Aug 062015
 

Tired of trying to do it all on your own.  you may be a good fit for our group .We are a nationwide prepping group made up of good people who care about each other, who take care of each other, and who prepare together. Why? Because we live in very uncertain times and it is the smart thing to do. At this time , we are 452 members strong in 43 States. If we continue to grow at this rate, we will be in all 50 States by December 2015 with more than 1,000 members. We are inviting you to join our family of preppers. We are an amazing group, you will make us better!

Our mission is to create an independent system, free of external support which would promote interdependence. In an uncertain world filled with natural disasters and worldwide terrorism, it is only reasonable for a person to seek security in the strength of a group. This system will ensure the safety and security of its members regardless of the scope, duration, or intensity of any emergency. Our mission is to develop a nationwide network of well organized, well prepared, well meaning, likeminded individuals who know, trust and care about each other. The goal of our group will be to leverage the collective skills and resources of its Members so that when the storm arrives, the weak will be safe, the hungry will be fed, and the sick will be healed. Please check out our Plan B .  If you are interested in more information please email me back and I will answer any questions you may have.  bredon1384 [at] gmail [dot] com

Jul 132015
 

Developing a community and a nuclear bomb shelter,totally self-sufficient Christian community in mountains.
Seek physicists, truckers with own truck, plumbers, electricians, concrete construction personnel, chemists, welders,
emergency medicine specialists,nurses, aquaponic farmers. We have tractor, SurvivalStill, air filtration
equipment,many animals batteries, grow lights, non-GMO seeds.etc. and expertise but need more of same and preferably someone with at least $20K capital.
Need backhoe and diesel truck ! Please contact me with resume,amount of capital and be ready to move quickly.  This is a team effort;no one person runs everything. Please PM me if interested.

Contact either truefaith at jesusanswers dot com or georgertd2humphries at g mail dot com
All major retailers shut down by 3rd week in August. Look at “The Best Evidence for Planet Nibiru”
on YouTube.

Jul 062015
 

Hello all,

First off, happy 4th of July to all American preppers!

I am a part of a small, Ohio-based prepping network that are looking to extend our membership out to the other mainland US states! (sorry Alaska/Hawaii). We are very organized in our methods of prepping and want like-minded people who can contribute, to come on board!

So some more info…

What are we:

– An Ohio-based prepping network! What does this mean? Basically, we are a group of like-minded prepping individuals who share their knowledge, wisdom and experience with other members of the network. We have our own, private lines of communication to do this.

– What do we do? In ‘peacetime’ we mainly share information and news between one another. The local individuals do meet for prepping meets/range days/beers and we are looking to become more organized (and varied) with our meetings as we grow in size.

– What do we have? Besides the usual prepping resources, we have organization and (hopefully) a growing community! In all seriousness though, we do have a hierarchy. This is formed and enforced through a moderate selection process; each member has an assigned peacetime and post-SHTF role based on their skill set. We have contingency plans, bugout location(s) (working on a few) amongst other things. We pride ourselves in being very organized.

What do we want:

– Likeminded individuals: We do not discriminate based on age, gender, marital status, religion, sexual preference, or anything else you can think of. However, we do select based on experience and there is an interview/selection process as explained below.

– Experienced Preppers: We do have a selection process. This is essentially to prevent freeloaders and ensure that you’re a good fit! We do ask that people applying be actively prepping prior to joining, or have the means to do so after joining. Exceptions are always given on a case-by-case basis but generally we aren’t a group suited for brand new preppers.

– People with niche skills, such as:

  • Medical professionals: Doctors, Surgeons, Nurses, Medics, EMT’s, Combat Medics.
  • Former soldiers/military personnel: Particularly those who have undertaken both training and/or combat roles. Former ‘specialist’ MOS’s are encouraged to apply.
  • Mechanics: Particularly vehicle mechanics.
  • Builders: Especially those with experience building small houses (or similar)
  • Naturists: No, not the people who are naked all the time. We’re looking for people with experience in edible plants, alternative medicine and growing large quantities of food.
  • Electricians/Plumbers: As with the builders, experience with domestic buildings is a plus!
  • Chefs: Anyone with experience storing, preparing and serving food. People with experience in creating home made alcohol also a plus.
  • Farmers/Vets: Anyone with experience in keeping and maintaining the wellbeing of animals. Particularly farm/domestic animals.
  • Blacksmith: Anyone with experience in fabricating and welding.
  • Seamstress: Experience making and repairing clothes.

What we are not:

– A paid membership-based network: We are not ZERT! You will be required to only give up knowledge and experience to become a member. Besides what you spend on your personal prepping, we will never ask you for your hard earned cash!

– A militia: we are not an organization to help you plan your government overthrow. We are about sustainability and community. Yes, we are armed, but are by no means an offensive fighting force. We won’t be going to war with the federal government, teaching you tax evasion or helping you plan the assassination of your neighbor. So if that’s what you want – move along!

– A charity: Our members prep their resources for themselves. We share knowledge and training now. Post-SHTF resource sharing will occur between communities in line with our pre-approved plans.

 

I know I have posted a lot of info, if you think that this network sounds like it could be for you, please leave a comment below, tell us about yourself and leave your email address! I actively monitor this so will reply pretty quickly. Looking forward to seeing whose out there.

– JP

 

 

 Posted by at 11:55 am
Jun 202015
 

Hi my name is Rita and I am new to this site. I live in on WI/IL border.  I am looking for a group of like minded Christians. I’m feeling alone in this whole endeavor. I am middle age single and family and friends see everything as normal. I am planning on moving out of Beloit into small town living before the snow flies, and looking for a group of people that I can start collaborating with.

Jun 052015
 

Hi, my name is Josh. I am a husband and father of two boys. I am new to prepping so I could use advice from anyone who is willing to offer some. I have been raised christian and that’s the same with my wife. I’ve been wanting to get started for some time now and my wife said she will try to understand and learn about whats going on, but it will take sometime I’m sure before she is fully on board. I would like to hear from anyone for advice or willing to meet up sometime. Thanks

May 242015
 

Are you just about ready to make THE move once you find your perfect prepper homestead community?

THIS could be the place you’d love to live even if the world never collapses … but if it does, life here will still be wonderful.    It is just so much simpler to thrive (not just survive) in the gorgeous North GA mountains.

We would love to share our beautiful, peaceful  176 Acres of pristine hardwood forest, pastures, and abundant spring creeks with a few pleasant, like-minded, well-prepped Christian conservatives who will love living here as much as we do… and who will cheerfully pull together to thrive through whatever comes.

Will be selling only a few tracts for each person/couple to have their own private homestead of several acres, with lots of space for their gardens, animals, etc.   The majority of the land will remain natural for enjoying common gardens, orchards, hydro-projects, ponds, never-ending pure spring water, firewood, deer and turkey … and forest trails for hiking, horses, and just relaxing. Also very open to ideas like ‘cohousing’ and other innovations; it’s a big property.

BUT… Just what makes is THIS land a “Perfect Prepper Paradise”?  (aside from us nice folks, of course ) Glad you asked!  :-)

Perfect Climate:   Our local mountain ranges create a wonderful micro-climate around us… four lovely seasons, and our moderate summers and winters are even milder than the counties just above and below us.  No humidity and no need for air conditioning with a good design. I (Rebecca) designed my mostly glass passive solar home (heated only by the sun and my wood stove) and have not needed AC in 20 years! Our growing season is very long (Planting Zone 7) with plenty of rainfall and lots of sunshine. Lush green everywhere!

Perfect Location:  Ellijay (in Gilmer County) is a truly beautiful and sparsely-populated agricultural community in the gorgeous, green mountains of the Chattahoochee National Forest, about 40 miles south of the GA-TN-NC  border.

Our ranch is off the beaten track near the end of a quiet dead-end road where you can vanish into your own private world. Extremely peaceful, private yet convenient location… quiet and secluded, but not dangerously remote. Truly God’s country.

We’re about 14 miles from the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail and 8 country miles to Ellijay, a very friendly small mountain town with mostly like-minded conservative, self-sufficient and welcoming people.   Three clean mountain rivers wind through the County; great for tubing, kayaking and trout fishing.

It’s a wonderful place to live and enjoy while life is “normal” and a very safe place to be if everything collapses.  (Think “Mayberry” in the mountains with a strong Constitutional Sheriff!)  Small family farms are abundant:  apple orchards, vineyards, organic grass-fed beef, chickens, etc.  Our neighboring family farm (4 generations) raises delicious grass-fed, hormone-free meat animals.

Perfect Land:   All the features you could want on one gorgeous piece of land!  This 176 Acres is blessed with ALL SOUTHERN Exposure, rich brown ORGANIC soil, and abundant gravity SPRING WATER… perfect for gardens, greenhouse, pasture, and Solar-designed homes!

Numerous pure drinkable, never-ending mountain springs, creeks and pond sites run through the land (we own to the watershed at the ridgeline!).  Plenty of drop for ponds, hydro-power, even fun projects like waterwheels.

The ridgeline runs along our North property line for great protection, which means ALL of the land faces south.  Several acres are already in pasture and open for gardens, orchards, etc.   The majestic old-growth forest with huge mature hardwoods, laurels, ferns and abundant wildlife is a serene sanctuary and provides great hunting (deer  & big turkey).

Because of the mountains surrounding our dead-end horseshoe valley, this location provides a lot of natural security, so we don’t have to be highly “militarized” (although security, military and gun skills are highly valued and needed). But the very best security is living in the right place… and being prepared for anything.  We can even shut off the only dead-end road coming into our mountain-surrounded valley if necessary!  The few neighbors living on our short road are assets; have their own provisions and would pull together for protection.

Most of the acreage is level and rolling up to high level plateaus with great mountain views!   The pastures are at 1750’ and the highest peak on the property is 2100’.  Excellent cell phone and high-speed internet coverage; cable available if you want it.

Perfect Homestead Tracts: Perfect because you’ll help design the perfect homestead YOU want, situated around the large natural areas set aside for common use.   Minimal sensible covenants will protect your investment, but not run your life.  I’ll work with each individual/couple to determine what area and how much land they want to buy for their homestead and then customize their tract to meet their desires.  Whether smaller or very large acreage, there are so many great choices here.  Obviously, the earlier folks will get the widest choices. Prices depend on the size and features of your tract, the terms, etc. All land is slightly different, so we’ll work out each case individually.

Us NOT-So-Perfect  (but pretty  darn nice) Folks:  We’re mature (at least most of the time 😉 ) friends, two separate singles and a couple so far, who have been prepping for varying lengths of time.   TEOTWAWKI can occur for any number of reasons, so we’re preparing for most anything and need a few more solid preppers with the skills to round out our community.

So far, we include a nurse, massage therapists, and many skills including beekeeping, canning and preserving, solar home designer, site planner, Master Gardener and Naturalist, general carpentry and repair, and experienced homesteading with livestock on this land.  We’re steady in a crisis, determined hard workers, easy-going, and love to laugh!  Good sense of humor and a creative, cooperative attitude are required!

In addition to working together on common or individual homestead projects and for mutual security, we want the solid foundation of a community built on good-natured, reliable, supportive friendships. Really get to know and like each other, quirks and all, by making the time to get together for cook-outs, games, music or whatever is fun!

Solid, caring friendships can be the glue that gets us through the rough times. Although we’re all strong, independent personalities, it is paramount to have a compatibility of attitudes, faith, ideas and goals so we’re all pulling in the same direction when it matters most, with the least amount of friction.   We’ll discuss compatibility as we talk individually.

I have lived on this land for most of my adult life and hung onto it through thick and thin “for just such a time as this.”   Been prepping since 2005 (lived here since the ’80’s) and have already been living a very simple life here for many years. I could go off-grid with a bit more time and effort; that’s the goal.

Over the years, I designed my passive solar home; built a pond off one of the springs; have a gusher of a well, plus back-up gravity water from another pure spring high up the mountain; cleared and fenced the pastures (have horses and a llama). You can do that too!  The others have moved nice travel trailers here to stay in until they build their homes.  Each person will have at least a year’s full preps stored away as quickly as possible (meaning soon).

Perfect Time:  Lately, it seems that the world is rushing even faster to compete for which disaster will be the first to hit the fan. You’ve been thinking, planning, looking.  NOW is the time to act.  Time is short, so if you are interested, please contact me very soon to discuss all the great possibilities.

Send me a PM here or email at:   MtnsofGa [ at ] gmail [dot] com.  I look forward to talking with you soon!

Rebecca  (BTW… Did I mention “Paradise”?? :-) )

May 152015
 

I am a married father (38) of 3 living in the Fox Valley who has been more or less watching things unfold for the last 20 years and feel it is time to get things going.  I am a Christian who believes that we are truly living in end times and see that very soon my family and I will need to leave society.  I have never been happy living in society, I find it hard to fathom that God wanted us to spend all of our time working away from our families to buy things that in reality we really do not need.  The greed and lack of morals has turned this world into something I do not want to be a part of, by everything I know it’s is only going to get worse and I feel it’s time for me to get ready.

I would like to meet others who have the same beliefs and are planning to leave society in the near future.  Since I am now just getting started, I would really appreciate some advice on how others have started and things you have learned along the way.  Ideally I would love to find a group of people to form a self sustaining camp and pool resources at some point.

The kicker to this is that although I have had my beliefs for a long time I have never expressed them to my wife or close friends, I have always been quietly watching for signs that things are about to hit the fan and am now getting concerned.  How do you bring something like this up without sounding crazy…….Hi honey, lets start selling our stuff so we can start preparing to leave society and live in the woods…..  If I wait until the economy crashes all of my stuff will be worthless, taking the mark of the beast to stay in society and have currency is not an option.

 

Thanks in advance, I am hoping to meet some great people here.

Apr 212015
 

Landscaping work and a place to stay at our camp for right match. We are a Christian Family looking for like minded Christian Family to help us work our land and have a sustainable farm. We are not anti government….just want to be self reliant for upcoming hard times. We have a landscaping business and have a small farm. There is a place for your RV here or you may be able to use ours.

Email chardamos three six seven @ gmail.com

Apr 072015
 

Hello everyone! First off, thanks for such a wonderful website, you guys have so many excellent resources here, and I’ve read nothing but great things from all of your members here.

So, down to business, we are a group of families, 5 in total, that are looking for like-minded preppers in the Western Wisconsin area. Our largest city nearest us is Lacrosse, but we are not in the same county. Our ages range pretty much from late 20’s to mid 40’s and we have varied levels of prepping skills. Myself, I have been prepping for about 16 years now due to my experiences living in other countries and experiencing disasters there. Several of our families are currently serving military, with their members having multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have lots of experience in security, patrolling, survival living, first aid and canning. We have multiple medium size acreage locations that we own and can switch between each if we need to. All of us also have children, all on the younger side of things, ranging from newborn to about 9 years old. We are looking for people who understand the trials, tribulations, and joys that having children entails, since they will be with us no matter what! So anyone considering this, please take this aspect into consideration as well.
So… What we are NOT looking for. ..

1) drug users, We dont “420”, and since we are mostly military, Im sure you can understand our point of view, we cant use it, and cant be around it. So as a base rule, if thats your thing, we probably wont see eye to eye.

2) criminal element or background. We understand everyone screws up in life, and must be held accountable, but if you are a child molester, pedophile, or have a violent criminal history, Im pretty sure we arent going to be compatible. Harsh? Sure, but Im talking the safety of my family here, its first and foremost my base criteria.

3) Extremist. This can range from religious, to governmental. If your friends say you have a tin-foil hat issue, or you start talking about UFO’s coming down to abduct people because “night time is the right time” we probably arent going to get along. Just being honest here.

4) Drama… save it for someone else, not our thing. Dont think I need to go into detail here.

SO… What we are looking for…..

1) people who understand what it takes to be self-sufficient and arent afraid to pitch in when it is needed to accomplish a certain goal

2) People who understand that there will be safety in numbers, but those numbers have to be able to get along, if they cant do that, it wont work

3) Folks with experience in farming, sustainable living, beekeeping, solar power, mechanical engineering, home schooling and HF communication. Im sure that sounds like a pretty extensive list, and yea, its pretty emcompassing, but its the primary areas where we are weak, so it only makes sense to add those factors into our group.

4) Families are preferred, but we are willing to accept single folks with the understanding that if the time comes that this is truly needed, we expect you to do your fair share of chores along with the rest of us. We dont care if you are male or female, as we dont see that as a hinderance or help either way, its the person and the skillset that matters to us.

5) Normal, well grounded folks, with imagination. Because if the time comes, theres a possibility we may be with out power, or running water, so folks who are able to see this for what it is, accept it, and be able to brainstorm to come up with positive solutions, well those are the people we are looking for. Folks who think outside of the box instead of inside it.

 

As a group, we all hunt, fish, camp and enjoy outdoors activities. So we are able to incorporate that mindset into our preps. We also are all firearms enthusiasts, and have various levels of experience with all aspects of firearms from defensive pistol, long range rifle, to state certified CCW Instructors. Obviously we are more than willing to teach each and every person everything we know, to make all of us more proficient, we only ask that you teach us everything you know so it helps us all out. We all have been prepping for various years, from 16 like myself, to 3 years with the lastest addition to our group, so while we know our little piece of the pie, we dont know it all, so thats why we want to network with others and possibly even add a few more families to our group.

A few other details about us, none of us are regular church going familys, we are all spiritual in our own ways, and have our own beliefs, we only ask that you respect that aspect of all of us, and we will respect your spiritual beliefs as well. We have law enforcement, nursing, soldiers, and outdoorsmen/women in our group, and we all get along because of a mutual respect for each others ability to bring something to the table, and each others ability to get along with others without the usual “catiness” you find with women, and “ego” you find with men. Its a unique situation because we all get along without the usual “issues” you find in some groups. Experts in one area know when to defer to experts in another, and we all set aside the egos to reach that goal. If this is something you and yours are looking for, then by all means, please contact us and lets start a dialogue with each other.

I can be reached at strmfeathr [at] yahoo [d0t] com and please, title any correspondence as “prepper family” so I know what it is regarding!

Til then, thanks for reading, and we all look forward to hearing from you folks soon!

Dec 282014
 

Just wondering if there is anyone is the Kingston/Markesan/Beaver Dam area of Wisconsin?

****If you know of any groups or individuals in/around our area, we would be so thankful to find out such information****

A little info on us. We are just a husband and wife couple who have some experience in prepping and farming, we also love hospitality and Christian gatherings. The Lord has not blessed us with children yet, but we do hope for them in His timing. We have chickens, ducks, a milk goat, a dog, and a cat. I (Josh) like to grow medicinal mushrooms and I am a roofer by trade. My wife loves to sew modest dresses. We both enjoy herbology and natural medicine. My wife is also studying in the field of midwifery and natural childbirth. We hope to do fostercare and IF we end up adopting through there, we are hoping to homeschool! That’s pretty much us in a nutshell!

We dont mind meeting people of all ages!

Thanks so much for your info,
JSK Family

 

 

Dec 212014
 

Hello,

My name is Nick and I live on the boarder of Illinois and Wisconsin in the Kenosha area. I am new to the prepper   life, so I’m not sure what to say on here so I will just start with what I’m looking for and take it from there. I’m looking for a wooded area to do some camping on. My two boys want to learn how to make small concealed day shelters. We will clean-up after our selves because the nature of the training is to move, stay and move but leave as little trace as possible. We don’t want enemy patrols to see anything of our passing. So if anyone has something that we can use or even rent, please send me a text at two six two nine nine five eight zero nine five or an e-mail at nicholus.shaffer at gmail dot com.

 

P.S. Not now, but in the near future, me and two friends maybe looking at groups to join. It would be 10 people (6 adults and 4 children). We would have 73 years of military experience ( 11 in combat with 2 in special operations  ) to bring with us.

 

Thank you for reading and look forward to hearing from you soon.            Nic

Dec 062014
 

Racine/Milwaukee/Kenosha area group looking to expand its memberships. If you are new we will teach you basic prepping skills in a variety of areas. If you are experienced in the ways of prepping and survival, we are looking for a couple more leaders to help teach and facilitate groups.  We are developing our individual skills while also building a network of dependable individuals and small groups that can interconnect with each other.     Please message me if interested, John

Oct 172014
 

Newer pepper looking for others to bounce ideas off, connect with, and become better prepared with.

Im 27 and a father of a 15 month old girl. I have experience with US Army reserve, tactical/emergency medicine, armorer, steel welding/fabricating.

I dont have a large prepping budget but enjoy the diy aspect of it anyways. Im an able body and desire to become independent from the system. Off grid living is my long term goal.

If anyone is willing to give me a leg up or needs help with their own projects im open to all possibilities. Thanks

 Posted by at 3:02 am
Oct 032014
 

Hello,

I am forming a group of people who are interested in working together for the common purpose of prepping and surviving. The idea would be to share ideas and work on projects together and network with other groups throughout the state. I am located in Racine county and would like to make my homestead as completely self contained as possible.

I am a pretty frugal person and have skills in plant propagation and foraging (a little). I also have a few chickens and have kept bees. Looking for others who understand the importance of prepping  and would like to share skills, time and ideas.

Please contact me if you are interested.

Sep 222014
 

I’m 26; I’m female, relatively healthy, married, mother of one son (age 5). I will not claim myself to be an “expert” in any way; I’m not. But I know some, and I learn fast, and I’m willing to push myself as hard as I have to. My “group” is currently a solid three people – myself, my husband, and our son – with a tentative additional two – one male, one female, both in their twenties. The male is a former army medic; the female is a veterinary assistant. Both are willing to carry their weight, should we permanently join up with like-minded folks to create a permanent compound, which is something I’m growing more interested in every day.

I know some things about medicinal plants (as well as more conventional methods of first aid) and have books on identifying and using them; I know various way to prepare them and seem to have a knack for knowing exactly what to use for someone when there are several possible options. I know a fair bit about childbirth as well, though again, claim no “expertise” in the area (other than that I’ve obviously done it). I also know a reasonable amount about gardening, and have books on everything from building greenhouses to natural ways to control pests/combat crop issues and can recognize quite a few edible plants people don’t have a clue they can eat.

I’m no sharpshooter, but I’m not afraid to hold or fire a gun and I’m willing to practice until I’m better. I’ve taken archery classes in the past and am a decent shot, though admittedly out of practice. I am small (not much above 5′) though a bit on the heavy side (I wasn’t always and am working on this) but I’m strong and flexible and a decent fighter. I grew up in a family of military/police officers and was taught many easy ways to defend against an attacker, and am always eager to learn more.

I can swim and climb and hike (though not as well as when I was thinner; again, something I’m working on). I’m not squeamish about killing my dinner, be it fishing, hunting, or trapping, and I’m eager to practice/learn all of those skills. I’m a fairly-good cook (and have been serve-safe certified which means I understand food safety to avoid things like salmonella) and can get creative when my “ingredients” aren’t conventional. I am willing to eat all manner of things (I’ve had squid and deer for instance and have always wanted to try both rabbit and bear though I’ve never had the opportunity) and I understand the value of balancing a home-grown/foraged diet with fresh/preserved meat, regardless of it’s animal-of-origin.

I am fantastic with animals. I own 3 cats (all healthy; all loving; all fantastic mousers) and I spent a year in high school working with a hunting dog trainer, teaching young dogs to retrieve game shot by their owner on silent command. I love horses and can ride relatively well (though again this is something I am out of practice on) and while I prefer to ride horses trained for heel commands, I can handle rein commands when necessary. I haven’t spent much time around farm animals, but I’ve been reading up on the care of animals like rabbits, chickens, and goats, and I have milked a cow before (I don’t think I was very good at it, but I’d be willing to try again!).

I have been learning how to preserve food (dehydrating; canning; smoking; etc. – basically, any way to keep food good for longer). I can sew. I can crochet. I’m capable of wielding an axe; a hammer; a screwdriver; a saw; a drill…and many other tools, with varying levels of skill. I can embroider a flower on a napkin, and I can fix a wobbly leg on a flea-market-find-dining-room-table. I can paint a room, pull weeds, cut hair, hem pants, fix a leaky sink, change a light bulb, lower a fever, bake pumpkin bread from scratch, stitch a wound as well as a seam, and dozens of other skills.

I know religion. In general, I mean. I can whip up a voodoo gris-gris bag in a couple of minutes, cleanse a room with sweetgrass and pine, create a protection charm better than most Wiccan priestesses, and spout off Bible verses. I studied to be a Christian missionary for three years devoutly, and have studied every other religion I could ever since, and I have faith. I feel very strongly that it doesn’t matter what we have faith in – only that we have it. My faith is strong. I do not argue religion; I listen and learn and, when asked, I teach. Religions aren’t as far apart as most people think, but close-minded religious bigots won’t be a good fit for me as I cannot abide being preached at rather than spoken with and listened to.

Beyond that…I am, at heart, a skald; a bard; a story-teller. I write original things, but it’s more than that. I can tell you story you’ve heard a dozen times and twist it just enough to make you swear you never heard it. I own hundreds of story books, of all sorts, and love to read aloud. I love mythology – Greek-Roman is my favorite, but I know tales from Norse, from Egyptian, from Native American, and from Gaelic myths as well. I adore fairytales – from Disney to the Brothers Grimm and various forms in between – and I can spin a tale to catch the attention of nearly anyone.

You can prepare for a lot of things – you can stock food and water; you can learn to hunt and grow and raise food; you can learn to shoot and fight; you can fortify your home; you can learn to hide; you can find alternative energy sources – solar, wind, bio-diesel, methane – for your compound. But what you cannot do – what you simply have no way to stockpile – is the sort of thing that feeds the soul.

Stories, and songs, and dance…these feed our souls. I’m not the best dancer, but I can sing passably well, I can sort of play piano, and I can tell a story like you wouldn’t believe. So while some preppers might have more food, or more secure shelter, or better weapons…no group that doesn’t have someone like me (a storyteller, a musician, or both) is going to be in better spirits. And happy people fight and argue less; they work together and pull together as a community better; they form stronger bonds and a more solid unit. They work harder and longer and smile while doing it. Because feeding your body isn’t enough; you’ve got to feed your soul as well. That’s the heart of our humanity; of who and what we are.

Music, laughter, stories…these things breed solidarity and community and connection. No group or compound should be considered complete without someone capable of bringing together the hearts, minds, and souls of it’s group. That’s what a bard does. So maybe I’m new to prepping; maybe you could find a group with stronger people or more-experienced people. But new as my tiny group is, we’ve got a strong bond and a lot of heart and we’re willing to learn and teach alike; to welcome others as new as us, and accept lessons from those who know more; who have done this for longer.

Anyone interested in learning more about me, or my group, either PM me on here or shoot me an email/gchat invite at theladyslytherin(at)gmail(dot)com. Use the subject line “Compound” so I don’t filter it to spam by accident.

Aug 142014
 

Me. My father. Brother. Fiancé. And a few friends are prepping for anything. Looking for like minded people in the area. 3 of us are fire rescue medics. 2 have intermediate mechanical knowledge and I have weapons . Combat and tactics training. Located in the middle of no where 45 miles out side of town.

E mail me for info! I hope to hear from you soon.
Never know when somethings gonna go down.

Joshua [dot] j [dot] treasure [at] gmail [dot] com

Aug 112014
 

Hi Everyone,

What a great site, I’m so excited to see so many like minded people coming together. I am looking to connect with a group in the Medford area if possible, otherwise farther if need be. We’re new to prepping and would love to get some guidance, experience and training.

Our backgrounds are in Alternative Medicine, Health Promotion and Wellness, operating engineer, mechanics and carpentry.

Aug 062014
 

I am a new prepper going through a high school work program. I’m looking for a bugout location for a shtf scenario before it is to late. I have a 7 day bag ready to get me out of Milwaukee and into northern wi where me and my group will start a small community or hopefully meet with yours(we currently have 3 people ready).  We don’t have many skills other than physical capabilities such as guarding, building, growing, information, ability to work with what we have. my end goal would to have an area to grow food, to build homes with our surroundings, to establish a well rounded defense, and to survive at all costs. If we were to join an existing group we would pull our slack, we are not ask for freebies but a place to build, protection in numbers, we are all young men (18) and living for our next generation. MSG me on here It may be awhile for a response.

Jul 162014
 

hello everyone, my name is Dan I’m a disabled United States Marine. I was a sniper and a communications specialist for 4 of my 10 years in the Marine Corps.
I live in the Westfield Wisconsin area.
if there’s anybody in my close that needs help with things I’m willing to help with and my physical capabilities.everybody Stay Safe and stay on Point. USMCDAN

Mar 292014
 

Hi,  I am looking for like minded people in the Central Wisconsin area that may be interested in meeting others to share ideas, or even getting together to talk about or do projects.  If anyone is interested please feel free to reply!

Mar 122014
 

I have a place and a group of people. I won’t mince words.  I have a  mechanic, holistic healer, first responder, former army specialist and a few other fellows. We have all known each other for a few years, some for a lifetime.

As I said I wont mince words. I am taking “applications” for someone else to come into our group. WE want to HELP people. That is who we are.  We also need someone to help us. I have a good BOL now, and you will too.  I need the money to make this BOL perfect. Plans are set, contractors lined up, building being fabricated.

Living space for additional team members will be a functional and spacious 900, 1800, 2700 or 3600 sq. feet. Each 900 sq foot apt will be a $35,000 one time fee. After that, you can keep it, live in it, use it as a summer retreat now and then and NEVER pay rent. Just own it and know that you have at least one BOL that is kept up.  Never pay a mortgage. I KNOW that other people are paying millions upon  millions for a BOL,  In a bunker…in a nuclear site. I don’t have that. In fact, I can not guarantee that you will be running around in a silk robe in a 20 story community with a shopping mall and a swimming pool on every floor. You wont.  What I CAN guarantee is a group of people with varied life skills working as a team to create something all will benefit from now, and if/when SHTF. You will be getting wood sometimes, hunting others, sometimes trapping, sometimes gathering plants, tending the sick. We will have our specific roles, but we all contribute for the betterment of the team. I could ask more money, most people do. But why? We are regular people. That is all.

I can guarantee nothing except with a team of people all FIGHTING for the same goal, we have a vested interest and we will try like hell to make it through any SHTF. I can guarantee that we will always have fresh running water no matter the season.  I can’t guarantee you won’t disclose my location to everyone. I can’t gurantee that someone else wont. I can guarantee that I won’t. Nor will my people.  I can’t guarantee you won’t show up with an entire extended family no one intended on and counted for. But I offer my trust that you wont. You offer your trust in return.

 

Remember preppers, you can’t just walk out into the woods to find a BOL. We country folk are already there. Prepared. We protect what we have, no matter how innocent and/or desperate your intentions. We are already here, and we’ve been here.
You need a safe place. One that is a 45 minute interstate drive away from the nearest substantial town in any direction.  You might just want a place out in the country with a garden, and a sledding hill, and tremendous country views with a one time price of what you might spend on a new car.  If a SHTF doesn’t happen, well you lived for free. No rent, no mortgage, no utilities for as long as you want. If the world rights itself, after consulting with us, sell your buy-in…get your money back. It’s part of the deal. DirectTV, internet, electric, water. It’s all included.

I bring you in to the small but very close-knit community/family of mine. I trust you to not ‘give us up’. You trust me to let you in. It comes down to the simple handshake of old, perhaps over the ringing of a blacksmith hammer on an anvil. We got one of them too, and a McGyver .  A real McGyver.

We would all be a team. We make our stores together, throw in to help one another when we can, take watch when we should, use our creative minds to build new, repair and create when we must.

It’s not a paradise. It wont be. Don’t fool yourself.  It just is. A safe place, a place where we all contribute. It’s not a utopia, we’ll argue sometimes maybe have a fight. We’re going to disagree sometimes…we’re only human.
I offer a safe place, a shelter to weather a coming storm. I offer protection, I offer the country, the camaraderie, the combined resources.  I offer weapons training if you need it, and a range.  Bring your chickens, your critters, your children. I offer my trust for yours. My BOL, my post SHTF water/solar/off grid existence in exchange for the resources to make it a wonderful place… for all of us.

What’s in it for me? I get what I spent years designing. I get a bigger crew, a bigger team. I get added assurances that my beloved children will be protected. As yours will be.

Mar 072014
 

Hello , I’m just putting feelers out there wondering if  theres anyone around the il/wi border who might be interested in maybe starting survival training . Figured start with the basics like shelter building fire making and go from there . I’m a very big camping fan and was just curious as if theres anyone else around .would eventually get into the prepping thing , not a doomsday guy or anything like that just figure why not prepare for the worst so you can enjoy the best kinda guy . we all know something about somethings and im one of those kinda guys . camping,tools,survival,guns,im in to it all. Hope to hear from people who might be interested in doin training meet ups or just emails . feel free to email me .

Mar 052014
 

S.w. Wisconsin area, i travel the country for work, looking for some allies to share advice and info, to increase probability of long term survival. Experience : firearms archery and defense, outdoors and hunting

Mar 052014
 

We are afraid of where this country has gone and continues to go. We are looking for Christian families to join with to ensure safety and welfare. We are a family of 6. I am a 14 year army vet with a lot of skills to offer. Respond to let me know what you think

Feb 202014
 

I am a married man in my younger thirties who lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am an avid outdoors person and always try to gain new skill sets. Some of my recent skills include canning, knitting, gardening, and plan to start cooking with my solar oven in the spring. Hoping to start a small homestead eventually (constrained by suburban living) to increase my sustainability. Ultimately, I would like to be part of a group of like minded individuals with strong skill sets, perhaps something similar to “the group” from Rawles‘ book “Patriots”. It would be useful to get a good, level-headed group of folks together to start gaining strong expertise in areas such as medicine, Ham Radio, security, mechanics, home steading, etc… I am a scientist and teacher and have been gaining abilities in a variety of places but am certainly not able to learn these skills alone. Please respond is you are interested.

Feb 112014
 

I am looking for like minded people from the Janesville Wisconsin area to help each other out with projects, knowledge, or a to form a small group if things get bad. I was brought up prepping and have followed the lifestyle since. The problem is I am spitting distance from 50 and realize I cannot do everything by myself anymore.

Feb 102014
 

I am looking for like minded people from the Janesville Wisconsin area to help each other out with projects, knowledge, or a to form a small group if things get bad. I was brought up prepping and have followed the lifestyle since. The problem is I am spitting distance from 50 and realize I cannot do everything by myself anymore.