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This article is several years old, but I just came across it recently and the advice is timeless. There’s a reason John Donne said, “No man is an island, entire of itself.” Some people are more independent than others, and some people might be capable of surviving a very long time on their own. But the fact is, the more people you have in your survival group, the better your chances of surviving a disaster.
That’s why it’s so important to make friends with other preppers, or at least get to know your neighbors. Even if they aren’t preppers, they could have skills that would be useful if the SHTF. And if nothing else, they could help with operational security. And that’s just a couple reasons building a community is so important.
Survival Mike writes, “You’re living in your suburban home. 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?” Follow the link below to keep reading.