Ok gang, I have a question for you.
What do you call yourself? Prepper?? Seems to have been co-opted by the National Geographic style tv shows about the isolated compound, gun-collecting types.
Survivalist? This one always brings to mind Bear Grylls. Mmmm drinking pee….
Homesteader? I like this one, but I feel like I don’t own the land I’m growing food on so I can’t really call myself that. That could be a modern and American way of looking at things though. How many people throughout history haven’t owned the land they work? Did that make them less self sufficient? I’ve heard the modifier of Suburban Homesteader and that feels a little closer to what I think I am. Although my hubby argues that small town Iowa isn’t a proper suburban environment.
Apocaloptimist? I happen to like this one, and I may steal it, but I had never heard it before last week when it came up on a forum board. An optimistic apacolyptic, or something like that. I like how it sounds, just saying it is fun.
Pragmatist? Worrier? Sometimes I think I’m just prepared for events so that I won’t worry so much.
Do you have a term you prefer? Have I forgotten one? Shout out in the comments.