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, buying & selling 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

Apr 192015
 

I’m Gene. 39 year old male nurse living in Covington, GA. with wife and 4 small kids. Began prepping on a small scale a year ago. Food, basic necessities, first aid supplies, etc. Received moderate firearms training and continue to practice 2-3 times a month. Originally from New Orleans, and know first hand how SHTF. Over 16 years nursing experience working in hospitals, and corrections. Can’t do it alone when that time comes. Whether from EMP, natural disaster, or anything else that would lead to anarchy. Looking for like minded people or group to join with and train to have that better edge when SHTF.

Apr 192015
 

I have been prepping for only 6 months, prepping for an economic collapse. My wife doesn’t really pay it much mind and just lets me do all prepping and trust me to make the right decisions. Looking for like minded people to bounce off ideas off each other and help each other out. my email is aoan [dot] shu [at] gmail [dot] com

Apr 182015
 

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding its monthly meeting at Noon on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St, Brookings, OR 97415.

The main topic is “Benefits of Prepping”. The benefits of being prepared are not confined to disasters like earthquakes, forest fires and floods. One can reap benefits daily from being 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.

Apr 182015
 

OffGridSoon here.

 

I’m a mid 20’s male, married with two dogs. My wife and I are looking forward to moving to TN within the next year to start our homestead and off grid home. I am looking to meet new people and share knowledge and build a community of resourceful neighbors who can rely on each other when SHTF. We will be looking for land outside of the Knoxville area. (If you know of any for sale, let me know.) Would be interested in starting a “tiny” house community of preppers/sustainable community. Looking forward to learning and sharing knowledge.

If interested respond to my post.

Apr 172015
 

Hi, My name is Renee. I am a 24 female nursing student. I live in Louisiana.I have 2 sons. I am new to prepping and knowing that anything can happen is what helped me decide to start prepping.  So, like any parent I would like to have a safe place for my family just in case SHTF.

I am looking to start a prepping group/community. I would like to have a large mixed group of open minded people from all walks of life.  Your race, age, religion, material status, family size or where you live will not matter. As long as you can offer a skill or two you will be welcome. and for those who don’t have skills you must be willing to learn. I would require a background check from your local sheriffs office, I’m not trying to get all in your business. I’m just trying to make sure everyone would be safe.  If you would like to explain anything you will get a chance to do so.

I would like to buy some land to build a bug out community. i am currently designing an above ground community and an underground retreat. I have started looking at some land in the Midwest states. I figured that would be the safest place in any SHTF scenario. I do like the land in Missouri.

If you are looking to join and you have land and you would like it to be used let me know.

I know most people don’t want a large group for various reasons. I figure we are all adults and are we are all trying to do the same thing ( have a safe place). so why not work together. It would hurt to have a lot of skills in one group. Plus if we did have to go underground we would need a lot of different people for social reasons.

So if you are interested in this, email me at ladavianw [at] icloud [dot] com

Apr 172015
 

I have a family of 4 and looking for like minded people or a group to become part of. We are in Richmond County GA, and looking for some where with in 75 mile of us. I (39) am prior military and the wife (33) is a country girl from Germany. We hike, camp, fish and hunt. I will be teaching my 13 and 9 year old to hunt this year. We all are proficient with fire arms and archery. We do garden and are starting with animals (city ordnance is a pain with animal).

 

Chris

Apr 162015
 

Hello everybody,

Backstory: I’m a 22 year old with a 21 year old wife and a newborn. We are currently living outise of Atlantic City NJ, but we are willing to move wherever necessary to be with the right group of like minded people.

I’ve been a survivor my whole life, living in a not so great household as a child, living on my own since I was 16, I’ve always had to be smart and be able to fend for myself to survive. Now that my son is here, and I have a family, my drive for survival is intensified 10x. I can’t help but notice how things are going in our country, the extreme amounts of poverty, the increased militarization of police, foreign affairs with Russia and China heating up… It’s scary stuff. This has all lead me to open my eyes to how vulnarable we ALL are, in any situation, and has started my journey to prepping.

Skills: I am the sous chef of a resturaunt… This may not sound like a prepping skill, but if you’ve ever worked in a high volume kitchen, you would know that extreme temperatures, 10+ hours of moving/being on feet, lifting/carry heavy amounts of food up and down stairs, teamwork, extreme focus and dedication, and common sense are of constant necessity

I’m also a very avid gardener with immense knowledge of natural/organic gardening methods, hydroponics, aquaculure, and natural pest control

I have experience working for a home repair company using a wide array of basic hand tools as well as power tools

I have experience shooting, although tactical training would be something I need to work on, as well as more advanced survival/hunting techniques.

Goal: My goal is to find a group in the US with land that would take us in in return for labor. I do have my food/water preps and some financial preperations as well that I can bring with to help get us started, but my ultimate goal is to live almost as a colonial village… Work to eat, not work to make money to pay bills to just scrape by. I want to live an honest,hard working life where my efforts create tangible preps that can help me and my community of fellow preppers.

For more information please message me here or at kevindennison1992 at gmail dot com

 

Apr 142015
 

Looking for strong like-minded people to form a group or join one. A little about me. I’m 45 years old and a 22-year retired military veteran. Survival instructor for 1/2 that time turned Pastor. I consider myself an intolerant Christian. What does this mean? I believe the Bible is the truth and there is no grey area. Jesus was loving; yet he was intolerant of sin. And today far too many are much more concerned with getting along than living Biblical truth. If you have a past (divorce etc) that’s great; same boat. We all make mistakes and grow from them. I’ve started preparing but feel a close group of like-minded people would be better. Additionally, I am an avid gun supporter. And Life Member of the NRA. One key thing… I don’t nor do I believe in social media what-so-ever. If you are on Facebook but call yourself a prepper; move along you’re not concerned enough about privacy and there is no reason for us to meet. I’m happily married and have 6 God-fearing children. It’s just a matter of time before things go south fast. So now is the time to seek a network of people you can trust. If that’s you. Let’s meet and see what happens next.

Apr 132015
 

looking for like minded here in Queensland Australia. either a single bloke or couple that are also believers in the bible. no smokers or dope heads I will not put up with such people at all. my wife and myself live on 40 acres out past Kingaroy so it is a little isolated as the nearest little town is half hour away. so having transport is a must. having your own generator is also a must as we are not or ever will be connected to the grid. we have small solar and generator and a gas fridge. looking for help in finishing what I have already started, the lucky guy or couple will also live here on this property with a small rent to pay. I have a dream and vision of making this property a more sustainable place to live for ourselves and others that may join at a later date. serious people only need apply thanks.

Apr 132015
 

Hi All, looking for well grounded, and of sound mind, people and or families who are looking for people of like mind to band together in an event, I also have a family, and It seems that there is a very strong case to prepare rather than being caught un prepared, for the many calamities many of us feel in our gut is coming. It makes sense to expand our network of friends and contacts now, before the opportunity slips by, I would rather have 10 friends and trusted people behind me than 100 strangers I don’t know. I am sure many of you feel the same, so please if you have land North inland of Perth, and or anyone who has the resources and have lately come into the knowledge that we may be facing in the very near future life threatening events, and wants to band together, aka safety in numbers, then please contact me, please only sincere and genuine people, Thanks

Apr 132015
 

Hello Everybody.

I am moving to Great bend, Kansas in the next 2 weeks, the closing on the house is the 24th.  We are currently living in Colorado springs,Colorado. The closing date here is the 23rd. A little back ground, Mom/dad grew up there they have family still in the area they are both in their 70,s now so they are moving back home in way. I am single no children at home, I am 52 yrs. old now. I spend all my time taking care them. I know nothing about Great Bend, Kansas or the area. Dad is not real big on this prepping stuff still lives in the old days. Mom & I have been prepping as best as we can as far as our money lets us. We have been working on the food supplies mostly. Mom has many of the natural domestic skills she cooks & cleans typical house wife things around the home.  They are both retired now. We are all Christians they attend church services every week. I have many different skills but a master of none.  The skills I do have don’t seem to apply to this very small community. I am thinking it will be kind of tuff finding work in such a small community at this time & at my age. Time to find some new skills. We have been buying books after books on prepping and have implemented some that we can afford. I would like to learn how to do solar & wind energy & apply it to the property once settled in the new place. Ideally I would like to find a group of people the have various backgrounds such as medical, firearms, garden/food growing/canning, communications, Tactical training all the various training technics. I have many years as a truck driver not current. I have many years as a security officer and lots of training for that both armed & unarmed. I do all my own automotive repairs up to a certain point.  I just built a Teardrop camping trailer (homebuilt) it was originally to be used when off-roading in the mountains but things changed. I am not the best wood worker, I do better with steel products, I dabble in welding, We all have our own weapons and have taken classes for said weapons. Anyway, looking for like minded people in the area if possible.

Apr 102015
 

My wife and I are Christians and have been preparing. We have also been researching a lot of what is coming and would like to work with someone who is like-minded that possibly has land (preferably east in the Cascades or further east) that a bunker can/is built. I personally do not see any way around what is coming if one does not have an “UNDERGROUND” Bunker! If you think you can be a part of this then please contact us at shihtzu.craze (at) gmail

Thanks

Charles/Vicki

Apr 102015
 

My wife and I are looking for like-minded individuals, couples, groups, etc. that are SERIOUS about preparing for what is coming – and coming soon! We have been and are working diligently every day in preparing but we also know that our chances of survival greatly increase when like-minded people pool together our efforts! We currently live on the Kitsap Peninsula but are interested in individuals, couples, groups, etc. from Western & Eastern Washington!

If you believe that we can work together towards a common goal, then please feel free to contact us at shihtzu.craze (at) gmail (dot) com

Apr 092015
 

im looking for people to join a group where in the near future i would like to buy some land and start preping it to be ready in a shtf senario anyone that would like to have more info please ether comment or you can join my facebook group just look up southeast missouri preppers on facebook and hit join i will get back to you shortly thank you

Apr 082015
 

We are looking for like minded people to better our group.  We are located in St. Clair County.  We are looking for couples who have military experience, nursing experience, etc to round out our group. So if you are of like mind and can round out our group leave me a message. Equalizer392 at gmail dot com.  ONLY SERIOUS MINDED ONY PLEASE

Apr 082015
 

We are proud to announce that Southern Maryland will be having it’s first PrepCon in May 2015. It will be in St. Leonard, Md on May 15th and 16th. We will also be hosting Maryland HQL Classes as well as Utah CCW Classes as part of the event. Invite your friends and family. Details on how to sign up for the classes are going to be posted on the web site soon………

SMD PrepCon 1
The web address for the event is:
http://www.smdprepcon.com

Mr. Jay Blevins will be our distinguished Guest Speaker for this exciting event, which we hope is the first of many, to come to our area.
It’s success depends on YOU! PLEASE pass the word.

Should you have any questions or recommendations, our email is:
smdprepcon [at] gmail [dot] com

Hope to see everyone there!

SMDPrepCon

Apr 072015
 

Hello everyone! First off, thanks for such a wonderful website, you guys have so many excellent resources here, and I’ve read nothing but great things from all of your members here.

So, down to business, we are a group of families, 5 in total, that are looking for like-minded preppers in the Western Wisconsin area. Our largest city nearest us is Lacrosse, but we are not in the same county. Our ages range pretty much from late 20’s to mid 40’s and we have varied levels of prepping skills. Myself, I have been prepping for about 16 years now due to my experiences living in other countries and experiencing disasters there. Several of our families are currently serving military, with their members having multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have lots of experience in security, patrolling, survival living, first aid and canning. We have multiple medium size acreage locations that we own and can switch between each if we need to. All of us also have children, all on the younger side of things, ranging from newborn to about 9 years old. We are looking for people who understand the trials, tribulations, and joys that having children entails, since they will be with us no matter what! So anyone considering this, please take this aspect into consideration as well.
So… What we are NOT looking for. ..

1) drug users, We dont “420”, and since we are mostly military, Im sure you can understand our point of view, we cant use it, and cant be around it. So as a base rule, if thats your thing, we probably wont see eye to eye.

2) criminal element or background. We understand everyone screws up in life, and must be held accountable, but if you are a child molester, pedophile, or have a violent criminal history, Im pretty sure we arent going to be compatible. Harsh? Sure, but Im talking the safety of my family here, its first and foremost my base criteria.

3) Extremist. This can range from religious, to governmental. If your friends say you have a tin-foil hat issue, or you start talking about UFO’s coming down to abduct people because “night time is the right time” we probably arent going to get along. Just being honest here.

4) Drama… save it for someone else, not our thing. Dont think I need to go into detail here.

SO… What we are looking for…..

1) people who understand what it takes to be self-sufficient and arent afraid to pitch in when it is needed to accomplish a certain goal

2) People who understand that there will be safety in numbers, but those numbers have to be able to get along, if they cant do that, it wont work

3) Folks with experience in farming, sustainable living, beekeeping, solar power, mechanical engineering, home schooling and HF communication. Im sure that sounds like a pretty extensive list, and yea, its pretty emcompassing, but its the primary areas where we are weak, so it only makes sense to add those factors into our group.

4) Families are preferred, but we are willing to accept single folks with the understanding that if the time comes that this is truly needed, we expect you to do your fair share of chores along with the rest of us. We dont care if you are male or female, as we dont see that as a hinderance or help either way, its the person and the skillset that matters to us.

5) Normal, well grounded folks, with imagination. Because if the time comes, theres a possibility we may be with out power, or running water, so folks who are able to see this for what it is, accept it, and be able to brainstorm to come up with positive solutions, well those are the people we are looking for. Folks who think outside of the box instead of inside it.

 

As a group, we all hunt, fish, camp and enjoy outdoors activities. So we are able to incorporate that mindset into our preps. We also are all firearms enthusiasts, and have various levels of experience with all aspects of firearms from defensive pistol, long range rifle, to state certified CCW Instructors. Obviously we are more than willing to teach each and every person everything we know, to make all of us more proficient, we only ask that you teach us everything you know so it helps us all out. We all have been prepping for various years, from 16 like myself, to 3 years with the lastest addition to our group, so while we know our little piece of the pie, we dont know it all, so thats why we want to network with others and possibly even add a few more families to our group.

A few other details about us, none of us are regular church going familys, we are all spiritual in our own ways, and have our own beliefs, we only ask that you respect that aspect of all of us, and we will respect your spiritual beliefs as well. We have law enforcement, nursing, soldiers, and outdoorsmen/women in our group, and we all get along because of a mutual respect for each others ability to bring something to the table, and each others ability to get along with others without the usual “catiness” you find with women, and “ego” you find with men. Its a unique situation because we all get along without the usual “issues” you find in some groups. Experts in one area know when to defer to experts in another, and we all set aside the egos to reach that goal. If this is something you and yours are looking for, then by all means, please contact us and lets start a dialogue with each other.

I can be reached at strmfeathr [at] yahoo [d0t] com and please, title any correspondence as “prepper family” so I know what it is regarding!

Til then, thanks for reading, and we all look forward to hearing from you folks soon!

Apr 072015
 

I’m looking to meet other Christian Preppers in Seminole County, FL (or near Seminole County). You don’t have to be an expert in anything. I’m more concerned about meeting people who have a similar value system, see the potential dangers facing us all, and want to prep. Please email me at hreardon90 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Apr 072015
 

Again thank you for your emails concerning this ))
Reaching out to try to meet other similar prepper minded people has proven to be somewhat of a roller coaster ride. I am learning why few people ever end up joining together and if so not for very long. Oh well.
As more recently mentioned we are a happily married prepped couple. No baggage, no children grown up or not and no others in tow. We have put in the research time, acquiring effort and have provided for our own needs for around a couple years of emergency living. From what I see here better than most yet not as good as a few others. We can and will do more as we continue to learn about the areas we still lack in.
Our more recent goal now has been focused around meeting with others to pool our hard work and resources with their like results to then increase all our combined odds. This has brought us into contact with all sorts of people. Some are still going their own individual ways seeming not willing to risk getting closely involved with similar preppers. Some are just critical of other preppers they have met which to us says much about themselves. Others have some veiled mission to drag along their extended families and friends who none of which are preppers, do not want to be and have nothing to boot. If the above might sound like you, then please do not waste either of our lives by contacting us *thanks anyway* ))
To be honest we do not feel we have the luxury of time to dilly dally and wait and see if other people’s plans or hopes ever happen. We do know this though, it requires bending, adapting and changing to work with people but we believe in the end it provides for a much better result rather than being alone with no hope.
Since we had been posting we wished to team up with some others in the region up here to pool resources, skills, over lapping supplies and be ready as a group working together we have received several emails concerning just this. As per the goal of wanting results and not dreams and ridiculous expectations from people we are now building a long term relationship with a group up here. Of course we are all are working out some things which is always expected. That will never change, so what else is new? We will not waste time in life like some others kicking the can down the road looking for the “perfect situation”. If you are interested in all this then contact me. But please do not do it to *network* or whatever. This is not some social media topic to me. I just do not understand how that will profit us.
If you are of the same mind that we really need each other more now instead of still being alone next year wanting our own ways, pointing fingers and condemning other preppers and clutching at wishful plans to see if they maybe someday will pan out then- give this a chance.
cindygirl [at] hush [dot] com
I still see a lot of people starting out on the site and that is great. Do not give up and look to team up with others. Good fortune in the days ahead.

 Posted by at 6:31 am
Apr 072015
 

Good Afternoon Preppers,

On June 18, 2015 Northern Self Reliance will be at Seal Cove Auto Museum for a demo of engines running on wood gas.

http://northernselfreliance.com/

http://www.sealcoveautomuseum.org/

If you are in the area please come for a visit. They have an amazing collection of brass era(1895-1917) vehicles.

Stephen

Apr 052015
 

looking for like minded Christians in Mississippi I have been preparing for abut 2years now.i’m starting my own aquaponics and have been growing food.would like to meet likeminded people with different  working abilities in different area.thanks and godbless!

 Posted by at 9:43 pm
Apr 052015
 

Hi my name is Tricia. I am just starting out as a prepper I’m not a doomsday prepper. I just want to get ready for any hurricane that could hit. I have a family member that is legally not allowed to evacuate. So I am looking for the best way to keep my family safe. Any and all advice is welcome. Thank you

Apr 032015
 

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

Location: 30 miles south of Rolla, MO

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

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

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

Email me so we can get started right away!

kat1008380 (at) gmail.com

Apr 032015
 

Sixty year old 30 years SOG, JSOG, & Black Ops experience has small farm on 157,000 Acres of federal land – Southern Appalachia. Not looking to save hundreds, just maybe a few like minded people perhaps. I am disabled and need help gardening, canning, cutting wood,  building, cooking, and general preparedness planning and drills. This summer I need help digging a new root cellar. I am also making a non  GMO seed bank. I have a home, access to another home, possibly also a log cabin as well. Water comes from a spring.

Not interested in lazy people, know it alls, smokers, druggies, crazies, or scam artists. Peace, love, and joy has its place, and hippie types would be considered as long as they understand that I am old code and carry a gun. My land, my rules. Not a democracy but a guy that needs help with an already working game plan and is willing to share his knowledge, time, and preps in exchange. Single or family considered.

Will arrange a meet at neutral location with very interested parties. Could use a good electric person.

Contact: matozi1 @ yahoo (dot) com

Apr 012015
 

I’m a  serious Christian in Mississippi looking for like minded people to network with I’ve been preparing with food and essentials for 2 years just don’t know who else is preparing in my area,im growing food also and working on a small aquaponic system.If you are serious about preparing and coming together to get what we need message me asp!

 Posted by at 11:51 am
Mar 312015
 

We are currently working on a project to make radio communication more secure during prepping and disaster periods. If anyone is interested in becoming involved in this project on a local level (either as a volunteer/moderator/local manager etc) you can either send a private message, reply by comment below or email us icdpncom[ at ]gmail[ dot ]com

 Posted by at 5:54 am
Mar 292015
 

We have within our membership a serious/dedicated survival group who need additional people to fill their off-grid ranch community. All facilities you could imagine already in place. Excellent bugout location/remote, installed security systems, internal phone and network communication, lots of fresh food. Location undisclosed for obvious SECOP reasons (so depending on your location you may need to travel long distance) but well worth the trip for this location. Group also seeks to further establish communication with other groups outside our current membership for purposes of HAM radio contact etc.

 Posted by at 5:41 am