May 20, 2012
Yes. You NEVER stop learning. Even though I have been really focusing on prepping for the past couple of years, I learned a lot at my 1st meeting with this group!
Yes. It's unfortunate how survivalists have become SO stereotyped that the term "prepper" had to replace it. Yet even the term "prepper" is quickly becoming stereotypical because of some of the people featured on preparedness T.V. shows. I'm now promoting C.E.R.T. classes - put on for FREE by the city of Cape Coral - as a subtle way to help convince people of the importance of being prepared and learning to take care of themselves in the event of a disaster. I point out that 1st responders THEMSELVES are teaching us how important it is that we learn to help ourselves and our neighbors since they may not be able to help in a timely manner. This is especially true if there is a major disaster whether it be a large scale fire, hurricane, terrorist attack, or even economic collapse! It's been an uphill battle so far, but I'm not going to give up. At least I'm getting SOME people to start thinking a little!
Possibly. Members who live in Cape Coral (like I do) organized a Cape Coral branch. But I would still aattend Ft. Myers meetings- at least occasionally.
Isn't this the same question as above?
Of course! Wouldn't it be great if EVERYONE prepped?!!! But they don't. So we need as many prepared people banding together as we can get so we can defend ourselves against those who haven't and who would try to take what WE have by force! The ENTITLEMENT mentality has really become a terrible problem in this country...
I've had a preparedness mindset since before such a movement existed. I served in the military & studied koryu (old school) Japanese martial arts. My wife & I took the (free) C.E.R. T. class where we learned a great deal and got CPR certified.
This is a really great group of people, and the meetings are interesting and very informative!