Being prepared for a disaster is a wise thing to do. When you’re prepared, you can survive both short and long term situations that disrupt normal day-to-day living.
Many people understand the importance of being prepared. Some of these people will go it alone. Others will join together and either form a prepper community or they’ll get involved with one that’s already established.
There are different types of prepper communities. Some of these communities are places where members live near each other in survival homes on one patch of land.
Other communities are ones where the members simply share resources. One might share food while another share medical supplies. This type of community often works on a barter-based system.
There are both pros and cons to joining a prepper community. The main benefit of a prepper community is that there will be more people. Whenever you have a group of like-minded people, it can be easier to accomplish goals and do things such as having help with chores or putting up new shelters.
Another pro is that there are also greater survival odds because there’s safety in numbers. If there’s a need to fight off attackers, you’ll have others in the fight with you rather than trying to go it alone.
Plus, everyone can take shifts guarding over the families and the supplies. If you’re alone, someone could try to steal your supplies the minute you’re gone or the second that you fall asleep.
With a community, there will always be someone to keep watch. It’s also a plus that there’s a social sharing aspect to a community. Knowing that you’re not in it alone can be a huge help.
You’ll be able to share meals together, work together to solve problems and socialize with each other. This will help keep the sense of isolation at bay. If you have a solid system in place and rules to follow, then taking care of things like cooking, cleaning, laundry, hunting, fishing, building, education will be easier thanks to the community effort.
There are some drawbacks to being part of a prepper community. Decisions have to be made – and that can cause some disagreements. There will always be people who don’t like the way something is set up.
Some people won’t like a barter system, while others will only want that. With different personalities, there will be a greater chance that someone won’t like the way something is handled.
Another con is that there could be frauds in the group and their motives aren’t good. These people will want to join for the purpose of learning where you keep your supplies and weapons so they can know how to get into your supplies.
You’ll recognize these if you see them taking more than they give to the community. There will always be people who will want to abuse the system. These will be people who won’t want to do their share of the work or give their share of the contribution.
Lack of privacy and following rules set by someone else, even when you disagree with them, can be potential barriers to you living happily in a prepper community – but for many, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks.