Aug 022014
 

There are a few of us long term preppers up here in the Inland Pacific Northwest who have met up and for some time now have gotten organized together. We are seeking others located well east of the Cascades to the western edges of Montana and this includes Idaho in the middle.

For us (long term prepper) implies you are preparing for a long term crisis event which of course would require long term (duration) of all around supplies. An “honest means” to measure both a persons beliefs, ability and commitments to long term prepping can be easily determined by the length of time their current supplies would last them starting today. For example a variety of good foods, ingredients to prepare these foods, needed hygiene supplies and generally all the items you personally will need to exist in the fashion you would wish to. We fully understand (and hope you do) there is so much more to surviving than guns and training. In any serious crisis event there is the hour by hour, day by day living which must be fully addressed.
All the above also requires a functioning, usable and dependable location which is not in a suburb or is grid dependent. This location must be able to provide good all season shelter, pure water and all the basics a people working together  needs in place beforehand. It is to late to be addressing these requirements when the emergency arises. Ever notice that so many can “talk the talk” but so few can “walk the walk”. So along those lines we are trying to join with other long term preppers or invite them to join with us. We believe long term preppers are seasoned and savvy enough to get the drift here and figure out there is much more to this and us than what is being posted. There is no real need to go into any further explanations in this posting other than to say just drop us a line.

 Posted by at 1:23 pm
Jul 142014
 

I have found an 80 acre site in Mountain Home Idaho. No restrictions and no zoning. It is only 35,900. If a few of us went in on it together we could build an off grid site. Anyone interested?

Jul 072014
 

There are a few of us long term preppers up here in the Inland Pacific Northwest who have met up and for some time now have gotten organized together. For us (long term prepper) implies you are preparing for a long term crisis event which of course would require long term (duration) of all around supplies. An “honest means” to measure both a persons beliefs, ability and commitments to long term prepping can be easily determined by the length of time their current supplies would last them starting today. For example a variety of good foods, ingredients to prepare these foods, needed hygiene supplies and generally all the items you personally will need to exist in the fashion you would wish to. We fully understand (and hope you do) there is so much more to surviving than guns and training. In any serious crisis event there is the hour by hour, day by day living which must be fully addressed.
All the above also requires a usable and dependable location which is not in a suburb or is a grid dependent. This location must be able to provide good all season shelter, pure water and all the basics a person needs in place beforehand. It is to late to be addressing these requirements when the emergency arises. Ever notice that so many can “talk the talk” but so few can “walk the walk”. So along those lines we are trying to join with other long term preppers or invite them to join with us. We believe long term preppers are seasoned and savvy enough to get the drift here and figure out there is much more to this and us than what is being posted. There is no real need to go into any further explanations in this posting other than to say just drop us a line.

tommy1952 [at] zoho [dot] com

 Posted by at 7:02 am
Jun 252014
 

Motivated Prepper seeks welcoming community, preferably in the American Redoubt. I am ex-mil, 21 yrs infantry/intel MOSs, multiple deployments. I am solo. I am healthy and fit. No criminal record, no bills, no drama, no one looking for me. I have the ability to travel anywhere. I am an invaluable resource to the right community. Must be like-minded and accepting of what I can bring to the table. Contact me. survivalsarge (at) iCloud.com

Jun 072014
 

There are a few of us long term preppers up here in the Inland Pacific Northwest who have met up and for some time now have gotten organized together. For us (long term prepper) implies you are preparing for a long term crisis event which of course would require long term (duration) of all around supplies. An “honest means” to measure both a persons beliefs, ability and commitments to long term prepping can be easily determined by the length of time their current supplies would last them starting today. For example a variety of good foods, ingredients to prepare these foods, needed hygiene supplies and generally all the items you personally will need to exist in the fashion you would wish to. We fully understand (and hope you do) there is so much more to surviving than guns and training. In any serious crisis event there is the hour by hour, day by day living which must be fully addressed.
All the above also requires a usable and dependable location which is not in a suburb or is a grid dependent. This location must be able to provide good all season shelter, pure water and all the basics a person needs in place beforehand. It is to late to be addressing these requirements when the emergency arises. Ever notice that so many can “talk the talk” but so few can “walk the walk”. So along those lines we are trying to join with other long term preppers or invite them to join with us. We believe long term preppers are seasoned and savvy enough to get the drift here and figure out there is much more to this and us than what is being posted. There is no real need to go into any further explanations in this posting other than to say just drop us a line.

 Posted by at 10:34 pm
May 102014
 

I’ve not been on this site for very long, yet have noticed there are not many postings from some of the lower population areas out west. Probably because there are less people there but certain low population regions are where the preppers live or have moved to as part of their prepping strategies. So it is to some of those lower population strategy preppers I am reaching out to.

The specific areas which I am making reference to are from Central/Eastern Washington State over through Idaho State and going into Montana State a bit. Sort of just East of the Cascades and West of the Continental Divide. Mostly called the “Redoubt” by Rawles.

There are a few of us long term preppers up here who have met and for some time now have gotten organized together. We fully understand there is so much more to surviving than guns and training. There is the hour by hour, day by day living which must be fully addressed. So along those lines we are trying to join with other long term preppers or invite them to join with us. We believe long term preppers are seasoned and savvy enough to get the drift here and figure out there is much more to this and us than what is being posted. There is no real need to go into any further explanations in this posting other than to say just drop me a line at my email address below.

There is no harm in inquiring and it might just be what you still need to balance out one of the most difficult parts of long term prepping.

Contact: tommy [at] zoho [dot] com

 Posted by at 5:49 am
Apr 162014
 

I’ve not been on this site for very long, yet have noticed there are not many postings from some of the lower population areas. Probably because there are less people there but certain low population regions are where the preppers live or have moved to as part of their prepping strategies. So it is to some of those lower population strategy preppers I am reaching out to.

The specific areas which I am making reference to are from Central/Eastern Washington State over through Idaho State and going into Montana State a bit. Sort of just East of the Cascades  and West of the Continental Divide.

There are a few of us long term preppers up here who have met and for some time now have gotten organized together. We are trying to join with other long term preppers or invite them to join with us. We believe long term preppers are seasoned and savvy enough to get the drift here and figure out there is more to this than what is being posted. There is no real need to go into any further explanation other than to say just drop me a line at my email address below.

There is no harm in inquiring and it might just be what you still need to balance out one of the  most difficult parts of long term prepping.

Contact: tommy [at] zoho [dot] com

 Posted by at 12:06 pm
Apr 012014
 

Greetings,

As the title reads, we are a Christian family (3 plus one dog) considering to relocate to a friendlier community and wanted to see what’s out there. Have been prepping for a couple years now and TRYING to open our neighbors eyes to strengthen our area only to no avail.  In a SHTF sitch eventually we would be overrun or have to BO.   Since we are considered preppers, it’s only logical that we consider our options.

A little info on us.  Mid forties, strong back, jack of all trade helper.  Have supplies, tools, personal security supplies and common sense.  Will provide more information upon request and sharing yourself.

Considering Idaho, Montana, Utah and ?

Strength in numbers and knowledge prevail.

 Posted by at 10:29 pm
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

Jan 172014
 

My daughter and our dog are looking to reestablish ourselves. We presently live in Livingston,Montana. We live in our 16×7 foot travel trailer and would like to move it to private property where we can begin to build our prepper property. We would like to be near like minded people. We  are open to other options. We would like to eventually build a solid earth bermed structure, with a bit more space then we have now.

Would like to have more face to face with real humans.

 

Dec 302013
 

Hi, I’m a transplant from the midwest to the Spokane area and I’m looking for fellow family friendly Christians that would be interested in purchasing land together in Northern Idaho or Northeast Washington. Say ten acres or so that we could divide, or more if it’s several families, with a mind toward homesteading it. I have an aversion to debt so I’m not looking do any immediate big projects on the land, but slowly work toward cultivating and establishing a homestead bit by bit. It would be nice to have people with the same values to trade advice, help, and labor back and forth – extra hands for each others projects. At worst I think of it as a haven for the crash ahead, at best a goal toward a happier, less grid reliant lifestyle. Contact me if you you’re interested or if you have something like this going on I could join, we can meet for coffee or something.

 

p.s. – It doesn’t matter to me if you’re Lutheran, Mormon, Messianic, etc… as long as you’re a Christian faith based family. My extended family runs the gammit, but are strong in faith and it makes for interesting theological discussions at Thanksgiving haha.

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 182013
 

Hi there,

I’m posting this message here in hope of finding other people or an existing group of people or to find others to create a group of likeminded people here in Utah. I know there are a lot of people out there that feel the same as I do. That there is a possibility that in the near future for whatever the reason things are going to get tuff. When that happens if you haven’t prepared for it, you’re going to regret it and wished you had.

They say there is safety in numbers, but living in a city with lots of people living all around me doesn’t make me feel very safe. So my goal is to locate a place to move too, with a few friends around me that I know and can trust, share the burden with and survive the hard time that might be before us. I don’t want to move way out in the middle of nowhere and live off the grid. Just a  place away from the bigger cities, but maybe a few miles outside of a small town where you still would have utility services and year round access to your place.

I envision this location something like this, it could have up to 100 acres of land with plenty of timber on it. It would be nice if there was a creek running thru it and a few wells. Each family would have their own place and area, but as a group we would all share the work. I know I personally don’t want to do a large garden, grow a few grain crops, and raise cows, pigs, sheep, rabbits, chickens and goats all by myself. Plus do all the work of preserving all that food. Just makes sense to me to have a few friends around me to share it with. Then there is the burden of keeping all this for your own personal use and not letting other just taking it from you.

Well if any of this sounds good to you or already have this, let’s talk soon

Dec 062013
 

To all preparers out in west central part of Idaho.hello like to meet up with you. We have been prepping for 6 yrs. and have supplies on large and small scale.would like to hear and meet with you, and talk over things. I am in the mechanical field and retired.

Nov 012013
 

I’m within the Idaho Falls area. I’m looking for people or groups in the area currently.. and already prepping. I have a group of close friends, all of us have Military backgrounds. We have been scouting a bug out location in the surrounding mountain range. We are looking to add certain individuals to our group in the near future. I will post up skills we are looking for once we complete our current mission. When things are lined out, we will require people who are accepted to come join us at least 1 day on weekends. and get involved in tactical training, survival, and marksmanship. So, if you’re a current prepper in my area with some viable skills. just reply to this post. Introduce yourself, how many people in your family, ages.. give us an idea of what you can bring to the table.

thanks,

Ghost

 Posted by at 9:29 am
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 202013
 

Non-Mormon preppers looking for the same in a group. I am mid 40′s military trained with a host of skills. Wife is in her 30′s and 2 teenage sons. Lots of food, weapons and ammo, medical supplies ham radio solar panels etc.

Looking for a group we can connect with that is like minded maybe has a retreat location we can go in on or we can figure out a BOL. Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho.

I don’t want to put down too much information we can discuss later.

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

Apr 212013
 

We (me, hubby, 3 kids (18, 16, 7) and 2 dogs) have been living on the road, exploring this great country of ours in a 5th wheeler on and off for almost 7 years. We have decided it is now time to settle down as it is a bit difficult to store much in a camper.  We are in Boise for the week and then will be heading north to explore. We’d love to rent or purchase property in an area that has like-minded folks about, giving us the opportunity to plug into a network and community.

Hubby is a builder/master carpenter and we are hoping to find an area that he can find some work if possible, but it is not required.

Although we are from Michigan, Idaho has kept popping up on our radar for the last year and we are happy to finally be here and hope to find a new home. Any advice or suggestions on how to go about finding that community would really be appreciated.  Feel free to e-mail me at medpractice33 at gmail dot com.

Mar 182013
 

I am NOT a Calif native but my wife is. Norcal where we live is awesome but its run by socal so we are outta here by May 1st.

I am a lifelong prepper who started by enlisting in the US Marine Corps in 1980. As things sit this moment, we are prepared for the first year of total collapse.

Our target is south/west or south/central Idaho, we plan on renting or leasing for the first year til we find the property of our dreams.

The reason for my post is to ask you Natives for input on where the best places to look within an hour or 2 of Boise. Our interests are fishing, hunting, hiking, rockhounding/goldpanning, camping and gardening. Would like to be near likeminded folks. We are highly spiritual but non-religous.

Thanks for reading. If you have a response, please do so here or at

incredabudatlivedotcom

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 172013
 

Looking for preppers in the Boise,ID, area me and my girlfriend are relatively new to prepping would like to have people to email at first share ideas and maybe meet up email me if interested …waterdiver2 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Feb 122013
 

Currently living and working on Whidbey Island.

I have been prepping for a year,  currently have enough preps to last four month for my wife, two Children, and myself. The problem is: i don’t think this island will be a secure location, so don’t plan on riding it out here long term. We will have to bug out early.

I am skilled in metal fabricating, hunting, fishing, running a chainsaw, and wood working. I also have experience trapping, butchering, gardening, plumbing, as electrician, and working concrete. My wife’s main prepper skill is that she is a registered nurse. We would like to contribute our time and skills to any retreat group we joined.

If you have a group, or retreat location and are looking for new members. I would like to learn more.

Feb 112013
 

Me and my girlfriend are new to prepping we just started getting things together we are looking for people in the Boise area to email at first then maybe meet up if all works out and share info and ideas etc. I’m 44 and she is 36 it dosent matter on ur age as long as we have the same things in common if ur interested in making new prepper friends plz feel free to email me at waterdiver2 [at] hotmail [dot] com ty

Jan 312013
 

My wife and I have a consignment/gun & pawn store serving northern Utah and southern Idaho. For the past few years we have been prepping, and would like to turn our store into a preppers supply store, but its not in our budget. Therefore If you are a prepper in this area and would like to get in on the first All Prepper Supply store in cache valley. We have the store, but need a partner who can help with the inventory. Thanks

Dec 242012
 

We are a Christian family of four currently in Texas. My wife and I are in our mid thirties and well-educated. We have 2 girls (9-homeschooled & 19-college). We are looking to relocate and begin homesteading in northern Idaho area within the next 6-12 months (we are flexible). We have been truly prepping for only a short time, but have been educating ourselves and gaining some skills for several years. I am prior military and currently work in the oil industry. My hobby has been learning about sustainable food sources such as aquaponics as well as alternative energy sources. I also have a great deal of general construction experience.

We are seeking at least one other Christian family with similar goals and values to partner with and share resources. Identified land can be subdivided for ease of purchase and division of ownership with the goal of working together as a community. Ideally, we would identify a property with sufficient acreage, homes, lots of trees, live water source(s), barn, and other existing resources; however, these things can be added to the right land, if necessary. We are particularly interested in eventually being off grid and self-sufficient, although we know this is a journey and will take time.

We will initially bring at least 1-2 years food and supplies. Weapons and ammo in sufficient quantity (common calibers: 22lr, 223, 9mm, 12g). Large library of how-to and reference books, and tools.

We are not experts at this and are more interested in Christian families that are truly committed and willing to work along side us to build a community. Although we don’t know what the future holds, we are concerned about our government’s inability to live within its means. You can only print money so long before severe consequences kick in. Our main focus is not looking for the sky to fall, but rather to be self-sufficient and prepared.

If you are interested, please PM me or email me at jdriver1122 (at) yahoo dot com

Nov 102012
 

Not being rude, but as I others here that run a group will attest.  We receive tons of applicants, most comprise of arm chair Preppers.  Youtube will not make you a better prepper, it does contain information you can use to learn but one MUST practice said skills  To truly know them.

We do not try to be mean or rude, but we must help ourselves, our families, our group to weed out applicants that don’t meet a very strict guideline.   We are not trying to just have a group of people that kinda have skills and are able to do a few things.

Rather a family of sorts, you need to know exactly what each and every person in this family is a capable of in skills, work ethics, mental prepardness, ect.   Like a sports team or military unit, how ever you want to view it we must trust in that the ones to our left, right, front or back can and ARE truly ready.

So again I am here ready and willing to weed out a hundred emails to find you, who ever you may be.  One that knows what they can do, will admit what they can’t.  Strives to better them selfs and others.  Works hard, works as one.  Understands what it takes to be prepared.

i run this group in south idaho.  the Bol is 2 hours from the boise area to help give applicants an idea if they fall within a reasonable distance of travel to apply.  Other details will not be given in emails, so please do not ask to know the address to see it.  It does not have one,  and i will not give you GPS.

email me at prepidaho [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Nov 052012
 

Hi..I’m new to this kind of site.We are from south centeral Idaho,been here all our lives.Our home is on one acre, 3 miles from a fairly small town.Raise a garden every year and grow our own meat and have chickens.My husband and I just turned 60. We have much life experience and many skills.Some of which include welding,gardening,animal husbandry,canning,sewing,hunting,etc..My husband spent 30 days on a “survival” in the early 70′s in the Bolder/White Clouds area, where he lived off the land, with very little gear..we’re talking “survivor man” style.Given that was a long while ago but those kinds of skills are not easily forgotten. We are avid campers and have been for years, most of which have been “roughing it” camping and have only in the last 5 years broke down and purchased a 19 ft. travel trailer.Our 2 youngest children were born at home with my Husband delivering them. We’ve only been really prepping for a  little over a year, but have accomplished some of the goals we had.We have laid in a years food storage and 300 gal. of water along with more ammo and a water purification system (the 2 bucket kind), extra gas and propane bottles full.I wanted to have a wood stove and sand point well with a hand pump in by now but it didn’t work out quite that way..yet…If TEOTWAWKI doesn’t come in Dec. as predicted I will have them in the spring!!! and more firewood to go with it.

We have our BOBs ready and can be loaded and ready to roll with 6 weeks worth of food,30 gal. of water,2 riles and ammo in under 1o minuets. (We have had a couple of “drills” to practice.) We own 2  4wheel drive vehicles , a chevy silverado 3 door pick-up and a jeep grand cherokee. We are looking for others in our surrounding area who are like minded and also looking for others a bit further away who would be interested in forming some sort  of alternate bug out location..in case we have to abandon our home location. The more remote the better. contact me @ mt [dot] manmama [at] yahoo [dot] com

Nov 032012
 

We are a Christian family of 6 living just outside of Sacramento, CA. We have 3 hard working teenage boys (16-22) and 1 daughter age 13. We’ve been preparing over the last couple years both in knowledge and in supplies. We’d like to establish a piece of property and become self reliant.

We’re looking for another family to help us purchase a retreat property in northern Idaho.  We’d like to partner up with a like-minded family who can split the cost of the property and work-load. We’re keeping our options open on what type of property to buy and where. We will most likely buy a property either with a home on it and then build another cabin or two. Or we will build a few living quarters on raw land.

Please contact us if you are interested in working together. PM me and we’ll exchange contact info.

Sep 042012
 

We are trying to reach others in the general area to talk with and meet.  We are also looking for others that may be looking for a retreat to join in the time of need.  I have a plot of land with room for plenty more like minded friends.  Two members within my group will be living on site and I am on site most weekends and when I have vacation time.

The details on the location ect will only be given out in person and only after we have built trust in each other.  I will say it is very large over 500 acres, backed up to another 500+ acres of state land.  In a nice cozy location that my family has farmed for 80 years chemical free.

What we need from, you.  I will include my info as well.

first name (last name not needed I just like to know who I’m talking with.) Ryan.

skills that you provide to a community. Farming, first aid, survival living, military training.

How long have you been prepping now. Last three years mostly.

married, kids.  Yes, two

do you have food for your family for 3 months, 6 months, 1 year. We have 1 year, plus a little extra.

water. Same as above.  200 gal in 12 oz bottles for ease and carry. 550 gal in plastic drums for cooking drinking.  4 wells on site, hand pumps and solar motors.  River as well.

Own guns? General amount of ammo, do you reload.  Yes, all kinds. Around 7 at this time. 12k in 4 standard calibers. I do reload a lot and own equipment to do so.

Experience with firearms, hunting, fishing, farming. Guns, a lot, hunting fair, fishing some, farming a lot.

any additional information you would like to share if any.  In my 20s, fun guy.  Easy to get along with and can’t wait to hear from others.

Please send to Prepidaho(at)yahoo(dot)com

Aug 232012
 

Hey everyone! Been personally prepped for some time, but long term storage is limited due to current finacial and physical space limitations. Soo..I have only been able to store limited food and equipment and would like to explore the possibly of joining a group so that i may increase my ability to both survive and become a valued member of that orginization. Currently live full time in a RV (Hence lack of storage space) but am planning on investing in land as i am able, hopefully before the stuff hits the fan. Am expanding my abilities to include selfsufficient gardening, food prep and storage, and furthering my knowledge of animal husbandry. Current knowledge include small unit tactical, ham radio, mechanics, electrical, construction and building maintenance (all systems). Any responses will be considered but I too am seeking quality people so any invites should be considered conditional.

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