A lot of people view preppers in a negative light given the way most media outlets portray them. All too often the focus is on paranoia of a looming apocalypse, but the prepper lifestyle is incredibly advantageous especially during a natural disaster. People thought Randy Wagner was crazy when he drove from Texas to Louisiana to pick up a $8300 Aqua Dam, but after the horrible floods in Texas the investment proved invaluable. The 30″ tall tube can be filled with water to hold back flood water. According to Wagner, “I was the crazy guy. Everybody was kinda, y’know, goin’ by laughing at me. But today they’re really impressed with this.” When the floods came, water reached a depth of 27″ but never broke through his barrier. Once the cost of flood damage has been taken into account, $8300 seems a negligible price to pay to save your home.