Written by Dan Carpenter: The Daily Prep
Prepper nomenclature is a funny thing. Really…
Within the same very tightly-knit group of people, you have some folks that refer to themselves as “survivalists”, while other people hate that label, and instead, bill themselves as “preppers”, “homesteaders”, or 100 other names.
Some of the hair-splitting does seem a little humorous, particularly to outsiders. But behind the funny names however, is the reality that there ARE some pronounced differences in the “hows” and the “whys” that people bring into their approach to prepared living.
In an attempt to have a little fun with the whole thing, and at the same time address some of the different sub-segments within the preparedness community, I recently created “The Official Prepper Profile Quiz.”
Through a series of 31 questions, preppers are asked about: their survival priorities, their gear, how they would react to certain situations, and more.
At the end of the quiz, participants receive one of the following results:
– Pantry Prepping Pro
– Dyed in The Wool Off-Grid Homesteader
– Captain First Responder
– Jason Bourne
– Die-Hard Tactical Oorah
– Nutball Conspiracy Theorist
– Walking Primitive Skills Aficionado
While The Official Prepper Profile Quiz really is primarily just for entertainment, I tried hard tomake it something that would help people ask questions, and think critically as well.
At the end of the day, no matter what your natural preparedness leanings are, the challenge is to push yourself out of your comfort zone, and into an area of greater skills, practice, and preparation.
People who don’t do this, find themselves in the world of “hobby preppers”, who are only really
“prepared” when and where preparedness happens to align with the hobbies and interests that they already have.
For instance, it might be a lot of fun for a tactical tough guy to go shoot guns, but if he lives solely in the world of firearms, he’s forfeiting the greater preparedness that he could have by pushing himself to learn about emergency medicine, gardening, shortwave communications, or a host of other things.
Conversely, a “food storage mom” might be naturally comfortable canning and preserving food. So maybe she needs to push herself to learn more about security or emergency sheltering.
Everybody has at least one area of prepping that they are naturally drawn to, and at least another that they could stand to be a little stronger in. Being a solid “generalist”, who is at least proficient in several areas, is the name of the game!
Take the quiz to find out what kind of prepper you are here!
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