Preppers Who Make Surviving the Apocalypse Even Less Fun
Another great article from Brandon Smith over at Alt-Market. The key is to make sure that you are compatible with members of your group for a long-term situation. I think it's like getting married - you might want to spend a lot of time with the person you are going to spending an even greater amount of time with in the future to make sure you don't ring each other's necks within the first month.
I'm in the process of building a new group since the one I've been training with is just too far away geographically to ensure a quick and easy bug-out. So this article is pertinent to my current situation. The last paragraph sums it up nicely:
"The great dilemma for any survivalist is to balance personal freedom and a peaceful home life with the reality that they will not last long without relying on a group. Other people bring talent, friendship, and safety to our lives, but they also bring baggage. The key is to work with those who know how to manage as much of their own baggage as possible, who are aware of themselves and are willing to police their own quirks, and who have not swan dived off a cliff into extreme disturbia. No survival community can withstand the savage assault of national collapse otherwise."