The JWs I know (which admittedly are more liberal than most) are suddenly into prepping to one degree or another. Some have simply assembled "go bags" with basic common sense supplies in case they need to bug out in the event of a natural disaster and others seem to be seriously into it, almost to the degree to which Mormons are. (e.g. Backup generators and a year's supply of food and water)
I'm wondering if this is just a regional, isolated thing or if it comes from higher up in the JW leadership?
This is not a criticism. (Far from it.)