Preppers, identify yourselves!
A little discussion/vote has been going down over at American Preppers Network to determine a universal prepper symbol to be used to identify yourself as a prepper online and in the “real” world. The proposed symbol is P! – capitol “P” with an exclamation mark “!”.
In theory, the symbol would be used in digital signatures, on badges, stickers, brochures, and any other publicly visible item (tattoos anyone?) to help members of the prepper community identify one another for the purpose of communicating before TEOTWAWKI. Also on the table is a medical version of the symbol, P+ and a series of meaningful backgrounds:
Dark Blue to indicate a Law Enforcement/Legal background.
Green to indicate a Gardener/Farmer
Red to indicate a Firefighter/Pyrotechnician/Demolitionist
Grey to indicate a Skilled tradesman (Machinist/Gun Smith/Carpenter/Mason/Electrician/Etc.)
Purple to indicate Clergy (Any and All)
Black to indicate a Military background (Active or Inactive)
Cammo P! for a General Prepper
Cammo P+ for a Medical, Physician/Medic/Surgeon/RN/Etc.
There are also some open colors awaiting designation: Orange, Yellow, and White (no point in changing font color).
Pros of having such a simple include:
- The easy identification of fellow preppers
- Relative anonymity – the average person either won’t know what the symbol means or won’t care
- Easy ability to remove the symbol as needed
Cons are slightly more paranoid but no less valid:
- People can identify you and take advantage in times of crisis
- Possible invasion of privacy
So…what say you fellow preppers? Do we need this symbol? Will you use it?
Perhaps even more important, I’m curious to know if there would be any interest in starting prepper meet-up groups in various major US cities. I’d be interested in hosting one out west here if I thought there’d be participation. It could be an interesting way to mix with other preppers, get to know one another, share ideas, etc. After all, those who prep together, survive together. Let us know in one way or another!