Mar 302016

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP), along with the Cascadia EarthScope Earthquake and Tsunami Education Program (CEETEP), will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Interpretive Center, which is located four miles south of Charleston at 61907 Seven Devils Road.

Earthquake and tsunami science and preparedness is the main topic. CEETEP action teams will be presenting on these topics and sharing ways they have been getting students, residents, and coastal visitors involved in the learning.

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

Mar 272016

We are Salem Area Preparedness Group.  We have been around for a year and a half and membership is growing.  Folks are waking up.   Anyway, we have a presence on Facebook and  We welcome those who are committed to being prepared for any disastrous event. Let’s focus on survival preparedness topics and skills. We also have group get together’s and planned events & welcome your participation at whatever level you are starting at. Click on “Events” tab and/or watch for invites. Alternatively, if you just wanna be less active, observe, read & post that is fine too.  Lastly, we are fond of having barter items at our get together.  Look forward to seeing you around.   John

Feb 142016

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.


UPDATE February 14, 2016

Update, Oregon Training Group is still around after almost another 2 years. I am now Chairman for the group. We continue to offer classes and opportunities to network with other like minded folks primarily in the Willamette Valley.
I want to state unequivocally though that we are not a militia, folks occasionally find us and we are happy to recommend groups that we know are active, it isn’t this group though.
We have our schedule for the rest of the year set up, i am also offering bonus classes when i can, usually in conjunction with the Salem Area Preparedness Group’s activities another group with which i remain active.
Aside from class materials there is no charge for classes. nor do we collect dues, have equipment requirements etc. Folks can find out more at

Thanks for your interest and stay safe-Post18guy

Jan 172016


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

Oct 152015

Preppers to meet in Coos Bay Oct. 17

Southwestern Oregon Preppers will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Coos Bay Fire Department, 450 Elrod, Coos Bay.

The main topic is “Conflicted.” “Conflicted: The Survival Card Game” is a brand new way for survivalists to share their philosophies about prepping. It’s a game that can be a serious conversation between established prepper groups, or it can be a fun way to introduce someone to the concept of prepping. Conflicted helps you show other preppers why you are prepping, why your reason for prepping matters, and what your survival philosophy is when choosing life vs. your morals.

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

Oct 082015

Hello, Im a 24 year old heterosexual male, located in Fresno CA. Im Fairly Familiar with prep, i have knowledge of a little bit of everything from basic camp skills to growing to natural medicine as well as distilling. Notice I said “a little bit”.ha and a wide range of other skills traits and qualities. and continue my education on such things. I am also good with my hands.

I am looking for like minded individuals who are ready to answer their calling with me. The times we live in are changing drastically, governments on the verge of collapsing as well as them shaping a world to their likeing. I believe god has been giving me knowledge and preparing for this for a long time. my hopes are to create a homestead as well as a self-sustaining lifestyle for fellow brothers in Christ as well as honest people with the same calling. To not only make friends but family and migrate existing family if desired.

Of course, within years to come. of. it will be tough in the beginning but within years time we can achieve a place that god can approve of in a failing world. My faith is in Jesus Christ. I believe that the world is changing drastically and he is choosing those to walk in his footsteps. I want to help prepare his place for his people when the time is ready.

But lets not get so far ahead of I know ive wrote much but its my first one to let you know about myself. 🙂 although there is so much to talk about if youd like to comment and suggest all your ideas and info if you would like to join or exchange information. please no trolling…. but on to more facts… 🙂

I stay in Fresno, CA but have motives to go nor-east around Oakhurst/mariposa/Yosemite area. With possiblites of going to higher elevations during the warmer seasons. I have a native friend(good friend from my hometown) with extensive knowledge as well(more than me) who will possibly join me on the journey. We do not judge or discriminate. Though we would prefer those with similar beliefs and honest humble characters. thats all for now.. I will keep an update. thank you. stay safe and God Bless.

Oct 032015

We are reaching out to our fellow preppers who wish to pull together a small viable off the grid community in Idaho County. All the necessary preparations have been made to rapidly make this a reality. Your complete dedication and attention to this endeavor is required.

Only serious, and well prepared individuals or families need reply. Looking forward to hearing back from you to discuss the finer details off line.

God Bless America

Jul 222015

I am a 66 year old Christian male wanting to network with other Christian preppers in or near Happy Valley Oregon. I have been prepping to survive financial or natural disaster for 2 or 3 years. My family does not share my level of concern for our situation in the US, so it’s just me at this point.

 Posted by at 6:55 am
Jul 162015

I am a single 22 year old female looking for a group or tribe to join. I have a smart, young German shephard that I am currently training with to run long distances

I just left my job, in search of a group of like minded individuals, preparing for the times ahead.

I would like to note that I am a Christian, and I believe that following Gods commands and trying to walk like Jesus, as a disciple, is the calling of my life.

Although I have little money to offer, I have much more.

I am very strong, and  quick to learn. I grew up hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking, hiking, boating, snowboarding, and getting lost. I am comfortable and thrive in nature. I love to build, serve others and the community, garden, teach, read, write, play and perform music, and share the love of Christ. More than all of those gifts, I have been gifted with an incredible faith of assuredness and optimism.

I am hoping to travel out of California very soon, towards a land and group dedicated to preparing for the worlds upcoming state.

If you have any ideas for me, comments, suggestions, or questions, feel free to write me, and I will try to get back to you as soon as I can.



Jul 062015

Hello all,

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

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

So some more info…

What are we:

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

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

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

What do we want:

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

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

– People with niche skills, such as:

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

What we are not:

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

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

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


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

– JP



 Posted by at 11:55 am
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




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 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 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

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



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


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

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