If you search Wikipedia for the term ‘Prepper’ it redirects to survivalism, but it’s not the same. According to the American Preppers network, survivalists focus:
“on learning primitive and other woodsmen skills and have very little focus on actually stocking up supplies and building an extensive repository of every needful thing.”
“Preppers prepare to maintain their current lifestyle as much as possible.”
“A Prepper is a person who takes Personal Responsibility and Self Reliance seriously. A Prepper is a person who earnestly believes that no challenge is insurmountable with the proper dedication, determination and focus.”
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Being a prepper doesn’t mean that you are of a certain religion or belief set.
ThePreppermovement.com says “They prepare because they feel a yearning to be more self sufficient. They don’t want to depend on grocery supply chains for their daily meals, at least to the extent that they can’t eat if there is a storm or power outage.”
Some things that preppers want to be ready for are storms, natural disasters, job loss, unexpected family problem like disability or illness, inflation, recession, economic crisis, etc.
After checking it out I decided that yes, I’m a prepper. I’ve just started and have a lot to learn. If you’re new to the prepper mindset or just checking it out I’d like to encourage you to not worry or stress out about the overwhelming amount of information out there and all the things you can do. Just take it one step at a time and know that every little bit helps.