Could 2024 election cause society to collapse? Some preppers think so — and they're ready.

December 05, 2023

Wagoner, 39, represents a relatively small but growing segment of Americans who consider themselves "preppers" ‒ people prepared to survive without government assistance during disasters. But he said the number of people deliberately preparing for a crisis tied to a Trump-Biden election is growing. Experts say younger preppers like Wagoner reflect broad concerns for the nation's future as we choose our next president. He's prepared for a full societal collapse caused by war, a nuclear explosion or rampaging mobs angry at election results. Their plan during a collapse: Members will immediately flee to the closest compound, poach wildlife for meat, surround their compound with log walls and shoot any "marauders" who approach too close.