When you hear the word "prepper" what do you think of? Is it someone living in the rural south, a proponent of more gun rights, and distrusting of the federal government? My guest Dr. Anna Maria Bounds wants to disabuse of you that notion. After spending years with the disaster prepper community she learned that they are nothing like that stereotype.
In this episode of UnfairNation, Dr. Bounds discusses what prepper communities really look like, how to prep, and how state and local governments can integrate lessons from the prepper community to better serve low-income communities affected by disaster.
A big thank you to my co-producer Nicole Anselmo for her help and guidance on this and many other episodes of UnfairNation
Stay safe and indoors.
A New York Times article where Anna discusses how we can prepare for the Coronavirus or other future disasters: (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/us/coronavirus-preppers.html)
A helpful tool to calculate how much food you'd need during a crisis like a pandemic: Food Calculator: (https://graphics.reuters.com/HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/FOOD/ygdpzjrwpwa/index.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social)