I’m new to prepping and this will be my first post on this website. While I am new to prepping that doesn’t mean I don’t know how to prepare for the shtf Mind you, the sh8t is coming, if you have had that feeling like things are building up and something big is coming then you are not alone.
This initial post will serve as an introduction of myself and a background to prepping in general and especially in South Dakota’s (SD) rugged terrain and climate. Preparing your prepping location in SD has many advantages and several disadvantages. I will not go through everything in this initial post, but I do hope to spark other interest, which leads to action for prepping a SD based location.
To begin with, my name and exact location will be kept confidential because frankly I don’t know you and don’t trust you. I am under 30, was born in SD and have lived here all my life. I hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. I know a lot about everything and I wouldn’t list the list here because frankly it would be too long, but I mainly know how to prepare for survival and what is needed. I knew a lot about leadership and what it takes to be a good leader. Everyone always seems to want to lead, but every person needs to know when to lead and when to follow. A good leader is essential to prepping and surviving. I have high morals and standards and do believe in God. I also have funds to put towards this project. Trust is the most important virtue, without it a person is nothing. No I am not crazy and no I don’t want to build a commune for weird sh8t, I simply want to survive what is coming.
Phase I (1-3 months). To forge an alliance with several highly moral people with varying and important skills needed to survive what is coming. Important skills needed include: medical, engineering, construction, utilities, security, farming/plants, communication, and $ (While I will not go into detail right now, I will explain the importance of each in upcoming posts). With the right people and an alliance formed then phase II can begin.
Phase II (1 month). Phase II will consist of identifying and acquiring a location to build a retreat (under ground and above ground bunker). Once a location has been identified the group (allied members) will decide how large to build the structure and the number of people that will be allowed to live at the compound (shelter). This is where things get serious and is no longer talk, but action. At this point is where the rules will be decided among the group.
Phase III (4-6 months). Begin construction on the shelter/compound. Now the situation becomes more serious and people will actually have to contribute funds to make this happen. Everyone involved will have a share and ownership because everyone will provide funds to the cause. In order for anything real to be done $ must be found/acquired. Once the shelter is complete, I expect maintenance and on going costs to be minimal, because the shelter/compound will be self-sustaining.
Phase IV (1-2 months). People who want to move into the new compound will be able and those who wish to continue working or doing what they want will be allowed. Those who continue to do whatever will have a reserved spot to come to whenever they want and will always be part of the family, unless they sell their portion to another member of the group. Those living at the shelter will be assigned to tasks to maintain the compound and self-sustaining lifestyle. Everyone will work and work at what they are best at.
This should be enough to get started for those who are serious and truly want to form an alliance to create a community to prepare for the coming. Please contact me if you are interested. I will respond to all serious inquiries because I respect everyone. Serious inquiries will include: current occupation, list of skills and trades, age, estimation of funds for use in the project, moral standards, any rural property for use as project location, how many people you expect to bring along and their skills/uses. I don’t need to know your name or location because frankly, I like frankly, your name or location doesn’t matter at this point. I first need to know if you will be useful to the group and what kind of person you are.
Please contact me directly at Sky3Rider [at] yahoo [dot] com