You seem to think a little more in line with me even asking this question….
I’ve noticed a lot of folks here that ADAMANTLY disagree with this philosophy here about helping others and thriving in a group(Strength in numbers) vs Spidey-Hole tactics for fear(a real possibility that needs to be planned for) of drawing attention to yourself,and family and becoming a target in GDS(or anything for that matter) with your preps….IMHO(To each their own and none are wrong on how they determine to proceed)
I do struggle with this myself but as a “go-to” guy for friends, family, and strangers now in daily life actually caring to help folks in general.
(one of the very reasons I joined ANTS in the first place…I thought long and hard before clicking join as it’s a serious commitment to help others when you also might be in distress at the same time in your area)
I just cant see myself shut up and locking EVERYONE out in a survival situation vs identifying and dealing with threats as they pop up while helping where you can with contingencies in place for the inevitable attention this will draw to us….
I can only say I will assess and act according to an actual individual situation when I find myself in it……I do have a plan in action already for community help(no matter how small of a group) but whether it goes into effect will depend in the nature of the situation at that specific time and the volatility in the Neighborhood/City/State.
My GENERAL advice with this in mind can be only one of 3 things …..
#1…Build the network now with neighbors, not after the event…..This is the highest risk level IMO of opening yourself up as a target but if its a real group you’ll have the strength in numbers immediately with the biggest ability to have an effect to controlling the outside factors after the event.(way too many things to go into here for building an effective group)…..This one for sure makes you “That guy down the street” and in my opinion will not really ever work unless you had at least a 75% “On Board” in your area….Too high of a security risk. Again, IMHO.
#2….Maybe bring a VERY few family/friends and have a plan of action on preps for now including a designated leader or decision committee and FIRM, SET, Pre-Established ROE to act within…Area to consolidate resources after, observing HEAVILY while maintaining discretion the reactions and deterioration or your surroundings(time and depth) and taking a very standoff approach in community involvement while offering assistance where needed while maintaining the core group as the #1 priority and deciding where to get involved and more importantly, where not to…..You can expand outwards or retract inwards based on intelligence gathered for your groups decision as you go…But remember that once you open the door getting involved so to speak there’s no going back…..There’s always a bug out option/determination that should already be set in place in the ROE plans of said core group.
#3….Spidey-Hole it up!!! ……….Don’t get involved, Keep to yourself, (Censored word. I’m a Potty mouth) ’em all, you’re on your own Skippy, I told you so/you should have listened to me, etc., etc., etc…..And again, there’s nothing wrong with this…Each person has the right to do EXACTLY as they deem for themselves and their family as long as they do no harm to those that do not try to harm you first.
Me? ….I’m #2….
This just seems like the only way to live with myself and who I am if it ever hits in my lifetime while not screaming “hit me first!!!” for everyone to hear now….Whatever happens from there with any decisions I make at the time including to those I’m responsible for has already been taken into account with this decision…
I wish you luck with whatever way you decide is best for you and your family….. You’re a “good guy” in my book Cadit for even asking the question….
Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Fri May 12, 2017 1:15 pm