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Survivalism is a movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers ) who are actively preparing for emergencies, including possible disruptions in social or political order, on scales from local to international.
Primitive skills refers to prehistoric handicrafts and pre-industrial technology. Primitive skills are those skills that relate to living off the land, often using handcrafted tools made from naturally gathered materials.
Self-sufficiency is the state of not requiring any aid, support, or interaction, for survival; it is therefore a type of personal or collective autonomy . On a national scale, a totally self-sufficient economy that does not trade with the outside world is called an autarky . The term self-sufficiency is usually applied to varieties of sustainable living in which nothing is consumed outside of what is produced by the self-sufficient individuals.
A retreat is a place of refuge for those in the survivalist subculture or movement. Retreats are also sometimes called bug-out locations ( BOLs ).
The term woodcraft (or woodlore ) denotes skills and experience in matters relating to living and thriving in the woods —such as hunting , fishing , and camping —whether on a short- or long-term basis. Traditionally, woodcraft pertains to subsistence lifestyles, with implications of hunting-gathering . In more recent times, and in developed countries , it relates more to either outdoor recreationalism or survivalism .
Utilitiesman in the US Navy operating a Reverse Osmosis Purification System in Camp Patriot, Kuwait
Off-the-shelf Red Cross preparedness kit . A bug-out bag [ 1 ] [ 2 ] is a portable kit that contains the items one would require to survive for seventy-two hours [ 3 ] [ 4 ] when evacuating from a disaster.
Cosmonaut's survival kit in Polytechnical Museum, Moscow
Large and small first aid kits used by the British Red Cross for event first aid, in the internationally recognised ISO green with a white cross. These kits also feature the red cross which is a protected symbol under the Geneva Conventions and may only be used by the Red Cross or military