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Do any of you belong to prepper communities? I was interested in finding out more about any groups that have started a community. I'd be interested in joining a group or learning from one on how to set one up.

 

I realize one of the best bets is to just approach neighbors and start up a conversation. On the other hand, some people think preppers are a little crazy and there is definitely a stigma on people who have a bunch of food stored and have a bunch of guns. I'm looking to break that stigma in the future when I own property or to buy within a community who takes prepping seriously.

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sticky situation.

when you start a community like this, everybody knows where supplies are, including the folks you asked

that turned you down for the community. i think a forum is the better bet for a community.

 

X2.....Totaly Agree.

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Remember, in a community, you are not in charge! The way your preps are used are no longer based on just your decisions. Also, you've lost any semblance of being gray. I am not against a community that preps but I don't see that as the same thing as a "prepper community". Most of these communities will end up as some type of federal/dictator/tribal system. If you have good leaders, well and good but if you don't - your hosed. Think of the consequences to various tribal groups whose leaders got it wrong - right up to and including Saddam.

A community of individuals who all happen to be prepared is more like a confederacy. We each own what we have but come together for the common defense and general welfare. Delicate balance that.

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Shawn, that ANTS site is really interesting! Thanks for posting the link.

 

Glad to help. I actually found it on another site. I like the idea behind it, just not sure if it would really work.

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Exit: Although not a prepper community I belong to and participate with the Kentucky Preppers Network (zone 6). KPN is part of the American Preppers Network. We are a bunch of like-minded individuals interested in prepping, survivalism, minimalism, and homesteading. We meet at a public location (normally a restaurant) once a week to discuss various topics. We try to stay gray. None of us are on a first name basis with one another that I'm aware of (we use our avatar names - e.g., Capt Rob, USMC93, Big John); none of us know where the others live; none of us know to what level we are actually prepped. It's a good way for us to exchange information, experiences, ideas and learn about what's happening in our area related to prepper-topics. For example, at the last get-together I learned of a beef farmer who was culling part of his herd due to rising grain prices and was selling beef at $2.80/pound. That was a good deal and it helped me to learn more about canning meat as I "beefed" up my prepper pantry. I'm sure there are risks with meeting face-to-face with one another but the benefits seem to have outweighed the risks so far.

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