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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.
 

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Gotta prepare to survive, mah brotha!
Gotta be one before you can be the other, yeah? Then are there any true survivalists on here now? I say no. Practitioners? Perhaps. But no true ... survivalists. Not yet.

What survivalist uses hi-speed broadband internet? I mean I haven't seen many threads here regarding a 'bug out' laptop.

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I consider my self as a lowly preper because i am only responding to the threat. If I lived a life based on preparations then i would consider my self a survivalist.
 

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I have been preparing for different senerios for years, but I haven't taken the survivalist practice until the last year. I have learned that there is a lot that I cann't do without a lot of practice. Ha! Ha!
 

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I learned a long time ago it is better to get prepared now than to look back and say I wish I had done this. It is like with the guns and ammo things going on right now. SOme people are going to get it done early and watch the rest go crazy when the time comes. get prepared and be prepared. Listen to guys like Kev and Lowdown3. They practice what they preach.
 

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Most of us are probably a combination of the two but for the sake of this poll please choose which one describes you best.

There should not, in fact, be a difference between Survivalist and Prepers but the press and left have had 30 years to vilify the name of survivalists, assisted by gun toting idiot extremist.
Prepers has not yet be been smeared so thoroughly…yet. They are taking a different tact though. Preper as a cold hearted hoarder, stuffing himself while the masses (read unprepared sheeple) starve. A criminal of sorts who might have even caused food shortages by his actions. Logic not with standing that you bought in a time of plenty, the anger, hatred, fear and envy will be directed at you hoarders and hungry mobs will even feel justified in looting you of every thing you have.

The time is coming soon when both survivalists and prepers will be made into dirty words. Prepers is still a more Politically Correct term, at the moment, so many have begun using that term.
 

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Gotta be one before you can be the other, yeah? Then are there any true survivalists on here now? I say no. Practitioners? Perhaps. But no true ... survivalists. Not yet.

What survivalist uses hi-speed broadband internet? I mean I haven't seen many threads here regarding a 'bug out' laptop.

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I have a laptop that I have downloaded a bunch of survival files from this forum on and plan on adding even more survival files. I am also working on a solar powered charger for it so I can take it with me if I have to bug out.

If I could afford it I would get a Panasonic Tough Book... they survive the sand box everyday.
 

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Gotta be one before you can be the other, yeah? Then are there any true survivalists on here now? I say no. Practitioners? Perhaps. But no true ... survivalists. Not yet.

What survivalist uses hi-speed broadband internet? I mean I haven't seen many threads here regarding a 'bug out' laptop.

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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...:eek::wow:zombie
 

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Gotta be one before you can be the other, yeah? Then are there any true survivalists on here now? I say no. Practitioners? Perhaps. But no true ... survivalists. Not yet.

What survivalist uses hi-speed broadband internet? I mean I haven't seen many threads here regarding a 'bug out' laptop.

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There ya go, ya dumb B4STARD, stirrin up the hornet nest!
I'll give ya that....practitioner...I like that...that's my new name THE PRACTITIONER :thumb:
 

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For us it's a combination of both. I'll have to put some thought into before I participate in the poll.

What I find interesting is that the LDS church sees 'prepping' (for lack of better term) as part of their religion. So if the Mormon's are doing it under 'religious ideologies', why are the rest of looked at negatively if we're doing the same thing, sans the religious aspect?
 

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Probably a prepper. I'm not into guns (though I see the need for them), and I'm not a conspiracy theorist. (much). I'm trying to think through all the possible scenarios, without resorting to fear-based scenarios- I mean, I'm trying to be reasonable and not just paranoid. :) But I also want to be prepared for the worst.
 

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I believe that one should be survivalist before all...You can be prepper but what's it's worth if disaster strikes you away from everything you prepared? the way i look at it is like this: survivalist = force, prepper = brains ... in order to survive you need some balance between them :)
 

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You're absolutely right. Being only one will leave hurdles that may be impossible to get over. I hope everyone can find that balance you mention. Otherwise they're missing out on the life after the survival.

I'm a preparer. Have the guns, ammo and training for all the defense & hunting I can handle. I put eveything to use as often as possible to maintain skills and have fun, but it's not my focus.

Over the years priorities & views changed. I don't prepare to simply survive natural &/or societal disasters. I'm going to go on living well; with all the comforts & securities I can.

Biggest focus is on the "Ole' Homestead," and the way of life that's there when it's needed. Started out as a cabin/shack, but over the years it has grown into a beautiful, totally self-sustaining home for those I care about. Even though they don't know about the place.

Thanks to everyone for the great work and information. Keep it up.

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I'm a survivalist because I think society as a whole kinda sucks. I mean it's people eating food that they have no idea where it came from. They can go through a whole day and not remember it the next day. They spend their life doing what they think will please others. They don't know how much water is flowing through the building they are in right now. They don't know how electricity, their main power source even works in their own house. They are scared to be out in the dark and need lights for everything. They need others to entertain them. I mean who would want to live like that? Whoops, I guess anyone who wants to pay for someone else to give them food to store in their house.

I made a life on society's fringe and have no need to try to belong to that bizzare way of living. I am a survivalist, I chose my own life and make the sacrifices that are needed to do that. A survivalist is there now, not waiting for bad crap to happen so that maybe they can start living the life they think they want.

Maybe you should have made three groups: preppers (reactors), wishful survivalists (rambos), and actual survivalists (people who have stepped out of the society's norms of "someone please trade me food for money").

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