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.