Yes, everything Yeti_2015 said!
Personally I would not let anyone in my house. I worked at a job for 15 years and not one of those people I worked with had ever been to my house. There were only 2 who even knew where I lived and that I would have trusted to let in.
If I were to go to a meeting I would be there “just to learn because I really haven’t gotten anything started yet and feel I need to do something”.
If you have any skills for prepping (canning, hunting, etc.) I would probably low ball that too and just say something like “I’ve been thinking about trying some canning”.
For me it takes a very long time to build trust in a person. I don’t really know why, have just always been wary of people.
All that being said, when you find a good person, I would hang on to them. We have been wanting to do some major upgrades to our house, but haven’t because there are not any contractors we feel we can trust. Well we purchased the property below us that had termite damage, and the pest control people sent out a couple contractors to fix it. OMG they were awesome. Polite, conservative, christian, cleaned up, and did an outstanding repair job. Even leveled a door we thought we were going to have to replace. So I got cards from them for friends who are in the same boat we are, with not sure who to trust. I could have walked those guys past a closet full of MRE’s and would have been totally comfortable with it, and that is VERY unusual for me. Obviously this isn’t the norm, go with your gut feelings and spend lots of time observing the others.
Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:24 pm