Sunday, February 10, 2013

Doomsday Networking - Your Most Important Job Interview

If you didn’t believe that being a prepper will make a difference in a doomsday scenario, you wouldn’t be taking these types of measures to arrange for your survival. So you know that you, and people like you, are going to be the ones left standing after the stuff hits the fan. Think about this, and you might realize that maybe the complete isolationist mentality is not the best approach for a doomsday scenario. Sure, you might not be able to rely on the government for support – but you might be able to create a mutually beneficial relationship between your family, and others that are well prepared for the apocalypse. Check out these few simple tips on building your Doomsday Network, and how it will benefit you in the end.

Finding Like Minds

Step one to creating your Doomsday Network is simply to locate like minded prepper individuals like yourself in your general area. Most of this is going to happen online, because preppers aren’t huge on posting signs outside their home saying “Attention: 5 year supply of food inside this home!” They don’t want to do that, because in a doomsday scenario, it would defeat the entire purpose of their preparations as hungry thieves and profiteers robbed their property. It’s okay to enter online forums where people use code names, and simply talk about living and prepping in your unique geographical area. Once you have a real network of people that you regularly share ideas with, that you know live in your area – you’ve already made huge progress toward benefiting from a future network. Now that you have a group that trusts your communication and expertise, you can begin to move on to creating an understanding…

Create an Understanding

This strategy is going to involve a pretty typical sales scenario where you 1.) build rapport 2.) identify need, and 3.) close the deal. It’s fair to say that your prospective doomsday network members probably don’t realize the future value of having a like minded human network to rely on. You are going to have to help them identify the greater challenges they’ll face without a network, before they’ll have any interest in discussing future meet-ups. Once you have the ear of some interested parties, you can assure them that no one has to release their real identity – or their specific current location! A network plan can be as simple as assigning a specific meeting place (including a backup location, or two) after the stuff hits the fan. There’s always going to be a certain amount of trust involved with meeting anybody anywhere after the doomsday, but this is all you going to put at risk – and the gains of having a multi-family network later are completely worth it. Remember to print any complex details you can’t remember in your head – as digital data won’t be reliable after the lights go out.

Some Secrets are best kept…

Remember, even though you may think you aren’t revealing any details that are too precious – you still need to be careful you’re not exposing yourself too much. Obviously you aren’t going to reveal your actual identity, or current geographic location, but that’s not all you have to consider. If you get too detailed about the unique prepping strategies you use, or where your best routes are going to be through the area; you can jeopardize your value for these systems. Amongst other things, if you reveal too many tangential details about you location – it might not be that hard to find out who and where you currently are. For example, if you’re constantly sharing about how you plan to slip your boat into the canal system to get around crowded streets, and how this or that vacant field is perfect for farming – it might not be that difficult for someone to be in your area, and see the house with the bullet proof windows, or security fence, and know exactly who you are. Just be careful, you want to build a network based on meeting up if and when the time is right.

Author Bio: Tyler Watkins is a online blogger and web contributor, his content can be found across many website genres.

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