The Washington Post published a lengthy article about a sharp increase in the number of ′Patriot′, militia groups. The latest offering of the Discovery Network, Vice TV, has done a show visiting the Michigan Militia. Other news articles of the few weeks describe increases in the sale of bunkers, doomsday prepper equipment, guns, ammunition, and survival foods. We are also seeing a spike in the sale of solar panels and small wind generators as more people head for the hills to live ′Off-the-Grid′. Popular TV series like ″The Walking Dead″, ″Fear The Walking Dead″, ″Containment″, all revolve around a common theme that in a serious emergency situation, the government may not only be unable to help you, but may act against your survival. Even TV shows like ″Tiny House Nation″ indicate a shift in the American attitude towards consumerism, accumulation and the concept of ′bigger-is-better′.