Preparing for tumultuous times, or prepping, has come into its own. However, there's certain paradoxes involved with the practice.
“Charity ends where security begins.” - Episode of “The Rockford Files,” 1976. Empathy has always been the radioactive fly in the ointment when getting set up for a possible life in the post-apocalyptic age. The first thing a prepper needs to do would be to alienate as many people as possible. That way, when it's Mad Max time, he won't have to worry about all those un-preppered moochers formerly known as friends and family banging on his dead-bolted door.
As long as I'm getting my wisdom from old TV shows, there's an episode of the “Twilight Zone” depicting a man setting up a bomb shelter for his family only to have the entire neighborhood hone in on his security which then, of course, turns into a liability. That episode reminds me of people who brag about the arsenal they have accumulated. If I built Fortress Hasara, the last thing I would do is publicize it. “Hey, I got a bunch of valuable weapons and more ammo than I can count, in case anyone is interested.” Hmm, what does ATF stand for again?