Survivalism is a social movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers) who proactively prepare for emergencies, including natural disasters, as well as disruptions to social, political, or economic order. Preparations may anticipate short-term scenarios or long-term, on scales ranging from personal adversity, to local disruption of services, to international or global catastrophe. Survivalism may be limited to preparing for a personal emergency, 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 the early 1980s.

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    Meetup or other gun groups in Washington County (or nearby), OR?

    I've been trying to get more active in shooting and am also more interested in finding other gun owners in the area (Hillsboro, OR) due to the recent virus panic and rioting. I'm interested in pro-2A issues but also would just like to meet other people interested in guns and limited government...
  2. Tony617

    Patriot Nurse - Cheap Dollar Tree Medical Supplies - Prepping Low on Cash

  3. Modeler

    Looking for a prepping group in Oregon City

    Hi All, Haven't been active on the board for a couple years, but I was in the past. I'm looking to join (or start?) a prepping group in the Oregon City area. Looking for mutual benefit, sharing knowledge, group buys on supplies, mutual assistance in SHTF, etc. I'm a Paramedic and a Ham and...
  4. Camelfilter

    West Salem man arrested on suspicion of stealing $12k for 'prepping' gear, guns

    West Salem man arrested on suspicion of stealing $12k for 'prepping' gear, guns Whitney M. Woodworth , Statesman Journal Published 2:15 p.m. PT May 17, 2017 | Updated 7:36 p.m. PT May 17, 2017 TWEETLINKEDIN 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE A West Salem man was arrested on suspicion of stealing more than...
  5. druiseeker

    Why do many people not have basic emergency supplies?

    I was talking with a woman here in Salem the other day about prepping. I was buying several large cases of bottled water and she was asking if I was having an event. When I told her I was replacing some emergency supplies I'd gotten into, she made some snide comments ridiculing "preppers". I...
  6. M

    Share your bookmarks.

    Thought I would share some of my bookmarks with you all. Share yours and help each other be ready. Buy MREs | MRE Marketplace Knives and Outdoor Gear at Blade HQ | Gear Up For Adventure Ammo Deals! Centerfire Systems - Homepage Magazines for Rifles, Handguns...
  7. Camelfilter

    How to go about prepping surplus 7.62x51 crimped brass?

    Howdy! New to reloading, and haven't even started reloading rifle yet. That will be a while. Just curious on how you go about prepping 7.62x51 military surplus brass which has crimped primer pockets? Because I have a whole bunch once fired, Hirtenberger. Looks like such deprimed: A friend...
  8. T

    Elites prepping for teotwawki? The shoe is on the other foot now. Cali left voted away their rights?

    SHOP NOW > Silicon Valley Elites Privately Turning Into Doomsday Preppers The Associated Press by Ben Kew24 Jan 2017101 SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER feature published in The New Yorker this week.[/paste:font] “Doomsday Prep for the Super Rich” details some of the reason that several technology...
  9. MrNatural

    Prepping should be FUN!

    If Prepping Isn’t Fun Then You’re Doing it Wrong! If Prepping Isn't Fun Then You're Doing it Wrong! An excerpt: "How many gardeners complain about raising a garden? Not many, most do it because it’s fun and they like the challenge of planting, nurturing and harvesting. Same goes for hunters...
  10. Caveman Jim

    Prepping cases for 40 Smith & Wesson

    Well howdy to the reloading community and great wealth of knowledge. I started reloading earlier this year and have gained much knowledgeable experience prepping close to 800 cases for my AR. My next project is reloading for my handgun in 40 Smith & Wesson. I've looked at the information and...
  11. NWmike53

    Defending the home

    I'm new to this forum so I may be asking a question that has been discussed at length already. We are currently at odds over where prepare to go in a SHTF situation. We have a very comfortable home and shop on 1 acre, fruit trees, nice garden area and shallow well producing a lot of water...
  12. MrNatural

    Prepping Matrix - a flowchart for planning

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  13. Liberty97045

    Shelf life of Kerosene

    From everything I could find, Kerosene, "Synthetic" lamp oil and Kleen-heat all have a 3 year shelf life. Is there a shelf stable lamp/heater fuel or an additive to make it so? BTW, I found this long-term 2 cycle fuel...
  14. MrNatural

    3 on people and location

    A bit of reading required here. But well worth it. Much of it can be considered "Problem Two" - what to do AFTER your physical preps are in place. Ok you've already got the nine B's (Berkey (i.e. water), beans, bullets, bandaids, batteries, bullion, books, barter, beliefs) then it's time to...
  15. MrNatural

    Storing tobacco and inexpensive cigs for pleasure or barter

    This guy has Figured It Out. I learned quite a lot from the article. My choice so far has been to store cigarette papers for barter, but I may buy and store some of this pipe tobacco now. Got to look at the rolling machines he...
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