posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 12:54 AM
That was the question I posed to myself tonight as I thought about some what-if's. There are alot of people ,including myself, that are preparing for
somthing big and bad. Am I letting it rule my life? No, but survival is deffinetly on my mind, when it comes to the protection of my family and
myself. I have seen many of my own friends and even other members of the ATS board confess that they have a nagging feeling that somthing big is going
to happen.Tthey feel that they are going to be some type of leader others who were left not knowing what happened.
Here's the situation
You find yourself in a post SHTF senario. You have somehow become the leader of some rag tag group of people. This group could be made of friends or
people you've picked up along the way. You acting as the leader you've always wanted to be, now have to make life or death decisions for yourself
aswell as other people. There would be alot of confusion and uncertainty. And I thought tonight of how to keep people from going crazy in your
I started with the root of our fears, our minds. So I began thinking of how people may let their fears rule them it they let it. So one method I
thought about was keeping people busy. With such things as certain tasks for the group. People could keep their minds occupied with finding drinking
water, getting a shelter built or anything that can keep them from dwelling on the horrible situation at hand.
The problem that soon came to me with this method was that while people will be doing physical tasks their minds are still left to themselves and are
still capable of self destruct. An all around solution for this would to be keep everyone together doing the same task, insted of splitting the duties
amongst the group.
Like I said before, there will likey be atleast some confusion no matter how prepared you think you and your B.O.Buddies are. So what is as assuring
as having everyone on the same page, understanding everything going on at the same time everyone else is. If there are any questions or ideas about a
certain task, someone can bring it up to the whole group and no one gets left out of the conversation because they were out getting fire wood while
someone else building the sheltor had a better idea for fuel.
An added bonus, moral should be better aswell, because lets face it, when SHTF and we dont have others around us at pretty much all the time, at
first. We will have a pretty good chance of losing it. Most people will need others to talk to and help work problems out.
If you fail to get the group all doing the same task and start delegating duties out to people, you may have opened a can of worms you wished you
didnt. Once you start issuing out jobs you run the risk of someone being upset with your decision or believes they can not handle the responsibility
on their own. It will all start going down hill from there. But if you work as a group you not only become more comfortable with your surrondings and
situation, you also become more self reliant. Becase you are learning all the duties to stay alive. As a leader you want to make sure your group is
self relient and the only thing the really need from you would be a point in the right direction. If you've all been working in a group long enough,
eventually someone will feel comfortable and knowledgable enough about a task, that they feel that they can take it on by themselves. So in turn
letting the group focus on other things.Before long everyone should be able to split off on their own as far as completing certain day to day or duty
Not only will staying in a group allow people to feel safe, it will also allow them to learn how to survive. Which in turn is one way to help keep
your group from going crazy.
Does anyone have any other ways to help keep a group of post SHTF'ers sane and on task, for the commen goal of survival?