I occasionally get requests for interviews from the media, but have only agreed to less than a handful of phone interviews. One recent interviewer told me she and her editor had been watching Doomsday Preppers and other shows about building bunkers and they got the impression that you must have a lot of money to be able to prepare. She said after seeing all the weapons, gear, precious metals and land that was being acquired, it was hard not to come to that conclusion.
The reporter asked me how I, an apartment dweller, can prepare for a disaster with lack of space and a limited budget. The rest of the conversation was devoted to discussing low cost ways to prepare, and hopefully debunk the myth that you need a lot of money to prepare.
People get ideas and form all sorts of conclusions about things they see or hear in the media. The impression that “preppers are rich” sounds preposterous but some may be coming away with this image. After reading Why are Preppers Hated So Much, I really hope “because they must be rich” (untrue as it is) is not added to the list.