Oct 212014
 

Ever since I stopped sending out preppergroups.com newsletters, people have been asking me why I don’t send out newsletters. :)

Last time I ran all the software from the site and getting things configured and working well was a constant headache (I blame the software!). This time I’m going to let mailchimp do all the work.

You’ll notice that there’s now a subscribe option on the right hand side of the page. Fill that in and when we have enough members subscribed, I’ll start sending out monthly newsletters again. (yes, there’s an unsubscribe option)

Sep 252013
 

This site has TWO useful areas. A forum (for discussion, opinions and chit-chat) and the main site (contacting or starting a group). You are currently on the main site.

THE MAIN SITE

is for posting contacts. This is where you are now. If you want to start or join a group, post a comment here. In order to do that, you will need an account, which you can register for here.
More information: What’s proper to post, what’s not || Getting Started || FAQs and How to write a good contact post || Are you press/media?

THE FORUM

is for posting opinions, reviews, news articles, and questions. You can access it here. The forum requires a separate, additional registration from the main site. You can register for the forum here.
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Nov 242014
 

My wife and I are moving to NE Oklahoma the first part of December. We are Christian ministers and are planning our bug out. Any other like minded Christians in the area?

Nov 232014
 

The Gulf Coast Prepper Network is a new group comprised of preppers located in South Alabama, South Mississippi, and the Florida panhandle. Located in Mobile, Alabama, we are currently seeking new members interested in networking with other area preppers for their mutual benefit. For additional information please visit http://GulfPrep.Net.

 

Nov 222014
 

I am a former US Army Infantry soldier who served in Iraq with an honourable discharge. I originally signed up as a Bradley driver and spent 6 months in charge of my Bradley vehicle. I was promoted quickly throughout the ranks and placed in a more suitable position to match my expert marksman skills. I have extensive training with military weapons, camouflage making using the woods around you, breaching, field medic, detain and interrogating techniques, vehicle inspecting and search, close quarter combat, close quarter battle, land navigating, hand to hand, martial arts, and many more that have to do with military training. I also am knowledgeable in vehicle mechanics, electrical work, carpentry, computers, message therapy, acupuncture, lock picking, vehicle hot-wire, crop harvesting, animal breeding, dog training, cooking, sewing, body and mind training, camouflage, trap making, hunting and fishing, weapon modification and canning. I have taught combat and self defence for over 10 years and have knowledge on surviving in the wilderness without any water or food. My bilingual skills will also be a very valuable asset to any community. I probably left out a few but this will give you an idea of how I’ve used my spare time. I am a single parent raising three wonderful teens, ages 14-15-19 and they are the best kids in the world. I have over 25+ years in martial arts and weapons training in Jiu-Jitsu, Shodokan, Ishinriu Karate, Boxing and Judo, all my children are trained in martial arts with the oldest having 14+ years of experience, weapons cleaning and safety handling, shooting and environmental awareness. My children have well rounded skills and are always learning as I spend time with each of them teaching them at their own pace. We have civilian versions of military weapons with plenty of ammo and am always adding to our inventory when possible. I have equipment for loading my own ammo and can teach others how to do the same.

I am not interested in paying some membership fee to feel like I can have a safe place to bug-out, I can and will survive anywhere and have the extensive skills to overcome any opponent if need be from a very far distance (400M +), my AR10 .308 never fails. I have obtained expert medals from the US Army for my shooting skills, I am an excellent asset to any group and when the time comes to choose I will be the one to make that decision.

We live in Winston Salem, NC and would like to meet others that have similar interest as us to share ideas and skills.

Nov 222014
 

I am looking to join a group and  of my knowledge and learn from others.

I am a master mechanic with HVAC, plumbing and electrical knowledge. I repaired and supervised repair of over 50 machines in a large machine shop. I can fabricate, weld, read schematics.  pneumatic repair

I also have extensive farm experience with management of crop crew to heavy diesel repairs.  This includes hydraulic, air systems as well as  fabrication. I also have some husbandry experience as I helped the herdsman as needed. ( this is a 1200 cow dairy) Assisted building several new barns. I had a class A license but  gave that up do to a back injury.

I was also on a volunteer fire department and have medical as well as firefighting experience.

Here is the downside. I am disabled due to back injury  I still believe I have a lot to give with my knowledge and will happily share my knowledge to help with a group of preppers. I am looking to learn from other people and with a group help develop a preppers paradise!

Also, I forgot to say that I have heavy construction equipment operation running bulldozers, excavators, back hoes, and skid steers. I have helped build several ponds.

Thanks for your consideration,

Todd

 

Nov 222014
 

We are Christians my wife and I are retired and debt free with moderate monthly income (long as the economy last).  We are ready to prep full time and move to an area with trees and some rain or to join a group. We are looking to set up self-sustainable living before and surviving while thriving after any crises that may occur.  I have my own tools and equipment, food, water filter, some weapons and ammo, camper to live in till living structure is built.  Looking to build a rammed earth living structure.  If we joined a group, we will need at least 1/2 acre to build and live on.  We want to help others do the same, also willing to work on the common area preparing it for when it all falls apart.   I also have the material to build a shop.  I have two sons (20 & 29) a daughter (23) with 10 month old son and a wife all in better than average health.   No medications required for any of us.  All are on board for this. We thought we had a place but it didn’t work out so we need to get out of the city.  We currently live in a irrigated desert which is running out of water.  When power is gone water will be gone as will civil order.  I am a Nam Vet.  We have building experience, some electrical, plumbing, welding, machine, metal buildings & roofs, mechanic both gas and diesel, solar hot water system, semi truck driver, reloading experience and equipment, certified gun smith (passed a test), canning experience with equipment and more.   I have worked relief on two hurricanes working almost 30 days with each one.  So I have seen civil disorder and families who were not prepared at all.  I’ve also seen families who never missed a beat as they were ready for the natural disaster that hit.  I’ve also lived at a mission base with my oldest son for two months in the Amazon without power so we ate meat only when we had caught or killed it.  Ten years ago we lived in a camper for one year on the road along the eastern coast from Niagara Falls, to Beaumont Texas then on to El Paso and Las Cruces N.M, then Sholo to Sahuarita, Arizona while homeschooling.  We are debt free and looking for land to buy and start a group.  Or a group with similar values to connect with and then relocate to, which will not be a quick process as we will need to get to know each other (although time is short).  Don’t need decoder rings but security is an important point before we consider joining forces with others.  I have much more to share but will do so in a more private way.  So contact me then we can talk privately.

prepper_  email us at:    weareoutof-time [at] yahoo [dot] com

Nov 222014
 

looking for like minded preppers in the Columbia South Carolina area. Just wanted to hook up with as many that are available to share ideas.

Please email me at ncseadog1 [at] att [dot] net and introduce yourself. I live in the 29229 zipcode or northeast Columbia. Thanks, Greg

My website is www.cwpconcealedweaponspermit.com

Nov 222014
 

Looking to network but I’m picky about acquaintances and more so about friends basically I’d rather take my chances alone in SHTF then be around someone with good intentions who is going to endanger me due to their stupidity.

If you are in my area by all means message me but private message me if your sending contact information of any kind as I like to exercises caution.

Sorry about being vague but when it comes to things like this I like to operate on a need to know basis so contact me if your interested.

Nov 222014
 

Hello,

My wife and I are preppers living in the City of Buffalo. We are looking to meet like-minded individuals or groups to train, discuss and possibly create a MAG (mutual assistance group) with.

If you are interested please email me at bmyhousekey(at)yahoo(dot)com. I look forward to hearing from fellow preppers.

Nov 202014
 

Wanted: Up to 15 skilled members to create a pre, during, and post SHTF village on 40 seclude, off road acres.

Location: 30 miles south of Rolla, MO

Purpose: To have a safe haven in place, in the inevitable event that one will be needed. To provide the means and tools to create and finish projects which will make living a simple life enjoyable, now and after the SHTF dust settles.

Projects Include, but not limited to: An underground greenhouse which provides fish and vegetables all year, an underground ice house which will keep food at 32ºF all year, burmed chicken and rabbit housing, Rocket Mass Heaters, a smokehouse, a large solar water distiller, a large solar dehydrator, individual family unit log or uphill underground cabins, and more. Heavy equipment, tools, and some materials available now for projects.

This is not a religious or commune thing. We need a life modeled after 1800’s villages where families lived in their own seperate homes, yet used their skills to benefit the whole village, and there was a village plan for defense in times of danger.

Email me so we can get started right away!

kat1008380 (at) gmail.com

 

Nov 202014
 

If you change your email address, make sure to update it in your profile.

If you have existing posts or comments with an obsolete email, once I hear from users it’s bouncing I will test it and if it bounces on me, I will delete those posts and comments!

You are just making it hard for people to contact you and you won’t hear of any responses if your details are out of date.

If you need old posts updated with new contact details, just make a comment on that post with the new details and I will update the post for you.

Nov 202014
 

Prepper group starting!! Sky is the limit, so get in on the ground floor. All skill sets welcome (gardening, medical, security, radio communications, networking, health, survival, etc.) Anyone can join, though events will be held near the counties listed above. Enough waiting and wishing, let’s get busy building a network of freedom loving, independent, honest, conscientious individuals to protect ourselves and each other from a very real threat to our future health and well being.

David

Nov 202014
 

Im fairly new to prepping,due to everything going on in todays world be it natural disasters or society unrest at the increasing and alarming volumes has gotten me concerned for the safety and well being of my family and community.I would like to join a group that meets occassionally in massachusetts.There is alot i need to learn and plan for.Im good at cooking,canning,gardening,former cna training,some carpentry,some electrical skills.I own a small restaurant.I would like to learn more about self reliance prepping for anything and everything.I think working together with a common goal is benificial to our survival.please contact me

Nov 192014
 

Hello from West Michigan. Looking for individuals close to my area who is interested in sharing useful ideas on preparing my family when SHTF. I never thought I would have to worry about this during my time but keeping track with food shortage and the market I can see how things can change and when it change its going to change really quick. I am a single mother of two and need to get my house in order now. Any suggestions will help. Not Ready!

Nov 192014
 

We are a couple in our late forties looking for like-minded homesteaders and/or preppers in the Owen County KY area. We are working toward making our five acre property self sufficient and sustainable within the next five years if not sooner. We are prepping for possible economic collapse and associated social and financial upheaval. My background and skill set leans toward military, communications, and wilderness survival areas and hers are primarily medical and animal husbandry. We are looking for individuals interested in networking for knowledge sharing, barter, trading, mutual support, and fellowship. We do not intend to bug out unless absolutely necessary and our property is geared toward remaining in place as long as possible.

 Posted by at 10:04 am
Nov 182014
 

We just held our Arlington Emergency Preparedness group meeting last night and I want to thank all our new comers for their attendance and contributions in the planning of our training agenda for 2015.

We put together a list of topics we felt were the most important should something happen to our current lifestyle.

Communication was first on the list:   We need an alternative or backup plan to be able to communicate with our families, each other and other important people in our lives should our phone system go down for any reason.

Scare Bags and Scram Bags were second on the list:  We need a proper 72 hour kit first because the first three days are the most critical to get through. It needs to be designed to your personal family needs. Remember the saying “Two is One and One is None”. You will need at least two of these 72 hour kits. The next level of preparedness is your scram bag, go bag or get out of town bag. They go by many names but this type of bag is there when you decide it’s time to leave and relocate to a different location if you have the time. Remember two or more of these bags are important to have.

Water Purification, both short term and long term:  We need to properly treat our water and know how to find the water and then to purify it. Sanitation goes along with the water purification.

Security was forth on the list: How to protect our possessions and ourselves. This involves defense and awareness, when to run and when to fight. Training, what to use for defense, guns or something else.

Bartering and protection of assets from government and others:  Government has now passed laws to take all qualified accounts, 401k, IRA, Roth’s and pensions. They just passed another law they hope we don’t find out about until it’s too late called the “Bank Bail In Rule”. Where all our bank accounts are now owned by the banks and should they get in trouble again for continuing to do what got them in trouble the first time, they now get to take our money and issue us the lowest entitled stock of the bank.  We just continue to let them do it to us.

We are excited about the next year and feel that something could happen at any time now. Our only defense it knowledge and training, training, training and when we are done training then training. We can only rise to the level of our training and no further. If untrained we become unsure and hesitate or freeze and that is fatal. The wolf shows no mercy and the only thing the wolf fears is the sheepdog. We all need to know and support our sheepdogs. (Find out what I’m talking about here)

Until next month, learn and train.

Vance Lowe,
President,
Arlington Emergency Preparedness Group

Nov 172014
 

The land is incredible as it has a Artesian spring, small river on the back boundary.  Virgin timber good for building and for heat, as well as the dirt is fertile and very good for growing food.  We have plans to go literally underground and building a updated www.undergroundhousing.com.  We are needing for individuals to commit as we will start digging and laying down the timbers early this spring.

Nov 172014
 

Hello,

I am new here and My wife and I are looking for a group to live with to live off the grid and be self sufficient. We are both believers and she is an RN and I am a computer engineer/ electronics technician who is researching solar power. We like gardening are both hard workers and would like to live in a self sufficient community producing our own food, have our own water, solar power etc. If there is anyone who has already setup something or wants to setup something now please let me know. Thanks John

 Posted by at 3:55 pm
Nov 152014
 

Looking for like minded people in north Alabama and southern Tennessee.  With skills and experience.  Looking to find a good group to get to know and possible bug with! Hope to hear from yall.

Nov 152014
 

Are you REALLY ready for the Event?

  • What if it happened next month?
  • Would it make more sense to affiliate with a group of like-minded folks who are organized and prepared for such an event because there is safety and skills in numbers?

The facts and your intuition about what is getting ready to happen can’t be denied.  We are heading for a major life-altering event.  Your logic is telling you something big is going to happen.

Then join a group that is serious about preparing for an event.  There is safety and skills in numbers. We have been preparing for several years to shelter our membership and sustain our existence for many years afterwards at a secluded and secure location with full-spectrum provisions for long-term survivability.

We are an organized multi-family prepper retreat located in central North Carolina.  Our membership comes from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. We don’t live there–we just prepare it for the day we know we will have to live there. We are not sure what will take place or when but we know it will. It is not a matter of if…it is a matter of when.

The 50-acre retreat has a deep well with pristine water, a pond and a fast-flowing creek. Deer, wild turkey and rabbit are abundant. We raise livestock such as rabbits, chickens and ducks.  We have several gardens (raised beds and tilled ground).   We grow food for consumption and medicinal plants as well. We also have a fruit orchard and numerous fruit bushes.  As a back-up, we have been planting natural growing non-cultivated food sources such as tubers, blackberries, etc.  Our objective is to be self-sufficient when we have to occupy our retreat.  We have also constructed a greenhouse to cultivate vegetables, sprouts and seedlings and adding a larger greenhouse to allow longer growing seasons.

It is our belief that there is safety in numbers and a wider range of skill sets as well. We feel it is critical to store and prepare together than risk an isolated effort that cannot be defended when social order collapses. We all value our families’ safety enough to collaborate in preparing for that event.

I am a Vietnam Vet who served with an infantry unit as part of five years in the US Army. I have also served as CEO of three successful companies in my career so I know how to organize people and projects.

We have organized a retreat community made up of hard-working and dedicated folks preparing for an event.  Many of our membership are former military.

The retreat includes a small medical clinic as our membership includes several doctors, a physician’s assistant, a RN and an EMT. We are prepared for many medical emergencies or situations.

In addition to the medial staff listed above, our members also include numerous engineers, an auto mechanic, a teacher, a competition shooter/fisherman, a seamstress, a project manager, and construction carpenter, a former SWAT member and trained aviation mechanic and assembler. We have formed teams to address security/weaponry, medical care, food production, food preparation, communications, and construction/power.  Each team has a Team Leader and organizational charter.

Our motto is: Plan…Prepare…Practice.   

Our three-person Leadership Team sets executive policies and provides operational day-to-day decisions.  Issues that involve long-term implications or significant allocation of resources are bought before the group for discussion and input.  We do not run our organization like a commune or home owners association —but more like a corporate or quasi-military organization.  If you are looking for a pure democracy with extended deliberations and a vote on everything while progress is measured at a snail’s pace… pass us by.  If you are looking for a group to join that you can maintain a passive involvement, store food with your “name on the list” for “when the balloon goes up”… we are not the group for you.  We are looking for team-oriented individuals that bring useful skills and positive “can do” attitudes to the table with committed families to actively participate in and further develop what we have achieved so far in the following areas:

  • Operational facilities and extensive sustainable survival provisions maintained in a high state of readiness with the services of a full-time caretaker and group projects conducted at regular meetings.
  • Personal and group training in sustainable living skills (gardening, livestock, construction, food preservation/preparation), operational security / defensive skills, and medical/TCCC (tactical combat casualty care) training.
  • Solid relationships between members based on trust, competence, and contributions to the group over an extended period of time. Everyone in the community contributes from their resources and skill sets to make us a stronger group.

We hold monthly Gatherings which are also Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend every month. During a typical weekend we conduct numerous training sessions and defense simulations. Firearms and security training is part of every session and members are encouraged to seek out individual firearms training as well.  These workshops include working on developing the retreat as well as developing our skill sets. We have taken several of our members to other homesteading skill training programs in other parts of the state to improve homesteading skills. We have a 360+ page operations manual to support our members.

We also developed a separate 200-page Retreat Activation & Security Protocol that has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired military officers and several security systems experts. We have a 25-meter and 100-meter pistol and rifle range and provide training in basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use at every Gathering.  We have several trained instructors.  We also have an extensive CCTV camera system for surveillance with several monitoring stations. We take our security seriously.  After all, if you can’t defend it…it is not yours to keep.  Ours is defensible.

Additional training topics we have presented have included foot patrolling techniques, first aid and trauma medical care, compass reading and orienting, gardening, battery storage, food packaging, water purification, alternative energy devices, running & gunning, cheese sealing, EMP protection, herbs and homeopathy, essential oils, sanitation, candle making, operating earth moving equipment, solar energy, slaughtering and dressing of domestic livestock, and survival skills, etc.

We have accommodation cabins, RV spaces, a medical clinic, 2 laundry rooms, a well-house, a 3-room bath house with showers and laundry facilities, community center, provisions storage area, commercial kitchen and communications center/operations room. We have a large amount of stored water, solar energy, propane supply and wood burning as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions to include multi-layer nesting of all electronics within Faraday Cages.

We have installed a four-stage air filtration unit (with large bank of deep-cycle marine batteries) for our fallout shelter that can remove 99.99% of the impurities in the event of a NBC or fallout event. Every member has to have a functioning gas mask and fresh filter.  Our fallout shelter is self-contained and able to sustain the community members for weeks, if needed. We also have calibrated radiation monitoring equipment, dosimeters and hazmat suits for clean-up and outside monitoring.

To support our communications center, 4-5 of our members have Ham licenses.  Our communications center will monitor radio traffic and stay connected with a network of other ham operators when the event occurs. We also have our own internal switchboard system with hard-wired phone system.  As a precaution, we have duplicate equipment for everything.

The governance bodies are: an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leader, a Leadership Team and a Community Council (made of adult members).

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) at $200/month to pay for on-site caretaker/security personnel and utilities.  We all share in the development of the community through work every monthly Gathering. We don’t occupy the retreat until an event has occurred. Our members can also use the property for R&R to enjoy hunting, fishing, relaxing as we are surrounded by a large area with plentiful game.  We do have a one-time membership fee that is non-refundable. We have one cabin available as well as a several RV spaces (RV has full range of sewer, water and power hook-ups).

We are looking for capable and willing folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as energy (solar, etc.) patrolling, gardening, wood gathering, hunting, etc. We are also looking for additional skills to add to our mix.  No anti-government types or racists.  We are Constitutionalists and despite a major concern in how our government is run—we are pro-America.

Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and a background and criminal check.

Although we are secular, we are principally Christian but will consider all religions (or non-religious types).  We are not “Bible-thumpers” but have deep moral, spiritual and ethical beliefs.

We review our mission, vision and core values at every meeting and have a 12-page set of rules.

If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a like-minded group in North Carolina, then ask for an application.

The retreat is ready to be occupied by members at a moment’s notice. We keep the candle burning 24/7.  You could be one of those able to flee the perils of the decline of social order for the security of a small well-trained, organized, and prepared community.  How important is your family’s welfare and security? What are their lives worth to you?  Think about the advantages of a well-organized group when it comes to the safety and welfare of your loved ones when everything turns upside down. It is like owning an insurance policy you never want collected or that spare tire you keep in your trunk.

Don’t be caught in your house as the armed gangs are going door-to-door pillaging.    Don’t wait too late wishing that you had a secure and organized bug-out location to escape the dangerous world that awaits us.

We have been told by several TV production companies that have approached us for filming that we are one of the most organized groups they have come across.  Then why haven’t you seen us on TV?  It is simple…our OpSec and obscurity is far more important than ‘15 minutes of fame.’  We are preppers–not food hoarders or entertainers.

If your family’s security and safety is critical to you and you live in North Carolina, Virginia or South Carolina, contact us today. Contact me via email: sgtprepper2 (at) gmail (dot) com to request an application and list of further requirements.  We are serious—are you?

Nov 142014
 

Well I just want to say think you for all of the inquires about “Looking for a few good women”! Our recruiting efforts went better than expected. We will be pulling the post ASAP. However,we are still in need for those who can help our group. So if you have any of the skills list below and you want to join a group. Then contact me here or the email address.

1. Ham Operator

2.Sanitation Engineer

3.Teacher

4.Lawyer

5. Carpenter

6.Brick mason

7.Fire Arms Instructor

8. Machinist

9.Solar Energy

10.Policemen,ex Military

11.Suregon

12.Engineer (construction)

Nov 112014
 

My husband and i both have law enforcement experience, (guns, defense, tactical) as well as my mother and step father. We do have children and others who will be joining us in a SHTF situation. Total of 10 adults and 5 children. 2 of those children have experience with firearms as well. So we can hold our own and help protect others. We are looking for a community of others, as there is strength in numbers. We have not invested in a bug out location, or a bunker. We have been looking for the right place. Also have invested in weapons and ammunition, food, and have a nurse in the mix, so were able to provide medical as well. We are in south springfield and looking for wooded acerage, within 30-45 minutes from us to start or join. Anyone interested please comment below with more about yourslef!

Nov 092014
 

Just looking for people in the Ithaca area (and beyond) interested in prepping and general of the grid or efficient living. Looking forward to hearing back to hear about locals and share my experiences with others.

Nov 072014
 

Any clear thinkers wish to collaborate on support of each other in the coming hard times?  Young or old, kids, grandparents it matters more if you can think for yourself and can cooperate for the common good of a small group of people with a desire to protect their own people and live a good life…not the good life.  We are looking for people actively involved in life right now who see times changing drastically in the immediate future.

 Posted by at 4:53 am
Nov 052014
 

Looking for established preppers in the Summit (or neighboring) county areas.

We are a small, family orientated group of preppers with extensive firearms, medical and survival training.

We lack craft/engineering skills such as woodwork, welding, mechanics etc.

We’d like to share skills with people and hopefully form a group.

Ideally we’d like to meet similar preppers who want to be a part of a group. There’s no caveat on who, but ideally one should have their own means of defense and food storage prior to joining as we are more looking to share skills, rather than supplies.

Hit me up at pricey091 [at] gmail [dot] com

 Posted by at 11:21 am
Nov 042014
 

Hey all. My group is looking to recruit prospective members with valuable skills to add to our group. We drill bi-weekly in SW Michigan. If you are interested, drop me a line at s dot Allen 19th at live dot com.