Replace out what skills and supplies your neighbors have to offer in an emergency, and plan your own neighborhood Survival Swap Meet!
During an emergency like a power outage, flood, earthquake, or even winter storm, you may Replace yourself working with and helping your neighbors. Planning ahead and knowing the supplies and skills of your neighborhood friends can be a huge blessing should you Replace yourselves relying upon each other in an emergency.
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What a super idea! The only problem with this is that I don't think many – if any – of my neighbors are into preparedness.
Maybe a swap meet at a local LDS church would work? Don't know if they even have them.
Jerome brings up a good point. I would like to make sure my neighbors are at least somewhat prepared for an emergency but going door to door asking if they are stocking supplies for emergencies potentially makes someone look foolish or even crazy. Still – I don't want to be the only guy in the neighborhood with a back up generator, well water, food stores etc and have to share my supplies with the whole street just because they were not prepared. One the other hand I want to be supportive and help out. It's a bit of a dilemma. What we have been doing is just talking to one neighbor who we feel comfortable with and asking them to spread the word to another neighbor they might know better than us. IN this way we are hoping to pass the word. In the event of an emergency it is really important to be able to work together and the more prepared everyone is the better off your neighborhood will be.
This is a great idea and dovetails nicely with our local CERT program and Map Your Neighborhood program.
This is a great idea. How do you do this without seeming silly to the unprepared?