This website is a place where I (Wesley Fryer of Matthews, North Carolina) share ideas, resources, and reflections on being and becoming a "Communitarian Prepper."

I have a "slow hunch" we are living in a season of life and history in which we are called to become "Communitarian Preppers." While many (or most) preppers "incline toward individualism and competition," I believe we are called (for both practical and faith-based reasons) to prepare for emergencies and even catastrophes so that we can not only take care of our own families, but also help take care of our neighbors. For me, this is the essence of being a "communitarian prepper:" Building strong relationships among our neighbors and in our own community, and developing both our resource base and skill sets, so that we can better weather and survive the storms of life together through all the forms they might take.

We need to prepare to take care of ourselves, take care of our families, and take care of each other. (I wrote a bit more about this on our family learning blog.)


last updated 11-13-2022

Communitarian Preparation can take multiple forms:

  1. Disaster Preparedness (ready.gov)

  2. Emergency Communications (Ham radio - arrl.org)

  3. Digital Online Safety

  4. Firearms Preparedness

““Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.””

‭‭Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭36‬-‭37‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Ham Radio

Online Safety

Webinar Recording (63 min)

Protecting Yourself and Your Family Online by @wfryer 26 March 2020

Also available as an audio-only podcast on the Anchor channel, "Class with Doctor Fryer." Ask your Amazon Alexa or Google Home Smart speaker to "Play the latest episode of Class with Doctor Fryer" to listen to it!