May 262013
 

Does anyone know what kind of seeds/crops could be grown in the VT area year round? When the 18 wheelers stop rolling fresh produce will become a rarity so I’m trying to find out what I could possibly plant in my backyard/greenhouse even during the winter months.

Mar 202013
 

Greetings All, Sorry I haven’t answered any of you, my email is not working at this time. I see there is a fair # of folks in Vt that need to come together for a meet and greet. I’ll set a date and time on a Sat or Sun some where in central Vermont. Once the storm pass’ and the snow melts a bit. I have some vacant land in Strafford, Vt we could meet at. If you want to come, just show up.

Feb 192013
 

We are going to be hosting an emergency preparedness expo near Hagerstown, MD, August 17-18, 2013.   Our goal is to bring vendors/exhibitors from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.  Details can be found on our website, which should be online by the end of the week. I will post the web address at that time. In the meantime, feel free to contact us at beprepared2013 [at] yahoo [dot] com.  Our goal is to provide an educational venue on the East Coast similar to what is provided in Nashville, Denver, Arlington, TX, and other western and central US cities. Please spread the word.

Feb 132013
 

My wife and I own 200 acres in the Mountains of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.  We live off grid producing our own electricity, solar and wind.   We am preparing for retirement where we live but believe before that happens we could have some major enviromental or economical disasters happen.  We feel that if something major were to happen it would be a year before the Governement either on it’s own or with the help of  other Countries  could really start to recover, 6 months after Hurricane Sandy and their are still people without power.  We would like to meet up with another couple or woman that is like minded, not necessary preparing for the end of the world but feels that in order to survive would need to be away from cities.   Send an email adventures2 [at] me [dot] com telling me a little about yourself and we can go from there.

Working on getting my ham radio license at this time.   Have hunting, trapping, backwoods survival skills.   We have gardens, chickens and more wood to cook and heat with then could use in our lifetime.

 

Jan 052013
 

Greetings Everyone,

I am new to this forum but not to prepping. I have been living off the grid for five years with solar power, micro-hydro generator and gasoline backup. I am currently looking into building a wood gasifier to power the generator. I have a two greenhouses (one for seedling and one for year round growing), gardens, root cellar and storage. My ultimate goal is to be so self sufficient someday that when the SHTF, be it natural or manmade, I would not even know it. I am looking for anybody with the same ideals. I am NOT driven by religion or politics. I simply enjoy being self sufficient.

email: fishfurn (at) aol (dot) com

Thanks…

Jan 042013
 

Hi Everybody

I have a partner as well, and two small dogs. I’ve been preparing for 5 to 7 years, maybe 10, maybe 11, depending on how you look at it.

Anyway, I am looking to buy or join others on a property approximately 15 to 30 acres and position several all-season travel trailers on the land, or perhaps some other arrangement if someone else has something better in mind. I’m flexible on location right now, since I have none at the moment. Thinking about upstate NY, central/western/northern VT, western Mass, NH, possibly Maine, possibly CT.

At the moment I live on five acres overlooking the Hudson River about 20-something miles north/northwest of the city, about 35 minutes by express train from Grand Central, 45 minutes by car.

The more serious that I get about it, the more uncertain my “serious” prepper friends become about it, and that really concerns me. I have suggested a budget of $50,000 per household, being $30,000 toward land purchase and $20,000 toward housing accommodation. Well that got cold feet, and that concerns me because I don’t see how we could actually get by a freezing cold winter of 4- to 5- months long unless we are prepared to pay for it. Perhaps we could do with a lesser budget for land were we to find something suitable in NH or ME.

So I am looking to find others who are seriously interested and/or who may already have land and might be interested in my joining with my partner.

swonderfulworld~at~geemail*dot*com

Regards

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