Preppers Need to Work Together and With Their Communities

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Lead and protect the sheep

When I first started prepping, I was young and had a tendency to think that I could do anything alone.  I felt like I did not need others.  As I have aged, I have found out that none of us are an island we all need others.  Organized groups that can function for a common goal will succeed where individuals fail.  We as preppers need to work with our communities to help them be better prepared.

If the Federal government were to cease functioning tomorrow, many local government entities would continue to function.  Sometime this would be because you have large numbers of people with common believes and goals.  Many areas of Utah would be a good example of this.

In some areas, you would have local leaders who attempt to control things for their own gain or simply for power and become tinhorn dictators.  In other area, it could be preppers who stepped up to share information and take a leadership role.  At the same time, some areas would descend into anarchy.  The question is what do you want for your area?

There are many things preppers can do now to help put yourself into a leadership role, if and when emergencies occur.  Some examples would be join a church, maybe the local radio club or form a Cert Team (Citizens Emergency Response Team) or how about the local volunteer fire department. These are just a few of the potential groups you can join.  You can get involved with local politics and find out who is going to protect your freedoms and who will try and take them away.

Study the history of this country and you will see that our forefathers worked together during hard times.  They often worked together to help each other with things like barn raisings.  They gathered together for protection when threatened with attack.  Many of the western pioneers were good examples of preppers.

Now let’s talk about operational secrecy.  Now I am all in favor of operational secrecy, although in my case I have given a large part of that up in order to help others.  You can join anyone of these groups without telling people you have storage.  You can share as much or as little of yourself as you choose.

The whole point is that when an emergency happens we need to be the ones to lead and guide other with our knowledge.  An organized functioning community stands a lot better chance of success.

Howard

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5 Responses to Preppers Need to Work Together and With Their Communities

  1. Joe Friday says:

    I agree wholeheartedly. I’ve joined our local CERT and have been involved on and off in our local municipality for years. I worked on a water system for many years and could still pitch in if needed. I know people of all ages, political affiliations and associate with those that are rich and poor. It’s good for your community and you to get involved and know others. The help you give now could save your life, house or family members in the future.

  2. Grover says:

    Howard,
    You stated,
    “In some areas, you would have local leaders who attempt to control things for their own gain or simply for power and become tinhorn dictators. In other area, it could be preppers who stepped up to share information and take a leadership role. At the same time, some areas would descend into anarchy. The question is what do you want for your area?”
    Please define your opinion of what Anarchy is. Is it chaos or self governness. See: Everyday Anarchy-The Freedom of Now. @ https://freedomainradio.com/free/#ea, and other links to everyday Anarchy. You may want to refrain from using the word Anarchy to discribe Chaos.

    • Justme says:

      an·ar·chy
      ˈanərkē/Submit
      noun
      a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.
      “he must ensure public order in a country threatened with anarchy”
      synonyms: lawlessness, nihilism, mobocracy, revolution, insurrection, disorder, chaos, mayhem, tumult, turmoil
      “conditions are dangerously ripe for anarchy”
      absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal.

  3. Grey Man Prep says:

    Some of our group have been involved in local CERT for years. One was a volunteer Area Manager for a time as well as a few others in leadership roles. Be prepared for some politics but the opportunities to connect and learn are phenomenal. Take advantage and network. In an emergency, leadership is about legitimacy, goodwill, and networking. Don’t be the anti-social neighbor everyone wonders about and then be surprised that no one will follow your lead at the critical time regardless of your knowledge and skills.

    • New here. says:

      Wow, this is my first time on this site. And this is exactly what I should be reading about. I totally agree that community is essential. Human strength exists in numbers, that’s how we work. When it becomes the “The many against the few.” don’t be the few.. Does anyone know of any prepper networks in Calgary, Alberta? I am skilled in building wooden structures and want to be apart of something like this.

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