Sep 252013

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Jul 242014

I’ve seen a few people post on here for northern Indiana, but few are close enough to make it a viable option. Realistically, a team should be close enough to be convenient for all to meet in reasonable amount of time, typically less than half an hour. Anyone in or near Rochester, drop me a line.

Jul 232014

Haven’t seen much chatter from those in Ohio lately. Anyone in say a fifty-sixty mile radius of the Capitol care to chat? ggea0290 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Jul 222014

I’ve heard from a few people over the last couple of months who joined the site, made a post, went off and then promptly forgot their password.

The site no longer has the auto-function of ‘request a new password’. Various hack attempts were targeting the auto features of the website and trying to exploit them – they are now disabled.

If you’ve forgotten your password and would like to get a new one, EMAIL ME from the email address you originally registered with and I will supply you with a new password.

Jul 222014

Seeking to meet like-minded individuals in the Albuquerque, RR or East mountain area that take prepping for more than just a hobby. Small group currently seeking individuals of various ages & experience who want to become better prepared for themselves & or loved ones.

The collective group efforts & focus is to exchange ideas, knowledge & cross train in the various realms of prepping. Collective group activities entail analyzing level of preparedness for in-home emergencies (long & short), level of preparedness for outside of the home emergencies, hiking, food storage & BOBs to list a few. If you have a skill or skill set you think fits into these areas and are like-minded, please reply.

Jul 202014

I just moved here from Ohio. I have no “prepper friends” down here. I have a location In Ohio still, but that doesn’t help me if the shtf and i’m in Florida lol. I Would be really interested in meeting with some people that are like minded. I’m 33/male and educated. I’m pretty decent with firearms, I own many and ammo, but all in Ohio except one handgun.  Only medical knowledge I have is CPR, other then what I’ve learned in college.

Looking for people or an active group that would want to train, learn, and teach. Please let me know if interested!

Jul 182014

I joined the U.S. Army in 1984 and have training in commo ,combat engineer, OPFOR, NBC reaction team and cross trained in a few others as well as other army schools. I have combat experience, 10 months in Iraq, was sent home after being wounded the second time. I currently live on 200 acres of family owned land in west central Tennessee about 60 miles from Memphis and 40 miles from Jackson.

I am looking for like minded people to share ideas with and/or start a prepper group in the area. I am new to this site but not to prepping .

Jul 162014

I am going to Alabama soon to start a prepper/survivalist commune. I have some property on a hill in trussville, not far from lake goerge. There is a house, a garage, several trailers and old vehichles,a well, power there but not conected. The house needs work but is fixable.I have family near by. I recently lost my job after a motorcycle accedent and I do not like what I am see happen to the hard workers of America. In short the harder we work the more they take from us. I am what some call a prepper and for the most part can take care of myself, but the truth is (power in numbers)(not looking for hundreds of people). We can do more together than alone.. When the shtf it would be nice to be around trustworthy people that are there for eachother. It would be open vote no president. Tents, huts, friendly pets,leagal weapons,reasonable drinking,tobacco, wacky too all welcome.Looking for people(female or male) with skills like hunting-gathering, botany-gardening, leagal law, carpentry,film-photography fabrication, medical, farming ,,,,I think you get it, if you think you could benifit a group and pull your weight mail me at FreeAlabamaCommune [at] gmail [dot] com. I could really use more info on how this could work easier. I know I’ll probably get a bunch more bullshit for this but its better to be self efficient than a homeless begger with no security so for the bullshitters would you like me to camp in your neighborhood or on my own property.

Jul 162014

Looking for Preppers who plan to stay in and around San Antonio. A group of like minded preppers can network and help each other when SHTF. My personal view is we will suffer a depression rather than a WROL or apocalypse so being food and energy secure can be all the difference, but I do prep for the worst case scenarios.

Jul 162014

hello everyone, my name is Dan I’m a disabled United States Marine. I was a sniper and a communications specialist for 4 of my 10 years in the Marine Corps.
I live in the Westfield Wisconsin area.
if there’s anybody in my close that needs help with things I’m willing to help with and my physical capabilities.everybody Stay Safe and stay on Point. USMCDAN

Jul 162014

Our first expo last August was a great success, and we are looking forward to an even better event this year.  Exhibits and demonstrations will include emergency medical supplies, natural and homeopathic remedies, long-term food storage and food preparation, solar energy, outdoor and primitive skills, agricultural education, permaculture, prepping, tactical gear and supplies, water purification and storage, portable emergency communications, practical emergency preparedness gear, personal safety, personal bug out trailers. You can learn more at

Jul 162014

Interested in like minded individuals for prepping. Skills by trade include Water Purification / High Purity applications. When the SHTF, I would like to have some affiliation with locally based groups. Not interested in religion – just surviving. Once earned, have a high degree of loyalty and trust with those I interact with. Peppered to carry my own weight and not sponge off others. I expect the same in return.

Jul 152014

Hi … (first day on this website … reaching out … the following is my “intro” …)

Building is my passion!

25 years experience as a home builder and general contractor. I have built 100′s of homes and several condo buildings. (I have also built a luxury dock…. very cool!) I have extensive hands-on carpentry experience and have built everything residential “with a white shirt or no shirt”. Structural and design problem solving is my expertise. Everything from clearing the land and bringing in utilities to complex framing to extreme high-end finish work…. (I managed a $60,000/week contractor payroll back in the 80′s etc…etc.. etc…)

Why a prepper community? The SHTF scenario IS coming. I just want to be …ahead… of the mass exodus.

I am a 55 yo white male. I am now a Bible based Christian (used to be Catholic and still love them) and politically conservative. I used to be a liberal until I was 35. (Then i got some common sense) I do not want to live with liberals, socialists, agnostics or haters.

God be with you!
Patrick Murphy

Jul 142014

I have found an 80 acre site in Mountain Home Idaho. No restrictions and no zoning. It is only 35,900. If a few of us went in on it together we could build an off grid site. Anyone interested?

Jul 132014

So many good groups out there but many are in places I would not like to live, either because of the politics, or present laws, or just the area in general. For three years now we have sort of been living in survival like mode, in our small travel trailer.

Due to lack of a truck, we must sell, but we see this as God’s way of moving us into something better. Right now as I sit here, my last few days in my own “home” I am feeling pulled in to many directions.

I love Montana and the laws here are good for us, ( I am a single mom and I home school). California has the potential of massive destruction due to earthquakes, and the south well mostly I can’t breath through the heat and the mugginess.

I am originally from Michigan and still have tons of family there, but between the recent removal of animals on small farms, Dearborn allowing Sharia Law and the fact that there is not a shred of the farm left, I have no desire to return.  So where do we belong?

I have done so much in my life but I have also died.  That singular event has made it very difficult for me to reintegrate with humanity. I have tried, but I feel out of sync and solitary.

But I still have one at home and my job is not complete until she has flown the coop. I know what I want, a home of our own and property. But this is a foolish dream and one that must go.

So I know I would like to be among like minded people, but sadly I can not find them.

Jul 132014

All preppers within driving distance… You might consider joining me in the “Salem Area Preparedness Group” SAPG on Meetup “dot” com


Jul 132014

Hello everyone, I am looking to meet like minded individuals in my area. (DFW)

I am not particularly concerned with your religion . What I do care is that you have good ethics and morals.  I am raised Catholic in case different religions is a deal breaker for some.

I myself am just starting out so if you could teach me great if not well then we can learn together. I am 24 year old male.  No wife or kids.  I do have an e.d.c. bag as well as an b.o.b. along with some other things.  Working on acquiring my ham license.

I would like to be able to go out and practice skills with people. Be it the range or learning how to can food. Most of the people I know aren’t as open minded. However, I think one should be as prepared as they can. A financial collapse, emp, biological, or some other doomsday scenario may not occur but a major natural disaster could and do happen pretty regularly.  This does not mean that I am not trying to prepare the best I can. Better safe than sorry.

So if you are just starting off and would like to meet, train, plan, or simply exchange ideas feel free to message me.

Or if you would potentially be looking for a new member feel free to do the same.

Of course we would meet in a public place first so everyone feels ok

listcraigs151 [at] yahoo dot com


Jul 112014

I have posted on here before looking for preppers in the showlow area . interested in getting a group together. my name is Mike my # is 9282427093. some of you have contacted me before if your still interested contact me again.

Jul 112014

Are you REALLY Ready

  • Just how prepared are you if something 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 pending 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 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 goats, chickens and ducks, and are adding rabbits in the fall.  We have several gardens (raised beds and tilled ground).   We will grow food for consumption and medicinal plants as well. We also have a fruit orchard and numerous fruit bushes.  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.

It is our belief that there is more safety in numbers and wider range of skills as well. We feel it is more 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, and an RN. 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 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.   

We have a three-person Leadership Team to make executive policy and 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 buy.  If you are looking for a group to join that you can maintain a passive involvement 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 that 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 take our security seriously.  After all, if you can’t defend it…it is not yours to keep.

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, cheese sealing, EMP protection, herbs and homeopathy, 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 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.

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) at $200/month to pay for onsite caretaker/security personnel and utilities.   We all share in the development of the community through work every 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 several cabins available as well as a several RV spaces.

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 each 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 near Virginia or safety and skill development, 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.

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?

Jul 102014

Good morning everyone!! I am a new prepper! Im currently living in Jacksonville, Fl. I am currently looking for some men (does not matter where are you from) to exchange numbers so we can connect and talk about prepping. Ever since my eyes have been awakened i have been doing tons of reading and also following up on all the crisis in america that could lead us to a collapse. My wife is in full support of my prepping but she gets scared when i talk about it which is why i would like to connect with other like minded men. I am looking to exchange my number with a few people who would like to connect and talk about our plans, advice, tips, and even discuss daily about the current events. Its hard to find people to talk to about these issues because so many of my friends are close minded. I am 28 years old with a wife and 2 girls ages 5 and 3. If you are like me and are looking to connect with others and talk prepper stuff then feel free to send me an email and we can exchange numbers. I only ask for men out of respect for my wife. Email me! Jeffreyseda [at] yahoo [dot] com

Jul 102014

I started prepping 7 years ago when I moved from Springfield to a small farm near Thayer, south of West Plains. I’m a writer and in fact write for Survivalist magazine, and occasionally work with talk radio programs that are liberty minded political or prepper/self reliance oriented. My wife started and operated Ozarks Self Reliant Living University for three years offering free classes on gardening, canning, soap making and other heritage skills. We co-sponsored the Go Green Self Reliance Festival in Thayer, and just had the 6th festival about 3 weeks ago. We’ve had as many as 3,000 people attend the event in the city park with 16 or so speakers on preppers topics, vendors, music, farm animals, etc.
My reasons for meeting other preppers are numerous. First expanding my range of acquantances. I plan to bug in when the SHTF but have a plan B, plan C and plan D. I’d like to have a communciations network set up to stay in touch with like minded people if and when communcations go down, or when we simply no longer trust the info we are given (some would say that is now).
Secondly source material for magazine articles and possible radio show guests and speakers for classes and seminars. If you desire confidentiality it can be provided, no problem. But as an example a friend who makes bows, arrows and traps provided info to me for an article in Survivalist on making your own weapons. Another friend is an expert in steam engines and provides me with info in that area.
I’m also organizing and managing an Expo in Springfield August 16 and 17. I’ll be advertising it heavily on local and area radio stations and may need to hire help in putting up one thousand posters I’m having printed. I also may need to hire people to assist me at the event. I’m including info on the expo in this post. We have nice group of speakers lined up and several good exhibitors already. I can be contacted via phone or email [email protected] or 417 264 2435 Thanks

Preppers & Patriots Expo
2 Days That Can Save Your Life
August 16 – 17, 2014

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Springfield, Missouri
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days
Tickets Prices For the Entire Weekend $10
Explore Self-Reliance
Don’t just survive, THRIVE! Strengthen family bonds through self-sufficiency, stay alive, and live a better life!
Attend This Event To Make Sure You & Your Family Will Be Prepared for:
MAN-MADE DISASTERS: Terrorist threats, social collapse, nuclear reactor
NATURAL DISASTERS: Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Pandemic
ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: Do you have cash, gold, silver, barter items?
SPEAKERS – 18 Presentations Over 2 Days
Break-Out Sessions
Learn from the experts!

For Vendor / Sponsor Information:
(417) 264-2435
or email [email protected]

Speakers Include:
• Doreen Hanes – Saving Ourselves From Government
• Ike Skelton – Agenda 21
• John Moore The Liberty Man – Climate Change and What the Government Doesn’t Want You to Know
• Mike Nocks – Heirloom Seeds vs. GMOs
• Mike Evans – Firearms for Preparedness and Restoring Liberty
• Bob Gascon – Black Dog Survival School
• Mike Brown – Steam Engines for Alternative Energy
• Doug Brethower and Jim Hart – Wood Gas Alternative Energy
• Dr. Jim Cesar – Suturing Wounds When There is No Surgeon
• Dan Collins – Survival By Preparedness
• Dave Lohr – Wilderness Survival
• Lynette Pate Organic Guru, Fuel for the Body
• Scott Peterson Down to Earth Seeds Sat.
• Allan Busick – Prepping 101
• Bob Anderson – The Survivalist novels author

Jul 092014

If you are getting tired of people trying to get you to work for free on “their land” or trying to sell you the perfect acre of rock and cactus in BFE Arizona… its time you stepped up.  Take a look at the  following Prepper types:

Now decide where you are in this field of Preppers/Survivalists.   If you have the resources and interest to be a Survival Partner / Survival Owner – we welcome a discussion of interests and values.

God Bless us all.