According to the yellow pages, there are over 4,000 worship groups in the Baltimore area. Each of these worship groups consists of multiple families. Families are well suited to be prepper groups, and worship groups can provide valuable links between their family prepper groups. Examples of these relationships are apparent in the customs of the Amish and the Church of Latter Day Saints.
Compared with other prepper groups, family prepper groups have more trust in other family prepper groups or individuals that belong to their same worship group. This trust is critical when trading commodities and skills during a city, state, national, or international crisis that makes commodities and skills temporarily not available through their normal sources. Examples of commodities include food, water, medical supplies, and survival equipment.
Regarding commodities, one prepper family, for example, might be low on water. Another prepper family in the same worship group might be low on food. Because there is trust between the two families in the same worship group, they can make a mutually beneficial trade.
Regarding skills, one prepper family might have a nurse who can heal the sick child of another prepper family in their worship group. In return, the prepper family with the sick child might have a father who is a mechanic with tools, and this father mechanic can fix the car that belongs to the nurse’s family.
Prepper families of faith also can trade commodities for skills or skills for commodities.
As much as possible, every prepper family group should stockpile ample amounts of commodities and should learn as many survival skills as they can. Each family member should try to learn at least one skill. In addition to nursing and car repair, examples of valuable skills include:
- Another language such as Spanish.
- The operation of a short wave radio.
- Hunting and fishing.
- Boy scouts skills.
- Girl scouts skills.
- First aid.
- What other examples of valuable skills can you add below?
In 2 Thessalonians 3:10, Saint Paul said, If a man will not work, he shall not eat. Although there may be exceptions to that rule, every prepper family of faith should attempt to learn as many survival skills and to stock as many valuable commodities as possible.