I’m a new prepper in West TN. hoping to meet others nearby. Please comment to introduce yourselves and include your county or approximate location. Please also include your meetup radius as I would like to try to establish a network of locals and possibly semi-regular meetups so we can get to know each other, build trust and form a non-official group of like-minded connections that we can all rely on if the need arises. The main understanding is that we’re on our own and must respect the boundaries and beliefs of others but for the sake of power in numbers we have others we all could rely on if we had no other option. For lack of a better word, I would call it a local, non-virtual “community” of like-minded individuals that choose to engage and support each other under the principles of the Christian “Golden Rule”, the American Constitution and any later defined and agreed upon general code of morals and ethics. So maybe it’s a militia? A club? A neighborly handshake and bond of word? I don;t know what it looks like officially. It’s likely best the group form and organically decide by consensus as to how it functions.
Location: Henry County
Travel Radius: 100 miles
Skills: Web Development, A/V Production, Hunting, Fishing, Boating, Gardening, Basic Woodsman Survival, Basic Hand-to-Hand self-defense, Intermediate Marksmanship, Handy with tools, Some industrial farming experience (Row crop & Tobacco), Dog training/handling experience, light mechanical repair/maintenance, other general usefulness as I am willing to work to get necessary jobs done and done right.
Useful Assets: Small lot of land in woods near tons of water, handguns, rifles, ammo, well maintained mini-van, computer workstation setup for A/V production and web development, PA system, musical equipment, most basic tools; axe, pickaxe, shovels, rakes, post-hole digger, hammers, measuring tape, screwdrivers, ratchet/socket set, flashlight(s), emergency wind-up light and radio, first-aid kit, various other miscellaneous tools, etc.
I realize my skills and some assets will be worthless in a post-event world. I am new to prepping and am learning and accumulating as much as I’m able toward improving my survivability and usefulness in this regard.
Anyway, hopefully there are others out there nearby that would like to meetup at some point to establish first contact and potentially build a strong network of quality people as their is power in numbers and little reason to go it alone.