This is an interesting look at an age old question. https://www.mdcreekmore.com/are-preppers-normal/ To me, prepping is normal. Most of the people who live around me and many of the people I know are prepared for at least some events. Most country folks are. Not everyone is armed, nor is everyone going to survive Nuclear War, but on some level I would say preps are normal here. Most would probably not call themselves preppers though.