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As more time goes by I find myself making the transition between prepping and survialist thinking.

As a prepper, I am always asking myself: What will I do when this runs out, what if this is long term, (2-20 years) what happens when I have no more LP gas?

We are very fortunate to have highly skilled survialist like MikeK and of course Kev and many others to give advice and offer help....the kind of people that can make a chocolate cake with icing from tree bark and some grass

I would assume this is a natual transition, is there anyone else that your thinking has changed or is changing from a prepper to a survialist?
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Prepper here.
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Realist: I guess that includes planing for the worste and hoping for the best.
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very good...I like that
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I'd have to say I'm a prepper.
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Neither. Don’t think that I fit any of the labels.
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A hybrid.

I prep for what I can, but also view primitive skills and survivalism as a needed part of prepping. My preps may run out one day, or my house burn down, I have to leave for some reason something can happen and leave me with nothing. You can't usually take all your preps with you if you have to leave. If I have nothing tangible then all I have is my skills and I'm not one to roll over and die. So I practice practice practice having nothing. It's also a hobby, which makes it easier. But I also have the goal of living completely sustainably, trying to be more and more self sufficient.
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I have to say prepper. I don't believe that I will have to survive anything. Just like a boyscout, I like to be prepared for the little calamities life throws our ways. Being able to immediatly handle things like flat tires, downed trees and leaky toilets means being prepared with tools part sand knowledge. Thats what i do. And that also includes having enough to food to hunker down for a while when money is short, being able to grow and hunt my own food, and being able to at least cludge any repair work on my truck,

I don't expect teotwawki, but if it happens, a life time of experience dealing with the small stuff will sure help.
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A hybrid.

I prep for what I can, but also view primitive skills and survivalism as a needed part of prepping. My preps may run out one day, or my house burn down, I have to leave for some reason something can happen and leave me with nothing. You can't usually take all your preps with you if you have to leave. If I have nothing tangible then all I have is my skills and I'm not one to roll over and die. So I practice practice practice having nothing. It's also a hobby, which makes it easier. But I also have the goal of living completely sustainably, trying to be more and more self sufficient.
I'm going to agree and say this is us, although we definately prep we also are learning the necessary skills to survive when the preps run out.
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I didn't know I was a prepper and a survivalist untill I started reading this forum.

I just live my life like I always have.
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Prepper mostly but survival when it comes to short term disasters, I took my CERT classes.
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Both, or try for both.
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What about an adapter?

Adapt, overcome the situation
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well, I'm definetly prepparing to survive! I'm actually formulating my plans to make my survival more feasable, a secluded house, essentially self sufficient, I'm working on it..
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well said

the abilty to adapt to circumstance and situations is critical
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Prepping for a survival situations.

I'm planning on a major economic down turn where my dollar buys less. I'm hoping to Bug In, but have a Bug Out plan.
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At this point, I'm a prepper more than a survivalist by the definitions you gave. I'm not sure how to survive with 4 children who don't know how to be quiet when I'm hunting or being hunted if the Schumer ever hits the fan. We'll just hunker down in our house, or hopefully, bunker, consuming our stored food for as long as we can, until the majority of the chaos dies down.
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At this point, I'm a prepper more than a survivalist by the definitions you gave. I'm not sure how to survive with 4 children who don't know how to be quiet when I'm hunting or being hunted if the Schumer ever hits the fan. We'll just hunker down in our house, or hopefully, bunker, consuming our stored food for as long as we can, until the majority of the chaos dies down.
I sure would like to be where you are if TSHTF....we love Maui, it's been 2 years since I've been back...I can't wait to go again!
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