February When we were in junior high school, my friend Rich and I made a map of the school lunch tables according to popularity.
While many preppers hesitate to bring any newcomers, especially neighbors they may not know, into their preparedness circle or even preparedness conversation, as Mike suggests, making friends and plans now may be our saving grace when things go sour. The alternatives to not building a community could and will likely be deadlyas rather than having friends and colleagues to lean on, they instead turn on you to gain access to your supplies.
This is an important conversation to have, and Survivor Mike brings to light some key talking points. CNN has just said that the stock market is dropping for the ninth day in a row and people are now racing to their banks to empty their accounts.
Couple this with an unstable euro, an unstable Middle East, and a worldwide economic recession and you get the start of the shit hitting the fan. How does your neighborhood react to this? Who in your neighborhood do you trust? Now take that a step further and imagine a state of civil unrest.
Homes nearby are being looted and undesirables are now common in your neighborhood. You have a weapon, but the occupants of your home include you, your wife, and your two small children. You have a front door, a backdoor, and the garage door. How do you cover all three much less the first floor windows?
So, do you need to build a community of liked-minded folks when the shit hits the fan? I believe there are 10 reasons why building a community is key when it all goes down.
I imagine when the SHTF, criminals will likely run in gangs.
Those gangs will target individual homes for looting and potentially seek to oust the folks living there. They would target homes with a small number of occupants to make their raids that much easier. So, to avoid being in their crosshairs, it would be optimal to be viewed as a large group.
These criminals will have quite a few homes to choose from when things get tough and there is no sense in being an easy target. Remember, giving the perception of a large force is enough to deter those with bad intentions. Those additional sets of hands will be able to help garden, cook, pack supplies, gather water, and hunt for food.
While you will have to feed and care for those extra bodies, the work you get from them should more than make up for it. I would much rather have 5 people foraging for food and supplies versus one, as time will be of the essence.
You can request your neighbors start preparing by gathering supplies, preparing their homes and getting their financials in order. You can even go as far as planning the homes you will use for what purpose. By having those families focus on particular areas of prepping, you can be sure you will be best prepared when the trigger event happens.
At the very least, having your neighbors prepared will prevent them from being a liability when things go south. Besides the tactical advantage of defending yourself, you acquire additional space for supplies, including areas to prep them.Join the Movement: Help Your University Build Inclusive Admission Practices.
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