We are going to be hosting an emergency preparedness expo near Hagerstown, MD, August 17-18, 2013. Our goal is to bring vendors/exhibitors from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Details can be found on our website, which should be online by the end of the week. I will post the web address at that time. In the meantime, feel free to contact us at beprepared2013 [at] yahoo [dot] com. Our goal is to provide an educational venue on the East Coast similar to what is provided in Nashville, Denver, Arlington, TX, and other western and central US cities. Please spread the word.
we are new to prepping, with all of the events that havebeen taking place we must all work to be ready for the events to come. I myself is putting together a prepper team (small group) to lockdown my home and if needed to relocate to a bugout spot if the SHTF.
LOOKING FOR people with skills in ( medical, farming, construction, self defense, and energy.) please this is a members only group, so all that will apply will have a sitdown meeting with myself before being put of team. I myself have stock up on water storage, non leathel weapons, seed, and more.
please e-mail for more info on AR Team, or just to pass ideas…
piloncorp73 [at] hotmail [dot] com
Hi preppers, Im a new prepper looking for other preppers around RI-MA.
I would like to meet anyone from Southern RI who wants to share ideas and resources.
No extremists please.
I am a professional looking to find cost savings ideas to prepare for emergency situations. Email me.
Looking for people to join a sharefarm cooperative that is in the formative stages. Need fifty families to develop a one-hundred-forty acre farm as a working farm in eastern Connecticut, while normal society continues to function. Farm will operate as multi-product general farm, producing goods to be consumed by share holders or to be sold at local markets. Shareholders who choose to sell rather than consume their produce will receive a dividend after costs are paid at the end of the fiscal year.
Fifty camp sites with working septic, electric and water systems will be built on farm to be used when/if farm goes to garrison status. As long as society functions normally, shareholders will be able to stay on the farm as a recreation, when ever they want. Each share holder will be responsible for providing a suitable camper to house self and family in either case. Recreational opportunities are many beside experiencing a working farm. Swimming, fishing, hiking, target practice and hunting with firearms or bow and arrow, biking…
Farm presently under consideration has 1000′ frontage on year round river, backs against large state forest, has agricultural neighbors elsewhere- none close. 90 acres are presently in corn and pasturage. 60 acres are wooded. Entire property is at the end of a town road well away for highway and major population centers.
Interested parties write to: symanpons5 [at] gmail [dot] com
I totaly agree with meeting people close to you, see what there doing and what not. But everyone believes what they want to believe. But people need to meet on this site from all over. Comment on peoples posts talk to each other. Because in this day and age with all the travel we do for fun and work, we never know where we will be when anything happens. So knowing more people like us only helps all of us in the long run. Thats my thoughts!!
I’m looking for a group of families who want to prepare and prosper. What I mean by that is that is that I want to work on the kind of preparedness that improves life, getting us into breaking free of the rat race and to smell the roses, while at the same time raising our ability dramatically to be self-sufficient and prepare for tough times ahead.
Doing that means:
Storing food, growing food, hunting, raising some livestock.
Homeschooling our children which can be done fairly easy working together.
Learning how to use guns, getting power off the grid, and having or developing multi skills.
And quite a bit more…
I like to look at it as an adventure. We might as well. Worrying isn’t going to solve anything but make us sick and as long as you’re doing everything you know you need to be doing then you would only be harming yourself to continue worrying.
I would like to join together with a group of 10 or more (by more I mean a lot more if there’s interest if it’s feasible and doesn’t slow us down) families on a large plot of land that is far enough away from large populations but possibly close enough to eastern Mass (maybe 1 to 2 hours away) that I and others (ideally self-employed and or who have some flexibility) could continue to work part-time inspite of the long commute. While we work together as entrepreneurs to create enough distance businesses i.e. internet, shipping based businesses to eventually support a living for those commuting.
One of the basic ideas is to create a comunity that makes life extremely inexpensive and enjoyable to live in. We should strive as a community to take care of all our essential needs and work with other locals to increase our range of security and buffer and creates opportunities for trade and raising prepper awareness.
We need to stay involved in politics so that when most people start becoming part of the problem during breakdowns, we can be part of the solution. I find it hard to believe that the globalists would just leave us alone for very long should they be able to take control by being the ones offering all the solutions and mopping up the mess after a collapse.
Done right we could buy a plot of land from possibly (depending on our group size) enough acres to provide some woods for some fuel through proper management, open fields for growing, areas for greenhouses and common buildings for dining, recreation, school, excercise, spiritual center for any groups that want to use it for their particular meetings.
The cost for just the land if its a large enough amount would turn out to be fairly cheap per family (maybe 5 to 10 thousand apiece and we should have no problem arranging for finance plan for those who need to finance as long as downpayment is big enough). We can possibly create an s-corporation to arrange the ownership and set-up the rules together that we all have to agree to.
We should be striving to create more of a republic than a democracy the way the founding fathers of the Constitution wanted things. Therefore we need to form our rights and by-laws correctly from the beginning so that everyone who signs on knows what they are getting into. Changes thereafter should require at least a super majority of 80% or better to change something or remove someone for too many violations. Anyone who is removed for violating will just be agreeing to put up their share for sale for some determined fair value price that we will create a formula for at the outset.
So step one: Find each other that we can agree to a set of rules and see that we can get along.
Step two: Create task list and start looking for land and location.
So step three is where we need each others help to get things done right: We can each buy our own park model homes that we can eventually sell after we’ve created a our own self-sufficient nice homes to replace them. We will need to create septic systems, and energy systems, water supplies and a center.
The clocks ticking so we need to get meeting and get started. I have a nice spot in Beverly to hold those meetings and we can begin to create a task list and get the ball rolling. So contact me and I’ll get back to you quickly.
Even if we are just a few families we can get our own place at least just far enough to stay away from the cities that we can continue to commute and work on our tiny community goals of self sufficiency and that would be a big step while we consider a more serious bug out plan
Other thoughts :
We can plant orchards that can produce in a year. Produce honey and maple syrup for sugar. We can bake our own fresh bread and mill our own flour as well as many other naturally healthy foods at the center. We can welcome both men and women singles as well as families. A willingness to work a set number (possibly 5 hours per week) should be required. And for those people who do not have enough time to devote, we can have people who will do their share, but will want to be paid.
We should have possibly a set up with hydroelectric, wind and solar as well as back up gen and possibly geothermal systems. Trade cabins (wood-shop, pottery, bees, dairy, etc) gun range, horses and farm animals. Every house should be arranged to have it’s own small green house as well as large central greenhouses- including possibly if feasable a tropical greenhouse. We all pay equal shares, live on land full time or part time- your choice. Use a unique system of governing by breaking everyone into small groups and then have each group draw a name out of the hat to elect a rep for that group every 6 months. That person would represent the groups ideas make policies and handle disputes with the other appointed reps. The whole comunity would vote (using 80% rule) for major matters. All races and religions should be welcome. No one should be allowed to push their beliefs or solicit other members of the community other than by hanging a flyer at the center. All religions are encouraged and welcome to use the center or a room in the center to hold a weekly service. We need to appreciate diversity in beliefs and race and strive to respect everyone for having them, while joining together on a whole other level for food, education, shelter, recreation and survival. Yes –and we should build a nice indoor/outdoor swimming pool with tropical garden around it
You can contact me at bill [at] billgilmore [dot] net
PS. I’ve also had in mind an idea of creating with others interested families, very much in a similar way, a retreat where we stock supplies and set it up to serve two purposes. One being a place to hold monthly meetings to lay out to be used for when SHTF. And two the place could be used as a nice family get away that’s exciting and fun if it’s done right. But my first priority is to move the family so we can be together on a daily basis with like-mined folk build friendships and have fun. But you can mention if you’re one of those more interested in this other “ just in case” senerio. We can hold meetings for that too and see where we might be able to work together.
Hello, we are a self reliant family from the south coast of Massachusetts. We are looking for local Preppers to correspond with, in southeast Mass or northern Rhode Island. We live near Fall River about 40 minutes from Providence
Despite the current social, environmental and economic situation we are facing. No one takes self reliance serious around my neck of the woods. I live in Foster R.I. any one else who’s in the prepper way of life in R.I.?
Hi, I’m a Rhode islander looking for other like minded individuals to network with. Send me an email if interested in getting together.
We are forming a group on 85 acres in NY. Non religious- Non Political. Cabins are being built currently. One family has taken up permanent residence as caretakers. Orchards are going in about 4 weeks from now, and animals begin arriving in two weeks. Ponds, woods, and small river. We welcome both men and women singles as well as families. Willingness to work required. If you do not have time to devote, we have people who will do your share, but will want to be paid. You still must be on property at least 4 times a year. This will be a complete set up with hydroelectric, wind and solar as well as back up gen. Central commissary AND in cabin kitchens. Trade cabins (wood-shop, pottery, bees, dairy, etc) gun range, horses and all farm animals. Every cabin will have it’s own small green house as well as large central greenhouses- including a tropical greenhouse with coffee, bananas, citrus, etc. We all pay equal shares, live on land full time or part time- your choice. Children welcome, and we currently do have children in the group. Bigots need not apply. We do have a vetting process, good natured and hard working people preferred. Yes – we have a swimming pool
2.5 hours outside NYC close to PA, CT, NJ, MA and Canada