I know that there have been many posts on the subject, but I was recently reminded just how easily some loose lips can cause problems.
When too many people know details about sensitive information it becomes far more likely that someone will slip up.
What happened to me to trigger this post is trivial in the scheme of things but what if it weren't? There is an old saying that 3 can keep a secret if 2 of them are dead. While I know I have several folks in my circle who I would trust with anything, with bigger circles come far increased risk.
One area I see a big problem is with people posting details and pictures of their prepping activities on social media. Having your "friends" knowing all about your rice and bean collection will end badly in a real deal SHTF.
It should go without saying that posting anything of a more sensitive nature should never be posted on any media at all. Don't text about it, snapchat it, email it or talk on the phone about it. Period.
Keep a low profile. Don't brag. Keep your mouth shut.