Funny when you talk about preparedness with some people and they just do not get it. People associate it with paranoia or silliness. Some people associate you with the extreme drama show Preppers, as most people have no gauge for categorizing the mindset. Not knocking the show, but kind of melodramatic sometimes!
It is when you meet other people who have the similar mindset, that you realize it is a community. Kind of an unspoken but practicing club. It is reassuring to speak with some people and read blogs, or articles where people share the same goal.