Hi I’ma new prepper and new to the area my name is Mike and have 5 years military experience. I’m hoping to find a group of preppers in my area.
My husband and I are looking to purchase a farm and equip it as self-sustaining. Thought Kentucky would be far enough away from DC and was concerned about the ability to farm in WV mountains. I supposed Maryland is a possibility ? concerned that you couldn’t get far enough away…
Pretty new to this but frightened enough about what I see going on that we have decided to invest in a “bug-out” location and equip it. Any suggestions as to locations where there are plenty of like minded folks ? Also would like to make a trip out there to look at properties and was hoping to correlate that with attending a preppers meeting in Kentucky or TN. are they posted anywhere ?
I have three young adult children, one in law school, one in college and one is a senior in highschool. I am 51 my husband is 56. Both of us have engineering degrees.
We currently live in the DC suburbs in a nice neighborhood within walking distance of a lot of not so nice neighborhoods. also if there are realtors or folks selling property on the blog we would be interested in that as well.
I believe in God but am not especially religious.
I live in Mt. Airy, MD. I am a husband and father. I want to keep my family safe in the event that TSHTF. I would like to get a group of like minded people together so we can lean on eachother when the time comes. I am a law enforcement officer, I have training in a lot of fields. Let me know if you’re interested.
Looking to meet others for prepping in southern maryland live in charles county.
I’m so happy to have found this group. I am completely new and completely ignorant to prepping. I need to learn everything from canning/food prep/storage all the way through to ham radio and weapons. I have started building a edc backpack that I carry everywhere with me. I’ve started storing water, although I know I don’t have a sufficient quantity. I have challenges in that I’m on a very tight budget and I also live in an apartment.
I’m looking for new preppers who’d like to talk and learn together, but I’m also interested in moderate to very experienced people who can help me and prevent me from trying to reinvent the wheel. I look forward to making connections.
Very honest and social skills and training. Arms, field,intelligence high, growing, electronics, hardware, mechanics, woodwork (carpentry), etc…willing to travel
Just been training for what is coming! But know we can only survive with each other even in todays standards!
Hello everyone. We are a husband and wife team that live in southern Maryland who are new to prepping. Been collecting information from books and internet sources but not sure where to start
I am new to prepping and was looking for individuals in Maryland to talk with about prepping. I am married and a mother to two and would like to talk to other younger families that are starting or who have been prepping to share ideas and advice.
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.
Looking to meet/talk with other likeminded preppers in delaware. Looking to learn/share knowledge for prepping. This invite goes out to all of delaware and also the eastern shore area of Maryland. Looking forward to hearing from ya’ll.
I have a group in Virginia and we are looking for members. We already have a several families involved but we are looking for more to fill our ranks. We are looking for members skills that are valuable. However if you are new to prepping our experienced members will be happy to help you. If you are interested in joining go to www.vapreppers.com or email jackhouston @ vapreppers .com if you go to the website please go to the how to join section. I hope to see some new applications soon!
I am a 42 year old professional male who is single and has no children. I would like to find a group that needs someone who can provide security. I have the capabilities of eliminating threats instantly from zero to 500 yards. I also have the abilities to access the air waves. I grew up on a farm and have been living in the city life for the last several decades, thus bringing me a wide range off experiences. Please contact me if need a team player for your group. I look forward to a long drawn out interview with you soon. Currently living in the Annapolis, MD area.
hello fellow preppers, i am looking for a group of people/families that are in the NOVA area and that want to meet up to practice mock bug outs and learn shelter building (bushcraft) and other types of aids that you will need in order to be a great prepper and a useful member in a team. I have been prepping for around one year now and want to put some skills to the test. Looking for a weekend getaway to test out gear and learn other skills.
I am looking for other prepper in Baltimore Country or near by that are looking to share ideals. I have a lot of information to share myself. My husband and my self have a lot of information that might help other preppers as well. Would like to hear from other like minded people.
I live in Baltimore County, Maryland and I am fairly new to this but I am dead serious about doing all I can do and learning all I can learn to be prepared for what we all know is coming! Looking for like minded, serious individuals! I’m not totally unprepared..I have read the books and watched the videos and have started but just to talk to others with a bit more experience and knowledge would be very helpful to me! Thanks for taking time to read this and I hope to hear from someone in the area soon!
Hello. I have just started prepping. I live in Baltimore MD and would really like to know if there is anyone else out there around me? I could use any advise! I’m on an extremely tight budget and I have children. Im not sure even were to start. I have just started storing food and water and minimal medical supplys. I look forward to and guidance offered. Thank you!
Husband and wife military camper firearm experience EMT
I am an experienced Prepper that has established two separate retreat situations. I am looking to form a new partnership with an individual/family/group that has OR is looking to establish an agriculturally self-sufficient remote farm that could benefit from intelligent, honest, industrious, Christian partners who are well-prepared with ample provisions, skills and training to be an asset to any group in an economic collapse.
Adults: 3 – Small Business Owner/ Entrepreneur(42), PhD Psychologist (42), Grandmother (71),
Children: Two Boys 10 & 8
Preps: 10+ month supply of storable food (Dehyrated, Freeze Dried, and Bulk Grains in Superpails), Water Filtration, non-hybrid seeds, defensive firearms, spare parts, ammunition, camping gear, canning jars, clothing, medical supplies, farming and gardening implements, hoop house, 150 cc 75mpg scooter, books, gold & silver in small denominations of recognizable hallmarks, etc. 24 ft fifth wheel camping trailer
Concerns: Grid-down economic collapse due to hyper-inflation/ collapse of the actuarially unstable $USD and/or the current global debt-based financial system
OR : Long great depression that leads to increased crime and social unrest in urban areas.
Ideal Situation: Relatively hidden agriculturally self-sufficient remote farm at least one tank of gas away from Washington, DC (We are currently located in Northern Virginia and would bug-out in the case of a collapse.
Potential Retreat: We know of a potential retreat property outside of Roanoke. Single family home that could support our group and another couple with 1-2 children. The property is on a private road at the end of another private road in a mostly agriculturally self-sufficient community. We can’t afford the property ourselves at this time but could partner with the right couple looking to create a retreat situation from scratch.
Survival Philosophy: James Rawls’ Patriots and the Survival Retreat Operations Manual
I’m looking for a preppers meet-up group in the Annapolis/Eastern Shore area. I’m serious about being prepared in any circumstance. I’m in the process of planning a survivalist retreat through a wilderness company. I target shoot regularly. I get space weather updates, and I read survival blogs, and “Emergency Management” magazine. I’ve also read numerous books on EMP’s, as well as survival books. I think knowledge is never wasted, and you can’t be too prepared.
this is not for couch preppers, we meet and camp/train often
Im new to the site and looking for people around the baltimore area. Im prior military with wilderness survival training and below radar ops.
Ive bEen prepping for about six months and am pretty far along. Figured I should start trying to find other like-minded people to meet up with. Please contact me if interested. I’m learning gardening and I’m pretty handy.
I’m looking to chat
I’ve been prepping by myself for over a year since my family and friends seem to think everything is just fine in the world today.
Being new to the group I hope I placed this in the right area.
Delmarva Survival Training will host a Meet-up entitled “Easy Food Storage on a Budget” This meet-up will be held on May 31, 2012 at 7 PM. Naturally like all our meet-up this one will be free of charge. Think for a moment….. Have you noticed the increase in cost relating to your normally weekly staple shopping at the grocery store? These prices are only going to escalate higher and higher with the increased cost of fuel. It takes truck loads of products around the nation to supply our supermarkets with food. In the event we experience a stoppage within this transportation chain for any reason what-so-ever than society tends to be disrupted and starts to disintegrate. If you have the foresight to store up on food and know the basic principles of food preservation you are essentially one step ahead of the game. Food costs will never again go down but only up and as such we should be preparing.
This scheduled meet-up will cover several topics relating to food storage and preservation and should prove to be an interesting and entertaining get together. Subjects which we intend to discuss include:
What kind of people stock up on food and what is their mindset
Nutritional requirements of emergency food supplies
Water bath canning principles
Pressure canning operations
Shelf life of stored foods
Purchasing canned foods and properly rotating your stock
All about containers – Those you can use and those you can not use
Dehydrating foods and storing them for over ten years
…….. and more
We should be able to store up during the good times in order to compensate for the upcoming bad and this meet-up will help to prepare you and your family for such an event. This get together will be conducted by experienced preppers who have learned from their mistakes and are ready to instruct others so they do not make the same errors.
When: May 31, 2012 at 7 PM
Where: Redden State Park Education Center, Georgetown DE
For your convenience you may submit specific questions ahead of time. Pass the word around. Please respond if you plan to attend as we have a 25 person limit. I can be contacted at joseph [dot] parish [at] survival-training [dot] info .
I’ve been prepping for 25 years, first for the big earthquake, then for hurricanes, next pandemics and now economic collapse. It was simpler when I started but the risks to plan for now require more complicated plans and preparations. I seek similar minded individuals preparing for disasters to brainstorm and discuss plans and preparations, potentially trade skills, etc. I recently read “How To Survive The End Of The World as we know it” by Rawles and now have an outline of what to consider. I think our planning in this area is complicated by the sheer number of people on the east coast, in MD and in Baltimore.
I live in southern Maryland just west of laplata. Have been prepping for the last few year mainly focusing on homesteading. I am married and have a young kids. We are looking for other people or families that are on the same journey to share ideas and skills. We are currently looking for a BOL in central VA trying to find a area with other peppers to work together.
My girlfriend and I are closet preppers in the Annapolis are. We would like to find like-minded people tat we can trust and help each other. We are both hunters, outdoors type of people. I’m a highly trained firearms and tactical weapons instructor, with both military and police background. My girlfriend is a great cook, avid gardener with one hell of a green thumb.
New I prepper in the Annapolis area. I am looking for others who are either new or established and looking for possible meetups.
Me and my family just started prepping and was wondering if anyone close to us is doing it as well. Wanna be ready when tshtf
Just putting up a new post to get together with others from our area. I have met a few new folks already as a new member myself. I’m just glad there is hope that if the poop hits the fan I will already know some people who where thinking the same thing and took time to put away the basics. As I read most of the posts, I can see that things might be different from folks on the other side of the bay, ” The WEST-NW/SW/the Mid WEST/ Lower SOUTH/North East and all parts in between. Here on the Shore”DELMARVA” we have a lot to live off of, as an Internet Group we can help each other with the paine of some of the jokes that come our way, and still continue to prep knowing we are not alone. I am here to help and I hope I can get some Help , as there are things I just don’t know about. Thank’s for INFO if you got it.MB
OK, My name is Mark. I live on the shore. Just a country boy that has worked on the water all my life. And here I am at almost 50 prepping for the end of the world as we know it. title wave ? Yellowstone ?, broke gov ?, asteroid ?, Solar flare ?, medical pandemic ?, no rain for two years,Hurricains, global flooding from melting ice ? What did I Miss. Anyway, I’m behind the curve. We started prepping this year. my son and I sat down and said Yes, it would be better to prep than not. ,so we have started to plan. We now have about five months worth of food. Have been cleaning and refolding old camping gear. Funny thing, ever try to make fire without a lighter,LOL, We tried everything rubbing sticks, even put one in a drill with gun powder on lint,” Nothing” the only thing that worked was a concave mirror and sunlight, it was funny. just saying. My girlfriend of many years is ok with us prepping, but not much help :(. The hard Question is what to do about the ones you love if things do go wrong. I can see um now, pulling up in the driveway. I think we will have to bug-out as we for now are working as hard as we can for us, but whats the point to life with out your loved ones. if we bug-in, we might not have what we need for everyone. I’ve been learning how to garden and done well for two years. But as some know it’s not easy to make it work. Getting these things together is costing more than one would think., we are still so far from where we want to be. Just for a new hand pump well will be 3 to 450.00, I could go less, but I know the better water is deeper on the shore, plus i have to dig a 6 inch hole 100 foot deep, have you ever done that? me neither, but I have to try and save money somewhere. ..- guns got some duck hunting guns, and a 30.06 thats right onsight, but we are looking at AR-15′s ,-”Really”- yes, I guess if you want to protect your family and food , At this point I am starting to miss my old surfer days. But we will push on, So my girlfriend opens up the third bedroom door to find toilet paper stacked up over her head in the corner, and just says ” did you get enough” the funny thing is, I am sure it’s not. but money has to go to other things on the list like powdered milk.” 268.00 bucks” Have I lost my mind Please tell me I am doing the right thing. I was thinking that this just can’t be a bad thing, if nothing go’s wrong I will still have a lifetime supply of camping food. so . Here we are ,the prepper Nation, ??? what I am looking at, and could use some advice on is ham radio’s, I have used VHF all my life for work but this is something new to me. how do preppers pick a channel , how do you store it if a solar flare zaps the Earth ????? so many Questions and fells like so little time. Tipit
We live in the Romney WV area looking for folks that are looking for a place to bug out to. We need help building a root cellar and a barn green house not the cash as mush as the Labor. I am ex Army EMT jack of a lot of trades. My wife is also a EMT great farmer gardener. We be leave in God but will not be Voting Republican. So if you think you are like minded meaning open minded. You would have a place to put a camper on our land for your Labor. AKA a safe place to bug out to from the City. We do not care about Color race or sexual orientation. All are welcome as long as you can bring something to the table. We are looking for good fits not body’s.
who in maryland will like to get togather and start meeting? we can meet once a mouth and sgared ideals with each other and maybe we can do a camp out once a year. this way we can work togather. i start a group on face book let me know what you all think
Hello dont know how apt you are to use social media network sites but there is a maryland preppers site on facebook.
Hello, I write this an attempt to form some kinda network and action plan in case of a SHTF situation. I am new to prepping (the last 2 months) I actually started prepping after a watching the news one night. I then went online to several websites where I came to several conclusions about the federal government, shocking conclusions. I tried to talk to my friends and family about it, but was met with derision and ridicule. Its amazing how closed minded people can be , and these are my friends and extended family. So all I can do is prepare for myself and my family and realizing that there is strength in numbers I found this site. I am so behind the curve with this, and feel lost on what i Need to do to prepare for these future events. I am not a crazy conspiracy theorist nor am I any kind of fanatic religious or otherwise. I just want to care for my family and make preparations for myself and the people in my area in case of a bug out or a bug in. Prepare , Home Defense, Like minded people, and a strong network. There is so much to do and I feel there is little time to do it.
These are the things I have done so far
1) buy firearms : having never been a gun person I am eduacation myself in the area of firearms so far I have bought two and fired one. I am actually headed today to shoot again at elk neck state park to work on my gun skills.
2.) bought seeds so that I can plant a vegatable garden in the next few weeks.
3.) started stocking dry good foods. batteries, and other trade goods
I know I am not very far along. Like I said I just came to my own conclusions the week after new years day. I spent the first few weeks trying to convince everyone (my family and friends) to help me create an action plan. Since then I have decided that protecting my wife and kids is my number 1 priority. I am looking for someone to help me create an action plan in case of a shtf situation. Someone who can eduacate me a little, and some people to create a network that will allow us to support each other after all there is stregth in numbers