Feb 172015

Goal: We wish to join an established group of like-minded individuals with an established retreat location in northern New Hampshire or Maine. We are new to Maine (less than 1 year) and have not had enough time to build a group or retreat location of our own.

Who we are: Family of four ages 49/49/15/14 in great health with no prescriptions or ailments. Socially and politically conservative Catholics.

What we bring:
>Skills: Head of Household (H/H) is a combat arms officer and veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan with experience setting up, defending (in depth) and operating expeditionary sites (FOBs) as well as operating in austere environments in all environments (mountain, desert, jungle). Some additional skills of note that the H/H has include: CCL/LTC Instructor (UT/IL/MA); NRA Basic Pistol and Home Firearm Safety Instructor; 20+ years of experience instructing military personnel (foreign and domestic), in offensive and defensive individual tasks and collective tasks from fire team/squad operations through company/battalion operations. All family members have demonstrated proficiency in the following minimum mandatory skills: Medical (CPR (adult/child/infant)), basic first aid); Firearms use and maintenance; Food gathering & prep (cooking and gardening); Construction (basic carpentry); Auto/Light-Truck Repair (basic user level maintenance); Small Unit Tactics; Combatives; Orienteering. A complete list of skills with proficiency levels by individual can be provided.

>Gear: All family members are equipped with a standardized basic battery of firearms (carbine/pistol/shotgun), PPE (vest/helmet/mask), individual communications (both GMRS and FRS) with an additional complement (in depth and breadth) of both enhanced and redundant tactical equipment/gear as well as wireless/hard wire communications equipment.

>Provisions: 12+ months for four adults and same quantity in stores of other expendables.

Contact: If interested in having our capable and energized family join your established group at your established retreat location, please PM me

Jan 032015

Here is my post at the Intentional Community website :
Listing created on: November 3, 2012
Western ME Homestead/Prepper Group
(Franklin County, Maine, United States)

Status: Forming
Formed: 2008
Visitors accepted: Yes
Open to new Members: Yes
Franklin County, Maine, 04982
United States
Visitors accepted: Yes
email me, we’ll chat & maybe speak on the phone
Membership Process
Open to new Members: Yes
fit in w/the vision
Mission Statement:
create sustainable group
Community Description:
Have 100+ acres of hardwood & rocks, w/plenty of water – supremely defensible – need partners to develop. Beautiful rural area, some farms/tiny villages surrounded by thousands and thousands of acres of public access forest.
20 mi.s from tiny resortish village for odds & ends of employment – ski areas for one thing.
15 mi. from a very greeny/hippy small college town that is the county seat, has all sorts of Ag. Stores & a farmer’s market as well as a decent hospital.
I have an excavator, and a farm tractor w/a loader, will be buying a dumptruck soon to begin developing the land into a defensible farm retreat.
Also have bandsaw mill, woodsplitter, all construction tools & equipment – generators, etc., etc… 30 yrs. as a carpenter/builder/developer before becoming a realtor .
Meanwhile continuing to develop present 6 acre mini-farm 1/2 hr. away for gardening & animals until big project is more under way.
At this point there are others who are interested, and I have placed 2 big travel trailers on the land . One to be enclosed in a solar double garage for temporary housing for myself . Your temporary housing would be welcome if you are in sync w/me.
No offense but please don’t contact me unless you are seriously considering a move to a group in a safer place, and please understand that my project is not developed, and will require a lot of physical work, but also – you will be on the ground floor, so to speak.
Thank you, and good luck to you all in this New Year .

Apr 242014

My family and I have 30+ acres in Waldo County, Maine. Ultimately, we are going to move there, but we still have some obligations in Southcoast MA (aging parent, income tied to MA for the time being) keeping us here for a short while longer. However, We have a cabin built, and are using permaculture principals to design long term food sustainability. I don’t know how much time there is before things get really bad, but we would like to network with others in the area, and hopefully get some group prepping efforts going.

I am an herbalist, focusing on herbs for a post-collapse world, with some midwifery training. My husband is a beekeeper and working towards becoming a krav maga instructor. We homeschool our kids, enjoy shooting, gardening, and homebrewing. Hoping to meet some prepper families close to us in Maine. If there are any in MA, especially in eastern MA, I’d welcome the contact as well. Thanks!

Mar 282013

Hi I,m thinking about starting some prepping for myself. I’m in so me area and want to move way up north where it’s cheaper to buy some land one or two acres. can anyone out there lead me in the right direction?? I’m looking for a mobile on its own land with a possible rent to own option.  Thanks

Feb 192013

We are going to be hosting an emergency preparedness expo near Hagerstown, MD, August 17-18, 2013.   Our goal is to bring vendors/exhibitors from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.  Details can be found on our website, which should be online by the end of the week. I will post the web address at that time. In the meantime, feel free to contact us at beprepared2013 [at] yahoo [dot] com.  Our goal is to provide an educational venue on the East Coast similar to what is provided in Nashville, Denver, Arlington, TX, and other western and central US cities. Please spread the word.

Jan 082013

I have 50 acres of isolated land in central ME, just south of Moosehead Lake. I am 21 and will be graduating college with a degree in Mechanical/Aerospace engineering in May. I have no money (yet) but unbelievable determination to create a fully self-sufficient off-grid paradise on my land. I have been thinking about lending land to serious preppers, allowing them to pursue their dreams without paying for the land. The only thing I ask is to fully welcome my family and I during a time of crisis, essentially creating a bug-out location for my family while pursuing your own plans. As soon as I have the money to do so I plan on moving there and investing the time and money into stockpiling and homesteading, but I am afraid that I may not have enough time before shit hits the fan. Please email me if you are interested and we can discuss details further.

noofis378 at aol dot com

Jan 052013

Hello we are a group in augusta maine i would enjoy if you would come check out the page and ask questions and like so we can have people to communicate with G&G Survival.