When is comes to Long Term Survival we may all dream of the Lone Wolf fantasy were a man or woman with a rifle and a survival knife live all by themselves surviving and thriving in our new found life. But, as much as we like to think this is the way of survival, it's not reality. Only in a group will we be able to survive the long term effects of the future. One person can not make it near as well as a group. Alone, a person will never be able to rest, eat or work without someone else keeping guard over him. Vandals and bandits will roam the land looking for the Lone Wolf as he will be an easy target. He will have to sleep sometime and with no one to watch his back he is sure to perish in a matter of time. With a Survival Group there is safety in numbers. There will be someone to man the lookout post while others perform the required duties of Long Term Survival. Among these duties may be, tending the garden planted with heirloom seeds for use in future gardens, taking care of animals that you may be keeping for milk, meat or eggs, cutting and stacking firewood for heat or for cooking, performing maintenance on you alternative power source be it solar, hydro, or wind power. Looking out for would be looters and guarding what you have will be a full time job for several people.
If you can at all, I suggest that you start forming your groups as soon as possible. Check to see if you have neighbors that are like minded and most importantly have skills. Your group will need to consist of people with a variety of skills. Are any of your neighbors in the medical field? That is for sure one skill that you will want to have around. Carpenters, mechanics, those who know how to raise and care for livestock and of course, shooters. Everyone in the group will need to have shooting skills and tactical skills as well. Having someone that can teach these skills is a must too.
Life as we know it will change forever, like it or not. The members of your group need to be people you can trust with your life because that's what you will be doing for each, watching each others backs. Group members that are prepping now are by far the best choice. Meet with these group members regularly to discuss what options you have and be honest about them all. Don't tell me you can shoot and then let me find out after SHTF that you don't know one end of a rifle from the other. Practice with your group and get a feel for what others can and can't do. Train now rather than later although on going training will be a must for all.
Make a list of skills that the group has and see what is lacking, then look for others that may fill this void. If we are to survive and thrive in the new world that we will be living in we must pull together and form groups or tribes if you will. Michael over at Staying Alive has a good post today were he is talking about people re-tribing. Children moving back in with their parents to help secure the homestead and the family. Extra hands to work and eyes to watch out for would be looters. Be sure to give it a read, it's good stuff. I like the idea.
This is a topic that one could spend weeks studying about and come up with a million different ways to form your group. I encourage you to comment and voice your ideas on this subject. There is a lot that can be covered on this subject and I hope you will join in on the discussion. Most of all I hope that you will start forming your own group.
Enter the First Aid Kit Giveaway Here.
Get your Survival Seeds Here.
Get your Survival Gear Here.
Get your Assault Rifle Here
This is Bullseye...OUT !!!