s take a look at just a few types of doomsday preppers, shall we?

The Oil Catastrophe Preppers

As you might guess, these are the people getting ready for the world to run out of oil. Some experts say that we won’t run out for decades. Others say that we’ll be out by 2020, if not before. Either way, it never hurts to get prepared, right?

Some of these doomsday preppers have a getaway car parked fairly close to where they live. When the crap hits the fan, they’ll hike or bike to that hidden car and then get out-of-town.

Others have planned on just hunkering down where they live. Seed banks, domestic animals, and hidden stockpiles of gas are what they expect to get them through the hard times.

Financial Meltdown Doomsday Preppers

These are the folks getting ready for either a national or global financial meltdown. Considering that the U.S. is getting deeper into debt every year and the dollar is plummeting, this kind of disaster might occur very soon indeed.

So how are these preppers getting ready? Well if the financial system melts down, we won’t have ready access to food, water, oil, animals, clothing- pretty much anything. So the preppers are getting ready by stocking up on a lot of the essentials.

Keep in mind that when it comes to preparing for an apocalypse, the more land you have to raise crops and animals, the better. Even though most humans live in cities, they’ll probably regret it when they’re fighting each other for supplies after the financial crisis happens.

Nuclear War Doomsday Preppers

This started during the Cold War, but has never really gone out of style. The fear of nuclear war is increasing as Iran is pushing scientists to develop nuclear warheads. Plus, consider that the U.S., Russia, China, and lots of other countries already have nukes. Pretty scary, right?

Unfortunately this is a tougher thing to prepare for than many other scenarios. If there is nuclear fallout, it will be tough for anything to survive for very long. That’s why many of these preppers have deep underground shelters. These shelters are stocked with plenty of food and water, as well as ways to get more (such as water filtration systems and lights to grow fruits and veggies).

Alien Invasion Doomsday Preppers

To some of us, this may sound a bit silly. To others, this is the most likely form of disaster we’re likely to see in the coming years.

For the most part, it’s hard to say how aliens will invade. Will they take over our bodies like Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Do they have HUGE machines that basically laser-zap us into dust like in War of the Worlds?

Since it’s hard to say, most of these preppers are doing general preparations- stocking up on food, water, guns, and ammo. Lots of ammo.