Jul 062015
 

Hello all,

First off, happy 4th of July to all American preppers!

I am a part of a small, Ohio-based prepping network that are looking to extend our membership out to the other mainland US states! (sorry Alaska/Hawaii). We are very organized in our methods of prepping and want like-minded people who can contribute, to come on board!

So some more info…

What are we:

– An Ohio-based prepping network! What does this mean? Basically, we are a group of like-minded prepping individuals who share their knowledge, wisdom and experience with other members of the network. We have our own, private lines of communication to do this.

– What do we do? In ‘peacetime’ we mainly share information and news between one another. The local individuals do meet for prepping meets/range days/beers and we are looking to become more organized (and varied) with our meetings as we grow in size.

– What do we have? Besides the usual prepping resources, we have organization and (hopefully) a growing community! In all seriousness though, we do have a hierarchy. This is formed and enforced through a moderate selection process; each member has an assigned peacetime and post-SHTF role based on their skill set. We have contingency plans, bugout location(s) (working on a few) amongst other things. We pride ourselves in being very organized.

What do we want:

– Likeminded individuals: We do not discriminate based on age, gender, marital status, religion, sexual preference, or anything else you can think of. However, we do select based on experience and there is an interview/selection process as explained below.

– Experienced Preppers: We do have a selection process. This is essentially to prevent freeloaders and ensure that you’re a good fit! We do ask that people applying be actively prepping prior to joining, or have the means to do so after joining. Exceptions are always given on a case-by-case basis but generally we aren’t a group suited for brand new preppers.

– People with niche skills, such as:

  • Medical professionals: Doctors, Surgeons, Nurses, Medics, EMT’s, Combat Medics.
  • Former soldiers/military personnel: Particularly those who have undertaken both training and/or combat roles. Former ‘specialist’ MOS’s are encouraged to apply.
  • Mechanics: Particularly vehicle mechanics.
  • Builders: Especially those with experience building small houses (or similar)
  • Naturists: No, not the people who are naked all the time. We’re looking for people with experience in edible plants, alternative medicine and growing large quantities of food.
  • Electricians/Plumbers: As with the builders, experience with domestic buildings is a plus!
  • Chefs: Anyone with experience storing, preparing and serving food. People with experience in creating home made alcohol also a plus.
  • Farmers/Vets: Anyone with experience in keeping and maintaining the wellbeing of animals. Particularly farm/domestic animals.
  • Blacksmith: Anyone with experience in fabricating and welding.
  • Seamstress: Experience making and repairing clothes.

What we are not:

– A paid membership-based network: We are not ZERT! You will be required to only give up knowledge and experience to become a member. Besides what you spend on your personal prepping, we will never ask you for your hard earned cash!

– A militia: we are not an organization to help you plan your government overthrow. We are about sustainability and community. Yes, we are armed, but are by no means an offensive fighting force. We won’t be going to war with the federal government, teaching you tax evasion or helping you plan the assassination of your neighbor. So if that’s what you want – move along!

– A charity: Our members prep their resources for themselves. We share knowledge and training now. Post-SHTF resource sharing will occur between communities in line with our pre-approved plans.

 

I know I have posted a lot of info, if you think that this network sounds like it could be for you, please leave a comment below, tell us about yourself and leave your email address! I actively monitor this so will reply pretty quickly. Looking forward to seeing whose out there.

– JP

 

 

 Posted by at 11:55 am
May 242015
 

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”?? :-) )

Apr 212015
 

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

Apr 172015
 

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

Apr 082015
 

We are proud to announce that Southern Maryland will be having it’s first PrepCon in May 2015. It will be in St. Leonard, Md on May 15th and 16th. We will also be hosting Maryland HQL Classes as well as Utah CCW Classes as part of the event. Invite your friends and family. Details on how to sign up for the classes are going to be posted on the web site soon………

SMD PrepCon 1
The web address for the event is:
http://www.smdprepcon.com

Mr. Jay Blevins will be our distinguished Guest Speaker for this exciting event, which we hope is the first of many, to come to our area.
It’s success depends on YOU! PLEASE pass the word.

Should you have any questions or recommendations, our email is:
smdprepcon [at] gmail [dot] com

Hope to see everyone there!

SMDPrepCon

Mar 232015
 

I’m building a full Prepper community, I have land in the Hanover county area of New Hampshire about 25-30 acres with a well, as well as several dead drop locations on the eastern coast of the US available goal is to make room for between 75-100 people a group that will not only survive but thrive. project will take a few years and stages including group training. this is an invitation extended towards existing prepper groups and individuals alike. About me I am young just 23 my wife 19 and we have 2 kids. I can cook as a trade I am also no stranger to combat and I can use a firearm at an intermediate level and a blade at an expert level. Though with some exception I’m self trained in Firearms, Hunting, Explosives, Trapping,and Smelting. Weapon knowledge includes most strike fire pistols and rifles including automatics, pump and break action shotguns, katana, cutlass, bastard sword, hand and half swords, kopis, gladius, kukri, machetes, most knives, short staff, BO staff, spear, knuckles, and tomahawk and am still learning more weapons and skills.

One thing I’ve learned is numbers are essential so I’m trying to do what i can to pull resources and like minded preppers to aid each other in prepping a safely secured self sufficient community.

What I’m looking for.

  • Friendly and trustworthy, individuals that understand working together equally is important free code no kings no servants
  • Variant degree of skill, if you know nothing the show willingness to learn if you know something be ready to teach
  • Strong and capable, be strong of mind or body or both
  • Financial support, I am poor but i have land to build and train on the more we can build there the more we can do
  • Seriousness, I look at this as a future possibility it could mean survival for my family or more than just them I DON’T think of this as a game or something to do in spare time.

Imagination, prepping for the end brings about what communities will arise at the end new traditions and rituals made old ones lost imagination could be a formidable weapon or a moral raiser be open to new ideas.

There are skills I’m looking for in people

  • Cartography
  • Hunting
  • Butchery
  • Smithing (metal and leather)
  • Communications engineer
  • Engineer
  • Electioneer
  • Plumber
  • HAM Radio
  • Architect 
  • Carpenter
  • Military
  • Private militia
  • Entrepreneurs 
  • Masons
  • IT
  • H VAC
  • Pilots
  • Mechanics
  • Gun smiths
  • Strong fighters
  • Botanists and gardeners
  • Historian of great civilizations
Mar 212015
 

Hello everyone,

I am a U.S. Army Vet. Have done two tours in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. My family and I have been prepping for five years now but are currently looking for a bug out location since we all still have mortgages. None of our homes are secure enough so we thought to look for like minded folks around the area. We have three families in our group and have a diverse set of skills to help any community that is looking for more people. Our skill set includes: EMT, Construction, Communications, Farmer, Handymen, Firefighters, Ex-military, Hunters, Fishermen, Nurse and Surgical Tech.

please let me know if our group could be accommodated. We all have 6-12 months of food and water and firearms.

 Posted by at 5:02 am
Feb 122015
 

Sportsman’s Club/Ranch BOL in WV, Camping, Hunting, Shooting Sports, Archery, Fishing, Survival Training, Emergency Preparedness Facilities, Disaster Shelters & Supplies, Horseback Riding, Hiking and many other related outdoor activities. We are offering a bug out location and Sportsman’s facilities to those who are interested in a disaster preparedness solution and recreational ranch/club, where the members can hone their survival skills with a like minded group, while enjoying the WV great outdoors. We have a well trained group with vast experience in Prepping, Survival, Hunting, Fishing, Farming, and Medicine, to name a few disciplines.
We are seeking like minded individuals, couples and families, those who can contribute knowledge and experience as well as those who may not have experience but want to learn and participate in the club’s common good community effort. We do have criteria, that we like to discuss with a potential member when we meet at the property.  The property is within the GW National Forest, with over 5000 remote acres abutting. If you are interested in learning more contact us at info {@} fortituderanch {.} com

Thanks for your time and best of luck with your preparations. Prepare for the worst……enjoy the present!

Oct 272014
 

Seeking to bolster an existing group in the Kennett,  Unionville,  Avondale,  Chadds Ford and Hockessin, Delaware area. We meet roughly once a month and discuss various topics from generators to food to defense.  Specifically looking for families and individuals in the Kennett Square, Pa. area who are interested in learning and developing  preparedness skill sets, LOCALLY.  We plan to SURVIVE and THRIVE.

Please respond back here or directly at Rtc19348 [at] gmail [dot] com

Oct 052014
 

Where?
-Central Virginia
-Boarder a National Park (80,000 acres)
-Over 2,000’ in elevation
-Private community on 500 acres
-Deep Well
-Streams
-Currently have “on grid” power looking to build solar and wind
-Plenty of fire wood
-Plenty of hunting
-8 miles away from the closest store

What?
Build a small self-sufficient community.
We need each other and no man is an island.
We want to create an environment where we all need each other.
We all can focus on things were good at and leverage everyone’s skills.
-Building multiple homes (Cabins or Shipping Containers… but not “Tiny Homes”)
-Expand the garden
-Add livestock (Bees, Pigs, Chickens, horses, etc)
-Build a greenhouse
-Building a wood/metal working shop
-Build more root cellars
-Expand water storage
-Expand our saw mill
-Expand Communication
-Build an archery range
-Move off of on grid power
-Build WVO fuel procedure
-Create a secure perimeter

Who? Homesteader
-Retired Engineer
-35 years old
-Marathon Runner
-Grow up a city boy learning how to be a country boy

Who? Present Group
5 Families in their mid 30’s from the PA, DE, VA areas

We are of “old school values”
Not associated with any religion
Have strong morals

Who? You?
Strong, hardworking, level headed individual or small family.
It would be a plus if you had knowledge of gardening, raising farm animals, hunting and other practical skills.
We will help you build a modest cabin for your residence to live in.
We will work together to maximize the sustainability of our little purpose built community.

If this interests you we would like to start a meaningful dialog because the screening process will be very important to us as we imagine it would be for you.
Contact us at juergs [at] gmail [dot] com

Oct 012014
 

Hello, my family and I are new to prepping and are planning on moving to West Virginia soon (next couple years) from Maryland. I am looking for like minded individuals in the Maryland and West Virginia area to chat with and help me learn.

Sep 122014
 

Hello all,

I am knew to the prepping game just started actually and I am located in the Annapolis MD area. I am sort of newly married if you consider 3.5 years to be new, and I have a 2 year old daughter and a son on the way. I am very motivated and do my homework. I am a federal DHS security contractor and due to the nature of my work I can’t really say much more about it. I’m sure you all understand. Also due to my nature of my work I believe that I would be a valuable addition to a prepper group which I am currently looking for. So any pointers would be greatly appreciated. I also have some prepper supplies that I do not need mainly Pelican Transport cases that I would use for work but these are extras that I am looking to sell so I can use the proceeds to buy other prepping supplies. So if anyone is interested please let me know. I am also looking for other inexpensive ways to build my stores. I hope to talk to a lot of you guys soon! —— Thanks

 Posted by at 7:24 am
Jul 162014
 

Our first expo last August was a great success, and we are looking forward to an even better event this year.  Exhibits and demonstrations will include emergency medical supplies, natural and homeopathic remedies, long-term food storage and food preparation, solar energy, outdoor and primitive skills, agricultural education, permaculture, prepping, tactical gear and supplies, water purification and storage, portable emergency communications, practical emergency preparedness gear, personal safety, personal bug out trailers. You can learn more at http://midatlanticsurvivalexpo.com/

May 212014
 

Looking for some groups in the Annapolis area that would help educate me get the basics on how to survive without common everday electrical/industrialized mechanisms. Any suggestions?

 Posted by at 4:50 am
May 032014
 

Sportsman’s Club/Ranch BOL in WV, Camping, Hunting, Shooting Sports, Archery, Fishing, Survival Training, Emergency Preparedness Facilities, Disaster Shelters & Supplies, Horseback Riding, Hiking and many other related outdoor activities. We are offering a bug out location and Sportsman’s facilities to those who are interested in a disaster preparedness solution and recreational ranch/club, where the members can hone their survival skills with a like minded group, while enjoying the WV great outdoors. We have a well trained group with vast experience in Prepping, Survival, Hunting, Fishing, Farming, and Medicine, to name a few disciplines.
We are seeking like minded individuals, couples and families, those who can contribute knowledge and experience as well as those who may not have experience but want to learn and participate in the club’s common good community effort. We do have criteria, that we like to discuss with a potential member when we meet at the property.  The property is within the GW National Forest, with over 5000 remote acres abutting. If you are interested in learning more contact us at info {@} fortituderanch {.} com

Thanks for your time and best of luck with your preparations. Prepare for the worst……enjoy the present!

Feb 172014
 

Looking for anyone close to western maryland who is interested in exchanging ideas and information or has an existing group or looking to start one.  I have military training and have been prepping for about 4 years now.  Shoot me an email.  afprepper(at)outlook(dot)com

Jan 062014
 

We are excited to announce that the  2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Emergency Preparedness & Survival Expo will be held August 16-17, 2014, at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center south of Hagerstown, MD.  Visit our website,  http://midatlanticsurvivalexpo.com/, to read local news coverage of last year’s expo and endorsements by our exhibitors.  We will be updating our website and Facebook page in the upcoming months to include names of exhibitors and the sessions they will be presenting. If you are interested in being a vendor/speaker, please write us at beprepared2013 [at] yahoo [dot] com. Last year’s expo was a resounding success, and we are looking forward to even more vendors and attendees this August.

Nov 252013
 

Hi.

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.

Thanks

Theresa

 

 

Oct 252013
 

Hello everyone,

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.

~Felicia