With nods to @GOG, @Salted Weapon, @UncleMorgan, @Motomom34, @duane, @enloopious, and @Yard Dart dart for indirect and direct hints toward the topic. Early in the site’s history, there were a lot of backs and forths about going it alone or in a group when WROL happened after the final societal defecation hit the wind machine. In those days, the site was made up more of relatively old timers that were left over from days when the population was half or a bit more than it is today, and there were still remote areas that had not yet seen boot prints in more or less modern history. Yours truly had actually been in the High Uinta and seen that subsistence living was possible, at least in the shape he was in at the time. There was no general consensus as to whether solitary or group existence was a better deal all around, but the tendency was that some kind of group would fare better. Now, from the perspective of time and demographics, the subject begs resurrection and discussion, sez me and maybe not me only. Back then, the now common use of the term “community” was not as wide spread as it is today, we tended toward “tribe” or maybe “colony” I don’t remember exactly, but there was no such thing as a “community organizer” outside academic circles. For what it’s worth as an example, we didn’t know that it takes a village to raise kids, it was assumed that the tribe would take care of that societal chore. Anyway, times have changed. Population has exploded, BOLs are becoming scarce and well out of the reach of most. Back then, only dot mil had the means to run over you, and a hill top would control a wide area for defense. Now, (for examples) with private ownership of drones and night vision gear, it will take a lot more thought and effort to maintain a defensive posture. I see a trend away from bugging out, and more toward bugging in for long term, ignoring the potential for needing to get out of the way of a (say) fire on a short term basis. Hence, things to think about: How will an urban or suburban “tribe” be formed? (You rural and remote folks need to know what’s going on in the towns, eh?) What sort of leadership will be needed, and in what areas (external trade, internal economics, defensive, etc.)? What sorts of skills will be most useful to the tribe in urban or suburban environments? Will the existence of your tribe be widely known or obvious and if so the consequences? What sort of “constitution” will be desirable to govern the tribe’s (and its leadership) behaviors? How will “misbehavior” (to include goldbricking) be handled? Shunning? Expulsion? Perhaps one of the more interesting questions is, “How big is a tribe?” (Suburban development? Apartment building?) And a follow-on item, can the tribe grow, shrink, thrive or simply dry up?