Hey all been a member here for a while now and posted a couple of times under a different nickname
looking to network with other preppers.Ive had some success although the person im thinking of kind of petered out as a prepper and some failure which i wont go into except to say that “harsh” guy is right to be the way he is.
Little about me Ive been a prepper since I was a kid did not think of myself back then as one but I guess I was since at 14 I stashed food and tools ready for the inevitable nuclear destrution LOL after watching the movie The Day After
That movie realy freaked me out as a kid.
Well initially in my early prepper years I was a head for the hills and live of the land type of prepper when the first gulf war was in action I made caches of food and equipment in the mountains near a cave and water supply I knew of.
As Ive goten older and I hope wiser I have changed from a solo head for the hills type to a group type prepper and to what I now think of as a community type prepper.
If I can use the Rawles story patriots/triple ought as an example of a group prep situation and the books one second after or lucifers hammer as a community prep situation.
A solo prep and group prep I believe can all fall within a community prep if need be in fact i think they should. I have children now and i think being part of a community is the way to go.
So where im at at the moment you may ask Im prepped (never fully) I’m bugged out to a good location and am working hard at developing a sustainable food supply but im still basically solo although there is a good comunity about 10 miles away that I think could pull together during tshtf and that is why I picked this area . but at the moment its just a sleepy little town in rural America.
My skills and what I have to offer
First in tune with how my prepping developed im a wilderness survival expert it sounds romantic to some head to the hills and live of the land like a aboriginal but most would not succeed I’m one of very few who could. LOL and I know enough to know I’d rather not.
Second I have many skills which have developed from hobbys but would be a carreer back in the 1800,s like blacksmithing for example animal husbandry and farming for others many many more as well.
Third I have modern technical skills mechanics,electronics I can work with communications gear, alternate power systems, repair, modify or rebuild mechanical equipment.also some military expierience but have never seen any combat and would rather not.
What im lacking is a group and preferably one that has a doctor,dentist or vetrinarion. I have been trying to develop my own and the “Harsh” guy lol is right I’m a day late and a dollar short it takes time I don’t think I have to weed out the freeloaders and worse from a group situation.
Yeah right you woke up 2 months or 2 years ago lol what were you doing before then? I mean I’m happy to help anyone if I can but i’m first going to help those who can also help me if I need it.
So right at the moment I’m considering trying to join another group that has been building group and community longer than myself even if that means packing up again and redeveloping another property.
“Harsh” guy your deal would not work for me unless there was nearby cheap land I could purchase to develop my own thing as well I don’t believe in having to bug out to a retreat but rather develop my life and business around being bugged in already if you know what i mean. There is no way I could move all my stuff in a bug out situation and i’d feel a little awkward setting up solar panels and greenhouses etc on someone elses land even if it was allowed.
I’m also still working on my own local and if I can find 1 or 2 good people or couples to move in and develop nearby then this would be a great spot as well. I just dont think I have the time anymore.
Oh what i’m prepping for is most everything in general but financial disaster, peak oil and food scarcity/cost seem all on the horizon.
Interested in western states but not CA