Jan 292015
 

Hello folks!  I wanted to reach out to any beginner, novice, or expert preppers in Rutherford or adjacent counties to begin networking and learning in a local ‘community’, not a virtual one.  Feel free to PM if interested in talking more. Thanks in advance! AnvilPrime

Jan 292015
 

Just joined the site today. I live in Middleton in west Tennessee. It is about 1.25 hrs east of Memphis and 0.75 hrs south of Jackson. I am looking to chat with and maybe meet up with likeminded individuals that are within 50 miles or so. I am particularly interested in finding others who want to live sustainably through permaculture. Also I am an atheist if that matters to you.

Jan 252015
 

Hello…

I am in Southeastern Ohio and I am new on here. Looking to meet like-minded people.

Basically I have a general knowledge in a lot of survival/prepping skill sets. I also offer a good deal of knowledge on construction, farming, hunting, fishing, trapping and maintenance. I am wanting to start my own group here on Ohio.

I have been reading and researching different groups and also different survival communities.

Looking to meet new people and form new friendships. Basically looking to network with others and other groups, exchanging ideas, beliefs,  knowledge and setting up a communications network. Always looking for new members. Strength is in numbers we all know that. These way its going in the world today….who knows when the SHTF is going to happen.

Contact me anytime

southeasternohioprepper at gmail dot com

Jan 082015
 

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.

I’ll start:

Name: JM

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.

Dec 292014
 

I’ve served in the army for 15 yrs. Married for 15 yrs as well. We have 4 children; which one is in college. I’m trained as a diesel mechanic. I also have combat lifesaver training as well. I’ve been prepping for two and a half now, and no, my wife is not totally on board yet. I’m looking for people who feel the same and are looking for someone to watch each others backs.

 

Nov 152014
 

Looking for like minded people in north Alabama and southern Tennessee.  With skills and experience.  Looking to find a good group to get to know and possible bug with! Hope to hear from yall.

Oct 132014
 

Looking for some prepared folks in or around Wilson County that my family and I can band together with should things unravel.  I don’t want to get into what preparations I have made in such a public forum.  But if you live in or around Wilson and are looking for the same, please reply to this or send me a private message.

Aug 252014
 

hi me and my wife and our five kids live in the mountains of east tn we are looking into purchasing  34 acre tract of land that borders 60,000 acres of natural preserve that has running water and deer,elk,turkey,rabbits,squirrel,and plenty of edible plants.we are Christians but not fanatics.my wife was a nurse and i am a jack of all trades.we plan on buying the land this coming spring and building our own house out of the timber we cut.i have met the neighbors .and are all ex military,and have the same goals as our families.to survive .i wont go into our supplies or what we have such as weapons but we are prepared .all my kids can go out into the woods and live if need be we have been training them the past three years to thrive off the land.not just survive.we currently have one other family that is doing the same thing as we are .but we are having problems with them as they want all of us to do all the work..which i can do but its getting old.my niece and her son and husband are with us now as well.we home school our kids there ages are 15,12,11,4,1and half.and i am not ex military but i have skills that can be fine tuned,i am a hunter.i grew up in Oklahoma dirt poor and my grandfather trained me .he was in the army and i lived with him for many of years .so i have training just not experience.my wife grew up in California and her father is a prepper and made her and her sisters train as well she is a 3d degree black-belt.her sister and her husband and kids will be joining us as well in the later part of the year .he is ex military and is currently a pharmacist .so we are looking for 1 more family to join us in this adventure.please feel free to reply to this with your experiences and goals maby we can meet up at the new property to look it over with you guys.after we hear from you and get to know you a little  better.thanks for reading this and gods blessings upon you and your family.

 Posted by at 5:42 am
Aug 132014
 

Just really looking for like minded people who are up to date on real news and mutual info swap on self sufficient living.  Not really looking to do survival camping.  We live a jewish life style.  We are Messianic.  And love history.  Its our greatest teacher. I got an FB and YT but the best way to contact is email.  mandyobrien77 [at] gmail [dot] com

Jul 182014
 

I joined the U.S. Army in 1984 and have training in commo ,combat engineer, OPFOR, NBC reaction team and cross trained in a few others as well as other army schools. I have combat experience, 10 months in Iraq, was sent home after being wounded the second time. I currently live on 200 acres of family owned land in west central Tennessee about 60 miles from Memphis and 40 miles from Jackson.

I am looking for like minded people to share ideas with and/or start a prepper group in the area. I am new to this site but not to prepping .

May 232014
 

I would love to be a part of a group in the Nashville area. I am a single mother with 3 children still at home and my 70 yo mother. I have a good knowledge base of survival having been raised on beef farm but I do lack the ability to pull it all together and implement a total plan. Being able to spend some time around like minded people would help me to be able to build my knowledge base to better prepare for providing for and protecting my family.

May 132014
 

Just checking to see how many people on this forum will be attending the Mountain Preppers Expo in Sevierville Tennessee this weekend May 17 and 18   Let me know if you will be there and maybe we can sit awhile and drink some sweet tea and talk.

Check out mountainpreppersexpo.com

 

Thank you

May 082014
 

Family of 3, 2 adults 1 child. Looking to start a community of like minded preppers. Both former military experience. One has combat experience, ex paramedic, avid hunter/outdoorsman former military police officer. One great with repairs and electronics has extensive communication knowledge ex military communications. If intrested in meeting or talking to share ideas and info please email at, smokiemountainprepper [at] gmail .com

Apr 242014
 

Aloha!

We’d like to announce a five-day training in aquaponics, a drought-proof method of food production on any scale that combines aquaculture (fish in tanks) with hydroponics (growing plants in water). This comprehensive trainings are hosted by FriendlyAquaponcis, a certified-organic farm on the Big Island of Hawaii, and will be held in Milam County, Texas; Elora, Tennessee; and San Jose, California.

For more information, please visit www.friendlyaquaponics.com.

E pili mau na pomaika`i ia `oe (May blessings be ever with you),

Susanne Friend
Friendly Aquaponics,
Honoka’a, HI

Mar 252014
 

I have decided I would like to start a prepping/survivalist group.  This group would meet at least one time a month. It will have RANK STRUCTURE like the military.  Everyone will have their own job or duty to do but will be cross trained to be able to do any job the group may have.

Minimum requirements will  be:

  1. Own at least 1 handgun or rifle with a minimum of 100 Rounds.
  2. Must be able to qualify with your handgun or rifle.
  3. Must be able to get a long with others and settle disputes in a civilized fashion.
  4. Must be able to obey a chain of command.
  5. Must have a BUG OUT BAG, EMERGENCY BAG, or an EVERYDAY CARRY BAG
  6. Willing to follow the rules set forth by the group leaders.

I understand some people do not agree with a group like this but some people agree with it.  We will all work together as a team to figure out all the plans on how things should operate.  I have no limit on the amount of people that can be a part of the group.  The more the group has, the merrier.  I would like to have at least 25-30 people though.

 

I would like to have the following members for each group:

  • Medical: 2+
  • Security: 15+
  • Gunsmith/Armorer: 1+
  • Mechanic: 1+
  • Food/Water: 4+
  • Carpenter: 2+
  • Group Daycare: 3+
  • General members: 10+

The group will be for people in SW Virginia, East TN , & NW North Carolina.

I will update this as I get a chance but these are the basics for the moment.

Mar 182014
 

Looking for patriots and preppers in Nashville area. I have radio communicationexperience and can teach you how to build a bug out radio bag for under $100. Would like to form a group of friends and mentor each other on skills and learn from each other. Email me at ssweeney at sweeneyhospitality dot com

am interested in having a shtf plot of land as well. I want to enhance my skills and network with other people with similar interest. Ideally I would like a secluded plot of land with the perfect collection of off the grid container homes. imagine a solid fireproof container home in a secluded area. you will be safe inside the home and it can be designed to look like a rough and rusty steel bunker on the outside, while you feel like you’re in a five star hotel on the inside! Its a great disguise to deceive looters and shady characters. These homes can be solar powered with lookout holes and turrets. i also have ham radio experience and will be licensed soon. I am a communications fanatic. have a great bug out radio kit and way for you to build your own kit for $50,$60,$70, or $100 dollars for backpack and mobile bug outs. Think about how advanced you will be while others wait to get the news from mass controlled media. I’m not here to sell anything I’m here to help others.

I also have some great free magazines that discuss what’s really going on in the world today!

Feb 152014
 

Warning this will probably be long so as my dear mother use to say “pour you a cup of coffee grab you a chair an visit awhile”

I am new to this site, I am however glad that I found it and hope to get to know some of you all. I am 52 and live on a small farm in upper east Tennessee. It is in the country but not as secluded as I wish it was. I have been working on my preps since 1993 when I came home from the military and married my wonderful wife.We raise chickens and rabbits and goats and have raised beef calves in the past and we keep horses. We have a large garden spot but my wife has not fully jumped into gardening like she has the animals. We have fruit trees and we hope to add grapevines and more berry bushes. Wild ones for now have yielded quite a bit of blackberry jam for us and our friends.

At first we stumbled quite a few times getting started. I sought out knowledge and information everywhere I could get it. Books,and Magazines like Backwoods Home, Countryside, Backhome even attended the self sufficiency conferences that Backhome magazine sponsored in Fletcher North Carolina and American Survival Guide where I met what is now one of the best friends I have ever had, a friend that does not live in the area but if I needed him he would come and if I had to leave my family with someone to keep them safe while I went to take care of things elsewhere he would be the one.

And that friendship is why I am here posting this now. American Survival Guide had a letter forwarding service where as they would forward your letter as a go between so persons could contact each other and remain safe until a common ground was established and let’s be honest if we are to open with our information to fast we are inviting the devil to our door. So years later I find this site has that safe place to find common ground before making open contact.

I am new to this site but not to prepping. When I first got started I was referred to as a Survivalist and I guess in many ways I probably was what someone would look at and say now he is a Survivalist with my grab my gun and my pack and go to the mountains where I had spent so many days throughout my life and wait it out attitude. But with a wife and starting a family I knew their had to be other options. So I had to gain more knowledge and network with people who would want to be safe and provide safety and let me help them provide safety for their family as well as my family.

Flash forward 20 years dang it does not seem that long I find myself still seeking even more knowledge and trying to network with even more people. Don’t get me wrong I have found a lot of good people along the way and I am still going to continue to seek out people that are safety minded people preparing for what we all know is coming. We may not all believe that the same thing is going to happen or its going to happen in the same way or at the same time but what is most important we are preparing. And because of that we will survive.    Feel free to email me and we can share some ideas and swap some stories and maybe we will find common ground.  Thank you

Feb 152014
 

Have posted here before. Recently replied to a couple of people to no avail. 2 Years ago, I met a group of Marines with combat experience, and joined their focused , newly established group. However, a falling out between the members led to its break up.

Not interested in joining a “meet up” club. I am looking for someone with land that needs to add a few families when the SHTF. Also, looking for people who might want to go in on some property to make our own retreat. Something where each family involved gets an acre or 2 to do what they want, while establishing a central rally point/HQ for times of trouble.

Veterans highly preferred since we have a common experience and attitude. I am ex-Army with infantry experience. I am a Christian, but this is not a cult type situation. To each his own. I have a family, including an elementary aged son, but he knows how to shoot, as does my wife.

You will be expected to have your own supplies and arms, as I do.

Please email me at silkman_john [at symbol] yahoo [dot] com.

Dec 222013
 

Hello everyone,

My name is James, I am (soon to be formerly) military, grew up in the woods and will soon be moving back to the hills where I grew up. I am not really looking to relocate or move in with someone, as I have a piece of land in mind, nor at this time, am I looking to take someone in. I have a small family and a couple individuals, and I would like to get firmly on our own feet before I consider that. However what I am interested in is any like-minded preppers in my area. Possibly network with other groups, share ideas, knowledge and possibly support each other if something goes down in the future.

I am a fledgling prepper, just getting started, so any advice would be greatly appreciated as well. I would like to prepare for as much as I can, whether it be natural disaster (our area is actually due for an earthquake, FYI) or economic collapse.

If you are in the area, or within a couple hours away, I would be interested in hearing from you.

Leave your email in the comment, or PM me if you feel more comfortable with that.

Hope to hear from yall soon, stay safe and God bless!

-James

Dec 092013
 

Looking to develop a local network in the area.  Ideally would be a mixture of hunters, logistics, military, farmers and if course medical personnel would be ideal. Ideally would like to development a centralized BOL that would be off grid and viable for long term occupancy.

Nov 252013
 

Hi.

My husband and I are looking to purchase a farm and equip it as self-sustaining.  Thought Kentucky would be far enough away from DC and was concerned about the ability to farm in WV mountains.  I supposed Maryland is a possibility ?  concerned that you couldn’t get far enough away…

Pretty new to this but frightened enough about what I see going on that we have decided to invest in a “bug-out” location and equip it.   Any suggestions as to locations where there are plenty of like minded folks ?   Also would like to make a trip out there to look at properties and was hoping to correlate that with attending a preppers meeting in Kentucky or TN.  are they posted anywhere ?

I have three young adult children, one in law school, one in college and one is a senior in highschool.   I am 51 my husband is 56.   Both of us have engineering degrees.

We currently live in the DC suburbs in a nice neighborhood within walking distance of a lot of not so nice neighborhoods.   also if there are realtors or folks selling property on the blog we would be interested in that as well.

I believe in God but am not especially religious.

Thanks

Theresa

 

 

Nov 132013
 

Hello all i’m here to present to you a most beneficial land investment proposal that most of you would agree that is VERY reasonable. More info will become available for you once we know you actually have the funds. We ask that only ten people can be selected. the ten people does not count your kids of spouse so they are ok. Also we ask that the ten people have AT least 2k to offer, CHEAP I know. WE ask that people who are interested have multiple skillsets or major one in a big way. We know how the ec0nomy is and that some groups have closed their doors. Well this one is open. Once again more info will be given once we know you have funds. This doesn’t mean that you will have to give it up right away. no scam so that takes care of that. You can reach me at Benteam2014 [at] yahoo [dot] com Don’t miss out!!

Nov 092013
 

Looking to start a small prepping community. Looking for maybe 4 or 5 like-minded families or individuals. We are a family of 3, 2 adults and 1 child. We have military experience and survival knowledge. We’re just starting out but are getting our ducks in a row. lol. Know some basic communications and construction. Can hunt. Major wants would be medical of some sort (doctor, nurse, or vet), engineer, more hunting or security (prior military would be awesome!), and anyone else please feel free to contact us. Email is smokiemountainprepper [at] gmail [dot] com.