Definition of “prepper” and “prepping”

A quick search of Google quickly pulls up a very accurate definitions of the words “prepper” and “prepping”. It’s really simple. A prepper is someone who actively and intentionally prepares for things like power outages, natural disasters, and other emergencies. Most of us, by now, have seen episodes of TV shows like ‘Doomsday Preppers’ and ‘Doomsday Bunkers’. These shows offer a lot of great content on how to be prepared for just about anything. They also, unfortunately, tend to make preppers out to be obsessed, paranoid, gun toting, conspiracy theorists who are running around like Chicken Little claiming “the sky is falling”. Although that may be true in some cases, most preppers, like myself, are just your average everyday people who want to be ready in case an emergency happens. Let’s face it. They WILL happen. Whether it’s man, nature, or God pulling the strings. We WILL face the unexpected. So why not expect the unexpected? is dedicated not only to providing affordable and practical emergency and survival gear. We’re also here to educate you on how to be prepared for and survive the unexpected. Prepping can be something you do by yourself, with your family, or even with a larger community. The best way to learn about prepping and how to be a prepper is to be around others who do it.

prep•per /prepər/ noun
Origin: North American
noun: prepper; plural noun: preppers
a person who believes a catastrophic disaster or emergency is likely to occur in the future and makes active preparations for it, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies.

prep•ping /prepiNG/ noun
Origin: North American
noun: prepping
the action or process of preparing something, or preparing for something.
the practice of making active preparations for a possible catastrophic disaster or emergency, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies.

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