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Originally posted by Merigold
I understand the reasoning behind grouping.
My partner and I have discussed it at length and have come to the conclusion that for US, it is better not to group.
We aren't preparing for sitx by stashing caches of food and weapons or building a bunker or buying lots of specilized and expensive equipment.
We are preparing by learning as much as we can about living off the land.
We are preparing by getting our bodies in a shape.
We are preparing by making sure we know how to leave the area ( if that is what is called for ) in the quickest way.
All this we do with the intention of making a go of it just the two of us. We feel that the two of us can travel faster and be more efficent at hiding if that is what is called for.
But that's just us - Different strokes for different folks and all that.
Originally posted by WatchRider
Dan's group of 20 figure is about as much as I'd dare join. You are getting into faction-numbers territory and before long the group splinters, resources are disputed, weapons drawn you know the rest.
For me small groups of no more than six are the groove.
I agree to a point with Dan on 'you can join only if you bring something to the table'
However the definition of 'something' is up for grabs.
Do you expect them to be an expert outdoorsman, tracker, mechy, surgeon or just an everyman weekend warrior type survivalist?
But most survivalists can bring something to the table.
If nothing more than a willing attitude and a trusting pair of eyes to take care of sentry duty and camp chores.
I'd expect a lone survivalist looking to join to have all his own gear, clothes, weapon plus gear to be pooled into the group.