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End of the World

ABC News:

The never-ending hysteria over a Doomsday cometh has sparked a growing movement of people called “preppers,” who prepare for the end of the world as we know it — and in some cases, make a profit.

Tim Ralston, a married father of two from Arizona, is one such “prepper.”

“There’s a lot of different things that could happen,” Ralston said. “For me, I look at prepping as kind of like insurance. You have car insurance, health insurance, life insurance.”

Call it Apocalypse insurance. Ralston turned his family’s two-car garage into a staging area. Inside is a trailer, which he keeps packed and ready to go at all times, stockpiles of freeze-dried food, including cartons of canned chicken with a shelf life of 15 years, survival gear, such as a system for purifying polluted water, first aid kits and lots of weapons and ammunition.

Tim Ralston’s website, where he profits from the end of the world, is gearupcenter.com.

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Originally posted by Dane Carlson on February 7, 2012 in Ideas.

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