Again thank you for your emails concerning our search))
Reaching out to try to meet other similar prepper minded people has proven to be somewhat of a roller coaster ride. I am learning more and more why so few people ever end up joining together and if so, not for very long. It has become very apparent that having similar thought through concerns and honest expectations of living and surviving together through a disaster is very Key to making it work and staying intact. In establishing our priorities we have learned some things, such as we cannot please all the so called preppers all the time and we cannot be all things to all preppers. Oh well.
For us, my husband and myself are a happily married and content prepped couple. It is just us two. No children at home, no hidden agendas to drag along grown adult children and their families, no forgot to mention extended family, no mentioned later on elderly parents and no plans to save humanity as some kind of seed stock for the future. Honestly we do not plan for the near extinction of all mankind, rather we plan to simply increase our odds at surviving most crisis events, minimize the effects of such events and not become victims during them.
In preparing to do just that we have put in the research time, required effort, financial investments and have provided for our own needs for around a couple years of isolated survival living conditions. From what I see here that is better than most yet not as good as a few others. This is not a contest between preppers for us either. We can and will do more as we continue to learn about the areas we still lack in.
Our more recent step in our plan has been focused around meeting with others to pool our hard work and resources with their like accomplishments to then increase all our combined odds. This has brought us into contact with all sorts of people. Some seem to be critical of other preppers who look at things differently which to us says much about them. 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. So if the above might sound like you, then please do not waste either of our lives by contacting us *thanks anyway* )) Not being forth right and honest up front is a good way to get cut off.
Through all this we have established a relationship with some other local preppers in an organized group. Being they already have a retreat location and all we were looking for we have teamed up with them and they with us. In doing this we accepted that 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. We have also developed some deep trustworthy friendships to count on.
If you are of the same mind that solid preppers really need each other now more than ever then contact us. If you are a (young adult or adult) unencumbered with specific personal issues which would prevent you from being fully available for 12-14 hours per day during a critical crisis event at the retreat to stand watch, help with needed chores and do so with a cheerful heart then drop us a line.
Give yourself a chance at putting the prepping quest to rest and consider emailing us. Remember no one is perfect, no one has all the answers yet together we might just make a good fit.
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.