The idea of finding like-minded people who you can trust (who aren’t into prepping) who you can talk and plan with, to be a contradiction in terms. That is, those who are prepping understand what’s coming. Those who do NOT prep somehow believe that they’ll simply show up at your house and be welcomed with open arms (not happening). I’m speaking of California, where peception is so distorted as to not bear any resemblance to reality… and the very idea of prepping somehow is disturbing to most people (even though a large percentage of them live on the wrong side of the San Andreas fault line, go figure!).
If you can’t find like-minded people in your area, it may be time to change the area where you live.