Aug 022016
 

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Aug 012016
 

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Aug 012016
 
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  • Aug 012016
     

    The online prepper community is, like the rest of the Internet, the target of scammers & predators. From time to time the admins here are made aware of people posting on the site who are targeting preppers in the hope of selling them places in communities that don’t exist or real estate deals that are nothing more than scams.

    We do our best to investigate the warnings, taking the offending posts offline while we do. BUT, it’s not easy trying to get the facts from authorities re: ongoing investigations – or even getting them to confirm an investigation is in progress. Some of these ‘warnings’ talk about ‘a friend of a friend’ or ‘someone I know’ with little or no detail – making getting to the facts & the ability to verify any claims of wrongdoing by the poster, almost impossible.

    So do yourself a favor – before parting with your hard earned money – check out posters before parting with any money. Ask to talk with others who are happy investors/members, ask to visit these places they are selling – do your homework! The Internet is NOT a safe place & scammers prey on those who are naive, desperate & afraid. Don’t be a victim.

    We continue to try & keep this site as safe as we can, but predators will always find new ways to try to part you from your money!

    Jan 202017
     

    I live one hour from longview. I have been searching through web sites for helpful info when i came across this one. The post about someone with solar knowledge got my attention If you need info are help just let me know.

    Jan 192017
     

    im looking for like minded people in the Detroit Lakes or Becker county area, or surrounding areas.

    I have medical knowledge and have been prepping for many years. I have a lot to offer a group. I’m looking at starting a group, I want to do regular meetings, let our families get to know each other, do training in various areas. I have always prepped alone, but I am worried about what’s coming and want to have a group, safety in numbers.

    Please email me with questions at preppedmama16 [at] gmail [dot] com

    Jan 182017
     

    Simply put we are in trouble ,

    Greed of ggovernment and such . I would like to have contact with people who truly understand the situation.

    From issue’s ranging from economic down trun to out right collapsing money system , solar flare damage , pandemic or man made bio weaponry release,  yes I mean this but not in the next couple of years , maybe around 2029    , black dwarf star that is what most would call nibiru,  but before that many other things if you .

    UNDERSTAND the situation that ice age takes little time , less a decade to be full blow iceages . I am lucky to live on off grid place with many good things already in place .

    I understand to is only in in company of like mind people can I survive what is likely to the hardest time this earth will ever see .

    Leave post or email look forward to chatting with those who have some insight into sciences and understanding

     

    Davidgrissim      at    gmail   dot       com    is email address

    Jan 172017
     

    Bandon Branch
    Emergency Preparedness Fair

    Date: Saturday, January 28th
    Time: 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
    Place: LDS Church, 910 Delaware Ave SE, Bandon
    For: Everyone!

    This fair is a come and go event, come and collect information and ideas
    whenever it’s convenient for you and when you’re done,
    go forward, put them to use and share them with others!
    This will be a fun interactive fair with display tables and
    information for the whole family!
    Bring your friends and neighbors!
    We will have 5 stations:
    “Hercules”……………. ………………Learn ways to store and
    transport emergency kits.
    “911” and “BooBoos”…………….Get first aid kit ideas and learn what to do
    for basic medical emergencies.
    “Eat, Drink and be Merry”……….Food storage ideas and samples,
    and ways to store and purify water.
    “Inferno” ………………………… …..Anything to do with fire, cooking, heating, etc.
    “Lites out” ………………………… …100+ activities and things to do
    when there is no power.

    Come enjoy the fun and try to win a door prize!

    Jan 172017
     

    I’m looking to buy land in Missouri. Would like it to be untouched and off the grid no phone or power lines on it. Would prefer it to be around or in close enuff drive to other preppers. I’ve been looking for awhile now and just haven’t found what I’m looking for so if anyone knows of anything let me know please.

     

    Jan 162017
     

    Hi everyone. Looking for like minded people to talk prepping. It seems since I’ve been born the world keeps getting worse and worse. All are welcome to chat with the possibility of maybe becoming a community. Thanks

    Jan 152017
     

    We (family of 4 myself36/wife35/son13/son6) are located in Maine.  We live on private 30 acres on a long dead end dirt road.  I believe that my property would be very defensible in SHTF with the right people.  We are currently doing many advanced preps that i will not go into.  We have a field started for garden/pasture approx 4 acres.  We have a large barn.  Starting to raise meat rabbits and chickens and will get goats in the spring.    We are also doing other medium scale things to our property to help with agricultural production and self sufficiency.    I think that it is important to be well rounded in my preps by having quality tactical gear, arms, ammo, ect. and important items to be able to charge batteries and other misc things like doing laundry, along with stocking up on other important items like food, canning supplies, tools for cutting fire wood ect.  But all in all none of it will amount to anything if I do not have two things in place… one being our ability to grow, raise, and preserve our own food and the other defending what we have at SHTF.

    Currently we plan to have one other family join us when everything falls apart.  We are in need of someone with real tactical combat experience.  I’m not talking about someone who has been through boot camp and never deployed.  I am hoping to find an experienced military man that can train with us regularly before shtf and also help plan for strategic defenses of the property.  Also a medic would always be needed.  Aside from that I honestly think that some other local friends that i know that are prepping would be just fine if we needed more bodies.  All in all we are very well rounded. We make our own soap. Can fix vehicles, tinker, do carpentry, farm, ect.  I plan to have 4+/- families at our retreat after shtf.

    Some basic requirements I would have would be regular biweekly/monthly training meetings, maintaining a years+ supply of food, byo AR-15 with ammo.  Always would welcome help ‘on the farm’ if you can make the time.  Heck i have 4 acres to plant so you could help and harvest and EAT  too.  I am not doing this to make a living, just want to learn to walk the walk the hard way before it is a necessity.  If qualified and relocating i would be willing to rent our other house out to you.  We are not looking for any free loaders before or after shtf.  Everyone must carry there own weight after shtf and before… well if we don’t work we don’t eat.  I would assume you would have or find a normal job ect.

    Both families are genuine bible believing born again christians.  Although i myself and very much against the tide of modern day christianity and have only recently tried to start to go to church.  I have been a believer for 17 years and have a strong faith in Jesus and a very fluent bible knowledge.  Well, I’ve probably said too much about my plans, but i am hopeful that it will help bring forth some people who have some serious skill to join us.

    Oh, if you already live in Maine and want to plan to bug out with us that could work too as long as we still would hold regular meeting/training schedule.  Hopefully if nothing else this leads to a life long friendship.

    Jan 142017
     

    New member of the prepping community looking to join with other survival-oriented people in the southwest area. Currently in NM, able to travel. Own my own weapons and a small gear stockpile. Unable to stockpile any great quantity of food and water due to living space restrictions and lack of funding. Humans are social animals who, despite being *able* to survive alone, function best in groups. I’m just looking for somewhere I can help out.

    Skills: decent marksman, moderate first aid experience, several years’ backpacking experience. Former boy scout and ROTC cadet. Employed as a chemistry assistant in an electroplating shop for 4 years. Some minor communications and electrical experience. Helped build 2 houses in the Las Cruces area, know my way around manual labor construction a fair bit.

    If anyone in the southwest area has an existing group that could use an extra set of working hands, with a halfway decent brain attached, please let me know.

    -Lancer

    Jan 132017
     

    Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding its monthly meeting at Noon on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St, Brookings, OR 97415.

    The main topic is “Preparing for 2017 and Beyond”. We have a new president in the USA, a new Secretary of State in Oregon and new laws. The discussion will be centered around how these may affect us and what we need to do to be prepared. SWOP meetings always start with a question and answer period before the main topic so all in attendance get a chance to participate.

    This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas. It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.

    SWOP Banner

    Jan 112017
     

    A Caucasian conservative Christian couple in the mid forties seeking to network with other like minded couples or groups who have an interest in prepping, homesteading and other self sufficient lifestyles. We are both former military, educated, secure and raised in very rural areas of Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri. We are not interested in militia groups, radicals or anti government types. We are open to networking, joining a like minded group or even creating a group with others. Contact us if you are on the same page. God Bless!

    Jan 102017
     

    We are older people I’m in my 60’s and my girlfriend is early 50’s. We are about to leave society and go off-grid in a western state. I’m from the north central part of the US, the other from the south. I have many years of experience off-grid and In the wilderness. I have a strong tactical and reconnaissance, environmental, wildfire, survival, garden, fishing and hunting background. I have worked in the woods as a logger and forester, carpentry, cement and other construction experience.
    We are serious about the society escape preferably warm sw USA.

    Jan 092017
     

    Well established Northern Va prepper group looking for new members.  We are NOT a militia!!!  We are seeking like minded families willing to come together in an emergency and be active in a group. Backround in the Medical field is a plus.     We are down to earth people that believe in our country but also believe in self reliance.  if interested email [email protected]

    Jan 092017
     

    Hello everyone I am from a small village named Benton, I grew up on a working farm.  I served in the US Army Corp of Engineers with two combat deployments.  I am a former Sherriff’s deputy in Columbia county.  I am an electrician by trade and my military occupational specialty.  I owned a successful fitness center and general contracting company for twelve years.  I am seeking other prepper’s of various degrees of competency, abilities, etc…as I’ve only been prepping for a little over a year.  I am a very detail oriented person, with above average communication skills.  If you are in the geographical area’s in the heading (especially if you own land already) I would ask that you email me so that we may network and potentially create a self-sustaining community to begin again with the rebuilding of community and state after a S.H.T.F. incident.  Thanks for your time and consideration!  84thEngineers at gmail dot com.

    Jan 082017
     

    I’m alone looking to start or join a group to collaborate with for any event .

    I live by the Jersey Shore .

    Email me if interested in starting dialog in grouping up or if already have a group and in Jersey I would like to participate and look forward to being vetted in .

    tomcar08723 [at] gmail [dot] com

    Jan 072017
     

    We (family of 4 myself36/wife35/son13/son6) are located in Maine.  We live on private 30 acres on a long dead end dirt road.  I believe that my property would be very defensible in SHTF with the right people.  We are currently doing many advanced preps that i will not go into.  We have a field started for garden/pasture approx 4 acres.  We have a large barn.  Starting to raise meat rabbits and chickens and will get goats in the spring.    We are also doing other medium scale things to our property to help with agricultural production and self sufficiency.    I think that it is important to be well rounded in my preps by having quality tactical gear, arms, ammo, ect. and important items to be able to charge batteries and other misc things like doing laundry, along with stocking up on other important items like food, canning supplies, tools for cutting fire wood ect.  But all in all none of it will amount to anything if I do not have two things in place… one being our ability to grow, raise, and preserve our own food and the other defending what we have at SHTF.

    Currently we plan to have one other family join us when everything falls apart.  We are in need of someone with real tactical combat experience.  I’m not talking about someone who has been through boot camp and never deployed.  I am hoping to find an experienced military man that can train with us regularly before shtf and also help plan for strategic defenses of the property.  Also a medic would always be needed.  Aside from that I honestly think that some other local friends that i know that are prepping would be just fine if we needed more bodies.  All in all we are very well rounded. We make our own soap. Can fix vehicles, tinker, do carpentry, farm, ect.  I plan to have 4+/- families at our retreat after shtf.

    Some basic requirements I would have would be regular biweekly/monthly training meetings, maintaining a years+ supply of food, byo AR-15 with ammo.  Always would welcome help ‘on the farm’ if you can make the time.  Heck i have 4 acres to plant so you could help and harvest and EAT  too.  I am not doing this to make a living, just want to learn to walk the walk the hard way before it is a necessity.  If qualified and relocating i would be willing to rent our other house out to you.  We are not looking for any free loaders before or after shtf.  Everyone must carry there own weight after shtf and before… well if we don’t work we don’t eat.  I would assume you would have or find a normal job ect.

    Both families are genuine bible believing born again christians.  Although i myself and very much against the tide of modern day christianity and have only recently tried to start to go to church.  I have been a believer for 17 years and have a strong faith in Jesus and a very fluent bible knowledge.  Well, I’ve probably said too much about my plans, but i am hopeful that it will help bring forth some people who have some serious skill to join us.

    Oh, if you already live in Maine and want to plan to bug out with us that could work too as long as we still would hold regular meeting/training schedule.  Hopefully if nothing else this leads to a life long friendship.

     

    Jan 062017
     

    I’m looking for other preppers in my area of Jacksonville NC. I don’t do a lot of posting online I keep a very small profile I don’t trust the 3 letters kids.

    Jan 052017
     

    Looking to correspond with others about gardening,and ways to be prepared at a low cost. I can provide mechanical insight to mechanical issues. I am ASE certified I hold A&P ratings I also am well versed in landscape and garden equipment repairs self taught welder and fabricator.

    Jan 052017
     

    The present facts of our current and emerging reality coupled with your gut-level intuition about what is getting ready to happen can no longer be ignored…we are heading for a major life-altering event. You’ve come to the unsettling conclusion that there are too many danger signals to deny.  If you follow the prophecies of Nostradamus, 2017 looks to be the tumultuous year.

    So, you have stored some food, ammo, and weapons; you read some books on gardening and basic medical care.  But are you really ready?  You can wait until you are facing fundamental societal change to determine how ready you are, but that is a decision that carries serious consequences if you aren’t.

    Safety and Skills in Numbers

    The wise choice would be to join a group that is serious about preparing for an event.   We have been preparing for several years to shelter our membership and sustain our existence for many years afterward at a secluded and secured location with full-spectrum provisions for long-term sustainability.

    For six years, we have prepared a safe-haven community of multiple family units located in central North Carolina for our membership 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 occupy it. We are not sure what will take place or when but just like you, we can discern the signs of that inevitability.  After all, it is not a matter of if; it is a matter of when.

    Our 50-acre retreat has all of the needs necessary for long-term survival under any circumstances including:

    • A deep well with pristine water (with a backup manual pump)
    • A pond and a fast-flowing creek
    • Abundant deer, wild turkey and wild rabbit
    • Domesticated livestock including rabbits, chickens, Guinea Hens, goats, and ducks
    • Sustainable gardens (raised beds and tilled ground) to replenish our stores for food consumption and medical needs
    • A fruit orchard and numerous fruit bushes
    • Abundant natural growing tubers, blackberries and other non-cultivated food sources as a back-up
    • Ongoing construction of a greenhouse to cultivate vegetables, sprouts, and seedlings for longer growing seasons
    • Solar energy systems under development with a dedicated and skilled team working on Energy to determine exact power needs and equipment.

    Who We Are

    Because our objective is to be self-sufficient when we have to occupy our retreat, we feel it is critical to store and prepare together rather than risk an isolated effort that cannot be defended when social order collapses. We all value the safety of our families above all else, which enables us 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, so I know what it takes to protect your habitation.  I have also served as CEO of three successful companies in my career, so I know how to successfully organize people and projects.

    We have organized a retreat community made up of hard-working and dedicated folks committed to preparing for an event.  Many of our membership are former military, so we bring that self-discipline and spirit of camaraderie.

    The retreat includes a small medical clinic as our membership includes medical personnel. We are prepared for many medical emergencies or situations.

    In addition to the medical staff, our members also include several engineers, an attorney, an auto mechanic, retired Army infantryman, a competition shooter/fisherman, a seamstress, several correctional officers, and a certified aviation mechanic and assembler. We have formed teams to address security/weaponry, medical care, food production, food preparation, communications, construction, and energy.  Each team has a team leader and organizational charter.

    Our Leadership Team (all former military) sets executive policies and provides day-to-day operational decisions.  Issues that involve long-term implications or significant allocation of resources or major policy changes are brought before the group for discussion and decisions.  We do not run our organization like a commune or homeowners 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 enrollment, 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. Everyone in the community contributes from their resources and skill sets to make us a stronger group.

    Our motto is:  Plan, Prepare, and Practice.   

    We hold monthly gatherings which are also Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend every month. During a typical weekend, we conduct training sessions, defense simulations, and work projects.

    Firearms and security training is part of every session, and members are encouraged to seek out individual firearms training as well.  Most of our membership have also attended off-site weapons training, occasionally together. We have a 25-meter and 125-meter pistol and rifle range and provide training in basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use at every monthly Gathering with trained instructors.

    Our onsite workshops include working on developing the retreat as well as developing our skill sets. Many of our members have attended homesteading skill and survival training programs at conferences to enhance skills.

    In addition to a 360+ page operations manual to support our members, we have also developed a separate 200-page Retreat Activation & Security Protocol which has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired military officers and several security systems experts. We take our security seriously, so security is 24/7/365.  After all, if you can’t defend it, it’s not yours.

    Our Retreat

    We have accommodation cabins, RV spaces, a medical clinic, a well-house with backup manual well pump, a 4-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 as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions to include multi-layer nesting of all electronics within Faraday Cages.

    To support our communications center, several 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 an internal switchboard system with a hard-wired phone system.  As a precaution, we have duplicate equipment for everything—back-ups to back-ups.

    We all share in the development of our community through working at every monthly Gathering. While we don’t occupy the retreat until an event has occurred, our members can use the property for R&R to enjoy hunting, fishing, relaxing as a large area surrounds us with plentiful game.

    Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) at $250/month to pay for on-site caretaker/security personnel and utilities to man 24-7.  We do have a one-time membership fee that is non-refundable.

    We have cabins available as well as several RV space (RV has a 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.

    There May Be A Place for You in Our Community

    We are also seeking additional skills to add to our mix.  No anti-government types, militants 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, as well as background and criminal checks.

    Although we are secular, we are principally Christian but will consider all religions (or non-religious types).  We are not “Bible-thumpers, ” but we do have deep moral, spiritual and ethical beliefs. We often have Sunday Bible service, but attendance is optional. We review our mission, vision, and core values at every meeting and have a 12-page set of rules to govern behavior.

    If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a well-organized, like-minded group in North Carolina, then ask for an application. We start with a phone call first to assess where you are in your prepping efforts.

    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 to be collected or that spare tire you keep in the trunk of your vehicle you never want to use.

    If you want to see a video of our group, then go to YouTube and search for “Tranquility Ridge r2”.  You should get a sense of our group from the video. We are serious folks and have a mission that is reviewed every meeting.

    If your family’s security and welfare 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 will arrange a phone call for more details and a discussion of your skill sets and readiness.

    We are committed to preparing—are you?

     

     

     

    Jan 042017
     

    Two retired teachers, looking for a small acreage off the beaten track where we could build a little cabin. We almost bought 5 acres in between two families of preppers and across a dirt road from several others, but the sellers wouldn’t allow us to inspect the septic before closing, so we refused to sign the sales contract.

    We would like to have neighbors who would band together and help each other when things go bad, which was what we thought we had found. If there was any other land out there for sale, we would buy it, but there isn’t.

    We both hunt and fish, and my husband can butcher the animals. I have a lot of experience gardening, canning, dehydrating, and sewing.  We’ve stocked up on lots of things, including fabric, needles, patterns for simple tops and pants for all sizes, thread, elastic, etc., first aid supplies, linens, seeds, etc. We currently have a working farm that could go off grid at any time. Solar power, wells. ponds, gardens, livestock, but it is on a state highway with neighbors that might not be cooperative in a crisis.  We have decided that this place is not going to be safe for us, with no community of like-minded people nearby. If we weren’t on the highway, we would invite folks to come here, maybe sell off small portions of our place to other preppers, but that highway isn’t going to go away.

    So if you know of somewhere we could build a BOL, we would like to hear about it, please.

     

     Posted by at 1:55 pm
    Jan 032017
     

    looking to learn back ground building land clearing horses cattle heavy equipment and some solar been off grid for 4 years where are you located from fall creek falls state park live about 5 miles from there in Bledsoe county