/səˈvaɪvəlɪzəm/ (say suh'vuyvuhlizuhm)

a strategy adopted by people who are convinced that they must prepare for cataclysmic events that will destroy the normal functioning of society, as by stocking up food and water supplies, learning first aid, building protective shelters, planning escape routes, etc.
survivalist, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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