POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Discuss those "what if" or "what would you do" scenarios you've been wondering about.

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Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Militant Survivalist
67
7%
Hoarder Survivalist
41
4%
Off Grid Survivalist
59
6%
Gardener Survivalist
41
4%
Backpack Survivalist
68
7%
Zombie Survivalist
89
9%
Personal Assault Survivalist
50
5%
Wilderness Survivalist
83
8%
Natural Disaster Survivalist
128
13%
Safety Preparedness Survivalist
81
8%
Social/Political Decline, Conservative Survivalist
90
9%
Cold War Era Survivalist
15
2%
Nuclear War / Bio-Chem Survivalist
13
1%
Genetic Manipulation Survivalist
5
1%
Over-Population Survivalist
15
2%
Monetary Disaster Survivalist
45
5%
Biblical Revelations Survivalist
21
2%
Post-9/11 Reactionary Survivalist
14
1%
I'm too paranoid to even disclose this info.
15
2%
I'm too paranoid to even disclose that I'm paranoid (OK we get it!)
37
4%
 
Total votes: 977

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POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by gillis » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:16 am

Rules: Choose up to 4 and if your brave enough post your #1 (If its not on here... sorry)

I hope I didn't miss any. If I did let me know maybe we can recreate this later.


My #1 is Wilderness Survivalist
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Re: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by xombiechow » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:22 am

My number one would probably be Personal Assault survivalist because of my self defense background and mentality.
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by Kajira » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:29 am

I chose monetary decline, social/political decline, and Biblical revelations. I can't say any one of those is my number 1 because I feel that they are all very closely linked. In general, everything seems to be getting worse. I hope things get better, but I'm preparing just in case it doesn't.

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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by by-the-throat » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:31 am

I'm not really big on excessive labels. But what the hell.

My grandparents would never have used the term 'survivalist' but they were-my grandfather believed his children would live to see the end times, and prepared them as such, and my grandmother would roll her eyes and then finish canning her 100th jar of green beans from the garden. The influence is there with me as well, though I obviously can't discuss it here.

My parents (and aunts and uncles) were of the cold war era bomb shelter survivalist (I recieved a copy of Farnham's freehold for my 10th birthday, along with the self titled Black Sabbath album) and that has greatly influenced my preps. And I mean these were the Gonzo Kurt Saxon reading, Camo Wearing, Fuck Everything And Run types that our sensible ZS population likes to poke fun at. But I find the mannerisms coming through a lot; my instinct is still to build an unbreakable fort and live in it forever, and despite my suburban job and cushy suburban lifestyle I've never been able to rid myself of the desire.

I would call our main goal as a group as "Off the Grid" though, as we are really just highly unsociable people who want to avoid contact with other people as much as possible. We aren't off the grid yet, but that is our 10 year plan. But it is more in the Hippie Commune fashion than anything else; although we are as guilty of playing tactical dress up as much as anybody, we mostly want to grow our own food and raise our weird children in peace.
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by DaveJohns » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:39 am

I would say my #1 is "natural disaster" - Although I could click on most of your choices, I think I gear myself more towards preparing for your run-of-the-mill natural disaster scenarios. Boring, I know. But it's how I roll.
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by CryHavoc » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:10 am

I'd have to say Backpack Survivalist is my #1.
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by Silent Kube » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:13 am

by-the-throat wrote:
I would call our main goal as a group as "Off the Grid" though, as we are really just highly unsociable people who want to avoid contact with other people as much as possible. We aren't off the grid yet, but that is our 10 year plan. But it is more in the Hippie Commune fashion than anything else; although we are as guilty of playing tactical dress up as much as anybody, we mostly want to grow our own food and raise our weird children in peace.
Pretty much what he said. I began as a backpack survivalist in high school (damn Boyscouts lol)until I did my research and realized I wasn't being realistic. The thing that really kicked my prepping into high-gear was reading Lucifer's Hammer and realizing that if I waited til the last minute and then cleaned out the stores, all it would do is wave a big flag saying "food here" to potential marauders. So natural disaster is high on my list but I'd like to think I'm prepared for at least most things on the list. Although sadly I finally made a spreadsheet of what I have and what I still have yet to do and I realized I'm woefully behind.
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by dukman » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:20 am

Where is Armchair Survivalist?? :lol:
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by dogbane » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:29 am

I don't see myself up there. This isn't the thing you can make a poll for, because too many possible answers are omitted.
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by shrimpwd » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:40 am

I just remember from an early age (like, somewhere around 6 or 8?) wanting to move to an island and stock up... I still feel that way. I would say my main one would be 'backpack survivalist', only because I began gear preps to hike the AT, but never got to it. (money issues) I'm trying to get more rounded preps set up, but the same stupid money issues keep popping up.

I figure that is why I had to pick too paranoid to even admit paranoia...

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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by MaxRite » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:29 am

"Safety Preparedness Survivalist" sounds pretty close. I guess.
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by DaJoker » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:35 am

My #1 would be a tie between Militant and Backpack survivalist. Depending on the type of emergency I'd react by fighting the good fight or melting into the mountains ASAP and let the world burn.
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Post by NightHiker » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:44 am

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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by NorrisUnleashed » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:54 am

Natural Disaster Survivalist, or as I like to call it a "California Survivalist"

NightHiker wrote:Wilderness Survival
I started prepping after years of being involved in outdoor activities (hiking, backpacking, camping, hunting, etc), over the years its just kinda snowballed.

Maybe I took the question wrong, I selected the type of situation I saw the need to prepare for, not the technique I would employ....
My #2 for the same reason.
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by Jeriah » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:01 pm

I checked "Backpack Survivalist," because although I'm well aware of its limitations and liabilities, this is the one type of preparation I've actually done. I really want to be Off-The-Grid but I'm nowhere near being able to do that. So in 5 or 10 years I'll come back and change my vote. :lol:
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by NorrisUnleashed » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:16 pm

Jeriah wrote:So in 5 or 10 years I'll come back and change my vote. :lol:
I want to off the grid too. :(
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by BigDaddyTX » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:42 pm

Natural Disaster here. Living on the Gulf Coast you don't really have a choice. I started buying all of the crap I have because of the storms, and it just sort of snowballed.
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by dogbane » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:50 pm

Some missing categories:

-Suburban Survivalist
-Mother Earth News Survivalist
-Environmentalist Survivalist
-Urban Survivalist
-Metrosexual Survivalist
-Hippie Survivalist
-Granola Survivalist
-Liberal Survivalist
-Moderate Survivalist
-Genetically-Enhanced Survivalist
-Cyborg Survivalist
-Gentleman Survivalist
-Backwoods Survivalist
-N00b Survivalist
-Apprentice Survivalist
-Journeyman Survivalist
-Nautical Survivalist
-Bondage and Domination Survivalist
-Oligarch Survivalist
-Wall Street Survivalist
-Gangsta Survivalist
-Disco Survivalist
-RenFest Survivalist
-Academic Survivalist
-Furry Survivalist

And many many more! :D
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by Real_Ale_Act » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:09 pm

You forgot:

-Anything-You-Can-Do-I-Can-Do-Better Survivalist
-BeenThereDoneThat Survivalist
-Get Off My Lawn Survivalist
-KitWhore Survivalist

and of course the:
-Wait...What?...I thought this was a Zombie Forum Survivalist


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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by shrimpwd » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:09 pm

RenFest Survivalist? Oh, definitely working on that one. I just need a nice BOV van/truck of some sort, and a few more to sell at each year. :)

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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by gronch » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:10 pm

I thought I was the only one who thought of disco survivalist...

Arbitrary vote cast.
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by dogbane » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:14 pm

gronch wrote:I thought I was the only one who thought of disco survivalist...

Arbitrary vote cast.
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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by Tripp Hazzard » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:21 pm

'I'm not a survivalist, I just don't want to be caught flat-footed in an emergency."

Drawing from the suggestions, I'd go with Suburban.

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Re: POLL: Classify Yourself as a Certain Type of Survivalist

Post by doc savage » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:30 pm

cold war era survivalist.

dad came back from Nam pretty paranoid ( Phu-bai, then a few other places) . reds could attack at any moment type of thing.
grew up with guns behind every door, field manuals and surplus gear for my birthdays, and random " Quick, tell me the difference between the BTR and BRDM APC's..two wheel, four wheel?....which has better off road capabiliy ? how many troops?" kind of pop quizzes. still have the big pink and red covered 'THREAT' on my bookshelf. :) camping every weekend had a clear purpose.

i still distrust all communist countries present and former, ally or not, even though most of my relatives escaped from Russia and the Ukraine.

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