- a person who makes preparations to survive a widespread catastrophe, as an atomic war or anarchy, especially by storing food and weapons in a safe place.
Origin of survivalist
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Contemporary Examples of survivalist
“I have a survivalist instinct,” said Ben, a 28-year-old New Yorker.My Week on Jewish Tinder
January 5, 2015
“My parents bought a big trailer of survivalist gear that they kept in the yard for years,” Pizzolatto said.‘True Detective’s’ Godless Universe: Is the HBO Show Anti-Christian?
March 6, 2014
Same for free market economics, religious fanaticism, and a survivalist outlook.Nerdiness from Noah: Alpha Centauri
March 29, 2013
The Twin Cities seem to have an old-time, survivalist, DIY spirit, and DuCett has bottled it.Twin City DIY
October 31, 2012
A survivalist mood deepened in Miyagi prefecture, and spread in nearby Yamagata prefecture.Japan’s New Survivalist Instinct
March 16, 2011
- a person who believes in ensuring his personal survival of a catastrophic event by arming himself and often by living in the wild
- (as modifier)survivalist weapons