noun \-və-list\

: a person who believes that government and society will soon fail completely and who stores food, weapons, etc., in order to be prepared to survive when that happens

Full Definition of SURVIVALIST

:  a person who advocates or practices survivalism; especially :  one who has prepared to survive in the anarchy of an anticipated breakdown of society
survivalist adjective

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