Jan 292019
 

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

R. Ann Parris on Important Docs & Info Backups

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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    (check your spam folder if you haven’t seen the verification email)
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  • Mar 192019
     

    I am new to this site, but not new to prepping. I’m 35 and a combat vet from the Army, and know how to live very simple if need be. I also used to be a part of a training unit that tested out all the new gear that companies wanted to sell the Army, so my unit lived in the field primarily in the deserts of NM, for months at a time. I have a purpose built off-roading rig that stays 90% prepped. I am a mechanic of 15 years. I am a normal guy that has a normal job. I wear golden handcuffs just like the rest of you. But frankly, I can see the writing on the wall. Things aren’t going to get better than they are now. With all the crooked politicians in office, this country is a giant powder keg at a fireworks show. Odds say it’s only a matter of time before something sets it off. I have my own set-up and plans, and would like to mesh them in with an already prepared group. Contact me by messaging me on here or at coloradoprepper @ yahoo . com

    Mar 172019
     

    Hello, we have a small group located in North Texas (Montague and Cook County area) and we are looking to expand by adding one or two additional families. We have a secured bugout location and we meet once a month (sometimes more) in order to improve the location and develop strategies, tactics and plans. We will ask for a public face to face meeting/interview with those that are interested so that we can all find out about each other. Quality of character in additional to skill set, potential resources and willingness to contribute to the overall welfare of the group, will be the main qualifiers when considering possible additions to our group. We are looking for open minded serious preppers who are eager to contribute to the group and help us to improve our readiness level and expand our capabilities.

     Posted by at 11:37 am
    Mar 132019
     

    Hi,

    I’ m Jerry

    Looking for a gig or situation. Skill set includes underground utility construction, EMT, FIREFIGHTER, Farm Ranch hand / Operator. Arborist. We hope to find a position as a maintenance facilitator property manager for an individual or group with some acreage a viable garden , pasture, woods, would need a place to park and live and a stipend to provide living needs. I’m in NW Oregon hope something not too distant from there works out. Religious: we are Netzrim, that means we follow the same belief set as Yahusha (Jesus) and all the apostles and don’t work on Shabbat (Saturday)  except in the case of emergency 
    I won’t try to proselytize I just want to work and live .
    Please feel free to contact me via email at jlamdec2018 at gmail dot com

    Mar 132019
     

    I’m gonna get right to the point. I’ve been researching and collecting evidence for years, and now, the evidence points to the coming times.  Its not WAR thats going to be our problem folks.   All you have to do is go outside and look up to see what our problem is.  Our government is covering it up right now! everyday!  I’ve always been a huge skeptic and driven to prove things no matter true or false.  This…   this has proven to be true, and we are running out of time.  I have tons of evidence, videos, pictures, you name it!   and these ABOVE ground survival groups are gonna be your coffin!   We need to get a underground system started and needs to be started yesterday.   We really don’t have time, but there is no choice.   If we’re lucky we have a max of 1 year from now.   ANYONE who has a brain  and not a complete nut job feel free to PM me I’m in Statesville, but we’re looking to create this underground system in Granite Falls.

     

    Hopefully people are still coming here.

     

    May god be with you all.

    Tom.

    Mar 062019
     

    Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at 3PM on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St, Brookings, OR 97415. Please note the 3PM start time.

    The main topic is “WHY THE CITIZENS OF SOUTHWEST OREGON SHOULD BE PREPARED”. Brookings has seen its share of disasters during the past couple of years. Fires, floods, no electricity, road blockages/collapses, food/gas shortages, etc… The people of Brookings should realize the need to be prepared. This meeting will help you get started on preparing to survive disasters of all shapes and sizes.

    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.

    Mar 052019
     

    My wife and I are new to prepping, but not new to the “survivalist” lifestyle. I am searching for like minded people or groups to join or start. Generally I fall to the “lone Wolf” style of prepping, but that is out of force, not choice. We simply don’t know anyone like minded currently… Thus I am here trying to change that.

    Feb 222019
     

    New to this.. looking for like minded people in the twin cities..would love to learn new skill sets and hear new ideas… not looking for land or anything like that. Could meet for coffee or something..thanks

    Feb 162019
     

    Hi fellow New England preppers! I have been into prepping for years now, but have recently moved to New Hampshire after 3 years in Bangkok, Thailand. Unfortunately starting over here means my family and I are not as prepped as we would like to be. Hopefully in the next few years we will build our house in Enfield, NH and really kick things into high gear. A bit about myself… I am 30 Y/O M, with a wife and young child. I am a critical care paramedic with specialty training in tactical and wilderness medicine. I also have substantial experience in disaster and emergency management. I have deployed all around the world and have practiced remote medicine in some very austere environments. I am proficient with firearms, hand-to-hand combat, sanitization, and logistics. I am also a god fearing Christian. I would love to meet other preppers in the area with similar interests and belief systems. I’d love to grow a network and exchange knowledge with fellow preppers. I believe having a strong network of fellow believers will become increasingly more important with the continuing degradation of our society and world as we know it. I’d love to hear from anyone who may be interested in sharing ideas, training, knowledge, or building a network. Contact me at jeffw412 @ aol .com

    -Jeff

    Feb 162019
     

    Hello, I am a prepper located in Victoria county in Tx and I’m intrested in joining a small group to get together with, I am still fairly new to the area and would like to meet up with like minded folks. I am a licensed EMT-B working for a private security firm doing security and Industrial EMS, in addition to my medical training I have formal firearms training, experience with hunting, fishing, farming and working with livestock. I’m not new to prepping and have my own supplies, I don’t have a bug out location as of yet.

    Feb 132019
     

    FUNNY I CAN’T SEEM TO EVEN GIVE THIS AWAY!

    All I am asking…

    From my future partners and community is: A minimum commitment of just two items:

    1. Commit to storing 6 months of long-term food in storage on our ranch for each member of your family or your group. People simply cannot just show up be part pf the team if you have not made this minimum investment.
    2. The desire to have a place to bug out to or retreat to, and be part of a like-minded team, without – the need to actually invest in anything should the times require such actions.

    I actually thought that people may actually want a place to bug out or retreat to from the cities if it ever became necessary.

    I am not looking for you to move on to my ranch tomorrow and make a permanent home and wait for the worst to arrive. I simply want my ranch to be your insurance policy should the worst ever come to us. I really don’t even need to see you unless it’s necessary to retreat to the ranch. No monthly meetings, no fees, no training!

    My concern is: I cannot keep what I have built from those who will no doubt want to take what I’ve built without the support of a motivated team who also has some skin in the game. In my opinion, most people in the city won’t have a chance unless they have a rural, isolated place that is well stocked they can escape to and this is an expensive thing to prepare for. Yet its already built and well stocked. In my opinion there must be people that will view this plan as one where we can help each other.

    I work overseas on rotation as a pilot supporting our troops. I invest in the ranch, I work on it when I’m home and I’m doing what I can to attract like-minded people.

    In my opinion, the ability to feed your people is key, without food there is no need for people to defend anything, in fact without food it’s time to go looking for food. We have many luxuries here that many groups will never have, and it is a nice place.

     

    As a member of  The Ranch, you can bring your family to camp on the farm for a weekend, use our gym, our golf course, our shooting range and our wood fired pizza oven. Perhaps you may even help out on a building project, or work in our greenhouse or gardens. One of our current projects is restoring an 1865 log building. Its slotted to be our new Bourbon barn. We are also building some wood fired hot tubs. I think it’s important for your family to physically and personally see their retreat so it’s not a fearful of an unknown place should you ever need to come to The Ranch in a bad situation.

    There are many things that make The Ranch and our program unique, we are one of the only groups that will be able to maintain “Air superiority” over our neck of the woods. The ability of awareness of your local and, distant surroundings is a good thing.

    The Ranch manager is a former marine, if such thing exists, this young man in his late 20’s and very knowledgeable small arms instructor. When I’m working overseas as a pilot, he’s always here to answer questions, conduct a tour and discuss with you who we are. He will also assure you that we will ever ask you to invest in the ranch or give us your money!

    I am trying to stress, this isn’t about money, keep your money, we are selling nothing. No spaces in a bunker here like other commercial ventures trying to make a million off peoples fears. We are looking for likeminded members with the means to make a commitment and buy their own food – PERIOD.

     

    The Ranch is about building a team where we all are prepared collectively. We each have an effective insurance policy in place to retreat to should the worst that may happen. The Ranch is your well thought out plan to protect your family without it costing you anything really. I say without costing you anything because I don’t view you buying and storing food for your own family as me asking you for something.

     

    I find it interesting, even those people that are open to the idea of an insurance plan to prepare for the worst will read up on it, will talk about it with their family and friends but – at the end of the day will do nothing about it. Even though the voice in their head is telling them that they should have a backup plan to bug out some where safe would be a good idea in the best interest of their family.

     

    There are so many questions that you may want to ask yourself when the lights go out or worse is, what will I do? where will I go? Should the cities ever lose control, have you done everything in your power to assure the safety of yourself and your family? – I hope you have. I know I am trying to and, I am trying to help others too.

     

    READ PLEASE BEFORE YOU CONTACT ME:

    I have had many people contact me over the years with an interest in being part of The Ranch. People that have excellent skill sets. But please understand that I cannot feed 50 people on my own regardless of your amazing skill set. If you cannot supply the food required for your family as outlined in this post, I am not interested in hearing from you. Everyone must contribute the minimum.

    Feb 062019
     

    i am in central Florida, and currently living in a HUD housing. My only income is food stamps and have created a good portion food and water. I would like to find a group so I am not alone. I am a navy veteran, 2000-2004. I a,m looking to cross over with other skill sets, I am winging it currently and would like to find a direct path.

    Feb 062019
     

    From the Madison area.

    Experience combat medic, lot of national guard and deployment time. Good medical skills, spent most of my career in the light Infantry. Knowledgeable in prolonged field care and field hygiene concerns. Spent many a night in lean-to shelters, no stranger to the bush. Done my share of door kicker stuff.

    Have a wife, she shoots too. Both healthy enough to carry our own weight and more. She’s got years of child care skills if anyone has a family in the group.

    We’re armed, but fresh to prepping. I have the bug-out skills and gear but need some group guidance on home preparations, would love a friendly ear to bounce ideas off of.

    Hope this message finds you.

    – Jake

    Feb 062019
     
    1. Hello everyone I am actively seeking to join a group or even team up in forming a new group in southern wv. I know most groups only want memebers that they deem an asset to the team so I will briefly list a few of my skills that I can personally bring to any team.

    ASE certified master auto mechanic

    Wv licensed paramedic as well as wv cert. Emt-miner

    Cert. Apprentice electrician

    Ordained Minister as well as wedding/funeral officiant

    experienced farm hand

    Combat trained (hand to hand as well as firearms training)

    Extensive knowledge of southern wv mountains.

    And more…..

    I do have my own supplies and gear but only enough to supply and defend my wife and I at this time. My wife would also consider joining the right group as she is a trained medical professional as well as other skills.

    If any of these skills interest you or your group please contact me for further discussion.

    Feb 042019
     

    I am a physically fit male in my 20’s living in Woodford County. I am looking for people to train with and exchange skill sets.

    I am also a fairly tolerant and open minded person; if shtf as long as you have my back I don’t really care who you are.

    PM me here or Email: horribledm shift + 2 gmail

    Jan 302019
     

    WARNING!

    I was doing prepper work with someone originally in the Titusville area of FL with a man who goes by  “Bobby Smith.”   When, I left to get my RV repaired, he stole about $6,000 of my belongs (food, tools, supplies) and left the area.

    When I first contacted him to tell him I need to come by and pick up some of my belongs, he told me he had moved and I needed to pay him for storage for my things.  I agreed.   After I agreed, he said someone else who was with us took my belongings.   When I asked him, if the OP had stolen why he wanted storage, he said he didn’t have room, so he threw everything out.   Right!

    It turns out that Bobby has a criminal record.   Please be on the look out.   Bobby is about 45 – 50 years old.  He weighs maybe 180 – 210lbs, 5’7″ and usually has very short hair.   He is a handy man of sorts and does some basic RV repair work.

    I did file a police report.  They have receipts.  However, the investigator says they have not been able to locate him and while he is violating parole, they seem to be doing very little to pursue this.  I was told it would be best if I hire a PI/Attorney as they have limited staff to follow up on this kind of matter.

    Please watch yourself.  Bobby is not to be trusted.

     Posted by at 3:10 pm
    Jan 272019
     

    Hello, I am an Engineer looking to move to an intentional community. I am in good financial position and have been trying to be prepared.

    I have training and experience in Solar, Aquaponics, Permaculture, RV Repair, Communications, and IT.   But it’s time to get out of Babylon and live with like minded Christians.   If you know of a community or can provide advise, please PM me at jkote.

     Posted by at 12:15 pm
    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