I suspect a lot will have to do with the type of SHTF scenario we are facing. Like many of you, aside from immediate family, no one knows the level of my preparation. However, observing people around me, I have forged relationships with people that can be trusted in a difficult situation. I’ve observed how they handle storms, power outages etc. Just simple things. Talking to a widow on my street. She told me how she enjoyed being on her high school shooting team. Guess who will be getting one of my guns during any unrest.
Is it a perfect system, most likely not, but at least I feel I can identify some likely allies with some confidence.