I took a different tactic with the problem of prepping and hiding. Head-on. Washington State Emergency Management has a program called “Map Your Neighborhood”. A neighborhood (in my case 15 homes), puts together an SOP including communications, listing assets and skills. My neighborhood has former military, police, doctors, nurses, med/dental specialists, contractors, gardeners, outdoorsmen, horse trainers, mechanics, plumbers, electricians and more. 3 of us raise our own chickens and veggies. No slackers here. Each home is on a 5 acre lot. If you can imagine the layout of “Lights Out” that is us. The scope of the organizational meeting is planning the first hour of an emergency to set up success for the first 72 hours. Set up a command post and care center. Knock on doors, turn off gas meters, check on the elderly, kids and any injuries. Set up commo and take a headcount. While I did not go into PM’s, firearms and a year’s supply of food, neighbors themselves brought up food, water storage and purification. The group was open and actually relieved to talk about preparing. Out of 15 homes, I only had 2 no-shows. It’s great to (partly) come out of the closet among friends.