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ABC’s of the Survival Group!

DJ Cooper “Surviving Dystopia

ABC’s of the Survival GroupThe second part in a series of shows highlighting the survival group.  With this, we include many different kinds of groups.  Last week we talked about the need for a group, the kinds of groups and whether or not to build or join one.  Moving forward with our discussion on groups let’s talk about the most basic things to either look for or set up in our groups.

5-25-16 who whatBriefly touching last week on something called a mission statement or set of goals that the group will have in place or will establish.  This is crucial to the setup and operation of the group.  This week we look into the questions surrounding this crucial first step in either establishment or finding an established group.

The ABC’s is the most basic elements of the group;

  • Who are the members of the group
  • What is the goal of the group
  • When do they meet or when a call to action would be appropriate
  • Where is the location or is there a location
  • Why do you want to either build or join these groups
  • How do you go about either joining or establishing the group

These questions are the beginnings of either finding or building your group

Quoting Alfred Henry Lewis, “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.”  It is important to note that this represents three days.  Knowing this should help you to determine the type of survival group, the rules, ideals, and requirements of the group; and ways you can make yourself a valued member of the group.
Up next week: Part 3 – Knowing your role and the roles of others in the survival group.
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Survival groups

Survival groups… why do you need one?

Survival groups why do you need one?
DJ Cooper “Surviving Dystopia

Survival groups why do you need oneYou’ve considered all the scenarios and you feel prepared.  One thing troubles you, others…  There must be others out there that think like you do.  Others that think like you that can offer assistance, others to barter with.  You know that it is not practical to try the lone wolf school of thought and you don’t know where to begin.

Moving forward over the next few weeks we will talk about groups and alliances.  This week join us in discussing the important things to consider when either choosing a group to work with or if creating your own is the way to go.

Moving forward, weekly a post will apply to this topic and a show will also air Tuesdays @8:00pm EST, on Prepper Podcast Radio Network

This week let’s touch on just figuring out what your needs are and where you may find yourself fitting into the grand scheme of things.  At this point, the premise is that you have pretty much decided to go with the group.  So now how do you determine what is the right fit for you?


Some points to consider:

  • Can you offer assistance and participate in the group activities and or build the group?
  • How do you feel about participating in a hierarchy where the questions of the group are concerned?
  • Is it just you or do you need to convince family members that this is a good move

Let’s explore the options of both, building a group and finding an established group.  Also finding candidates and being a good choice for an established group. Different ways to find like-minded people and create those connections.

In preparing we often forget the need for help to do things, companionship, and security.  Creating a network of others could save your life.
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What R ya gonna Do???

I mean really, What are you gonna do??

I’m on facebook and other social media sites like most and all I can see is Paris and Cat videos.  On the news I watched as the events in Paris unfolded live, just like they did on 9/11.  We all sit mouths agape and in shock at the horrific things we see.  Seriously?  Are you really that surprised? Continue reading What R ya gonna Do???

Clean water could be Liquid Gold!

Clean water could be Liquid Gold!

11-11-15 homespunThis week on Surviving Dystopia radio show I was pleased to welcome Russ Michaud from Homespun Environmental as a guest to talk to us about some of the icky things that can be found in the water you and your family uses and what we can do about them. Whether you’re at home or out on that family outing here’s a cost effective solution to keep the thirst away without the worries of making yourself sick… or worse. Continue reading Clean water could be Liquid Gold!

Saving with Co-ops and buying clubs

Saving with Co-ops and buying clubs

11-3-15 buy-in-bulkLast week on Surviving Dystopia we talked about pinching pennies and ways to save with projects aimed at reducing the costs of some of the things we need.  Another way to save money and make those pennies last is to buy in bulk.  If in the long run you can reduce the expenses of your household wouldn’t this be something you would choose to do?

11-3-15 foosdBuying items in bulk can be a fantastic way to save a few pennies but we also need to remember these things must be stored.  When buying in bulk a few things need some special care, for example; Perishible items.  Taking care to establish safe methods of storage for such items is critical, so you can be sure you are saving those extra pennies. Continue reading Saving with Co-ops and buying clubs

Surviving Dystopia, What the heck does that mean?

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Surviving Dystopia, What the heck does that mean?

In it’s most basic sense? “The art of Getting By”

In 1516 Sir Thomas Moore coined the word Utopia… In his book of the same name, he is describing a society possessing near perfect qualities…. Dystopia is described as the opposite of that, often characterized by dehumanization, totalitarian governments, disasters or some other cataclysmic decline in society.

31twj9hz1kL__SX278_BO1,204,203,200_George Orwell’s Dystopian novel 1984 was a classic example of such a society. Continue reading Surviving Dystopia, What the heck does that mean?

Lessons of Generations Past on Prepper Broadcasting

Lessons of generations past!
DJ Cooper “Surviving Dystopia

Lessons of generations past!This week we take a journey into the past, an exploration of how things were done in “The Old Days.” For some of us, when we consider things the way they were.  Sometimes it is with nostalgia or with a whimsical smile it brings warm fuzzy thoughts. For others of us it may make us cringe at the thought of chopping wood or hanging the laundry outside on a cold winter’s day. No matter the feelings we get when thoughts of these days are running through our mind. There is much to be said for “the way we used to do it.” Continue reading Lessons of Generations Past on Prepper Broadcasting

The Self Sufficient home on Prepper Broadcasting Network

The self sufficient home.
DJ Cooper “Surviving Dystopia

The self sufficient homeThis week on Surviving Dystopia I discussed the art of self sufficiency!

What exactly is it to be self sufficient? Personally I think there are many “degrees” of self sufficiency. While to one person it might simply mean that they do not need assistance to live. They can do it all by themselves, not needing to rely on outside assistance. Whereas to another it could be a completely off grid existence. Continue reading The Self Sufficient home on Prepper Broadcasting Network