I put a post on the "meeting others" forum that Rawles links to and I'm getting some replies. I find myself getting suspicious of some of these people and I'm not sure if I'm being a bit paranoid. First of all, I'm not sure why I should even be suspicious. It's not like I'm advertising "Hey I've got a bunch of silver buried in my yard under the apple tree and I'm hardly ever home!!!" I really don't buy the idea that some people prep by deciding who they will rob when TSHTF. I think most people are either oblivious or prepping (or making a feeble attempt). Government? I think that the ABC soups can look at their list of various license holders and have more to work with than fishing around for guys like me. I have nothing to hide anyway. Not interested in starting a coup. Assuming there's a reason to be suspicious, what should I do to check these folks out before a FTF? The absurd thought of asking for a name and address before giving out mine did cross my mind... nah! What would you do?