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Self classification

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ghrit, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Sheep

    0 vote(s)
  2. Sheep plus prepper

    0 vote(s)
  3. Sheepdog

    1 vote(s)
  4. Sheepdog plus prepper

    11 vote(s)
  5. Lone Wolf

    4 vote(s)
  6. Survivalist

    5 vote(s)
  1. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I got to thinking the other day about what I am, and how we see ourselves with this business of preparedness. All that mental turmoil settled down on these pigeon holes where we might fit. Or not.

    Sheep - Somehow, I don't think anyone that visits this site more than once will fall into this category, but it is included in case there is anyone that acknowledges it.

    Sheep plus prepper - This would include anyone that is aware of the potential for short or long term loss of public services and is set up to weather hurricanes, snow storms or the like for several days or longer, but not necessarily for self defense.

    Sheepdog - One that awaits the call to serve and protect his community, however that might be defined.

    Sheepdog plus prepper - As above, plus prepared to weather an interruption of civilized behaviors for long or short term.

    Lone Wolf (I don’t need no stinkin’ tribe, fully prepared to go it alone.)

    Survivalist - Screw the rest of you. Long term preps in place for me and mine, and I can defend it.
  2. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I think of myself as a lone wolf but after reading your definitions, I guess I'm more of a sheepdog plus prepper
  3. NavyChief

    NavyChief Monkey+

    Right now sheepdog plus prepper. Might consider survivalist as time wears on.
  4. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    In a known short term scenario - sheepdog plus.
    I don't mind helping out so long as it won't detract from me and mine.

    In a long term SHTF scenario, "friends and neighbors" will draw off too many of my resources. I've yet to meet anyone who could bring more to the table than they would take in that kind of situation. So in that case Lone Wolf / Survivalist (difference isn't really clear)
  5. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Sheepdog plus, I follow in the path that J.W. Rawles walks.
  6. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I should have read the first post before I voted!
    Oh well!
    Too late now!
    I consider myself a survivalist, BUT I also gave a sense of sharing and trying to assist others....
    That may be my downfall in the end.
  7. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Based on your definitions, I would have to classify myself as a Sheepdog plus prepper. I'm of the opinion that life after [shtf] would be a lot easier in a tribe/community than on your own.

  8. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    I am currently a Lone Wolf - mainly because I can't get anyone to take the need to Prep seriously. A couple buddies are better off than most Sheeple, but still are not really stocking like they should. I live alone, so my preps are geared to my individual needs.
    If I can get others into it, I will graduate to "Sheepdog Plus Prepper".

    Current neighborhood demographics require the 'gray man' approach - I simply cannot trust them to know I have preps.
  9. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Nothing here but us sheep...baaaaa!:rolleyes:
  10. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Right, I believe that.... not! ... old gray one.
    After reading the posts that prompted this poll I forwarded 2 of the posts to family and friends along with the following post script.
    In the past in some of my posts maybe I have been too crtitical with my family and friends with regard to preparing for the worst. I didn't realize until reading these two items that I am indeed a sheepdog. Some of you are as well. Many of you are sheep, and I mean no disrespect in saying that. Some of you will decide to become sheepdogs and I think with the state of the nation and the world, that would be a good thing. I think a time will come in our lifetimes when we will need many many more sheepdogs than are available today. During that time the sheep will die in droves and the wolves will gorge on the blood and flesh of the sheep.
  11. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    <style></style>I am going to have to go with a hybrid between a lone wolf and a survivalist. Lone wolf because outside of our household tribe of 2, I don't have anyone else to rely on. Survivalist because we have the preps and the means to protect them in place.
  12. fireplaceguy

    fireplaceguy Monkey+

    I voted sheepdog plus prepper as well, although events could easily propel me into survivalist.
  13. Ivan

    Ivan Monkey++

    sheepdog. my community may have shrunken of late, but its still mine. id give it all for them just as they would do for me.

    no 'plus' here though. prep beyond arming myself with knowledge will have to wait until im less broke. yeah, it shouldn't be put off, but baring some unforeseen natural disaster im thinking theres a few years of leeway left before peak something or other mucks everything up or the economy dies by itself again without anyone doing the CPR this time.
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