Nov 222014
 

I am a former US Army Infantry soldier who served in Iraq with an honourable discharge. I originally signed up as a Bradley driver and spent 6 months in charge of my Bradley vehicle. I was promoted quickly throughout the ranks and placed in a more suitable position to match my expert marksman skills. I have extensive training with military weapons, camouflage making using the woods around you, breaching, field medic, detain and interrogating techniques, vehicle inspecting and search, close quarter combat, close quarter battle, land navigating, hand to hand, martial arts, and many more that have to do with military training. I also am knowledgeable in vehicle mechanics, electrical work, carpentry, computers, message therapy, acupuncture, lock picking, vehicle hot-wire, crop harvesting, animal breeding, dog training, cooking, sewing, body and mind training, camouflage, trap making, hunting and fishing, weapon modification and canning. I have taught combat and self defence for over 10 years and have knowledge on surviving in the wilderness without any water or food. My bilingual skills will also be a very valuable asset to any community. I probably left out a few but this will give you an idea of how I’ve used my spare time. I am a single parent raising three wonderful teens, ages 14-15-19 and they are the best kids in the world. I have over 25+ years in martial arts and weapons training in Jiu-Jitsu, Shodokan, Ishinriu Karate, Boxing and Judo, all my children are trained in martial arts with the oldest having 14+ years of experience, weapons cleaning and safety handling, shooting and environmental awareness. My children have well rounded skills and are always learning as I spend time with each of them teaching them at their own pace. We have civilian versions of military weapons with plenty of ammo and am always adding to our inventory when possible. I have equipment for loading my own ammo and can teach others how to do the same.

I am not interested in paying some membership fee to feel like I can have a safe place to bug-out, I can and will survive anywhere and have the extensive skills to overcome any opponent if need be from a very far distance (400M +), my AR10 .308 never fails. I have obtained expert medals from the US Army for my shooting skills, I am an excellent asset to any group and when the time comes to choose I will be the one to make that decision.

We live in Winston Salem, NC and would like to meet others that have similar interest as us to share ideas and skills.

Nov 152014
 

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.

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 physician’s assistant, 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 numerous engineers, an auto mechanic, a teacher, a competition shooter/fisherman, a seamstress, a project manager, and construction carpenter, 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, and construction/power.  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 $200/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?

Oct 162014
 

Older, married, former Deputy, former Military “contractor’ (we’re talking late 1970s), current CCW Instructor, woodworker, etc. Call me a skills collector. Currently living on 16 acres in the Hampstead area and work in the computer/internet industry. Also maintain a growing online library of about 5000 books from the 1800s through early 1900s on pretty much every skills, craft and technology there was.

Looking to make some informal contacts with other preppers in the area. Not looking for a group to join just to network with other folks who share similar interests.

Oct 152014
 

We have been a small group for about 3 years and it started off as a fun thing that everyone enjoyed doing but in the past year with the way the world is looking we have turned the group into a really prepper group and now we are looking to get new member. We are looking for members in the Raleigh area, Sanford area, and the fort Bragg area. The way we work is based on a lose military rank setup. We have former military, police and what I like to call normal people in the group with other skills that we need. We try to meet every 2 weeks to shoot and talk and just keep everyone close and to just hear everyone out about new ideas and new events in the world. Our group is based heavily on combat/defense meaning that when we get together we shoot and we work on small group movements and tactical drills. This does not mean we don’t do other things we also camp and hike to keep all of our skills in good shape. Our group has to be able to keep ourselves safe and be able to move fast because we have a long distance to travel if something does happen to reach or safe bug out location. We are looking for anyone of any age most of the group is mid-twenties so if you are older and don’t like listening to someone younger then you that knows more then you this group is not for you. We are looking for families and older members we could really use the wisdom that they would bring to the table. We do have a tryout stage which the first part is we meet and just talk and feel each other out to see if we are right for each other. The second stage is gear and shooting skills if you cannot shoot don’t worry we have great experts that can help you become great you just got to be willing to learn. We have a lot more we do but that will be answered if you get up with us. If you want peace prepare for war. For more info please each me at jernigan09@yahoo(dot)com have a great day hope to hear from you!!!

Sep 042014
 

Howdy, we are looking to join some good Christian people in the North Georgia Mountain’s or Western North Carolina. We both have skills in building, hunting, fishing, gardening. We have a camper and lot of equipment. No we have never belonged to a group but with the way things look we would like to join together with like minded people. We are also willing to help buy in to some acreage if the plan is a good one. We are in our fifties but we are young at heart, healthy and work and play hard. You can contact us at fairhairedchild [at] netzero [dot] com or by this post.  Thanks for reading~Alleythecat

Aug 122014
 

Looking for likeminded individuals to join our small group to share in skills and knowledge. Men, women and children welcome. We are comprised of four small families at this point. We go to the farm as offten as possible to train and practice. The area is comprised of a farm surrounded by woods and swamps. The property meets up to a state park / national wildlife refuge. Looking for those with any and all types of useful skill set. Bring your own gear, we are not a resort, we buy or make ours. We are in the process of having things set up as soon as possible. We are close to Suffolk in Virginia and close to Elizabeth City in North Carolina. Contact me if interested for more information at backwoodsncboy at g mail dot com.

Jul 112014
 

Are you REALLY Ready

  • Just how prepared are you if something 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 pending 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 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 goats, chickens and ducks, and are adding rabbits in the fall.  We have several gardens (raised beds and tilled ground).   We will grow food for consumption and medicinal plants as well. We also have a fruit orchard and numerous fruit bushes.  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.

It is our belief that there is more safety in numbers and wider range of skills as well. We feel it is more 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 physician’s assistant, and an RN. We are prepared for many medical emergencies or situations.

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

Our motto is: Plan…Prepare…Practice.   

We have a three-person Leadership Team to make executive policy and 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 buy.  If you are looking for a group to join that you can maintain a passive involvement 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 that 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 take our security seriously.  After all, if you can’t defend it…it is not yours to keep.

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, cheese sealing, EMP protection, herbs and homeopathy, 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 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.

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) at $200/month to pay for onsite caretaker/security personnel and utilities.   We all share in the development of the community through work every 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 several cabins available as well as a several RV spaces.

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 each 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 near Virginia or safety and skill development, 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.

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?

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!

Apr 082014
 

I’m an individual looking for a community to join and add my effort to. Somewhere warm would be preferable, South of the M/D Line. I’m best with animals, both farming and hunting. Looking for a community in an area or with members who have thriving small businesses I might find work with as an Administrative Assistant. I can forward my resume to anyone interested. ki.ritter813 at gmail dot com.

 Posted by at 2:06 pm
Mar 252014
 

I have decided I would like to start a prepping/survivalist group.  This group would meet at least one time a month. It will have RANK STRUCTURE like the military.  Everyone will have their own job or duty to do but will be cross trained to be able to do any job the group may have.

Minimum requirements will  be:

  1. Own at least 1 handgun or rifle with a minimum of 100 Rounds.
  2. Must be able to qualify with your handgun or rifle.
  3. Must be able to get a long with others and settle disputes in a civilized fashion.
  4. Must be able to obey a chain of command.
  5. Must have a BUG OUT BAG, EMERGENCY BAG, or an EVERYDAY CARRY BAG
  6. Willing to follow the rules set forth by the group leaders.

I understand some people do not agree with a group like this but some people agree with it.  We will all work together as a team to figure out all the plans on how things should operate.  I have no limit on the amount of people that can be a part of the group.  The more the group has, the merrier.  I would like to have at least 25-30 people though.

 

I would like to have the following members for each group:

  • Medical: 2+
  • Security: 15+
  • Gunsmith/Armorer: 1+
  • Mechanic: 1+
  • Food/Water: 4+
  • Carpenter: 2+
  • Group Daycare: 3+
  • General members: 10+

The group will be for people in SW Virginia, East TN , & NW North Carolina.

I will update this as I get a chance but these are the basics for the moment.

Mar 232014
 
  1. Do you really have confidence that the government will be there within a week or so after The Event?
  2. Just how prepared are you if something happened next week?
  3. 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 are telling you something big is going to happen–then listen to your heart and join a group that is serious about preparing for an event.  We are ready to sustain ourselves long after the stored provisions have been used up and we can defend what is ours.

We are an organized multi-family prepper retreat located in central North Carolina near Virginia. 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 occupy it. 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 surrounded by many acres of state protected hunting land. Deer, wild turkey and rabbit are abundant. We raise livestock such as goats, chickens, ducks, and are adding rabbits soon.  We are stocking large amounts of manure to amend the soil and have several gardens that are tended by our on-site staff. We will grow food for consumption and medicinal plants as well. We also have a fruit orchard with 18 trees and numerous fruit bushes.  We have been planting natural growing non-cultivated food sources such as tubers.  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.

It is our belief that there is more safety in numbers and wider range of skills in those numbers as well. We feel it is more critical to store and prepare together than risk an isolated effort that cannot be defended when social order collapses. We all believe there is a strong likelihood that a major event will occur within the next one to two years and value our families’ safety enough to collaborate in preparing for that event.

I am a Vietnam Vet who served with an infantry unit (173rd Airborne) 1969-70 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.

Having had firsthand experience defending perimeters against intrusion, I have developed a means to secure what we have.  If you plan to attempt an intrusion after the event, make sure you have identified who gets your personal effects because they will be collecting them.

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

The retreat includes a small medical clinic as our membership includes several doctors, a physician’s assistant, and an RN. We are ready for many medical emergencies or situations.

The members also include numerous engineers, an auto mechanic, a teacher, a homesteader and trained beekeeper, and a competition shooter/fisherman. Additional members include a seamstress, a project manager, construction carpenter, an IT professional and a pilot. We have formed seven teams to address security/weaponry, medical care, food production, food preparation, communications, construction and power, and child welfare and education.  Each has a Team Lead and charter.

We review our Vision, Mission, and Core Values at every Gathering.  Our motto is: Plan…Prepare…Practice.    

We hold monthly Gatherings which are also Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend every month. During that weekend we conduct many training sessions. 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. I have spoken several times on retreat management at these conferences. We have a 360+ page operations manual to support our members.

We also have a separate 100+ page Retreat Activation & Perimeter Security Protocol that has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired military officers and a current security systems expert. Perimeter security includes numerous anti-intrusion deterrents, warning system, and anti-personnel devices.  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.  One of our members, former military, is a qualified weapons instructor.

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

We have 8 accommodation cabins, seven RV spaces, a medical clinic, 2 laundry rooms, a well-house, a 3-room bath house with showers, community center, provisions storage area, commercial kitchen and commo room. We have 4000 gallons 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.

We have our own communications center and equipment to “stay connected.” Several of our members have Tech Licenses and several are studying for General. We are now erecting a 90 foot mast tower with five antennas.  Our communications center will monitor radio traffic and stay connected 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 Planning Council and a Community Council.

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) and share in the development of the community through their work every Gathering. We don’t occupy the retreat until an event has occurred. The rent is nominal based on size of the cabin or RV. The rent helps to cover part of the expenses of keeping staff there 24/7.  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 and state protected hunting land. We do have a one-time membership fee that is non-refundable. We have two cabins available as well as a couple RV spaces.

We are looking for capable and willing folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as patrolling, gardening, wood gathering, hunting, etc. We are also looking for additional skills to add to our mix.

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.

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

The retreat has a full-time grounds keeper and caretaker that provide security and upkeep.

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-armed, organized and prepared community.  How important is your family’s welfare and security? Think about the advantages of a well-organized group when it comes to the safety and welfare of your loved ones. It is like owning an insurance policy you never want collected.

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.

Is your family’s security and safety worth it? Of course it is. Contact us today. Contact sgtprepper2 [at] gmail [dot] com to request an application and list of further requirements.  I can also send you pictures of the retreat so you can see what we have accomplished.  We are serious—are you?

Mar 182014
 

Hello all, I would like to know if there are any preppers in the New Bern, Havelock, Morehead City area that would like to meet and share ideas and thoughts. If we get enough people together we can start a monthly or bi monthly meeting. Let me know your thoughts.

Mark

Feb 082014
 

Hi to all. I am a 54 year old male with substantial farm and animal husbandry, interests in Permaculture, food forests, aquaponics, small “low maintenance as possible” food production models. I have lived in community (twice) and learned alot (one good one bad experience). I like the idea of private land but with cooperation between neighbors who are geographically close. I have scaled back my own ideas of sustainability–after a false start buying some bad land, I now know that I can support myself on about an acre and that four people is a good number to cooperate on a small farm system. To me, prepping is not about hoarding food and bullets and hightailing it out of the city but to already be where you want to be, producing and eating healthy food, and living a sustainable life, in both good times and bad. I am looking for a few good people and a few acres in Texas. No racists, anarchists, apocalyptic-hopefuls, just some nice people, individuals, couples or a small family that wants to develop a mini-farm, and live well. I am in Austin. If there is nothing suitable in Texas I would say that I am willing to consider Arkansas, Tennessee, NC, SC, GA and Alabama. Thanks for reading. Good luck to everybody who is seeking a sustainable, sane future……

Dec 092013
 

Looking to develop a local network in the area.  Ideally would be a mixture of hunters, logistics, military, farmers and if course medical personnel would be ideal. Ideally would like to development a centralized BOL that would be off grid and viable for long term occupancy.

Oct 242013
 

Hello all. I am 23 years old and college educated. I enjoy backpacking and being outdoors, so although I am relatively new to prepping I know a bit about wilderness survival. I am looking for a prepper group to meetup with in Randolph or Guilford County. I have also created a forum for all preppers to network and communicate with each other. http://ncprepping.freeforums.org/

Oct 112013
 

Have you asked yourself these questions lately?

1. 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?

2. Just how prepared are you if something happened next week?

If the facts and your intuition are telling you something big is going to happen–then join a group that is preparing for it. We are prepared to sustain ourselves long after the stored provisions have been used up.

We are an organized multi-family prepper retreat located in central North Carolina near Virginia. 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 occupy it. We are not sure how that will take place or when but we know it will.

The retreat has a deep well, a pond and a fast flowing creek surrounded by many acres of state protected hunting land. Deer, wild turkey and rabbit are abundant. We have livestock such as goats, chickens, ducks, and are adding rabbits soon. We have several gardens that are tended by our on-site staff. We will grow food for consumption and medicinal plants as well. We also have a fruit orchard with 18 trees and numerous fruit bushes. We have been planting natural growing non-cultivated food sources such as tubers. Our objective is to be self-sufficient when we have to occupy our retreat. We have also constructed a greenhouse to cultivate vegetables and seedlings.

It is our belief that there is safety in numbers and skills in those numbers as well. We feel it is more critical to store and prepare together than risk an isolated effort that cannot be defended when social order fails. We believe there is a strong likelihood that a major event will occur within the next year or two and value our families’ safety enough to collaborate in preparing for that event.

I am a Vietnam Vet who served with an infantry unit (173rd Airborne) 1969-70 as part of five years in the US Army. I have organized a retreat community made up of a retired Special Forces officer, several retired naval officers, several former Army, Navy, and Air Force vets. We have non-veterans as well.

The retreat includes a small medical clinic as our membership includes a doctor, a physician’s assistant, retired Army medic/EMT and an RN. We are prepared for many medical emergencies or situations.

The members also include two mechanical engineers, an auto mechanic, a teacher, a homesteader and trained beekeeper, a shooter /fisherman. Additional members include a seamstress, a teacher, construction carpenter, an IT professional and a pilot. We have formed teams to address solar power, water/wind power, hunting, food preparation, water purification, recycling, gardening, orchard management, hygiene, armorer, herbalist, etc.

We hold Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend every other month. We have, until recently, conducted monthly training sessions. 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. I have spoken several times this year on retreat management at these conferences. We have a 360+ page operations manual to support our members. Part of the ops manual is a 60+ page security section that has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired Special Forces officers and a current security systems expert.

We also have a separate 100+ page Retreat Activation & Perimeter Security Protocol. Perimeter security includes patrols, fortified LP/OPs, fortified defensive positions, a watch tower, security cameras, Early Warming Systems, and numerous anti-intrusion deterrents and devices. We have a 35 meter and 150 meter pistol and rifle range and provide on-going training in basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use.

Additional training topics have included foot patrolling techniques, compass reading and orienting, gardening, food packaging, alternative energy devices, cheese sealing, EMP protection, herbs and homeopathy, sanitation, solar energy, slaughtering and dressing of domestic animals, small unit patrol techniques, reloading, and survival skills, etc.
We have 8 accommodation cabins, eight RV spaces, a medical clinic, 2 laundry rooms, well-house, a 3-room bath house with showers, community center, provisions storage area, kitchen and commo room. We have 4000 gallons of stored water, solar energy, solar backup generators for water pumps, propane supply and wood burning as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions to include nesting 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 radiation monitoring equipment, dosimeters and hazmat suits for clean-up and outside monitoring.

We have our own communications center and equipment to “stay connected.” Several of our members have Tech Licenses. We are in the process of securing a 75 foot antenna. Our communications center will monitor radio traffic and stay connected when the event occurs. We also have our own internal switchboard system. As a precaution, we have stored all our electronics in Faraday Cages for EMP protection and have duplicate equipment for everything.

The governance bodies are: an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leader, a Planning Council and a Community Council made up of various members. We periodically meet via WebEx in a virtual online meeting.

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) and share in the development of the community through their work every two months on a weekend. We don’t occupy the retreat until an event has occurred. The rent is nominal based on size of the cabin or RV. It helps to cover part of the expenses of keeping staff there 24/7. 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 and state protected hunting land. We do have a one-time membership fee that is non-refundable. We have several cabins available as well as a couple RV spaces.

We have recently established a process to allow new members to progressively build their stores over a period of 5-6 months as we do have requirements for weapons, ammo, food, etc.

We are looking for capable and willing folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as patrolling, gardening, wood gathering, hunting, etc. We are also looking for skills to add to our mix.

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 and ethical beliefs.

If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a like-minded group in North Carolina near Virginia or safety and skill development, then ask for an application.
The retreat has a full-time grounds keeper and a full-time caretaker for maintenance and security. Our caretaker is retired Army.

It is ready to be occupied by members at a moment’s notice. You could be one of those able to flee the perils of the decline of social order for the security of a small well-armed and prepared community.

We are preppers–not food hoarders. We are serious—are you? Think about the advantages of a well-organized group when it comes to the safety and welfare of your loved ones. Don’t be caught in your house wishing you had a secure and organized bug-out location to escape the strange and dangerous world that awaits us.

Is your family’s security and safety worth it? Of course it is. Contact us today. Contact sgtprepper2 [at] gmail [dot] com to request an application and list of further requirements.

Aug 102013
 

I have been prepping for the past 6 years and would like to find a place to either move to or have to bug out to.  Would prefer to have an acreage with home, land with enough trees for fuel, gardening, live stock, propane tank, wood stove, stand by generator, and etc.  Would consider buying into a retreat that is either in the making or that is already built. Please email me if you know of anything that I might be interested in.  Thank You, Brenda

suzienok [at] aol [dot] com

Jul 152013
 

Have you asked yourself these questions lately?

Would it make more sense to affiliate with a group of similar-minded folks who are organized and prepared for such an event? Is there safety and skills in numbers? Of course there are.

If the facts and your intuition are telling you something big is going to happen–then join a group that is preparing for it.  We are prepared to sustain ourselves long after the stored provisions have been used up.

We are an organized multi-family prepper retreat located in central North Carolina near Virginia. 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 occupy it.

The retreat has a deep well, a pond and a fast flowing creek surrounded by many acres of state protected hunting land. Deer, wild turkey and rabbit are abundant. We have livestock available such as goats, chickens, ducks, and are adding rabbits.
We have several gardens that are tended by our on-site staff. We will grow food for consumption and medicinal plants as well. We also have a fruit orchard and fruit bushes.  Our aim is to be self-sufficient when we have to occupy our retreat.

We all believe that there is safety in numbers and skills in those numbers as well. We feel it is more critical to store and prepare together than risk an isolated effort. We believe there is a strong likelihood that a major event will occur within the next calendar year or two and value our families’ safety enough to collaborate in preparing for that event.

I am a Vietnam Vet who served with an infantry unit (173rd Airborne) 1969-70 as part of five years in the US Army. I have organized a retreat community made up of a retired Special Forces officer, several retired naval officers, several former Army, Navy, and Air Force vets.

The retreat includes a medical clinic with members that include a doctor, a physician’s assistant, retired Army medic/EMT and an RN. We are prepared for many medical emergencies.

The members also include two mechanical engineers, a mechanic, a teacher, a homesteader and trained beekeeper, a shooter /fisherman. Additional members include a seamstress, a teacher, construction carpenter, and a pilot. We have formed teams to address solar power, water/wind power, hunting, food preparation, water purification, recycling, gardening, orchard management, hygiene, armorer, weapons instructor, herbalist, etc.  We have six major teams with team captains.

We hold two-day Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend every other month. We have, until recently, conducted monthly training sessions. 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. I have spoken and will speak several times this year on retreat management. We have a 360+ page operations to support our members. Part of the ops manual is a 60+ page security section that has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired Special Forces officers and a current security systems expert.

Our own training topics have included basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use, foot patrolling techniques, gardening, food packaging, alternative energy devices, herbs and homeopathy, sanitation, solar energy, small unit patrol techniques, reloading, and survival skills, etc. We have 8 accommodation cabins, eight RV spaces, a medical clinic, laundry room, well house, a 4-room bath house, well house, community center, provisions storage area, kitchen and commo room. We have solar energy, solar backup generators for water pumps, propane supply and wood burning as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions to include nesting within Faraday Cages.

We are currently installing a four-stage air filtration unit in our fallout shelter that can remove 99.97% of the impurities in the event of a NBC event.

We also have our own communications center and equipment to “stay connected.” Several of our members have successfully completed the Ham Tech License test. Our communications center will monitor radio traffic and stay connected, if and when. As a precaution, we have stored our electronics in Faraday Cages for EMP protection.

The governance bodies are: an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leader, a Planning Council and a Community Council made up of various members. We periodically meet via WebEx in a virtual online meeting.

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) and share in the development of the community through their work. The rent is nominal based on size of the cabin or RV. 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 and state protected hunting land. We do have a one-time membership fee that is non-refundable. We have several cabins available as well as a couple RV spaces.

We are looking for capable and willing folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as patrolling, gardening, wood gathering, hunting, etc. We are also looking for skills to add to our mix.

Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and a background and criminal check. Each candidate family must have 9 months of food provisions at 2400 calories per day per person. We also have ammo and weapon requirements.

Although we are secular, we are principally Christian but will consider all religions (or non-religious types).

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

The retreat has a full-time grounds keeper and a full-time caretaker for maintenance and security. It is ready to be occupied by members at a moment’s notice. You could be one of those.

We are preppers–not food hoarders. We are serious—are you? Think about the advantages of a well-organized group when it comes to the safety and welfare of your loved ones. Don’t be caught in your house wishing you had a secure and organized bug-out location to escape the strange and dangerous world that awaits us.

Is your family’s security and safety worth it? Of course it is. Contact us today. Contact sgtprepper2 [at] gmail [dot] com to request an application and list of further requirements.

Jun 272013
 

We have room for one more serious Prepper!

Concerned for you and/or your family’s safety in the event of a breakdown of society or other disaster? Been prepping for some time but haven’t found the perfect place to go? Consider joining a small, self-sufficient community in the middle of hundreds of acres in Kentucky. This is a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an intentional community.

Due to the limited amount of unassigned space, we will be accepting applications for the remaining space. You are purchasing a life tenancy in your own housing and will share common spaces. Also included is your share of the foodstuffs that we grow, raise and hunt. Your utility bill will be your own responsibility. Electric should be eliminated when our alternative energy is installed. The locked in, one time, buy-in fee is paid in advance but could equate to as low as $150/month for housing and food, depending on the time period you are here.
*This offer as stated is for one individual. The fee will be adjusted for families according to the number of it’s members.

Military backgrounds, carpenters, teachers, welders, woodworkers, bee keeper, kitchen helpers (such as cooking, prep, canning, cleanup, cheese and soap making, etc…), electricians, mechanics, gardeners, marksmen, hunters, skinners, organic farmers, gatherers, butchers, fishermen, muscle, those skilled in animal care/upkeep and anyone well versed in solar and alternative energies are especially desirable. Multiple skill sets make you a more desirable applicant. Anyone having none of those skills (mostly children) are part of a general clean up crew and can choose to train in other areas that interest them. Each individual involved will be responsible for utilizing their own skill sets to the best of their ability at all times as well as learning new skills.

The ability to get along with others, follow orders if/when necessary from any person in their particular field of expertise and be a self-starter with a positive attitude are all imperative. You must exercise common sense, cooperation and have a willingness to participate. Those that are able to be employed are asked to do so in order for the group to be able to increase stockpiles and make improvements for the good of our homesteads, our community and property and a whole. Each individual will do his or her part according to their capabilities.

If this interests you, contact us as soon as possible to state your interest, to apply or for more information. You must leave valid contact information including email address and phone number or be considered spam. Our decision will be made shortly, so don’t delay.

May 022013
 

Hi All,

I am a 49-year-old female Navy Vet.  Have felt something coming for 20 years and have been researching since. In the last 6 months, I have had an increasing sense of urgency. I hope to find some like-minded, practical, folks to talk with. After the Boston “shutdown” my urgency went ballistic! My credit is not good, but my salary is okay…looking for land now. If you are of similar thought process (and are not looking for a very religious person), please contact me. A perfect situation, to me, would be a large tract of land…everyone would own their own part, with a common section…I am looking at smaller versions I could handle myself, but know that alone it could be much more difficult to thrive. After much research, I am looking in WV, NC, TN, KY, VA. I really loved AR, but is too far away.  I was really glad to find this site, and look forward to talking with you all!!  chrismeier77_at_gmail.com (chrismeier77 [at] gmail [dot] com)

 Posted by at 6:32 am
Apr 252013
 

Have you asked yourself these questions lately?

1. Can I really provide security for my family if there is a major event?
2. Can I truly secure my home as a Bug-in-Location against potential intrusion?
3. Does my family have the skills to grow our own foods to replace what we have stored after we have consumed it?
4. Do we really have the other skills and knowledge to survive post-event?
5. Is my family really ready for this level of emergency?
6. Would it make more sense to affiliate with a group of similar-minded folks who are organized and prepared for such an event? Is there safety in numbers? Are there skills in numbers?

We are an 11-family prepper retreat located in central North Carolina near Virginia. Our membership comes from Northern 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.

The retreat has a deep well, a pond and a fast flowing creek surrounded by many acres of state protected hunting land. Deer, wild turkey and rabbit are abundant.

We all believe that there is safety in numbers and skills in those numbers as well. We feel it is more critical to store and prepare together than risk an isolated effort. We believe there is a strong likelihood that a major event will occur within the next calendar year or two and value our families’ safety enough to collaborate in preparing for that event. .

I am a Vietnam Vet who served with an infantry unit (173rd Airborne) 1969-70 as part of five years in the US Army. I have organized a retreat community made up of a retired Special Forces officer, several retired naval officers, several former Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine vets.

The retreat includes a medical clinic with a doctor, a physician’s assistant, two RNs, chiropractor, and a pharmacist. The members also include two electrical engineers, two mechanical engineers, a mechanic, a teacher, security systems company owner, a homesteader and trained beekeeper, a couple of tournament shooters and one tournament fisherman. Additional members include a seamstress, construction carpenter, a pilot and IT and systems expert. We have formed teams to address solar power, water/wind power, hunting, food preparation, water purification, recycling, gardening, orchard management, hygiene, armorer, weapons instructor, herbalist, etc. We have six major teams with team captains. We hold two-day Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend a month. 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. Some have taken the tactical combat arms workshops.

I have spoken and will speak several times this year on retreat management. We have a 360+ page operations to support our members. Part of the ops manual is a 60-page security section that has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired Special Forces officers and a current security systems expert.

Our own training topics have included basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use, foot patrolling techniques, gardening, food packaging, alternative energy devices, herbs and homeopathy, sanitation, solar energy, small unit patrol techniques, reloading, and survival skills, etc. We have 8 accommodation cabins, eight RV spaces, a medical clinic, laundry room, well house, a 4-room bath house, well house, community center, provisions storage area, kitchen and commo room. We have solar energy, solar backup generators for water pumps, propane supply and wood burning as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions to include nesting in Faraday Cages.

We also have our own communications equipment to “stay connected.” Five of our members have successfully completed the Ham Tech License test and two have completed their General license..  We have stored our electronics in Faraday Cages for EMP protection.

The governance bodies are:  an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leader, a 5-person Planning Council and a Community Council made up of members. We periodically meet via WebEx in a virtual online meeting. All families are required to meet once a month at the retreat for discussion, decision-making, team meetings and work details.

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) and share in the development of the community through their work. The rent is nominal based on size of the cabin or RV. 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 now have two cabins available.

We are looking for the following skills: plumber, former military ideally with actual combat experience, Ham operator (experienced to help set up communications network), aquaponics, welder, electrician, farmer or serious food grower, or combat engineer-type. We also prefer families with older teens able to help with security. We are looking for able-bodied folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as patrolling, gardening, wood gathering, etc.

Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and a background and criminal check. Each candidate family must have 9 months of food provisions at 2400 calories per day per person with at least a 25% fat content (67g per day). We also have ammo and weapon requirements that if you do not have now could be near impossible to fill in short order due to the availability issues of both.

We are principally Christian but will consider all religions. If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a like-minded group in North Carolina to join for safety and skill development, then ask for an application.

The retreat has a full-time grounds keeper and a full-time caretaker for maintenance and security.

Contact sgtprepper2 [at] gmail [dot] com if you want an application and list of further requirements. We are preppers–not food hoarders. We are serious—are you?  Think about the advantages of a well-organized group when it comes to the safety and welfare of your loved ones.

Mar 292013
 

I’m new to this site and have an offer to throw out there to those that are serious about prepping/homesteading/surviving and thriving. I’m looking for a family, a small group of prepper homesteaders or capable men that have the capital to assist in purchasing 40+ acres of secluded property in the northern half of middle Tennessee. It’s in an area that I believe is safely out of danger (God willing) of the fault lines of Mississippi and No. Carolina. It has the best of everything – wooded & cleared, hilly & level, 4 sources of water, excellent hunting and only one road in. There are two houses on the property that are both in need of repairs. I can assist with repairs, but I’m not capable of doing it all. I’m pre-approved for a loan, but need someone else to partner with for the rest of the money it will take to purchase, do the repairs, get us off the grid and procure livestock for a self-sufficient, thriving survival for us all. Maybe you’re just looking for a secure location to park your camper so you can get through this? Any situation will be considered but you need to be able to add something to the cause.

The exact location will not be disclosed until the time is right (after we have secured the property), and even then, should not be disclosed to anyone outside of our group for the safety of our members and unit as a whole.

A family or as many strong, handy, knowledgeable, common sense, Constitution loving men that can fit into the second home would be welcomed. Someone with a military background would be a plus to help train the rest of us if need be. Mechanical training, construction and being familiar with setting up alternative energy is also desired in one or more members. Of course, proficiency with weapons, whether for hunting or protection is ranked right up there with breathing. Everyone should try their hand at every task – you might have some yet undiscovered talents.

There is always more to learn and always safety in numbers as long as we’re all like-minded. Of course, we’d all have to meet and get along. First approved will help with choosing anyone else that is being included for consideration.

If a family took the second house, there might be room in the primary residence with us for one male.

Although serious about prepping, I’d like to live as “normal” as possible for as long as it lasts, continue preparing and practicing, then kick into gear when need be. I would like to find others that are also serious and have varied skill sets. To name a few, I am well versed in gardening, animal husbandry, cooking & baking, canning, dehydrating, alternative medicine, so I have much of the nutrition and health aspect covered. What do you bring to the table?

Your personal items and preps are your own unless you choose to share (without undue coercion). Sharing, fair trade and bartering is encouraged for personal items and preps. The hunters and gatherers of the group as well as the gardening and raising of the animals, etc… will be doing so for the good of the group as a whole, as not everyone has those skills. Everyone will be required help in some form or fashion, according to their capabilities. Each individuals job will be what they are good at or what they choose to apprentice in and help out where and when they are needed.

Everyone of age or that has something to add will be heard and considered in the decision making process for the good of the group as a whole so that we feel like family and can trust one another. The final decision on any matter will rest with myself and the other primary financier of the project. At a moments notice, the “control” will change over to whomever is the most knowledgeable in that particular instance or situation until the problem is solved. We need to kick into gear and have each others backs in any circumstance we may encounter.

Only those initially approved will be permitted, so friends and family members that realize at the last minute that you weren’t crazy after all will have to make other arrangements. It shouldn’t be a problem since no one will be advertising the location to anyone outside of our group. If, as a group, we decide to admit anyone else later in time, the members will have a vote. All skill sets and what the person or persons bring to the table and space available will be considered before a decision will be made, as will the opinion of the current members.

I thought I’d throw this out there just in case it fell into the right laps. There are a lot of people scouting around for a bug out location, group to join or place to live but haven’t set anything up already. I was a member of a group that sat around and talked, but never took any action. I don’t think we should wait any longer. Act fast. Talk’s cheap and time’s a wastin’. If you’re serious, contact me a.s.a.p. through this site and be sure to leave your contact information so that I can reach you. Until then, keep your powder dry and good luck to all!

Mar 292013
 

Hello to all in the Jacksonville area of North Carolina. I would like to meet or talk to fellow preppers/survivalist in the area to either talk about plans, bug out locations, ideas on how to do anything that invovles bush craft or anything about self sufficiency. It is my wife, daughter, and me that are in our little group for right now and we are all on the same page except our daughter who is only a year old.

Mar 262013
 

Hello I’m new to prepping an looking for others in my area I live in the Davidson county area close to the davie county line in tyro if there’s anyone close to me hit me up I would like to meet others and kinda learn a little or just have someone like myself that I can talk with about prepping thanks you can email me at spencernathan [at] yahoo [dot] com have a good day