There are different ways of prepping. Some learn survival skills, but that is not taking the initiative. There waiting for someone else to reestablish a governing body and eventually come rescue them.
A more proactive position is to harden the electrical grid, prepare for weather catastrophies, and help others in need when such occurances happen, make sure you have a vibrant economy based on sound logistics and plans for downside risk in the future coupled with initiatives for growth, training cources for educational purposes and forward momentum, and sound finacial responcibility.
One is planning for failure.
One is planning for success.