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.

Jul 152013
 

Have you asked yourself these questions lately?

Would it make more sense to affiliate with a group of similar-minded folks who are organized and prepared for such an event? Is there safety and skills in numbers? Of course there are.

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.

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 available such as goats, chickens, ducks, and are adding rabbits.
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 and fruit bushes.  Our aim is to be self-sufficient when we have to occupy our retreat.

We all believe 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. We believe there is a strong likelihood that a major event will occur within the next calendar 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.

The retreat includes a medical clinic with members that include a doctor, a physician’s assistant, retired Army medic/EMT and an RN. We are prepared for many medical emergencies.

The members also include two mechanical engineers, a mechanic, a teacher, a homesteader and trained beekeeper, a shooter /fisherman. Additional members include a seamstress, a teacher, construction carpenter, 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, weapons instructor, herbalist, etc.  We have six major teams with team captains.

We hold two-day 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 and will speak several times this year on retreat management. We have a 360+ page operations 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.

Our own training topics have included basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use, foot patrolling techniques, gardening, food packaging, alternative energy devices, herbs and homeopathy, sanitation, solar energy, small unit patrol techniques, reloading, and survival skills, etc. We have 8 accommodation cabins, eight RV spaces, a medical clinic, laundry room, well house, a 4-room bath house, well house, community center, provisions storage area, kitchen and commo room. We have 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 are currently installing a four-stage air filtration unit in our fallout shelter that can remove 99.97% of the impurities in the event of a NBC event.

We also have our own communications center and equipment to “stay connected.” Several of our members have successfully completed the Ham Tech License test. Our communications center will monitor radio traffic and stay connected, if and when. As a precaution, we have stored our electronics in Faraday Cages for EMP protection.

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. The rent is nominal based on size of the cabin or RV. 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 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. Each candidate family must have 9 months of food provisions at 2400 calories per day per person. We also have ammo and weapon requirements.

Although we are secular, we are principally Christian but will consider all religions (or non-religious types).

If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a like-minded group in North Carolina near Virginia to join for 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. It is ready to be occupied by members at a moment’s notice. You could be one of those.

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.

Jul 042013
 

Extended family group.. Looking for like minded individuals to connect with.
We are fairly new to the area, but not new to thinking outside the box and preparing for the future. We are raising animals, growing food and getting creative…
It would be great to meet other folks who are doing the same.
We have a wide variety of practical skill sets and life knowledge, education and resources.
Please email babyblue 4280 at yahoo. Com

May 272013
 

Hello my name is David and I am new to prepping but, not to growing my own food, or leaning to live off the land and be totally self-sufficient. I have been in the arena of agriculture or farming, as I grew up with parents who farmed and I too got this in my blood.

I am looking for groups in the eastern panhandle of WV and in the Fredricks area of VA to learn more from and to share ideas etc.

I am also looking for ways to purchase land, on a budget that I can bug out of the city and as I am still looking for my own land. I want at least 50 acres of land.

If anyone has info on any of the following, that I have posted here, please message me and then we can exchange email addresses.

Thanks!

May 132013
 

I just went to google and typed preppers VA and thats how i found this site.so i don’t know anything about this site or the people on it.

My name is Rob and i guess you could call me a prepper but to me it goes far beyond just something that i do,it’s something that has literally modified my dna in the process.the entire universe to me is nothing but a series of disasters and during great disasters like the 6th great extinction we are currently witnessing,what you could call heros emerge.those that go beyond all limits to succeed.I live in a very bad situation to which there is no rational escape due to financial limitations and basically im looking for a community to join or some place where i can live around people that i would consider to be better than the “sane”.I have done nothing but prepare for the future for the past 7+ years in mostly total isolation.i am a larger than life kind of creature and i want to help people but im as indifferent towards mammals as they are towards me.if there is some place where people are seriously preparing as a group to survive the future i would like to contribute my views and efforts.

May 062013
 

Would anyone be interested in having a meeting the first Saturday in June to share knowledge and ideas? Possibly start a preppers group in the area. Please reply so we can set a time and place

May 042013
 

Hi again. After reading about many things on this website and through the links people have provided, I am compelled to rethink some of my own ideas. So I wanted to also revise my intro post.

I am a navy vet, 49 years old and kind of a Jill of all trades.  I have a background in electronics and an engineering degree. I have collected my BOB and am teaching myself to do more practical things like canning, wild food id, herbal remedies, basic farm animal care, and permaculture (challenging for a complete novice, so have a lot to learn). I am looking for land and potential neighbors in the region of VA, WV, PA, TN and KY.

The idea of a community is great, but I am seeing from this site that it would be very difficult to achieve (not to mention the time and risk involved). Maybe the solution is to have each family/person buy their own land close to each other (same general area) and agree to barter with,  and learn from each other. You would not even have to reveal your exact location, and could meet in town or other neutral place to trade materials and skills.  As trust builds everyone can (at their own pace) could get more involved with each other,  and there would be several BOLs to go to if your’s is compromised. It could start by someone who has their own land already and feels confident about their general area’s suitability could recommend an area for others to look for a place.  Btw, when I say land, I mean cheap land!  Any thoughts?

 Posted by at 9:57 pm
Apr 252013
 

Have you asked yourself these questions lately?

1. Can I really provide security for my family if there is a major event?
2. Can I truly secure my home as a Bug-in-Location against potential intrusion?
3. Does my family have the skills to grow our own foods to replace what we have stored after we have consumed it?
4. Do we really have the other skills and knowledge to survive post-event?
5. Is my family really ready for this level of emergency?
6. Would it make more sense to affiliate with a group of similar-minded folks who are organized and prepared for such an event? Is there safety in numbers? Are there skills in numbers?

We are an 11-family prepper retreat located in central North Carolina near Virginia. Our membership comes from Northern 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.

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 all believe 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. We believe there is a strong likelihood that a major event will occur within the next calendar 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, Air Force and Marine vets.

The retreat includes a medical clinic with a doctor, a physician’s assistant, two RNs, chiropractor, and a pharmacist. The members also include two electrical engineers, two mechanical engineers, a mechanic, a teacher, security systems company owner, a homesteader and trained beekeeper, a couple of tournament shooters and one tournament fisherman. Additional members include a seamstress, construction carpenter, a pilot and IT and systems expert. We have formed teams to address solar power, water/wind power, hunting, food preparation, water purification, recycling, gardening, orchard management, hygiene, armorer, weapons instructor, herbalist, etc. We have six major teams with team captains. We hold two-day Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend a month. 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. Some have taken the tactical combat arms workshops.

I have spoken and will speak several times this year on retreat management. We have a 360+ page operations 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.

Our own training topics have included basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use, foot patrolling techniques, gardening, food packaging, alternative energy devices, herbs and homeopathy, sanitation, solar energy, small unit patrol techniques, reloading, and survival skills, etc. We have 8 accommodation cabins, eight RV spaces, a medical clinic, laundry room, well house, a 4-room bath house, well house, community center, provisions storage area, kitchen and commo room. We have 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 in Faraday Cages.

We also have our own communications equipment to “stay connected.” Five of our members have successfully completed the Ham Tech License test and two have completed their General license..  We have stored our electronics in Faraday Cages for EMP protection.

The governance bodies are:  an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leader, a 5-person Planning Council and a Community Council made up of members. We periodically meet via WebEx in a virtual online meeting. All families are required to meet once a month at the retreat for discussion, decision-making, team meetings and work details.

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) and share in the development of the community through their work. The rent is nominal based on size of the cabin or RV. 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 now have two cabins available.

We are looking for the following skills: plumber, former military ideally with actual combat experience, Ham operator (experienced to help set up communications network), aquaponics, welder, electrician, farmer or serious food grower, or combat engineer-type. We also prefer families with older teens able to help with security. We are looking for able-bodied folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as patrolling, gardening, wood gathering, etc.

Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and a background and criminal check. Each candidate family must have 9 months of food provisions at 2400 calories per day per person with at least a 25% fat content (67g per day). We also have ammo and weapon requirements that if you do not have now could be near impossible to fill in short order due to the availability issues of both.

We are principally Christian but will consider all religions. If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a like-minded group in North Carolina to join for 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.

Contact sgtprepper2 [at] gmail [dot] com if you want an application and list of further requirements. 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.

Apr 162013
 

Hello Virginia.  I am new here at this site, but am not really new to prepping and surviving.  I believe are are in the beginning of a soft collapse. I’m tickling this issue.

Back on point.  I am looking for like minded folks that want to thrive, not just survive.  I am equipped and capable on many fronts.  Security is a must, which means I cannot do this by myself.  So far I have had the bug in mentality do to the fact that grid lock would keep most folks stranded.  Open to suggestions and a fresh perspective on what I believe is our current situation.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Neil

Mar 182013
 

I am an experienced Prepper that has established two separate retreat situations. I have a remote retreat but, after reading: A Failure of Civility, would like to help organize a Neighborhood Protection Plan as an emergency back-up and to help the local community.
I am specifically looking for like-minded folks who live in the immediate vicinity: Belmont Country Club, The Courts and Ridges of Ashburn, and Ashburn Village. I am only looking to interact with people who have a fairly sophisticated understanding of the economic situation and are serious about making preparations and establishing a partnership for mutual self-defense.
Concerns: Grid-down economic collapse due to hyper-inflation/ collapse of the actuarially unstable $USD and/or the current global debt-based financial system
OR : Long great depression that leads to increased crime and social unrest in urban areas.
Survival Philosophy: James Rawls’ Patriots, A Failure of Civility, and the Survival Retreat Operations Manual
Please don’t add comments as I am not on the site frequently. Please e-mail me directly: Etienne [dot] delaboetie [at] gmail [dot] com

Mar 022013
 

New preppers here, looking for bible believing Christians to start a prepper group to buy land, build and prepare in eastern TN.  We are currently in Northern VA and are looking for people who know how important it is seek ye first the kingdom of God. To not be moved by fear, but by faith and wisdom. If you are a bible believer and interested in starting a group for the east TN area, please let me know.

Thanks!

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 182013
 

We have a small family farm in Winchester, VA and raise meat rabbits. We’ve been toying with the idea of offering a full day seminar on how rabbits can benefit preppers with sessions on building pens, feeders and waters as well as breeding, butchering, general health, cooking and preparing rabbit meat.  Is this something that would be of interest? Is it a seminar you’d want to attend? Is it something you’d be interested in paying a nominal fee to attend? We’d need to cover expenses such as event insurance, portapotties, lunch, etc.

Feb 122013
 

Here is a description of the group:

Have you asked yourself these questions?
1. Can I really provide security for my family if there is a major event?
2. Can I truly secure my home as a Bug-in-Location?
3. If I have a Bug-Out Location, do I have enough folks to provide 24/7 security for various entry points
4. Does my family have the skills to grow our own foods to replace what we have stored?
5. Do we really have the other skills and knowledge to survive post-event?
6. How will I know what is going on with other clusters or groups of survivors to know when things are ok or at a point that I can leave my Bug-in or Bug-Out Location?
7. How bad could things get when food runs out and societal order dissolves?
8. Is my family really ready?
9. Would it make more sense to affiliate with a group of similar-minded folks who are prepared for such an event? Is there safety in numbers? Are there skills in numbers?

We are an 11-family prepper retreat located in North Carolina near the VA state line. Our membership comes from Northern Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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 all believe that there is safety in numbers and skills in those numbers as well. There are many “Hoard and Pray” preppers but we are the “Hoard and Act” types. We believe there is a strong likelihood that a major event will occur within the next calendar year or two.

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 retired Special Forces officers, several former Army, Navy and Marine vets. The retreat includes a clinic with a doctor, a physician’s assistant, two RNs, chiropractor, and a pharmacist. The members also include two electrical engineers, two mechanical engineers, a couple mechanics, a teacher, security systems company owner, a homesteader and beekeeper, a couple of tournament shooters and one tournament fisherman. Additional members include a seamstress, construction carpenter, and IT and systems expert. We have formed teams to address solar power, water/wind power, hunting, food preparation, water purification, recycling, gardening, orchard management, hygiene, armorer, weapons instructor, herbalist, etc. We have six major teams with team captains. Each team has job descriptions and goals with deadlines. We have held two-day Skills Development Workshops on a weekend once a month. We have taken several of our members to other homesteading skill training programs in other parts of the state.

I have spoken and will speak several times this year on retreat management. We have a 350-page operations manual and a website 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 (former Army).

Our own training topics have included basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use, gardening, food packaging, alternative energy devices, herbs and homeopathy, sanitation, solar energy, small unit patrol techniques, reloading, and survival skills, etc. We have 8 accommodation cabins, a half dozen RV spaces, a medical clinic, laundry room, well house, a bath house, well house, community center, provisions storage area, ammo storage, kitchen and commo room. We have solar energy, solar backup generators for water pumps, propane supply and wood burning as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions.

We also have our own communications equipment to “stay connected.” Several of our members have taken the Ham Tech License test and several are scheduled.

The governance bodies are: an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leader, a 3-person Planning Council and a Community Council made up of members. We periodically meet via WebEx in a virtual meeting and meet each month as part of our “Sweat Equity Weekend” when we gather to work and plan. All families are required to meet once a month at the retreat for discussion, decision making, team meetings and work details.

Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) and share in the development of the community through their work. Our members can also use the property for R&R to enjoy hunting, fishing, relaxing. We do have a one-time membership fee that is non-refundable. We currently have two cabins available.

We are looking for the following skills: plumber, former military with actual combat experience versus rear echelon support MOS, Ham operator (experienced), aquaponics, electrician, farmer or serious food grower, or combat engineer-type.

Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, and a background and criminal check. Each candidate family must possess 9 months of food provisions at 2400 calories per day per person with at least a 25% fat content. We also have ammo and weapon requirements that if you do not have now could be near impossible to fill in short order due to the availability issues of both.

If you are just getting into prepping, this is not your group as we are more advanced and further along. However, if you have been prepping for a while and want to locate a like-minded group in the Carolinas or near Virginia to join for safety and skill development, then request an application.

The retreat has a full-time grounds keeper and a full-time caretaker for maintenance and security.

Contact sgtprepper2 [at] gmail [dot] com if you want an application and list of further requirements. We are preppers–not food hoarders. We are serious—are you?

Feb 082013
 

Hi Preppers,

I have a group in Virginia and we are looking for members. We already have a several families involved but we are looking for more to fill our ranks. We are looking for members skills that are valuable. However if you are new to prepping our experienced members will be happy to help you. If you are interested in joining go to www.vapreppers.com or email jackhouston @ vapreppers .com if you go to the website please go to the how to join section. I hope to see some new applications soon!

Jack Houston
Group Leader

Feb 072013
 

My top priority for 2013 is to build a large and wide network of likeminded preppers in Eastern VA. VA is my homestead. For decades I have hunted, camped, fished, and boated all over the Commonwealth and feel the land and it’s people will be our best resource should the SHTF. I think it is only fair to tell you that I am a man who strongly believes in doing right by other people. Part of my intention in forming this network is help others, not help myself. We are our brother’s keeper. I am happy to say that I own 100s of acres with irrigation, fuel storage, fresh water supply, and border security. I have recruited several likeminded people who will use this as their BOL, but are looking for many more. Any persons interested must have a minimum 1 year of supplies (we don’t pool resources), a considerable set of longterm survival skills, and the desire to help others. Interested, contact me with your bio and I look forward to meeting with you.

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