Hi, I am mid20s prior Marine and all around outdoorsman and somewhat of a preparedness freak. I always think about the what if and then the devils advocate to that. I just got my cousins into this survival thing. There are 4 of us that consider ourselves the defense/offense/tactically proficient members of the would be group. We have also made mention to family members and close friends that have expressed some interest in forming a type of colony. We are in the central MD.