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.
More information: Be sure to check in || Having a get-together? || List your blog or site

Dec 182014
 

North central Florida we have members in’ live oak, Perry, Tallahassee, Lake city, And in or near surrounding counties. Monthly meeting where you learn practically every skill you will need. Solar, canning, food storage, gardening, bee keeping , We have a twelve month calendar of events. Contact at patriotbob [at] Hotmail [dot] Com or 954-410-2483

Dec 172014
 

Avid in learning skills and prepping for over six years. My wife and I have two children and are looking to move out of state, to relocate and prepare for anything that the future brings. We are looking for like minded individuals, who we can grow to trust and unite with. We have many skills- some of which include; Handgun training certified, as well with Rifle training, First aid, hunting with arms and bow- including knowledge of tracking, snares, edible plants, hunting with arms and bow- including knowledge of tracking, snares, edible plants, lock-picking, and am bi-lingual.

A little about myself. I am a four-gen military brat. Raised to a certain astuteness. I am 24 and my wife 23, our two boys are 3 & 5. We’re coming from Florida and are open-minded to the area of which we wish to move. My wife and I are a very calm down to earth couple. We both train our skills daily. And are very family oriented.

What we wish to achieve. We wish to move to another state and  find good-hearted people who we can have as almost a “second family”. Who are as well inclined to preparing and bettering themselves for the times to come. Someone with land maybe where we can join as a community effort.

What we have to offer. By no means are we looking for a free ride on things. When we move we plan to be all hands in to help, wherever we may go. To offer longer means of sustainability.

If interested.                                Please contact     invicta009ATgmailDOTcom    We wish to come to know the you before anything comes to be.

Dec 162014
 

Hi folks. My name’s Aaron. I’m a single 36 to currently living around the dandenong area. I have a son aged 18 who may or may not participate. But my intention is to be prepared for the both of us :)

I don’t currently have any prepping experience or materials but have been spending more and more time trying to learn about it. I don’t have a location for my prep but intend to do homework to find a suitable area.

The reason I want to begin learning about, and taking steps towards prepping for a SHTF scenario, is because I believe that there will be a major conflict either at the hands of extremists and terrorists or by an anti-democratic country bent ons domination. Natural disasters are also a concern but I feel that the real threat is conflict. And I don’t want to be caught with my pants down when the time comes.

I am currently seeking work, And then I will be actively working towards locating and securing a suitable property which will become my main location, at least a few hours drive from any major centre.

I want to do a full permaculture off grid self sustained set up, and I know it will take work, more than I can do alone. And I figure this would be a good way to meet others of a like mind. I’m rather iffy with people, been burnt too many times so very wary. But a loyal friend to those I trust.

As for skills,I’m not sure I have many. I have earthworks tickets, HR licence, was a st John  member for 5 years but that was 20 years ago now. But I am a quick learner, not stupid, and willing to try. And I think that’s as important as having skills… because if you can’t learn or adapt, you may as well be a brick.

So if you are willing and interested in connecting and learning with and from each other, I’d like to hear from you. I’m an open minded person and accept most people. But I am not religious and not looking for salvation. So no bible bashing. Cos I’ll just bash the bible. You’re welcome to your beliefs, just accept that I may not share them.

merry Xmas all :)

Dec 142014
 

Hello,

We are relatively new preppers and are going to be moving to the area between Richmond & Williams burg Virginia within the next year or so. We are in the process of prepping for a collapse. It would be nice to know if there are any like-minded people in the area of Charles City, New Kent or Providence Forge area that we can be in contact with now (through emails) & possibly one day meet after we move to Va.
. Our children are grown & married & we have grandchildren as well. Our children or other relatives are not really on board with what I see on the horizon. So we have been preparing things by ourselves & will extend a hand to them when the time comes.

I can really see the HANDWRITING ON THE WALL & have felt for quite a while that we really need to do something because of the chaos, civil unrest & terrible condition of our economy that we have seen developing & progressing . I can see it is only a matter of time until all hell breaks loose.Can someone also tell me how many miles is it safe to be from a major highway. Also are there Oath Keepers in the area?

If there are any like minded people out there please do contact us, or if you can put us in contact with other like minded people in the general area that would be good as well.
Feel free to email us at the special email address we created ~ vafriendsearch@ use (dot) startmail (dot) com :D

Wishing you all many blessings & stay safe in these troubling times ~ jnj

 Posted by at 4:56 am
Dec 132014
 

Hi all just wondered on interest in a combined purchase of land about 1 hour east of Geraldton. I have 3 people interested 2 have families, and was wondering if there were others out there. I know how expensive it is to prep and a combined effort would work very beneficial. We would get a legal document signed up so whatever percentage you put in you would always own that percentage.
The reason for this location is 1. coastal could be dangerous, eg looting, raids, NWO, Tsunami’s, fallout, or crowded exposure to viruses. 2. The land is very cheap which allows a large area for small cost which allows us more to spend on our stock of food etc. 3. Isolation, no-one will know where we are and will be hard to sneak up on us or surprise us.
We can all see the signs are getting close now and if you aren’t yet prepared where you are, or still a long way off this would be ideal. I am looking at a 50 man camp with all the kitchen amenities etc included. It would have a water purification system and reverse osmosis system in place. Fully airconditioned and furnished. The farm I am looking at has 2 bores and a large farming area with a large shed.
My vision is to have a aquaponics or hydroponic system in place for food. A large or multiple underground bunkers for protection, food storage and to escape the heat and elements. To have milking cows sheep chickens etc. To grow an extensive orchard and vegetable patch. To have Solar wind and battery system in place for electricity.
One last thing, we do not know what will happen to our weather system after SHTF. If the sun is blocked weather patterns disrupted. Our dry desolated place could be the new lush rich producers. Which would then make our lush rich areas be cold and unable to produce. Worth a thought.

Dec 132014
 

My name is Jonathan.  I have been very aware for what seems like a long while, the very real threats to our nation and to us individually. I however have spent little time gaining resources for what seems very near the crescendo of something epic. For what I lack in resources, I make up for in my ability as a quick study and man of action. I am also not without skills. I have spent most of my working life as a carpenter ( now out of work) and also an outdoorsman with minor tracking, trapping, foraging and bushcraft skills. Also am currently studying on my own accord ,wild medicinals and edibles of the region and countless other survival skills. I have also studied the application of medical treatment in war-like circumstances, I.e. sutures, clotting, infection and minor surgery with the equipment to perform. Also have studied ( and currently) Native American medicinal practice. As I said, I am a young father ( currently stay-at-home) with a 3 yr old son. My common-law wife works ( alot) to keep us societally viable while I work out skills and a survival program. I have waited this long to seek some friends in part because I am skeptical and rather a loner but also due to a feeling I may not have much to bring to the table. That has now passed as has time and events unfolding lately have fortunately or unfortunately ( yet to be decided) have made it impossible to not feel vulnerable and I believe from my research life is going to quicken its pace of change. I am a man of faith looking for like-minded friends to reach the crescendo with. God bless

Dec 122014
 

I am new to prepping. In my situation it is difficult to make preps. I am active duty Navy and live in the middle east but I dont want that to keep me from learning new skills or theories about preparedness. If you have suggestions on what I can do now to start prepping, please let me know. I also want to start networking so as to start or join a group and one day have a shared bug out homestead. I am an eagle scout and now am an expeditionary warrior. I am resourceful and have some agriculture experience including dairy, horses and hay. By no means am I an expert in any field but am passionate about the things that I do. If you are in the South East Idaho region please contact me. My email is packard [dot] conner [at] gmail [dot] com. I would love to learn all that I can from who ever I willing to take the time to teach me.

Dec 122014
 

I am brand new. I have wanted to become a prepper for some time now. The thing I am focussing on first is water. I chose this because I work for Nestle Waters and can get it for cheap. (If anyone is interested in getting water let me know) I need some pointers and ideas on getting started. It seems like it’s such a LONG road ahead! Input is appreciated! I am in the Bay Area, Ca.

Dec 102014
 

The girlfriend and I are just starting out, prepping that is, we’ve been together for about 7 years. Looking for a prepping farm/compound to move to and help out and learn more about living without any help from any outside help. I figure we can bring a yurt with a nice campstove to live in, and get jobs before we come out there, just to stockpile some neccessaty items, and help out anywhere necessary. Let us know if anyones interested, thanks Kent

Dec 092014
 

Hi there,
I have just joined this site in an attempt to gain and impart knowledge to likewise minded people. I am not preparing for any specific scenario, although the saying of “if you are prepared for the zombie apocalypse, you are ready for anything” seems to be guiding me and my small band of preppers. Living in W.A. but not in the metro area, have acquired an old farm house that I am currently converting into a great bug out location in conjunction with the already established farm there. There is a 2 acre vege patch, a 2 acre orchard (both are under netting to protect produce), several thousands of litres water storage and dams, stock for emergency protein, and the general implements involved in farming. I am working on running the old house on 12 volt wind power onto a battery bank so I can utilise the various items aimed at the 4wd accessories that are on the ute already. Slowly getting together a good sized stockpile of food and equipment for a larger number of people. Sorry but the security of the place is not going to be described for obvious reasons. Looking forward to hearing from you all.

Dec 082014
 

I’m a single dad who has his daughter part time. Once a Marine always one, so would like to find individuals or groups to share ideas and meet in the south Denver area

Dec 082014
 

Hello,

We are a Bible believing Christian couple that are going to be moving to the area between Richmond & Williams burg Virginia within the next  year or so. We are in the process of prepping for a collapse. It would be nice to know if there are any like-minded people in that area that we can be in contact with now  (through emails)   & possibly one day meet after we move to Va.

. Our children are grown & married & we have grandchildren as well. Our children or other relatives are not really on board with what I see on the horizon. So we have been preparing things  by ourselves & will extend a hand to them when the time comes.

I can really see the HANDWRITING ON THE WALL & have felt for quite a while that  we really need to do something because of the chaos, civil unrest & terrible condition of our economy that we have seen developing  & progressing . I can see it is only a matter of time until all hell breaks loose.

If there are any like minded people out there please do contact us, or if you can put us in contact with other like minded people in the general area that would be good as well.

Feel free to email us at  the special email address we created ~ vafriendsearch@ use (dot) startmail (dot) com

Wishing you all many blessings & stay safe in these troubling times ~ jnj

 

 Posted by at 6:27 am
Dec 072014
 

Location is William Umstead Park Shelter #2 – http://bit.ly/ENPlocRalNC

Full Details of the meeting check this for the latest meeting updates – http://bit.ly/ENPJan2015Meet

Please RSVP using the link above aleast 2 weeks before the meeting.

The Eastern NC Prepper group is a over 150 member group for anyone wishing to become more self reliant aka preppers that live in eastern NC (however the group is open to anyone). This group meets every 2nd Saturday every month except December.

Objectives

The main objectives of this group are:
– Networking with fellow preppers
– Advancement of the art and skill of prepping
– Dispelling some of the myths and stereotypes of preppers.

Rules

The group rules are:

No religion
No Politics
Take time to learn the rules and regulations of the location of the meeting.
Turn off cell phones or put them on vibrate.
Please ask before taking pictures of video of the meetings or anyone at the meetings.
No bashing groups based on sexual, racial, age, or religious alignment.

All donations are greatly appreciated, suggested donation is $5. You can donate at the meeting or online at www.easternncprepper.com. All monies go to the expenses of the group which include general overhead, shelter rental, supplies, prizes, guest speakers and materials.

Time 1pm to 4pm. Please be on time as meetings start at 1pm sharp.

Agenda

– Opening of the meeting with general Q&A
– Donations
– Show and Tell
– Prepper Role Playing with a focus on helping new comers to prepping and OPSEC
– Networking
– Feedback and Closing remarks

Dec 062014
 

Racine/Milwaukee/Kenosha area group looking to expand its memberships. If you are new we will teach you basic prepping skills in a variety of areas. If you are experienced in the ways of prepping and survival, we are looking for a couple more leaders to help teach and facilitate groups.  We are developing our individual skills while also building a network of dependable individuals and small groups that can interconnect with each other.     Please message me if interested, John

Dec 052014
 

I’m Bob from St Louis looking for other persons in Missouri or Mississippi who are preparing, or about to begin in either state.
66 yr. old retired construction worker/ builder/ outdoorsman. I want to get some land and start getting it together.

 Posted by at 10:16 am
Dec 042014
 

I guess from reading some of the postings here I have been doing so called prepping for some time now. So far I have accumulated enough supplies to last myself for about two years. I can also defend my preps. Right now I am just searching around sites to network with and maybe join with other people like me. At this point in time to only to explore the possible compatibility of working together. Reaching out from Newport, Wa. If you are interested in any way shape or form leave some contact information and I can email you. Kiss.

Cindy

 Posted by at 12:11 pm
Dec 032014
 

I am new to the prepper website. I am considering forming a small militia group for my area in south east Iowa.

I believe that something will happen some day in the future, and I think it is important that at least some of the citizens here should know how to handle weaponry, organize others, and lead others who are not so prepared survive the incoming apocalypse. I am young and know that there is still much, much to learn and am looking for others to pool knowledge and form a small militia for the future of SE Iowa and around the country. Many that may choose to join my group will likely know more than me, and I am interested in learning there survival techniques and experience.

I will say I live in Henry County, Iowa but I would not like to disclose my exact town and I will prefer for now if people just call me Plains-Walker. If anyone would like to join please contact me at my email, my funds for this group are extremely limited but with a few trusted members we could pool wealth and support this group.

Dec 032014
 

Hello i am new to all this and wanted to join a groups somewhere near chicago i have some stuff but am looking to expand join a group or create a group please message me or text me 13126070223. I am 25 years old male, i am an emt and have firearm experience.

Looking to join a group or create a group to where we can make a group of self sustaining people. I would like to learn more about first aid in the wild. Also i would like about plants and also basic survival skills and self sustainability. While I have experience with firearms, I would like to learn to use a bow and arrow i have the basic knowledge on how to use one i would like to learn more though. Any help is welcome thanks

 Posted by at 12:02 pm
Dec 032014
 

I have been prepping for a few years.  I am in the process of moving from a suburb of a major metropolitan area to NWA.  I am looking for any and all advice/comments related to prepping that may be more specific to the area.  Things like: climate/weather considerations, storage of preps (most homes I am looking at don’t have basements), accessibility to water, ways to meet other preppers while maintaining opsec, general attitude of people toward preparedness lifestyle, general attitude toward firearms and concealed carry, dangerous local species (I have been told poisonous snakes are a concern) and any other things I may need to consider.

I am not looking to join a large group of people who may not know each other well and act more like a social club.  I mean no offense – and encourage everyone to prepare in whatever way that they are comfortable.  I am very private about my prepping and prefer to create strong relationships with just a few others who choose to prepare, learn and train together with a plan for communication and mutual support depending on what type of event takes place.

Thank you in advance to anyone that takes the time to respond.

 

Dec 022014
 

Hi,
I am new to this concept. Of course, I’ve seen plenty of TV about the subject, but really have limited knowledge. I am mostly retired, single and tired of life as it’s currently being lived. Reasonably convinced that things as they are just can’t continue. Am willing to relocate to a remote area to join a group that might be receptive to someone willing to work and contribute in any way he can.

Dec 022014
 

looking for preppers in NSW, im from the East Coast near Coffs Harbour and Grafton, looking for like minded people to chat , been prepping for about 4 years, have large family so it is challenging, but not impossible.

Nov 302014
 

Hi, I’m a 15 year old girl looking to learn different prepping skills from those more experienced nearby and also a farm to possibly work at over the summers ( with or without pay, I really like big animals like horses). I don’t have a lot of preps yet except for knowledge, check my profile for a detailed description or email me to chat.

know now that while I respect others’ beliefs and religions and am probably the definition of a non-racist person, you probably don’t want me in your group if the first thing you say about yourself as a prepper is that you’re christian. I like to believe in an afterlife and such but I’m just not really any specific religion.

chat with me at           eclipseloves (dot) 055 (at) gmail (dot) com

Nov 272014
 

Kind of new to a public forum on this topic but looking to possibly join a group of like minded individuals to discuss ideas and equipment/supplies with. I have had this mindset since the Boy Scouts back in the late 70’s early 80’s and always remembered the motto “Be Prepared”. I suppose that’s why everybody has always called me MacGyver…LOL! Anyway, send me a message if you are local and are somewhat like-minded.

 Posted by at 9:09 pm
Nov 262014
 

We are the heaters a family of three. I am 21 with a husband 22 we have a 2 month old son who is our world. Our hopes are to prep to save our son and our morels. Due to the caruption in or economy we started to prep about a year ago. Most of our family thinks we are bat crap crazy except my mother and father. We believe in god and know before the end there will be Many hard times ahead of us and we would do anything to protect our family. We are looking to find like minded people who want to starts group out we would like to join a group in our area. As a unit we believe in trust and would want to know who is on our side. If you are willing to help us and let us help you please let us know we will bug out or bug in when push comes to shove anything to keep my son safe.

[updated to list this post under Oregon – Admin]

Nov 262014
 

Looking for like minded people.  I am a prepper/survivalist in the vancouver area. Moved here 3 years ago would love to meet up with more people. Also I’m a great personal trainer. Contact me if your interested.

Nov 252014
 

Were a group and we consider it a family of warriers and survivors. We are 5 adults with children, we are mostly women YES we have men in our group. We welcome couples your husband must help on land development and guarding women and children. We happyly receive woman, and single mothers. 

Some information of us, I am a nurse and experienced on medical field also trained for any catastrophic emergency. My friend Leyla has knowledge on vegetable gardening and farming animals. One of our members has extensive knowledge on construction, drenage he is also creative can make a solarpannel electrical system from base zero. He makes other survival technology to better our group.

We are a serious group prepparing for survival, we had done lots of things together  we only need 2 steps to complete our paradise of freedom .

Our NEXT prefinal step is to build an underground safety bunker with antitrespassing high security technology. We are short $7,000 Tops. We all collaborate or help in any way that we can soo we expect the same from you we believe is fair for all members. If your interested contact me ( Drakar ) here . First well talk, then well deside.

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