Episode-581- Building Community with Marjory Wildcraft

Marjory Wildcraft of BackYardFoodProduction.com joins us today to discuss building local communities.  Many preppers and survivalists are naturally individualistic people.  In some ways this is great and it is what gives us the can do and can survive spirit.

In the end though the old saying is true, “no man is an island” and our self reliance is actually stronger if we can develop a strong local community of like minded individuals.

Many members of the audience have struggled with doing this, tune in today and Marjory will give you passive methods that are simple surefire ways to connect with like minded people in your area.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Why do you need community?
  • How communities increase your standard of living
  • Security advantages of a community
  • How community building is effective ‘insurance’
  • Using entertainment and education to foster and build community
  • Finding folks already living the lifestyle
  • Teaching those who are interested
  • Attracting people to your neighborhood with common values
  • Running workshops focusing on skills
  • Plugging into existing networks

Resources for Today’s Show

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10 Responses to Episode-581- Building Community with Marjory Wildcraft

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  2. Super episode! I am starting to think that working cooperatively with neighbors and building a sold sense of community is the most advanced survival skill of all.

    Sometimes it seems like there’s an evolutionary progression for preparedness conscious people: from casual prepper, to fanatical prepper, to Mad Max survivalist, to homesteader, etc. But the realization of the importance of community is the apex achievement.

    The funny thing is that building this sense of community can come at any stage of development. Granted, I know from experience it’s a lot harder to accomplish in the city but I also know from experience that it can be done.

    It starts with listening and generosity. Learning and sharing come next. Finally comes community and prosperity.

    Here’s a great video that helps establish a productive mindset to start building a community from, and yes, its by a Texan to boot – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmAbU8_mr2Y

    Blessings!

    J

  3. Being part of a community is like companion planting.
    I can build a house by myself but with 1 companion I can do it 4 times faster.
    With 8 companions it can be done in no time at all.
    Communities that stick together during hard times will always do better than individuals who are afraid of each other.

  4. Great topic! Wake up and teach your neighbors to prepared and join forces! I’ve set up a group in my area. One raises sheep and cards their own wool, One is great at smoking hams and making sausages, ect. I make soap from scratch and do cheeses, yogurt and butter. We are now all getting prepared and now we don’t have to worry about “everything”! I don’t have to worry about raising hogs and learning to smoke meats , ect or learn how to card wool. My neighbors already do it and are excited to swap for soap, cheese, butter, ect. working together as neighbors helps us and builds a safe zone.

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  6. radiomacgyver

    Very well done! Marjorie has some great ideas to change your life and community.

  7. Love your interviews with Marjory. It has really given me some good ideas for community building…

  8. Good show Jack. With regards to security versus anonymity. There is no better security than living among other other self reliant people who care about you; and you about them

    JeanetteW said: “Sometimes it seems like there’s an evolutionary progression for preparedness conscious people: from casual prepper, to fanatical prepper, to Mad Max survivalist, to homesteader, etc. But the realization of the importance of community is the apex achievement”.

    @ Jeanette-I sure hope so!

  9. Outstanding show. I am so impressed by Margory and the thoughtful way she approaches these issues. Many of us will end up having to shelter in place if anything goes radically wrong, so taking the time now to build that sense of community will be critical to rebuilding a stable society based on mutual respect, shared needs and essential skills. Please being her back!

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