Looking for preppers in the TriState area of nebraska iowa and south dakota area
Looking to meet fellow preppers to collaborate, married with kids. own business, have detailed background in prepping. I notice a lot of bible based preppers on here, and thats fine, but I would rather just find people that want to live, work and defend each other rather then base it on beliefs. I’m looking to survive, not join a commune. Have alot of resources, and know quite abit from my area of work.
Can start off with coffee and see how it goes from there.
My wife and I just moved to the ND SD border. We started preppinging before Y2K and just kept on. We had no mentor so we had to reinvent the wheel constantly. If we didn’t we would probably be sporting designer preps by now…. We are willing to mentor and share our knowledge. What we are looking for is other prepper in a reasonable distance for friendship, fellowship and mutual aid. We are Christians, and morality is very important. If you plan to use the chaos to become a warlord and steal from the less fortunate, please do not bother to say hi.
I would say a while back, but it looks like only one post ago…you saw my plan and here I am again to update you on the progress.
Phase 1 – In progress – I have been approached by many people seeking information and wanting to be part of a group of preppers. While no one has “officially” joined several discussions are underway. There still is room interested please contact me. Please Note: List of skills and resources as well as being able to carry on a conversation are highly valued.
Phase 2 – In progess – New Shelter Design – In my free time I have designed a shelter that will house those in this group. I have carefully considered all possible needs and safety for this shelter. Please see the following HERE….could no upload pdf or image here. If I find time may start adding more to blog site.
Look…simply put, I need options. I am not living in a safe place if stuff hit the fan (SHTF). I live in a posh neighborhood around yuppies who won’t speak to you unless you got money taped to your forehead. I am ex-military and have other skills such as gardening, sewing, cooking, first-aid, and more. I don’t mind getting my hands dirty and I am a hard worker. I was raise by a hippie and some of her skills filtered down to me. I can make a meal out of rock soup, if you get my meaning. I have a strong relationship with my Heavenly Father, but don’t believe in organized religion. I believe in Bible, prayer, and following the example of JC. I don’t practice pagan holidays and believe that the power of a person is in their character. There is more to me than a little bit. So, if you are willing to talk to me respond back and we will open the channels of communication.
I’m new to prepping and this will be my first post on this website. While I am new to prepping that doesn’t mean I don’t know how to prepare for the shtf Mind you, the sh8t is coming, if you have had that feeling like things are building up and something big is coming then you are not alone.
This initial post will serve as an introduction of myself and a background to prepping in general and especially in South Dakota’s (SD) rugged terrain and climate. Preparing your prepping location in SD has many advantages and several disadvantages. I will not go through everything in this initial post, but I do hope to spark other interest, which leads to action for prepping a SD based location.
To begin with, my name and exact location will be kept confidential because frankly I don’t know you and don’t trust you. I am under 30, was born in SD and have lived here all my life. I hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. I know a lot about everything and I wouldn’t list the list here because frankly it would be too long, but I mainly know how to prepare for survival and what is needed. I knew a lot about leadership and what it takes to be a good leader. Everyone always seems to want to lead, but every person needs to know when to lead and when to follow. A good leader is essential to prepping and surviving. I have high morals and standards and do believe in God. I also have funds to put towards this project. Trust is the most important virtue, without it a person is nothing. No I am not crazy and no I don’t want to build a commune for weird sh8t, I simply want to survive what is coming.
Phase I (1-3 months). To forge an alliance with several highly moral people with varying and important skills needed to survive what is coming. Important skills needed include: medical, engineering, construction, utilities, security, farming/plants, communication, and $ (While I will not go into detail right now, I will explain the importance of each in upcoming posts). With the right people and an alliance formed then phase II can begin.
Phase II (1 month). Phase II will consist of identifying and acquiring a location to build a retreat (under ground and above ground bunker). Once a location has been identified the group (allied members) will decide how large to build the structure and the number of people that will be allowed to live at the compound (shelter). This is where things get serious and is no longer talk, but action. At this point is where the rules will be decided among the group.
Phase III (4-6 months). Begin construction on the shelter/compound. Now the situation becomes more serious and people will actually have to contribute funds to make this happen. Everyone involved will have a share and ownership because everyone will provide funds to the cause. In order for anything real to be done $ must be found/acquired. Once the shelter is complete, I expect maintenance and on going costs to be minimal, because the shelter/compound will be self-sustaining.
Phase IV (1-2 months). People who want to move into the new compound will be able and those who wish to continue working or doing what they want will be allowed. Those who continue to do whatever will have a reserved spot to come to whenever they want and will always be part of the family, unless they sell their portion to another member of the group. Those living at the shelter will be assigned to tasks to maintain the compound and self-sustaining lifestyle. Everyone will work and work at what they are best at.
This should be enough to get started for those who are serious and truly want to form an alliance to create a community to prepare for the coming. Please contact me if you are interested. I will respond to all serious inquiries because I respect everyone. Serious inquiries will include: current occupation, list of skills and trades, age, estimation of funds for use in the project, moral standards, any rural property for use as project location, how many people you expect to bring along and their skills/uses. I don’t need to know your name or location because frankly, I like frankly, your name or location doesn’t matter at this point. I first need to know if you will be useful to the group and what kind of person you are.
Please contact me directly at Sky3Rider [at] yahoo [dot] com
We are new to prepping and looking for Evangelical Christians who have knowledge on prepping. My fiancé has a fear of an EMP pulse as she is addicted to electronics. I have always been prepping food I guess over the years, Honorable discharge from the USN, NRA marksman. I have been trained as an EMT, I have hands on basic surgical knowledge, cold weather survival training but I have MS.
My fiancé has Multiple Sclerosis too but she has always been storing foods, paper products etc
We own a small home in a very small town in the middle of the sticks. And we are looking for others like us.
Thanks for everyone’s time
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!!
People in SD think that Prepping is crazy and I am out of my mind—maybe I am however
I am starting to prep and have a few things of a lot of stuff.
I want to join an established goup, or get in touch with others that are like minded. We are kid friendly and believe that we need numbers to survive. Living near sioux falls.
I can do just about everything and specialize in nothing, well-maybe medical talents Nursing for 10yrs.
Lets talk about prepping,bug out locations and talents.
I am not crazy or nuts with prepping but I am starting to think ahead,
Any christian preppers out here in MN beside Yankee Prepper (check out yankee prepper on youtube, *note; his best vids have been made veiwable only to subscribers) Anyway, I am looking to get a group together or join an existing group to start a hardened homestead along with an off-the-grid infrastructure.
I also am willing to relocate.
I have much to offer and bring to the table besides just skills and would prefer others that have a like mind when it comes to this lifestyle.
contact me if interested.
I am new to this site but not new to prepping and knowledge to SHTF.
I am looking for a SE South Dakota couple or group that are interested in combining resources and knowledge. My family is well established in a area and wholeheartable believe in being prepared.
Ranch in South Eastern Montana (high desert) is looking for a live-in Ranch Foreman. Your job is to watch over the place and tend to the livestock when I am gone. You will be on your own several months each year. The chores here will only take an hour or so each day that I am absent. You will need to count the cows ( one day a week every week ) and every day that I am gone it will range from a few to over 100. You will also need to deal with trespassers. The other days that I am here you don’t need to do anything. This is a trade or barter arrangement. You get a 10 acre lot to use for your own desires and for RV parking.
The property is off-grid there is no power.
There is no sewer or water hookups.
You need to have your own RV.
You need to be able to fend for yourself. There is no pay, so you will need to have your own form of income.
You do NOT need ranch experience.
This could be a very long term situation for the right person.
You will need to be a person of good morals. (I will check your background).
All you preppers out there do not forget to come on down the Self Reliance Expo Sept. 16-17, 2011. Its at the National Western Complex. Salt Lake City will be Oct 7-8. More info on the site! This is a great way to meet other preppers and meet the business’s you buy products from!
- Meet Dave Canterbury from Discovery Channels Dual Survival show
- Watch NATGEO as they have a casting call at the event
- BYUtv will be there filming as well
- Win a mountain home from Kokoon Homes
- Win a shotgun from 5280 Armory
I’m a new member of some of these online preparedness communities. I only “saw the light” within the past year or so and really put some effort into getting my life squared away so that I’m ready for the uncertain future. I’m just now beginning to try to look for others of like mind to pool resources with, or at least share ideas and communicate with. My situation is less than ideal- I own a home in a city, which in a true WROL type situation I probably wouldn’t attempt to defend, and have a slightly better semi-rural “retreat” property which unfortunately is still too small of a plot, and too near large numbers of unconcerned and unprepared neighbors to be of real practical value.
As I’m relatively young and still unattached, I am willing to consider extricating myself from my current situation and move closer to others of a like mind- whether just for the benefits of proximity in terms of training and sharing information and supplies, or to actually participate in a community/shared defense/self-sustaining type of retreat situation. I’ve spent my entire adult life working in the financial industry so unfortunately my skill set as relates to survival and preparedness is rather limited to what I’ve managed to pick up via hobbies and reading. I am familiar and comfortable with the outdoors-I can hunt, fish, and use and maintain firearms to a reasonable degree. I have a limited understanding of the operation of light to heavy construction equipment, large trucks, as well as most other common tools and implements.
More importantly, I’m intelligent, take direction well, and am willing to learn and willing to work. Along with honesty, loyalty, and trustworthiness these are both the qualities I demand of myself, and the qualities I look for in others.
If any existing communities in the Minnesota/Iowa/Wisconsin/Dakota area need another reliable pair of hands, or if anyone is looking to buy or develop property to establish a new retreat/community, or if any other folks just interested in preparedness in general just want to talk and exchange ideas- please don’t hesitate to send an email. It sucks going down this road alone!
mnsurvivor [at] hotmail [dot] com
I’m a 50′ish year old single white male currently living in Campbell County, Wyoming. I have no children. Recently, I moved out west from Florida because I not only want more freedom, but by being physically away from populated areas will be very beneficial not if, but when the SHTF.
I have been an armed and unarmed Security Officer for many years working high-profile accounts in big cities as well as the boonies. In other words – I watch people and stuff….and I like it. I have also worked closely with ex-police and ex-military.
I’ve put away 2 years worth of food. I have 2 high quality water filters plus several sets of extra filters. Adequate weaponry and ammo. body armour, nuclear and bio-threat provisions, skill books, and a well thought out arsenal of camping gear round out my supplies.
I am looking for a group retreat situation that is picky about who they let into their christian family. I do not smoke or drink. I really believe I “get it” and wish to be around others who are truly loving and caring. Yes, skills and training are important, but the CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY and GETTING ALONG with someone come first in my book. Few people know our current money system facilitates people working AGAINST EACH OTHER without them even knowing what’s happening. Besides, as a society, we haven’t cooperated with each other in quite a while. THAT WILL BE THE CHALLENGE. Just look at the clogged court system as a reminder of just how cooperative we are toward each other.
Many posts on the internet I’ve read do not adequately address SECURITY. I am a trained watch dog. I’m the guy that’ll stay up all night while others wish to sleep. I am also an attack dog.
I am currently learning about the care of chickens (eggs, meat) and cows (dairy) at a local ranch. I’ve grown lots of sprouts with my own equipment. Hunting and fishing in the past. Like most folks AND BY DESIGN, I’ve been a city boy for way too long. It is time to get back to our roots !!!
I am willing and able to RELOCATE and learn anything to make life work. I know myself well. I do work others can’t/won’t when it’s crunch time. I am in GREAT PHYSICAL SHAPE. Remember, LOADS of physical work will need to be done DAILY.
My current prepping includes loading up on quality cold and extreme cold weather clothing that I certainly didn’t need in Florida. I have the financial means to make this happen.
The bottom line about myself….A likeable personality who knows his enemy who’ll work like a dog serving the lord and my fellow retreators. jasonstoolshed at hotmail dot com
I was surprised when I found this site and their were no posts from South Dakota. I guess if you can survive the winters in SD, you can survive anything. Anyway, I’ve recently formed a small group (mostly family members) in southeast SD metro area and we are racing to get our supplies put in place. We are currently looking for a small farm/acreage to setup as our retreat. Would consider purchase or teaming up with someone with land who wants to partner with a soon to be well-stocked and trained group. Our group is diverse in talents to include medical, military and education. No nut wings here, just preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.