I’m familiar with the prepper/survivalist ideas, but I’m not in or from the US so I will provide a different perspective on the matter.
I like to consider all the things that can go wrong and prepare for specific events: floods, forest fires, droughts, etc. and focus my energy on a proactive approach on trying to prevent these rather than reactive with stockpiling and hoping for the best. If it’s a bigger threat that I cannot hope to prevent, then that takes a load off my shoulders
Every generation since at least the 60s has had reason to believe that a major societal collapse is just around the corner and I see no reason to believe it’s more likely now that it has been. Could be wrong though, there are more variables to consider than we have the capacity to process and predict. In any case, I’m banking on community over walls and guns.
And in the end I find the word “survivalist” off putting, as it defines a lifestyle by negative outcomes that foster fear with a slight tinge of paranoia. Maybe “abundantist” is something that will catch on as more people get into permaculture