I’m looking for a group of families who want to prepare and prosper. What I mean by that is that is that I want to work on the kind of preparedness that improves life, getting us into breaking free of the rat race and to smell the roses, while at the same time raising our ability dramatically to be self-sufficient and prepare for tough times ahead.
Doing that means:
Storing food, growing food, hunting, raising some livestock.
Homeschooling our children which can be done fairly easy working together.
Learning how to use guns, getting power off the grid, and having or developing multi skills.
And quite a bit more…
I like to look at it as an adventure. We might as well. Worrying isn’t going to solve anything but make us sick and as long as you’re doing everything you know you need to be doing then you would only be harming yourself to continue worrying.
I would like to join together with a group of 10 or more (by more I mean a lot more if there’s interest if it’s feasible and doesn’t slow us down) families on a large plot of land that is far enough away from large populations but possibly close enough to eastern Mass (maybe 1 to 2 hours away) that I and others (ideally self-employed and or who have some flexibility) could continue to work part-time inspite of the long commute. While we work together as entrepreneurs to create enough distance businesses i.e. internet, shipping based businesses to eventually support a living for those commuting.
One of the basic ideas is to create a comunity that makes life extremely inexpensive and enjoyable to live in. We should strive as a community to take care of all our essential needs and work with other locals to increase our range of security and buffer and creates opportunities for trade and raising prepper awareness.
We need to stay involved in politics so that when most people start becoming part of the problem during breakdowns, we can be part of the solution. I find it hard to believe that the globalists would just leave us alone for very long should they be able to take control by being the ones offering all the solutions and mopping up the mess after a collapse.
Done right we could buy a plot of land from possibly (depending on our group size) enough acres to provide some woods for some fuel through proper management, open fields for growing, areas for greenhouses and common buildings for dining, recreation, school, excercise, spiritual center for any groups that want to use it for their particular meetings.
The cost for just the land if its a large enough amount would turn out to be fairly cheap per family (maybe 5 to 10 thousand apiece and we should have no problem arranging for finance plan for those who need to finance as long as downpayment is big enough). We can possibly create an s-corporation to arrange the ownership and set-up the rules together that we all have to agree to.
We should be striving to create more of a republic than a democracy the way the founding fathers of the Constitution wanted things. Therefore we need to form our rights and by-laws correctly from the beginning so that everyone who signs on knows what they are getting into. Changes thereafter should require at least a super majority of 80% or better to change something or remove someone for too many violations. Anyone who is removed for violating will just be agreeing to put up their share for sale for some determined fair value price that we will create a formula for at the outset.
So step one: Find each other that we can agree to a set of rules and see that we can get along.
Step two: Create task list and start looking for land and location.
So step three is where we need each others help to get things done right: We can each buy our own park model homes that we can eventually sell after we’ve created a our own self-sufficient nice homes to replace them. We will need to create septic systems, and energy systems, water supplies and a center.
The clocks ticking so we need to get meeting and get started. I have a nice spot in Beverly to hold those meetings and we can begin to create a task list and get the ball rolling. So contact me and I’ll get back to you quickly.
Even if we are just a few families we can get our own place at least just far enough to stay away from the cities that we can continue to commute and work on our tiny community goals of self sufficiency and that would be a big step while we consider a more serious bug out plan
Other thoughts :
We can plant orchards that can produce in a year. Produce honey and maple syrup for sugar. We can bake our own fresh bread and mill our own flour as well as many other naturally healthy foods at the center. We can welcome both men and women singles as well as families. A willingness to work a set number (possibly 5 hours per week) should be required. And for those people who do not have enough time to devote, we can have people who will do their share, but will want to be paid.
We should have possibly a set up with hydroelectric, wind and solar as well as back up gen and possibly geothermal systems. Trade cabins (wood-shop, pottery, bees, dairy, etc) gun range, horses and farm animals. Every house should be arranged to have it’s own small green house as well as large central greenhouses- including possibly if feasable a tropical greenhouse. We all pay equal shares, live on land full time or part time- your choice. Use a unique system of governing by breaking everyone into small groups and then have each group draw a name out of the hat to elect a rep for that group every 6 months. That person would represent the groups ideas make policies and handle disputes with the other appointed reps. The whole comunity would vote (using 80% rule) for major matters. All races and religions should be welcome. No one should be allowed to push their beliefs or solicit other members of the community other than by hanging a flyer at the center. All religions are encouraged and welcome to use the center or a room in the center to hold a weekly service. We need to appreciate diversity in beliefs and race and strive to respect everyone for having them, while joining together on a whole other level for food, education, shelter, recreation and survival. Yes –and we should build a nice indoor/outdoor swimming pool with tropical garden around it
You can contact me at bill [at] billgilmore [dot] net
PS. I’ve also had in mind an idea of creating with others interested families, very much in a similar way, a retreat where we stock supplies and set it up to serve two purposes. One being a place to hold monthly meetings to lay out to be used for when SHTF. And two the place could be used as a nice family get away that’s exciting and fun if it’s done right. But my first priority is to move the family so we can be together on a daily basis with like-mined folk build friendships and have fun. But you can mention if you’re one of those more interested in this other ” just in case” senerio. We can hold meetings for that too and see where we might be able to work together.