I’m near Central Illinois, and I’m looking to join a group for a major SHTF situation. I would love to leave this horrible state, but unfortunately I am stuck in the area indefinitely for at least the next 5 years. In short, I’m not so sure our delicate society has that much time left, but I pray I am wrong. I believe we are on the brink of a major financial collapse, and I want to have a group of people I can count on for when it happens to maintain a self-sustaining BOL where we can produce everything we need to survive. In the event of a major disaster, I would have to bug-out with my wife. She is also in her 20s. We are Christians, and serious about our faiths.
What can I offer? I’m a medical (M.D.) student, and that background will be very helpful to a small group or self-sustaining rural community in a post-SHTF world where there are no physicians available. I’m also extremely hard-working, and working hard now to develop as many other skills as I can to be useful, however, I imagine at this point and for the immediate future, my most valuable asset will be my medical background. I also have a firearm, and know how to use it for basic self-defense purposes.
I’m a total newbie when it comes to prepping. I’m trying to consume as much information and knowledge as I can, but I would like to start networking now with a group of serious people in my area, or even as far away as central/western Indiana. First with correspondence via e-mail, then after we get a little more comfortable, perhaps a meet-up. Due to my busy schedule, I do not want to waste my time with people who are not very serious about preparing.
I am not an anarchist or anti-government, and I will not do anything illegal nor be involved with people who do. I am talking very specifically about preparing for a society with no functional government, not battling the government itself.
I’m also looking to join a group, preferably not start one. The best situation would be a group with a BOL or with the resources to get one and start to build it up, which I would be willing to help with. I may be inexperienced, but I’m also a very private person, so I don’t discuss preps with others. Again, I’m only looking for serious people. We can talk via e-mail, and if you think I have something to offer, and vice versa, we can go from there. Anyway my e-mail is daxcalhoun (at) gmail (dot) (com).