Most gun owners know to keep your guns out of sight; out of sight of the repairman, postman, UPS man, etc…because if it becomes common knowledge that you have them, you may become a target for theft. The same may be applied to prepping. If everyone knows you’re stocking up food and water, you may become a target when those things become scarce. If you’re neighbors are sitting in the dark for the 3rd day in a row and your grilling goodies on your camping stove and watching your favorite movies – they will soon decide it’s OK to take it from you. They may have called you a kook in the past, but when the SHTF they will pounce on your stash like Rosie O’Donnell on an unattended donut. So keep your mouth shut!
Oh, I must pause here to recommend a movie you may find interesting called ‘Blackout.’ Made by National Geographic it’s a fictional tale of a cyber attack on the grid and how people cope or more accurately how they don’t. There are 2 versions, one set in the UK, one set in the US – take you’re pick. The US version is available for free on YOUTUBE.
OK, so what about your fellow preppers, isn’t there strength in numbers? Why yes, yes there is, as long as they also keep it to themselves. Case in point; my mother-in-law recently purchased a home just 7 miles from us here in the hills of Tennessee. Love her to death, but it did seem a bit odd for someone who had never lived in the country before, but all good. So I bet you’ve guessed the next part already, yup, she’s also working to be more self-reliant. I wouldn’t go so far as to call her a ‘prepper’ at this point, but she is however working to be better prepared and more self reliant. Now that we both know, we can join forces, share resources, share ideas and experiences. We now have 2 remote locations to ‘bug-in’ in case one becomes compromised. Just remember; mums the word.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.