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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2013, 12:36:17 PM »
Perhaps it could go to the section where the Disaster meeting thread is located?

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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2013, 07:15:09 PM »
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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2013, 08:49:51 PM »
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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2014, 07:53:36 AM »
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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2014, 09:56:58 AM »
That about sizes it up!...
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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2014, 03:42:04 PM »
For me personally I think a set of predetermined questions would put me off. I much prefer to meet in a neutral place for some social interaction defined as talking with each other. I have no issue with anyone wanting to cover a certain number of topics but its not an interrogation. It should be an exchange of ideas, opinions and experiences. If I can have a beer with you and like what you have to offer as a person within ideas, opinions and your previous experience we might just have the basics for a group :).

I would suggest continue meeting as a group for a number of times. Whether its for social activities, classroom training, shooting range, fishing trip etc. The idea is to form a friendship through these activities and reach shared goals. You do not have to be BFF but a friendship needs to be in place in my opinion. From there you can start planning and putting a group structure in place to cover mutual needs as a group. New members could be introduced through members using the same approach to ensure right fit into group and new members could then be accepted via vetting through an existing member and acceptance by the entire group.

A poster mentioned Forming, Storming and Norming earlier on in a different way. It may have been in Mountainmans book on group dynamics but I have not got his book so I cannot say for sure. But if it was he knows what he talks about when discussing group dynamics. I have been a Manager in Europe, North America and in the Middle East and I am very happy that I learned about this management principle in the military before my civilian career. Whenever you have a group of people working together or living together this applies. The Storming period can be petty (you shake your head sometimes) or down right ugly and it usually establishes everyone's pecking order within the group. It can be very simple and easy too. It all depends on how you as a Leader or group of Leaders handle this and are aware that this is indeed normal behaviour for any group of people working together (let alone a reaction to SHTF going on around them !). Remember this principle and when you have a situation within your group. Always remember its perfectly normal human emotion and subsequent behaviour. Annoying and frustrating at times - YES. But normal human behaviour :).

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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2014, 06:48:23 PM »
Jensen,

Sounds like you have been there and done that. ;-)



LOL !. Mountainman I have been around for 43 years so..... No seriously I have been fortunate to have an inner Viking from birth so travelling and working like the old days (minus the raping and pillaging)  is a natural way of life for me. Saying that I am now happy that we seem to have settled down. Especially as the world seems to be heading towards very uncertain times and I would not want to get caught out anywhere else but home here in Canada.

 

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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2014, 10:23:53 PM »
Jensen,

I hear that. We are certaining living during the most interesting times. It is good to call Canuckland our home.

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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2014, 09:55:36 PM »
Oh and just for some trivia for you Westerners .... the safetest place based on Seismology and volcanically is .... the Caribou Distric of Centreal British Columbia. Infact it's the safetest place in all Canada.
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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2014, 11:20:28 PM »
Jwild,

Great points.

The Caribou you say.....only concern from this far East, is how is Fukishima affecting your area?? I hear rumours that it is still pumping out the rads and they flow from Japan straight to BC. I am not sure if that is true or not. I miss the Interior of BC. Maybe I will win the lotto and move back......

Good to have you in this discussion. I look forward to more astute observations and recommendations.

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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2014, 12:00:25 AM »
MM... That's why you have diversity in your group. Someone who specialises in Radiation. But than again we all have to die sometime...LOL. And it's a beautiful place to spend your last days
You miss the interior, I miss BC period. Lived in Surrey for a while. Have about a dozen cousins spread out between Victoria and Chilliwack. If you do some digging around there are some responsible priced properties there. Well they're reasonable priced for BC.
 
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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2014, 01:13:45 PM »
Just a note;

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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2014, 11:56:42 PM »
Aseity,

I am working on your request to consolidate the conversation on the other thread. Please, bear with me as it may take me a little bit to achieve this.

MM.


All,

It looks like I have been successful at moving Aseity's project to his other thread.

MM.
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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2014, 10:45:02 AM »
Thank you Moutainman, it is really appreciated.



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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2014, 12:26:15 PM »
we dont need no steenking bikinis. >:D
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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2014, 10:28:46 PM »
MM... That's why you have diversity in your group. Someone who specialises in Radiation. But than again we all have to die sometime...LOL. And it's a beautiful place to spend your last days


jwild,

LMAO. Specialists will be needed, for sure. Suit up, mask up..........ahhh the life.

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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2014, 10:55:45 PM »
Evenin' All,

"Found" this YouTube video, that may help some out there to form a group. This concept is the 3 man militia from Mike Mah.

Watch this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtgnTm_HsLc

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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2014, 12:52:33 AM »
I like the idea of the game. Maybe the London group might want to meet up for coffee and really get to know each other in this area.

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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2015, 01:09:09 AM »
It is really hard to find people that are trust worthy... recently I had to ask two member of my group to leave and they are going to be hard to replace due to their skill sets. This was a husband and wife team whom I have known for many many years... long story short .. ripping people off got them the boot. I don't even know where to begin now with how to judge good character for potential group members, I am suspicious of everyone now.

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Re: Forming a group
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2015, 10:21:23 AM »
It can be tough and I am not sure that you can ever get a perfect group in all respects if it were we might all be living in communes.  :)
Family units tend to be best and a group of family units can be a godsend but it can also be a curse if internal conflict arises. Over time members of groups change either because they leave or are asked to leave. When change occurs the group dynamic also change, that is inevitable. I was sorry to hear that you had to ask them to leave for ripping people off. I guess it depends on the severity of the infraction but sometimes better the devil you know than the one that you don't. I think that you do the best that you can choosing the members of your group and if the SHTF go with who you have and make it work even if that entails making some difficult compromises.
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