When disaster strikes, as it so often does, those remaining in the affected area may be left to fend for themselves. Natural disasters can cripple an entire area, including the fragile infrastructures the residents rely on for basic services. It is during these times that individuals must depend on one another for survival. The best method of achieving this is to form prepper groups, or communities, prior to a disaster ever striking. The better prepared a community is to handle various disasters, the less stressful and traumatic the event will be.

It can be very difficult to assemble prepper groups and communities. Even when you are fortunate enough to find like-minded people to join the community, conflicting schedules and attitudes may prevent productive results. In order for a prepper community to function properly there must be a chain of command. This chain of command establishes accountability for various tasks and duties that will be assigned to members of the community should a disaster strike. It is imperative that this chain of command be determined prior to an event taking place as it will be an impossible task to accomplish while dealing with an ongoing disaster.

In the training video above the author explains the necessity of establishing a prepper community and outlines some of the recommended procedures for doing so. As stated previously, it will be important to nominate and elect individuals who will serve in positions of leadership. This is key to establishing the community; without it the community, as well as all of the plans put in place, will fail. This chain of command should also detail replacements for positions vacated due to absentees and tragedies. There may be times when not all members of the community are on hand when a disaster strikes, others will have to pick up the slack and accomplish tasks that were assigned to those not in camp.

This training video outlines more information on establishing a prepper community on a shoe string budget. Bear in mind that establishing a prepper community does not necessarily need to incorporate an inflated price tag. Goods and gear can be assembled individually by each family participating in the prepper group, or a fund can be established that allows the community to grow slowly towards achieving their survival goals. The overall purpose of establishing a prepper community is to increase the odds of surviving. Achieving goals individually is often more difficult, both financially and possibly logistically as well, than doing so as a community or group.

While establishing a prepper community is a worthwhile effort, not everybody has the time, the skills, or the finances. In some situations, you may be approached by outsiders looking to join your existing preparedness community/group. If/when that occurs there are a few things you need to be mindful of. This training video details what to look for if people begin approaching you with requests to become part of your tribe. Obviously there has to be some sort of vetting system in place, and this video will give you plenty to think about and consider before allowing others access to the community you have already established.

On the flip side of that coin, there may be several of you who are currently looking to join an existing preparedness group/community. Maybe you are just getting started with emergency preparedness and simply do not know others who are living this type of self-reliant lifestyle, or perhaps you are a single individual who wants to join an existing group rather than forge full steam ahead developing your own. Regardless of what your personal reasons are for wanting to join an existing preparedness community, this training video will provide you with some helpful insight on where to look. Bear in mind that research of these suggestions are the responsibility of the consumer.

In the previous video the author explained where to look online for possible preparedness communities in your area to join. In this training video the author explains, in more detail, how to go about joining an existing preparedness community. Ultimately, the safety of you and your family is a personal responsibility, the people you choose to partner with during a SHTF situation could be the ones who see you through, or the ones who get you killed. Do your homework and discover all there is to know about a preparedness community before requesting to become a member. You do not want to uncover faults within their plan AFTER joining; this would amount to a waste of time, effort, and talent. Choose wisely!