Survivalism is a movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers) who actively prepare for emergencies, including possible disruptions in social or political order, on scales from local to international. Survivalism also encompasses preparation for personal emergencies, such as job loss or being stranded in the wild or under adverse weather conditions. The emphasis is on self-reliance, stockpiling supplies, and gaining survival knowledge and skills. Survivalists often acquire emergency medical and self-defense training, stockpile food and water, prepare to become self-sufficient, and build structures such as survival retreats or underground shelters that may help them survive a catastrophe.
Use of the term survivalist dates from 1976.

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  1. Jbsheepdog

    “Wolf” or predator preppers. How common??

    A buddy of mine shared this video. Bit of an eye opener. I knew there were probably a select few who were “prepping” like this but I’m now wondering how common it is. The mindset alone is disturbing but to put plans in place???? It’s hard for me to imagine people that malevolent. Perhaps I’m...
  2. oremike

    Question for the Preppers or anyone really

    I get the be ready idea but my question is how many actually know how to cook a meal from scratch? What's going to happen when restaurants, grub-hub and microwaves don't work anymore? And on a more advanced level, how many have Hunter/Gather skills or even grow a garden?
  3. C275RLTW

    Bend area preppers?

    Looking to meet other bend area like minded people. Send me a Pm
  4. Sixsa

    Has anyone else heard of or joined American Contingency?

    I don't post very often, I tend to just lurk, but I figured I'd share this because I think it could actually be useful. American Contingency | A Patriotic Movement I'm not shilling this "platform" although I've used it for a few weeks and see great potential in it. The site is called...
  5. cigars

    Apology to Preppers

    Well, it's a start. I guess maybe they're out of toilet paper? Apology accepted. http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1265029/pg1
  6. ma96782

    Preppers even in Sweden

    Yup.....prepping it's not limited to the USA. Even Sweden (BTW, neutral in WW2 and not a NATO member) is preparing. "The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming!" OR......to be more P.C. "If crisis or war comes" But, the $64,000 question is....... What about firearms for personal...
  7. Tinaw

    Researching for a Book

    I'm researching a thriller. Quick look at the plot: The Ex-Pat will be running from a gov agent who has to get him back into the Hosp to keep him from remembering what happened to his team. As he remembers he become more of a problem for a General and a politician on the move toward the...
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