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“No man is an island unto himself.”
The powerful words by John Donne have leeched into the world of prepping. For so long we have sought to create a situation where preppers are safe within their 4 walls and have the defense, food, and water to keep their families alive.
The problem with the family only ideology is that it doesn’t hold up in real life. When we watch real disasters unfold we quickly see that communities come together and help one another as best they can. You will find that these survivors are mostly unprepared for disaster but they are still in the game.
Imagine what could be done with a community that embraces preparedness! If you don’t think its possible you are wrong. You can build your own disaster proof community.
Know Thy Neighbor
The disaster proof community starts with interaction. Real, personal interaction. There is only so much we can do from our computer chair. Getting to know your neighbors again is about getting to know the people and not their politics, religion, or whatever else.
Start a community garden with a few friends in the neighborhood and you will quickly have people talking. Find a simple plot of land or have someone donate their backyard. You will find that almost everyone is going to get excited about the prospect of a community garden.
If you get a reaction then its time to go even deeper. You can look to establish a community communication line through an email group or some other means like the Nextdoor app. From here you will be able to accomplish all sorts of things pertaining to scheduling and communications. The bonds of any strong community start with communication.
From here the sky is the limit. You can start to integrate disaster preparedness into the conversation and take advantage of things like bulk buying and local services at a discount. Get started today!