Some of us have been getting prepared for a very long time. Other people like me are new to survival preparations. However, I'm sure we've all been called "nuts" or gotten weird looks when talking about our preparations. I've noticed a lot of changes around me lately. Traffic is lighter than ever and I can drive places much faster. The price of food and everything else is going up. Most of the women I know still have their jobs and almost all of the men have lost theirs. The people I know who invest have abandoned stocks and bonds and are going for commodities only. So in other words a lot of things have changed. The most important change is... People don't think I'm nuts anymore. Okay, a few people will never change their minds but some others are reversing themselves. I told a good friend about my preps and he thought I was a bit crazy. He went home and told his wife and she told him that her friends are all talking about doing exactly what I'm doing. He asked me to forward him some links. Another friend has expressed interest in getting his gun permit. The investors I know have finally clued in and started taking my investment advice. So do people think you're less crazy today than they did last year? Has opinion changed in your area in regards to being prepared? Let us know.