Like it or not, you are Pack Animal!

Hello, my friend and welcome back!  As a Prepper, I get a lot of questions about joining Survival Groups, or if they should become a Loan Wolf?  I think history would be our best guide when answering this question.  Now grab a cup of coffee my friend and have a seat while we visit.

We tend to think of ourselves as the master of our domain, but that wasn’t always the case.  Thousands of years ago, we were huddled in caves praying the fire didn’t go out.  Just like wolves, we lived in packs and even hunted in packs.   We took care of each other and helped to take care of the elderly,children and wounded.  That was the secret to our survival back then and it will be the secret to our survival again when SHTF.

Now, I know that there are a lot of you loan Wolves out there, and if you are willing to bet your life that you can do it all by yourself, well, that’s up to you.  Personally, I think that the best way to survive being thrown back hundreds of years is to look back and see how the people of that era survived.  Learn from the past so as not to repeat the same mistakes.

When we look back into that time, we see that only a handful of people lived as lone wolves and most of them went crazy from lack of human contact.  Most people either lived in towns, or close to towns in case they were to need help and for trading their goods for supplies they couldn’t make themselves. They were a part of a community or pack you might say.

People of the past have always found they needed others to help them or at least be close by in case of an emergency.  It could be an attack from some other tribe or a pack of Bandits running wild in the countryside.  I personally think we need each other to help maintain our humanity and satisfy that inner need we all have to take care of others.

Yes, I realize that some do not feel compelled to take care of others or help the helpless.  This is the unfortunate truth of our times, most people who feel this way are usually people who have issues getting along with other people.  They don’t see the need to bother trying to get along with others if they don’t have to.  Once SHTF has happened, most will change their tune despite what they may think.

When SHTF hits, we will all need our friends and family to come together and form a pack of sorts.  They will quickly find that anyone who does not do his or her fair share, will be expelled from the group and that is not someone anyone will want to be.  You can’t watch your own back 24/7 and still plant a crop, cut wood, and hunt all by yourself.  Now before you say the Mountain men did it, let me point out that they were friends with the Indians and local people. 

It will take many of us working together and helping out to survive.  So much wisdom has been lost over the years and most people don’t even know how to milk a cow, let alone make butter or bread.  They have no idea which wild plants are edible and which ones are not.  Now take the knowledge of a group of people and combine their knowledge and you just might come up with enough to keep you all alive.

Same is true with medicine and which plants have a medical use and which ones are poison.  There will be so many times and instances where the combined knowledge of a group of people can make all the difference and maybe even save your life.  Lone wolves are easy prey and that will be especially true when it all hits the fan.  Don’t fool yourself and find a group of friends that share your views and concerns and make plans with them to form your own wolf pack, when the time comes, so you’re not left out in the cold.

Well, that is it for today my friend and I hope you have found this post useful and interesting.  The bottom line is that being a part of a pack has served man well down through history, start planning your pack today.  Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared.  God Bless America!

-Sarge-

Sarge

Prepper, Patriot, and Proud U.S. ARMY Veteran.

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