It’s lonely being a lone wolf.

Sometimes those of us who prepare for emergencies get a “lone wolf” reputation, which can add to the notion that we’re alarmists and perhaps a bit crazy. Sometimes we find ourselves as the only one among our friends who has a bug-out bag prepared and food and water stored up.

It’s a great idea to be prepared, even if you’re the only one, but it’s much better if you have a group of like-minded friends. Your chances of surviving during a disaster will be much greater if you are part of a team rather than just an individual. The best way to start up a team is with family members. If your spouse and kids are onboard with what you’re doing, things will be a lot easier. If not, you should find some friends and neighbors who have an interest in prepping.

Once you’ve established your group, you’ll want to assign responsibilities. Among them would be food and water, power, medical, security, sanitation, gardening, maintenance, communications and logistics. Another suggestion is to meet periodically to discuss those roles and emergency plans. As we saw recently in Oklahoma, all it takes is a storm to completely disrupt people’s lives and put them into survival mode. 

If you’d like to learn more about why a team is better than an individual when it comes to prepping, as well as practical advice about how your group can function prior to an emergency you should check out this article, “Teamwork in Prepping.” 

Do you consider yourself a “lone wolf” when it comes to prepping? If so, is that out of choice or because you haven’t yet found others with your same dedication? How about you team players…how many people are in your prepper group? If you’ve formed a group with a variety of people who have different roles, please let me know how you’ve set that up. Hope to hear from you about this.

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