of the basic skill preps for
TEOTWAWKI is thinking through
It's a skill that I don't see discussed often. Too
often people just read articles and don't actually prepare, or even
worse IMHO there are Facebook pages and
websites where the owners don't
talk about if they even prep (pet peeve), let alone how they do it.
That is why I actually share what I am doing or have done. I show you
my successes and my failures, because we are able to learn from both.
it not a matter if you like your neighbors or not. You don't have to
be best friends. But you need to understand who they are, their
all the information you can. If a time comes when the SHTF, you will
already have a great idea how to interact with your neighbors.
me, I am supposed to love my neighbor and I take that seriously. The
“Art of Neighboring” is an excellent book on just that. So my
intention is to be able to love them. Again, I don't have to be best
fiends with them.
you need to determine how much you are able to trust people. I keep this little diagram in my notebook of key players for our team. I know who is represented, including children and "moms" that will need to brought into the fold.
Sometimes you get lucky. One of the very first couple from church I
met when we moved, turned out to be pretty much instantaneous trust.
And it so happened they also prep. We have intentionally developed
the relationship, even to the point where Mr. Perky and I have
offered to sell them a couple acres on our farm. That is how much we
trust them. Now granted, this is a very unique situation.
conversions, it should fairly easy to assess threat levels.
Admittedly the more you know the better you are able to assess this &
to the Table
have a general idea of who would be on our team, either here on our
property or in close proximity. Some know that we are part of an
intentional team. We each know the various skill sets we all have and
have a lot of strong needs met from two previous law enforcement
backgrounds, two current law enforcement people, weapons expert
including repair, farming experience, medical experience, military
backgrounds, plus just good old fashioned wisdom and knowledge of how
to do a wide range of skills.
know who has what. Food, livestock, water access, wells, weapons,
ammo, tangible trading assets, land, equipment and fuels. The
interesting thing for me is recognizing we have differences in
with some of our friends, but we
can all still work together.
way, gathering and filing away the information will hopefully give us
a leg up in TEOTWAWKI occurs. At least we have an idea of where to
start as people make their way out to our property. Who we are able
to trust, people who have similar commitment levels. This
information prepares us to make an educated opinion and not leave
everything to chance. Some of our most critical choices are being
made now, as we prepare.
but not least, is do you know where you will draw the line in the
you taken the time to evaluate where you are, what you need you can
evaluate wisely as you interact with others after the fall. We
absolutely are in agreement and know where we will draw the line.
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