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I had the idea to start a club to get more teens my age into prepping. It's just a thought right now, but the idea is to have an efficient, like minded group of people when SHTF. The group would consist of different ranks, we would have supply caches spread out around our area, and we would do regular training. Good idea or no?
 

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There are strength in numbers. But you may find it difficult to keep them organized. This is not true for all teens, but as you know many of them are fickle. It will be fun and new for a few weeks, maybe even months. But then soon after they will likely begin to loose interest and move on to the next fad. So please make your selections carefully.

You may also think of joining with some older preppers out there. I am not saying that you are not knowledgeable. Im new here so I don't know a thing about you. But I would gather that there are a lot of things that you have yet to learn. Ive been prepping most of my adult life and I still learn something new every day. So instead of starting a teen only group, you may want to think about getting involved in a group that has already been established.
 

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Think about joining a local SWL or HAM radio club in your area. You will likely find a prepper plus you will learn valuable skills as well. Welcome to the forum!

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Of course its a good idea.

Generally they are referred to as MAG's = Mutual Aid Group's.

There are an abundance of activities that one can participate in or with a group as well.

Geo caching is one off the top of my head. Scavenger hunts in the city are fun when geared towards prepping items. Fishing contests at the regular fishing hole(if ya have one)
Races to a bug out location's. Shelter building competitions.

Your first step is to get the like minded people on board. Then discuss what you want to do for practice

Good luck. Let us know how it progress's
 

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I have to agree with you Comegetme... Im doing the same thing right now but what I am doing is networking with people who are on my similar level of understanding. Over the last few weeks alone I have been able to gain considerable grounds and assets with people who feel comfortable with cooperating with me in the event of a serious disaster (weather it be regional or national). And like everyone else in this thread I agree, you should start with people who are already prepping before you try and establish your own group. Also keep in mind that the more of a diverse group you have the better off you will be. Having a four people with four different skills and assests is better than having a 100 people with the same thing. Also have your network get together and do a meet and greet. Nothing calms the network and ensures a smooth transition like letting everyone see who they are dealing with in advance. Of course this builds trust and friendships as well, something that will be vital to your network once things get out of hand. I see you are in my area so if you would like to chat more just PM me.
 

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to expand on what rogue scout said

yes diversity is they key
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you need a chain of command and delegated responsibilities.

It may seem like fun and games until it hits the fan. When that happens, the last thing you need is organized confusion.
 

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the last thing you need is organized confusion.
I agree, there needs to be order in the group. Also, to repeat what everyone else has already said, prepping in a group is a great idea. There are pros and cons to prepping along or with a group, but in my opinion it can only benefit you to prep with other preppers, a single branch is weak, but a bundle of branches is strong.
 

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Whatever you do there needs to be trust among your group...Ive started a small network of people(just a few friends) in my area and trust is my #1 factor in who I want in my group.
 

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another thing to consider
even though many may want to join
some will last only a few months
others last longer
but you will make like minded friends
and if after shtf and on your way to bugout
your approched by a group of others
and one of them was formally in your group
it might affect your thoughts and concentration
good luck
D
 
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