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My experience:
If you approach starting the group with a chicken little “The Sky is falling” type mindset, you could be steroptyed as a paranoid.

If, in your neck of the woods it is relatively peaceful, folks generally won’t be keen to sign up. However the more stressful things get, the time to form a group will be compressed.

Get to know your neighbours, make contacts within your local community/get to know them on a social level, thus in the event of WROL/SHTF you have a group of contacts who may trust you and will be on your side.

Good luck.