The decision of Egyptains gov to shut down the ineternet made me think on the other side of the coin. If SHTF, how can we benefit from this forum or any other prep forum DURING a catastrophe. We all agree the time to learn survival skills is BEFORE anything happens. But suppose we are learning and we are doing what we can and suddenly something bad happens. Lets simplify the scenario and not involve politics and shutting down the net. The gov is either trying to do something (too little too late as usual) or totally disintegrated. So, in such a situation when blame game has setteled and society is trying to do something thru volunteerism or perhpas everyone on their own. How can such a forum help, given that members are spread so far from each other (organizing real groups on the ground may only apply to few members in some regions). I will start First thing I can think of is upload some books like ( where there is no doctor ) or other useful books. Second, maybe help relay some info from this forum thru Facebook - if it remains open - to help direct more aid to the affected areas. You definitely have better ideas Let's hear them.