Are You A Prepper Or a Survivalist? What’s The Difference?

It doesn’t take watching the National Geographic show “Doomsday Preppers” for people to hear about preppers and survivalists these days. With the economic situation deteriorating rapidly, there are plenty of news stories that feature people taking what used to be thought of as extraordinary precautions to be prepared for a major disaster.

As a prepping consultant, I am asked what is the difference between a prepper and a survivalist, and I usually give the same answer. However, I am struck by the real motivation behind the question. People want to hear from me whether they are too paranoid or not paranoid enough, given the current economic situation.

So to answer the question, the difference between a prepper and a survivalist is really just one of degrees. Most of our grandparents would be considered preppers these days, as they lived through the Great Depression and they thought it was just plain common sense to have a well stocked pantry, a garden and to can their own food.

prepper is anyone who has the courage to look at the dire situation our country is in and actually do something about it. Most Americans, yes actually a majority, will tell you that they are concerned about the future economically. However, only a small minority will turn that concern into any action.

survivalist is usually one who takes prepping to the next level, focusing a lot of attention on preparing for the most dire situations. A survivalist spends a lot of time and money ensuring that they can defend themselves with firearms and a lot of security measures.

Most survivalists either have a “bugout” location that they plan to retreat to when things go south, or they have plans to purchase some land to have a retreat location.

So there you have it. Preppers and survivalists are cut from the same cloth, but they have different views of the future and they react to their concerns for the future differently.

Are you a prepper or a survivalist? If not, consider what you would do if there was a chemical spill or natural gas leak or terror attack when you were away from home. What would you do if you couldn’t get home to your supplies and had to get by for a few days with only what was in the trunk of your car?

How many of you believe that this country is plunging head-first into a state of revolution? How many of you believe that a planned currency collapse coupled with the implementation of a brutal martial law and gun confiscation will be the trigger events which will incite the coming revolution?

Americans will soon be forced into a guerrilla war of survival – Can America win against the globalist occupation forces?

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1 Comment

  1. I see your point about the difference being one of degrees rather than an actual one. I just wonder why some folks who we would call ‘preppers’ won’t go to the next step and plan to defend what they have.
    I personally believe that we will e in some form of CWII within the next decade.


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