The terms survivalist and prepper get thrown around almost interchangeably at times. To some, there is an important difference. A ‘prepper’ prepares for an event by stock pilling, where a survivalist will rely on their survivalist knowledge.
Do you have to be a survivalist or a prepper?
Why not both? Surely a survivalist with a stockpile of food would fair better than one that immediately needs to go hunting in an event?, or a Prepper that can hunt when possible to increase the longevity of their stockpile is better.
My suggestion is to be a hybrid, learn as much as you can and store as much as you can to give you and your loved one the best chance of survival in an event.
The real question is why wouldn’t you?