Last night I had the pleasure of attending a meeting of the Charlotte chapter of the Carolina Preppers Network. The group consists of hundreds of members that stay connected through a web based forum and monthly meetings. There are now chapters in several other cities including Greensboro, Raleigh and Greenville, SC.
The forums on the website are full of great posts and learning materials. Members range in experience from early beginners to the very knowledgeable. Skill sets cover everything from medical care, to agriculture, to firearms, to communications and more. So regardless of your level of experience, I encourage you to join the group and begin participating in the forums and attend meetings when possible.
Having a network of like-minded folks in a grid down situation could make the difference between life or death.