Dec 082016
 

We are a family of 5, three humans, 1 hunting dog and 1 Labrador Retriever.
We have lived off grid as a test for over a year.
We have and know solar power very well.
We know wind power, we know hydro power.
We can grow organic food anytime of year and we know how to keep our soil producing year after year.
We have raised organic chickens that produced the best eggs on earth.
We are looking to meet people we can trust, that we can develope life-long relationships with, so when the shit does hit the fan our strength in numbers will help us prevail.
If we cannot find a community already set up, we have no problem finding a good piece of land to set one up for the right people.
The Louisville area, the North Georgia mountains, Tennessee mountains or North Carolina mountains are our preferred areas if we find we need to buy land again.

Please feel free to reach out to us, we are new to this website as of 12-08-2016, and we are looking forward to meeting safe, sane and like-minded people that absolutely refuse to not survive whatever happens.

The Kale Couple

Nov 052016
 

Hey my name is Tom and my wife and I live in Lewisville just outside of Winston-Salem. I have been prepping for many years and have what I think to be all of the basics.

I have food stores I have unlimited water with a deep well and a hand pump, I have a pond, chickens and I’m beginning to raise rabbits. I live in a rural area and have a sufficient garden each year and I am putting solar panels up to be able to run a refrigerator freezer in case of a loss of power. I’ve got a wood-burning stove with a lot of oak trees and cords cords of wood ready to go.The blower will also be on solar. I only have 3 acres and it’s just my wife and I.

My problem is I have some concerns on how to defend it myself should SHTF. If you’re interested in contributing to the homestead, email me and perhaps we can discuss options. winstom1 at aol dot com

Nov 022016
 

Hello everyone. I am a Army Combat Veteran with 7 years service. I grew up on a 32 acre farm with 40+ black angus, horses, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, rabbits, ect. We grew our own fescue and winter oats plus a large garden. I’m looking for a group of like minded people to start a dialog with about possibly becoming a member. Roxboro, NC.

Oct 252016
 

I’m looking for people in Fayetteville, North Carolina to meet up with and talk shop. Joining or forming a group is something I’d like but at first just a meet and greet. We could all benefit from face to face conversations to bounce ideas off each other and give helpful tips. Anyone within one hour of Fayetteville please write back.

Oct 252016
 

oneman050297 [at] gmail [dot] com looking for a homestead to live on. will work and do my part i have a week to leave my parent house in nc. will walk to the homestead.
male 19

Sep 242016
 

I live by the sea in NC now, moved from IA am looking for people in my area that are Christian conservative and into self sufficiency… I live on a 1/2 acre and lived an 1880’s lifestyle for many years – know most of the old ways and still live a lot of them.

Aug 292016
 

Developing a Christian community and a nuclear bomb shelter (three-quarters
complete) for a totally self-sufficient community in mountains. This is a
gorgeous location nestled in between the mountains with good view of the road.

We seek mechanics, physicists, truckers with own truck, plumbers, electricians,
concrete construction personnel, chemists, welders,emergency medicine specialists,
nurses, aquaponic farmers. We have dozens of water storage containers from 55
gallon to 2000 gallon,running water stream, tractor, SurvivalStill, concrete mixer,
NBC air filtration system, deep cycle batteries, solar panels,wind turbine,goats,
ducks,chickens,turkeys,aquaponic and hydroponic systems, grow lights,non-GMO seeds,
etc. and expertise but need more of same and preferably someone with at least
$10-$20K capital. We are buying more land on top of the mountain. You can,too,
if you want. There are 8 structures on site. No, it’s not a condo complex !

We seek interns for Survival Training. You will learn how to make tools and
weapons,identify trees and edible plants,growing vegetables and nuclear
survival preparedness. We teach how to set up solar systems,wind turbines,
micro-hydro electricity generators,solar furnaces,bicycle electricity battery
rechargers. We provide room and 2 meals a day for 1 week.

Need backhoe and diesel truck ! Please contact me with resume,amount of capital and be ready to
move quickly. This is a team effort;no one person runs everything,but there is a Christian leader.
Please PM me if interested.

Contact willswebservice at comcast dot net
Subject: Tenn. Christian Prepper Group.

http://www.kirez.net/video/asteroid-coming-to-hit-earth-march-16th-2016-comment-claims-8-mile-wide-asteroid.html
http://beforeitsnews.com/space/2015/12/asteroid-impact-march-2016-2495212.html
http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2016/03/new-intel-nibiru-has-been-stopped-the-event-has-been-cancelled-or-postponed-earth-collective-gets-closer-to-tipping-point-3330246.html

America Will Be Invaded from Seven Simultaneous Directions-
The Red Dawn Phase Is Ready to Commence :
http://beforeitsnews.com/war-and-conflict/2016/03/america-will-be-invaded-from-seven-simulataneous-directions-the-red-dawn-phase-is-ready-to-commence-2460882.html
Look at “The Best Evidence for Planet Nibiru”
and “Planet Nibiru Updates December 2015”
and “EMP attack by North Korea or Russia” and “TX68 atseroid” on YouTube.

Our backgrounds include Military: Navy,Marines,Army, fire fighter
and TSA security,emergency medicine/ nursing ,IT & Aerospace,
electrical-concrete-plumbing-construction, missionaries,entrepreneurs,
automotive & business owners,so we all have great leadership and
organizational skills… but are not authoritarian,bossy types. We many
times use consultative decision-making.. We each can lead, teach,
follow or get out of the way as appropriate,and we want others with
the same cooperative Christian attitudes.

We have experience & skills in transportation,water treatment, RVs,
nursing and medical care, solar and wind turbines, site planning,
carpentry, woodworking, electrical,electronics,raising chickens,ducks,
goats and rabbits,plumbing, mechanical and repair skills, gardening,
fishing, hunting (both gun and bow),cleaning & tanning hides,identifying
trees and plants,herbal medicine, operating chain saws & farm equipment,
and one member is a former TSA screener with a Military Intelligence/aerospace
background who owns a drone and infrared security system… a huge security
asset for us! Two of the women are artists and make multimedia art and furniture.
Contact either dietoselfhal at g mail dot com or
willswebservice at comcast dot net
Subject: Tenn. Christian Prepper Group.

Aug 282016
 

Our family (of 4 possibly 5) is realizing that things are heading downhill fast and is looking for a likeminded community or small group to connect with.  We are praying to find someplace that can allow us in based on what an asset we can be and not the money we can bring.  We wish to relocate to Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, N. Nebraska, but preferably somewhere out West since it is less populated (Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, North or South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah). We are choosing not to remain in Tennessee. We know the SHTF soon and we want to take action now. So far we have a few books, some food, and our BOBs. We know time is short and are hoping to make this change soon. We also know that it will not be easy work and it will be WORK…..we understand that and wouldn’t expect it to be worth it if wasn’t.

Skills we can offer…. My husband is a mechanic (auto and diesel), knows flooring, carpentry, meat cutting, gardening, firearms, how to live  in the woods, hunting and fishing, self-defense, cooking (indoor and out), has been known to pull a MacGyver now and then, childcare, some medical, and he even does laundry. I can bring the basic household duties but I have also worked many jobs and can probably do it all except weld or drive a semi (but I haven’t tried those yet either), I have cleaned stalls, worked in food service, Amazon fulfillment, MANY factory jobs, office jobs at a college and a tax office, customer service positions, and traveled with a carnival a friend owns. My daughter just graduated in May 2016 and has her first real job at Amazon, but she has always helped my uncle at their place with the garden, grass cutting, and just following him around helping. My son is starting high school this year.

In all honesty, I’M SCARED AS HELL OF WHAT IS TO COME!!!!!!!! While I have no doubt that my husband will do whatever it takes to protect us, I know that we need more training and help to make it. We are not financially blessed by any means, he works a decent job, and I am unemployed, making the other income to the household an SSI check and child support. I am scared for my children and the future that is in front of them, especially my son. I see these things of how they want to “weed out” the weak, disabled, and elderly, and it frightens me as to what could happen to him. We have thought of all the options we have when the time comes and some of them frighten and hurt me. We currently live just outside of Chattanooga, but it is just over the mountain in our backyard, and those folks are going to be heading somewhere to try to survive….

We do not want to hide any information from you, so you ask and we will tell. We have no roots here, and have been looking to leave for a while, but have stayed just because it’s where my kids have always gone to school. I pray that things do not occur the way everyone is saying, but all the signs are pointing in that direction. I get bombarded with emails daily about the coming things and at times I am ready to give up because I just don’t know what to do. I know the Lord says to trust in Him in all things, but it is hard for me sometimes and that scares me too. You can reach us at live4future17[at]gmail[dot]com we look forward to hearing from you soon.

 Posted by at 7:13 am
Jul 202016
 

The present facts of our current and emerging reality coupled with your gut-level intuition about what is getting ready to happen can no longer be ignored…we are heading for a major life-altering event. You’ve come to the unsettling conclusion that there are too many danger signals to deny.  DON’T IGNORE YOUR INTUITION.

So, you have stored some food, ammo and weapons; you read some books on gardening and basic medical care.  But are you really ready?  You can wait until you are facing fundamental societal change to determine how ready you are, but that is a decision that carries serious consequences.

Safety and Skills in Numbers

The wise choice would be to join a group that is serious about preparing for an event.   We have been preparing for multiple  years to shelter our membership and sustain our existence for many years afterwards at a secluded and secured location with full-spectrum provisions for long-term survivability.

We have prepared a safe haven community of a dozen family units located in central North Carolina for our membership from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. We don’t live there–we just prepare it for the day we know we will have to occupy it. We are not sure what will take place or when but just like you, we can discern the signs of that inevitability.  After all, it is not a matter of if; it is a matter of when.

Our 50-acre retreat has all of the needs necessary for long-term survival under any circumstances including:

  • A deep well with pristine water (with a backup manual pump)
  • A pond and a fast-flowing creek
  • Abundant deer, wild turkey and rabbit
  • Domesticated livestock including rabbits, chickens, goats and ducks
  • Sustainable gardens (raised beds and tilled ground) to replenish our stores for food consumption and medical needs
  • A fruit orchard and numerous fruit bushes
  • Abundant natural growing tubers, blackberries and other non-cultivated food sources as a back-up
  • Ongoing construction of a greenhouse to cultivate vegetables, sprouts and seedlings for longer growing seasons
  • Solar energy systems under development with a dedicated and skilled team working on Energy to determine exact power needs and equipment.

Who We Are

Because our objective is to be self-sufficient when we have to occupy our retreat we feel it is critical to store and prepare together rather than risk an isolated effort that cannot be defended when social order collapses. We all value the safety of our families above all else, which enables us to collaborate in preparing for that event.

I am a Vietnam Vet who served with an combat infantry unit as part of five years in the US Army, so I know what it takes to protect your habitation.  I have also served as CEO of three successful companies in my career so I know how to successfully organize people and projects.

We have organized a retreat community made up of hard-working and dedicated folks committed to preparing for an event.  Many of our membership are former military so we bring that self-discipline and spirit of camaraderie as well as mission-focus.

The retreat includes a stocked medical clinic as our membership includes several doctors, a RN and an EMT. We are prepared for many medical emergencies or situations.

In addition to the medial staff listed above, our members also include several electrical engineers, an attorney, an auto mechanic, a teacher, DOC officer, retired Army infantryman, an IT expert, a competition shooter/fisherman, a seamstress, construction contractor, teacher, a former SWAT member and a trained aviation mechanic and assembler. We have formed teams to address security/weaponry, medical care, food production, food preparation, communications, construction and energy.  Each team has a team leader and organizational charter.

We also form Task Forces to address specific needs like Mobilization/Activating Communications and Perimeter Security Training Aids.

Our three-person Leadership Team (all former military) sets executive policies and provides operational day-to-day decisions.  Issues that involve long-term implications or significant allocation of resources or policy changes are brought before the group for discussion and decisions.  We do not run our organization like a commune or home owners association—but more like a corporate or quasi-military organization.

If you are looking for a pure democracy with extended deliberations and a vote on everything while progress is measured at a snail’s pace… pass us by.  If you are looking for a group to join that you can maintain a passive enrollment, store food with your “name on the list” for “when the balloon goes up”; we are not the group for you.  Our motto is “Plan-Prepare-Practice” so we don’t just think about alternate energy–we develop it.  We don’t just read books on first aid–we practice it.

We are looking for team-oriented individuals that bring useful skills and positive “can do” attitudes to the table with committed families to actively participate in and further develop what we have achieved so far in the following areas:

  • Operational facilities and extensive sustainable survival provisions maintained in a high state of readiness with the services of a full-time caretaker and group projects conducted at regular meetings.
  • Personal and group training in sustainable living skills (gardening, livestock, construction, food preservation/preparation), operational security / defensive skills, and medical/TCCC (tactical combat casualty care) training.
  • Solid relationships between members based on trust, competence, and contributions to the group over an extended period of time. Everyone in the community contributes from their resources and skill sets to make us a stronger group.
  • The governance bodies are: an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leaders (Leadership Team) and a Community Council (made of adult members).

Our motto is: Plan, Prepare, and Practice.   

We hold monthly gatherings which are also Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend every month. During a typical weekend we conduct numerous training sessions and defense simulations.

Firearms and security training is part of every session and members are encouraged to seek out individual firearms training as well.  Most of our membership have also attended off-site weapons training, occasionally together. We have a 25-meter and 125-meter pistol and rifle range and provide training in basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use at every Gathering with several trained instructors/range officers.

Our onsite workshops include working on developing the retreat as well as developing our skill sets. Many of our members have attended homesteading skill and survival training programs at conferences to enhance skills. We plan to bring select experts in for additional training in the next few months.

In addition to a 360+ page operations manual to support our members, we have also developed a separate 200-page Retreat Activation & Security Protocol which has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired military officers and several security systems experts. We also have an extensive CCTV camera system for surveillance with several monitoring stations. We take our security seriously, so onsite security is 24/7/365.  After all, if you can’t defend it, it’s not yours, so ours is defensible.

Here is a sampling of some of the training topics we have presented:

  • Foot patrolling techniques
  • Tactical gear
  • Small unit tactics
  • Radio Talk Protocol
  • Running & gunning
  • First aid and trauma medical care
  • Compass reading and orienting
  • Communications protocol
  • Battery storage
  • Water purification
  • Sanitation
  • Alternative energy devices
  • Solar energy
  • Gardening
  • Cheese sealing
  • Food packaging
  • Slaughtering and dressing of domestic livestock
  • Herbs, homeopathy, and essential oils/tinctures
  • Candle making
  • Radiation-countering supplements
  • EMP protection
  • Earth moving equipment operation
  • Survival skills and much more…

Our Retreat

We have accommodation cabins, RV spaces, a medical clinic, a well-house with backup manual well pump, a 3-room bath house with showers and laundry facilities, shop, diesel and gas storage, community center, provisions storage area, commercial kitchen and communications center/operations room. We have a large amount of stored water, solar energy, propane supply and wood burning as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions to include multi-layer nesting of all electronics within Faraday Cages.

We are finalizing our solar power system as we have done extensive research in the process and have been accumulating solar equipment for years.

We have installed a four-stage air filtration unit (with large bank of deep-cycle marine batteries) for our fallout shelter that can remove 99.99% of the impurities in the event of a NBC or fallout event. Every member has to have a functioning gas mask and fresh filter.  Our fallout shelter is self-contained and able to sustain the community members for weeks, if needed. We also have calibrated radiation monitoring equipment, dosimeters and hazmat suits for clean-up and outside monitoring.

To support our communications center, six of our members have Ham licenses.  Our communications center will monitor radio traffic and stay connected with a network of other ham operators when the event occurs. We also have our own internal switchboard system with hard-wired phone system.  As a precaution, we have duplicate equipment for everything—back-ups to back-ups.

Anyone can have a Plan B…but you may need a Plan C.

We all share in the development of the community through working at every monthly Gathering. While we don’t occupy the retreat until an event has occurred, our members can use the property for R&R to enjoy hunting, fishing, relaxing as we are surrounded by a large area with plentiful game.

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) at $250/month to pay for on-site caretaker/security personnel and utilities to man 24-7.  We do have a one-time membership fee of $750 that is non-refundable that goes into our construction fund.

We have one cabin available as well as a RV space (RV has full range of sewer, water and power hook-ups). We are looking for capable and willing folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as energy (solar, etc.) patrolling, gardening, wood gathering, hunting, etc.

There May Be A Place for You in Our Community

We are also seeking additional skills to add to our mix.  No anti-government types, militants or racists.  We are Constitutionalists and despite a major concern in how our government is run—we are pro-America. Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, as well as background and criminal checks.

Although we are secular, we are principally Christian but will consider all religions (or non-religious types).  We are not “Bible-thumpers” but we do have deep moral, spiritual and ethical beliefs. We have Sunday Bible service, but attendance is optional. We have an optional Sunday Service when we hold our weekend Gathering but attendance is optional.

We review our mission, vision and core values at every meeting and have a 12-page set of rules to govern behavior.

If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a well-organized, like-minded group in North Carolina, then ask for an application. We start with a phone call first.

The retreat is ready to be occupied by members at a moment’s notice. We keep the candle burning 24/7.  You could be one of those able to flee the perils of the decline of social order for the security of a small well-trained, organized, and prepared community.

How important is your family’s welfare and security? What are their lives worth to you?  Think about the advantages of a well-organized group when it comes to the safety and welfare of your loved ones when everything turns upside down. It is like owning an insurance policy you never want collected or that spare tire you keep in your trunk you never want to use.

We have been told by several TV production companies that have approached us for filming that we are one of the most organized groups they have come across.  Then why haven’t you seen us on TV?  It is simple…our operation security is far more important than ‘15 minutes of fame.’  We are preppers–not food hoarders or entertainers.

If you want to see a video of our group, visit YouTube and search for “Tranquility Ridge r2”.  You should get a sense of our group from the video. We are serious folks and have a mission that is reviewed every meeting.

If your family’s security and safety is critical to you and you live in North Carolina, Virginia or South Carolina, contact us today. Contact me via email: sgtprepper2 (at) gmail (dot) com to discuss your qualifications by phone and then we will send you an application and list of further requirements.

We have one cabin and one RV space left and it is first-come-first-serve.  Remember, most of the Jews of Europe missed the early tell-tale signs of the sinister changes that were taking place in the 1930’s.  Don’t miss this opportunity to join an established and organized group–we are serious…are you? 

 

Jul 182016
 

Hello everyone, I’m finally back after some major set backs broke truck and computer crash. I’m sorry for the time away, I’m still very interested please read my past post (http://www.preppergroups.com/wanting-to-join-a-group-in-missourikytnncwestvirgina/) and I will respond ASAP to all.  Thank you for your time, Phillip            P.S. I have a new phone number so ask for new number  again thank you, Phillip

 Posted by at 8:00 am
Jul 012016
 

I am a solo prepper and have been for 3 years but i don’t have a compound i don’t have fancy equipment I have a bug out bag(ruck sack),stashes , a map and a gtfo route already planned. I am looking for people to meet with if the SHTF i will most likely have one or two other people with me ,one will be my father (retired vet from special armored with lots of experience and knowledge) and another maybe my brother , a master mechanic and sharp shooter ,but I am the only one with a bug out bag and the belief that I will need it sooner or later, I am in the Harnett county area and will be meeting at a certain location but be aware if you are looking for a quick snatch and grab of my gear i will see you before you see me ,i have been trained in self defense ,hand to hand combat and i am a very skilled sharp shooter. no BS will be tolerated i am looking for people serious about it not people that are going to bitch and whine. I do have an older jeep that will survive an EMP attack but i also have back up vehicles (go karts mini bikes and motorcycles ) yes they are venerable but are built for speed but they are better then walking 50 miles on foot

May 062016
 

Greetings,

We are a couple (both 35) with a nearly three year old son.  We have been preparing and training in Northern California for years, but are no longer confident that this is a safe area to live through the increasing earth changes and what may come.

As such, we are looking to strategically relocate and join a high-trust, thoroughly self-sufficient community that includes other families.

We respect operational security, but do require a sufficiently open dialog that we can develop the requisite trust to move forward.  While this is necessarily a process, it’s also an urgent one.

Some of our interests and areas of expertise include:

Growing/harvesting
Cooking, fermentation, pickling

Firearms
Survival
Licensed amateur radio operator

Electronics & repair; Software/Internet
Music:  Piano, Guitar, Harp; Theory, Education
Art
Parenting / teaching
Philosophy & Counseling

Health & Fitness
Nutrition & anti-cancer diet

Both experienced entrepreneurs, which means applying infinite creativity in solving endless problems and working with others to build something real.

There is clearly much more.  I am confident we can make a meaningful contribution to any community, particularly given that we share a goal of securing a future for our families.  Eager to discuss how we can work together.

If you are such a group, or know of any groups looking for families, please reach out:  christian ѳ props ˑ org

All the best, and God bless.

 Posted by at 6:05 am
Mar 222016
 

Confused as to Next Steps in Preparing? 

The present facts of our current and emerging reality coupled with your gut-level intuition about what is getting ready to happen can no longer be ignored…we are heading for a major life-altering event. You’ve come to the unsettling conclusion that there are too many danger signals to deny.

Rather than waiting until you’re facing fundamental societal change to determine how ready you are, the wise choice would be to join a group that is serious about preparing for an event. We have been preparing for several years to shelter our membership and sustain our existence for many years afterwards at a secluded and secured location with full-spectrum provisions for long-term survivability.

Our 50-acre retreat has all of the needs necessary for long-term survival under any circumstances with all of the housing, agricultural, domestic/wild game, and energy technology solutions necessary for thriving and not just surviving.

Who We Are

We have organized a retreat community made up of hard-working and dedicated folks committed to preparing for an event. Many of our membership are former military so we bring that self-discipline and spirit of camaraderie. Skilled medical personnel as well as all of the necessary disciplines for all aspects of a working society are part of our ranks.

Our leadership team, composed of former military,  is guided by a 360+ page operations manual to support our members. We have also developed a separate 200-page Retreat Activation & Security Protocol which has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired military officers and several security systems experts.

Our motto is: Plan, Prepare, and Practice. Consequently, we have extensive skills, safety, survival and defensive training sessions with skilled professionals. An extensive list of training topics covers all areas of maintaining and further development of a self-sustaining and secure community that can prosper over time rather than dwindle and become vulnerable.

We are looking for team-oriented individuals that bring useful skills and positive “can do” attitudes to the table with committed families to actively participate in and further develop what we have achieved so far in the following areas:

 

There May Be A Place for You in Our Community

We are seeking additional skills to add to our mix. No anti-government types, militants or racists. We are Constitutionalists and despite a major concern in how our government is run—we are pro-America. Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, as well as background and criminal checks.

Although we are secular, we are principally Christian but will consider all religions (or non-religious types). We are not “Bible-thumpers” but we do have deep moral, spiritual and ethical beliefs. We review our mission, vision and core values at every meeting and have a 12-page set of rules to govern behavior.

If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a well-organized, like-minded group in North Carolina, then ask for an application. We start with a phone call first. If we each see a shared vision and compatibility, we will share an extensive list of features within our community that we have barely hinted at in this introduction.

If your family’s security and safety is critical to you and you live in North Carolina, Virginia or South Carolina, contact us today and we will send you an in depth description along with a link to a video about the group.  If you are still interested, we can discuss requirements.  Contact me via email: sgtprepper2 (at) gmail (dot) com (sgtprepper2 [at] gmail [dot] com) to request more info,  an application and list of further requirements.

We are committed—are you?

 

Dec 072015
 

Warning: This post is older than 12months. Information contained in this post may no longer be current.

The Idea of prepping is simple. What you want to prep for can make if complicated. How well you can prep depends on your financial situation. We prep for what I strongly believe will be an economic collapse of this country. No person, family, city, county, state, or country can operate outside of a budget forever. Sooner or later the bill comes due. When it does it will most likely make our U.S. currency worthless. Then the question will be how will you live or how well will you live. We prep because we want to maintain as close to a normal life as we now have accepting some changes we will have to make just due to the situation at hand, but it doesn’t matter how well you prep. In the end it will come down to how well you can defend it. Because their will be more unprepared people than prepared ones. When people start going hungry they will do things otherwise they wouldn’t do when instinct to survive kicks in. No matter if you go to the mountains or where ever, somebody sooner or later will stumble across you by accident or hunt you out deliberately. The real challenge will be can you protect the ones you love and can you protect the preparations you have made to insure you and yours survival. The greater the number in a committed family the better the chances of surviving are.
We have been prepping for almost 8 years now. Only 4 of us have mainly built to what a few have called a small piece of heaven. I don’t quite see it that way…LOL Its been a LOT of hard work, and a LOT of money to get as far as we have and I still see a ways to go before I will feel I’ve done my best to provide for my love ones and have provided all the means necessary to protect it. We are looking for LIKE MINDED PREPPERS who are looking for the same as we are. Prepping takes commitment. For family’s to join together it takes honesty, trust, and most of all respect. Communication is the key to all that and more. So to answer your question. What are you looking for?
We are a family of 4. we have been hard core prepping for 7 going on almost 8 years now. We have two acres along the Alabama Florida line. We are looking for like minded families who are already peppers or is severely interested in prepping. We are looking for families or individual(s) to join us. We are not looking to form a group but more of an extended family. One’s who would possibly move/live on site to share the work with us. Or help out on weekends who feel they may need a bug out location. We have added additions on to our house. We have turned a 3 bedroom 2 bath house into a 7 bed room 3 bath house. We are looking to do one more addition. We also have a mobile home which is almost completely remolded to house a family also. We want to place one more on the property also to house others. We have a extended stock of food. We also have over 100 chickens, 40 turkeys, They are housed in a 24 X 100 foot long pen’s broke down to 12 x 12 pen’s with tin roof covering the entire thing.14 hogs housed in a 36 x 36 tin roof covered pen’s broke down to 12 x 12 pen’s. With water ran to all animal pen’s. We have a 8 x 16 shed that houses 4 incubators and a bitty bruter for hatching chickens and turkeys. We have 50, 55 gallon food grade drums of grain corn for human and animal consumption. We have 50, 55 gallon drums of animal feed for our animals. We have a solar powered well free from the grid for water. We also have a complete solar system to power our entire house free from the grid. We have built a EMP proof room to protect the solar power components. We have a 25,000 gallon above ground pool that serves not only as entertainment but as a reserve water supply also. It has a screened in deck with a flat screen TV and DVD player for entertainment and relaxation, including a 12 person pick nick table. We have a 125 gallon solid fuel hot water heater. We have a 12 x 24 glass green house a garden area with a above ground sprinkler system. We have converted from electric to gas cooking with enough fuel to cook for at least 2 years. I have a shop area with tools, welder, cutting torch to build and fabricate what ever we may need. We are currently putting in a out door kitchen. We are installing a 6 foot fence around the property. We do have much much more. We have implemented back up systems for almost every thing We work hard! We are very neat and organized. We are looking for others to join us for I know a single family cannot stand alone. We will not accept any FREELOADERS. We do not ask for any financial help. Only that you provide what personal stuff you may need for yourselves. If you feel you can and want to contribute financially that’s fine. If you don’t mind working hard caring for animals and getting your hands dirty a little we just might be the ones for you. We are looking for like minded individuals that know what is coming in this country and don’t mind WORKING HARD TO SURVIVE IT OR DEFEND IT. We are dug in deep no plan for bugging out!
WE ARE LOOKING FOR LIKE MINDED PREPPERS.PLEASE HAVE SOME UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THIS MEANS. I want to address some issues I have ran into. We are just down home good old southern folks. We believe in God, the Bible, Country, and the Constitution but were not going to beat you over the head with a bible. Yes occasionally I like to drink a beer but I’m no drunk. No we don’t want illegal drugs brought here or grown here. No I cant just up and come and get you if you don’t have transportation. Then blame me for your problems because you was not truthful about yourself or all YOUR PROBLEMS. NO were not providing some kind of retirement community. We all work here! We have had several visitors come here spend any where from a weekend to a week. All who have visited have wanted to join or come back. If we do not feel you are right for us its nothing personal. I had a vicious slandering attack against me by one simply because we choose not to let one come back. This people called them self “a prepper” I know this site was set up to help LIKE MINDED PREPPERS, get in touch communicate, and form groups. Sadly I have noticed its being used for much more than that. If you feel you are a LIKED MINDED PREPPER then email me at Knightmagic101 @ aol {dot} com. I will return your email with a cell number so we can talk and see where it can go from there. I can provide a couple of numbers so you can talk with one or two others that all ready live here or one who is planning on coming back to join. Any ways happy prepping and maybe I’ll hear from you…Thanks Rick. Knightmagic101 @aol{dot}com I have had a lot of people contact me I have enjoyed the conversations with all. I have noticed all most all have done little prepping or lack the resources or financial means to do any prepping. We do not hold that against any one wanting to join us. Here’s the key issue. Pets,… mainly Dogs. I’m sorry we cannot take in any one with dogs. Especially keeping them inside the house. We just cannot have people living in and around the house and others in other dwelling and all with several dogs. There’s to many problems associated with this. Sanitary is the prime reason. I could list many others. So no matter how well you say your dog is house trained or gentle it is. The answer is NO. NO DOGS or Cats. Besides who’s going to feed them in a SHTF situation. We can not take our feed for our live stock to feed dogs. IF You have a solution that you think will work run it past me. I’m not heartless to the love of animals. But for the safety and well being of all you have to draw a line somewhere. If you think you have a good idea run it past me Maybe it might work…as long as its OUTSIDE THE HOUSE NOT INSIDE…
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Nov 252015
 

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Carolina Preppers Network

Charlotte, North Carolina area…  Including Upstate South Carolina

We are looking for Preppers!!!

Come join us at:  http://www.meetup.com/Carolina-Preppers-Network/

About our group.
Currently we have 378 members.

We are a group of like-minded individuals who believe in personal responsibility, individual freedoms, and preparing for disasters of all origins. This group is aimed at individuals that have interest in gaining knowledge, acquiring new skills and networking with like-minded individuals that are preppers and survivalists.

Areas of interest we hope to cover include but are not limited to:

Self reliance, EMP and Faraday Cages, Firearms and Alternate Weapon Creation, MAGS, Martial Arts Defense Training, Bug out Vehicles and Locations, Communications Technology in relation to survivalism, food preservation, food storage, water procurement. water filtration, water purification. alternative shelter, alternative power, barter, trade, gardening, natural disasters, emergency medicine, wilderness medicine,  trauma care, bush-craft, fire making,  urban preparedness, hygiene, grid down,  off grid options, Permaculture, aquaponics, hydroponics,  edible landscaping, bug out bags, bug in bag,  foraging, wild edibles, building community, urban homesteading,  herbs, tinctures, essential oils, alternative medicine, bee keeping, blacksmith, canning, dehydrating, grain milling, solar cooking, etc.

Our goal is to help everyone in the group be self sufficient!!!

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Nov 062015
 

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Are you REALLY ready for the Event your intuition warning you about?

  • How ready are you if it happened next month?
  • Have you thought about safety and skills in numbers? We have.

The facts and your intuition about what is getting ready to happen can’t be denied…we are heading for a major life-altering event.

Then join a group that is serious about preparing for an event.  There is safety and skills in numbers. We have been preparing for several years to shelter our membership and sustain our existence for many years afterwards at a secluded and secure location with full-spectrum provisions for long-term survivability.

We are an organized multi-family prepper retreat located in central North Carolina.  Our membership comes from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. We don’t live there–we just prepare it for the day we know we will have to live there. We are not sure what will take place or when but we know it will. It is not a matter of if…it is a matter of when.

The 50-acre retreat has a deep well with pristine water (with a backup manual pump), a pond and a fast-flowing creek. Deer, wild turkey and rabbit are abundant. We raise livestock such as rabbits, chickens, goats and ducks.  We have several gardens (raised beds and tilled ground).   We grow food for consumption and medicinal plants as well. We also have a fruit orchard and numerous fruit bushes.  As a back-up, we have been planting natural growing non-cultivated food sources such as tubers, blackberries, etc.  Our objective is to be self-sufficient when we have to occupy our retreat.  We are also constructing a greenhouse to cultivate vegetables, sprouts and seedlings for longer growing seasons.

We have recently added numerous solar panels to the ones we had stored.  We have a dedicated team working on Energy to determine exact power needs.

It is our belief that there is safety in numbers and a wider range of skill sets as well. We feel it is critical to store and prepare together than risk an isolated effort that cannot be defended when social order collapses. We all value our families’ safety enough to collaborate in preparing for that event.

I am a Vietnam Vet who served with an infantry unit as part of five years in the US Army. I have also served as CEO of three successful companies in my career so I know how to organize people and projects.

We have organized a retreat community made up of hard-working and dedicated folks preparing for an event.  Many of our membership are former military.

The retreat includes a small medical clinic as our membership includes several doctors, a RN and an EMT. We are prepared for many medical emergencies or situations.

In addition to the medial staff listed above, our members also include several electrical engineers, an auto mechanic, a teacher, retired infantryman, a competition shooter/fisherman, a seamstress, contractor, a former SWAT member and trained aviation mechanic and assembler. We have formed teams to address security/weaponry, medical care, food production, food preparation, communications, construction and energy.  Each team has a Team Leader and organizational charter.

Our motto is: Plan…Prepare…Practice.   

Our three-person Leadership Team (all former military) sets executive policies and provides operational day-to-day decisions.  Issues that involve long-term implications or significant allocation of resources are bought before the group for discussion and input.  We do not run our organization like a commune or home owners association —but more like a corporate or quasi-military organization.  If you are looking for a pure democracy with extended deliberations and a vote on everything while progress is measured at a snail’s pace… pass us by.  If you are looking for a group to join that you can maintain a passive enrollment, store food with your “name on the list” for “when the balloon goes up”… we are not the group for you.  We are looking for team-oriented individuals that bring useful skills and positive “can do” attitudes to the table with committed families to actively participate in and further develop what we have achieved so far in the following areas:

  • Operational facilities and extensive sustainable survival provisions maintained in a high state of readiness with the services of a full-time caretaker and group projects conducted at regular meetings.
  • Personal and group training in sustainable living skills (gardening, livestock, construction, food preservation/preparation), operational security / defensive skills, and medical/TCCC (tactical combat casualty care) training.
  • Solid relationships between members based on trust, competence, and contributions to the group over an extended period of time. Everyone in the community contributes from their resources and skill sets to make us a stronger group.

We hold monthly Gatherings which are also Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend every month. During a typical weekend we conduct numerous training sessions and defense simulations. Firearms and security training is part of every session and members are encouraged to seek out individual firearms training as well.  These workshops include working on developing the retreat as well as developing our skill sets. Many of our members have attended homesteading skill and survival training programs at conferences to improve skills. We have a 360+ page operations manual to support our members.

We also developed a separate 200-page Retreat Activation & Security Protocol that has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired military officers and several security systems experts. We have a 25-meter and 125-meter pistol and rifle range and provide training in basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use at every Gathering.  We have several trained instructors.  We also have an extensive CCTV camera system for surveillance with several monitoring stations. Our onsite security is 24/7-365.  We take our security seriously.  After all, if you can’t defend it…it is not yours.  Ours is defensible.

Additional training topics we have presented have included foot patrolling techniques, small unit tactics, first aid and trauma medical care, compass reading and orienting, gardening, battery storage, food packaging, water purification, alternative energy devices, running & gunning, cheese sealing, EMP protection, herbs and homeopathy, essential oils, sanitation, candle making, tactical gear, operating earth moving equipment, solar energy, slaughtering and dressing of domestic livestock, and survival skills, etc.

We have accommodation cabins, RV spaces, a medical clinic, 2 laundry rooms, a well-house with backup manual well pump, a 3-room bath house with showers and laundry facilities, community center, provisions storage area, commercial kitchen and communications center/operations room. We have a large amount of stored water, solar energy, propane supply and wood burning as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions to include multi-layer nesting of all electronics within Faraday Cages.

We have installed a four-stage air filtration unit (with large bank of deep-cycle marine batteries) for our fallout shelter that can remove 99.99% of the impurities in the event of a NBC or fallout event. Every member has to have a functioning gas mask and fresh filter.  Our fallout shelter is self-contained and able to sustain the community members for weeks, if needed. We also have calibrated radiation monitoring equipment, dosimeters and hazmat suits for clean-up and outside monitoring.

To support our communications center, 5 of our members have Ham licenses.  Our communications center will monitor radio traffic and stay connected with a network of other ham operators when the event occurs. We also have our own internal switchboard system with hard-wired phone system.  As a precaution, we have duplicate equipment for everything—back-ups to back-ups..

The governance bodies are: an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leaders (Leadership Team) and a Community Council (made of adult members).

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) at $250/month to pay for on-site caretaker/security personnel and utilities to man 24-7.  We all share in the development of the community through work every monthly Gathering. We don’t occupy the retreat until an event has occurred. Our members can also use the property for R&R to enjoy hunting, fishing, relaxing as we are surrounded by a large area with plentiful game.  We do have a one-time membership fee of $750 that is non-refundable. We have one cabin available as well as a several RV spaces (RV has full range of sewer, water and power hook-ups).

We are looking for capable and willing folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as energy (solar, etc.) patrolling, gardening, wood gathering, hunting, etc. We are also seeking additional skills to add to our mix.  No anti-government types, militants or racists.  We are Constitutionalists and despite a major concern in how our government is run—we are pro-America.

Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and a background and criminal check.

Although we are secular, we are principally Christian but will consider all religions (or non-religious types).  We are not “Bible-thumpers” but have deep moral, spiritual and ethical beliefs.

We review our mission, vision and core values at every meeting and have a 12-page set of rules to govern behavior.

If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a like-minded group in North Carolina, then ask for an application.

The retreat is ready to be occupied by members at a moment’s notice. We keep the candle burning 24/7.  You could be one of those able to flee the perils of the decline of social order for the security of a small well-trained, organized, and prepared community.  How important is your family’s welfare and security? What are their lives worth to you?  Think about the advantages of a well-organized group when it comes to the safety and welfare of your loved ones when everything turns upside down. It is like owning an insurance policy you never want collected or that spare tire you keep in your trunk.

Don’t be caught in your house as the armed gangs are going door-to-door pillaging.

We have been told by several TV production companies that have approached us for filming that we are one of the most organized groups they have come across.  Then why haven’t you seen us on TV?  It is simple…our OpSec and obscurity is far more important than ‘15 minutes of fame.’  We are preppers–not food hoarders or entertainers.

If you want to see a video of our group, then go to YouTube and search for “Tranquility Ridge r2”.  You should get a sense of our group from the video. We are serious folks and have a mission that is reviewed every meeting.

If your family’s security and safety is critical to you and you live in North Carolina, Virginia or South Carolina, contact us today. Contact me via email: sgtprepper2 (at) gmail (dot) com to request an application and list of further requirements.  We are committed—are you?

 

Nov 052015
 

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Our family is pretty new to survival prepping and we would like to connect with other new Christian preppers in the Northwestern North Carolina area to brainstorm, share experiences, work together on projects, pray for wisdom and provision, learn and practice skills, fellowship, encourage, etc…..  This may lead to some beneficial relationships in the event of a national or global collapse.  *Note, we are native southerners but do not display or support the confederate flag. ** Only preppers with a clean criminal record, no drug use or abuse, infrequent alcohol consumption, good moral character need contact me.  ***Families with children 10 and under are very welcome as we have a son who will be participating!  **** Homeschoolers particularly welcome!   <<<<<<  If you or your wife and kids are interested in possibly meeting, please contact me on here or through my personal e-mail:    mrsme6th    at    bellsouth   dot   net

Sep 022015
 

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Hey there my name is Travis and im looking to join a group or just talking to people who are preppers like myself ive been prepping for 10 years now,going on 11 and its been a blast prepping ,learning new tricks hearing peoples ideas i have a son and a wife and i just want to make sure they are safe no matter what so if u live in charlotte or nearby id like to chat with somehow…everyone of us preppers out there always have something to learn and learning from each other is the best way to do that my personal email is

glock704 [at] gmail [dot] com

or

xxchevymanxx [at] yahoo [dot] com

Thank You Travis

Aug 062015
 

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Tired of trying to do it all on your own.  you may be a good fit for our group .We are a nationwide prepping group made up of good people who care about each other, who take care of each other, and who prepare together. Why? Because we live in very uncertain times and it is the smart thing to do. At this time , we are 452 members strong in 43 States. If we continue to grow at this rate, we will be in all 50 States by December 2015 with more than 1,000 members. We are inviting you to join our family of preppers. We are an amazing group, you will make us better!

Our mission is to create an independent system, free of external support which would promote interdependence. In an uncertain world filled with natural disasters and worldwide terrorism, it is only reasonable for a person to seek security in the strength of a group. This system will ensure the safety and security of its members regardless of the scope, duration, or intensity of any emergency. Our mission is to develop a nationwide network of well organized, well prepared, well meaning, likeminded individuals who know, trust and care about each other. The goal of our group will be to leverage the collective skills and resources of its Members so that when the storm arrives, the weak will be safe, the hungry will be fed, and the sick will be healed. Please check out our Plan B .  If you are interested in more information please email me back and I will answer any questions you may have.  bredon1384 [at] gmail [dot] com

Aug 052015
 

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Looking for a prepper group group in the Carteret county NC.

Send e-mail to shuttermaster [at] ec [dot] rr [dot] com

Aug 042015
 

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More details and to RSVP – http://bit.ly/pgimeet082015

Doing this for a friend, I am not in any type of leadership role with this group.
PREPPER Meeting with PreppersGetIt.com. Last Saturday of the month. For August it will be the 29th 11-1600 hrs. Feel free to join us and learn what to do on a rainy day.
11-1200 hrs is a Pot Luck Meet and Greet. The training starts at NOON. Call us if you have any questions 252.689.7737 (PREP) or email Cole [at] PreppersGetIt [dot] com if you wish to RSVP. We will be at the HOMESTEAD Shelter. Animals and children are most welcomed but must be on a leash. It’s a park so bring items they would enjoy. In time we hope to have a separate tent for kid. Looking for helpers now. 3 Rules- No weapons, No profanity and No bad attitudes. Thanks.

PS- This is a Christian valued Prepper group but will not hit you in the head with it. All are welcomed and encuraged to attend. -COLE

Jul 212015
 

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We are a family of 4. we have been hard core prepping for 7 going on almost 8 years now. We have two acres along the Alabama Florida line. We are looking for like minded families who are already preppers or is severely interested in prepping.We are looking for families or individual(s) to join us. One’s who would possibly move/live on site to share the work with us. Or help out on weekends who feel they may need a bug out location. We have added additions on to our house. We have turned a 3 bedroom 2 bath house into a 8 bed room 3 bath house. We are looking to do one more addition. We also have a mobile home which is almost completely remolded to house a family also. We want to place one more on the property also to house others. We have a extended stock pile of food. We also have over 100 chickens, 40 turkeys, They are housed in a 24 X 100 foot long pin broke down to 12 x 12 pins with tin roof covering the entire thing.14 hogs housed in a 36 x 36 tin roof covered pins broke down to 12 x 12 pins. With water ran to all animal pins. We have a 8 x 16 shed that houses 4 incubators and a bitty bruter for hatching chickens and turkeys. We have 50, 55 gallon food grade drums of grain corn for human and animal consumption. We have 50, 55 gallon drums of animal feed for our animals. We have a solar powered well free from the grid for water. We also have a complete solar system to power our entire house free from the grid. We have built a EMP proof room to protect the solar power components. We have a 5,000 gallon above ground pool that serves not only as entertainment but as a reserve water supply also. It has a screened in deck with a flat screen TV and DVD player for entertainment and relaxation, including a 12 person pick nic table. We have a 125 gallon solid fuel hot water heater. We have a 12 x 24 glass green house a garden area with a above ground sprinkler system. We have converted from electric to gas cooking with enough fuel to cook for at least 2 years. I have a shop area with tools welder cutting torch to build and fabricate what ever we may need.We are current putting in a out door kitchen. We are installing a 6 foot fence around the property. We do have much much more. we have implemented back up systems for almost every thing We work hard! We are very neat and organized. We are looking for others to join us for I know a single family cannot stand alone. We will not accept any freeloaders. We do not ask for any financial help. Only that you provide what personal stuff you may need for yourselves. If you feel you want to contribute that’s fine. If you don’t mind working hard caring for animals and getting your hands dirty a little we just might be the ones for you. We are looking for like minded individuals that know what is coming in this country and don’t mind working hard to survive it or defend it. We are dug in deep no plan for bugging out! If you think you got what it takes then you may respond here or email me @ Knightmagic101 [at] aol [dot] com. …Thanks Ricky J happy prepping

 

Edit: Phone number removed 30 Sept 2015.

Jul 142015
 

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After much thought I have decided to disband the group at the end of August instead of the end of the year as previous told. On August 31st the following will happen:

– All small groups are independent groups effective immediately. You are free to advertise group meeting on my blog as always. As well as offer advice on how to build, organize and lead your small group

– The easternncprepper [at] gmail [dot] com email account will be deleted. If you want me to send out any messages to the group before then email me the message and your contact information. Also please update your contact information to use the backroads2roots [at] gmail [dot] com account.

– The easternncprepper.com domain name will be used for advertisement after August 31st please update your bookmarks to backroads2roots.com. The easternncprepper information will be left for archive purposes.

– The Facebook easternncprepper page will be removed

Just because the group is ending does not mean I will cease to be active in the self reliance community or be willing to network and meet with other like minded people. Feel free to email or call me as always with questions, advice and contacts.

Jul 062015
 

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We are seeking some mature Christian disciples who would like to become a part of a “community of disciples” living together on the same piece of property and helping each other through the difficult times that are coming very shortly. We have 15.5 acres of land in northwestern North Carolina in the Brushy Mountains. We already have a 700+ foot deep well with plenty of good water, a creek on the property, an apple orchard, raised bed garden, a chicken coop, a mobile home for our family, several outbuildings, a beautiful library, wild game (deer and turkeys), blackberries, blueberries, and fig trees growing. We have incredible mountain views in every direction and several great building sites on the property.

We are looking for mature disciples who are walking close to the Lord on a daily basis, abiding in Him, prayer warriors, who know how to love and serve other people and walk in the fruit of the Spirit, and who desire to live together in community, loving and supporting one another. We need people who can bring skills, knowledge, tools, and resources with them to contribute to the building of a small community of disciples. We are rich in Christ, rich in family, rich in land, rich in wildlife, rich in Biblical truth, rich in love, rich in Biblical knowledge and books and study, while at the same time we are somewhat poor in resources, machinery, and skills. For example, we have an excellent deep well, but have no funds to buy a deep well pump to be able to access the water without electricity. We have plenty of land for growing things and raising animals, but we lack a tractor and even a riding lawnmower.

I grew up on the mission fields of Central Asia, and later served the LORD in Japan, South Sudan, and most recently in Haiti. I am married and we have two precious children ages 9 & 11. We live out our faith from what I like to call a Biblical Hebraic perspective, which means that we celebrate the Feasts of the LORD throughout the year, we believe in keeping God’s commandments and walking in His ways, we keep the Sabbath and rest from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, and we eat only what the Bible calls clean foods. We believe in all of the gifts of the Spirit and all of the fruit of the Spirit. We love God with all of our hearts, souls, and resources, and seek to love our neighbors as ourselves. We are living a set apart life walking in the narrow way. We are also homeschool parents and teach our own kids the fear of the LORD and how to walk in God’s commandments. We do lots of canning and are considering getting goats soon for milk, cheese, yoghurt, and meat.

If you would be interested in joining hands and hearts with another family or two in a community of disciples who are sold out completely to Jesus Christ and living according to His commandments and His Kingdom principles, then please contact us via this website. We have room for someone who has a motor home or a camper or even for someone who wants to start by pitching a tent. We have plenty of timber on the property and would like to build a community latrine, laundry area, and shower/bathing area. The first step would be for us to start corresponding by email and talking via telephone, getting to know each other. Then, as the Spirit leads, we would set up a face-to-face meeting here at our property and get to know each other better and show you the property and discuss the possibilities. If you are interested, add some information about your interest in the comments section, including how to reach you by email or phone. Or you can use this site to send me a message.

Jul 062015
 

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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

 

 

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Jul 042015
 

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Our team is coming along nicely. It looks like we are going to be preparing. the site to produce all our own food. We are still praying for one or two more families to join us in our effort to build a fully self sustaining, off grid, facility.  If God is calling you to join us contact me at:

truefaith (at) jesusanwers.com.

Jul 032015
 

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Have been getting ready for a few years, seems like no end. looking for a few people that might be interested in relocating to be part of a small group, would like to have female and male participants, have room for 3 -5 people who can bring skills. I am a vet. and also can and know how to do most type of construction, planting, fishing, shooting,cooking,camping. Skills needed are medical, security, comms, water, solar. should have a good supply of personal needs such as food, guns, ammo, and trade needs, as i have a good start myself. contact r c hughes 4 6 at g mail dotcom

Jun 122015
 

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Are you REALLY ready for the Event?

  • What if it happened next month?
  • Would it make more sense to affiliate with a group of like-minded folks who are organized and prepared for such an event because there is safety and skills in numbers?

The facts and your intuition about what is getting ready to happen can’t be denied.  We are heading for a major life-altering event.  Your logic is telling you something big is going to happen.

Then join a group that is serious about preparing for an event.  There is safety and skills in numbers. We have been preparing for several years to shelter our membership and sustain our existence for many years afterwards at a secluded and secure location with full-spectrum provisions for long-term survivability.

We are an organized multi-family prepper retreat located in central North Carolina.  Our membership comes from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. We don’t live there–we just prepare it for the day we know we will have to live there. We are not sure what will take place or when but we know it will. It is not a matter of if…it is a matter of when.

The 50-acre retreat has a deep well with pristine water, a pond and a fast-flowing creek. Deer, wild turkey and rabbit are abundant. We raise livestock such as rabbits, chickens and ducks.  We have several gardens (raised beds and tilled ground).   We grow food for consumption and medicinal plants as well. We also have a fruit orchard and numerous fruit bushes.  As a back-up, we have been planting natural growing non-cultivated food sources such as tubers, blackberries, etc.  Our objective is to be self-sufficient when we have to occupy our retreat.  We have also constructed a greenhouse to cultivate vegetables, sprouts and seedlings and adding a larger greenhouse to allow longer growing seasons.

We have recently added numerous solar panels to the ones we had stored.  We have a dedicated team working on Energy to determine exact power needs.

It is our belief that there is safety in numbers and a wider range of skill sets as well. We feel it is critical to store and prepare together than risk an isolated effort that cannot be defended when social order collapses. We all value our families’ safety enough to collaborate in preparing for that event.

I am a Vietnam Vet who served with an infantry unit as part of five years in the US Army. I have also served as CEO of three successful companies in my career so I know how to organize people and projects.

We have organized a retreat community made up of hard-working and dedicated folks preparing for an event.  Many of our membership are former military.

The retreat includes a small medical clinic as our membership includes several doctors,  a RN and an EMT. We are prepared for many medical emergencies or situations.

In addition to the medial staff listed above, our members also include several electrical engineers, an auto mechanic, a teacher, a competition shooter/fisherman, a seamstress, contractor, a former SWAT member and trained aviation mechanic and assembler. We have formed teams to address security/weaponry, medical care, food production, food preparation, communications, construction and energy.  Each team has a Team Leader and organizational charter.

Our motto is: Plan…Prepare…Practice.   

Our three-person Leadership Team sets executive policies and provides operational day-to-day decisions.  Issues that involve long-term implications or significant allocation of resources are bought before the group for discussion and input.  We do not run our organization like a commune or home owners association —but more like a corporate or quasi-military organization.  If you are looking for a pure democracy with extended deliberations and a vote on everything while progress is measured at a snail’s pace… pass us by.  If you are looking for a group to join that you can maintain a passive involvement, store food with your “name on the list” for “when the balloon goes up”… we are not the group for you.  We are looking for team-oriented individuals that bring useful skills and positive “can do” attitudes to the table with committed families to actively participate in and further develop what we have achieved so far in the following areas:

  • Operational facilities and extensive sustainable survival provisions maintained in a high state of readiness with the services of a full-time caretaker and group projects conducted at regular meetings.
  • Personal and group training in sustainable living skills (gardening, livestock, construction, food preservation/preparation), operational security / defensive skills, and medical/TCCC (tactical combat casualty care) training.
  • Solid relationships between members based on trust, competence, and contributions to the group over an extended period of time. Everyone in the community contributes from their resources and skill sets to make us a stronger group.

We hold monthly Gatherings which are also Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend every month. During a typical weekend we conduct numerous training sessions and defense simulations. Firearms and security training is part of every session and members are encouraged to seek out individual firearms training as well.  These workshops include working on developing the retreat as well as developing our skill sets. We have taken several of our members to other homesteading skill training programs in other parts of the state to improve homesteading skills. We have a 360+ page operations manual to support our members.

We also developed a separate 200-page Retreat Activation & Security Protocol that has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired military officers and several security systems experts. We have a 25-meter and 100-meter pistol and rifle range and provide training in basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use at every Gathering.  We have several trained instructors.  We also have an extensive CCTV camera system for surveillance with several monitoring stations. We take our security seriously.  After all, if you can’t defend it…it is not yours to keep.  Ours is defensible.

Additional training topics we have presented have included foot patrolling techniques, first aid and trauma medical care, compass reading and orienting, gardening, battery storage, food packaging, water purification, alternative energy devices, running & gunning, cheese sealing, EMP protection, herbs and homeopathy, essential oils, sanitation, candle making, operating earth moving equipment, solar energy, slaughtering and dressing of domestic livestock, and survival skills, etc.

We have accommodation cabins, RV spaces, a medical clinic, 2 laundry rooms, a well-house, a 3-room bath house with showers and laundry facilities, community center, provisions storage area, commercial kitchen and communications center/operations room. We have a large amount of stored water, solar energy, propane supply and wood burning as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions to include multi-layer nesting of all electronics within Faraday Cages.

We have installed a four-stage air filtration unit (with large bank of deep-cycle marine batteries) for our fallout shelter that can remove 99.99% of the impurities in the event of a NBC or fallout event. Every member has to have a functioning gas mask and fresh filter.  Our fallout shelter is self-contained and able to sustain the community members for weeks, if needed. We also have calibrated radiation monitoring equipment, dosimeters and hazmat suits for clean-up and outside monitoring.

To support our communications center, 4-5 of our members have Ham licenses.  Our communications center will monitor radio traffic and stay connected with a network of other ham operators when the event occurs. We also have our own internal switchboard system with hard-wired phone system.  As a precaution, we have duplicate equipment for everything.

The governance bodies are: an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leader, a Leadership Team and a Community Council (made of adult members).

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) at $250/month to pay for on-site caretaker/security personnel and utilities.  We all share in the development of the community through work every monthly Gathering. We don’t occupy the retreat until an event has occurred. Our members can also use the property for R&R to enjoy hunting, fishing, relaxing as we are surrounded by a large area with plentiful game.  We do have a one-time membership fee that is non-refundable. We have one cabin available as well as a several RV spaces (RV has full range of sewer, water and power hook-ups).

We are looking for capable and willing folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as energy (solar, etc.) patrolling, gardening, wood gathering, hunting, etc. We are also looking for additional skills to add to our mix.  No anti-government types or racists.  We are Constitutionalists and despite a major concern in how our government is run—we are pro-America.

Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and a background and criminal check.

Although we are secular, we are principally Christian but will consider all religions (or non-religious types).  We are not “Bible-thumpers” but have deep moral, spiritual and ethical beliefs.

We review our mission, vision and core values at every meeting and have a 12-page set of rules.

If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a like-minded group in North Carolina, then ask for an application.

The retreat is ready to be occupied by members at a moment’s notice. We keep the candle burning 24/7.  You could be one of those able to flee the perils of the decline of social order for the security of a small well-trained, organized, and prepared community.  How important is your family’s welfare and security? What are their lives worth to you?  Think about the advantages of a well-organized group when it comes to the safety and welfare of your loved ones when everything turns upside down. It is like owning an insurance policy you never want collected or that spare tire you keep in your trunk.

Don’t be caught in your house as the armed gangs are going door-to-door pillaging.    Don’t wait too late wishing that you had a secure and organized bug-out location to escape the dangerous world that awaits us.

We have been told by several TV production companies that have approached us for filming that we are one of the most organized groups they have come across.  Then why haven’t you seen us on TV?  It is simple…our OpSec and obscurity is far more important than ‘15 minutes of fame.’  We are preppers–not food hoarders or entertainers.

If your family’s security and safety is critical to you and you live in North Carolina, Virginia or South Carolina, contact us today. Contact me via email: sgtprepper2 (at) gmail (dot) com to request an application and list of further requirements.  We are serious—are you?

Jun 122015
 

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can you imagine in just one hour your world changes?  Just off our coast something happens to cause the greatest tidal wave man has ever seen.  If you live any with 100 miles you’ll have to time all will be gone. If you live with 200 miles you’ll be on the run, The roads will be jammed, people fighting for the last bit of food and water on the shelves. Shortly the effect is felt across the entire nation.The word from very reliable sources say that 6,000 retail stores will be closing this year. Other top scientist warn of a 2.5 mile comet hitting the earth. Jade Helm is not in all those western states for nothing. This is no joke! I was there to see how things go down in a major disaster. When Katrina hit everyone who lived on the coast had their lives changed forever. Violence was everywhere, gunshots in the night warning of looters. That was Nothing, 911 was nothing compared to what is about to happen.

There is a group of people Christians from the southeast who have formed, “The Southeastern Christian Preppers Retreat”. It will be a place of safety in the mountains where you are invited to live in community. The land has river frontage, room for your own small survival cabin, hunting, fishing, secluded from the danger below.

Currently, we are working on a nuclear shelter for protection. We are only taking a small number of people for now. We need your help financially, and labor. in exchange you’ll have your own place of safety to bug out to or live year round. do your homework and see if I am telling you the truth about the coming days, and then join us to get this work done. truefaith (at) jesusanswers (dot) com

this is for everybody in Fl, Ga, SC, NC, Tenn, Ky and Va.  Please understand! it is worse than you think

Jun 092015
 

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Southern Appalachia, Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama.

5 men ranging from 15 to 63, two with special ops and technical military experience seek a few good men or women to join a group on small farm on 157,000 acres. .Water, land, provided. Looking for serious preppers only with a minimum of $25,000 to invest in their own survival. Co-op arrangement with two family prepper groups within a mile. Serious inquiries only. Prefer southerners as they do not stick out like a sore thumb in rural Appalachia. No offense intended but it is a true statement. No maybe thinking about maybe doing something sometime people please.

May 292015
 

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I am an Army Infantry vet and although I am fairly new to this “prepping” thing, I do see the need for it, just like I see the value in the whole “strength in numbers” thing too.
So…if you are ex-military, law enforcement, or have other useful training, knowledge or resources to contribute, please email me at warhorsing [at] gmail [dot] com. I would like to start/join a group in the area I work and live, cause if your like me, you have a life a job, possibly kids, but if your on this site, you know that “life” will probably not remain as we know it for too much longer. So I hope to start or at least join a no-nonsense core group of trustworthy individuals who still retain strong morals, and will take this venture as seriously as I intend to.

JD