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Old 04-29-2012, 01:34 PM
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I'm a prepper now, as I'm in that preparedness stage. Survivalist overlaps that. When the SHTF, then I'm no longer a prepper except during lulls.
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Originally Posted by MOS19K View Post
Most of us are probably a combination of the two but for the sake of this poll please choose which one describes you best.

For me it's definitely Prepper. I first got involved by being prepared for hurricanes and it grew from there.
today i prep so tomorrow i may have a better chance to survive. if like most, i don't survive the event, then hopefully my preps will go to someone else. may they help the human race survive until the sun shines again. hug the ones you love, very soon all this will be gone.
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Prepping is a collection of actions. From buying and storing items, to learning skills needed.

Survivalism is a mindset.
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niether one is going to be fun if it is then your camping.
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Originally Posted by controlledpress View Post
Prepping is a collection of actions. From buying and storing items, to learning skills needed.

Survivalism is a mindset.

Mindset will increase your chances of staying alive drastically compared to just buying food and ammo.
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A little of both, but leaning more to the prepper side.
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Originally Posted by bloodwynd View Post
niether one is going to be fun if it is then your camping.
I guess I've camped my way through a few natural disasters then.
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Always have been a survivalist but in the last 5 years I've become a prepper and really you can't be one without the other LOL
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We are preppers (we are prepared for many of the possible disasters natural or manmade) but we also have some survival skills. I think we look at life in a more realistic way than the mainstream. We could just as easily be described as realist as we live in a real world [I]aware[/I] of our surroundings, and will do what we must to take care of our chosen circle of friends/relatives, as opposed to all of the sheeple out there that have no clue.

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Originally Posted by controlledpress View Post
Prepping is a collection of actions. From buying and storing items, to learning skills needed.

Survivalism is a mindset.

You are exactly correct.
A time & place for everything.
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If I am required to be labeled then a survivalist, People started calling themselves Preppers when it was politically incorrect to be a survivalist. I don't tend to care what other people or the government thinks. As far as confusing a survivalist with a person with a "Rambo" mentality. It seems many don't know what survivalist means. "to survive." or a survivor. I know that is not the dictionary's definition. But I think you all know what I am talking about. That is unless all the preppers are preparing for whom ever comes along and takes the things they have spent half of their lives hoarding.

Why would a farmer look down on people that choose a different way of life other than farming? Chances are your father farmed and that farm has been in your family for a long time. Very few just bought a farm and started one on their own. In times when the Government pays farmers not to farm. Which I will never understand.

I second realist/informed or even/Passed History class as replacement for the prepper title. It doesn't tell the whole story.
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thats because we dont talk about our steampowered satillite links and chicken poop methane powered laptops because they are true survivalist secrets...
Now you are losing your man card for giving up our secrets. Next you will give him our handshake.
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Got to PREP in order to survive.
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Prepper..just getting started.
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Survivalist, most definitely.
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The closer to 'subsistence' living you get, the longer you plan for. To me 'subsistence' means living on what you produce, besides being a term that has not abused. I have always favored being prepared, with the current political and economic situation, being prepped means survival, they go hand in hand...
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Subsitence, a s noted above is living on what you produce, but with emphisis (sp?) on doing so useing local materials, so dont forget to aquire the knowlage it takes to make a year round circle in the area you live with the materials at hand and have the tools to do so..... prepping is what the Hunter and the Farmer do, when storeing aginst a comming season of lean and any extra as an emergency 'stash' since the dawn of mankind

Those of us who live this lifestyle of Hunting , Fishing, Gathering are useing the things that grow wild around us to make a living. I hunt, trap ,fish with my wife and we make arts and crafts to make $$ to buy what Fish alone cannot, gasoline, internet, electric bill. :D In a time of such that we were to shift entirly for ourselfs, we'd have to wear the clothing we make museum displays with rather than sell them. No Ammo for fire arms and makeing a fire would be the be the new skills to aquire , after the store emptys of bullets and bic's, toilet paper and such, and net use/traps would be increased quite a bit, as would gathering moss to stay 'civilized' for sure.
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I guess right now I am more of a prepper, but in the future I hope to be more of a survivalist.
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I believe that preppers and survivalists are all one in the same. Each of us may have our own methods at going at it but the end result is to survive. Nobody is a prepper or survivalist with the goal of death.


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