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In 2012 preppers became a mainstage player in the disaster preparedness world. Preppers were defined by National Geographic and American Culture as lunatics and paranoid hoarders.
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This set National Preparedness back 10 years at least.
There are many different types of preppers out there.
Which type are you?
This is the prepper who claims not to be but is prepared for everything because of a country and hands-on upbringing. They are just “ready” and they have always been ready because that is how they were raised.
This is the person who puts up food, cans food, buys ammo, buys more guns, medical and what have you. This is the stockpiler. They have the stuff! The Stockpiler believes in the stuff. They are right on with having the things needed to survive.
They will also excel at bartering because of all this stuff.
The leader is the people person. This is the prepper who can bring people together, get new people added to the group and lead them. The leader is the king or queen of MAGs
The Militia Man
This is the tactical gun guy. He is a great prepper to know but he has all the ammo and all the guns. He might also have extensive military training.
The new guys. These preppers are still finding their way. Many of the acronyms are new to them and they might be really enthusiastic about the whole thing. The newbie is a great person to know as they have all the prepping spunk.
This person found their way into the prepping game by consuming a massive amount of conspiracy talk. This person might be the paranoid type and require some understanding before you find all the gems they have to offer.