What’s a Prepper?

OK, so you heard about preppers and survivalists and you wanted to dig a little deeper. This is probably why you landed on this page.

Fair enough. I’m going to tell you everything you need to know but I have to tell you right from the start that preppers and survivalists are NOT the same thing.

Prepper Definition

So what’s a prepper, anyway? A prepper is a person who actively gets ready for one or more catastrophic events that could happen to him, to his family, his town or city, his country or even to the entire planet. Some believe something bad may or may not happen at some point in the future, while others think it’s only a matter of time.

Not all preppers prepare for every possible disaster scenario. Everyone has an idea of what might happen so they focus on these first.

The most important things preppers do for these catastrophic events are:

The prepping community is so big that there are actually different types of preppers, each of them with their own views on the world. Some of them are, indeed, a little extreme, but it’s important to note that the vast majority of preppers are decent people who live normal lives and love nature.

They don’t get lost into the wilderness to survive just for the sake of it, they don’t live in fear, and they enjoy their lives just like everyone else. Some of their favorite hobbies are hiking, camping, and various DIY projects.

Survivalist Definition

A survivalist is a person who believes the world is already dangerous, bad and impossible to live in without taking some drastic measures, such as living entirely off the grid, moving in remote locations the wilderness, and trying to cut every tie they can with local and federal authorities.

To them, the end of the world is already here; they’re already in survival mode.

Are Preppers or Survivalists Dangerous?

So far I haven’t heard of preppers doing anything wrong. There have been some survivalists who’ve gone to the extreme a few times but, in general, preppers and survivalists are peaceful and defensive. The idea that preppers are crazy stems from the fact that there are also a lot of people out there who are anti-Government and anti-liberal.

However, some of those who are anti-Government and anti-liberal are not active preppers. As in any group of people, the ones that are way too emotional and to to extremes, give the entire community a bad reputation.

About Dan F. Sullivan

My dad was military. My grandfather was a cop. They served their country well. But I don't like taking orders. I'm taking matters into my own hands so I'm not just preparing, I'm going to a friggin' war to provide you the best of the best survival and preparedness content out there.

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