New Prepper Group in Texas: I’m All In.
For years I’ve been Prepping on my own for the most part. I have a close friend I work with but that’s it. The last few months I’ve come to realize we can’t do it alone. It was a hard decision but once I made it my friend was all in as well. Come to find out my friend and I had been struggling with the same ideas on this joining a Prepper group. To make a long story short we both are on the same page.
Now that we are on the same page we found ourselves in the middle of a new group and helping to get this group started. Although it is a new group it has ties all over Texas which I hope helps pull in many forms of information and contacts that might help the group grow and organize.
We had a meeting this weekend to meet each other and discuss just what we wanted this group to accomplish. The following is a overview of the meeting. I edited some names just because I did not get permission from the people involved to use their names.
1. Shared Values and Goals – We clearly identified our shared foundation or common ground as being rooted in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Our values are based on Judeo-Christian principles and the original vision of our Founding Fathers for this nation. Our goals are to create a strong group which will provide mutual camaraderie, training and support for us and our families as we continue to face the erosion of our Constitutional Republic and many uncertainties for the future.
3. Teamwork – We talked quite a bit about building trust and solid relationships. More of a team-based or collaborative approach, with everyone contributing their strengths and skills to help others learn and to strengthen the group. We each shared about our strengths and areas of expertise with each other to begin the team-building process.
4. Leadership – Leaders more as coordinators, facilitators, or coaches. All leaders should be selected or voted in by their peers periodically. Making sure that any leaders are qualified, competent and accountable. These and other problems minimized by not having ranks and military structure.