Actually, Granny Gums is probably one of the most valuable members you can get – doubtless she’ll probably know how to cook on a fire, have ten uses for every item, can darn clothes and has lots of entertaining stories for the kids…
Personally, part of my preps are for charity and surprise visitors – there just has to be a solid understanding of how things will be run. This isn’t to say that the door will be open to all, but turning away extended family would be a sure way to isolate yourself from further family relationships when/if things get better. Even other family will probably alienate you. Worth it? Not in my book. Regardless of being in Granny’s will – just living with yourself turning them away would be a chore.
Things to think about for sure.
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
- Thomas Paine