Jun 192015
 

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding its monthly meeting at Noon on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Coos Bay Fire Department, 450 Elrod, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420.

The main topic is “Making Better Decisions”. Sometimes, we make decisions that we regret. The decisions you make when disaster strikes may result in life or death. Tools, tips, techniques and skills for making better decisions will be presented.

This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas. It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.

 

 

 

Jun 142015
 

Hi, I’m looking for groups in northern Idaho or south east Oregon lower population areas. I’m 29, on my own , 2 year food supply,basic supplies,Berkey water filters, 6 years experience growing a large variety of perennials (nuts, fruits, vegetables).

Looking for someplace not downwind from a nuclear plant if the power goes down. I’m a quick learner, down to earth, minimalist,common sense, not very religious, love the outdoors. I need time to establish my own land but would like a backup plan if there isn’t enough time left. I understand no one can be 100% self-sufficient by themselves.

mc86776 [at] hushmail [dot] com

Jun 052015
 

hi im looking for other preppers nere me and wife were in 50,s have been prepping but looking to train and learn from others and maybe join others have a lot to bring to the table but we cant do it alone and its not looking good with weather and other thing for the world to us

May 242015
 

Are you just about ready to make THE move once you find your perfect prepper homestead community?

THIS could be the place you’d love to live even if the world never collapses … but if it does, life here will still be wonderful.    It is just so much simpler to thrive (not just survive) in the gorgeous North GA mountains.

We would love to share our beautiful, peaceful  176 Acres of pristine hardwood forest, pastures, and abundant spring creeks with a few pleasant, like-minded, well-prepped Christian conservatives who will love living here as much as we do… and who will cheerfully pull together to thrive through whatever comes.

Will be selling only a few tracts for each person/couple to have their own private homestead of several acres, with lots of space for their gardens, animals, etc.   The majority of the land will remain natural for enjoying common gardens, orchards, hydro-projects, ponds, never-ending pure spring water, firewood, deer and turkey … and forest trails for hiking, horses, and just relaxing. Also very open to ideas like ‘cohousing’ and other innovations; it’s a big property.

BUT… Just what makes is THIS land a “Perfect Prepper Paradise”?  (aside from us nice folks, of course ) Glad you asked!  :-)

Perfect Climate:   Our local mountain ranges create a wonderful micro-climate around us… four lovely seasons, and our moderate summers and winters are even milder than the counties just above and below us.  No humidity and no need for air conditioning with a good design. I (Rebecca) designed my mostly glass passive solar home (heated only by the sun and my wood stove) and have not needed AC in 20 years! Our growing season is very long (Planting Zone 7) with plenty of rainfall and lots of sunshine. Lush green everywhere!

Perfect Location:  Ellijay (in Gilmer County) is a truly beautiful and sparsely-populated agricultural community in the gorgeous, green mountains of the Chattahoochee National Forest, about 40 miles south of the GA-TN-NC  border.

Our ranch is off the beaten track near the end of a quiet dead-end road where you can vanish into your own private world. Extremely peaceful, private yet convenient location… quiet and secluded, but not dangerously remote. Truly God’s country.

We’re about 14 miles from the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail and 8 country miles to Ellijay, a very friendly small mountain town with mostly like-minded conservative, self-sufficient and welcoming people.   Three clean mountain rivers wind through the County; great for tubing, kayaking and trout fishing.

It’s a wonderful place to live and enjoy while life is “normal” and a very safe place to be if everything collapses.  (Think “Mayberry” in the mountains with a strong Constitutional Sheriff!)  Small family farms are abundant:  apple orchards, vineyards, organic grass-fed beef, chickens, etc.  Our neighboring family farm (4 generations) raises delicious grass-fed, hormone-free meat animals.

Perfect Land:   All the features you could want on one gorgeous piece of land!  This 176 Acres is blessed with ALL SOUTHERN Exposure, rich brown ORGANIC soil, and abundant gravity SPRING WATER… perfect for gardens, greenhouse, pasture, and Solar-designed homes!

Numerous pure drinkable, never-ending mountain springs, creeks and pond sites run through the land (we own to the watershed at the ridgeline!).  Plenty of drop for ponds, hydro-power, even fun projects like waterwheels.

The ridgeline runs along our North property line for great protection, which means ALL of the land faces south.  Several acres are already in pasture and open for gardens, orchards, etc.   The majestic old-growth forest with huge mature hardwoods, laurels, ferns and abundant wildlife is a serene sanctuary and provides great hunting (deer  & big turkey).

Because of the mountains surrounding our dead-end horseshoe valley, this location provides a lot of natural security, so we don’t have to be highly “militarized” (although security, military and gun skills are highly valued and needed). But the very best security is living in the right place… and being prepared for anything.  We can even shut off the only dead-end road coming into our mountain-surrounded valley if necessary!  The few neighbors living on our short road are assets; have their own provisions and would pull together for protection.

Most of the acreage is level and rolling up to high level plateaus with great mountain views!   The pastures are at 1750’ and the highest peak on the property is 2100’.  Excellent cell phone and high-speed internet coverage; cable available if you want it.

Perfect Homestead Tracts: Perfect because you’ll help design the perfect homestead YOU want, situated around the large natural areas set aside for common use.   Minimal sensible covenants will protect your investment, but not run your life.  I’ll work with each individual/couple to determine what area and how much land they want to buy for their homestead and then customize their tract to meet their desires.  Whether smaller or very large acreage, there are so many great choices here.  Obviously, the earlier folks will get the widest choices. Prices depend on the size and features of your tract, the terms, etc. All land is slightly different, so we’ll work out each case individually.

Us NOT-So-Perfect  (but pretty  darn nice) Folks:  We’re mature (at least most of the time 😉 ) friends, two separate singles and a couple so far, who have been prepping for varying lengths of time.   TEOTWAWKI can occur for any number of reasons, so we’re preparing for most anything and need a few more solid preppers with the skills to round out our community.

So far, we include a nurse, massage therapists, and many skills including beekeeping, canning and preserving, solar home designer, site planner, Master Gardener and Naturalist, general carpentry and repair, and experienced homesteading with livestock on this land.  We’re steady in a crisis, determined hard workers, easy-going, and love to laugh!  Good sense of humor and a creative, cooperative attitude are required!

In addition to working together on common or individual homestead projects and for mutual security, we want the solid foundation of a community built on good-natured, reliable, supportive friendships. Really get to know and like each other, quirks and all, by making the time to get together for cook-outs, games, music or whatever is fun!

Solid, caring friendships can be the glue that gets us through the rough times. Although we’re all strong, independent personalities, it is paramount to have a compatibility of attitudes, faith, ideas and goals so we’re all pulling in the same direction when it matters most, with the least amount of friction.   We’ll discuss compatibility as we talk individually.

I have lived on this land for most of my adult life and hung onto it through thick and thin “for just such a time as this.”   Been prepping since 2005 (lived here since the ’80’s) and have already been living a very simple life here for many years. I could go off-grid with a bit more time and effort; that’s the goal.

Over the years, I designed my passive solar home; built a pond off one of the springs; have a gusher of a well, plus back-up gravity water from another pure spring high up the mountain; cleared and fenced the pastures (have horses and a llama). You can do that too!  The others have moved nice travel trailers here to stay in until they build their homes.  Each person will have at least a year’s full preps stored away as quickly as possible (meaning soon).

Perfect Time:  Lately, it seems that the world is rushing even faster to compete for which disaster will be the first to hit the fan. You’ve been thinking, planning, looking.  NOW is the time to act.  Time is short, so if you are interested, please contact me very soon to discuss all the great possibilities.

Send me a PM here or email at:   MtnsofGa [ at ] gmail [dot] com.  I look forward to talking with you soon!

Rebecca  (BTW… Did I mention “Paradise”?? :-) )

May 202015
 

Live in the Monmouth area and would like to get to know like minded people in the area.  Originally from Southern California and Prepped for the Big One.  Now we are in the Willamette Valley and want to be prepared for anything that should arise. Please post a comment.

Apr 302015
 

My name is Tara O’Shea. I Founded the “Rogue Valley Oregon Preppers” group in October 2013 and held monthly meetings in Medford. I moved from Medford to Bandon Oregon in June 2014. I am hoping to find someone to step up and be a Facilitator for the group and hold monthly meetings again. Contact me at: toshea4me [at] gmail [dot] com and I will give you the information regarding setting up meetings and make you an Admin of the Facebook “Rogue Valley Oregon Preppers ” group.

Apr 212015
 

Landscaping work and a place to stay at our camp for right match. We are a Christian Family looking for like minded Christian Family to help us work our land and have a sustainable farm. We are not anti government….just want to be self reliant for upcoming hard times. We have a landscaping business and have a small farm. There is a place for your RV here or you may be able to use ours.

Email chardamos three six seven @ gmail.com

Apr 182015
 

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding its monthly meeting at Noon on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St, Brookings, OR 97415.

The main topic is “Benefits of Prepping”. The benefits of being prepared are not confined to disasters like earthquakes, forest fires and floods. One can reap benefits daily from being prepared. SWOP meetings always start with a question and answer period before the main topic so all in attendance get a chance to participate.

This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas. It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.

Apr 172015
 

Hi, My name is Renee. I am a 24 female nursing student. I live in Louisiana.I have 2 sons. I am new to prepping and knowing that anything can happen is what helped me decide to start prepping.  So, like any parent I would like to have a safe place for my family just in case SHTF.

I am looking to start a prepping group/community. I would like to have a large mixed group of open minded people from all walks of life.  Your race, age, religion, material status, family size or where you live will not matter. As long as you can offer a skill or two you will be welcome. and for those who don’t have skills you must be willing to learn. I would require a background check from your local sheriffs office, I’m not trying to get all in your business. I’m just trying to make sure everyone would be safe.  If you would like to explain anything you will get a chance to do so.

I would like to buy some land to build a bug out community. i am currently designing an above ground community and an underground retreat. I have started looking at some land in the Midwest states. I figured that would be the safest place in any SHTF scenario. I do like the land in Missouri.

If you are looking to join and you have land and you would like it to be used let me know.

I know most people don’t want a large group for various reasons. I figure we are all adults and are we are all trying to do the same thing ( have a safe place). so why not work together. It would hurt to have a lot of skills in one group. Plus if we did have to go underground we would need a lot of different people for social reasons.

So if you are interested in this, email me at ladavianw [at] icloud [dot] com

Apr 102015
 

My wife and I are Christians and have been preparing. We have also been researching a lot of what is coming and would like to work with someone who is like-minded that possibly has land (preferably east in the Cascades or further east) that a bunker can/is built. I personally do not see any way around what is coming if one does not have an “UNDERGROUND” Bunker! If you think you can be a part of this then please contact us at shihtzu.craze (at) gmail

Thanks

Charles/Vicki

Mar 062015
 

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a skills building session at Noon on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Bandon Rural Fire Department, HWY 101, Bandon, Oregon 97411.

Ham radio operators are sometimes the last resort for communications during a disaster. Bring your ham radio and learn the steps to take when disaster strikes. This will be a hands on, push to talk session. New and experienced ham radio operators are welcome to attend.

This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas. It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.

 

Feb 172015
 

Want to have a  prepper/ homesteader meet up in the next month in Medford. Respond to soreprepper [at] hotmail [dot] com also, I am on facebook too. Let me know if you want to join the meet up

Feb 142015
 

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at the Coquille Valley Traditional Skills Center, 61 North First St, Coquille, OR.

The main topic will be “Introduction to Primitive Skills”.  Learn how to use things found in nature. SWOP meetings always start with a question and answer period before the main topic so all in attendance get a chance to participate.

This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas.  It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help.  Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.

Nov 262014
 

We are the heaters a family of three. I am 21 with a husband 22 we have a 2 month old son who is our world. Our hopes are to prep to save our son and our morels. Due to the caruption in or economy we started to prep about a year ago. Most of our family thinks we are bat crap crazy except my mother and father. We believe in god and know before the end there will be Many hard times ahead of us and we would do anything to protect our family. We are looking to find like minded people who want to starts group out we would like to join a group in our area. As a unit we believe in trust and would want to know who is on our side. If you are willing to help us and let us help you please let us know we will bug out or bug in when push comes to shove anything to keep my son safe.

[updated to list this post under Oregon – Admin]

Oct 282014
 

I am 22. Married. No children. I have an associate’s in forestry from OSU. I grew up in a rural farm environment. I have homesteading skills, hunting experience, professional firearm training, armed security work history, and a myriad of other valuable skills including a CNA certification. My wife and I have been peppers for a while now, and we have been seeking a new opportunity to prep, live, learn, and work among other like minded people. We do not blame anyone for the what will transpire but rather the hubris and ignorance of society as a whole. We are not afraid of whatever events are headed our way, we just want to be as prepared as we can and we hope to do this with people whom we can trust, protect, and live amongst.. and we only hope for the same in return. My wife is an avid and talented equestrian of sorts, she has a lot of hunting, fishing, and other outdoors experience.

 Posted by at 11:31 am
Oct 112014
 

My husband and I seek fellow homesteaders to live in a 2-bedroom, 2-bath house on our 7-acre property, about 6 miles west of Beltline x Hwy 99 in west Eugene, Oregon. The 1340 square foot house has a 2-car garage with a workshop area. The laundry room off the kitchen has an extensive pantry for canned goods storage. The house sits within a private fenced 1/4 acre, with an additional small private fenced vegetable garden. Its well has a strong flow of good (non-arsenic-tainted) water. The land has Class 2 Agricultural soil — its main limitation is its sogginess during winter. The local public schools are Meadow View (K-8) and Willamette High School.We live in another house on a back-to-back lot with this rental house. On the rest of the 7 acres I care for a milk cow, a steer and a calf (the number of bovines changes now and then), several domesticated turkeys as well as wild turkeys, and about 50-60 chickens. We have great crops of apples, pears, grapes, plums, raspberries and strawberries, all grown with no pesticides. The neighbors have sheep, occasional beef steers, and horses.You could rent from us ($800 / month), or do work trade for some of the rent if you are a good fit for this situation. For the right people, we anticipate sharing the use of all 7 acres for homesteading projects.If this situation interests you, please contact Janet at janetdr {aaht} comcast {daht..} net.

Sep 112014
 

My husband and I are looking for a group to either join, or have join us in Southern Oregon. We have plans for green houses, live stock, and water storage.

We’re both contractors and have tools, know how and gumption. We also own fire arms and we know how to use them.

We’re thinking about building a small community in the Lake or Klamath County areas. Several small cabins with a large community garden.

We are looking for like minded people, whom we can grow together with and create a peaceful community.

 Posted by at 5:29 pm
Sep 032014
 

I am a self containment specialist and ex-military, with my wife and our youngest son we bought 7.25 ac. outside of K-Falls and near two different National forests. There are several other prepper’s in the area, one that borders our land, so we will not be alone out there. We all watch each others land….

We want to have others join our family who share the Christian values, and want to have a place to bug out. All we ask is that you help in anyway you can, build, garden, knowledge with livestock, etc.

Aug 112014
 

I live and work in the western portion of the Redoubt, because of the nature of prepping and OPSEC , it’s very hard to make contact with like minded people here. Was wondering if anyone else is interested in Email correspondence.. Just looking for like minded people who live and work here in the last stronghold of America.. If you live in Eastern Oregon, particularly the John Day/ Pendleton/ Hermiston/ Umatilla areas, or Southeastern Washington, particularly Benton,Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia Counties.. lets Chat and compare notes and progress.

Craigslistrr [at] gmail [dot] com

Jul 132014
 

All preppers within driving distance… You might consider joining me in the “Salem Area Preparedness Group” SAPG on Meetup “dot” com

 

May 152014
 

I’m trying to find out if there are any Christian prepper groups in Northern California or Southern Oregon near the Oregon border close to the coast. I’m also trying to find out if there are any Christians in Del Norte and Humboldt Counties interested in starting a group, if one doesn’t already exist. If interested, please PM me or respond to this post. Evelyn

May 062014
 

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Bullards Beach State Park, 52470 Highway 101 North, Bandon, OR 97411.

This month’s meeting will be skills building and practice. Knot tying, paracord usage, hobo/rocket stoves, bandanas, bug out bag inspection, outdoor shelters using tarps, map reading, etc… We will also have a SWOP-SWAP meet to practice bartering skills. Please only prepping related items and no cash transactions.

SWOP meetings always start with a question and answer period before the main topic so all in attendance get a chance to participate.

This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas. It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.

Apr 112014
 

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Old Funeral Home, 663 14th, Port Orford, OR 97465.

The main topic is “Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle – Ideas for everyday use and for when SHTF.”. We will discuss ways to turn trash and junk into useful items. Lots of common items we come into contact with regularly are useful in more ways than just what they were designed to accomplish. Bring along an item to discuss and share your ideas. SWOP meetings always start with a question and answer period before the main topic so all in attendance get a chance to participate.
This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas. It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.

Mar 312014
 

Hello everyone, thanks for reading this post. We are normal, good Christian family who loves The Lord and our country. We believe that it is better to be prepared than not should a catastrophic event etc happens.

My family and I had been looking to purchase 10+ acre land in the Klamath Falls Oregon area and split the cost possibly with Christian families alike. My husband was in the army for 10 years and is now in the Airforce.  He has over 15 years of construction experience, welding, machining, electrical, firearm experienced, outdoorsman, and many more. He is a true jack of all trades. We’ve been preparing for 3 years now. We’ve raised some chickens, rabbits, goats and also had gardens. We have items made that will be beneficial to this group etc.

We are looking for families who share the same values and beliefs who can contribute to our group. Looking for some professional families such as Doctors, Nurses, military vets, and just regular normal people who are not afraid to fend for our safety. Everyone matters.

If interested, please kindly send me an email. God bless!

Mar 282014
 

Hello, Just wanted to pass along to folks a quick note about the Oregon Training Group.  I took the plunge and joined the website and started to attend FTX (field training’s) last summer, after three FTX’s I was voted in by the membership.

Trainings occur every third Saturday of the month, usually in the Linn county area as it seems to be centrally located;. while their are members from across the state, most of the active members are spread around the Willamette valley.  There are 3 elected positions and a well thought constitution. The group has been around for more than 3 years now.  There are no dues or specific equipment requirements. Most training’s last 4-6 hours although i have been on 2 overnighters. I would encourage folks with an interest to stop by and join the site and look over the forum section to get a feel for the group. If you have specific questions feel free to PM me here or there.

http://oregontraininggroup.webs.com/

Mar 092014
 

Natural Event Survival (The Basic 5 Human Needs)
Saturday, March 15, 2014

2:00 -4:00
Elmer’s Restaurant – Woodburn
255 North Arney Road, Woodburn, OR

Please RSVP:  PDX [dot] Preppers [at] yahoo [dot] com

It doesn’t matter where you live or even how much money you have, there are five basic human needs to be met. These needs are water, food, shelter, energy and security. It doesn’t matter if everything is going perfectly and everything is going your way, or if all heck is breaking loose around you, these five things need to be met.

We prepare now with those five needs in mind, so that if “It” does start to hit the fan, our families are taken care of and we don’t have to try and meet them in a time of crisis. This not only takes care of our family, it makes it so that there are more supplies available to meet the needs of those not as prepared.