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
 
  • If you just registered, make sure you have replied to the verification email sent to you. Without a reply from you (to the verification email) you are not registered on this site.
    (check your spam folder if you haven’t seen the verification email)
  • Login is by username, NOT your email address.
  • Login is case sensitive. So if you created the username John Doe, you can’t get in using john doe or johndoe or JohnDoe. It must be entered as you created it.
  • Make sure your browser is set to enable cookies.
  • If you are still 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).
  • 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.

    Jul 052018
     
    Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at 1 PM on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Advanced Health, 289 Laclair St, Coos Bay, OR 97420.  Please note the time change – 1 PM start time.
    The main topic is “Personal Disaster Planning Workshop”.  The most likely disaster you will experience will be something that affects only you and/or your family.  An illness, loss of income, home fire, etc…  Are you prepared for personal disasters?
    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.

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    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/

    May 252018
     

    Greetings Friends,

    I am 22 and have been working (mostly alone) on prepping for almost five years now. I live in SE Portland OR. I am looking for a group near me that is ready and will help me be more ready as well. I would like to do things like drills, scenarios and simply just share knowledge. If you have questions for me before you disclose any information I certainly understand email me at: soul268 [at] live [dot] com  .

    Thank you
    John C.

    May 122018
     

    Hello everyone, I’m a new member. 51 year old healthy, strong female. I’ve been a nurse for almost 30 years, was a correctional(prison) nurse for a good deal of my career. Not a “feminist” just kind of self sufficient…

    I regret not starting prepping years ago.All of this is new to me, and especially biblically, I feel TEOTWAWKI is imminently SOON!! I strongly believe that a woman, or even WOMEN plural, need a male presence for safety, that we will be targeted without a male presence!

    I have years and years of medical/emergency/trauma experience to bring to the table…not to mention VAST knowledge of Pharmacology , years of practice learning how to deal with difficult personalities, a staunch BS detector(lol) , and even some paramilitary training…I am good with all age groups, always smiling, good positive attitude. Not afraid to get my hands dirty, some gardening knowledge, damn good cook and Baker as well!!

    I am looking for a like minded group and/or like-minded individuals to form a group. I am located in Central CT, willing to travel to upstate NY, ME,VT,NC, KY,TN,or maybe The Ozarks…I’m praying for God to place me where HE wants me!

    Looking forward to meeting some great folks on here, who can answer questions for me as they arise, or offer some sage advice! My email is [email protected]  Blessings

     

    May 042018
     

    Hello, my name is stacy, i am looking for people to talk to about this and possibly meet up for groups..  i am new at prepping but have been studying religion and occult things for years. i do believe we are in the last days, all of these horrible things are happening all over the world! Rumors of wars, animals dying, etc. Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and hardly anyone understands it, its hard to find people that do. also wanted to ask if anyone else is experiencing synchronicity phenomena. as in triple or quadruple numbers, 333, 1111, 33, 11:33, etc. please let me know if you do so we can speak about it.

    May 042018
     

    I am in what could be called the lower NE portion of the state of Georgia, somewhere between Athens and Augusta. I have a small parcel of land that if worked correctly could support as many as 6 people full time, and allow for some exchange/trade/barter with neighbors and even networking with others within a limited distance.

    I am interested in connecting with those who are fully employed, who wish to remain in their current situation, while investing (financially and with labor) in what will be their retreat if and when the time comes to make that move. This land is not large enough to support numerous houses but can accommodate a few campers within a limited size. We are intentionally trying to keep this small, so as not to arouse a lot of attention (quiet discretion is of utmost importance).

    The nearest town to us is 7 miles with a population of 1,520. The next nearest town is 14 miles away with a population of 3,978. These are numbers as of 2016. I can assure you that the population has not grown much since 2016, so we are talking about rather small towns. What this means is that when everything goes to pot the vast majority of these people will be headed to either Athens or Augusta. I know this because over the years as I have gone to town for shopping and other errands, as I try to talk to people, it is obvious they do not believe anything I tell them, and they think I am a complete kook. In over 10 years of quietly prepping and acquiring supplies, I have not yet met anyone who shows any interest in what we as preppers take so seriously. This tells me that after all is said and done, there won’t be many people if any left in this area, after a social or economic crash/collapse. Sounds like a darn good place to be if you ask me.

    Another interesting tidbit of information is that, our position on the map puts us surrounded by thousands of acres of forested lands (much of which is owned by members of my family), with scattered pasture land and ponds. This will provide us with more than adequate hunting and fishing, as well as wells, creeks and springs from which we can draw water. We also have neighbors who have horses and livestock.

    As you can see, we are situated in a rather comfortable position to be completely self sufficient if and when the time comes.

    Interested parties can reply to this post or email me directly at wisperingwoods [at] outlook [dot] com

    Apr 262018
     

    Howdy y’all. Been here a while. Of course as most of us, doing our things. I’m in need of searching for some folks to help me out on a twelve acre off-grid homestead that is a work in progress, primitive by modern standards but with amenties. It’s an hour East of Springfield near Baker Creek, Sigma 3, flea markets, animals swaps and an area with loads of resources and things to do, not to mention Amish/Mennonite country on all sides. If you don’t have a place of your own, it’s just a matter of connecting the dots and sharing the effort. If you’re interested, give me a shout at stevesmitty79 [at] yahoo [dot] com or just google my username. I’ve had it for a while. I have a youtube channel too. Blessings to you and yours, Steve.

    Apr 182018
     

    Looking to form a group from Bellingham to Blaine. Not an “ugh Neanderthal” group. Serious professionals who can plan for survival in an urban environment. This would be a very large group to band together. Many professional disciplines, skills, and resource levels. People who can plan on a large scale with common sense, ability to function under stress and deprivation, and leadership. Military a definite plus.