Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I have always thought that it is better to have friends than guns.  It just works out that most of my friends have guns.  So much the better.

So lately, I have been thinking about how to put together a like minded group.  But the more that I think about it, this seems like a bad idea.  Because you see, getting together and creating a prep group may seem like a good idea, but I am beginning to think that it might not get you where you need to go.

I think that perhaps the way that you need to start is to join a local group of any flavor and start working with that group to fulfill a common goal outside of prepping.  Then as you create bonds and links with others, you can start creating a subgroup that you see eye to eye with.

Joining an existing group also has a tendency of weeding out a lot of folks who really are just parlor pinks. By joining an existing group of any type, you have a pre-vetted group of people who think beyond themselves.  I think that you and I may well be pleasantly surprised that this type of folk is probably quite receptive to prepping.

So, in the next week, I am going out hunting to find a group that I can get along with.  Lions, Eagles, Rotary, American Legion.  I'm gonna check them all out.  I going to take the best fit and then work hard to make the fit better.

Wish me luck.


treesong said...

Interesting perspective! I'll have to consider that. Thanks.

tweell said...

Good luck!

Mayberry said...

Good luck. At least it will give you a bit of inside perspective on group dynamics. Could prove valuable...