Hi! I just moved to South Bend this week. I will only be here for a year as I am attending graduate school at ND. I’ve been seeing all the internet rumors about SHTF this september or so. A lot of it seems kind of far out, however I do believe the economy will crash soon or there will be some big war as my spidey senses have been tingling. Idk but it is definitely a good idea to be prepared for whatever calamities lie ahead. Problem is, I’m a college student living in on campus. Can any seasoned preppers give me some tips?
Are you just about ready to make THE move once you find your perfect prepper homestead community?
THIS could be the place you’d love to live even if the world never collapses … but if it does, life here will still be wonderful. It is just so much simpler to thrive (not just survive) in the gorgeous North GA mountains.
We would love to share our beautiful, peaceful 176 Acres of pristine hardwood forest, pastures, and abundant spring creeks with a few pleasant, like-minded, well-prepped Christian conservatives who will love living here as much as we do… and who will cheerfully pull together to thrive through whatever comes.
Will be selling only a few tracts for each person/couple to have their own private homestead of several acres, with lots of space for their gardens, animals, etc. The majority of the land will remain natural for enjoying common gardens, orchards, hydro-projects, ponds, never-ending pure spring water, firewood, deer and turkey … and forest trails for hiking, horses, and just relaxing. Also very open to ideas like ‘cohousing’ and other innovations; it’s a big property.
BUT… Just what makes is THIS land a “Perfect Prepper Paradise”? (aside from us nice folks, of course ) Glad you asked!
Perfect Climate: Our local mountain ranges create a wonderful micro-climate around us… four lovely seasons, and our moderate summers and winters are even milder than the counties just above and below us. No humidity and no need for air conditioning with a good design. I (Rebecca) designed my mostly glass passive solar home (heated only by the sun and my wood stove) and have not needed AC in 20 years! Our growing season is very long (Planting Zone 7) with plenty of rainfall and lots of sunshine. Lush green everywhere!
Perfect Location: Ellijay (in Gilmer County) is a truly beautiful and sparsely-populated agricultural community in the gorgeous, green mountains of the Chattahoochee National Forest, about 40 miles south of the GA-TN-NC border.
Our ranch is off the beaten track near the end of a quiet dead-end road where you can vanish into your own private world. Extremely peaceful, private yet convenient location… quiet and secluded, but not dangerously remote. Truly God’s country.
We’re about 14 miles from the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail and 8 country miles to Ellijay, a very friendly small mountain town with mostly like-minded conservative, self-sufficient and welcoming people. Three clean mountain rivers wind through the County; great for tubing, kayaking and trout fishing.
It’s a wonderful place to live and enjoy while life is “normal” and a very safe place to be if everything collapses. (Think “Mayberry” in the mountains with a strong Constitutional Sheriff!) Small family farms are abundant: apple orchards, vineyards, organic grass-fed beef, chickens, etc. Our neighboring family farm (4 generations) raises delicious grass-fed, hormone-free meat animals.
Perfect Land: All the features you could want on one gorgeous piece of land! This 176 Acres is blessed with ALL SOUTHERN Exposure, rich brown ORGANIC soil, and abundant gravity SPRING WATER… perfect for gardens, greenhouse, pasture, and Solar-designed homes!
Numerous pure drinkable, never-ending mountain springs, creeks and pond sites run through the land (we own to the watershed at the ridgeline!). Plenty of drop for ponds, hydro-power, even fun projects like waterwheels.
The ridgeline runs along our North property line for great protection, which means ALL of the land faces south. Several acres are already in pasture and open for gardens, orchards, etc. The majestic old-growth forest with huge mature hardwoods, laurels, ferns and abundant wildlife is a serene sanctuary and provides great hunting (deer & big turkey).
Because of the mountains surrounding our dead-end horseshoe valley, this location provides a lot of natural security, so we don’t have to be highly “militarized” (although security, military and gun skills are highly valued and needed). But the very best security is living in the right place… and being prepared for anything. We can even shut off the only dead-end road coming into our mountain-surrounded valley if necessary! The few neighbors living on our short road are assets; have their own provisions and would pull together for protection.
Most of the acreage is level and rolling up to high level plateaus with great mountain views! The pastures are at 1750’ and the highest peak on the property is 2100’. Excellent cell phone and high-speed internet coverage; cable available if you want it.
Perfect Homestead Tracts: Perfect because you’ll help design the perfect homestead YOU want, situated around the large natural areas set aside for common use. Minimal sensible covenants will protect your investment, but not run your life. I’ll work with each individual/couple to determine what area and how much land they want to buy for their homestead and then customize their tract to meet their desires. Whether smaller or very large acreage, there are so many great choices here. Obviously, the earlier folks will get the widest choices. Prices depend on the size and features of your tract, the terms, etc. All land is slightly different, so we’ll work out each case individually.
Us NOT-So-Perfect (but pretty darn nice) Folks: We’re mature (at least most of the time 😉 ) friends, two separate singles and a couple so far, who have been prepping for varying lengths of time. TEOTWAWKI can occur for any number of reasons, so we’re preparing for most anything and need a few more solid preppers with the skills to round out our community.
So far, we include a nurse, massage therapists, and many skills including beekeeping, canning and preserving, solar home designer, site planner, Master Gardener and Naturalist, general carpentry and repair, and experienced homesteading with livestock on this land. We’re steady in a crisis, determined hard workers, easy-going, and love to laugh! Good sense of humor and a creative, cooperative attitude are required!
In addition to working together on common or individual homestead projects and for mutual security, we want the solid foundation of a community built on good-natured, reliable, supportive friendships. Really get to know and like each other, quirks and all, by making the time to get together for cook-outs, games, music or whatever is fun!
Solid, caring friendships can be the glue that gets us through the rough times. Although we’re all strong, independent personalities, it is paramount to have a compatibility of attitudes, faith, ideas and goals so we’re all pulling in the same direction when it matters most, with the least amount of friction. We’ll discuss compatibility as we talk individually.
I have lived on this land for most of my adult life and hung onto it through thick and thin “for just such a time as this.” Been prepping since 2005 (lived here since the ’80’s) and have already been living a very simple life here for many years. I could go off-grid with a bit more time and effort; that’s the goal.
Over the years, I designed my passive solar home; built a pond off one of the springs; have a gusher of a well, plus back-up gravity water from another pure spring high up the mountain; cleared and fenced the pastures (have horses and a llama). You can do that too! The others have moved nice travel trailers here to stay in until they build their homes. Each person will have at least a year’s full preps stored away as quickly as possible (meaning soon).
Perfect Time: Lately, it seems that the world is rushing even faster to compete for which disaster will be the first to hit the fan. You’ve been thinking, planning, looking. NOW is the time to act. Time is short, so if you are interested, please contact me very soon to discuss all the great possibilities.
Send me a PM here or email at: MtnsofGa [ at ] gmail [dot] com. I look forward to talking with you soon!
Rebecca (BTW… Did I mention “Paradise”?? )
Landscaping work and a place to stay at our camp for right match. We are a Christian Family looking for like minded Christian Family to help us work our land and have a sustainable farm. We are not anti government….just want to be self reliant for upcoming hard times. We have a landscaping business and have a small farm. There is a place for your RV here or you may be able to use ours.
Email chardamos three six seven @ gmail.com
Hi, My name is Renee. I am a 24 female nursing student. I live in Louisiana.I have 2 sons. I am new to prepping and knowing that anything can happen is what helped me decide to start prepping. So, like any parent I would like to have a safe place for my family just in case SHTF.
I am looking to start a prepping group/community. I would like to have a large mixed group of open minded people from all walks of life. Your race, age, religion, material status, family size or where you live will not matter. As long as you can offer a skill or two you will be welcome. and for those who don’t have skills you must be willing to learn. I would require a background check from your local sheriffs office, I’m not trying to get all in your business. I’m just trying to make sure everyone would be safe. If you would like to explain anything you will get a chance to do so.
I would like to buy some land to build a bug out community. i am currently designing an above ground community and an underground retreat. I have started looking at some land in the Midwest states. I figured that would be the safest place in any SHTF scenario. I do like the land in Missouri.
If you are looking to join and you have land and you would like it to be used let me know.
I know most people don’t want a large group for various reasons. I figure we are all adults and are we are all trying to do the same thing ( have a safe place). so why not work together. It would hurt to have a lot of skills in one group. Plus if we did have to go underground we would need a lot of different people for social reasons.
So if you are interested in this, email me at ladavianw [at] icloud [dot] com
Hello everyone! First off, thanks for such a wonderful website, you guys have so many excellent resources here, and I’ve read nothing but great things from all of your members here.
So, down to business, we are a group of families, 5 in total, that are looking for like-minded preppers in the Western Wisconsin area. Our largest city nearest us is Lacrosse, but we are not in the same county. Our ages range pretty much from late 20’s to mid 40’s and we have varied levels of prepping skills. Myself, I have been prepping for about 16 years now due to my experiences living in other countries and experiencing disasters there. Several of our families are currently serving military, with their members having multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have lots of experience in security, patrolling, survival living, first aid and canning. We have multiple medium size acreage locations that we own and can switch between each if we need to. All of us also have children, all on the younger side of things, ranging from newborn to about 9 years old. We are looking for people who understand the trials, tribulations, and joys that having children entails, since they will be with us no matter what! So anyone considering this, please take this aspect into consideration as well.
So… What we are NOT looking for. ..
1) drug users, We dont “420”, and since we are mostly military, Im sure you can understand our point of view, we cant use it, and cant be around it. So as a base rule, if thats your thing, we probably wont see eye to eye.
2) criminal element or background. We understand everyone screws up in life, and must be held accountable, but if you are a child molester, pedophile, or have a violent criminal history, Im pretty sure we arent going to be compatible. Harsh? Sure, but Im talking the safety of my family here, its first and foremost my base criteria.
3) Extremist. This can range from religious, to governmental. If your friends say you have a tin-foil hat issue, or you start talking about UFO’s coming down to abduct people because “night time is the right time” we probably arent going to get along. Just being honest here.
4) Drama… save it for someone else, not our thing. Dont think I need to go into detail here.
SO… What we are looking for…..
1) people who understand what it takes to be self-sufficient and arent afraid to pitch in when it is needed to accomplish a certain goal
2) People who understand that there will be safety in numbers, but those numbers have to be able to get along, if they cant do that, it wont work
3) Folks with experience in farming, sustainable living, beekeeping, solar power, mechanical engineering, home schooling and HF communication. Im sure that sounds like a pretty extensive list, and yea, its pretty emcompassing, but its the primary areas where we are weak, so it only makes sense to add those factors into our group.
4) Families are preferred, but we are willing to accept single folks with the understanding that if the time comes that this is truly needed, we expect you to do your fair share of chores along with the rest of us. We dont care if you are male or female, as we dont see that as a hinderance or help either way, its the person and the skillset that matters to us.
5) Normal, well grounded folks, with imagination. Because if the time comes, theres a possibility we may be with out power, or running water, so folks who are able to see this for what it is, accept it, and be able to brainstorm to come up with positive solutions, well those are the people we are looking for. Folks who think outside of the box instead of inside it.
As a group, we all hunt, fish, camp and enjoy outdoors activities. So we are able to incorporate that mindset into our preps. We also are all firearms enthusiasts, and have various levels of experience with all aspects of firearms from defensive pistol, long range rifle, to state certified CCW Instructors. Obviously we are more than willing to teach each and every person everything we know, to make all of us more proficient, we only ask that you teach us everything you know so it helps us all out. We all have been prepping for various years, from 16 like myself, to 3 years with the lastest addition to our group, so while we know our little piece of the pie, we dont know it all, so thats why we want to network with others and possibly even add a few more families to our group.
A few other details about us, none of us are regular church going familys, we are all spiritual in our own ways, and have our own beliefs, we only ask that you respect that aspect of all of us, and we will respect your spiritual beliefs as well. We have law enforcement, nursing, soldiers, and outdoorsmen/women in our group, and we all get along because of a mutual respect for each others ability to bring something to the table, and each others ability to get along with others without the usual “catiness” you find with women, and “ego” you find with men. Its a unique situation because we all get along without the usual “issues” you find in some groups. Experts in one area know when to defer to experts in another, and we all set aside the egos to reach that goal. If this is something you and yours are looking for, then by all means, please contact us and lets start a dialogue with each other.
I can be reached at strmfeathr [at] yahoo [d0t] com and please, title any correspondence as “prepper family” so I know what it is regarding!
Til then, thanks for reading, and we all look forward to hearing from you folks soon!
I am looking for any preppers around the Huntington/ Ft.Wayne area to talk to and share idea’s
Just a little about us; I am a 53 year old man with wife and 20 year old son.
Like ALL of you, we are looking for local preppers…
We live in Terre Haute, Indiana and we have friends with a farm 160+/- acres to bug out too… with-in 20 miles of home…
We are really just beginners… general outdoorsmen… my other half is basically a self trained apothecary, herbalist, wild crafter, grower…
We are going to be building a wood gas generator this spring to run a truck on plus several other uses…
Might want to meet for coffee and talk some morning at the coffee cup resturant on lafayette ave.
send your thoughts to — top cash at yahoo dot com
this is my first post in here. i am looking to connect with other prepper/survivalists in the indiana/ illinois area. hope to hear from you all soon.
wife,husband and 15yo daughter.im a new prepper.would like to find like minded for when the shtf
Family just moved here looking for like minded people.
I am in Southeastern Ohio and I am new on here. Looking to meet like-minded people.
Basically I have a general knowledge in a lot of survival/prepping skill sets. I also offer a good deal of knowledge on construction, farming, hunting, fishing, trapping and maintenance. I am wanting to start my own group here on Ohio.
I have been reading and researching different groups and also different survival communities.
Looking to meet new people and form new friendships. Basically looking to network with others and other groups, exchanging ideas, beliefs, knowledge and setting up a communications network. Always looking for new members. Strength is in numbers we all know that. These way its going in the world today….who knows when the SHTF is going to happen.
Contact me anytime
southeasternohioprepper at gmail dot com
Christian Group considering leasing “Bug Out” sites. The property is approximately 70 miles from Chicago in Northwest Indiana which is close enough to be able to get to yet far enough to get out of the turmoil of the city. The property is an old farmstead with house, barn, water well, pond, and area for gardens & livestock.
Contact me at dck5876 [at] gmail [dot] com for more information if interested.
Hi, I’m a young woman looking to learn different prepping skills from those more experienced nearby and also a farm to possibly work at over the summers ( with or without pay, I really like big animals like horses). I don’t have a lot of preps yet except for knowledge, check my profile for a detailed description or email me to chat.
know now that while I respect others’ beliefs and religions and am probably the definition of a non-racist person, you probably don’t want me in your group if the first thing you say about yourself as a prepper is that you’re christian. I like to believe in an afterlife and such but I’m just not really any specific religion.
chat with me at eclipseloves (dot) 055 (at) gmail (dot) com
Hey all. My group is looking to recruit prospective members with valuable skills to add to our group. We drill bi-weekly in SW Michigan. If you are interested, drop me a line at s dot Allen 19th at live dot com.
We are looking to start a Christian Midwest bug out group, with approx 30 families from Illinois,Indiana,Kentucky, and or Missouri.We must limit the individual campsites to seven family members. housing must not be permanent should someone present a problem down the road and is voted (off the island] camper or skid is fine. Each campsite will share work load as we will rotate by campsite. we plan to be self sufficient and off the grid location is off the path and game is plentiful unlike other bug out locations who do not want you their until it hits the fan. we encourage all members to show up often to ready your home and know your neighbors to build a good rapport. If this is your desire and plan to be part of a functional family for the long hall please respond a.s.a.p. thank you and May God Bless.
Hey Im Mallory I’m 21 and all the prepper groups ive found don’t do much prepping, id really like to learn more about guns / how to use them along with a few other skills. if there are any other preppers / groups in southern IN or around Louisville KY that wouldn’t mind teaching me a few things let me know – Mal
i live just out side the suburbs of browns burg Indiana and have a few family members and friends that know to bug out to my home encase of a shtf Senior with communications being down. Now my question is i don’t own any land but my house on two acres. If i had to bug out further i know id like to get close to a water source. but most of every thing is privately owned land. what is some of your thoughts about this where do you think would be close but secure?
Looking for a prepped group or a fellow peeper with military experience in the Michigan/Indiana area contact me if your interested at Jcsave18 [at] gmail [dot] com
Looking to join a group. We are a family of 5. Just moved to area.
I’ve seen a few people post on here for northern Indiana, but few are close enough to make it a viable option. Realistically, a team should be close enough to be convenient for all to meet in reasonable amount of time, typically less than half an hour. Anyone in or near Rochester, drop me a line.
i have seen a few preppers from this area would like to get all to come to a meet and greet to see if we can work with each other and poss form a group I have prepped for some time and now think it is time to start thinking about expanding to help others and to also learn from you we all have things to offer and we all could grow even you who are new have ideals that could help us all .
I would like to do drills of bugging in and out.
first add, camping out , hikes, security,hunting , foraging, growing food, coms, and all arias if prepping to many to list just come and have some fun and learn new things!
looking to form area group please send me a note.
I ask that you are able to meet 1-2 times a month.
send a pm to me with your ideal of rally points ,dates and times you would like to meet
unknown 1 out.
Throwing out feelers in and around Meade County (including our neighbors across the river in Indiana) for like minded families. My wife and I are 30-ish former military living in rural Meade County. We have been prepping since moving here 3 years ago and our emphasis is on homesteading and self sufficiency. We are Libertarian leaning and as such try very hard to to be nonjudgmental. That being said, our rural community seems to be less “A Country Boy Can Survive” and more “It’s Free, Swipe Your EBT”, which has come as a huge shock and let down to us. We’re feeling pretty isolated at the moment and would like to connect/network with others who share a preparedness mindset.
I’ve recently just begun prepping, and since i don’t know anyone else like-minded in real life, i’d really like to get to know some preppers on here and chat. I may even be looking into forming a group to prep together around my area, but you don’t have to live around me to message me.
I’m currently living in the western part of St. Joseph County with my wife and three kids. Been prepping for several years and I’m looking for likeminded and down to earth people to work with and build a prepper team/MAG.
Looking to meet on a regular basis to exchange skills and information. Also to build a relationship of mutual respect and consideration and preferably friendship – after all you have to like the people you team up with. Eventually, I’m hoping to build a group big enough to get discounts for supplies and possibly set up a retreat.
Because of obvious logistics issues, I would like to limit it to anyone within a 50 mile radius of South Bend if possible.
If you’re interested, reply with a description of what you’re looking for in a group and what you can bring to the team. Leave an email address so that I can reply. Once we talk, I’ll set-up a ‘dead-drop email’ for further communication.
New to the site but have been reading it for months. I come here via the link from Survival Blog and been a long time reader of that. I have decided it is time to develop relationships with those of like mind and would be interested in forming or coming into a group of such. I have spent the last 5 years prepping and all areas have been addressed. I am a seasoned nurse with new knowledge now in field medicine as I have taken 2-1 wk courses in the last year. My focus now is learning alternative and natural medicines that will come in handy when the pharmacies are closed. Please read my profile and if you can, comment with information that would help me achieve my goal in becoming an integral part of a well prepped group, I would appreciate that. Non smoker and non drinker here, conservative in my politics and beliefs.
tangibleassets [at] hushmail [dot] com
Environmental Health and Safety Engineer by trade, I’m well informed and educated and prepped. NOW I need to find groups in my area with which to work. Please contact me if you have further info. Talk soon…
Christian couple n early 30’s w two kids looking to start co-op in case stuff hits the fan. Gov haters radicals racists cultists etc need not apply. Hoping to form friendly co-op and alliances with like minded groups in area
Looking for like minded people in South Central Indiana. My family and I are in Brown County.
My wife and I recently moved to Mishawaka, In from Az. 12yrs of hell there for me, a Chicago native. Lookin for prepper minded friends to meet up, hang out, make a team even.
I am starting a prepper group in northern Indiana. I’m in the process of purchasing 860 acres and I’m wanting roughly about 27 people for this group. No criminals (rapist, child molesters, thieves, bank robbers, and so on) . I am married with 5 kids. That’s why I’m being very picky. This is not a racist group or total anti government group or waco texas. This is for preppers, beginners or hard core. The land has 150 tillable acres, 50 acres for bunkers, 600 acres woods. It has 3 streams running through it and 1 natural spring.
i am looking for like minded people in northwest indiana if there are any preppers interested in possibly starting a group feel free to email me at jeremyhancock18 [at] yahoo [dot] com
My wife and I are looking to expand our preparedness group with other skilled individuals here in the NW Ohio / NE Indiana area. We’re real down-to-earth people who see the potential for bad things on the horizon and we want to be in the company of other smart, skilled individuals.
For more details, contact me directly at RSOP (at) RadicalSurvivalism (dot) com
MVP Network will be holding its first preparedness meeting
Sunday November 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.
This meeting will be held at the Gander Mountain in Huber Heights Ohio.
The topic for the night will be the:
- Introduction to the Preparedness Life Style 101.
Everyone is invited. Admission is free. Please let us know if will be attending, so we will have enough materials available.
You can contact us by Ph. 937-681-6432
E-Mail: [email protected]
Join our Face Book Pg: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miami-Valley-Preparedness-Network/680335375323940
Hope to see you there
God Bless America & Long Live the Republic
If anyone in the state of Indiana is interested in hooking up with like minded people in the prepper community I have a great opportunity to get you involved or starting up a group in your area. I am looking for some good leaders in areas of the state where there are currently no groups. We offer training, equipment and peace of mind with strength in numbers. If you are currently looking to join an existing group or starting/leading one of your own in the state of Indiana please feel free to contact me at the below address and I would be glad to share more information on what we have going on. We are looking for some good people to lead who have survival skills and willing to share with others.
watchmantaz [at] hotmail [dot] com
looking for preppers near or around Fort Wayne, In