Survival Neighborhood Coalition for SHTF
With the possibility of a SHTF (“Shit Hit the Fan”) emergency scenarios on the rise, many individuals and groups are making the effort to plan ahead. Preppers are stocking up on supplies, learning medical skills such as suturing wounds and setting up home-based greenhouses as part of their preparation efforts. But what if disaster strikes and your prepping supplies aren’t enough? This is where the concept of the Survival Neighborhood Coalition (SNC) comes into play.
The SNC is a grassroots movement of local neighborhoods who are forming coalitions with the goal of creating self-sustaining communities that can withstand the effects of SHTF. Each coalition’s efforts will focus on pooled resources and skills, with members of the group sharing the burden of supplying food, shelter, and medical assistance. By spreading the responsibility of these tasks out among group members, communities have a better chance of weathering whatever comes their way.
To form a coalition, neighbors should start by discussing their collective needs and resources. This means asking questions such as: What type of food can be stockpiled? What kind of medical skills and supplies do you have? How can you best use the available water sources nearby? By having a broad debate and discussing the best options for everyone, your community can produce a comprehensive plan to convert the neighborhood into a self-sustaining ecosystem.
Finding Your Resources
Once the big issues are settled, your SNC can assess which resources are available in your area. This is where the importance of networking and volunteerism is critical. Members should contact local organizations, such as community churches, schools, and other service groups, to see if they’re willing to share food and supplies. Additionally, individuals in the community who have stockpiled resources – from gardeners to furniture builders – should form a network to share their supplies.
Finally, the SNC should implement a plan for communication. This can be done by establishing a system of broadcasting through radio, television, and other means. By establishing reliable communication, neighbors can stay connected and alert each other to breaking news and/or threats. Consider creating a manageable website or blog so information can be shared regularly.
By banding together and pooling resources, local communities can better prepare themselves for a potential SHTF scenario. It’s important to start early and discuss the issues and resources openly, allowing each member to contribute to the creation of a resilient neighborhood unit.
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