posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 10:49 PM
Unless things get really, really unbearable where we live, we intend to stay put on our farm and sanctuary. As such, we intend to partner with our
community.... which consists of our church, our volunteer fire department, and all the boys down at the country store.
Now there are those that have their opinions of churches and that's all fine and dandy....
But here in the country, and I mean "sho'nuff country" in NC...the church not only provides a spiritual foundation, but is an invaluable resource
of talents and skills...hunters, electricians, mechanics, hunters, farmers, welders, carpenters, hunters, farriers, hunters, fishermen, ... we even
have a retired submarine designer and engineer, forestry agent and fire fighter, a few bi-lingual spanish speakers, a couple of nurses,...lots of EMTs
and military veterans,...and did I mention lots of hunters...
We all know each other, trust each other for the most part, have already demonstrated leadership skills and organizational skills in events,
fundraisers, mission projects, work projects, etc.... and have a town hall/ democratic setup of a localized governing body... and we all know each
others capabilities...or who to go to for which project and skill level.
Everyone here is capable of food production and preservation...from summer and winter crops...seed and food strorage....raising, and slaughtering
animals...pigs, chickens, goats, hogs, beef cattle...
Everyone here has camo and guns...probably as well armed as any second world nation... plus an abundance of 4 wheelers, 4x4 trucks, gas and diesel on
the farms in abundance, and horses galore...
And we all know stealth, ambush, how to shoot effectively at 100 yrds... we would be as capable as any fledgling insurgent militia.
All that being said...I'll stay where I am. And that is why in the "survival thread"...the point is often made to go ahead and move to a safe area
and get to know your neighbors...
...'cause waiting until it happens is too late.