Dec 142014
 

Hello,

We are relatively new preppers and are going to be moving to the area between Richmond & Williams burg Virginia within the next year or so. We are in the process of prepping for a collapse. It would be nice to know if there are any like-minded people in the area of Charles City, New Kent or Providence Forge area that we can be in contact with now (through emails) & possibly one day meet after we move to Va.
. Our children are grown & married & we have grandchildren as well. Our children or other relatives are not really on board with what I see on the horizon. So we have been preparing things by ourselves & will extend a hand to them when the time comes.

I can really see the HANDWRITING ON THE WALL & have felt for quite a while that we really need to do something because of the chaos, civil unrest & terrible condition of our economy that we have seen developing & progressing . I can see it is only a matter of time until all hell breaks loose.Can someone also tell me how many miles is it safe to be from a major highway. Also are there Oath Keepers in the area?

If there are any like minded people out there please do contact us, or if you can put us in contact with other like minded people in the general area that would be good as well.
Feel free to email us at the special email address we created ~ vafriendsearch@ use (dot) startmail (dot) com :D

Wishing you all many blessings & stay safe in these troubling times ~ jnj

 Posted by at 4:56 am
Dec 082014
 

Hello,

We are a Bible believing Christian couple that are going to be moving to the area between Richmond & Williams burg Virginia within the next  year or so. We are in the process of prepping for a collapse. It would be nice to know if there are any like-minded people in that area that we can be in contact with now  (through emails)   & possibly one day meet after we move to Va.

. Our children are grown & married & we have grandchildren as well. Our children or other relatives are not really on board with what I see on the horizon. So we have been preparing things  by ourselves & will extend a hand to them when the time comes.

I can really see the HANDWRITING ON THE WALL & have felt for quite a while that  we really need to do something because of the chaos, civil unrest & terrible condition of our economy that we have seen developing  & progressing . I can see it is only a matter of time until all hell breaks loose.

If there are any like minded people out there please do contact us, or if you can put us in contact with other like minded people in the general area that would be good as well.

Feel free to email us at  the special email address we created ~ vafriendsearch@ use (dot) startmail (dot) com

Wishing you all many blessings & stay safe in these troubling times ~ jnj

 

 Posted by at 6:27 am
Nov 152014
 

Are you REALLY ready for the Event?

  • What if it happened next month?
  • Would it make more sense to affiliate with a group of like-minded folks who are organized and prepared for such an event because there is safety and skills in numbers?

The facts and your intuition about what is getting ready to happen can’t be denied.  We are heading for a major life-altering event.  Your logic is telling you something big is going to happen.

Then join a group that is serious about preparing for an event.  There is safety and skills in numbers. We have been preparing for several years to shelter our membership and sustain our existence for many years afterwards at a secluded and secure location with full-spectrum provisions for long-term survivability.

We are an organized multi-family prepper retreat located in central North Carolina.  Our membership comes from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. We don’t live there–we just prepare it for the day we know we will have to live there. We are not sure what will take place or when but we know it will. It is not a matter of if…it is a matter of when.

The 50-acre retreat has a deep well with pristine water, a pond and a fast-flowing creek. Deer, wild turkey and rabbit are abundant. We raise livestock such as rabbits, chickens and ducks.  We have several gardens (raised beds and tilled ground).   We grow food for consumption and medicinal plants as well. We also have a fruit orchard and numerous fruit bushes.  As a back-up, we have been planting natural growing non-cultivated food sources such as tubers, blackberries, etc.  Our objective is to be self-sufficient when we have to occupy our retreat.  We have also constructed a greenhouse to cultivate vegetables, sprouts and seedlings and adding a larger greenhouse to allow longer growing seasons.

It is our belief that there is safety in numbers and a wider range of skill sets as well. We feel it is critical to store and prepare together than risk an isolated effort that cannot be defended when social order collapses. We all value our families’ safety enough to collaborate in preparing for that event.

I am a Vietnam Vet who served with an infantry unit as part of five years in the US Army. I have also served as CEO of three successful companies in my career so I know how to organize people and projects.

We have organized a retreat community made up of hard-working and dedicated folks preparing for an event.  Many of our membership are former military.

The retreat includes a small medical clinic as our membership includes several doctors, a physician’s assistant, a RN and an EMT. We are prepared for many medical emergencies or situations.

In addition to the medial staff listed above, our members also include numerous engineers, an auto mechanic, a teacher, a competition shooter/fisherman, a seamstress, a project manager, and construction carpenter, a former SWAT member and trained aviation mechanic and assembler. We have formed teams to address security/weaponry, medical care, food production, food preparation, communications, and construction/power.  Each team has a Team Leader and organizational charter.

Our motto is: Plan…Prepare…Practice.   

Our three-person Leadership Team sets executive policies and provides operational day-to-day decisions.  Issues that involve long-term implications or significant allocation of resources are bought before the group for discussion and input.  We do not run our organization like a commune or home owners association —but more like a corporate or quasi-military organization.  If you are looking for a pure democracy with extended deliberations and a vote on everything while progress is measured at a snail’s pace… pass us by.  If you are looking for a group to join that you can maintain a passive involvement, store food with your “name on the list” for “when the balloon goes up”… we are not the group for you.  We are looking for team-oriented individuals that bring useful skills and positive “can do” attitudes to the table with committed families to actively participate in and further develop what we have achieved so far in the following areas:

  • Operational facilities and extensive sustainable survival provisions maintained in a high state of readiness with the services of a full-time caretaker and group projects conducted at regular meetings.
  • Personal and group training in sustainable living skills (gardening, livestock, construction, food preservation/preparation), operational security / defensive skills, and medical/TCCC (tactical combat casualty care) training.
  • Solid relationships between members based on trust, competence, and contributions to the group over an extended period of time. Everyone in the community contributes from their resources and skill sets to make us a stronger group.

We hold monthly Gatherings which are also Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend every month. During a typical weekend we conduct numerous training sessions and defense simulations. Firearms and security training is part of every session and members are encouraged to seek out individual firearms training as well.  These workshops include working on developing the retreat as well as developing our skill sets. We have taken several of our members to other homesteading skill training programs in other parts of the state to improve homesteading skills. We have a 360+ page operations manual to support our members.

We also developed a separate 200-page Retreat Activation & Security Protocol that has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired military officers and several security systems experts. We have a 25-meter and 100-meter pistol and rifle range and provide training in basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use at every Gathering.  We have several trained instructors.  We also have an extensive CCTV camera system for surveillance with several monitoring stations. We take our security seriously.  After all, if you can’t defend it…it is not yours to keep.  Ours is defensible.

Additional training topics we have presented have included foot patrolling techniques, first aid and trauma medical care, compass reading and orienting, gardening, battery storage, food packaging, water purification, alternative energy devices, running & gunning, cheese sealing, EMP protection, herbs and homeopathy, essential oils, sanitation, candle making, operating earth moving equipment, solar energy, slaughtering and dressing of domestic livestock, and survival skills, etc.

We have accommodation cabins, RV spaces, a medical clinic, 2 laundry rooms, a well-house, a 3-room bath house with showers and laundry facilities, community center, provisions storage area, commercial kitchen and communications center/operations room. We have a large amount of stored water, solar energy, propane supply and wood burning as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions to include multi-layer nesting of all electronics within Faraday Cages.

We have installed a four-stage air filtration unit (with large bank of deep-cycle marine batteries) for our fallout shelter that can remove 99.99% of the impurities in the event of a NBC or fallout event. Every member has to have a functioning gas mask and fresh filter.  Our fallout shelter is self-contained and able to sustain the community members for weeks, if needed. We also have calibrated radiation monitoring equipment, dosimeters and hazmat suits for clean-up and outside monitoring.

To support our communications center, 4-5 of our members have Ham licenses.  Our communications center will monitor radio traffic and stay connected with a network of other ham operators when the event occurs. We also have our own internal switchboard system with hard-wired phone system.  As a precaution, we have duplicate equipment for everything.

The governance bodies are: an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leader, a Leadership Team and a Community Council (made of adult members).

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) at $200/month to pay for on-site caretaker/security personnel and utilities.  We all share in the development of the community through work every monthly Gathering. We don’t occupy the retreat until an event has occurred. Our members can also use the property for R&R to enjoy hunting, fishing, relaxing as we are surrounded by a large area with plentiful game.  We do have a one-time membership fee that is non-refundable. We have one cabin available as well as a several RV spaces (RV has full range of sewer, water and power hook-ups).

We are looking for capable and willing folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as energy (solar, etc.) patrolling, gardening, wood gathering, hunting, etc. We are also looking for additional skills to add to our mix.  No anti-government types or racists.  We are Constitutionalists and despite a major concern in how our government is run—we are pro-America.

Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and a background and criminal check.

Although we are secular, we are principally Christian but will consider all religions (or non-religious types).  We are not “Bible-thumpers” but have deep moral, spiritual and ethical beliefs.

We review our mission, vision and core values at every meeting and have a 12-page set of rules.

If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a like-minded group in North Carolina, then ask for an application.

The retreat is ready to be occupied by members at a moment’s notice. We keep the candle burning 24/7.  You could be one of those able to flee the perils of the decline of social order for the security of a small well-trained, organized, and prepared community.  How important is your family’s welfare and security? What are their lives worth to you?  Think about the advantages of a well-organized group when it comes to the safety and welfare of your loved ones when everything turns upside down. It is like owning an insurance policy you never want collected or that spare tire you keep in your trunk.

Don’t be caught in your house as the armed gangs are going door-to-door pillaging.    Don’t wait too late wishing that you had a secure and organized bug-out location to escape the dangerous world that awaits us.

We have been told by several TV production companies that have approached us for filming that we are one of the most organized groups they have come across.  Then why haven’t you seen us on TV?  It is simple…our OpSec and obscurity is far more important than ‘15 minutes of fame.’  We are preppers–not food hoarders or entertainers.

If your family’s security and safety is critical to you and you live in North Carolina, Virginia or South Carolina, contact us today. Contact me via email: sgtprepper2 (at) gmail (dot) com to request an application and list of further requirements.  We are serious—are you?

Oct 252014
 

I live in cartersville, va with my wife and 3kids starting our small homestead looking to see if there’s other like minded preppers and homesteaders near by

Thanks

Oct 052014
 

Where?
-Central Virginia
-Boarder a National Park (80,000 acres)
-Over 2,000’ in elevation
-Private community on 500 acres
-Deep Well
-Streams
-Currently have “on grid” power looking to build solar and wind
-Plenty of fire wood
-Plenty of hunting
-8 miles away from the closest store

What?
Build a small self-sufficient community.
We need each other and no man is an island.
We want to create an environment where we all need each other.
We all can focus on things were good at and leverage everyone’s skills.
-Building multiple homes (Cabins or Shipping Containers… but not “Tiny Homes”)
-Expand the garden
-Add livestock (Bees, Pigs, Chickens, horses, etc)
-Build a greenhouse
-Building a wood/metal working shop
-Build more root cellars
-Expand water storage
-Expand our saw mill
-Expand Communication
-Build an archery range
-Move off of on grid power
-Build WVO fuel procedure
-Create a secure perimeter

Who? Homesteader
-Retired Engineer
-35 years old
-Marathon Runner
-Grow up a city boy learning how to be a country boy

Who? Present Group
5 Families in their mid 30’s from the PA, DE, VA areas

We are of “old school values”
Not associated with any religion
Have strong morals

Who? You?
Strong, hardworking, level headed individual or small family.
It would be a plus if you had knowledge of gardening, raising farm animals, hunting and other practical skills.
We will help you build a modest cabin for your residence to live in.
We will work together to maximize the sustainability of our little purpose built community.

If this interests you we would like to start a meaningful dialog because the screening process will be very important to us as we imagine it would be for you.
Contact us at juergs [at] gmail [dot] com

Sep 282014
 

We are creating a retreat focusing around self-sufficiency and searching like minded hard working value driven members.

Our members purchase land, rent space or give of their time to further the homestead. We all share in the development of the community through work weekends. Our members can also use the property for R&R to enjoy hunting, fishing, relaxing. With 500 acres and bordering the national park we are blessed to be where we are at
We are looking for capable and willing folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as gardening, animal husbandry, wood working, machinist, wood gathering, hunting, etc.
No anti-government types or racists.
We are Constitutionalists and despite a major concern in how our government is run—we are pro-America.

Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and a background and criminal check.

There is no real need to go into any further explanations in this posting other than to say drop us a line.

Juergs [at] gmail

Sep 162014
 

Greetings,

Preppers (wife & I) looking to connect with other married couples in the central VA area in order to network and possibly form a group. I have a few acres and a lot of skills. In process of turning my home into a sustainable and defensible bug-in location in a lightly populated area. Contact king-01 [at] hushmail [dot] com.

Sep 042014
 

Established multiple families looking for serious additional members with skills and preps, who wish to network. Prefer family oriented folks with the means to help themselves as we together help each other. We have property in the western Virginia with water, housing and other natural resources. Looking for law abiding, serious only preppers. Please directly email prepperfriend [at] yahoo [dot] com if interested. Lets chat and see where that takes us.

Aug 122014
 

Looking for likeminded individuals to join our small group to share in skills and knowledge. Men, women and children welcome. We are comprised of four small families at this point. We go to the farm as offten as possible to train and practice. The area is comprised of a farm surrounded by woods and swamps. The property meets up to a state park / national wildlife refuge. Looking for those with any and all types of useful skill set. Bring your own gear, we are not a resort, we buy or make ours. We are in the process of having things set up as soon as possible. We are close to Suffolk in Virginia and close to Elizabeth City in North Carolina. Contact me if interested for more information at backwoodsncboy at g mail dot com.

Jul 282014
 

Good Morning to all,

I am interested in meeting folks in the Richmond/Chesterfield, VA area.  I have been working for the past 2 years and would like to expand my “friends” and share info and ideas.

Midloprepper

Jul 112014
 

Are you REALLY Ready

  • Just how prepared are you if something happened next month?
  • Would it make more sense to affiliate with a group of like-minded folks who are organized and prepared for such an event because there is safety and skills in numbers?

The facts and your intuition about what is pending can’t be denied.  We are heading for a major life-altering event.  Your logic is telling you something big is going to happen.  Then join a group that is serious about preparing for an event.  There is safety and skills in numbers. We have been preparing for several years to shelter our membership and sustain our existence for years afterwards at a secluded and secure location with full-spectrum provisions for long-term survivability.

We are an organized multi-family prepper retreat located in central North Carolina.  Our membership comes from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. We don’t live there–we just prepare it for the day we know we will have to live there. We are not sure what will take place or when but we know it will. It is not a matter of if…it is a matter of when.

The 50-acre retreat has a deep well with pristine water, a pond and a fast flowing creek. Deer, wild turkey and rabbit are abundant. We raise livestock such as goats, chickens and ducks, and are adding rabbits in the fall.  We have several gardens (raised beds and tilled ground).   We will grow food for consumption and medicinal plants as well. We also have a fruit orchard and numerous fruit bushes.  We have been planting natural growing non-cultivated food sources such as tubers, blackberries, etc..  Our objective is to be self-sufficient when we have to occupy our retreat.  We have also constructed a greenhouse to cultivate vegetables, sprouts and seedlings.

It is our belief that there is more safety in numbers and wider range of skills as well. We feel it is more critical to store and prepare together than risk an isolated effort that cannot be defended when social order collapses. We all value our families’ safety enough to collaborate in preparing for that event.

I am a Vietnam Vet who served with an infantry unit as part of five years in the US Army. I have also served as CEO of three successful companies in my career so I know how to organize people and projects.

We have organized a retreat community made up of hard working and dedicated folks preparing for an event.  Many of our membership are former military.

The retreat includes a small medical clinic as our membership includes several doctors, a physician’s assistant, and an RN. We are prepared for many medical emergencies or situations.

In addition to the medial staff listed above, our members also include numerous engineers, an auto mechanic, a teacher, a competition shooter/fisherman, a seamstress, a project manager, and construction carpenter and trained aviation mechanic and assembler. We have formed teams to address security/weaponry, medical care, food production, food preparation, communications, and construction/power.  Each team has a Team Leader and organizational charter.

Our motto is: Plan…Prepare…Practice.   

We have a three-person Leadership Team to make executive policy and operational day-to-day decisions.  Issues that involve long-term implications or significant allocation of resources are bought before the group for discussion and input.  We do not run our organization like a commune or home owners association —but more like a corporate or quasi-military organization.  If you are looking for a pure democracy with extended deliberations and a vote on everything while progress is measured at a snail’s pace… pass us buy.  If you are looking for a group to join that you can maintain a passive involvement with your “name on the list” for “when the balloon goes up”… we are not the group for you.  We are looking for team-oriented individuals that bring useful skills and positive “can do” attitudes to the table with committed families to actively participate in and further develop what we have achieved so far in the following areas:

  • Operational facilities and extensive sustainable survival provisions maintained in a high state of readiness with the services of a full-time caretaker and group projects conducted at regular meetings.
  • Personal and group training in sustainable living skills (gardening, livestock, construction, food preservation/preparation), operational security / defensive skills, and medical/TCCC (tactical combat casualty care) training.
  • Solid relationships between members based on trust, competence, and contributions to the group over an extended period of time.  Everyone in the community contributes from their resources and skill sets to make us a stronger group.

We hold monthly Gatherings which are also Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend every month. During that weekend we conduct numerous training sessions and defense simulations. Firearms and security training is part of every session and members are encouraged to seek out individual firearms training as well.  These workshops include working on developing the retreat as well as developing our skill sets. We have taken several of our members to other homesteading skill training programs in other parts of the state to improve homesteading skills. We have a 360+ page operations manual to support our members.

We also developed a separate 200 page Retreat Activation & Security Protocol that has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired military officers and several security systems experts. We have a 25 meter and 100 meter pistol and rifle range and provide training in basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use at every Gathering.  We take our security seriously.  After all, if you can’t defend it…it is not yours to keep.

Additional training topics we have presented have included foot patrolling techniques, first aid and trauma medical care,compass reading and orienting, gardening, battery storage, food packaging, water purification, alternative energy devices, cheese sealing, EMP protection, herbs and homeopathy, sanitation, candle making, operating earth moving equipment, solar energy, slaughtering and dressing of domestic livestock, and survival skills, etc.

We have accommodation cabins, RV spaces, a medical clinic, 2 laundry rooms, a well-house, a 3-room bath house with showers and laundry facilities, community center, provisions storage area, commercial kitchen and communications center/operations room. We have a large amount of stored water, solar energy, propane supply and wood burning as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions to include multi-layer nesting of all electronics within Faraday Cages.

We have installed a four-stage air filtration unit (with large bank of deep-cycle marine batteries) for our fallout shelter that can remove 99.99% of the impurities in the event of a NBC or fallout event. Every member has to have a functioning gas mask and fresh filter.  Our fallout shelter is self-contained and able to sustain the community members for weeks, if needed. We also have calibrated radiation monitoring equipment, dosimeters and hazmat suits for clean-up and outside monitoring.

To support our communications center, 4-5 of our members have Ham licenses.  Our communications center will monitor radio traffic and stay connected when the event occurs. We also have our own internal switchboard system with hard-wired phone system.  As a precaution, we have duplicate equipment for everything.

The governance bodies are: an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leader, a Leadership Team and a Community Council.

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) at $200/month to pay for onsite caretaker/security personnel and utilities.   We all share in the development of the community through work every Gathering. We don’t occupy the retreat until an event has occurred. Our members can also use the property for R&R to enjoy hunting, fishing, relaxing as we are surrounded by a large area with plentiful game.  We do have a one-time membership fee that is non-refundable. We have several cabins available as well as a several RV spaces.

We are looking for capable and willing folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as energy (solar, etc.) patrolling, gardening, wood gathering, hunting, etc. We are also looking for additional skills to add to our mix.  No anti-government types or racists.  We are Constitutionalists and despite a major concern in how our government is run—we are pro-America.

Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and a background and criminal check.

Although we are secular, we are principally Christian but will consider all religions (or non-religious types).  We are not “Bible-thumpers” but have deep moral, spiritual and ethical beliefs.

We review our mission, vision and core values at each meeting and have a 12-page set of rules.

If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a like-minded group in North Carolina near Virginia or safety and skill development, then ask for an application.

The retreat is ready to be occupied by members at a moment’s notice. We keep the candle burning 24/7.  You could be one of those able to flee the perils of the decline of social order for the security of a small well-trained, organized, and prepared community.  How important is your family’s welfare and security? What are their lives worth to you?  Think about the advantages of a well-organized group when it comes to the safety and welfare of your loved ones when everything turns upside down. It is like owning an insurance policy you never want collected.

Don’t be caught in your house as the armed gangs are going door-to-door pillaging.    Don’t wait too late wishing that you had a secure and organized bug-out location to escape the dangerous world that awaits us.

We have been told by several TV production companies that have approached us for filming that we are one of the most organized groups they have come across.  Then why haven’t you seen us on TV?  It is simple…our OpSec and obscurity is far more important than ‘15 minutes of fame.’  We are preppers–not food hoarders or entertainers.

If your family’s security and safety is critical to you and you live in North Carolina, Virginia or South Carolina, contact us today. Contact me via email: sgtprepper2 (at) gmail (dot) com to request an application and list of further requirements.  We are serious—are you?

May 032014
 

Sportsman’s Club/Ranch BOL in WV, Camping, Hunting, Shooting Sports, Archery, Fishing, Survival Training, Emergency Preparedness Facilities, Disaster Shelters & Supplies, Horseback Riding, Hiking and many other related outdoor activities. We are offering a bug out location and Sportsman’s facilities to those who are interested in a disaster preparedness solution and recreational ranch/club, where the members can hone their survival skills with a like minded group, while enjoying the WV great outdoors. We have a well trained group with vast experience in Prepping, Survival, Hunting, Fishing, Farming, and Medicine, to name a few disciplines.
We are seeking like minded individuals, couples and families, those who can contribute knowledge and experience as well as those who may not have experience but want to learn and participate in the club’s common good community effort. We do have criteria, that we like to discuss with a potential member when we meet at the property.  The property is within the GW National Forest, with over 5000 remote acres abutting. If you are interested in learning more contact us at info {@} fortituderanch {.} com

Thanks for your time and best of luck with your preparations. Prepare for the worst……enjoy the present!

Apr 092014
 

Hey all,

Recently came across the site and noticed a lack of folks in my area. I am open to meeting others, and organizing bulk buys, sharing purchasing resources, all in the name of working towards a cohesive retreat group.

I live on 3 acres outside of a small town, with my property located in a national forest in a private HOA with pretty relaxed rules. I have begun purchasing the manual tools associated with gardening, and am forming the property into what will be a microfarm so that I can grow, AND preserve my own food instead of always purchasing.

Hit me up a libarata [at] yahoo [dot] com, or PM me, whatever!

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 232014
 
  1. Do you really have confidence that the government will be there within a week or so after The Event?
  2. Just how prepared are you if something happened next week?
  3. Would it make more sense to affiliate with a group of like-minded folks who are organized and prepared for such an event because there is safety and skills in numbers?

The facts and your intuition are telling you something big is going to happen–then listen to your heart and join a group that is serious about preparing for an event.  We are ready to sustain ourselves long after the stored provisions have been used up and we can defend what is ours.

We are an organized multi-family prepper retreat located in central North Carolina near Virginia. Our membership comes from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. We don’t live there–we just prepare it for the day we know we will have to occupy it. We are not sure what will take place or when but we know it will. It is not a matter of if…it is a matter of when.

The 50-acre retreat has a deep well with pristine water, a pond and a fast flowing creek surrounded by many acres of state protected hunting land. Deer, wild turkey and rabbit are abundant. We raise livestock such as goats, chickens, ducks, and are adding rabbits soon.  We are stocking large amounts of manure to amend the soil and have several gardens that are tended by our on-site staff. We will grow food for consumption and medicinal plants as well. We also have a fruit orchard with 18 trees and numerous fruit bushes.  We have been planting natural growing non-cultivated food sources such as tubers.  Our objective is to be self-sufficient when we have to occupy our retreat.  We have also constructed a greenhouse to cultivate vegetables, sprouts and seedlings.

It is our belief that there is more safety in numbers and wider range of skills in those numbers as well. We feel it is more critical to store and prepare together than risk an isolated effort that cannot be defended when social order collapses. We all believe there is a strong likelihood that a major event will occur within the next one to two years and value our families’ safety enough to collaborate in preparing for that event.

I am a Vietnam Vet who served with an infantry unit (173rd Airborne) 1969-70 as part of five years in the US Army. I have also served as CEO of three successful companies in my career so I know how to organize people and projects.

Having had firsthand experience defending perimeters against intrusion, I have developed a means to secure what we have.  If you plan to attempt an intrusion after the event, make sure you have identified who gets your personal effects because they will be collecting them.

We have organized a retreat community made up of hard-working and dedicated folks preparing for an event.  About a third of our membership is former military.

The retreat includes a small medical clinic as our membership includes several doctors, a physician’s assistant, and an RN. We are ready for many medical emergencies or situations.

The members also include numerous engineers, an auto mechanic, a teacher, a homesteader and trained beekeeper, and a competition shooter/fisherman. Additional members include a seamstress, a project manager, construction carpenter, an IT professional and a pilot. We have formed seven teams to address security/weaponry, medical care, food production, food preparation, communications, construction and power, and child welfare and education.  Each has a Team Lead and charter.

We review our Vision, Mission, and Core Values at every Gathering.  Our motto is: Plan…Prepare…Practice.    

We hold monthly Gatherings which are also Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend every month. During that weekend we conduct many training sessions. These workshops include working on developing the retreat as well as developing our skill sets. We have taken several of our members to other homesteading skill training programs in other parts of the state to improve homesteading skills. I have spoken several times on retreat management at these conferences. We have a 360+ page operations manual to support our members.

We also have a separate 100+ page Retreat Activation & Perimeter Security Protocol that has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired military officers and a current security systems expert. Perimeter security includes numerous anti-intrusion deterrents, warning system, and anti-personnel devices.  We have a 25 meter and 100 meter pistol and rifle range and provide training in basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use at every Gathering.  One of our members, former military, is a qualified weapons instructor.

Additional training topics we have presented have included foot patrolling techniques, compass reading and orienting, gardening, battery storage, food packaging, water purification, alternative energy devices, cheese sealing, EMP protection, herbs and homeopathy, sanitation, candle making, operating earth moving equipment, solar energy, slaughtering and dressing of domestic livestock, reloading, and survival skills, etc.

We have 8 accommodation cabins, seven RV spaces, a medical clinic, 2 laundry rooms, a well-house, a 3-room bath house with showers, community center, provisions storage area, commercial kitchen and commo room. We have 4000 gallons of stored water, solar energy, propane supply and wood burning as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions to include multi-layer nesting of all electronics within Faraday Cages.

We have installed a four-stage air filtration unit (with large bank of deep-cycle marine batteries) for our fallout shelter that can remove 99.99% of the impurities in the event of a NBC or fallout event. Every member has to have a functioning gas mask and fresh filter.  Our fallout shelter is self-contained and able to sustain the community members for weeks, if needed. We also have calibrated radiation monitoring equipment, dosimeters and hazmat suits for clean-up and outside monitoring.

We have our own communications center and equipment to “stay connected.” Several of our members have Tech Licenses and several are studying for General. We are now erecting a 90 foot mast tower with five antennas.  Our communications center will monitor radio traffic and stay connected when the event occurs. We also have our own internal switchboard system with hard-wired phone system.  As a precaution, we have duplicate equipment for everything.

The governance bodies are: an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leader, a Planning Council and a Community Council.

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) and share in the development of the community through their work every Gathering. We don’t occupy the retreat until an event has occurred. The rent is nominal based on size of the cabin or RV. The rent helps to cover part of the expenses of keeping staff there 24/7.  Our members can also use the property for R&R to enjoy hunting, fishing, relaxing as we are surrounded by a large area with plentiful game and state protected hunting land. We do have a one-time membership fee that is non-refundable. We have two cabins available as well as a couple RV spaces.

We are looking for capable and willing folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as patrolling, gardening, wood gathering, hunting, etc. We are also looking for additional skills to add to our mix.

Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and a background and criminal check.

Although we are secular, we are principally Christian but will consider all religions (or non-religious types).  We are not “Bible-thumpers” but have deep moral, spiritual and ethical beliefs.

If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a like-minded group in North Carolina near Virginia or safety and skill development, then ask for an application.

The retreat has a full-time grounds keeper and caretaker that provide security and upkeep.

The retreat is ready to be occupied by members at a moment’s notice. We keep the candle burning 24/7.  You could be one of those able to flee the perils of the decline of social order for the security of a small well-armed, organized and prepared community.  How important is your family’s welfare and security? Think about the advantages of a well-organized group when it comes to the safety and welfare of your loved ones. It is like owning an insurance policy you never want collected.

Don’t be caught in your house as the armed gangs are going door-to-door pillaging.    Don’t wait too late wishing that you had a secure and organized bug-out location to escape the dangerous world that awaits us.

We have been told by several TV production companies that have approached us for filming that we are one of the most organized groups they have come across.  Then why haven’t you seen us on TV?  It is simple…our OpSec and obscurity is far more important than ‘15 minutes of fame.’  We are preppers–not food hoarders or entertainers.

Is your family’s security and safety worth it? Of course it is. Contact us today. Contact sgtprepper2 [at] gmail [dot] com to request an application and list of further requirements.  I can also send you pictures of the retreat so you can see what we have accomplished.  We are serious—are you?

Nov 012013
 

My name is Tim.  Just moved here from WA state.  Lookin for other prepers out there. So far I have been preppin for about 6mo.  I do have some military experience (transportation / logistics), and have a couple yrs experience as an rn (still tryin to get a job here) mostly in ER.  Not sure if im gonna stay a loaner or eventually get in or form a group.  wife is not in to preppin. Would love to see what resources / stuff is out there around here, perhaps meet and “chew the fat” w/ someone out there.

Oct 212013
 

Hi, im fairly new to the world of prepping but have had a interest in it since my time in service in the military. served in the army for 3 1/2 years active duty & 1 tour in Iraq as a 19D Cavalry Scout. Currently finishing up my remaining commitment in the national guard as a 91B All-Wheel mechanic so i have some military background & skills in weapons, security,vehicles,etc. Im also a disabled vet, not sure how im still in the guard with that. I do believe i will need some refresher courses since it has been at least 2 years since i’ve used any of  the skill sets i was taught on a daily basis. (only drill 1x a month & we rarely do anything at my unit). I am based out of Fredericksburg. I’m hoping to find a group that can teach me the skills to survive/be self-sufficient & possible even thrive in the worst case scenarios. Hope to make lasting friendships in the community with like minded individuals who dont mind working with someone with a learning disability & have a lot of patients if  i dont catch on right away. I also have a keen interest in guns & gunsmithing in general so im hoping to find someone with knowledge in that area that is willing to take on an apprentice as well. Unfortunately, im lacking a bit financially atm due to loss of job & having difficulty finding a new one. So im looking for a group locally that is willing to teach me any skills of value such as hunting,camping,fishing, etc. At least until i can get a source of income or my disability kicks in again to where i can start prepping & gather the stuff i need for it. Thanks!

Oct 112013
 

Have you asked yourself these questions lately?

1. Would it make more sense to affiliate with a group of like-minded folks who are organized and prepared for such an event because there is safety and skills in numbers?

2. Just how prepared are you if something happened next week?

If the facts and your intuition are telling you something big is going to happen–then join a group that is preparing for it. We are prepared to sustain ourselves long after the stored provisions have been used up.

We are an organized multi-family prepper retreat located in central North Carolina near Virginia. Our membership comes from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. We don’t live there–we just prepare it for the day we know we will have to occupy it. We are not sure how that will take place or when but we know it will.

The retreat has a deep well, a pond and a fast flowing creek surrounded by many acres of state protected hunting land. Deer, wild turkey and rabbit are abundant. We have livestock such as goats, chickens, ducks, and are adding rabbits soon. We have several gardens that are tended by our on-site staff. We will grow food for consumption and medicinal plants as well. We also have a fruit orchard with 18 trees and numerous fruit bushes. We have been planting natural growing non-cultivated food sources such as tubers. Our objective is to be self-sufficient when we have to occupy our retreat. We have also constructed a greenhouse to cultivate vegetables and seedlings.

It is our belief that there is safety in numbers and skills in those numbers as well. We feel it is more critical to store and prepare together than risk an isolated effort that cannot be defended when social order fails. We believe there is a strong likelihood that a major event will occur within the next year or two and value our families’ safety enough to collaborate in preparing for that event.

I am a Vietnam Vet who served with an infantry unit (173rd Airborne) 1969-70 as part of five years in the US Army. I have organized a retreat community made up of a retired Special Forces officer, several retired naval officers, several former Army, Navy, and Air Force vets. We have non-veterans as well.

The retreat includes a small medical clinic as our membership includes a doctor, a physician’s assistant, retired Army medic/EMT and an RN. We are prepared for many medical emergencies or situations.

The members also include two mechanical engineers, an auto mechanic, a teacher, a homesteader and trained beekeeper, a shooter /fisherman. Additional members include a seamstress, a teacher, construction carpenter, an IT professional and a pilot. We have formed teams to address solar power, water/wind power, hunting, food preparation, water purification, recycling, gardening, orchard management, hygiene, armorer, herbalist, etc.

We hold Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend every other month. We have, until recently, conducted monthly training sessions. These workshops include working on developing the retreat as well as developing our skill sets. We have taken several of our members to other homesteading skill training programs in other parts of the state to improve homesteading skills. I have spoken several times this year on retreat management at these conferences. We have a 360+ page operations manual to support our members. Part of the ops manual is a 60+ page security section that has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired Special Forces officers and a current security systems expert.

We also have a separate 100+ page Retreat Activation & Perimeter Security Protocol. Perimeter security includes patrols, fortified LP/OPs, fortified defensive positions, a watch tower, security cameras, Early Warming Systems, and numerous anti-intrusion deterrents and devices. We have a 35 meter and 150 meter pistol and rifle range and provide on-going training in basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use.

Additional training topics have included foot patrolling techniques, compass reading and orienting, gardening, food packaging, alternative energy devices, cheese sealing, EMP protection, herbs and homeopathy, sanitation, solar energy, slaughtering and dressing of domestic animals, small unit patrol techniques, reloading, and survival skills, etc.
We have 8 accommodation cabins, eight RV spaces, a medical clinic, 2 laundry rooms, well-house, a 3-room bath house with showers, community center, provisions storage area, kitchen and commo room. We have 4000 gallons of stored water, solar energy, solar backup generators for water pumps, propane supply and wood burning as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions to include nesting within Faraday Cages.

We have installed a four-stage air filtration unit (with large bank of deep-cycle marine batteries) for our fallout shelter that can remove 99.99% of the impurities in the event of a NBC or fallout event. Every member has to have a functioning gas mask and fresh filter. Our fallout shelter is self-contained and able to sustain the community members for weeks, if needed. We also have radiation monitoring equipment, dosimeters and hazmat suits for clean-up and outside monitoring.

We have our own communications center and equipment to “stay connected.” Several of our members have Tech Licenses. We are in the process of securing a 75 foot antenna. Our communications center will monitor radio traffic and stay connected when the event occurs. We also have our own internal switchboard system. As a precaution, we have stored all our electronics in Faraday Cages for EMP protection and have duplicate equipment for everything.

The governance bodies are: an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leader, a Planning Council and a Community Council made up of various members. We periodically meet via WebEx in a virtual online meeting.

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) and share in the development of the community through their work every two months on a weekend. We don’t occupy the retreat until an event has occurred. The rent is nominal based on size of the cabin or RV. It helps to cover part of the expenses of keeping staff there 24/7. Our members can also use the property for R&R to enjoy hunting, fishing, relaxing as we are surrounded by a large area with plentiful game and state protected hunting land. We do have a one-time membership fee that is non-refundable. We have several cabins available as well as a couple RV spaces.

We have recently established a process to allow new members to progressively build their stores over a period of 5-6 months as we do have requirements for weapons, ammo, food, etc.

We are looking for capable and willing folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as patrolling, gardening, wood gathering, hunting, etc. We are also looking for skills to add to our mix.

Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and a background and criminal check.

Although we are secular, we are principally Christian but will consider all religions (or non-religious types). We are not “Bible-thumpers” but have deep moral and ethical beliefs.

If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a like-minded group in North Carolina near Virginia or safety and skill development, then ask for an application.
The retreat has a full-time grounds keeper and a full-time caretaker for maintenance and security. Our caretaker is retired Army.

It is ready to be occupied by members at a moment’s notice. You could be one of those able to flee the perils of the decline of social order for the security of a small well-armed and prepared community.

We are preppers–not food hoarders. We are serious—are you? Think about the advantages of a well-organized group when it comes to the safety and welfare of your loved ones. Don’t be caught in your house wishing you had a secure and organized bug-out location to escape the strange and dangerous world that awaits us.

Is your family’s security and safety worth it? Of course it is. Contact us today. Contact sgtprepper2 [at] gmail [dot] com to request an application and list of further requirements.

Oct 032013
 

With each passing week, the need for us to band together as Brothers and Sisters of the prepping community becomes more of a necessity. Young and Old, standing together is prepping for our future, our country’s future! We are not the last line of defense but the first line of defense!  this is not a call to arms, but a call to the surrounding Richmond area to build a net work of preppers, a community of preppers to inform, assist, train and  encourage  each other to be better prepared   for when times do get hard.

How do we do this?  We start by two preppers meeting for the first time at a Stare Bucks or a Denny’s  and have a conversation about this topic.

Sep 282013
 

Originally from the Finger Lakes area in New York, and looking for others to share ideas about prepping in the area, and maybe even a buddy or two.  I’ve been a fireman in ny for about 7 years, and a mechanic for about the same, so I’m skilled with a wrench, decent with a rifle, and trained in high angle rescue.  So don’t be shy, even if you are new to this I’m more than willing to help.

Sep 232013
 

Established multiple families looking for serious additional members with skills and preps, who wish to network. Prefer family oriented folks with the means to help themselves as we together help each other. We have property in the western Virginia with water, and other natural resources. Looking for law abiding, serious only preppers. Please directly email prepperfriend [at] yahoo [dot] com if interested. Lets chat and see where that takes us.

Aug 282013
 

I wrote a post on August 7 looking for Prepper Groups and contacts. I will even consider starting a new group.

I am a outdoors man. I have been hunting, fishing and camping all my life.  On many outings everything I needed to survive I carried on my back. I have hiked in the woods as far as twenty miles to fish a stream for trout, and not see another person for a week.  I have gone on Hunting trips by horse back and gone three times as far to hunt. In most cases only taking one meal per day, planning to supplement those meals living off the land, and yes I went hungry a time or two.

I am a retired, Disable American Veteran,  I have had a Garden or three. I have raised Chickens for food and to sell.

I am a prepper and have been for a long time. I live in an appartment. I can only prep so much. I am almost to the point of renting Storage space.

Aug 252013
 

Can anyone in the Roanoke/Salem Va. area tell me where I can get some good Quality organic garden soil? In bulk. Not the little bags at the box stores.

I see posts on other sites that tell you food grade barrels for free from different merchants. Is there any place like this in this area? Also need to know where to get the liners.

I have tried to find a feed and seed store in this area where I can buy non GMO corn, wheat and oats for grinding for human consumption.

Thanks for your help: You can email me directly at billm10192 [at] aol [dot] com.

 Posted by at 11:19 am
Aug 072013
 

I’ve been a prepper since I was eleven years old, that’s when I joined the Boy Scouts of America. Their motto is ALWAYS BE PREPARED! I was a boy scout for four years. The skills I learned in the boy scouts served me well and helped me become a better Marine when I joined the United States Marine Corps.

After seventeen years service in the Marines I was Medically retired. The Marines not only enhanced the skills I learned in the boy scouts, but thought me many other skills. I am a weapons specialist. after I got out of the Marines I attended a gunsmith college for two years and received an associate’s degree in Gunsmithing. I have worked as a gunsmith for eight years.  I have reloaded my own ammunition for over thirty years and am a master re-loader. I currently work for the United States Military as a weapons instructor, both in us and foreign weapons. I am an avid hunter and fisherman, and have done both all over the USA.

I am looking for a Prepper group. I would be an asset to any group with the skills that I have.