Homesteading and prepping have similarities and they have differences. Many would argue that one is superior to the other for some, usually, minuscule reason. Personally, I think the two are pretty intertwined with the self-reliance concept and either has a place at my table.
Trying to divide the two is like saying that you can only travel to Disneyland by minivan, while in fact this is just plain wrong. It's getting to the destination that is what is important. The destination here is self-reliance.
Here is what they had to say over at backdoorsurvival.com;
I’m not sure why people so often feel the need to be smug and put down others for their self-reliance efforts. Maybe it’s because they need to feel superior. Maybe they don’t actually see the entire picture, and their opinions are based on only partial information. Maybe, giving the benefit of the doubt, they don’t realize how demoralizing their comments are to others who are doing the best they can with the resources they have.
The other day, I saw a comment that made me see red. A person said, “The more time I spend in the self-sufficiency space, the more I’m convinced that homesteading really is the grown up version of prepping.”
Why does it have to be like that? Why does one have to be considered “better” than the other? Either way, people are getting prepared for the worst, so is it really necessary to claim that your way is the only way? Homesteaders and preppers; I always thought we were on the same team. It’s just plain divisive.
There are pros and cons to both.
Let's not divide our self reliant forces over some trivial thing such as, “what do you call it?”
Folks, any skills learned in what I call the big three, prepping, homesteading, survival is a feather in the hat and could mean the difference between life and death. So let's lock arms and learn from each other.
Let me know what you think. Which is better and why or does it matter at all?
Remember, Keep Preppin!