May 242015
 

Are you just about ready to make THE move once you find your perfect prepper homestead community?

THIS could be the place you’d love to live even if the world never collapses … but if it does, life here will still be wonderful.    It is just so much simpler to thrive (not just survive) in the gorgeous North GA mountains.

We would love to share our beautiful, peaceful  176 Acres of pristine hardwood forest, pastures, and abundant spring creeks with a few pleasant, like-minded, well-prepped Christian conservatives who will love living here as much as we do… and who will cheerfully pull together to thrive through whatever comes.

Will be selling only a few tracts for each person/couple to have their own private homestead of several acres, with lots of space for their gardens, animals, etc.   The majority of the land will remain natural for enjoying common gardens, orchards, hydro-projects, ponds, never-ending pure spring water, firewood, deer and turkey … and forest trails for hiking, horses, and just relaxing. Also very open to ideas like ‘cohousing’ and other innovations; it’s a big property.

BUT… Just what makes is THIS land a “Perfect Prepper Paradise”?  (aside from us nice folks, of course ) Glad you asked!  :-)

Perfect Climate:   Our local mountain ranges create a wonderful micro-climate around us… four lovely seasons, and our moderate summers and winters are even milder than the counties just above and below us.  No humidity and no need for air conditioning with a good design. I (Rebecca) designed my mostly glass passive solar home (heated only by the sun and my wood stove) and have not needed AC in 20 years! Our growing season is very long (Planting Zone 7) with plenty of rainfall and lots of sunshine. Lush green everywhere!

Perfect Location:  Ellijay (in Gilmer County) is a truly beautiful and sparsely-populated agricultural community in the gorgeous, green mountains of the Chattahoochee National Forest, about 40 miles south of the GA-TN-NC  border.

Our ranch is off the beaten track near the end of a quiet dead-end road where you can vanish into your own private world. Extremely peaceful, private yet convenient location… quiet and secluded, but not dangerously remote. Truly God’s country.

We’re about 14 miles from the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail and 8 country miles to Ellijay, a very friendly small mountain town with mostly like-minded conservative, self-sufficient and welcoming people.   Three clean mountain rivers wind through the County; great for tubing, kayaking and trout fishing.

It’s a wonderful place to live and enjoy while life is “normal” and a very safe place to be if everything collapses.  (Think “Mayberry” in the mountains with a strong Constitutional Sheriff!)  Small family farms are abundant:  apple orchards, vineyards, organic grass-fed beef, chickens, etc.  Our neighboring family farm (4 generations) raises delicious grass-fed, hormone-free meat animals.

Perfect Land:   All the features you could want on one gorgeous piece of land!  This 176 Acres is blessed with ALL SOUTHERN Exposure, rich brown ORGANIC soil, and abundant gravity SPRING WATER… perfect for gardens, greenhouse, pasture, and Solar-designed homes!

Numerous pure drinkable, never-ending mountain springs, creeks and pond sites run through the land (we own to the watershed at the ridgeline!).  Plenty of drop for ponds, hydro-power, even fun projects like waterwheels.

The ridgeline runs along our North property line for great protection, which means ALL of the land faces south.  Several acres are already in pasture and open for gardens, orchards, etc.   The majestic old-growth forest with huge mature hardwoods, laurels, ferns and abundant wildlife is a serene sanctuary and provides great hunting (deer  & big turkey).

Because of the mountains surrounding our dead-end horseshoe valley, this location provides a lot of natural security, so we don’t have to be highly “militarized” (although security, military and gun skills are highly valued and needed). But the very best security is living in the right place… and being prepared for anything.  We can even shut off the only dead-end road coming into our mountain-surrounded valley if necessary!  The few neighbors living on our short road are assets; have their own provisions and would pull together for protection.

Most of the acreage is level and rolling up to high level plateaus with great mountain views!   The pastures are at 1750’ and the highest peak on the property is 2100’.  Excellent cell phone and high-speed internet coverage; cable available if you want it.

Perfect Homestead Tracts: Perfect because you’ll help design the perfect homestead YOU want, situated around the large natural areas set aside for common use.   Minimal sensible covenants will protect your investment, but not run your life.  I’ll work with each individual/couple to determine what area and how much land they want to buy for their homestead and then customize their tract to meet their desires.  Whether smaller or very large acreage, there are so many great choices here.  Obviously, the earlier folks will get the widest choices. Prices depend on the size and features of your tract, the terms, etc. All land is slightly different, so we’ll work out each case individually.

Us NOT-So-Perfect  (but pretty  darn nice) Folks:  We’re mature (at least most of the time 😉 ) friends, two separate singles and a couple so far, who have been prepping for varying lengths of time.   TEOTWAWKI can occur for any number of reasons, so we’re preparing for most anything and need a few more solid preppers with the skills to round out our community.

So far, we include a nurse, massage therapists, and many skills including beekeeping, canning and preserving, solar home designer, site planner, Master Gardener and Naturalist, general carpentry and repair, and experienced homesteading with livestock on this land.  We’re steady in a crisis, determined hard workers, easy-going, and love to laugh!  Good sense of humor and a creative, cooperative attitude are required!

In addition to working together on common or individual homestead projects and for mutual security, we want the solid foundation of a community built on good-natured, reliable, supportive friendships. Really get to know and like each other, quirks and all, by making the time to get together for cook-outs, games, music or whatever is fun!

Solid, caring friendships can be the glue that gets us through the rough times. Although we’re all strong, independent personalities, it is paramount to have a compatibility of attitudes, faith, ideas and goals so we’re all pulling in the same direction when it matters most, with the least amount of friction.   We’ll discuss compatibility as we talk individually.

I have lived on this land for most of my adult life and hung onto it through thick and thin “for just such a time as this.”   Been prepping since 2005 (lived here since the ’80’s) and have already been living a very simple life here for many years. I could go off-grid with a bit more time and effort; that’s the goal.

Over the years, I designed my passive solar home; built a pond off one of the springs; have a gusher of a well, plus back-up gravity water from another pure spring high up the mountain; cleared and fenced the pastures (have horses and a llama). You can do that too!  The others have moved nice travel trailers here to stay in until they build their homes.  Each person will have at least a year’s full preps stored away as quickly as possible (meaning soon).

Perfect Time:  Lately, it seems that the world is rushing even faster to compete for which disaster will be the first to hit the fan. You’ve been thinking, planning, looking.  NOW is the time to act.  Time is short, so if you are interested, please contact me very soon to discuss all the great possibilities.

Send me a PM here or email at:   MtnsofGa [ at ] gmail [dot] com.  I look forward to talking with you soon!

Rebecca  (BTW… Did I mention “Paradise”?? :-) )

May 112015
 

Hello.

A friend and I are looking for an active prepping group and or other peppers’ in the Nashville, Antioch area or Davidson County to either join or network with. We are both new to prepping, but have vast camping, and hiking skills. We started to get into prepping from articles and documentary shows (you know the one) and also from the age we all live in. a blind man can see the writing on the wall.

We are both southern boys with the southern mind set of self-reliance, hunting, fishing and outdoors common knowledge. Also as an asset I am ex-military – US army infantry / NY army National Guard 42ID and 10th mountain1987 to 1996- with weapons and equipment experience, and woodland survival training, escape and evasion. My friend is not EX/MIL, but is very willing to go the distance.

My friend is a native of Tennessee. I am a good old boy from southern Mississippi. I have been living in Nashville for nearly 18 years now. We both live in the Nashville/ Antioch area. What started us on this venture was talking on the hiking trails we try and do every month in long hunter state park. Being self-reliant southerner’s one thing came to another, and we discovered we both had an interest in prepping. We tried to star our own group with just family, but for reasons we all know it’s hard to get everyone on board. I even started a prepping blog online (http://sartan1.wix.com/the-sentinel ), but so far no one seems to know, or care that it’s there. So in the end we decided to look for a group that’s already started to join, or others who have the same mindset as we.

What we can bring is experience, knowledge, dedication and a drive to face the coming storm that is the world we live in today. What we do not know we are willing to learn. I have been out of the loop for nearly 10 years due to a leg injury, but old habits die hard. My wife is on board with us in this, but she can help out rarely due to physical limitations and handicap.

Our concerns are primarily the new Madrid fault, terrorism/EMP/solo flair effects on power grid, tornados, flood and finical collapse. We are not crazy, anti gov/race motivated. We are looking to be self-reliant in the face of adversity.

If we sound like a fit into your nitch, please drop me a line. It’s hard to go it alone. United we stand, divide we fall.

 

Apr 262015
 

We are looking for a group of like minded families or individuals to form a Mutual Assistance Group (MAG) in the North Georgia Mountains.

Are you looking to become self-sufficient? Do you realize that you need a community to truly be “self-sufficient”?

I am working towards forming a self-sufficient community in the North Georgia Mountains.  You can live there part time, full time or use it as a weekend get-a-way while we develop the self-sufficient community.  I truly want this to be a dual use land in that it can be used during good times, and will save our lives in the event of bad (SHTF).

We need an initial 10 individuals or families to invest $50,000 each to purchase the property to build our community.  Each person will have property rights for their own portion of the property.

I am an experienced leader and organizer.  I have a military and law enforcement background – plus I am a mom and real estate agent.

We will be forming a Mutual Assistance Group (MAG) and a mini-farm to produce our own food, power, security, etc…
email me today – let’s start a dialog!  educatedHelp  AT Gmail dot com

 

 

Apr 212015
 

Landscaping work and a place to stay at our camp for right match. We are a Christian Family looking for like minded Christian Family to help us work our land and have a sustainable farm. We are not anti government….just want to be self reliant for upcoming hard times. We have a landscaping business and have a small farm. There is a place for your RV here or you may be able to use ours.

Email chardamos three six seven @ gmail.com

Apr 182015
 

OffGridSoon here.

 

I’m a mid 20’s male, married with two dogs. My wife and I are looking forward to moving to TN within the next year to start our homestead and off grid home. I am looking to meet new people and share knowledge and build a community of resourceful neighbors who can rely on each other when SHTF. We will be looking for land outside of the Knoxville area. (If you know of any for sale, let me know.) Would be interested in starting a “tiny” house community of preppers/sustainable community. Looking forward to learning and sharing knowledge.

If interested respond to my post.

Apr 172015
 

Hi, My name is Renee. I am a 24 female nursing student. I live in Louisiana.I have 2 sons. I am new to prepping and knowing that anything can happen is what helped me decide to start prepping.  So, like any parent I would like to have a safe place for my family just in case SHTF.

I am looking to start a prepping group/community. I would like to have a large mixed group of open minded people from all walks of life.  Your race, age, religion, material status, family size or where you live will not matter. As long as you can offer a skill or two you will be welcome. and for those who don’t have skills you must be willing to learn. I would require a background check from your local sheriffs office, I’m not trying to get all in your business. I’m just trying to make sure everyone would be safe.  If you would like to explain anything you will get a chance to do so.

I would like to buy some land to build a bug out community. i am currently designing an above ground community and an underground retreat. I have started looking at some land in the Midwest states. I figured that would be the safest place in any SHTF scenario. I do like the land in Missouri.

If you are looking to join and you have land and you would like it to be used let me know.

I know most people don’t want a large group for various reasons. I figure we are all adults and are we are all trying to do the same thing ( have a safe place). so why not work together. It would hurt to have a lot of skills in one group. Plus if we did have to go underground we would need a lot of different people for social reasons.

So if you are interested in this, email me at ladavianw [at] icloud [dot] com

Apr 032015
 

Sixty year old 30 years SOG, JSOG, & Black Ops experience has small farm on 157,000 Acres of federal land – Southern Appalachia. Not looking to save hundreds, just maybe a few like minded people perhaps. I am disabled and need help gardening, canning, cutting wood,  building, cooking, and general preparedness planning and drills. This summer I need help digging a new root cellar. I am also making a non  GMO seed bank. I have a home, access to another home, possibly also a log cabin as well. Water comes from a spring.

Not interested in lazy people, know it alls, smokers, druggies, crazies, or scam artists. Peace, love, and joy has its place, and hippie types would be considered as long as they understand that I am old code and carry a gun. My land, my rules. Not a democracy but a guy that needs help with an already working game plan and is willing to share his knowledge, time, and preps in exchange. Single or family considered.

Will arrange a meet at neutral location with very interested parties. Could use a good electric person.

Contact: matozi1 @ yahoo (dot) com

Mar 262015
 

Hello,
I was a helicopter mechanic in the W.A.R.N.G. from 1991-1995. Lived off the land in Alaska for 9 months from 03/95-12/95. I am a SW(I)M, who turns 50 this year. Not necessarily looking to change that. Self employed mechanic so I’m flexible. I’ve worked in automotive or construction all of my life. Plumbing, electical, framing, hanging doors and windows, including garage doors. Etc,etc,etc.
I’m looking to invest in a community prepper organization that is near flowing water, but not flood plain! I am serious and committed! I am willing to sell everything I have and what I don’t sell, bring with me.
I’m a Christian poet with emphasis on Love and exhortation. But, please remember, I’m human and with flaws of my own.
I smoke cigarettes (which I’m willing to give up) and on occasion I don’t mind having a couple of drinks. If I’m working on something frustrating I may curse. I’m working on that. I grew apathetic over the last 7 years because the Holy Spirit had given me a message for the people and I didn’t see any short term results. However, the Lord has woken me from my slumber and shown me that indeed His people have indeed taken heed! It was my own family that had not.
It is my prayer that i find a group of preppers that worship God=YHWH, in Spirit and inTruth. Knowing that the time is now at hand, and we await the secound coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ=Yashua! All praise honor and glory to our King! Amen.

contact me at jessepmechanicatgmaildotcom

Mar 232015
 

Hello to everyone, I just joined the site and I’m thankful for your time. My name is Phillip, I’m a 56 year old male and in good health. I’m a veteran, I’m married with 3 grown kids. I’m searching for a established group with land were I can help build and contribute in any way it make us a safe refuge from the gloom that the world has turned into. I live in Arkansas and willing to relocate and have travel trailer to live in until a solid structure can be built. I’m willing to swap may labor and devoted time for a place to stay. I’m self employed so I can devote all my time to helping.My wife would be joining me but not at first. I want to do a meet and greet and willing for the group leaders to do a back ground check on myself. I have 40 years of being a mechanic and I can do welding, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heating and air, refrigeration work, gardening and have experience living in the country around horses, cattle and most farm animals. I by no means saying a know it all and will be open to any ones help as life is a never ending learning school and adventure everyday. all I’m a very avid hunter, fisherman and just started trapping this winter so I have a lot to learn as far as trapping goes. I’m a very avid outdoorsman and have experience in living off grid. I still need to keep learning and am wiling to learn. I can provide a list of on hand materials and equipment to offer. I’m willing to work right beside any one who has the desire to make things good for all of us. I’m more than open to questions and suggestions. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from a good solid established group or start up. I can be reached here or at midnightrider2158 at yahoo dot com. Again thank you to all Phillip

 Posted by at 10:27 am
Mar 222015
 

Hello all. We (myself and family) are new to Bowling Green KY, just having recently moved here from TX. I’m prior service (US Army) with Infantry experience and lots of medical (civilian) training. I’m am looking to make new friends or group (regardless of race, religion, skill level) who are trying to make new contacts or starter prepping. Email: rudedog80 (at) yahoo Rex

 Posted by at 9:00 pm
Mar 152015
 

I don’t really consider myself a prepper, just someone trying to be better prepared for an emergency. My wife is not completely on board with me so what I am looking for is ways to get her more into the idea. I am active duty with 12 years in. I have medical, explosives, PSD and infantry training. I am not a survivalist but do have experience in the outdoors. Just looking for others that I can share ideas with and if the need arose mutually support.

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.