Still thank you for your emails concerning our search, they keep coming all month long ))
We believe preppers or future thinkers have learned to accept we will not be immune to the repercussions of the many possible and certainly some very for sure events heading our way. God says the rains will fall on the just and unjust equally. Funny thing so does History when you review it. Notice in some regions the rain is not falling anymore. . . So you do not get a pass on this.
Reaching out to try to meet other similar prepper minded people has proven to be somewhat of a roller coaster ride. I am learning more and more why so few people ever end up joining together. Let alone moving from planning to doing. It has become very apparent that having similar thought through concerns and honest expectations of living and surviving together through a disaster is very KEY to making it work and staying intact. Also facing the truth that unless all the members pull their own weight and maintain their own self-drive the human default nature of letting others do more begins to creep in. In establishing our priorities we have learned some things, such as we cannot please all the so called preppers all the time and we cannot be all things to all preppers. Oh well.
For us, my husband and I am a happily married and content prepped couple. It is just us two. No children at home, no hidden agendas to drag along grown adult children and their families, no forgot to mention extended family, no possible non prepper future mate to be added in, no mentioned later on elderly parents and no plans to save humanity as some kind of seed stock for the future. That right there rubs out about 90% of posters and talkers ))
Honestly though we do not plan for the near extinction of all mankind; rather we plan to simply increase our odds at surviving most crisis events, minimize the effects of such events and not become victims during them.
In preparing to do just that we have put in the research time, required effort, financial investments and have provided for our own needs for around a couple years of isolated very comfortable survival living conditions. From what I see here that is better than most yet not as good as a few others. This is not a contest between preppers for us either. We can and will do more as we continue to learn about the areas we still lack in. It never fully ends.
Our more recent step in our plan has been focused around meeting with others to pool our hard work and resources with their like accomplishments to then increase all our combined odds. This has brought us into contact with all sorts of people. Some seem to be critical of other preppers who look at things differently which to us says much about them. Others have some veiled mission to drag along their extended families and friends who none of which are preppers, do not wish to be and have nothing to offer to boot. Then as usual so many have put aside so little and on top of that cannot afford to do it now yet want to join with others who have? That just seems so not fair and not right to, how about you?
So if the above might sound like you, then please do not waste either of our lives by contacting us *thanks anyway* ))
Through all this we have established a relationship with some other local preppers in an organized group. They already have a retreat location and all we were looking for so we have teamed up with them and they want us and what we have done. Although our current numbers are few because we actually have standards, we do have in place the means with no additional building or costs to accommodate many more. Working together it must be accepted that it requires bending, adapting and changing to work with people but we believe in the end it provides for a much better result rather than being alone with no hope.
If you are of the same mind that solid preppers really need each other now more than ever then contact us. If you are a interested (adult ,couple, or family with older children) unencumbered with specific personal issues which would prevent you from being fully available for 12-14 hours per day during a critical crisis event at the retreat to stand watch, help with needed chores and do so with a cheerful heart then drop us a line.
So if you sense the urgency to take action, wrap up a plan and put it to rest then ask God if this is something which could be right for you. If so sent us an email back and we will shift off this site to a more private line of communication.
cindygirl [at] hush [dot] com
I still see a lot of people starting out on the site and that is great. Do not give up and look to team up with others!