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Its main objective is to be able to survive an apocalyptic event, should one occur. Anarcho-primitivists (often abbreviated as Anprim, An-Prim or AnPrim) share many characteristics with survivors, especially predictions of a pending ecological disaster. Clayton's book, which coincided with a renewed arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union, marked a shift in emphasis on the preparations made by survivors to move them away from economic collapse, famine and energy shortages, which were concerns in the 1970s, to nuclear war. While some survivors believe in the long-term viability of Western civilization, they learn the principles and techniques necessary to survive life-threatening situations that can occur anytime, anywhere.
Gerald Celente, founder of the Trends Research Institute, pointed out how many modern survivors deviate from the classic archetype, calling this new style neo-survival; you know, the cartoon, the guy with the AK-47 heads to the hills with enough ammunition and pork and beans to overcome the storm. Some survivors stockpiled precious metals and tradable goods (such as common-caliber ammunition) because they assumed that paper money would lose its value. From then on, Rhee began appearing in Internet productions and survival television shows; he appeared as a coach on Fake Men, a YouTube series, gaining fame and fortune in his native South Korea. Now retired from the army, Hawke has done survival work on One Man Army, Science of Survival, and Discovery Channel's Man, Woman, Wild, the latter of which appeared with his wife, Ruth England.
Now an icon of wilderness, Mears insists that he is not a celebrity like Bear Grylls, another British survivor of renown. State agents risked their lives to help two of their own who were shot dead, allegedly by a self-proclaimed survivor. Critical opponents of the survival strategy pointed to its hidden business-related aspect and criticized its purported attitude. Survival is a social movement of individuals or groups (called survivors or preparers) who proactively prepare for emergencies, including natural disasters, as well as disruptions of the social, political or economic order.
Despite a pause following the end of the Cold War, survival has gained increased attention in recent years, leading to increased popularity of the survival lifestyle, as well as increased scrutiny. Those returning to land differ from most survivors in that they have a greater interest in ecology and counterculture. Instead of moving or making such preparations at home, many people also make plans to stay in their current locations until a real breakdown occurs, when in the language of survival they escape or leave Dodge to a safer location.