Jan 102023

This is really about why we should let our guard down when it comes to reaching out and contacting other preppers. Mostly we can go about our days by ourselves, doing what we do, but there are those times when you got one of those jobs that’s just over the top, overwhelming, whatcha gonna do then? You have to have people. People that will help you get through it. But also people that you can trust. With your life. More importantly, that you trust with your families lives. Trust like this takes time, but at some point you are going to need some sort of assistance. OpSec is important, even more so with groups, so take it slow, ask your questions and get a feel for the group or its members. Remember that trust goes two ways, give a little, get a little. Build it but don’t take it for granted. You gotta sleep sometime. It’s good to know who’s got your back.

  3 Responses to “Do you really need a group?”

  1. Very well said.

  2. So when there is a disparity in assets and commitment how do we bring the two parties together.
    I have spent time and money and a lot of sweat prepping and someone comes along who has squandered their time and money and now wants be part of the inside group…

    That being said I can’t pull 24/7 guard duty.

  3. No one makes it to the inside group until they’re vetted and have proven themselves and earned that trust. That’s not to say you can’t start out with a group of friends and acquaintances. I think, there will always be disparities though, not only in assets and commitment, but in abilities, resourcefulness and will. Some of it I can overlook, some I can’t. The initial perceived value of a group member is often wrong, the more you get to know them the more chance of discovering their hidden value.