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Survival Debate: Solo or Group

Why is it that almost all End-Of-The-World books and movies feature someone trying to survive alone? Hopefully your loved ones will survive whatever emergency happens and you can work together. Would you really want to strike out on your own forever?

Article by Survival Cache contributing author Chuck

I got into prepping when I was 13 years old.  I was in the junior Militia unit in my county in the Northeastern United States.  I learned a lot about survival and how to be prepared all the time. They taught me how to cache weapons and how to make inventory lists on time tables so you know when to check and replace things like canned food and dry goods.


Solo SurvivalPro:

  • Faster Moving
  • Less Supplies Needed
  • Quiet
  • No Arguments


  • Loneliness
  • No way to take turns on watch
  • No full perimeter security



  • Group Support System
  • Extra/Forgotten Gear
  • Survival GroupMore Ideas/Solutions to Problems
  • Divided Work Effort
  • Companionship
  • Divided Watch/Security


  • More Supplies Needed
  • Arguments
  • Finding a Way to after Bug Out
  • Need Leadership
  • Noise
  • Group Security Considerations

Middle Ground

There really is no middle ground on this one. You are either with a group or you aren’t. Maybe if you are only with one other person.

Your Group?

Those are just some of the things that arise in my group of friends and family. Personally, I feel that we as a group have a better chance at making it through anything that comes our way than we would if we were alone.

Leave a comment and tell us about your survival group and why you choose to go with a team or stay solo.

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