Written by Dan vale
Baltimore Prepper Examiner
When neighbors become better acquainted with each other, they will be more likely to cooperate well with each other during a disaster. Unfortunately, many neighbors do not know even the names of their neighbors. Five yearly events, however, can best give neighbors an opportunity to become acquainted with one another.
The first three best events are Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day. On these three dates preppers could host barbeques and invite their neighbors. Informal chatting over food is a good way to become better acquainted.
The fourth best event is Thanksgiving Dinner. This event gives the prepper wife a chance to showcase her cooking, and she should be lavishly complimented on it.
A fifth best event is Christmas Dinner. Preppers could host a Christmas dinner and invite their neighbors.
A prepper family that has had successful events, as described above, may find that, in the future, the neighbors might invite them to similar events that the neighbors host. In time, other events, such as super bowl parties, bridal showers, birthday parties, Easter brunches, and New Year’s Eve parties can give additional opportunities to bond with neighbors.
These five best yearly events most likely will help preppers to find those neighbors who are interested in friendships which could lead to the forming of prepper groups. If a neighbor declines several invitations, however, that neighbor probably is less likely to be interested in friendship. If some neighbors attend several of the yearly events hosted by the prepper, the prepper might find that they are interested in friendship, which may or may not lead to their membership in prepper groups. Hopefully, some of the neighbors will be interested in friendship and, eventually, in prepper groups.
There can occur a change in the attitude of even those neighbors who seem to be reluctant to establish a prepper group or even a friendship. During a minor emergency such as an extended power blackout, these unprepared neighbors might see how well the prepper group members handled the emergency in comparison to the manner in which they handled the emergency. Some people will learn only through hard experiences.
Those neighbors who eventually join the prepper group and contribute to it should be welcomed, even if they are latecomers. Those neighbors who do not learn from experience, however, should not be tolerated indefinitely as freeloaders.
During a disaster, those neighbors who have good relationships will have better chances of responding well to the challenges that they will face. The five best events described above could help preppers to begin developing good relationships and eventually prepper groups with their neighbors.