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 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?

Feb 122014
 

Myself and a few others are looking to start/join a prepping group.  Looking for likeminded individuals in the Greenville county area to join together.  We are looking to make a skilled group that will be prepared for any major disasters, man-made or otherwise. If you are interested please contact me at clexaulbert [at] yahoo [dot] com or reply to this post.

 Posted by at 10:30 am
Feb 092014
 

their are 3-of us that are trying to start a new or join prepper’s  here in grnvil-s.c the 2-of us know what is going to happen in the near future ,but  anyway just looking to continue some thing or start

Jan 272014
 
We (my girlfriend and I) are new to the area of greenville, sc and looking for land or an existing home to start our own homestead or farm. We realize that having the right community support is just as important as location. We are trying to explore all avenues, including finding people that may be interested in purchasing a large tract of land and each having our own piece of the land in which we would have a covenant to protect it from being further developed/subdivided. We are open to any ideas that would contribute to building/joining a sustainable homestead/farming community. We are not looking for a commune, but a community of owners. Our interests included permaculture, sustainable farming, animal husbandry, aquaculture, raw milk, food forests, organic orchards and vineyards, prepping, canning, and fermenting.
Nov 132013
 

I am new to the group. Thank you for having me. I am very interested in finding preppers in the Chapin, Newberry area. We know this country is in serious trouble. No one can make it alone and we have reached the time when we need to find a group. I was raised at CMCH, so I have lots of 1800 skills. My husband is a jack of all trades. We are interested in people with strong moral and work ethics, believers in Jesus Christ. We own 10 areas, in the southern part of Newberry County. I am a Certified Natural Health Professional. We have been prepping for a while.  I would love to hear from anyone in this area.

bmusic2

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.

May 252013
 

We are here and we are recruiting good Godly men and women to help defend our families, our STATE, our CONSTITUTION and our way of life… I am the Upstate Recruiting officer for the South Carolina Freedom Fighters and the Commanding Officer 316th Div. South Carolina Militia South Carolina Freedom Fighters. Message for more info or to join. We can be found on FB @ American Freedom Fighters, South Carolina Freedom Fighters, South Carolina Revolution, South Carolina Revolution Upstate. TO GOD BE THE GLORY

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 222013
 

I am a concerned individual, I would like to “learn” more about prepping, I live in Charleston SC area and would like to connect with experienced preppers with a family and Christian background, if you would be interested in educating a old soldier im willing to listen and learn

V/R

Hulgrim

Feb 192013
 

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.

Feb 122013
 

Here is a description of the group:

Have you asked yourself these questions?
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?
3. If I have a Bug-Out Location, do I have enough folks to provide 24/7 security for various entry points
4. Does my family have the skills to grow our own foods to replace what we have stored?
5. Do we really have the other skills and knowledge to survive post-event?
6. How will I know what is going on with other clusters or groups of survivors to know when things are ok or at a point that I can leave my Bug-in or Bug-Out Location?
7. How bad could things get when food runs out and societal order dissolves?
8. Is my family really ready?
9. Would it make more sense to affiliate with a group of similar-minded folks who are prepared for such an event? Is there safety in numbers? Are there skills in numbers?

We are an 11-family prepper retreat located in North Carolina near the VA state line. Our membership comes from Northern Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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. There are many “Hoard and Pray” preppers but we are the “Hoard and Act” types. We believe there is a strong likelihood that a major event will occur within the next calendar year or two.

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 retired Special Forces officers, several former Army, Navy and Marine vets. The retreat includes a 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 couple mechanics, a teacher, security systems company owner, a homesteader and beekeeper, a couple of tournament shooters and one tournament fisherman. Additional members include a seamstress, construction carpenter, 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. Each team has job descriptions and goals with deadlines. We have held two-day Skills Development Workshops on a weekend once a month. We have taken several of our members to other homesteading skill training programs in other parts of the state.

I have spoken and will speak several times this year on retreat management. We have a 350-page operations manual and a website 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 (former Army).

Our own training topics have included basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use, 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, a half dozen RV spaces, a medical clinic, laundry room, well house, a bath house, well house, community center, provisions storage area, ammo storage, 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.

We also have our own communications equipment to “stay connected.” Several of our members have taken the Ham Tech License test and several are scheduled.

The governance bodies are: an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leader, a 3-person Planning Council and a Community Council made up of members. We periodically meet via WebEx in a virtual meeting and meet each month as part of our “Sweat Equity Weekend” when we gather to work and plan. 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. Our members can also use the property for R&R to enjoy hunting, fishing, relaxing. We do have a one-time membership fee that is non-refundable. We currently have two cabins available.

We are looking for the following skills: plumber, former military with actual combat experience versus rear echelon support MOS, Ham operator (experienced), aquaponics, electrician, farmer or serious food grower, or combat engineer-type.

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 possess 9 months of food provisions at 2400 calories per day per person with at least a 25% fat content. 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.

If you are just getting into prepping, this is not your group as we are more advanced and further along. However, if you have been prepping for a while and want to locate a like-minded group in the Carolinas or near Virginia to join for safety and skill development, then request 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?

Jan 302013
 

We are a fast growing prepper group in the great Savannah/Hilton Head area.We welcome all! Our group is a very neutral group, no religion, no politics, no racists, ad we keep conspiracies to a minimum. We are more about preparing than than for the what if’s than talking about the what could be’s.

Come join us.

More information is available at se-prep.org or http://www.meetup.com/Southeast-USA-Preppers/

 Posted by at 1:54 pm
Jan 012013
 


Hi to everyone. I just joined Prepper Groups and I’m looking forward to reading and learning from other members as well as providing some input that may help someone else. I am looking to meet preppers/survival oriented persons in the Greenville, S.C. area who are just starting out as preppers or are already a seasoned prepper with a need for labor help, firearm training assistance, barter labor help for supplies, etc. I am doing what I can to prepare my family for any emergency that may arise but it takes a majority of my funds just to pay the bills and does not leave much to stock up on needed supplies. Therefore, I will trade my physical labor to help you in your building or work needs in trade for firearms, survival gear/supplies etc..I look forward to hearing from anyone in my area. I have training in firearms and outdoor survival, first aid/AED training, and other skills that can be useful such as stick welding, some electrical although not certified, self defence inside and outside the home. Contact me through this post and we will talk, meet and discuss our options as to moving forward. Thank you.

Dec 102012
 

We are mother/daughter in 30s and 50s. We have two lifetime careers in retail/wholesale/barter. With our goods, essentials, preps and experience, we are ready to set up a “TRADING POST” within the right communnity. With our goods and your excess and productions we can make it together. We beleive in doing what we can to help ourselves, extend a helping hand (not a handout) to our neighbors. Only then will we see the mighty hand of God multiply our resources as he did the little boy’s loves and fihes. I have always seen myself as a Joseph, primarily because of my dreams but now I also see myself as a Joseph inclined to create the storehose for the lean days. f see myPersonally. we are prepped for many years. Can garden, can, sew, great with maternal with children, comforting to other women in high stress environments. Have volunteered in dosmetic abuse refuge, all aspects within the church, gentle and soft spoken to relax others within stress or who experiences  P.T. S.D.

Dec 062012
 

We’re in the Anderson/Clemson area and are beginning to look for an established group or dedicated individuals who wish to create a prepper group/commune. Wife (a nurse) and I (former Navy working in academia) live in a small isolated neighborhood but are interested in joining a few other families/couples in a BOL for longterm. We have stored food, weapons/ammo, portable field hospital, and other things we’ve been gathering by ourselves since 2006.  We’d be interested in talking to others of like mind, especially those who own property suitable for a retreat. We’re serious and can pass background investigations (we both have our concealed weapons permits). Please contact me (us) at:  phoenixrisingnsc [at] yahoo [dot] com

 Posted by at 5:10 am
Dec 022012
 

We are a small group located in Va. about 18 miles from Kingsport, Tn. Currently we have three families and are looking for two more to join us on a 20 acre parcel of land on a rural road. We own our land and are looking for like-minded people to buy their own 4 acre piece of land and develop it to suit your needs. Our intention is to pool our resources to buy the equipment necessary to farm the property and be able to sustain ourselves in the event TSHTF…If you have a minimum of one years  long-term storage food for every member of your family/group, weapons along with a minimum of 1000 rounds/weapon,  between  15-18 thousand dollars to purchase  your land, and can pass a background/credit check please contact me at : PG13049 [at] mail [dot] com .

We are neither right-wing nor left-wing. We do not judge by  religion, skin color, hair color, or anything else…We belive that it’s what is in your heart that counts.

Serious Qualified inquiries only please.

Dec 022012
 

Hello   We operate a small Goat farm Out in Sumter Sc.  Looking for like minded  Preparedness , homesteader ,people in the area.   Not into anything Illegal , No Politics , ECT ECT

email Is Patriotsurvival [at] yahoo [dot] com

Nov 262012
 

Hi, looking for an area where other like minded preppers live im 50 married ex-army, deputy sheriff/correction. Been somewhat prepping for 5 yrs but realize the value of joing like minded preppers is my top priorty. Would like to join a group or purchase a few acre near a group that have a mutual goal. I enjoy fishing, hunting, gardening, and building things wood or metal