Survivors can collect supplies, but are more interested in living off the resources around them rather than being transported to a particular location. They are rather a minimalist type of individual, while preparers can take a hoarding approach when it comes to survival items. Unlike survivors, preparers often raise cattle and orchards as part of their SHTF plan. A preparer focuses on staying in one place during a disaster and does not plan to move or travel light like a survivor.
If the preparer lives in a suburban, small or urban area, backyard chickens and meat rabbits often replace goats, sheep and cows that rural preparers maintain as a source of protein. While the term “preparer” might carry less stigma historically, they still have a bad reputation in the mainstream media, mainly due to the reality show Doomsday Preppers. Preppers are punished with their property, and they can be quite defenseless when they are stranded too far from their property. Trainers, on the other hand, see lifestyle as a response to the out-of-focus materialism of the modern era.
Since preparers tend to be more willing to build their home location, they also tend to have better defended locations. This is not to say that there is no crossing here; survivors seek alliances with others recognizing that even lone wolves gather in packs, while preparing families continue to seek autonomy from others. A designated room inside the house or a bug shelter or even a separate enclosure installed so that surgery can be performed is the dream of any preparer. Preparers emphasize storage of equipment and careful planning to ensure that their lives can go on more or less unaffected by any disasters or mishaps that may occur to them.
On the other hand, a preparer only knows what kind of things he will need to survive in certain situations, he does not believe that he can acquire all the resources when the time comes, so he begins to accumulate for them predicting a disaster. For small, short-term disasters, being a preparer can be more exhausting and financially problematic than it is worth it. Preparers are generally more concerned with supporting themselves and their families through accumulating labor-saving equipment and having enough basic necessities on hand to last the normal supply chain disruption before things resume. Preparers are more concerned with stockpiling supplies and equipment, where survivors are more concerned with skill sets and lifestyle choices.
Preparers tend to be more focused; that is, while the survivor tends to prepare against every possible apocalypse. All of this makes there are two very different types of preparation for the doomsday, which makes there is a wide range of knowledge and equipment when it comes to what is available to those who seek advice, and they make the community as a whole stronger and thus ensure the survival of the human race. Trainers always work on the same frequencies, while survivors work on different frequencies.