I saw this last night and read it to hubs. We were surprised that more folks had not weighed in on this subject. But, it is a much written and spoken about subject in the prepper arena. I do have personal experience but I’m gonna try to leave out too many personal details.
First off, most people are very independent and used to being in control of their own lives. Being in a group, you have to relinquish some of that control unless you’re the top dog and typically their is only one top dog. So that means a whole bunch of worker bees and only one Queen. ( use your preferred analogy). This causes all sorts of reactions from people depending on their personality and upbringing. As a whole, our society carries around ALOT of emotional baggage – this all comes flying out in a group. Most often in the form of jealousy. Oh what a wicked gem is jealousy. The root of many an evil. It causes people to back away, doing less work, it causes talking behind others back, it causes friction and ultimately causes members to leave or being asked to leave.
The other issue we have encountered is differing levels of work ethic. What one family sees as priority, others do not. Why are they doing this, why aren’t they doing that? Another issue of control. There always seems to be those that work hard and those that do not. And the guilty party (or parties) never see themselves as a problem.
Ultimately it is a vetting process that most people do not do thoroughly. I know that we didn’t. Having that experience, I would advise people to give this a lot of thought, prayer and time before you get into any kind of permanent arrangement.
The stress of a SHTF scenario will make and break groups. Who really knows how people will react when it all goes down. Those of us who find ourselves in very small, disintegrated groups, are hoping that when our family and friends all arrive that it somehow works. Otherwise it’s gonna be miserable and possibly deadly.
Statistics: Posted by ForwardPreppers — Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:30 pm