The following precept from James Wesley Rawles survivalist philosophy was the starting place for our interest in Fox Valley Preppers group and we use others with humble attribution. We hope you find your interest here too. CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS WISELY. Associate yourself with skilled doers, not "talkers." Seek out people that share your outlook and morality. Living in close confines with others is sure to cause friction but that will be minimized if you share a common religion and norms of behavior. You can't learn every skill yourself. Assemble a team that includes members with medical knowledge, tactical skills, electronics experience, and traditional practical skills.