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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.

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


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