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Survival groups – Leadership and your role

Survival groupsIn the first two parts, I spoke of survival groups and why part of one, the ABC’s of survival group and deciding to join or build one.  This week join me in talking about things to consider in leadership and what your roles and the roles of others may be.

6-1-16 CSAIn any group, there are going to be those who set the expectations and those who follow them.  Other things will arise and knowing the means by which any group determines the way the group runs and how decisions are made will be an important part of your decision to build or join one.  Also having a clearly defined expectation for the roles of those in the group will alleviate confusion.

6-1-16 30518-head-with-members-hierarchyThis week in defining these roles we will address some of the many skills a group might need their members to have or learn.  Through training, meetings, and planning to get the group in a position to maintain itself.  Addressing these things early on or knowing the expects is integral to choosing or building the best group.

Knowing the needs of the group and listing some of the needed skills, addressing;

  • Security, OPSEC, Communications and the vetting process.
  • Food production, gathering, and preservation
  • Medical needs
  • Energies and water
  • And group accounting and accountability

Up next week: Bringing it all together
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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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Prepper Shows/Expos

by Pappy Canoli

Pappy’s Ramblings

Hello, and welcome to another  of my ramble’s

Recently, I was able to attend with my wife, our first Prepper Expo by NPS EXPO and sponsor Mountain House.  I have read articles and listened to podcasts about Prepper Shows/Expos and the people, exhibitors you meet there.

I was not disappointed.

As soon as I walked in, I immediately felt at ease.  I no longer felt like the proverbial fish out of water.  It seemed everyone was feeling a sense of ease as we mingled with like-minded people.  So many exhibitors, speakers, and demonstrations to participate in.

A great source to find a show near you is Prepper Shows USA

So, Let’s talk about the show….shall we?
Continue reading Prepper Shows/Expos

Welcome to The House of “B”

You might be sitting there, wondering what the hell you’re listening to here.     Well, let me tell you a bit about that.

The House of B is a place where you can come to get a different flavor on the world of prepping. The Liberty Chronicles is a three book series that begins more of a political fiction with I Overthrew The Government and This Is How I Did It continuing with The Freedom Fighters that slowly transitions to more of a post-apocalyptic by the end of the third book. I try to incorporate prepping ideas and concepts into the story because I happen to believe that one can use works of fiction to better educate people about the reality of the world we live in… and how easily it can come crumbling down. Continue reading Welcome to The House of “B”

Bugging out -vs- Bugging in, SHTF waits for no one!

Both of these terms are decidedly “Prepper” terms, but have we ever really considered the true meanings of these? The differences and implications of each, and should we be equally concerned about both of them?  First thing is first, let’s talk a little bit about what each of these terms means to you.  Continue reading Bugging out -vs- Bugging in, SHTF waits for no one!

Addiction Post SHTF

It’s interesting to note that addictions come in many forms it is not only drugs or alcohol the people are addicted to.  I am not wanting to climb up on a soapbox but sometimes we look at things and we don’t realize that they consume far too much of our time.  I could give you a giant list of these… Facebook, food, cigarettes, porn and even coffee. I’d like to examine a few of these and offer not only insight into them but also links to assist my fellow preppers. Continue reading Addiction Post SHTF

Prepping the Farmer to Prep the Farm

A post by B. C. Lauer

People talk about prepping all the time. Get your basics, food, water, shelter and you’re good, right? This may be true for the short-term cases, but in the interest of making it for the long haul, there are other things that must be accounted for, especially for those of us that live on a farm. Even if you don’t, it is still something to consider as you may have skills that could prove mutually beneficial to a farmer friend of yours. Continue reading Prepping the Farmer to Prep the Farm

6 Survival Skills for Bugging In and Out

A post by Dan Sullivan:

The topic of survival skills is a big one. There’re literally hundreds you can learn and become good at that will help you survive. From filtering water to homesteading to raising animals to making primitive tools and weapons, their number and complexity may seem intimidating. Ideally, you should get each family member to specialize in a few of them so you’re always covered no matter what happens… but some of them are too important not to have everybody learn them. Continue reading 6 Survival Skills for Bugging In and Out

Ways to decide… Friend or Foe?

 

I posed a question on my Facebook asking…”What should I talk on?”  There were a few responses but the thing that got some great conversation going was a reply…”How to form friendships or greet people after the collapse.”  Funny thing was this morphed into a conversation about defenses. Continue reading Ways to decide… Friend or Foe?

8 Things That Are Worth More than Anything in a Disaster

8 Things That Are Worth More than Anything in a Disaster

 

If you’re looking to stockpile, you’ve probably taken into account several factors in order to decide what should be on your survival shopping list. By looking at recent events across the globe or even the ones in the US (remember Katrina), it’s easy to notice which items people would have given all their money and possessions for in exchange for hydrating themselves, feeding their children or… Continue reading 8 Things That Are Worth More than Anything in a Disaster