Read enough Prepper blogs or listen to their podcasts and you’ll soon see one common connecting thread: testosterone.
However, is the gender split as stark in real life in this community as it is for their online network? I think the likely answer is “no.” Many of the bloggers speak of prepping as a family activity. It’s hard to imagine hubby constructing a bunker and stocking it with a year’s worth of MREs without the little lady at least catching a hint of what’s going on.
I think it’s a matter of how we create and position our online identities.
When the men take to their blogs, they emphasize guns. Disaster scenarios. Ammunition. Food riots. Sniper rifles. Making sure your front yard has good clear sight lines for laying down a field of fire when the Golden Horde arrives, ravenous and deranged after TEOTWAWKI.
Thus, while a couple may be equally dedicated to living the Prepper lifestyle, only the man’s WordPress or Blogspot opus is likely to register as explicitly a “Prepper” blog.