Survivalism is a movement or lifestyle of survivalists or preppers who actively prepare for emergencies, including possible disruptions in social or political order, on scales from local to international.

From a Preppers perspective survivalism is a set of skills, training and preparedness that will provide an advantage over those that are not prepared during STHF scenarios.

Not all societal breakdown are apocalyptic or cataclysmic. Survivalism is a mindset based on survival in all scenarios including economic collapse, foreign invasion and more.

ALL Terms
Prepper Vocabulary
In the Prepper Life EDC means Every Day Carry. EDC references the bag/ items a prepper should carry daily when they leave their home. These items ensure your survival in an fast acting emergency.
Potable references the cleanliness of water. Potable water is safe for human consumption without any additional filtration or purification methods.
When the word "non-potable" is used they are referencing that the water is undrinkable and should not to be consumed by humans.