We are people of like mind. Sure, we are all a little different, but ultimately we all value self sufficiency and preparedness. That being said, we should strive to do business and make partnerships within our own community as much as possible. For example, the Spags Bags Mk3 were created in combination with My Hunny's Kitchen, Practical Survival and Grump Acres Farm. Future projects that I am planning will do the same. I will do business with you and your companies long before I look outside of the community.
Part of being a smart prepper, is identifying needs within the community and filling it. This is so that those in it do not need to look elsewhere for that need to be met. What say you?