Feb 162016

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!

May 022015

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.


is for posting contacts. This is where you are now. If you want to start or join a group, create a post here. In order to do that, you will need an account: you can register here. (all posts are deleted after 2 years in an effort to keep the information and contact details current – we found a lot of older posts were returning emails as user unknown)
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?


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Oct 082014

ATTENTION Reporters, Media Companies & Casting Agencies

If you are from the press/media and want to join this site to interview it’s members – DON’T!

If you are from a casting agency and want to join this site to recruit it’s members for “reality” programs – DON’T!

If you would like this sites owner/admin to review a book, dvd etc – email john [at] preppergroups [dot] com

If the people on this site wanted to talk to the press, they would approach the press. Respect their privacy! Media spammers will be reported, IP addresses will be recorded and they will be BANNED!

However, if you would like me to make your contact details available to the preppers on this site, send a message here. List the organization, your contact details and if there is a specific location you represent.

May 242016

Hello all,

Looking to meet like minded individuals or group reps about joining up in the McHenry/Lake County Illinois area. Southern WI also good for me.
Long time Prepper, Christian, Conservative looking to find at least somewhat like minded individuals or a group to collaborate with or join. Seems like time is getting short on the clock and there is safety in numbers, so ready to take the final plunge in my prepping journey and not be an isolationist.

Look forward to hearing from you!

May 232016

My Name is Ben Warford.

I live in Berlin, NH

I am looking for like minded prepper’s and civil defense people ONLY IN COOS COUNTY willing to work with others for protection and survival in the event of major civil or natural disaster’s.

People of all skills and abilities who are willing to work for their spot and do their part.

If you think you can join and skate by while everyone else does the work then don’t waste your time or mine.


May 232016

Hi, I live in the Shenandoah valley of northwestern Virginia, I am a 24 year old female, single, Christian (Baptist), I believe in a small government (I’m not an anarchist–I believe the government must have some control, but that our current government has taken on too much). I’m not interested in being a hermit. In a TEOTWAWKI scenario, I think it’s important to hold onto one’s humanity, and that includes rebuilding “civilized society” after it falls.

Here are further facts about me, positive and negative: 

I am an intermediate/advanced loom knitter, I can weave on a pin loom, I am a novice sewist, I have this ability to design some textiles without buying a pattern. I love to bake, and am learning to cook. I have a strong desire to homeschool my future children. I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher (a pen-on-paper art form, easy to do, it can have anti-anxiety effects on the person using the method). Depending on when SHTF happens, I may have some book knowledge on psychology and counseling by then; currently I have some innate talent for giving sound counsel, and I’m constantly learning.

The negatives: I am currently unable to work a “real” job due to Aspergers, a sleep disorder, and psychiatric issues. (So in a SHTF scenario I’d need to explore natural ways to combat depression and anxiety before my meds ran out). I am currently on government assistance and live with my parents. I will always need gentle reminders to do certain things, but I don’t usually need direct help to complete tasks I’m capable of accomplishing. I’m out of shape. I have started a bug out bag and a more extensive bug out box that I can easily put in the trunk of a car, but otherwise I have no tangible preparedness items.

If I were to join a group with a BOL, I would soon ask that, if SHTF, would my mother, dad, brother, and his family (if he has one by that time) could join me at the BOL. Below is a short list of their skills and limitations:

Mom: expert crocheter, can teach crochet, can supervise older children. She is physically disabled with chronic pain.

Dad: handyman, maintAins our cars, house, knows when to take shortcuts and when not to, safety conscious, decent carpentry skills, excellent work ethic. Has type 2 diabetes, some back issues (monthly chiropractic visits take care of it) otherwise in very good health.

Brother: young adult, has interest in becoming a gunsmith and possibly doing some blacksmithing, has much book knowledge on firearms. Has POTS (look up POTS in children) but has slowly been improving. Hoping he grows out of this chronic illness within the next few years. Insanely smart.

We as a family do not currently prep. We do not have the space to store extra food or supplies; daddy is so busy at work and home that he has no business adding “prepper” to the mix; we are financially strapped. I am a follower, not a leader, else I’d take charge of some measure of prepping.

If you’ve read this far, then you or your group are capable of dealing with the disadvantages to including me. I DO have something of value to bring to the table, but I’m very frank, and I don’t want to make myself out to be this perfect prepper lady when I’m not. Thank you for reading my post, and have a nice day.

You can reach me at sghluchy (at) Gmail (dot) com.

May 222016

As a member of a disaster response team  I see every year how woefully unprepared most Americans are for anything but life as usual.  We believe that any number of events can stress the system to the breaking point and that it is up to us, not the government, to personally prepare.

We are looking for individuals who would be interested in sharing skills with the goal of forming a mutual assistance group. We are quiet people who live a rural and self reliant life.  Haters, conspiracy freaks and militia types, please don’t waste our or your time.

Chatting on line, then by phone with the eventual goal of a face to face meeting on neutral ground is our usual approach to meeting like minded folks. Once to that point, we will do a background check as a security measure. Just being up front about it as some folks tend to forget about the time they spent in prison or that the IRS is looking for them. Hope to hear from a few good “grey” men and women.

May 192016

Hey Prepper World
We will not hold a formal prep mtg in May at Mt Hope church in Williamston.
We are doing a meeting at a members house instead this month…only open to people that have already attended a meeting with us.
For June there is also no formal mtg at the church. On Sat June 4th we will host a concealed weapons permit class from 9-5. Cost is $100. Must RSVP by May 25 to attend.
On Sat, June 25 we will all meet up at the Ingham County Fairgrounds 700 E Ash St in Mason to attend the Great Lakes Preparedness expo. Meet there around 11, We plan to go out to lunch afterwards for a time of fellowship and discussion. All are welcome to join us there.
Our next meeting at Mt Hope church, 3417 E Grand River, Williamston, MI will be Sat, July 30, 2016 at 11 AM. I will post meeting agenda in future after I have confirmed the speakers for that meeting.
Thanks to all who are coming out and supporting the meetings! We are having a great time getting to know everyone and learning from each other!

May 192016

Evening all.  We have a small group of people that conduct training exercises in Northern Wisconsin. We have a Facebook and Youtube channel that shows some of our material, called Badger Security and Survival. If you guys could swing over there and check it out and drop some feedback that’d be great. We believe in community and the best way now for us is to hopefully spread some information. The more prepared everyone is, the better chance we have of surviving. Thanks!

YouTube Channel


May 192016

We are here in central rocky mountain montana and would like to chat with others in the area. I feel we have about a year to a year and a half till the US is in deep financial problems or depression. There is a laundry list of other things that can and are happening as well.

Are you just starting out, been at it a long time or somewhere in between? I would enjoy a chat in a mutually agreeable place and who knows what might come of it.

 Posted by at 5:05 am
May 162016

I’m a US Army veteran with 23 years of military service. I have been prepping for about 5yrs. I have been involved in starting two Preppers groups in DFW. One of which has consolidated into one. I have been a Medic, EMT, Nurse.I have a degree from Chaminade University. I have attended every Leadership schools the Army had to offer a Senior NCO. I feel every qualified to Lead or follow those who want to protect themselves and their family of any coming catastrophic events.

Now we know that Yellow Stone is on the move as well as the Magnetic North continues to move at 3 miles a month toward Siberia. It will reach a tilting point and all hell is going to break loose. Survival will be those who are prepared. The first fell apart after 2012 it merge with a second one that doing very well. It has reached their max amount of individuals and family that I decided to start another one. If you are interested in join and building a group. Then send me an email at dfwpreppers [at] gmail [dot] com and I will send you a vetting sheet. Then I will contact you let you know if we have a fit. At present There are 3 combat vets and two other families for us to get started.This will fill up fast so take action ASAP!

May 142016

I’m 38 father of two and their mother would be joining us. She is a good worker pretty smart and is good with computers. I’m former military work construction grew up on a farm hunt trap work on cars or can do do anything ppl need done I’m looking for ppl we’ll say for now with in 100 miles of me to meet for now. I don’t care what your back ground or past is I teach my kids and their mother how to live and protect them selves all the time so if I need to teach you things that’s fine you never know maby you know something I don’t. 

May 132016

Hello, I just moved back to Arkansas. I am looking for a small group, minus any maniacal zealots who wants to be king personalities discluded.

I as anyone who has put much real thought have my own set of skills, as well as ideas. The reason I want a small groyo vs. a larger established group is not only security, but to avoid a obvious paper trail.

I made this wrap around email to avoid it being tracked back to me. Since I have in depth studied gov tactics, I am obviously careful.

I see a lot of the same post on different states, and suggest anything you want kept secret not to post. I see a lot of people posting about big farms, a lot of info. Trouble with big operations they are easy to track.

If anyone seriously interested in poofing when it goes down, I am free to talk. I am happy to share my ideas and may even give you insights on the overlooked. I am in Nwa, and probably going to set up a group. This way I can screen and avoid the obvious mistakes most tend to make..

 Posted by at 6:09 am
May 132016

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Bandon Rural Fire Department, HWY 101, Bandon, Oregon 97411.

“Starting Over” is the main topic.  Are you prepared to start over after a disaster?  Disasters can be personal, affecting only you, or major, affecting cities.  Ideas and strategies will be presented and discussed. 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.

May 122016

Hi everyone just joined this forum yesterday, thanks for the add!. I am looking to build a group of like minded people with the skills and abilities to overcome anything from natural disasters, terrorist attack, dollar collapse ect.
About me.

I am 31 male who lives in Vacaville CA. I am not married and have no kids, although I do have a gf who I intend to marry in the next year or two. I am an electrician by trade and have been in the construction field my whole life. I can build or fix anything when it comes to houses, cars, trucks, motorcycles and airplanes. I have been a prepper for a few years now and it had gone from a happy to a passion. I have started a homestead where I live and raise rabbits, chickens, pigs and cows. I have also bought an airplane and started working on my pilot license. I have a decent Arsenal that is forever growing.

I have a 20 acre retreat I have been working on for a couple years in the mountains 40 miles east of Marysville CA where I spend most weekends working on the retreat and honing my shooting game and survival skills. The land is ideal for a preppers retreat with well water, huge garden, great defensive location and awesome small community of people that live in the area.

What I am looking good for.

As a good portion of my family thinks i am silly for being a prepper I am looking to build a group of about 20 people to help me run the retreat incase of SHTF scenario. I am thinking of once a month meeting for logistics, training, planning and prepping. Anyone out there who thinks they might be interested please contact me. I am so excited to get a group of people to work with. I am extremely ambitious well rounded and never quite or give up. If you are in my area and interested in what I have to offer feel free to hit me up so we can chat. Not sure how it works with giving out email or phone numbers, so comment and we will go from there

May 122016

Looking to join up with family’s in nsw have awesome 20 acres next to national park last house on power would like care taker and sites for containers for 5 family’s only serous preppers need apply time is getting closer floyd and Jodie

 Posted by at 5:29 am
May 112016

We are building a village with those who have a balanced view of what a long-term, self-sufficient life is really all about. Short and long term survival doesn’t focus on just one thing. It encompasses building safe, sustainable housing, keeping and tending animals, garden, orchard, wildcrafting, hunting, and a myriad of other skills, as well as defense.

What is being built here is modeled after an 1800’s style village where each individual house had a specialist living there who contibuted their skills to the village, so everyone’s needs were met.

Our village is off the beaten path, far away from major highways and interstates, and also well off the county road. This place can’t be seen from any road!

We welcome inquiries from families and individuals with skills in the fields of blacksmithing, medicine, and mechanics and mechanical fabrication of alternative machines from useful junk, as well as other useful skills.

The village has been sectioned off into 1/2 and 1 acre parcels which are offered on a long-term lease basis for a minimal amount. We are interested in building the village, not money. You make your haven what you need it to be. There are only eight wooded, 1 acre parcels left for building your safe haven.

If you are working on perfecting and learning new self-sustaining life skills, are not an extremist, one way or the other, and have a balanced view of what it means to not just survive, but strive to live a comfortable, self-sustaining life, then contact me at kb233196 (at) gmail (dot) com. We will send you an initial questionaire to get your view on things, then we can proceed from there.

May 082016

Greetings, I am new to Tucson Arizona and am looking to learn how to be a survivalist both individual and with group. So I guess I’m looking for a group to take me under their wing and teach me all I need to know. MY email slipstream346 [at] yahoo [dot] com looking forward to making new friends thanks….

May 072016

Hey guy’s!

If you are looking for other Aussie’s that share the same common goal, that goal being preparedness, then come over to Ausprep and have a look.

Its an Aussie owned, Aussie run and Aussie based forum where you can learn, discuss and live chat with other Australians trying to also become more prepared for what ever may eventuate.

I started the forum in late 2013 as i too had trouble connecting with other Australian preppers. We currently have around 450 members and over 40,000 posts to read. A massive variety of topics covering most things prep.  It’s a very realistic forum with the focus on realistic events and situations..Sure, theres a Zombie section (who doesnt like Zombies) but we aim for true preparedness based on actual past and probable future events.

You can also join in our live chat on our site shoutbox and talk to members from the top end, down to Melbourne. From Sydney across to Perth. Our member base covers most corners of Australia, both remote locations to heavily populated city areas.

It’s a real community feel and if it interests you, jump on over, sign up and become involved. There’s no catches, no charges and no limit to your interactions. Become as involved as you feel comfortable ir simply sit back and take it in . Theres no cost what so ever,  it’s completely free.

I hope to see you there,

Good luck in your preparedness!


May 072016


I’m Tristan from Alabama I’m 18 an looking for people around Alabama to help start a group for economy collapse survival it’s coming an I need a group so either join or help start Thanks in advance my email is hawthornetristan [at] gmail [dot] com

May 062016


We are a couple (both 35) with a nearly three year old son.  We have been preparing and training in Northern California for years, but are no longer confident that this is a safe area to live through the increasing earth changes and what may come.

As such, we are looking to strategically relocate and join a high-trust, thoroughly self-sufficient community that includes other families.

We respect operational security, but do require a sufficiently open dialog that we can develop the requisite trust to move forward.  While this is necessarily a process, it’s also an urgent one.

Some of our interests and areas of expertise include:

Cooking, fermentation, pickling

Licensed amateur radio operator

Electronics & repair; Software/Internet
Music:  Piano, Guitar, Harp; Theory, Education
Parenting / teaching
Philosophy & Counseling

Health & Fitness
Nutrition & anti-cancer diet

Both experienced entrepreneurs, which means applying infinite creativity in solving endless problems and working with others to build something real.

There is clearly much more.  I am confident we can make a meaningful contribution to any community, particularly given that we share a goal of securing a future for our families.  Eager to discuss how we can work together.

If you are such a group, or know of any groups looking for families, please reach out:  christian ѳ props ˑ org

All the best, and God bless.

 Posted by at 6:05 am
May 032016

Coming to you live from central\north western Arkansas.Living here but not from there.

So what to say?We got stuff,We want to keep our stuff.We want to trade/barter our stuff with like-minded people.We our small group are looking to find the right type of people and skill sets to add to our mutual self-sustaining longevity.To some we may be a batch of paranoid nut bars just for being on this site.Why do we prep,why do you prep?What will S.H.T.F be?What will a W.R.O.L  situation look or be like?World history shows us many examples.Our country took a hard hit back in 1929 and a great and very hard working people who still had the survival chops/skills and know how to buckle down and ride the storm.

What we are willing to admit we have ha ha Opsec and all ya know.We have 40 acres rural land mostly forested large lake 1/4 mile off land great fishing,2 streams/creeks on property springs aplenty,deer,turkey even a black bear from time to time, small game birds and varmints galore.Note varmints not first choice but way better than last choices.See told you i was not from Arkansas.Just kidding Arkansas folks.We have chickens,goats and beautiful cute fluffy little bunny rabbits,that we eat.We have solar power enough for about 4 families with parts to build many more panels.We are working on hydro power as well you know for those cloudy days.We have planted many yummy crops cause veggies go well with meat.We also have a well.

What we are looking for varies,We could say like-minded people but chances are you do not think like us and that is ok,and by that i mean every body has their own points of view.We are looking to make friends perhaps become extended family in time.We are looking for partners not subservience We will ask nothing we are not willing to do our self.Sweat with us side by side working to better our situation,Plant crops with us and share our harvest,hunt with us and share our meat and fish.In times of trouble have our 6 and we will have yours.In good times we will build,work,train,laugh and play.If you are looking for a group and have some skills and the means to provide for yourself until we can make it so we can all provide for one and other perhaps we have a future together.

The right families are welcome,We love vets hardcore alpha dogs could fit well with a couple of our boys.We are looking for some of the black sheep so to speak you know who you are the ones who have told your family and friends what may happen what is happening in our country and in our world only to be met with blank stares or accusing glances.If you think it is better to have the sandbags in place before the waters rise or rounds fly we may be speaking to you.               [email protected]

 Posted by at 11:21 am
May 032016


We have room for a couple more members.  What we do: land navigation, chickens, rabbits, bees, communications, self defense, hiking, camping, gardening, food storage, outdoor survival and more.  Experience is good but not necessary.  We meet weekly.  Drop me a line if interested or if you have questions. offpudding1[at]hotmail[dot]com


May 032016

my husband and I are involved in Prepping and have been for the last year, we see it as a great hobby.bAnd well you Never Know what could happen.

And I think it be fun to get some like minded friends! We do Not do the bar scenes, We believe in God , just don’t really conform to typical church settin or judgement.

we have a Great big Family and Value this above all else! We are Honest! Fun loving ! And like things in general as far as hobbies, shooting at the range, Gardening, hiking, climbing, challenging things.

after giving all to our children for years it’s time my husband (vet) and I having the babes. Get back into shape, perhaps even with other parents the kids could hand out and play together.

we have 7 children all together, one is in school in NC, the others are 15-12-11-10-4 and 1.  Thank you have a great day ☺️

May 012016

Looking for a prepper group

I’ve recently had my eyes opened to the real truth regarding our governments agenda and want to find a safe place to go in these questionable times. I’m a 52 yr old woman with 2 sons 14,17 I am a full Believer in Jesus, and practice my faith to the fullest. I have heard from God to prepare. I live along the coast north of San Diego. I’m a great gardener,cook,very organized,can provide holistic health alternatives,I am a very hard worker,not lazy!i can build and repair.im sure I have other abilities that would suit a group. I pray that I’m contacted ASAP.

 Posted by at 5:54 am
May 012016

Both me and my wife are new to the area and are currently living in Kent Washington and don’t know anyone here that is into prepping we are looking for people to get to know and hopefully join their group. My email address is phantom72171 [at] yahoo [dot] com

May 012016

My wife and I live in the Mountainburg area of the Ozark Mountains. We are looking to start a new small group or join a small group in our area. We are not interested in starting or being part of any group that will get us on a watchlist lol.

What we are interested in for the group is a small group of maybe 5-10 singles or couples. We are interested in making this group the core of our friendships. We are looking for people who not only will help each other but want to help each other. Monthly or bi-weekly meetings with training in multiple areas a must. Once the group is established and doing well maybe set up group buys and group standards. This is just a starting point and ideas we can always work out the details as we go along. If your group is in our area and seems to meet what we are looking for please let us know. If this sounds like the kind of group you would like to be interested in joining please let me know.

Now for a little info about us that wont be giving up any OPSEC. We are in our late 30s early 40s. Ex-military with different skills. We own our home free and clear and looking to buy more land in our area (Ozark National Forest area). We have one child who will soon be in the Army.

 Posted by at 12:59 am