It will be absolutely imperative to know who you can trust. Who can you count on to lend a helping hand in your survival plans? Who is willing to be part of a community of like-minded individuals and who is more concerned about protecting themselves? Because I promise you, it will take a community, pitching in together, for us all to make it through the coming hard times.
Within our own little group, Peace-loving Warrior and I know who will stand with us, and who are in it for themselves. We are fortunate; most are generous with their time, their skills and their knowledge. We all realize that our chances of survival grow when we combine forces. Not all are Believers, but we know that when we have the combination of faith and fortitude, we are unbeatable.
And it's time to become more selective about what we divulge in regard to our preparations. I will admit it's hard not to want to help someone by showing them all you've done, but I would caution you to be careful about sharing too much. When times get hard, people will do and say anything to put food in their stomachs.
But you have to know who to let in to your inner circle; to whom you can put out a call for help; and who you can count on to answer that call. Since I have an active imagination (sometimes to my extreme peril), I have imagined a crisis or chaotic scenario and who I would want to have my back. If it comes down to surviving TEOTWAWKI, I know who I can count on to pitch in on working a garden, who can be responsible for guarding and defending our properties, and who will be willing to lend a helping hand with mechanical and structural issues. These are all people who have been involved in long, detailed discussions and planned for such scenarios. We don't know it all, but we have confidence in our ability to adapt and to help each other out. Because everyone will be concerned with protecting their own property, knowing who you can trust to come to your aid is something you should seriously consider. You know that saying.... "No man is an island". And that will never be more true than when the SHTF. We will need each other, and now is the time to identify survival partners.
Psalm 62:8 "Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."