What are Preppers and What are Survivalists?
Numbers show that people today are buying supplies and want to adopt the lifestyle of being self-reliant. Extra supplies that were stocked was considered very normal for people a long time ago. Growing your own garden and even having poultry farms was considered a lifestyle and not a hobby. Half of all Americans have supplies of food that is not enough for them to survive for more than two days, survey says. A lot of people today do not even possess their own medical supplies. When it comes to emergency situations, there is always those persons who are prepared for this type of things, they are called preppers.
Preppers are mostly concerned and worried about all the natural disasters that can possible occur and there are more things that they have given concern about like job loss, power failure and even an economic collapse of a country. These so called preppers can be equally distinguished with people that have survived and live through the Great Depression in the late 1930s which people were trying to be prepared for anything that can happen. These people keep a long term supply of food and other things that are necessary and can let them survive for months, and they can even stretch their supplies for another month or two if needed be.
Your neighbors can possibly be preppers and are very resourceful persons that are prepared for almost any calamity or disaster that can happen. It is a very good idea to have preppers as your neighbors because they can be of help to you if you are not the type of person who is prepared in case anything bad happens. Prepper who are called and termed as survivalists do not like that. The term survivalist does not bode well with preppers and they do what they can to avoid being called that.
The word prepping is being used as a new word today but in truth is just a very old lifestyle and way of life. Being prepared always is a must and is very important for survivalists and preppers alike. Then it is bumped up to another level, where society of man falls and that is their main focus. Being prepared is always important for survivalists, they have guns and ammunition stockpiled and even food and other equipment as well, they always have plans and will not stay in populated areas which are considered dangerous in case society crumbles down.
The thing is with survivalists, they mostly believe that they have to defend their families and supplies from anyone or anything that tries to take it away from them. An average prepper is generally not on the same level as survivalists but they also stockpile guns and learn how to defend themselves properly.