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?

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May 012018
 

ATTENTION Reporters, Media Companies & Casting Agencies

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May 012018
 
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  • Apr 202019
     

    Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Emergency Operations Center,  898 Elk Drive, Brookings, OR 97415.

    SWOP banner
    The main topic is “WHY YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE“.  When a disaster is imminent, you must be prepared to evacuate aka “bug out”.  We will discuss ideas, strategies, tactics and plans for leaving the area.
    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.
    Following the SWOP meeting, there will be a meeting of the CURRY COUNTY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (C.E.R.T.) which is also free and open to the public.

    Apr 152019
     

    Done Right Prepper here on the southside of Indpls. I have lived here my whole live and I am a General Contractor for the last 10 years. I have 5 daughters and 6 G-babies. I know a couple other people who are looking to join up with me to put a small group together. Im looking at purchasing some property a little further south [1 hour south of indpls ]  to put in a bunker and other things here sometime. So if you are looking to maybe talk for now then hit me up. [email protected]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         THANK YOU                                                                                                                                                                                             DRP

    Apr 142019
     

    TENNESSEE – We have 100 acres with 14 homes and 35 one acre lots out in the country that we are turning into a Christian preppers retreat. This was a catfish farm before we purchased it in the late 80’s. Since then, until recently we have been renting the homes out. Now we are selling them- $39,000 – to $285,000. One acre lots are also available with rights to our 11 acre lake and ponds for fishing as well as other areas of the property (we are carrying some owner financing – we do not owe anything on our property). We have an abundant supply of what may be the best water in the world. We have 7 wells on our property that we can not pump dry. One well is a 3″ commercial well that I have been told pumps one million gallons in a 24 hour period. God has blessed us with one of Tennessee’s most beautiful properties. I too am in the ministry. Have been ministering in the U.S. and in missionary work for the past 49 years. Please contact me and I will give you more info, along with our password protected website. We are not advertising where we are located or the name of our property. We were planning on doing this by “invitation only” but realized we need to broaden this to include others. We are “balanced” preppers. We have a lot of plans for the property that is going to be a blessing to those who either live here permanently or have this property for their getaway when it becomes necessary. We have a chapel in the middle of it. We would love to share additional info with you as well as other like minded fellow Believers. Please share how I can get in touch with you and I will share with you my telephone number so we can talk.

    Apr 112019
     

    Looking to see if there are any folks in the area living a prepared/self-sustaining style of life. I’m a simple Bible preacher that has lived the life on the other side in many areas in my younger days. There are a few of us that prepare for uncertainties with our primary preparedness on where we will go when we end this mortal walk and move on to eternity. We are fundamental Bible folks who know God allows nations to rise and fall throughout man’s time and not every calamity is the end of days. As we strive for Heaven, we understand that we must walk in today and be prepared for what happens in a very chaotic and uncertain world. We are not pacifist, never defend yourself folks, but we don’t believe in the need to go look for problems in a shtf event. Plenty of problems will present themselves without looking for more or creating them. If you are of like mind in this area let me know.

    Apr 082019
     

    Hello! We are a very small group at the moment, just getting up from smaller ideas right now. We are looking to make our group bigger and start building. I haven’t found anyone other than our group so far that would be willing to build with us. Each of us has a particular set of skills, ranging from engineering to construction and welding. We have some preparations made already. We are open to many skill levels, you must be open minded, okay with the possibility of things changing and willing to work with families. Let me know if you’re interested!

    Apr 052019
     

    Hello,

    Not finding a lot for groups in STL. Urban survival has its own considerations and getting together a group in or closer to the city sounds like a good idea.

    My wife and I are in our upper 20s, I’m previous military. We’re relocating down to STL next week. We’re pretty fresh to prepping so all preparedness and skill levels welcome. We’re willing to teach what we know, but more inportantly, willing to learn.

    Our main concerns are riots and social unrest. I’m sure you locals are well familiar with that. Looking to get some friends with an interest in mutual protection.

    Wouldn’t hurt to have a few regular range buddies as well. Having a familiar face in the new city would be nice to get.

    I’ll check this but you’ll get faster response emailing [email protected]

    Thanks and good luck

    Apr 022019
     

    Looking for an existing family orientated group or like minded family preppers looking to form a group. Myself and my two boys have been prepping for a year now. But we know like minded people are where it’s at. Must be serious about prepping and know how to have fun at the same time. Also be open minded. And want to work towards common goals and wish to improve and be the best you can be.

     

    Mar 302019
     

    My name is Scott and I’m  looking to join a preppers group in the Kansas area. Like the title says, I’m new at this. A little about me, I’m a retired volunteer Fire fighter, drove flatbed tractor trailer for many years, and I’m in construction. I’m also a licensed amateur radio operator. You can email me at km4pmp2015 at gmail dot com

    Mar 272019
     

    [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

    Mar 242019
     

    Does anyone know of any kind of training or recruiting groups near Quincy, IL? I have some skills and some “hardware.” I am looking for more than just militia style prepping groups. There is so much more than that. I am searching for groups with morals and conscious, and gardening, water purification, etc. Contrary to popular belief Illinois isn’t all liberal commies. I am a Jesus loving man. Just reaching out, I have no land, just a few skills, a little hardware and God.

    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 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