I’m looking for a group of preppers in the NW AR, SW MO, SE OK area that are making plans just in case and have a go to place if and when we have an economic collapse. I’m a 31 year old single mom with certain skills that would come in handy for a group who put their little community as a priority instead of being a militant force, although that is important it’s not the only factors for surviving happily. My skills are teaching children. I have a degree in p-4 ed and am currently working full time on my degree in middle level literacy and social sciences. My job is working one on one with kids working on cognitive retraining to improve their ease of learning and mental sharpness.
My brain is crammed full of knowledge on how to educate children. I have taught my kids how our current lifestyles of consumerism and made for the dump society has created greed, un-sustainable living, mountains of waste and dependency on the system. I’ve taught them the history behind it and how the process started and has led to the world we live in today. Children need to understand the flaws and why it happened because they are the future and the ones who will be left with our legacy. They have to learn from our mistakes so this cycle doesn’t repeat and have to be taught how to fix it. I believe in progress and innovation but believe there is a right way to accomplish it.
I have gotten ready by learning to grow certain foods, stockpiling, having a BOB, and cramming as much knowledge in my head as possible. This summer we are starting a meat rabbit production project to provide us with all our meat needs, pet food needs, and crop fertilizer needs. This will be easily transportable in an emergency. I’m excited about it and think that if I have to stay here I will be able to keep my food source fairly well hidden and locked away from intruders. I’ve planted tons of grapes around the house years ago and this is the first real harvest year. This summer we will be learning to make and can jelly and make wine for barter. I’m very mentally tough and have already been in survival mode since I got divorced 4 years ago. I am strong enough to handle just about anything life throws my way and I have an “I am capable” attitude.” I know the solutions to change our society but realize that society is too lazy to change. I do understand that a single woman and children living in the city have a slim chance against the desperate and starving hordes that will come with economic collapse so I’m looking for a group who will see my intellegence and skill as an educator valuable. I hope to find a group who has a secure location and more than a field out in the country and who’s members are contributing by doing small things to prep their site.