Jan 112019
 

Hi,

In case you haven’t checked the PAGES menu on the left of the site, there are now several articles here (written by me) on prepping.

Comments have been left open on these articles, so if you have any questions or would like to comment on them, I’ll reply as soon as is practical.

Here are a few quick links – use the PAGES menu to read the rest. 🙂

Update!
There are now dozens of my articles listed in the pages menu.
Any feedback is welcome.

R. Ann Parris on Seeking Out Other Preppers

R. Ann Parris on The Do’s & Don’ts of Internet Contacts

R. Ann Parris on Writing A Good Contact Post

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”)

[read more here]

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.

Through banner ads and links the site gets fees from sales or display and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. These earnings keep the site running.

Need moderator help? If you are having problems, email john at preppergroups dot com or rebecca at preppergroups dot com – or both of us (we are in different hemispheres, so odds are one of us will be online).

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. (older posts are deleted 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: R. Ann Parris on: The Do’s & Don’ts Of Internet Contacts || R. Ann Parris on: Seeking Out Other Preppers || 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 [email protected]

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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  • Jan 142019
     

    I’m new to this site(like as of this morning) and am looking for people in the Boise area to do some shooting with. If you’re in the Boise area and enjoy busting caps, putting rounds on target or whatever other cool way to say shoot guns please feel free to message me.

    Jan 102019
     

    Hi my name is George. I have a wide variety of culinary,survival,bushcraft,technology ,musical and art ,management and leadership skills .im quick learner and im in good physical shape and have my own supply or resource and self defense weapons .No criminal record and currently looking for a ranch hand style job if that’s what your looking for. I’m a christain born again believer in the Most High also

    Jan 072019
     

    I live right on the border of Mongomery and Bucks County. I am surrounded by 1.4 million people!! When things get bad people get ugly and in this case more does not mean merrier. Don’t get me wrong I like my neighbors, for instance when a blizzard knocked out the towns power for 3 days, I was explaining to my neighbor that I was concerned about my pipes freezing, he was nice enough to reply “the next time that happens you can borrow my (electric)radiator”. I just started prepping for tomorrow. I’m not sure how deep I will go with this but when something does happen I want to be able to take care of my family and not be a burden on the limited resources that will be needed to take care of someone like my neighbor.

    I’m just reaching out to see who is in my area that has the same concerns as me, feel free to leave a comment and say hello.

    Jan 072019
     

    Hello,

    My name is Faith, I am a 20-year-old prepper. I’ve been learning and practicing prepping since I was twelve years old. Recently I have developed a master plan for SHTF scenarios, and I’d like to create an established group of preppers, young or old, new or experienced; to help me build that community.  Currently, I live in Barren County, Kentucky, however, I want the community to go beyond physical location.

    I’ll attach a copy of my plan files below.

    My plan for this network goes like this: This forum thread is the online base camp for us to communicate. Currently, it is just me, but those that wish to form an official network.  We will swap contact information, a name you wish to be called and a general location (nothing too specific, just to get a basic idea as to where we all are.)

    From there we’d discuss our knowledge of prepping and any other questions, then when enough people are a part of this network, choose a place for a meet up to get to know each other and establish not only a network but also a friendship, with a common goal of preparedness and survival.

    Just as a precaution I’ll make something clear up front: I am a tolerant, open minded person. I respect all ways of life and those who wish to join will not be discriminated on for any reason, you will be judged by your words and actions alone. I will not accept bigoted, racist, sexist, or any form of prejudice. All opinions and expressions are welcomed to be voiced but please do so in a respectable manner. It is encouraged to site and support all statements for show education on the topic of discussion. Bottom line, regardless of skin color, culture, religion, gender, sexuality or any other label we are all here to prepare and share knowledge of survival, and life doesn’t care who or what you are.

    With that our of the way:

    Those who wish to join the network can post a reply to this post with a method of contact and I will respond within three days. Questions or comments can be discussed here as well.

    Note: not all my files will be shown, for security reasons, but you can get an idea of my plans.

    Best Wishes,

    Faith S.

     Posted by at 10:13 am
    Jan 062019
     

    Hi All, my name is Riccardo and I am an italian guy permanently relocating to NH next March for work ( will rent a home in Salem NH the first year while searching a suitable property to build a home somewhere in southern NH in 2020).

    I am 42yo from Rome where I started prepping 2 years ago. Due to the mediterranean climate of Rome I learned a lot about growing vegetables and fruit and canning them to preserve the products , I work in a renewable energies company so I know a thing or two about them and I have been volunteer in Italian Red Cross for several years so I am quite skilled in first aid. Guns enthusiast , I try to train with them as much as possible (once a week more or less) both with handguns, Ar15 and long range shooting with my M1a up to 500m. For the rest I consider myself a handyman , that can do a lot of things (actually I did most of the works of plumbing , electricity and so on in the house I live now in Italy).

    So now I have to leave everything behind and start a brand new life in USA, but I want to resume as soon as possible my preparedeness and I would like to start to connect with like-minded people in the surroundings. If anyone is interested my mail is : [email protected]

    Jan 062019
     

    Hello, my name is Baba Yaga and I am representing our online discord community called “Florida Preppers Community Bunker” This group is for all Floridians who have an interest in Prepping, overall preparedness, SHTF talk, Self-sufficiency, Survivalism, Finding like minded individuals or members to build a group in case of a SHTF scenario, Bug in talk, Bug out talk, Etc. We welcome all Floridians of any race, gender, age, skill or interest level. Our goal is to establish one of the largest preparedness communities in the state of Florida and making sure we all are able to come together in groups to help each other out and establish order in an even of mass chaos whether that be something as common as a hurricane or more extreme such as a national power grid failure. at the time of this posting we have over 60 members located all over the state of Florida and we are growing everyday. If you are unfamiliar with discord it is a platform where you can access it by either the mobile app or going to discord.com on a web  browser, whether you have a phone or pc you are able to communicate with us, it is basically a modern chatroom server where we can talk via messages, or using voice chat, post photos, ideas, or simply join in out conversations. Help us grow, learn, and organize and be prepared for when the time comes. Feel free to join our discord server using the link below. https://invite.gg/floridaprepperscommunitybunker

    Jan 052019
     

    Are there any out there? Would like to connect if possible. Looking for a safe house for single women, have been prepping can bring skills to the table. But the more in numbers will make light work. Or help fortify this home, in a rural area. PM me please
    Thanks

    Jan 032019
     

    Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at 1 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Advanced Health, 289 Laclair St, Coos Bay, OR 97420. Please note the time change – 1 PM start time.

    The main topic is “Preparedness Check Up”. We will start the year by evaluating just how prepared we are for disaster. Let’s discover where we are lacking so we can focus on being better prepared this year.

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

    SWOP banner

    Dec 312018
     

    Hi

    i am looking for like minded (beginner) peppers to meet up, exchange ideas, share resources, share tips and tricks. I am currently located in Orange County CA

    I see a lot of people doing the right thing, prepping smartly and carefully.

    What i don’t see is people joining forces. I see different strengths in different cities, one person has army training, another has water source, Another has unlimited food resources etc….Combining brain cells and resources would mean you/we would have an abundance of ALL resources and a 24/7 support group in a helpful giving community which all give you peace of mind. If anyone is looking for the same, write me a PM.

    Willing to relocate

    Thanks for reading this post.

    Dec 312018
     

    Hello,

    My name is Kurt and I’m a Master Electrician with a small Electrical Contracting company in SW Michigan. I’m interested in finding, and joining, a prepper/homesteading community. I currently live in a somewhat large city (Kalamazoo, MI) and I’m not in the “good part” of the city. So when I hear advice like “come out of her my people” it really hits home.

    As I mentioned, I’ve been prepping food for a while now (going on two years). However, I also have LOTS of tools and equipment from all my years in the construction business. I have several cordless drill/drivers, impact drivers, hammer drills, sawzalls, circular saws, and flashlights. In corded tools I have all of those mentioned in the cordless style (except flashlights) plus a couple of grinders, an oscillating tool, saw/sander, a belt sander, two palm sanders, two shop vacs, a router, several heat guns, and several other things as I’m sure I’m forgetting some tools. I also have all kinds of hand tools, socket sets, pipe wrenches, hammers, sledge hammers, axess, an electric chainsaw and a gas powered one, two kerosene heaters, a propane “bullet” heater, fish tapes, fish chains, fish sticks, and fishing poles (tackle too). You get the point…I have just about everything I could possibly need in the way of tools. That includes several ladders of all types and sizes, and everything you can think of in terms of gardening/lawn working tools; shovels, rakes, hoes, etc. Also hoses, sprinklers, fertilizers, clamps, connectors, adapters, valves, etc, etc. I have a plethora of tools and equipment, and I would be bringing it all…eventually. I’m sure it will take several trips over some time to complete this relocation.

    My current target location is SW Arkansas in the Arkansas Ozarks. It’s in a geologically stable region of the United States. It’s in the Ozark Mountains, so it has the necessary elevation I was looking for in terms of flooding and defensive positions. There’s a very abundant supply of clean drinking water in the form of springs, rivers, and lakes. And the forested areas have plenty of wildlife, so fish and game are available. And there are not any big cities anywhere close to the area I was considering, so less chance of the desperate, lawless, hungry hoards showing up at your door. The winters are mild, especially compared to my home in Michigan, and that was definitely a consideration when I was figuring out “bug out locations” to move to.

    With all that said, I’m still very open to suggestions, and  by no means have I made up my mind that the Ozarks are the only place to consider relocating to. However, wherever else I consider moving to will have to meet most, if not all, of the above considerations to qualify as a place I would be interested in landing.

    So do you have suggestions? Do you have a place that’s looking for top-notch potential members with a lot to offer the community? I would love to set up a time to come for a visit to look at potential communities, and to have you check me out as well.

    Please contact me via email or directly by text/call at (269) 312-0331.

    Thank you,

    Kurt

    Dec 302018
     

    I am looking to make contact with a group of preppers and individuals to potentially work together before and after an event in order to help take care of our families. Doing this alone is ineffective and I would like to meet some people and if nothing else, learn new tips, tricks and skills.

    Dec 252018
     

    Hi everyone, I’m new to the site and in search of a group in Luzerne County Pennsylvania.

    I’m currently looking for a new homestead, Im expanding my preps and looking for like minded people to learn from.

    I bring 22 years of military background, carpentry skills, medical training, process food storage, Bush craft and other skill sets. Mind you I’m opened minded and need to learn a lot more.

    Perhaps someone out there can help me. Looking forward to meeting you.

    Dec 252018
     

    This is my first post ever on one of these forums:

    I can’t help but notice on these Prepper sites how many people who are attempting in forming groups or, dreaming of forming a group. We wish you success. We encourage you to take action now.

    We are now at the tail end of our Prepper plans, its been a long road and a good deal of expense.

    The past 15 years has been dedicated in developing our 120 acre ranch to be prepared for the worst and, It has not been an easy process. Its taking us far more time than I would have ever imagined to put this together well enough to insure the safety of our group. With over 1.8 million invested I can say that we are almost ready for anything….but not completely.

    We have 16 bedrooms on site and have just about everything we need. from airplanes, drones, wells, 4 acres of organics, green houses, aqua culture, full-time organic farmers etc. to mention just a few. If I were to list out where we are on our project it takes 42 pages…..

    I’ve listed where we are and where we are not – All of the information is in our membership proposal.

    We have eight family slots left to complete our group. This is the first time we have looked outside for members and additional financing so I am not sure if what kind of interest level this post will generate. But here goes…..

    Posting here was not in our plans- Its simply more attention than we wanted. We thought we could finish up this project on our own by now. With global issues getting more strange and uncertain everyday we are now looking for outside help to put this project to bed ASAP.

    With this post, we are just starting to seek a few qualified members or families that are willing to invest. we really do not require your personal time as just about everything on the ranch is complete. What we require is money for the final items. (Family slot is: four persons to a family as we refer to a family membership)

    We are also pet friendly as we have heaps of farm animals

    With just eight slots left, we seek interested people with the ability to invest in our project. If, you are simply curious to how much we seek then you are most likely not our candidate. We seek eight families with the resources who are prepared to commit. Our family buy in plan is low cost- It is simply the cost for us to finish up and, not an attempt to recoup our investment.

    If you believe that our group may be a place where you would fit in and find safe place to take your family we encourage you to contact us.

    This is an opportunity to make a small investment and simply show up when all gos bad- everything is here and your bug out is stocked. This is not a pie in the sky group forming, its a project nearly complete.

    I hope that everyone on this site finds what they are seeking. And to those who live in the city, that you  have made appropriate plans for your future safety.

    Finally, anyone that can suggest to us additional places where we could post this request to reach our additional members – It would be appreciated- Thank you.

    ***************UPDATE December 25, 2018************

    Still moving forward, adding a brewery and winery to the project. Ive still yet to find like minded people. All of my friends of course continue to tell me that my place is where they will come. But I tell them no- Either help me with the project, invest anything- Time, Resources etc but do not just show up because you do not have a place to go.

    If you are serious about wanting a place that you can go to if things get bad then be serious enough to invest in at the very least your own food.

    Hiring two full time gardners again this spring for the greenhouse and the garden

    Added a few wood burners, bio char operation and a lot more since my last post

     

    Dec 232018
     

    Looking for a garden partner or two . I am in North West Connecticut . In a very rural farm community . I have a large parcel of land that once was a working farm , although it has not been a farm in decades it still has potential . I can dedicate 2- 3 acres to a good working garden . Reasonably flat land with decent drainage and a natural water source and  multiple wells .

    Looking for someone / s to provide the hands on work , as I can no longer do that .  I have some tools here like a modern tractor and large water  storage containers .

    Not for the faint of heart , but could feed multiple families year round .

    Shoot me a PM for details , please include your contact info .

    PS . I will do a complete background check , if you’re not ok with that I understand and good luck in your adventures .

    Dec 202018
     

    Hello,

    I am a prepper from just southeast of Detroit.

    A little about myself:                                                                                                               I am a married man in my 40s with no children who is a trained and very experienced mechanic I have professionally worked on everything from small engines to aircraft with the exception of trains. I have been prepping for the better part of 12 years now I am well versed in a variety of skills and have stock-piled a great deal of food, water, and supplies. I am well versed in firearms use, training, reloading, and simple gunsmithing.

    What I am looking for:                                                                                                            I am looking for a small group of people who believe in being prepared for whatever life may throw our way but who also want to lead as normal a life as is possible. Anyone interested should be a capable person who has a good amount of supplies laid in already I am not looking for any particular skill sets at this moment but neither am I looking to train someone from the ground up. I am looking for local people only who are willing to meet up on a regular basis to be determined.

    If you are interested then please contact me through the comments section let me know briefly your age range, prepping experience, and the general area you live in. If we look to be compatible then I will give you an E-Mail address and we can discuss things in detail.

     

    Thank you for your interest.

     

    Dec 132018
     

    Just an update for the Oregon page;

    A little about us;

    The purpose of OTG is to develop the skills, mindset, and tactics required to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities is an emergency situation.

    We also try to take the opportunity to make the most out of our time together when we are training, attending classes, and meetings as opportunities to build upon other skills; skills like first aid, communications, bush craft and camp cooking

    What’s involved to join? In a word participation. Aside from the cost of your travel to and from event and whatever equipment you decide to buy we have no dues, or class fees. There are no minimum equipment requirements. if there is a cost associated with an event like a camp site fee it will be noted well ahead of time. Loaner equipment is often available. Unless noted OTG is a family friendly environment. Kids are welcome. Classes occur at least once a month, usually on or around the 3rd Saturday, and most often take place in Linn. Marion, Polk, Benton and Lane Counties, classes usually last from 2-6 hours depending on content. As often as possible we do overnight camping trips usually locally.

    What we are; a small diverse group of folks sharing and developing critical survival and preparedness skills in a supported team environment.
    We are not a militia or political group. We will not condone, encourage or support illegal activity. This includes, but is not limited to a “call to arms”, treasonous activity or overthrow of our elected officials by force of arms. Racism in any form will not be tolerated. Nor are we a forum for political discussions. ​

    our website oregontraininggroup.webs.com– which i continue to check periodically.

    Dec 122018
     

    hi! i’m ex-military-1st infantry division-special ops-black ops. big red one-ft. riley Kansas-ops-ft. benning-georgia. 51 years old, chef-worked in four star restaurants for 15 years after military service. been horn hunting the last 19 years- 8000+ elk sheds-been studying survival-combat my entire life. in very good shape and can walk most into the ground. all alone here, need to meet like-minded people who are Christians-but not a bunch of fruitcakes please! very motivated and serious. I do have ptsd but not the crazy kind. I am in full control of myself and made it to 51 with hardly any problems. I have a lot of equipment and firearms and am willing to provide security and training to the right people. I am highly intelligent and have seen pretty much everything as far as planet earth. to try and pull something shady on my po-dink ass would be very stupid. i’m a very honest person and am very sincere in what I post on this website. i’m weird in that I detest vehicles and phones. I don’t like the internet much but have to use it to get shit accomplished! in my opinion the pony express should still be running and everybody should be wearing six-shooters, and there should be frontier justice!!! hit me up if you want to chew the fat type thing.

    Nov 012018
     

    We have two private apartments in our older comfortable house on one acre. We are 20 miles from the continental divide and 4 miles from the Missouri river and three lakes. The town is Helena which is 30K people and the state capital, we are 12 miles out and on the fringe of the woods and road less area.

    There are job and education opportunities in the area and some great fishing and hunting. My wife and I have skills ranging from mechanical, welding, RN nurse, alternative healing and herbs.  check out some of my posts on the forum connected with this site, I have been working a lot this summer so I haven’t posted as much lately.

    We are looking for someone who has a means of income and is interested in growing a garden and sharing and learning things. you would be expected to pay rent for your private apartment to help pay for the house and cost of operation. The apartment is also available as a place to stage your prep supplies.

    We also have room for a motor home or RV. This would be an opportunity for someone who wants a spot outside of a major metropolitan area that is a day or so away from us. This could be Billings MT., Salt lake city, Spokane Wa.

    We are raising a teenager and feel that children are a major reason for persevering in hard times.

    I truly believe hard times are coming either in a economic depression or more serious problems.  Give me a shout at [email protected]  I will be checking weekly.

     Posted by at 7:31 pm
    Oct 262018
     

    I live in New Jersey and am new to prepping. My family and I are in search of a like minded  group in our area to build a trust and share knowledge with. Like minded being the key words. Although we are all categorized as preppers, our motives, ethical beliefs and ultimate goals aren’t always the same. Would love to be able to get a bit of guidance on our journey. We are constantly seeking information and learning as much as we can. Also practicing what we learn, of course. Hope to hear from you soon.

     Posted by at 4:42 am
    Oct 232018
     

    [this post is a paid advertisement – comments have been disabled but contact details are listed below]

    In NE Colorado there is a semi ghost town Willard (location is 40°33′16″N 103°29′08″W and elevation is 4,337 ft) that was platted in the 1920’s. There are 76 lots for sale, most ranging in sizes from 25′ x 140′ and 50′ x 140′. Many are contiguous, the largest of which consists of 40 contiguous lots, totaling 4.82 acres.

    The town is located 15-20 miles from a county seat (Sterling, population of approximately 15,000), containing all the conveniances. Willard is surrounded by farm land. Water wells may be drilled but the state of Colorado restricts water useage for domestic use only. There are 5-6 habitatants in one corner of the townsite and a rural telephone warehouse. The county requirements for building require only adherence to the 2006 Residential Code. Hempcrete, straw bale, modular, tiny homes, rammed earth and yurts are not an issue, nor is the raising of chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats and maintaining bee hives.

    The town is bordered by two county maintained gravel roads and a paved state highway 5-6 miles north of the town. Individual lots range in price from $1,500 to $3,000. All 76 lots are available for $135,000.

    FULL DISCLOSURE! This is not some idyllic wooded or mountain site, but is on the prairie. It has a serene atmosphere. The Pawnee National Grasslands is nearby. Current residents are either retired or work in the area. Power/telephone service is available if desired.

    A map (drawing) of the township and legal descriptons are available upon request.

    https://www.preppergroups.com/willard-colorado-76-lots-for-sale-ideal-for-preppers/
    Allen Christner [email protected] 720-933-5777

    Oct 182018
     

    Hello! I am from the Denton area and I am interested in starting, or joining a group.

    I unfortunately do not have a homestead or bugout, but I do have necessary supplies incase of a catastrophe. My teammates must have their own bugout/homestead, and be willing to share their place with other teammates.

    In return, teammates will share valuable supplies with the group, share any skills they have, and be willing to defend the group as a family.

    I will not arrive empty handed, and will most certainly have items to help all of us. I need others with the same mindset to reach out to me soon. [email protected] is where I reply back instantly.

    I will contact informed Preppers so we can create a group with many knowledgeable people.

    If somebody has a group, which relates to the description I gave, and preferably are Christians then reach out to me soon. I am young, but have knowledge to help in case of an emergency.

    Furthermore, if anyone is interested in starting a group, has their own homestead, copy my email and reach out to me as soon as possible.

    [email protected]

    Oct 132018
     

    This is an outreach to secured preppers who still wish to become hooked up with an established group. I am part of such an established group and we have room for a few others who are are good character, well stocked or able to become such in short order. Sorry but this is not for beginners rather mature preppers looking to join up with other mature preppers in case of an emergency. You know what we are driving at. Level headed and confident.

    You may contact be via this site as a first step.