Sharon Ross ‘Afrovivalist’ – African American Prepper & Gun Enthusiast

By Philip Smith

Sharon Ross
Sharon Ross
National African American Gun Association
National African American Gun Association

Georgia –  -( Sharon Ross is beautiful, smart, female and is an African American Prepper and Gun Enthusiast who currently working on a website, she promotes the Prepper Life, owns 60 acres of land where she is in the process of building a house in the middle of nowhere in the wild, miles from any civilization.

Additionally she is an Expert with the Bow and Rifle. And she likes Guns……….This is a tough “Sista”!

I had the pleasure of speaking to Sharon Ross this week. Among her friends and family she’s simply Sharon, but once the heels come off and the boots are put on she transforms into the Afrovivalist.

Sharon is what you’d call a prepper, but I hesitate to use the term “prepper” because it often conjures up images of a paranoid guy burying shipping containers in his back yard and hording beans and rice in the event World War III were to start at any moment.

In reality, we should all be preppers in a way, ready to overcome adversity or disaster.

Sharon Ross Afrovivalist
Sharon Ross Afrovivalist

Sharon’s story is unique and interesting because not only is she a female prepper, but she is a black female prepper and survivalist. When asked about the events that inspired her to head down this road, Sharon recounted her early days of being a single mother.

“I came to the conclusion that I’ve always been a prepper/survivalist…after I got divorced I had to get my hustle on”.

With a daughter to provide for, planning and preparedness wasn’t a hobby, it was a lifestyle. The reality of the lack of preparedness really hit home for Sharon when she saw a story on TV. There was a story about a mother in Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina who couldn’t find milk or water for her baby. The mother had been looking, but the stores had been looted or were sold out of milk.

Sharon stated, “Unlike earthquakes or other natural disasters there was ample warning that the hurricane was coming, we often have days if not weeks to prepare for hurricanes. I thought to myself how could you not be prepared for a shortage of milk!”

Post Hurricane Katrina, Sharon decided to do something about her own situation to ensure she was ready in the event of some unforeseen natural or man made disaster. The journey wasn’t easy, and along the way she lost some friends, got the odd stares, however she’s also made new friends and has learned a lot of new skills.

A lot of the skills needed to prepare for a natural or man-made disaster are actually similar to the skills any outdsoorsman would want to have when going out to the field. For example, you want to understand how to find and filter water; a human being can go three weeks without food but only three days without water. When in the back country you want to understand how to find and prepare food, how to communicate with the outside world, and how to build shelter.

Sharon recently launched her website, where you can tips about getting yourself prepared for a disaster. You can also follow her on her journey to be more self-sustaining and prepared for what the world may throw at her.

About National African American Gun Association (NAAGA):

The goal of the National African American Gun Association is to have every african american introduced to firearm use for home protection, competitive shooting, and outdoor recreational activities. We are a civil rights organization focused on self preservation of our community through armed protection and community building. The National African American Gun Association provides a network for all african american firearm owners, gun clubs and outdoor enthusiasts. We welcome people of all religious, social, and racial perspectives. We especially welcome african american members of law enforcement and active/retired military.

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4 thoughts on “Sharon Ross ‘Afrovivalist’ – African American Prepper & Gun Enthusiast”

  1. Why can’t she just be an American promoting all these important practices without having to make it about “race” ? I don’t believe that it promotes “equality” when you feel you have to emphasize the hyphen African-American..
    Can you imagine the uproar if anybody was to promote a “white-American gun association”? Why can’t we leave race out of it and just be people ???

    1. Amen. As long as people of color call themselves African American it will keep division in this country. This term was not even around thirty to forty years ago, at least not in my state. African American means Anti-American! Further, most of these people are brown and not black, so I refuse to call them black unless they look like a black negro Crayola. Even the lady in the picture is brown.

  2. I agree with David. She should be refereed to as Sharon, an American Woman. I’m sick and tired of everyone being hyphenated. Whatever happened to America?

  3. Sounds like she is a smart concerned American woman who wants to be prepared for the future. Who cares what color or race she is because FIRST she is an American trying to care for her family. God Bless her and I can tell she will be successful. Good luck Sharon.

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  1. E. Crumbly

    Ms. Ross (“The Afrovivalist”) has the HUMAN RIGHT to self-identify ANYWAY she chooses (as does anyone else). For those people who have “issues” with how Ms. Ross identifies herself, THOSE ARE YOUR ISSUE & YOU PEOPLE NEED TO GET A LIFE! Kudos to Ms. Ross & Mr. Smith for this article, as well as the work you do helping others help themselves.

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