“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone”. – Ronald Reagan
Since the very beginning of our blog, over 5 years ago, we wished to form a community whose members will help, support and enlighten those around them. Nevertheless, if you’re anything like me, and you’re a bit of a lone wolf who likes to surround themselves predominantly with your friends and family members, walking alone in the woods and, spending most of your day with your own thoughts and work, then this article is here to remind all of you why we need more people in our lives.
That’s because we all know that prepping is not a project you simply can finish in a week or a month. It’s a process. A way of living. And we also know that time flies in a manner that doesn’t allow us to do everything we want.
This leads me to the main idea I want to express here: why it is worth surrounding yourself with likeminded people who share the same principles as you?
First of all, finding an online group or community you can fully agree with is hard. We all know that people are different and there’s no such thing as being perfect. But, with the tiniest compromise, we can all discover people from which we can learn, or, if not, we can help.
We are thrilled to have found many such characters on our Facebook Page and our blog. Together, we have formed a Facebook group in which everyone is welcome to join, share knowledge or ask for advice. This has been intensely rewarding. Our community is extremely friendly and shockingly knowledgeable, and although it’s no older than 2 months, this group with over 1.5k active members is growing rapidly, sharing its ideas and bringing readers together in a way that’s never been done before. And because all our feedback has been so positive, we felt we’d be giving you a raw deal if we didn’t extend the invite to yourself, and ask you to join.
Feedback like: “I’d like to continue expanding my knowledge of how to be more self-sustainable” or “I’m looking forward to some great exchanges of ideas here.”
People have always felt the itch to expand their knowledge, but in today’s media climate, people’s approaches or attitudes towards newbies may have changed perceptions over different types of groups. If you hear someone saying that an individual from a community is bad, you’re likely to think that the whole community that accepted that individual is the same…
That’s why we’ve put together 5 reasons why being part of our Facebook Survival Community is worth your time:
I can’t remember how many times life have put me or family to test. Whether it was hurricanes, floods, looters, or disease… every once in a while, something bad would happen, something that would make me and my loved ones wonder: why us? But because we had each other, we overcame any obstacle together, emerging stronger as a result. Remembering our true potential therefore may not always be the first thing to pop into our minds when SHTF, but seeing that others need our strength and knowledge will definitely awake our full force.
Due to the above-mentioned fact that time doesn’t allow us to fully accomplish EVERYTHING we wish, there’s clearly no one who knows it all. Maybe you’re into guns or other survival gear, or homesteading… But you can’t really be expert in more than 2 activities during a lifetime. That’s why whenever you need something, asking the right person their opinion will pay off. Of course, you can always go online, type in what you need to know and… millions of answers will pop up. But which one is the correct one? As I previously said, people are different, their background is different, and their advice might not suit you. However talking to people you already know, even from a Facebook group, is way better than listening to online ‘gurus’. Because you can ask them directly, you can tell them exactly what your situation is, and you can discuss the available options.
As many of you might have already seen, our content often gives our community the possibility to try useful things at home: from a backyard garden with plants that can cure common diseases, to how to protect your house from cold, floods, fire or looters. Moreover, having an involved community gave all of us the possibility to share our work and maybe even challenge others to finally start the work they might have postponed, now that there’s someone who can give them guidance if needed.
As our readers are spread worldwide, there is a huge chance for each one of us to meet someone close to our area. In this way, we can form small groups in real life, so we can better help each other. In addition, people from different places can teach us valuable lessons about their own specialist interests.
I’ve left what I consider to be the most important part of this article to the end. Being thankful for the small things in life, for the people you have met and helped, and for the experiences you have encountered is priceless. Giving back to the community is always a win-win: feeding your soul and influencing other’s lives for the better.
Moreover, a community is a place you can discover how others feel about topics, how to approach different types of individuals and to exchange ideas. Of course, such discussions could lead to arguments, but here’s a perk of being part of an online community: we at www.Survivopedia.com, as admins of the group, take care of filtering the content that gets to every one of our readers so that only the relevant, not-offending content is delivered. You can see us as the referees who want all parties to gain some knowledge, play fair, and finally win.
Also, regarding relevant and clean content, a good community is about its members. All of them. Therefore, to avoid turning our community into a market place is also essential. We understand that a lot of us need gear together with knowledge but sharing info about what type of gear one may need is more important than an actual item. Different people have different needs, remember? That’s why we’ve put mission above money.
And as one of our readers said, “The real test of any community when trouble comes your way is who will stand beside you, rather than behind you.” It’s a pity many learn this lesson only when it’s too late.
That being said, we are more than thankful for having found over 1600 like-minded people that are investing their time in order to share their knowledge, to help others and to create a bond with people who have the same purpose: namely, how to survive. Join us HERE.