I am looking to assemble a group of preppers, but not the usual type that just send emails back and forth about all the latest prepper supplies or practicing canning and water filtration. This group will actually prepare a piece of land for an emergency arrival and long term survival. I already have the land. It is 40 acres in the San Luis Valley (by the Great Sand Dunes), and it is completely paid off. I have developed the framework for the plan, but it is my desire that the group as a whole would develop the details of the plan.
The project is not a community where all the members live and work. Instead, it will be a bug-out site that will be prepared in advance, should we ever have to leave our city. The plan is ideal for preppers that have jobs and lives in other towns, and don’t want to alter their current lifestyle and don’t want to relocate. It is also very affordable, as the land has already been paid off. All members contributions will go directly towards the improvement of the land, instead of making land payments. The land is also very remote and off the beaten path, making it less likely to be exposed to unwanted entities.
Members would get their own 1/4 acre to set up as they please with campers, trailers, RVs, 5th wheels, buses, trucks and/or vans, enough to house their clan and supplies. There are a few reasons for using portable and mobile shelters. One, they are inexpensive, abundant, easy to set up, repair and modify, and they provide immediate shelter (in case something happens sooner rather than later). Two, they eliminate the need for building permits and inspections, and we want to remain as incognito as possible (anything 12′ x 12′ or less does not require a permit). Three, when viewed from the air it will look like an outdoor car/truck/RV storage lot. While these mobile shelters are not ideal for winter survival by themselves, there are many ways to winterize and heat them affordably and efficiently.
Members would be able to make their own preparations and improvements on their lot at their own pace, without having to rely on anyone else. The goal is to have enough space and supplies for each member’s clan to last for approx. 1 year. Members will also work together with the other members to make improvements to the 40 acres. We need to drill a well, build toilet/shower/laundry facilities, greenhouses and garden beds, chicken coops and rabbit pens, communications, power generation, shooting/archery range, horseshoe pits, kid’s playground, and everything else needed for sustainability and sanity. Members would be financially responsible for their own 1/4 acre, shelter and supplies, while improvements to the 40 acres would be paid for out of the membership fees.
Potential members should keep in mind the distance between their current town and the San Luis Valley, to determine if you think it’s possible to travel that distance in an emergency. I live in Colorado Springs, it’s about a 3 1/2 hour drive for me down I-25 to Walsenberg, then hwy. 160 over La Veta Pass into The San Luis Valley. However, there are alternative routes should that one be unable to travel, including a few off-road routes over the mountains.
The only purpose or “agenda” we have is the mutual survival of all members. We do not have a theme or follow any ideology. We are not religious, political, artists, vegans, lesbians, militants, anti-government, isolationists, separatists or extremists of any kind. We will not discriminate against race, color, nationality, religion, sex, political affiliation, sexual orientation, financial status, disability or any other reason. Membership is open to anyone that is willing to work hard and that works well with others.
Right now the group is in the forming stage, and the project will not move forward until there are a sufficient amount of members. There will be no money required until the group decides it’s time to put the plan into action. This is an excellent opportunity for potential members to get in early and help determine the policy and procedure for the group. There will only be 20 lots available, so once they are all taken we will not accept any new members.
If this plan has caught your interest and you would like to learn more, please send an email to havaclue at gmail dot com. I receive many inquiries, so it might take me a day or two to respond. Thank you for your time.