Few of us know our neighbors. And that can be a problem.
For example, very early one Sunday morning someone came to our house to tell us about animals running loose at the house across the road which could cause trouble for traffic. None of us could do anything because we were unable to alert them to the situation.
Past efforts to get acquainted with the residents across the road have fallen flat. Fortunately, the situation with the animals was resolved later.
But what about survival situations–everything from dangerous storms to shortages or upheaval? Would you be able to count on your neighbors for help of any kind?
What about family members? Your church? Would they be able to count on you? Should they?
Claire Wolfe addresses those issues in the May/June 2008 issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine.” An article excerpt follows. Click the link below to read the whole piece.
Circle of friends
The importance of other people in our preparedness plans
By Claire Wolfe
Hardcore survivalists cherish what I call the "George Romero Scenario." It goes like this: The proverbial poop has hit the propeller. Cities collapse into chaos. But we, the prepared, are…well, we’re prepared. We hunker in our rural bunkers, clutching our Super Whiz-Whacker 3000 combat arms, eagle-eyed and ready for any eventuality. We boldly fend off wave after ravenous wave of starving city folk who stagger at us like unstoppable zombies in a Romero horror flick. These zombies crave not our living flesh, but our six-gallon, mylar-lined superpails of dried lentils, our root cellars full of last year’s carrots, and our genuine, federally issued Meals Ready to Eat.
Read the whole article here:http://www.backwoodshome.com/circle-of-friends/
Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
An important point Ms. Wolfe makes is that, no matter how diligent we prepare, we’ll lack something we really need. Does someone we know have it to share? Do we have something they could use? What about bartering goods or services?
If you’re part of a community or neighborhood group, get the members to buy basic survival kits. That way everybody has at least minimum items for preparedness.
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