Quiz – How Prepped Are You?

So you want to know how prepared you are, eh?  If you are already living in your survival homestead, it’s a good bet you’re ready for what’s coming down the pike.  If you’re still making preparations, maybe this will help you determine how far along you are – and where you might need to beef up.

  • 1. Storage Food
    • A1. (-30 points) What Storage Food?
    • A2. (0 points) My Neighbor has some.
    • A3. (20 points) I have two cases of Dinty Moore Beef Stew & whole bunch of Raman Noodles
    • A4. (100 points) I have two years of storage foods and have a garden
  • 2. My Family’s Attitude Toward Prepping
    • A1. (-30 points) What Family?
    • A2. (0 points) They already think I’m a tin foil hat wearing nut job
    • A3. (20 points) I watch Preppers on TV, hoping my family notices
    • A4. (100 points) We have discussed it and everyone is on the same page
  • 3. I plan on Bugging out
    • A1. (-30 points) When I hear gun fire in my neighborhood
    • A2. (0 points) When the TV tells me to
    • A3. (40 points) When they declare a Banking Holiday
    • A4. (100 points) Bug out? –  I’m already gone.
  • 4. I was planning on getting a gun and learning how to use it
    • A1. (-30 points) When I hear gun fire in my neighborhood
    • A2. (-10 points) Why come I need guns?
    • A3. (0 points) I already know how to use my 50 cal,  my AK, my SKS, my .22 pistol, my .357 Magnum – and I can’t wait to use them
    • A4. (100 points) I know a gun is a tool and I know how and when to use mine for defense and hunting
  • 5. Chickens are part of my self sufficiency plans
    • A1. (-30 points) The closest I get to Chickens is at KFC
    • A2. (0 points) Chickens?  Is that where eggs come from?
    • A3. (30 points) I’m planning on getting some someday
    • A4. (100 points) They roam the yard and we eat their eggs and meat
  • 6. My mind set on survival is………
    • A1. (-30 points) I don’t think about it much, with it being football season and all
    • A2. (0 points) I’ll have another beer and a bowl and hope everything will be OK
    • A3. (20 points) It keeps me awake at 3am.  I know I have to do something at some point
    • A4. (100 points) It’s what I work on a little bit everyday
  • 7. My bug out bag contains
    • A1. (-30 points) What bug out bag?
    • A2. (0 points) Guns, a brick of C4, nunchucks, Rambo knife, condoms
    • A3. (10 points) Dinty Moore Beef Stew and Fresca – but no can opener
    • A4. (100 points) I’m already bugged out and don’t need a bug out bag
  • 8. First Aid Kits and Meds
    • A1. (-30 points) What first aid kit? What meds?
    • A2. (0 points) I’m sure those nice  people at the FEMA camp will help me if I need it
    • A3. (10 points) I’ve got a box of band-aids and aspirin in the upstairs bathroom
    • A4. (100 points) My First Aid kit is full and I know how to use it
  • 9. Water Storage
    • A1. (-30 points) What water storage?
    • A2. (0 points) I have 3 cases of BPA bottled water in the basement
    • A3. (20 points) I have a Lifestraw, so I’m all set!
    • A4. (100 points) My survival homestead has a well/stream/river/lake etc.
  • 10. Money
    • A1. (-30 points) What money?
    • A2. (-20 points) I have 100 oz silver and gold bars in my safe
    • A3. (-10 points) I have lots of money and can buy my way out of anything
    • A4. (100 points) I have already used my money to become self sufficient
  • 11. Power
    • A1. (-30 points) I get all the power I need from Red Bull!
    • A2. (0 points) I have power as long as I pay the electric bill
    • A3. (20 points) I’m going to look into that soon
    • A4. (100 points) I’m already off the grid and operating on solar/wind/water power!
  •  12. Shelter
    • A1. (-30 points) I live in my parents’ basement – it’s nice there
    • A2. (10 points) I have a sleeping bag somewhere
    • A3. (20 points) I have an RV packed and ready to go
    • A4. (100 points) I have built a house from natural resources at my survival retreat

Bonus Question:

  • What am I planning to survive though?
    • A1. (-30 points) Whatever happens, happens and I’ll do what they tell me to.
    • A2. (-20 points) Aliens are going to come from out of the sky and pick me up – I only have to survive long enough for them to find me
    • A3. (50 points) Economic collapse, war, famine, radiation accidents, solar flares, pole shift and maybe Planet X
    • A4. (100 points) I have decided to live a better way of life, regardless of what does or doesn’t happen “out there”


Minus anything to 99:  Go back to sleep, Dear.  You’re just having a bad dream.

 100 to 499:  You know something’s up, you know you have to take some action, but you haven’t done enough research to know what to do about it.

500 to 899: You’re obviously on your way.  Keep going.

900 to 1300:   Congratulations!  We’ll see you on the other side! 


Dan & Sheila are the authors of Surviving Survivalism – How to Avoid Survivalism Culture Shock, and hosts of the podcast, Still Surviving with Dan & Sheila.  For questions about space in their Intentional Survivalist Community or other survivalist issues, they can be reached at surviving@lavabit.com.

2 thoughts on “Quiz – How Prepped Are You?

    1. Geese are very good. They bite hard, will chase ya, and will beat you up with their wings. I know someone that got beat up by some geese and they said to look out for geese. Geese are good to have when the jehovas come driving or walking up the drivway, for sure. lol————– PS uninformed Luddite, I answer the security question right away before I start to post a response, LOL hahaha. I know what your saying though – nothing can be done about it though I guess. I answered some 3 or 4 & maybe more times and still forgot to answer that question.

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