Nov 182014
 

We just held our Arlington Emergency Preparedness group meeting last night and I want to thank all our new comers for their attendance and contributions in the planning of our training agenda for 2015.

We put together a list of topics we felt were the most important should something happen to our current lifestyle.

Communication was first on the list:   We need an alternative or backup plan to be able to communicate with our families, each other and other important people in our lives should our phone system go down for any reason.

Scare Bags and Scram Bags were second on the list:  We need a proper 72 hour kit first because the first three days are the most critical to get through. It needs to be designed to your personal family needs. Remember the saying “Two is One and One is None”. You will need at least two of these 72 hour kits. The next level of preparedness is your scram bag, go bag or get out of town bag. They go by many names but this type of bag is there when you decide it’s time to leave and relocate to a different location if you have the time. Remember two or more of these bags are important to have.

Water Purification, both short term and long term:  We need to properly treat our water and know how to find the water and then to purify it. Sanitation goes along with the water purification.

Security was forth on the list: How to protect our possessions and ourselves. This involves defense and awareness, when to run and when to fight. Training, what to use for defense, guns or something else.

Bartering and protection of assets from government and others:  Government has now passed laws to take all qualified accounts, 401k, IRA, Roth’s and pensions. They just passed another law they hope we don’t find out about until it’s too late called the “Bank Bail In Rule”. Where all our bank accounts are now owned by the banks and should they get in trouble again for continuing to do what got them in trouble the first time, they now get to take our money and issue us the lowest entitled stock of the bank.  We just continue to let them do it to us.

We are excited about the next year and feel that something could happen at any time now. Our only defense it knowledge and training, training, training and when we are done training then training. We can only rise to the level of our training and no further. If untrained we become unsure and hesitate or freeze and that is fatal. The wolf shows no mercy and the only thing the wolf fears is the sheepdog. We all need to know and support our sheepdogs. (Find out what I’m talking about here)

Until next month, learn and train.

Vance Lowe,
President,
Arlington Emergency Preparedness Group

Nov 142014
 

Well I just want to say think you for all of the inquires about “Looking for a few good women”! Our recruiting efforts went better than expected. We will be pulling the post ASAP. However,we are still in need for those who can help our group. So if you have any of the skills list below and you want to join a group. Then contact me here or the email address.

1. Ham Operator

2.Sanitation Engineer

3.Teacher

4.Lawyer

5. Carpenter

6.Brick mason

7.Fire Arms Instructor

8. Machinist

9.Solar Energy

10.Policemen,ex Military

11.Suregon

12.Engineer (construction)

Nov 022014
 

Hi All!

I am looking for a group to join in or around the Houston, Texas area.

About me: I served 16 years in the Air Force as a first responder. I have directed personnel during and participated in many disasters (i.e. earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, hurricanes, etc.)  as well as “playing” in the sandbox during three different tours. I currently work as an ER nurse here in Houston. I garden on a regular basis and I am currently learning how to save seeds. I have basic electrical knowledge (I can install ceiling fans, lights, outlets, & switches) and I can swing a hammer with the best of them. I know how to fish, camp, cook, start a fire, and shoot a gun (yes I do have my own firearms and ammo and I am not afraid to use them). I have enough supplies to last me at least three years. I am not religious, but I do believe in God. I am not looking to join a militia or any type of para-military organization.  I would like to join an established group (hopefully a mix of families and singles) that will be there for each other through any natural or man-made disasters.

If you think I might fit in with your group, please let me know.

Thank you.

Oct 312014
 

I am a young and new to prepping 23 years old and started prepping for bout 6 months now. Currently working on a bug out bag for my wife and I. Although she is not as enthusiastic about survival as I am. I’m looking to learn new skills and learn any tips I can. I’ve been told I’m am a quick learner. So anyone wanting to find a youngster to teach their ways :) please contact me on here or email me. El_loco_chino_cochino [at] yahoo [dot] com

Oct 282014
 

We are a Christian and Family oriented group. We usually meet on the 3rd Sunday evening of each month. We do all types of training, camp-outs, Saturday workshops etc. If interested in attending and possible membership please contact me at: v l o w e 0 3 2 5 a t g m a i l d o t c o m.

This last meeting we delivered the Kelly Kettle stove orders (a rocket stove only with water).

We now have almost enough interest to order a pallet of large 290 watt solar panels to start making the portable solar generators. (we get very discounted pricing)

We will be having our Annual Planning meeting on the 16th at 7:00pm.

This is the opportunity for all to schedule the topics, activities and training they want the group to pursue for 2015.
We encourage everyone to send in their suggestions and ideas before the meeting so we can organize everything.
It’s also a change to change the meeting time and place if we get a majority vote.

We look forward to members and any who wish to see what we do to attend this meeting.

Please RSVP only

Oct 262014
 

Hi guys I’m new to all of this and I really need help. My husband doesn’t  really give a second thought to what we all know is coning but I do. We have an eight month old son who needs us both. I need to protect my family. I need to know where to start. I’m currently out of work but I am newly separated from the active military. I am very well trained and I believe in working by strategy and as a team. Yes I am a woman but I will not be screwed with and neither will my family if I can help it. So I’m reaching out. I need friends like you guys that I can count on and that we can rely on one another! Can anyone help?

updated October 26:

hey guys im located in central texas vell county. this is in relation to my last post…we can talk via email kandbfamily [at] yahoo [dot] com ill be waiting. i love all of you guys!! thanks for caring about me and my family genuinely istead of looking away because if our race. it means a lot

Oct 202014
 

We would like to meet others to join or set up as trading partners for when SHTF.

We live in Rockdale Texas, approximately 1 hour from Austin, Temple, and Bryan/College Station.

Due to our love of the land and for wilderness camping, we have been, without knowing it, prepping for several years.  We are able to, and do quite often, go out in the middle of nowhere and survive for a week or two on what we take with us and what we can gather / hunt, leaving the area with little to no trace that anyone had been there when we leave.

Between the two of us we have the following skills / abilities,

Camping
Clothing Design / Making
Electrical
First Aid / CPR
Fishing
Gardening
Hunting – Archery
Hunting – Gun
Plumbing
Wine making
Water Filtration

We are working on learning / developing the following skills / abilities,

Beer Making
Candle Making
Canning
Cheese Making
Compass Navigation
Dehydrating
HAM Radio
Herb for Medical
Alternative Power

Despite the fact that we do make wine, and are learning to make other forms of alcohol, we do not drink.  Currently we give away what we make to friends and family and plan to use it for barter when the SHTF.

 Posted by at 11:05 am
Oct 172014
 

I am very new and just really researching, trying to figure this out. I was definitely not raised to prepare. However, I am seeing the need as I live just a few hours from current Ebola cases and 40 minutes from people being monitored by the CDC. I am looking for other preppers that can guide me as it seems overwhelming at times.

BTW: I am not helpless. I have skills I can bring to the table and am a fast learner. We are Christian homeschoolers. I grew up in a medical family as my family is a surgeon and my mother is a nurse. I have worked in the prison system, hospital and mental health treatment centers as a social worker. We just need fellowship, ideas, guidance from the more experienced.

So please feel free to PM me or post a comment below. I am in Williamson County, Texas

Oct 112014
 

Hello, my name is LISAMARIE.  My partner, David and I recently put a down payment on 16 acres of land in Presidio County, West Texas and are interested in starting a self-sufficient community.  We would like to network with like-minded people with the same goal.  Now, this isn’t something that we begin over night. We work as Gate Guards on the oil field now, but our goal is to have saved the money to pay off the land in one year and to break ground in two to three years.  We are looking for other singles/couples/families that we can get to know now that also feel that two-three years is a reasonable amount of time to save and plan towards this goal.  We would like to start an LLC to protect members interests.  We would be developing a small village with earthbag construction. We would be entirely off the grid with solar, wind and biofuel. We would raise goats and chickens and have a large permaculture garden and greenhouse. Goal is obviously total self sufficiency. Not every member must live on site full time, but it would be preferred if at least some made it their primary residence, as we will. Our goal is to save enough money in the next three years to build a farm. We will do this by saving half of what we earn. Hopefully there are others who will bring in significant financial support, but other things will be considered such as a high skill set and experience, ability for physical labor, contribution of tractors/tools/supplies, etc. The point is, you must be an asset to the community. Labor will be shared.  We will all help in building each others houses.  All members should spend the next two-three years researching, saving and/or stockpiling, and networking and sharing knowledge and ideas with other members. I know that many of us know the importance of self-sufficiency and disaster preparedness and say “we really should… someday.”. Well this is something we can actually do if we concentrate our minds and energy on it and make it happen!  We will not discriminate against age, race, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. You must practice tolerance as well.  I look forward to hearing from potential new members.  Tell me all about yourselves!

Oct 092014
 

Hello all, My wife and I are fairly new to prepping, and looking to meet, share ideas, learn, and gather as much knowledge as we can, We are looking for like minded people in our area, we are Close to Baytown or east Houston.

together my wife and I have experince in raising livestock, gardening, canning, Hunting, fishing, trapping, I am a very Mechanicialy inclined I have knowledge and experince with solar and wind generators, carpentry, basic electrical, welding.

so drop us a line and tell us about yourself and lets learn and prepare our selves.

Oct 082014
 

Oct. 19th at 7:00 is our next prepper meeting in Arlington.
We have had a lot of success with the Kelly Kettle sales and training and will start taking
Christmas orders at this time.
We have Chris and his wife from the Dooms Day Preppers show, will be here to speak to us and
show us a plant that can do many things for emergencies.
We will also be planning our next camp-out at this meeting and making assignments so bring your
ideas and question so we can address them at this time.
It looks like we will have several new first time people attending this meeting and want to extend a warm welcome to them.
If you have an interest in our group, have skills you can share, are family and Christian oriented, you are welcome to see what we have to offer.
Contact Vance Lowe at vlowe0325 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Sep 302014
 

Hi, My name is Rodney. I’m a new prepper & deaf person. Experienced carpenter/construction worker (20 + yrs)..
Outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and more.. We (my wife and I) are looking for folks out of Austin around country Texas .. Between from Austin to Waco/Houston/SA/Johnson City. Does anyone know sign language.. Interested in joining groups..

Sep 272014
 

We have an existing MAG north of Dallas, near Muenster, Tx. we are adding new serious members. We meet every month for training and are becoming self sufficient. can build new living quarters to house new members (you pay materials). We need new members to provide security 24/7. Looking for Medical, EMT, paramedics,farming, and combat skills. We are not a militia group. We believe in high moral standards and just want to develop a group that will survive the bad things to come. if interested email at red.horse3 @ yahoo.  com

Sep 242014
 

We just held our Prep meeting in Arlington Texas this week and presented Kelly Kettle Stoves,(a form of rocket stove only that purifies water).
We also presented Mobil Solar generator systems that we are planning on building over this next year.
We then made survival bracelets and belts.
Next month we are doing a camp-out and making the 5 gal rocket stoves for $20 each.
Our next meeting will be on the 19 of October.
If you would like to come out and see if we are a group you would like to be a part of, you are welcome.
Please contact Vance Lowe a: vlowe0325atgmaildotcom.

Sep 152014
 

Hello boys and girls. Time is growing short for us to be ready to fend for our self. We are looking in the Temple Texas are for members to join our MAG. If your not in our area you need to find or start a MAG. we will share all we know with other MAGs

Sep 042014
 

I am the president of our local Prep. group. We are a Christian and Family oriented based group. We usually meet on the 3rd Sunday evening of each month. We do all types of training, camp-outs, Saturday workshops etc. If interested in attending and possible membership please contact me at: v l o w e 0 3 2 5  a t  g m a i l  d o t  c o m.

Aug 132014
 

I would like to connect with fellow preppers in my area. 77062 in Houston,  Clear Lake City, Texas

Thank You,

Cindy [at] kree [dot] net