The current doomsday news is about the May 21st, 2011 rapture. While I don’t know how anyone would take this particular even seriously, it does bring the topic of “being prepared for a worst case scenario” into the mainstream. To millions of “preppers”, folks that spend a considerable time acquiring and securing preparations, this article is very general and nothing new.  However I do enjoy seeing these articles from credible sources in mainstream media, if only to raise awareness to the masses that it’s good to plan ahead.