Jul 072014
 

I’m interested in collaborating with responsible and motivated individuals in the southern Missouri/Northern Arkansas area. If you already have a group it will still be nice to get to know my neighbors. If you want to work together please either bring something to the table or be willing to learn.

-prep1

paparomeoechopapa1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Apr 082014
 

Arkansas Confederate Preppers is looking to add more members. No matter how long you have been prepping you are welcome. We are especially looking for those that would be interested in joining a community where we would come together in a SHTF situation.

We are a network of 3 Chapters throughout Arkansas and the surrounding states in which to better prepare ourselves, family and community for natural, man-made, or economic disasters. Our mission is to provide education, training, and equipping of members to mutually defend our families, friends, and property during a crisis.
We are not Anti American, Anti Christian, Anti Community, Anti racial, we accept all people who want to learn, discuss and inform. We are not a cult or Anti Religious, or an Anti American group. We are people (A Community) who wish to come together to learn, teach and prepare for the survival of our families, friends, community and country should something devastating happen in the United States
We support God, Christianity, Israel, NRA, and the United States Constitution including the Bill of Rights.

A.C.P is and will be governed by the Founding members and the duly elected officials. Our Charter is and will be a living model, which is to say that it has and continues to be modified as best practices are discovered. As a member of A.C.P it is your right to bring up questions and comments on how our organization operates.

Official Charter Alterations
Any Charter alterations will be voted on and approved by the elected officers of the group, with the Founding Members final approval.

Self Responsibility
All members of A.C.P are responsible for their own actions. At no time will any action in violation of Local, State or Federal Law be construed as condoned, supported, sponsored, encouraged, or acceptable by the group or any of its members. By becoming a member of SAPN you acknowledge that any act or public declaration in violation of any law shall be the responsibility of the individual and none other.
Membership
All interested parties shall be considered for membership provided they can meet 4 of 6 requirements.
1: Be associated with at least 1 member

2: Motivated and willing to participate

3:Have a means to equip themselves ie (Food, equipment, Firearms, knowledge)

4: honest and Dependable

5: Willing to come to the aid of others

6: Be a minimum age of 18 unless a parent or family member is a A.C.P member.
Any member may leave the group at any time that they choose

Reason for dismissal from A.C.P

Lack of participation
Bringing negative affects to group
Bringing shame or notoriety to group
Insubordination
Acts of Violence toward another member
Violation of Local, State or Federal Laws

Executive Officers

The executive officers will consist of a representative from each of the 3 chapters. Executive officer positions are as follows
President, Vice President, CFO, CTO, Logistics Officer, and Secretary

Chapter Officials
Chapter Commander
Chapter Training Officer
Chapter Secretary

Elections

Elections will be at a time set by the founding members and then every 2 years thereafter. To be elected to an executive officer or a chapter position you must an active member in good standing for a period of 6 months.

All members will be responsible to equip themselves and help equip the group with the basic supplies and knowledge needed to function as a community in any disaster natural or man-made.

Basic and Standard equipment (BEL/SEL)

Each individuals BEL and SEL will be based on that persons/Families group affiliation. These items will include but are not limited to Food, Clothing, Water/purification, shelter, equipment and tools.

Meetings & Training

Officers will meet monthly either in person or online or by other communication method.

Chapter meetings will be held every other month in the same manner as the officer meetings at a time determined by the officers.

Training will be quarterly and will be held at a location determined by the executive officers, training events will be held at different locations throughout the year.

Participation

In order for A.C.P to be able to function as a community all members will need to be an active participant within the group. There are several ways for a member to be productive within the group ie (Knowledge, supplies, and donations )
To remain an active member you must attend a minimum of 3 meetings in a calendar year and 2 training sessions in a calendar year.

Apr 012014
 

I’m just going to post this and see if there are others thinking the same thing.

Are there others that would have interest in finding property, building a community that all would share equally without huge additional financial burdens on one person?

we have been looking and looking for property that we can afford to buy as a secondary property but would it be smarter to have a group go together and do this??  I don’t know, I do know I am overwhelmed with everything.

we have lived off grid, did so for over a year down here on solar and a generator, hauled our water.  I raise much of our food, am very good at preserving food if that matters.   older, here don’t do any kind of drugs, don’t believe in western medicine, do smoke cigs but am getting ready to switch to ecigs and try to quit.   Drink very rarely but do have an interest in learning to brew beer and winemaking.    have lots of skills myself and willing to share/help others, just need other liked minded folks to focus with.  I have a disabled roommate (veteran) who is like minded but can’t do a heck of alot and that really drags me down.   I had to quit my part time farm job to handle things here last year when he had back surgery.

I know this probably is a long shot but one never knows.  the legal crap is the part that I don’t know alot about.   But it never hurts to talk to others.  reply here or serious replies only to lonleyrural1967 [at] gmail.com       even if its just to talk, toss ideas around.   It seems the only folks that I meet are out in the eastern states.

Mar 082014
 

I am currently living in Ga but anticipating a move to Northeast oklahoma, or west arkansas. I was looking for a place to help Grow and Stow in exchange for housing (for up to 6 months). Let me know if you have anyone in mind that may need that kind of help.
My major is biology and I am currently finishing my Midwifery training. The focus of my primary study was nutrition. I am also a certified herbologist. Uses such as wild crafting plants for medicinal purposes, making tinctures, creams, poltices etc.
I can grow anything, a greenhouse is useful but not a must. I can cook, can, freeze and serve awesome food, soups and starter sauces!
Let me know if you can think of anyone who may need help.
Also I am willing to host workshops on making antibacterial creams from wildcrafted plants, anti venom powder, anti inflammatory aides etc. I have taught for 16 yrs.
Thanks!
Midwifeprepper

Feb 262014
 
We are Christians my wife and I are retired and debt free with monthly income (long as the economy last).  We are ready to prep full time and move to an area with trees and some rain to join a group. 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.  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 with metal roof.  I have two sons (19 & 28) and a wife all in better than average health.   No medications required for any of us.  All are on board for this. Thought we had a place but 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),  and other.   I have worked relief on two hurricanes working almost 30 days with each one.  I lived at a mission base with my oldest son for two months in the Amazon with out power so we ate meat only when we had caught or killed it.  Lived in our camper 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 home schooling.  We are debt free and looking for a group to connect with and then relocate.  This 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 privet way.  So contact me then we can talk privately.

prepper_  email us at:    weareoutof-time [at] yahoo [dot] com

Feb 082014
 

Hi to all. I am a 54 year old male with substantial farm and animal husbandry, interests in Permaculture, food forests, aquaponics, small “low maintenance as possible” food production models. I have lived in community (twice) and learned alot (one good one bad experience). I like the idea of private land but with cooperation between neighbors who are geographically close. I have scaled back my own ideas of sustainability–after a false start buying some bad land, I now know that I can support myself on about an acre and that four people is a good number to cooperate on a small farm system. To me, prepping is not about hoarding food and bullets and hightailing it out of the city but to already be where you want to be, producing and eating healthy food, and living a sustainable life, in both good times and bad. I am looking for a few good people and a few acres in Texas. No racists, anarchists, apocalyptic-hopefuls, just some nice people, individuals, couples or a small family that wants to develop a mini-farm, and live well. I am in Austin. If there is nothing suitable in Texas I would say that I am willing to consider Arkansas, Tennessee, NC, SC, GA and Alabama. Thanks for reading. Good luck to everybody who is seeking a sustainable, sane future……

Dec 202013
 
We are Christians my wife and I are retired and debt free with monthly income (long as the economy last).  We are ready to prep full time and move to an area with trees and some rain to join a group. 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.  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 with metal roof.  I have two sons (19 & 28) and a wife all in better than average health.   No medications required for any of us.  All are on board for this. Thought we had a place but 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),  and other.   I have worked relief on two hurricanes working almost 30 days with each one.  I lived at a mission base with my oldest son for two months in the Amazon with out power so we ate meat only when we had caught or killed it.  Lived in our camper 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 home schooling.  We are debt free and looking for a group to connect with and then relocate.  This 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 privet way.  So contact me then we can talk privately.

prepper_  email us at:    weareoutof-time [at] yahoo [dot] com

Dec 142013
 

Hello I am new to this site looking for other preppers around Midwest Missouri wanting to start a group here if there is not one already

I own a large farm here set up fairly well deep well PV  and generators wood furnaces for heat and also a green house

I am a DIYer can fix and build most anything

I am also an extra class Ham operator

Nov 152013
 

We are a family who have a nice property to survive and homestead on.  We are looking for a female to live here with us to help with the place.  We have a milk cow, chickens, geese, we grow vegetables and have nut trees on the property.  There are year round springs and many acres of wilderness beyond our property lines.  We are in our 30s with 2 young children.  We have a brand new house with a large upstairs bedroom with a full sized bathroom for you to make your home.  We would consider someone who had children.   The reason we are looking is because we feel the need to be prepared sooner than later and an extra adult here would make a big difference.

Oct 242013
 
 We are Christians my wife and I are retired and debt free with monthly income (long as the economy last).  We are ready to prep full time and move to an area with trees and some rain to join a group.  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.  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 with metal roof.  I have two sons (19 & 28) and a wife all in better than average health.   No medications required for any of us.  All are on board for this. Thought we had a place but 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),  and other.   I have worked relief on two hurricanes working almost 30 days with each one.  I lived at a mission base with my oldest son for two months in the Amazon with out power so we ate meat only when we had caught or killed it.  Lived in our camper 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 home schooling.  We are debt free and looking for a group to connect with and then relocate.  This 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 privet way.  So contact me then we can talk privately.

prepper_  email us at:   weareoutof-time at yahoo.com

Oct 212013
 

Hi all,

Checking to see if there are any preppers around the Hardy, Highland, Ashflat areas. I have skills to offer and also would love to teach others what I know. Here are just a few of the skills that I can offer.

1. Blacksmith

2. Hunting with modern firearms, muzzle loader, archery.

3. Traps and snares

4. Primitive fire building. Fire bow, fire piston and other methods.

5. Gardening and canning.

6. Butchering.

7. Primitive survival shelters.

The list goes beyond these items.

Let me know if you are near my area.

 Posted by at 8:19 am
Aug 282013
 

We are Christians my wife and I are retired and debt free with monthly income (long as the economy last).  We are ready to prep full time and move to an area with trees and some rain to join a group.  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.  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 with metal roof.  I have two sons (19 & 28) and a wife all in better than average health.   No medications required for any of us.  All are on board for this. Thought we had a place but 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),  and other.   I have worked relief on two hurricanes working almost 30 days with each one.  I lived at a mission base with my oldest son for two months in the Amazon with out power so we ate meat only when we had caught or killed it.  Lived in our camper 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 home schooling.  We are debt free and looking for a group to connect with and then relocate.  This 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 privet way.  So contact me then we can talk privately.
prepper_  email us at:   weareoutof-time at yahoo.com

Aug 132013
 

ABOUT ME:

  • AGE: 22
  • Profession: United States Marine
  • MOS 0311 Infantry (2 years)  2847 communications (going on 3 years)
  • Training: rifle and pistol instructor, radio operator, radio repair, ground electronics repair, rifleman, multiple courses in MOUNT(military operations in urban terrain) combat life saver, tactical trauma operator, and a bunch of other unnamed courses for convoys, communications, CQC, and general military training.
  • Currently located: CA but will be moving to NW AR as soon as my contract is up
  • More info: I’ve been prepping for almost 2 years now,  spent all of my fleet time in the infantry battalions 2 deployments

Notable gear:

  • Weapons AR-10 built-in to a M110 clone(1/4 moa@100m hitting targets 19inx19in out to 800m AR-15 custom-built (1/4 moa@100m hitting targets 19inx19in out to 600m)  sig p229, 12 gauge shotgun, henry survival rifle .22
  • body armor with level 4 plates
  • JEEP
  • up to about 90 days of food now
  • 300 rounds for each rifle 500 rounds pistol 24 shotgun shells 50 .22 all top priority right now
  • 2 handheld 5w VHF UHF radios 1 currently vehicle mounted but can be man packed with batteries a 100 w HF VHF UHF radio can get global communications with the HF band Trauma Med Bag
  • tons of odds and end gear

 

 

Feb 282013
 

First and foremost a relationship of trust and companionship with others we work with and depend on

Short Introduction
Married for 32 years have 3 young adults one still at home 19 and he is as into prepping as am I.  My wife is on board.  I’m not of the opinion that being on the run is the choice that will be the best option, as roving bands will soon find their own end.  I like the approach of invisibility.  The use of tactics that discourage intrusion.  Then if necessary using a very large club.  I see no other way than a totally off the grid self-sufficient living environment to accomplish this. I’m convinced time is short and I need to get out of the city. Below tells why we have not moved before now.

Long introduction
We are looking for a place to relocate to, (I am somewhat open to areas outside TX) work at and help to be self sustainable for the long-term such as energy, (solar, wind) food (outside garden, aquaponics fish and vegetables) water (wind mill, hand pump, stream if available) heat (wood rocket stove, solar). Set up and running whether the grid goes down or not. But when it does there will be no rush to start something as it is already up and operational. Possibly east Texas I like the piney woods area around Tyler north and south. If there is any group that would like to talk. bhnotany-time (at) yahoo (dot) com

Or I may have to wait a while and buy land (kinda late but better than not doing anything) and hope for some help from others.

We receive around $1000.00 income currently each month but I don’t look for that to be long-term. I built a self propelled diesel over hydraulic powered water well drilling rig, which is less than fortyeight inches wide so as to drive it through a 4′ yard gate. I will rent this out to land and home owners or land leasers (farmers or ranchers drilling to support their business) wanting their own water source. There is a huge demand for this in my current location and I am almost finished with it. I have poured every-thing extra I have had for the last 11 years in this project which is an investment of over 50K to this point. We also made a bad investment that did not cash out as we had expected, so we are now city bound and not liking it.

So we could focus more on prepping about a year ago I resigned from the Presidency of a ministry doing prison ministry where I had remodeled 3 duplexes and a 1 ½ car garage into a meeting room. Remodeled from top to bottom in all aspects water lines, sewer lines, bathrooms, kitchen cabinets fitted and refinished, hot water heaters, floors, walls, insulation, and one metal roof.

I’m married and have been so for 32 years with 3 young adults offspring two boys, one girl. One still at home, still being home schooled he (Tim) is 19. He is as much into prepping as I am.  My other two are aware things are headed for the dumpster but aren’t even trying to prep.(one has a history of in and out of drugs) So they will have to make their own way. They will have contact information but no address of our location.

My wife’s words and attitude is “I’m ready to do whatever I need to for my family”

Early years
I served during Nam 74-77 and went in to the service under the stripes for skills program at El Paso I made E-5 in 11 months, was a motor Sgt in Germany at 23 months.  Spent 13 months in Germany. So that was the extent of my military experience. I came to Texas in June 1977.  I hauled 8 cords of firewood on a truck I built from Brownwood every weekend and, after classes, delivered and stacked this firewood to pay for College. I borrowed money from a bank for a one ton truck and two walk behind ditchers and installed cable for Cox. Then all installs stopped, putting me out of business and I was saddled with large payments. I went to work at two full-time 8 hr jobs trying to pay off the notes. I met Sharon and I got a new job with 6 weeks OJT in Abilene, TX at Hughes Diesel. I was rebuilding Detroit diesel engines, blowers and transmissions. Welding skids for drilling rigs, did the fabrication work on engine conversions on oilfield trucks. I got married in 1981 and moved Sharon to Abilene.  After 18 months we moved back home and I attended a school of preaching.  We started an Auto repair shop, got it successful, then moved it to Cimarron, N.M. to support us in the mission field. We stayed there two years where our oldest son was born in Raton.

Now at the 13th years of marriage
So skipping ahead My wife got sick 19 years ago and did not even know who I was for 2 ½ years. We were running our own business renting steam cleaners and doing carpet cleaning as well as selling door to door a $1500.00 vacuum that also steam cleaned carpet, with a sales force I had hired and trained.  We had been ranked in the top 10 offices in the nation twice in the year before we left. We moved to Dallas for 16 months and that was a disaster, business wise. So we moved back home where Sharon got sick. When the doctor asked which institution I wanted to put her in, I took her home. She was given 6 months to a year to live and I was told she would be a vegetable for the rest of her life if she survived.  She got sick in Dec and gave birth in Feb to our now 19-year-old son who was rushed off to NICU.  So neither of them were supposed to live. I have for the last 19 years been serving God full-time.  Devoted to raising and homeschooling my three kids and helping my wife until God healed her. Which was at 7 years and 10 days after the day she got sick with the herpes simplex 2 “encephalitis in this case” which (according to the scan and the doctors) ate up the left temporal lobe of her brain. She now functions normally drives and cleans houses for 8 people, 4 of which have complete trust in her giving her the key to their homes. Then for 8 ½ years we (my whole family) were helping to feed and hand out clothing, then Prison I did ministry for 2 ½ years.

Some more Mission work
I was active with the Salvation Army in Pascagoula, Mississippi for 14 days after Katrina slammed ashore. While there, Rita hit Beaumont and went up the Sabine river. I returned home for 4 days then went and worked another 45 days, with my oldest son Brian, in the Newton, Beaumont area (we delivered food until electricity was restored). We slept in schools, salvation army shelters, in the van and gymnasiums, did our laundry at FEMA camps and ate what the Baptist men cooked at temporary food camps, mostly with no power except from occasional generators. We (Brian and I) later went to a Brazil mission field deep in the Amazon Forest for 2 months where I set up solar and turbine generation. We lived off the land with no electricity, phone network, or plumbing. The only meat we had was just caught or killed.

Back to Dallas
When we were in Dallas we lost everything, both new cars, all our equipment was sold to stay a float and move. This was when we moved back to home. We started this journey after my wife was discharged from the hospital with a borrowed car, a duplex that was condemn-able had the city inspected it, $165.00 a month and food stamps.

NOW

Vehicles
I have a 2001 Dodge dually (Good shape and sound)
my wife has a 2009 Saturn

Equipment & tools
I have an old 15”x8′ South Bend lathe
Miller Elite gas welder/generator 6 kw- 120v/240v
Miller 130 wire welder
cutting torch
metal chop saw
large Snapon roll around tool box with tools
complete set of hand tools with air wrenches for mechanical work and metal buildings
2 100 gal 220 volt air compressors
4000 lb diesel fork lift (works good on hard ground, not so much on sand or mud)
two-wheel enclosed trailer with most of my hand tools in it
tools for construction of metal buildings, siding and roofs
four-wheel tilt trailer (with brakes on two axles) for hauling the drilling rig or forklift
four-wheel 28′ gooseneck flat-bed trailer (needs work) (with brakes on one axle)
70’s Jimmy with electric winch, an A frame and stiff leg on the front (up to 30′ tall)
2 wheel trailer 5 x 10 with 100 kw LP generator on it (generator for sale)
large troy built type rotor tiller

wood working
skill saws
routers
small wood planer
table saw
radial arm saw
gas and electric chain saw (gas needs new chain)
ax

camper
36′ fifth wheel camper (which is in poor condition but livable)
Onan RV style 4kw generator 2 legs @120v no 240v available
1500 watt generator 120v

water well drilling and supplies
self-propelled water well drilling rig
240′ of 1 ½ drill stem
225′ of 2 7/8 drill stem
tricone rotary bits and drag bits with subs (in varying sizes 3 ½ – 7 7/8)
2 mud pumps and parts (putting together last piece lacking on the unit)
Suction hose & discharge hose

Well Casing
1hp submersible pump with controller for water well
plans for building hand pump out of PVC

self-defense
good mind-set
some weapons and ammo (rifles, shotguns, and pistol)
knives
machetes

storage
20’x12’x10′ storage building metal with wood floor (can be disassembled and moved)
6’x30”x8′ storage unit (military surplus)
300gal of diesel on hand

alternative energy
6 solar hot water panels 3 at 6′ and 3 at 8′ with control panel and pumps
heat exchangers
hot water room heater with forced air blower

Household
All household items, washer, dryer, fridge and freezer
I may not have a stove and oven as I built them into this house
We also have a large store of things to eat some with a shelf life of 25 years.  I don’t have all I need but close to 4 years supply for the three of us
water storage for two months
water filter

About skills
Certified gun smith (just means I figured out enough to pass the test)
Certified re-loader allows for the storage of more re-loading supplies(I have some pistol, rifle, and 12 gauge shotgun re-loaders & supplies)
have installed large phone systems
build all my own computers
electrical wiring and breaker boxes (have to use book for wire gauges and run lengths)
plumbing
sewer
some carpentry
some Tile flooring (My house, my parents house, and the duplex for the ministry)
put a metal retrofit roof on a power plant the size of two football fields

Worked with
Poultry
Pigs
Horses
Cattle
Rabbits
Quail
Dogs (did obedience and attack training in 78)
Tractors
Plows
One way
Planter
Wheat drill
Bulldozer some
Hay balers
Road grader one time
Gray Hound style, single and tandem axle buses
Semi Tractor trailer (short time over the road)
Backhoes
Jack hammers
5 ton wrecker operator in Army
Tanks of varying types (test driving after repairs)
Gore ammo truck (traversing steering)
crane work (some)
training safety officer at IBP in a union shop
don’t have a green thumb but have done gardening
worked with my grandfather in a Locker/ butcher plant in junior high
can dress birds
can butcher other animals just never liked it
am a descent shot was really good when eyes were better

Timothy and I
passed test for concealed hand gun just have not finished paper work
have HAM licenses as well, no real experience as yet. (I am one of the founders of a new amateur radio club in this area)
Appleseed shooting course
proficient with ropes and repelling and rock climbing (I have almost all the gear and ropes) he has passed me in skill at climbing
We built the drilling rig from scratch he has more time on it than I do and has saved me a mess or two with the hydraulic system by seeing some things I missed
He is matured a lot and has a fairly good handle on the future of things

Tim
Did blacksmith work with a forge he made from things laying in the yard. He made a hatchet from a truck spring heated, beat it out, cut with a torch, ground it into shape, heated and tempered it again. Used my metal lathe and turned down a hard wood handle. Cut and wrapped wet rawhide to hold the head to handle.
he shot a Ruger 10-22 at Appleseed and in the last round out shot me
he does Parkour and is pretty good at it
cooks on grill outside
loves hotdogs
helped me rebuild the duplexes in all phases
roofing (metal)
got upside down in a 5′ x 8” ditch for the sewer line, we held to a perfect ¼ bubble drain
some welding
some cutting with torch
good with metal cut off saw
some metal lathe work
is very Bossy at times
makes belts from paracord
bracelets from paracord
organized, supervised the unboxing and shelving of incoming food at food mission
was door guard keeping people from double dipping, was very firm, and successful
good with people
strong-willed and stubborn as the day is long
thinks for himself
some computer skills
soon more well drilling skills

Sharon
has shot and hunted in past but it has been a while
is a real good cook and we have gone camping a lot
will do anything she can to help and support me
in not a strong organizer in some things but good in others
a great maintainer
reads and corrects my spelling and grammar to make me look better
a good seamstress
is excellent at cleaning other picky people’s house
has a green thumb at least with some flowers
good at making curtains
good at quilting
good with people
kind-hearted
can’t smell so can clean up things that make others hurl (blood leaked out of meat in freezer and spoiled)

Debt
We are now 3 payments of $300 away from being debt free. I cannot sell this house being a duplex while my folks live in the other half and that could be a while as they are fairly healthy for their age.
Both sides have been completely remodeled by me with my two son’s and daughter’s help and the help and support of my wife who had to cook and clean in the middle of it all.

Some other people’s views of me!
I’ve been told I’m a mechanical genius.  I would say God blessed me with a gift that has developed over the years. Some say I have wasted it because I didn’t use it to get wealthy. I say I am wealthy beyond their wildest imagination. I am content and secure with where God has me and have unfathomable Joy. God healed and restored my wife’s memories, I have my parents, two sisters, and their families, three kids, a wife and dog that loves me. I have a few close true friends. I’m as good as debt free. I have a small cash reserve at this point. And best of all, Jesus is not only my Lord and Savior, but I have a personal relationship with Him. Being In Him and through Him makes my & my wife’s relationship that much more special as we walk with Him together.

My son is also a believer, He just returned from Ft Worth with the youth group. He has gone on 8-10 day trips up in the Colorado mountains backpacking for several summers now. Living on what they carry in, the fish they catch, and by purifying local water.

My view of the other people
The other people are deep in debt, no food or supplies put up, no water stored, nor plans to have a well, no fuel reserve, no extra ammo (not that I have all that I want) but they will undoubtedly want help (by asking or by attempting force) when things go bad. So I ask myself and everyone else “how do I take food from my family, who chose to sacrifice, save, and put up stores and food while these others were partying and having a good time? Going on trips, going in debt while making 4 times or more the income we did”. I don’t think so. So no and no again. This is one reason growing and self-sustaining is, in my opinion, the key to longevity and renewable supplies. Still having a reserve hidden away in the event of crop failure or a raid. Resupplying is a high priority in my thinking. But also key is being out of the city. I would rather not shoot and kill one of these other people but will if put in that position.

Income and or bartering
I am getting set up to rent my well drilling rig out with a consultant for $600 per day 3 day minimum, $1.80 per mile one way set up. All fuel and supplies for the rig will be furnished by the land owner renting the unit.
If fuel is available the lathe, hand tools, and welder will generate income as well, also having extra fresh food and meat will barter and sell very well.

Wrapping up
I cannot leave home until I drill a few wells as I gave my word and so it has to be done if I am alive, healthy, and able.
Speaking of health, we have no health problems, no Rx s except glasses and allergy shots for Sharon & Tim. We take supplements and eat fairly healthy. No smokers, dippers, no drugs or drunks, no cursing. We don’t drink cokes, diet or otherwise, almost no sugar (I think my son may indulge in cokes maybe some candy on his trips) but if that is all he does I’ll be blessed.

There is more but I will let you digest then you can ask.

If this has not turned you off and you are interested in going further I will need some things from you.

This has to be a two-way street so I need to know about you as this is not something I will do without knowing you as well. Just because time is short does not mean I will not proceed with caution and listen for the Lord’s direction. I hope you will as well. I will want to know what your selection process and policies would be if others are considered for or allowed to come in. Or if a horde of people just showed up. Don’t expect your exact location just where you are in general.

I expect to get interviewed, checked out and looked over, but we will be looking as well. I have a couple of groups of people I’m exchanging information with. Looking for the best fit for us as a family and with a group.

May God bless you in your effort and bring you just the right fit.

Bob h

PS This is my wish list at this point of the next big purchases: (not in order)
diesel backhoe with front end loader
diesel skid loader and attachments
10,000 gal of diesel or equivalent and tank
two assault rifles
¾ ton diesel pickup for Tim and the business he wants to be a consultant that goes with the drilling rig
more ammo
Earth-ship or Monolithic Dome for a house
upgrade welder from gas to diesel
relocate to work with a group with similar goals
more ammo

Feb 132013
 

hello,and thanks for letting me join.I’ve many years been tring to get a handle on preppen.buying selling or trading gear.

always looking for a better way .it is hard meeting or making like minded friends. some folks are fake,some are real.learning to trust ,good luck.as time goes on watch.it doesent take a genious to see what is going on around you. our rights/the laws.

so many changes in life,the mind set.tv making fun of good morals and ect..  ron from arkansas

Jan 082013
 

Hello fellow brothers, sister, countrymen and patriots!

A few months ago I posted a post regarding a meet and greet, where we could all get together, have a chance to get to know each other, meet new people, and network. I was surprised by the response. I propose another meeting.

Personally, I love hiking and camping. At camp grounds, the national parks, and hiking and camping areas, you meet all kinds of good people earth bound folks and veterans.  You’ll be surprised as to how many “like minded folks” as we call ourselves haha that you’ll come across at hiking parks and campgrounds. So anyway there’s a national park that falls in the center of Louisiana. Kisatchie National Park north of Alexandria, Louisiana. It’s a beautiful park, good trails for Louisiana anyway, and there’s a good size creek at the camp location.

I thought a camping trip would be a good idea, because we could have a coffee or lunch at some restaurant somewhere or we could just get straight to business. I think its safe to say the people on this site are good people, christian morales and values, and just want whats best for their families. And a camping trip would be good for the kids too. It wouldn’t hurt to get the kids out of the house and away from the xbox for once and finally out to nature. Sooo not if, but when, there really is a REAL bug out situation, it wouldn’t be so foreign to your family.

When-Me personally, I’m not free until the weekend of February 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. I’m in the navy reserve and have field exercises going on, so ill be busy the next few weeks. And I figured a whole month should be enough time for people to gather their things together and put together your bugout bags and gear and what not.

What-At this weekend camping trip/mock bugout exercise, we could finally meet one another, share ideas, teach each other new things, have trainings and lectures (I’m sure there’s plenty of well skilled well-trained military folks on here), yada, yada, yada… We all know the importance of prepping and everyone on here is trying to a network of some kind. Some people are beginners and have no clue what their doing. Some people just need to fine tune their gear. We’r all on hear for various reasons. So let’s do this people! Lets make it happen!

Where-The location and campground is at Kisatchie Bayou. Ok so take interstate highway 49, then head west on 119 (take a left if you’re heading north, right if you’re heading south), once on 119 follow the highway your going to pass a large field follow the road for about 2 or 3 miles, then you turn right on long leaf vista road/par road 830. Follow the road for a few miles and your going to see signs on the right side saying kisatchie bayou camp grounds. Take a left and stay on the dirt road the entire way ( the road goes on for about a mile or so). Go on google maps for more information. 

If ya guys have any questions please feel free to shoot me any email at coreythedude1986 [at] gmail [dot] com . A few of ya guys emailed me in the past and I didn’t respond and for that I apologize. What can I say we get busy in our lives. Look forward to hearing from ya.

Thanks for listening and KEEP ON PREPPIN!;-)

Jan 032013
 

We are involved in building a prepper group in the Miller Country area. We believe in the Ten Commandments, the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
We have worked on prepping very seriously for 2-years (appx. 7,000 hours) and are looking for people who are willing to invest their time and resources to provide for their family.

We are in process of building on 12 acres with 2 independant water sources, solar and propane for power, growing our own food and animals  All in a very secure and confortable invironment.
If this fits your interests, contact us at museumpacific (at) valornet (dot) com.