heathenwench wrote:We've seen many comments that promote 'trusting no one'. I think it is safe to assume that would mean being a 'Lone Wolf' or going it alone. We have chosen something different. We have sought out like minded people we can trust that can bring different skills and equipment to a small band of people. For example, an MD and an RN would be a big asset if the situation became full out survival, as would a welder, hunter, or baker. Do you believe a 'Lone Wolf' would stand a better chance or have you started to 'stock up' on the skills of others too?
One forum I am on, has active in it’s closed site since 1999. The owner talked about how people with “wolf” in their user name never last. They always drop away from even the online group. Saying that lots of people did leave the group over the years.
“Life is what happens while you are making other plans”. I worked with some great people to form a group, we had standards, bylaws of sorts, and worked hard to built that group. One guy his wife made him lease, another dropped out and never told me why (we were close too) kept on contact with others by not me?!? One moved away and sadly the last member next to me just passed away.
There are family memebers active in my group, but we all plan to stay home unless needed. Been talking with some others from here and getting to know them.
But counting on others when the situation is dire and they have families they need to do best for may leave me alone. So while I plan to help others I may be doing it alone. Is that my goal? Hell no, but still.
I try to keep my skills wide
I am a nurse, lots of medical experience including ER, I have a well stocked library, and a well stocked stock room. I have most hand tools and nearly everything I know exists and something I’m less handy with.
But I can cook and bake, canning, and other forms of preserving. I don’t weld well, but I can, I can build with wood, have plenty in stock and more screws then I hope to ever need. It doesn’t always look pretty ( but sometimes if I need it too) but it functions and usually over engienreered.
I learned the hard way about plumbing ( needed work and no money to pay for it to be done)
I’ve learned to grow food, and many other essential skills because I may be in my own.
Home defence shouldn’t just be someone watching on a hill, lots of electric eyes, ears, and even siezmetic senseors can make life easier.
Worse case, it’s me and my dogs. And you don’t want to mess with them. ( they aren’t deadly, but if you hurt them, the world will burn) i love my dogs . . . Of course shtf I’d want more dogs.
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