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

 Posted by at 8:28 am
Dec 092012
 

Hey how you doing fellow preppers out there  I’m .was just wondering the cost of any land out there in NH,VT,ME,MA, CTor NY all in higher elevations, at least 500 feet or more above sea level on an acre or two of land .. It just came to me to look up online for others like me . Ive tried talking with people I know and no “dice” , Some people are just stuck in that Neanderthal stat of mind.. O.. Well……. Im a great asset to any group or camps of preppers with skills and supplies . Iv been getting ready for a year 1/2 now I have everything I need to survive a full year or more without leaving the house.. I have seeds of all kinds to plant, 55 gal drums of gas, propane, kerosine , generators, heaters… Water, water filters,weapons,, plenty of weapons and great amounts of ammunition.. Willing to help who ever with building a good location but don’t want to pay $$ to much for land when I could use that money $$ towards more supplies and shelter . . I would be able to put some serious time into working on a location I come alone not married or kids.. not yet anyway;; . I prep to be safe and ready!!! for what ever comes our way these day time are changing really fast and if you don’t see that then your a fool, I’ve tried to cover all the bases as far as what could happen and where but I still have a lot to learn (I just purchased a few books on hunting, trapping, plating, defense ect,ect.. But already know a bit on everything .. This is when others and other groups come in hand… I’m fit, have my own business 24 years now.. im really good with my hands and can build anything and fix anything figure out situations of all sorts, Well I’ve said enough,, I think we should talk and maybe meet so we can get a better sense of one another .. Need that trust!!! jmskimcoat [at] aol [dot] com.. Hope to hear back from you … Prep On!!!!

Sep 202012
 

Good Day Everyone,

Okay hear is what my husband and I are seeking, we would like to live in the following states with enough land along with wooded acres. MO,ME,VT,NH,CO,WV and maybe northern part of Tenn. this is just a few, where we can grow a garden, hunt for our food in hunting season, have a cabin or camp for shelter, along with a wood cook stove. we have started to prepare for this already just having a hard time finding the right land for X amount of $’s My Husband is a Disabled Vet so he will have some income to help out with going into a town for supplies. We are trying to find other like minded couples or a group to do this type of  living. we are both in our mid-forty’s we will not be able to move until next year about July/Aug time frame, we have a son that is a senior in school. you can send me a message on here or at r_c76 at hot mail dot com. We both want to get away from the city life. Plus we are seeking to have our four seasons, very tired of the southern living and the weather. We are both Very hard workers

 Posted by at 6:36 am
Jun 192012
 

I am interested in meeting individuals and groups in Western MA and New England.  I am new to prepping but want to be able to keep my family safe if any kind of emergency situation were to take place.  I’ve been a registered nurse for 14 years with a variety of experience – a few months of OR experience,  worked on an orthopaedic unit, and 7 years on a surgical unit with an intermediate care unit for trauma & neuro patients, and currently in a management position.  I hope to meet some cool, informative, and sane individuals that might be interested in working together or just assist me as I develop an initial plan to start prepping.

Mar 142012
 

Looking to vet out other Vermonters primarily living in Chittenden County.  Looking for only mildly neurotic folks who believe in being prepared.  Want to connect with thinking people with common sense.  People who are level headed but are also aware of the potential of human nature under severe stress.  I have skills to bring with me but no good location.  Send preparedness profile to:  aNecessaryEvil [at] hotmail [dot] com

 Posted by at 4:54 am
Feb 212012
 

Hello People,

I’m looking for a group of families who want to prepare and prosper. What I mean by that is that is that I want to work on the kind of preparedness that improves life, getting us into breaking free of the rat race and to smell the roses, while at the same time raising our ability dramatically to be self-sufficient and prepare for tough times ahead.

Doing that means:

Storing food, growing food, hunting, raising some livestock.
Homeschooling our children which can be done fairly easy working together.
Learning how to use guns, getting power off the grid, and having or developing multi skills.
And quite a bit more…

I like to look at it as an adventure. We might as well. Worrying isn’t going to solve anything but make us sick and as long as you’re doing everything you know you need to be doing then you would only be harming yourself to continue worrying.

I would like to join together with a group of 10 or more (by more I mean a lot more if there’s interest if it’s feasible and doesn’t slow us down)  families on a large plot of land that is far enough away from large populations but possibly close enough to eastern Mass  (maybe 1 to 2 hours away) that I and others (ideally self-employed and or who have some flexibility) could continue to work part-time inspite of the long commute.  While we work together as entrepreneurs to create enough distance businesses i.e. internet, shipping based businesses to eventually support a living for those commuting.

One of the basic ideas is to create a comunity that makes life extremely inexpensive and enjoyable to live in. We should strive as a community to take care of all our essential needs and work with other locals to increase our range of security and buffer and creates opportunities for trade and raising prepper awareness.

We need to stay involved in politics so that when most people start becoming part of the problem during breakdowns, we can be part of the solution. I find it hard to believe that the globalists would just leave us alone for very long should they be able to take control by being the ones offering all the solutions and mopping up the mess after a collapse.

Done right we could buy a plot of land from possibly (depending on our group size) enough acres to provide some woods for some fuel through proper management, open fields for growing, areas for greenhouses and common buildings for dining, recreation, school, excercise, spiritual center for any groups that want to use it for their particular meetings.

The cost for just the land if its a large enough amount would turn out to be fairly cheap per family (maybe 5 to 10 thousand apiece and we should have no problem arranging for finance plan for those who need to finance as long as downpayment is big enough). We can possibly create an s-corporation to arrange the ownership and set-up the rules together that we all have to agree to.

We should be striving to create more of a republic than a democracy the way the founding fathers of the Constitution wanted things. Therefore we need to form our rights and by-laws correctly from the beginning so that everyone who signs on knows what they are getting into. Changes thereafter should require at least a super majority of 80% or better to change something or remove someone for too many violations. Anyone who is removed for violating will just be agreeing to put up their share for sale for some determined fair value price that we will create a formula for at the outset.

So step one: Find each other that we can agree to a set of rules and see that we can get along.

Step two: Create task list and start looking for land and location.

So step three is where we need each others help to get things done right:  We can each buy our own park model homes that we can eventually sell after we’ve created a our own self-sufficient nice homes to replace them. We will need to create septic systems, and energy systems, water supplies and a center.

The clocks ticking so we need to get meeting and get started. I have a nice spot in Beverly to hold those meetings and we can begin to create a task list and get the ball rolling. So contact me and I’ll get back to you quickly.

Even if we are just a few families we can get  our own place at least just far enough to stay away from the cities that we can continue to commute and work on our tiny community goals of self sufficiency and that would be a big step while we consider a more serious bug out plan :-)

Other thoughts :

We can plant orchards that can produce in a year. Produce honey and maple syrup for sugar. We can bake our own fresh bread and mill our own flour as well as many other naturally healthy foods at the center.  We can welcome both men and women singles as well as families.  A willingness to work a set number (possibly 5 hours per week) should be required. And for those people who do not have enough time to devote, we can have people who will do their share, but will want to  be paid.

We should have possibly a set up with hydroelectric, wind and solar as well as back up gen and possibly geothermal systems.  Trade cabins (wood-shop, pottery, bees, dairy, etc) gun range, horses and farm animals.  Every house should be arranged to have it’s own small green house as well as large central greenhouses- including possibly if feasable a tropical greenhouse. We all pay equal shares,  live on land full time or part time- your choice. Use a unique system of governing by breaking everyone into small groups and then have each group draw a name out of the hat to elect a rep for that group every 6 months. That person would represent the groups ideas make policies and handle disputes with the other appointed reps. The whole comunity would vote (using 80% rule) for major matters.  All races and religions should be welcome. No one should be allowed to push their beliefs or solicit other members of the community other than by hanging a flyer at the center. All religions are encouraged and welcome to use the center or a room in the center to hold a weekly service. We need to appreciate diversity in beliefs and race and strive to respect everyone for having them,  while joining together on a whole other level for food, education, shelter, recreation and survival.  Yes –and we should build a nice indoor/outdoor swimming pool with tropical garden around it :-)

Bill

You can contact me at bill [at] billgilmore [dot] net

PS. I’ve also had in mind an idea of creating with others interested families, very much in a similar way, a retreat where we stock supplies and set it up to serve two purposes. One being a place to hold monthly meetings to lay out to be used for when SHTF. And two the place could be used as a nice family get away that’s exciting and fun if it’s done right. But my first priority is to move the family so we can be together on a daily basis with like-mined folk build friendships and have fun. But you can mention if you’re one of those more interested in this other ” just in case” senerio. We can hold meetings for that too and see where we might be able to work together.