A warning about Internet predators targeting preppers

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A warning about Internet predators targeting preppers
May 172018
 

The online prepper community is, like the rest of the Internet, the target of scammers & predators. From time to time the admins here are made aware of people posting on the site who are targeting preppers in the hope of selling them places in communities that don’t exist or real estate deals that are nothing more than scams. (There are also sexual predators known to troll online forums – so please, take all care in information you divulge & in agreeing to “meets”)

We do our best to investigate the warnings, taking the offending posts offline while we do. BUT, it’s not easy trying to get the facts from authorities re: ongoing investigations – or even getting them to confirm an investigation is in progress. Some of these ‘warnings’ talk about ‘a friend of a friend’ or ‘someone I know’ with little or no detail – making getting to the facts & the ability to verify any claims of wrongdoing by the poster, almost impossible.

So do yourself a favor – before parting with your hard earned money – check out posters before parting with any money. Ask to talk with others who are happy investors/members, ask to visit these places they are selling – do your homework! The Internet is NOT a safe place & scammers prey on those who are naive, desperate & afraid. Don’t be a victim.

We continue to try & keep this site as safe as we can, but predators will always find new ways to try to part you from your money!

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May 022018
 

If you have forgotten your username or password to the site send me an email from the email address you originally registered with.

john [at] preppergroups [dot] com

May 022018
 

This site has TWO useful areas. A forum (for discussion, opinions and chit-chat) and the main site (contacting or starting a group). You are currently on the main (contact) site.

THE MAIN SITE

is for posting contacts. This is where you are now. If you want to start or join a group, create a post here. In order to do that, you will need an account: you register here. (all posts are deleted after 2 years in an effort to keep the information and contact details current – we found a lot of older posts were returning emails as user unknown)
More information: What’s proper to post, what’s not || Getting Started || Are you press/media?

THE FORUM

is for posting opinions, reviews, news articles, buying & selling and questions. You can access it here. The forum requires a separate, additional registration from the main site. You can register for the forum here.
More information: Be sure to check in || Having a get-together? || List your blog or site

May 012018
 

ATTENTION Reporters, Media Companies & Casting Agencies

If you are from the press/media and want to join this site to interview it’s members – DON’T!

If you are from a casting agency and want to join this site to recruit it’s members for “reality” programs – DON’T!

If you would like this sites owner/admin to review a book, dvd etc – email john [at] preppergroups [dot] com

If the people on this site wanted to talk to the press, they would approach the press. Respect their privacy! Media spammers will be reported, IP addresses will be recorded and they will be BANNED!

However, if you would like me to make your contact details available to the preppers on this site, send a message here. List the organization, your contact details and if there is a specific location you represent.

May 012018
 
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  • Aug 192018
     

    Hello, I am looking for a location and group to bug out to in the event of varying degrees of societal collapse. I am new to this and not really a “prepper” but have thought having catastrophe plans would be good for my family.

    I am in my 30s and am a husband with wife and three small children and I love Jesus. I am a doctor with broad range of training. I have experience in critical care, advanced trauma life support, emergency medicine, surgical skills with advanced wound management, and proficient at suturing. I hope to have a medical stash soon with antibiotics and trauma/emergency instruments and supplies. Ideally the bug out location would be relatively close, within an hour or two west of fort worth but willing to explore other options.

    Really looking for a level headed person/group who is reasonable but also has secure location with supplies to bug out for extended periods if needed.

    Aug 172018
     

    Being in a very liberal state (Oregon) have found it very difficult to find like minded conservatives for preparing for survival while serving the Lord Jesus. Liberals are becoming increasingly hateful and intolerant to anyone Christian or conservative. I’ve put up local ads and 99% of the responses are from people who smoke pot or are unreliable in some way and many of the people I have come across seem to be very liberal minded and hostile to Christians.

    I have a good chunk of some pasture and wooded land in the coastal mountains forest and hope to find someone who has an RV or trailer and would like to find a rent free, off grid spot to setup on. It has good fertile land, a 2000 sq ft garden spot, goats, a barn, a chicken coop, two year round creeks with mountain spring water. The area is abundant with elk, deer salmon, and other wildlife.  Please pray that the Lord would send a person or family who loves Jesus and are ethical, honest, and reliable. I moved out here about 4 years ago to escape the partying and noise in the local city, but now feel very isolated and all alone, just wondering what the Lord would have me do. I have to think there are others out there wanting to escape Babylon. I read so much, even on here, about the $20 trillion debt and likelihood of some economic collapse getting closer every day. Its hard to take care of my farm all on my own and be able to prep at the same time. If I had some help from good people who need a safe place it would be such a blessing. Thanks All!

    Aug 132018
     

    I am seeking preppers/gardeners etc in northeastern Oklahoma areas.I am hoping to move there in the spring. I am currently am searching for some land and a small home either rent to own for a very modest price or in exchange for work or owner contract. I am a retired home health aide and nursing assistant.I cook, sew,garden, can, craft, take care of farm and ranch animals and more. I am hoping to meet for friends ,support and to learn new skills.I am small, strong,able,ready to start this new life ! My husband is disabled.I have a cowdog that is sweet and well behaved and an old cat. I would appreciate it if anyone can help in my search for a place.

    Aug 132018
     

    The past couple months have compelled me to get a real perspective on life and i stronly believe I need to get out of the city into a less poulated area.  I cant talk to anyone i know, i attempted & was called scary & or crazy. LOL…..I know im not i feel it And would love to hear your opions and plans.  I will appreciate all and any advice at this point.  I am very serious because i can feel not just think like many others.  Thank you

    Aug 082018
     

    Established mutually supporting preparedness group with developing bug out location seeking families and/or single professionals of like mind interested in being prepared to confront a wide variety of realistic possible events that could cause significant economic and social disruption in DC metropolitan area.

    We are seeking adult members 18 to 65 years old (no age requirement for children) in good health, moderately physically fit (willingness to be candid about health if there are concerns). Prospective applicants should not have a criminal record.

    Currently all members are prior military and/or civil service, are located in DC Metropolitan Area. In the interest of expanding our existing dynamic, we want in prospective members a willingness to be part of a mutually supporting group of friendly, like minded individuals and families. A willingness to devote time and resources to the group and group activities. Some financial flexibility to contribute to the bug-out location. Most importantly, good people and families willing to help one another that are concerned about realistic regional scenarios.

    If you are interested and feel that you meet the above prerequisites please email us at p103 [at] dwst [dot] 33mail [dot] com. This email address is a forwarding email service. We use an encrypted proton email account which you will receive a response email from. We will respond promptly and begin an email exchange with you. If we feel you and your family are a good fit for our group, we will progress to phone conversations, then to in person meetings. Further details will be worked out in the email exchange. This is a two-way interview process. You need to assess if we are good fit for you and your family as much as we need to assess if you are a fit for us. While this interview process goes both ways, we are being intentionally selective. Our bug out location does not have infinite capacity so we must focus on those people willing to invest their time and effort in it and the group. Please note, while financial flexibility is a consideration, we are more interested in what prospective members can bring to the group in verifiable skills, knowledge and experience. All prospective members/families will be considered on a case by case basis.

     

    Be advised; We are not a militia. We are not a religious organization.

     

    Aug 072018
     
    Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at 12PM on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Bandon Public Library, Bandon, OR.
    SWOP meetings always start with a question and answer period before the main topic so all in attendance get a chance to participate.
    The main topic is “DISASTER SURVIVAL PLANNING WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES”.  This year SWOP will be conducting workshops during the meetings.  Bring your plan to the workshop.  If you do not have a plan to bring that is OK, you will have one to take home when you leave.  Bring paper and pencil.   Attend this workshop to help your family, whether large or small, survive a disaster.
    This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas.  It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help.   Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.

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    Aug 012018
     

    Having been screwed over more times than I have digits, I am extremely cautious of everyone now. This does not change the fact that I know that without other people my chances of survival are greatly diminished.

    So, what can I tell you about myself at this moment without giving to much information, and thus risking my own security?

    I am no spring chicken, however I am not a worn out old fart either.

    I started this journey in 1983, and it has definitely been an interesting trip.

    I am not a saint by any definition of the word. I have made some very bad decisions in the past, but I learn from them and move on, and I am likely, as any man is, to screw up a few more times before I’m done.

    I did spend some time, however brief, in the military. While my time in the Army was brief, I walked away with some hard earned lessons, some great experience, Some excellent training,  a strong will, and a serious attitude which say’s “Treat everyone with the same respect you would have them show you, allow no one to take advantage of you and if what you do is found to be repugnant to the founding principles of our Republic, then don’t do it”. It goes without saying that, should any individual or group violate those principles and threaten the liberty of another, it is our responsibility to step in and defend the rights of that individual. I took an oath when I enlisted, knowing that oath was for life, and I will always stand for those who cannot stand for themselves and give my life freely defending the principles upon which this Republic was built.  I will not pick the fight, but if it comes, I will not run.

    I spent 30+ years of my life homeless (some due to unavoidable circumstance, some out of necessity, mostly by choice) learning how to survive the hard way. I can build and break camp using the bare minimum of items, I can hunt and fish. I have several ways to garden depending on where I am and resources available. I can filter water without a filter and purify water without fire or a purifier. I can move through the forests leaving little to no trail behind me, because being homeless is such a dangerous lifestyle I had to learn to be stealthy and learned how to be invisible when I need to be. I am handy with a firearm as well as knives and other weapons.

    While I do have more normal skills, such as carpentry, plumbing and almost anything involved in building houses and such and I’m a damn good cook among other things, I see myself as more of a soldier than anything else.

    I tend to be a bit of a loner, but I do know how important connections with others can be. For the most part I prefer to stay to myself, choosing who to spend my time with and when. I have no difficulty working with others for a common purpose, so I am more than willing to pull my weight, to the best of my ability, be it in the garden, tending to the animals or cooking a meal, as long as people respect my privacy and understand that “My space is my space”. What I do in my space is of no concern to anyone, so long as what I do, in no way harms another. This attitude is in total harmony with the very concept of personal liberty, and it is what I strive for every day of my life.

    I do have some physical limitations, but I put forth a great deal of effort to not let them slow me down. I will work as hard as I am able, for as long as I am able, but I will not push myself to the point where I do more damage, and cause more pain than is necessary.

    I do not believe that “all property is community property”. What is mine is mine and what is communities is communities. What is mine when I come in is still mine if I leave. This crap that some try to pull, claiming that what you bring in becomes community property is nothing more than Socialism. This tells people that you don’t own anything and that is the same thing that Socialism subscribes to. Everything belongs to the community (State). How is that in line with the concepts of liberty?

    While I come with my own food supply, medical supplies, seeds, tools, weapons and so on, the only thing I am missing is the security aspect of things. Someone once said that “There is safety in numbers”. I believe this to be very, very true. It is for this reason I am reaching out, looking for a group of people who are on the same page as I.

    I know that 99.99 % of you will see this and you will disregard it all, pass it over and forget all about it, and that is fine. I don’t want anyone who isn’t fully with the constitution, and if you cannot handle this idea, then you’re not who I am looking for.

    If you are interested in seriously connecting with someone who has been on this journey for 30+ years, I am willing to talk.

    Jul 302018
     

    Are you a person who sees the inevitable breakdown of society and current need to prepare for this time? We are a group of families who have come together to build a survival retreat far from where the chaos will ensue. If you and your family see what is coming and have a serious desire to prepare (or have been preparing) and survive, then feel free to contact us. We are a very selective group but a friendly group of families. We have an earnest money buy-in as we wish to have only the very dedicated members, The goal is to create a strongly motivated group that also engenders a collective trust that can be relied upon now and in the future. Basic “golden rule” values (whether religious or not) are essential. We don’t know when the collapse will commence or what it will look like. We choose to use this time to prepare.

    Contact BJ
    Four80 two25 9one92

    Jul 282018
     

    Hello,

    Name is Jim. 46yo, married father of 4, Christian, and looking for relatively local people to get to know, build a group and prep together

    Jim

    Jsellars463 [at] yahoo [dot] com

     Posted by at 6:39 pm
    Jul 232018
     

    Hello everyone, so, me and my business partners/ best friends just put the down payment on 46 acres in southern Colorado, and we’re looking for a few groups of like minded people to help settle and cultivate the community.

    To that end, we are recruiting founders, the mortgage (super low), duties, benefits and so forth will be split between us.

    This is again, undeveloped land, well be starting from scratch, together, to build the life we dream of.

     

    So come join us,

     

    If your interested, or know someone who may be, email tgolfoundation at gmail, and we’ll get back to you immediately.

     

    Let’s get back to basics,

     

    The Gardens of LIFE Foundation

    Jul 212018
     

    Hello, I’m looking for a non-religious prepper group in the Chicagoland area.  I have been teaching myself how to garden, compost, freeze foods, and the like for a few years now.  I have a variety of survival skills and know how to make due with less.  Canning, rainwater collection, and drip irrigation are on my list of skills to develop next.  Thanks.

    Jul 212018
     

    *******UPDATE*******

    Thinking about restarting some prepper/home preparedness meetups. They would take place once a month or so and last as long as people wanted it to. Typically about 2 hours and class depending 4 hours. I would like to see one or two over nights during the summer to work on bug outs and bushcraft skills.

    Classes could consist of homesteading, medical, basic tactical and some law enforcement skills.

    Anybody interested PM me a message.

    ********************

    What my plan is, is to network with individuals. Get to know each other and build a rapport and friendship.  Start conducting some training classes etc.  As of right now I plan on bugging in.  But that could change depending on other group members’ locations.  Meaning, if other group members have a better location to bug out to and are willing to allow their location to be the designated BOL area.

    I’m 47, married with 3 children. We are Christian.  I spent 16 years in the Army and Michigan Army National Guard.  I worked 4 years as a correction officer and emergency response team member at a prison. Besides tactics, I worked as a Medical Specialist (medic).   We live in a rural area

    I figure that group members could pool their assets to make a retreat a better location. (Some items may be prepositioned.)  What belongs to you, belongs to you.  What is mine, stays mine.  Granted there is going to be some items that are pooled from all members like the group first aid kit or items used for training.  That way if a member quits or is dismissed, there is no arguing about what belongs to you.  I think that written agreements should be implemented so there is no confusion later.

    I think that one of the main priorities should be a year +/- worth of food for each member. All of this will take some time, some longer than others.  Since this is new, everything is subject to change.

    I am looking for a doctor, physician assistant, registered nurse, military to form a mutual assistance group for an emergency situation.  If you are proficient at gardening, canning meat and produce you will be an asset.  If you do not necessarily have any skills but have money for supplies you will be an asset.  There is safety in numbers.  So how about you, what is your background?

    Everyone must work towards the goal of one year of food in storage. Group members must chip in to purchase supplies that will be used by the group.  Group members must be willing to attend training such as firearms marksmanship, first aid, survival skills etc.  Everyone coming on board must be very dedicated, focused, self driven, be able to give their word and keep their word. Communication Security (COMSEC) is a must.  Everyone’s identity and personal information will be kept confidential.

    I believe the group should make decisions together (committee). No dictatorship.  I think there should be a figurehead for daily operation decision making but answer to the group committee.

    I am looking for people from the immediate Cadillac area. Preferably medically or militarily trained. All around handy man & gardening personnel also wanted.

    If this interests you then send an email to materielgeneral [at] yahoo [dot] com and tell me a little about yourself and what you can contribute to the group.

    Thank You

    UPDATE
    **********

    Our next meeting date is July 15, 2pm at the meeting room at Big Boy Restaurant.

    The first hour we will have a home defense class on pat down/frisk and handcuffing an intruder and if time allows some basic home defense techniques for firearms.

    2nd hour we will start having first aid classes.

    Next month will be a camp out and we will tryout bushcraft skills and other classes.

    Jul 192018
     

    So I’ve had this desire for a long time, to assemble a group of people and together head out on a extended bug out/ survival trip. If there is anyone out there who would be interested in such a venture, PM me.

    Jul 132018
     

    I’m in NW Iowa.

    Seeking people to share basic survival knowledge with.

    You could best describe me as

    New thought Christian
    Constitutional Conservative
    Retired nurse

    Herbalist
    Many interests

    Jul 092018
     

    Hello everyone, me and some friends of mine are wanting to put together a group of people that would like to go in together on property. Whether its property that we buy together and put in trust, or that one of us has and we all caretake and provide for, and prep that property turning it into a community for us and our descendants (those who found the group). We’ve been looking into various properties in the southern part of Colorado (San Luis valley) and have determined it’s possible to get property fairly cheap (around 1000 an acre, sometimes less) if anyone in Colorado, or the surrounding area’s is interested in this, to join with us in this endeavor, to help purchase, prep and live there, whether permanently or partially, please PM me, we would love to hear from you.

    Jul 082018
     

    I am looking for a solid group with room for a new husband & wife team. I have retired from the US Army and have an additional 10 years of security/LEO experience. Skills are many but include construction (framing, drywall, electrical, plumbing painting), basic 1st aid, basic knowledge of solar systems and electrical generation. septic systems and more. We have been active for several years and are fairly well prepared. We would like to join with others in a group for the added support and security.

    Jun 262018
     

    My wife and I are moving down to Missouri from Alaska in October. We are looking for other preppers to get in contact with. I would like to start a group to prep with. I have decent knowledge of setting up security and weapons as well as some basic survival skills. I am currently in the Army as an 11B so itd he great to meet up with other vets possibly.

    Jun 092018
     

    We have a property in the Ottawa region in Ontario. 25 acres of forested land. We are looking for people who are interested in coming to live on the land. We are willing to provide the land, some resources and our help/knowledge to the right people.
    Those interested in gardening, off grid systems, natural building, permaculture, individual sustainability, crafting and more are welcome.
    Please contact us for more information.

    Jun 072018
     
    Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding its monthly meeting at Noon PM on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Mile Post 251, Hwy 101, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420. Look for the clearing on the west side of the road.  Come rain or shine.
    The main topic is “Prepping Skills and Drills”.  Bring your bugout bag and something to sit on.  Your knowledge, skills and equipment will be tested.  You will learn your strengths and weaknesses.  If you missed these sessions before, here’s another chance!  SWOP meetings always start with a question and answer period before the main topic so all in attendance get a chance to participate.

    This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas. It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help.

    Click here for video from April’s Disaster Preparedness Workshop

    Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.
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    Jun 052018
     

    I’m just testing the waters to see if there’s anyone in the Odessa/Blue Springs/anywhere else to the east of the KC area interested in starting a group. I’m a second generation prepper, a Christian, an old punk rocker and a single father of two.

    May 272018
     

    Hey guys I’ve recently started a webpage called Northern Maine Preppers and am looking for people to start sharing ideas with and collaborating with, I am hoping that some time down the road we can build a network and start meeting with some people to essentially establish a group and go over preps and ideas. if your intrested go check this website out http://cms.mainepreppersgroup.webnode.com/