Survivalist ≠ Prepper ≠ Paranoid

As you may know, I’m on a new adventure. Click here to learn all about it.

I’ve been thinking about the differences — to me — of Survivalist and Prepper.

I am a survivalist and a naturalist. More of a homesteader, maybe. I’m choosing to rewild myself and become closer to God, His creation, and the self-sustaining activities and lifestyle that our modern world has left behind. This is for me. Maybe not for you. But, keep reading.

I would not call myself a prepper. There is nothing wrong with being a prepper, but I do not feel I am one. I’m not stockpiling for a day when the world’s economic system collapses. I don’t have food stored up for five years, and I certainly don’t have enough ammo hidden to blow up the moon. But, you know, if God yields my heart to start the process, don’t think I won’t!

I’ve met a lot of people who find my passions and wannabe lifestyle exhausting and weird. I’ve met even more people who think prepping (or being prepared) is ridiculous and paranoid.

Being a prepper does not necessarily mean you are paranoid like going to church every Sunday doesn’t necessarily mean you are a Christian. (That’s right. I said it.)

I am all for being prepared. My family and I have a “bug out” bag we keep on hand when we travel. We’ve lived in Texas long enough to know that rest stops can be few and far between, and bad weather happens in an instant. If you’d like to know what we have in our bag, let me know. I’ll post it.

I’m all for trusting God. And, God gets us prepared. He will always tell you what you need to know. Just look at the bible. I am a survivalist. I want to know how to make fire, get water, what wild edibles are in fact edible and how to make shelter for me and my family. I’m doing this for my spirit, to make me whole. To be complete the way God intended me to be.

I’m so loving this new journey! Do you love what you are doing right now? What area is God showing you to yield to Him? It’s easy! Just do it!

God bless! Stay tuned for my next Survival Babe™ post. I’ll be discussing how to water-proof matches and if it really works!

~Chelle

 

 

 

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