In response to my post Signs of the Times in which I showed a Nickel's Worth ad for preppers -- and the understandable suspicion most of you expressed -- a reader asked a very good question.
Here's her comment:
There is an article in the current Atlantic Monthly concerning an eerily similar ad. The article is titled Murder by Craigslist.
I know there are legitimate employers out there looking for reliable people but the world we live in is so scary.
One thing I have struggled with is building a community of like minded people. I am in suburbia adjacent to a large metro area. We will not move. My husband is not a prepper and I have a disabled child that can only receive benefits if we stay in the county we currently reside in. Also, I am responsible for aging parents. Obviously, we are never going to survive a grid down type of situation. However, with a gradual decline I think we have a chance if we are plugged into a close knit group of like minded people. The question is -- how do we find them without opening ourselves to a potentially dangerous situation? Would love some input from other readers.
This is a legitimate concern, so I thought I would seek everyone's thoughts. How DO you find like-minded people without opening yourself up to potentially dangerous situations? Let's hear your ideas.