” This is part of the frustration I’m experiencing with trying to find a network of like-minded people……it is really hard to trust people nowadays” I know preppers that are afraid to admit they are prepping, trying to maintain security. It’s almost funny because it’s obvious to another prepper what they are doing, yet they think they are protecting themselves by isolation. Expecting someone that is not attuned to the potential future environment to come to their senses is just a waste of energy. Most people think that what we have now will last forever instead of recognizing the volatility and frailness of our world. I share your frustration.