Want to know why survivalist prep? Look no further than the Syrian gas attacks in April of 2018. The chemical weapons attacks on civilians in Syria is an excellent example of why survivalist prep, this is the reason why we exist.
Not that chemicals weapons would be used in mass on the United States, but the use of chemical weapons on civilians has brought the world to the brink of World War III.
To view the full picture we need to go back to World War I. Chemicals weapons were used by various sides, and people were slaughtered in mass.
During World War II the use of chemical weapons was avoided. However, over six million Jews were slaughtered in camps at the hands of Germans using chemical weapons.
Realizing how devastating chemical weapons are, the world agreed to abolish their use.