posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 12:45 PM
I think having a tight-knit organization matters more than finding individuals with mad skills at bowcraft or dressing game or reloading ammo.
Who do you figure will survive a collapse of civilization? an online survival club, or the Mafia?
La Familia has survived Mussolini and the FBI because they put fidelity before competence or even likeability.
Just like families used to, before we were all reduced to the "nuclear family," cut off from the many connections that create a community.
I would suggest waiting to see what the survival situation is, and then building on whatever social groups seem to prosper during hard times. It
might be a political party, or it might be your local volunteer fire department. the trick is, to have several networks to fall back on, and not put
all your eggs in one basket.
Now a survival club to discuss various strategies, to practice fieldcraft, etc., is a totally different deal. The exchange of information naturally
causes friendships to blossom, even as it has on this ATS board.
But that just means holding off with the blood oaths until after we know what the threat to survival is, and who is really motivated.