Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Location...Location...Location: Safety in numbers
The survivalist ideal would be to live in a thriving community of fellow survivors, each person contributing to the greater good of the community. Being alone in an era of fear and disorder would have severe effects on both your mental & physical state, this is why many survivalists have already begun to form small pre-apocalypse outsposts which will be working communities when the world goes down the toilet.
I'm sure this ideal sounds like the perfect solution in a new world, however for every person you choose to enter your dwelling, is another mouth to food and another body to protect. Picking the right amount of people is crucial to running a self-sufficient community.
Are you planning on rebuilding civlization, or are you planning on running a small hamlet? Make this decision now and stockpile your resources accordingly. Without sufficient resources to run your community, people will quickly leave, or even turn against your leadership. As leader of the group, the folk of your community will look up to you for advice and support.
Fortifying your outpost will be the key to survival, a smaller village will mean less work on the fortifications. A small yet resourceful group is much stronger than a large and undefended one. Please feel free to leave comments on what type of community you plan to run/join when the apocalypse hits.