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Aug 022017

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Aug 022017

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Aug 012017

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Aug 012017
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  • A warning about Internet predators targeting preppers

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    A warning about Internet predators targeting preppers
    Jul 172017

    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!

    Jan 182018

    Hi looking for people in pike and Monroe county pa to form a group or join a group that is already together. We bring many things to the table canning food, RN, carpenter ,into solar and wind power also being able to go off grid. farming small animals and growing veggies. we are doing this already to serve our needs at to bug in but need ppl to bug out as well.

    Jan 172018

    Any prepper comunities around the Tyler, Tx area? Looking to get involved. Can offer blacksmithing, welding skills. Along with leather work, kill floor and numerious other work related experience.

    Jan 152018


    I’m looking for a MAG for my family to join. I am an infantry officer with scout and competitive shooting qualifications, my dad and brother are board certified doctors, my mom is a retired nurse, my sister is in school for clinical psychology, and my long time girlfriend is a teacher. We are all christian. My brother and I are licensed ham operators and I hunt and fish.  We are spread between Oregon, California, Texas, and Florida so I am open to groups from any area. I am primarily looking for a place for us to go if there is a large scale disaster. I can send more detailed lists of qualifications and levels of preparedness if requested. In addition, please message me for availability to assist in preparing the site. I look forward to hearing from and working with you and your group.

    Jan 112018

    ​​Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, January, 20, 2018 at the Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420.

    The main topic is “Disaster Preparedness Plan Workshop”. This year SWOP will be conducting workshops during the meetings. Bring your plan to the workshop. If you do not have a plan to bring that is OK, you will have one to take home when you leave. Bring paper and pencil.

    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
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    Jan 072018

    Our combat medic had to move out of state and we’re looking to fill that vacancy.  Someone with experience as a medic/corpsman would be great but we’d definitely consider an experienced civilian paramedic who’s willing to drill/train with our team.

    You’ll need to be prepped up, you’ll need to be healthy, and you’ll need to be playing with a full deck.  You’ll have to be able to work with cops and ex-servicemen.   You’ll need to pass an involved vetting process including a background check.  Neo Nazis, anti-Semitics, skin heads, anarchists, communists, convicted felons, racists etc need not apply.

    We’re located in a remote area of northern Michigan, have an excellent group of normal family people and an excellent retreat site.  We can offer you (and your family) a very good situation when it hits the fan if you qualify.

    Contact me for details

    tscm120 [at] gmail [dot] com

    Jan 052018

    Howdy y’all,

    My name is JD.

    I’m 45yo, half Caucasian/half Mexican Indian, no handicaps, never married, no kids, drama free DO NOT drink smoke or do drugs.

    I’m looking for a place to live and work. I do not have outside income. I’m looking for room and board in exchange for work. I do not own a personal vehicle (by choice).

    There’s sites out there like Workaway, Wwoof and HelpX that let you stay and work for room and board, but only a few are preparing for Survival. Alot have the hippy mentality or trying not to leave a heavy carbon footprint.

    I’ve always been a survivalist, but am more of a less dependant on the government type of guy. What I do is nobody’s business but mine. I believe in self reliance, self sufficiency, and  being self sustainable.

    I believe in protecting what is yours or close to you at ALL cost. I am loyal, honest, trustworthy and dependable. I think communication is the foundation to any relationship.

    I am not a know it all or Jack of all trades, I’m just a handy guy to have around. I am familiar with carpentry, plumbing, electrical, paint, flooring, foundation repair, roofing, small engine repair, vehicle and equipment maintenance, fencing, chainsaw work, small scale personal gardener.

    I’d love to practice beekeeping, aquaponics, solar/wind power, welding, alternative building……

    I know you guys have families and friends to protect and don’t want to give away Security secrets.

    I just thought maybe someone out there whos trying to do it all by themselves might need an extra hand. Someone with the same mindset of Survival. Or a group who owns land but need a “yard dog” to keep the place safe when their not around.

    I’m not materialistic. I got a phone bill, need food, toiletries and clothes. Not looking to get rich.

    I’m located in Texas now, but am ready to leave in February or March. I’m not a “snow bunny” so warm climates are ideal. All of Louisiana or Florida. Central or South Georgia, Mississippi or Alabama. Anywhere south of San Francisco in California. However I’m open to other states as well.

    Well, if anyone is interested or curious just message me.

    Thanx for your time and Stay Safe.


    Dec 292017

    Good Morning and Happy Holidays,

    I’m originally from north ga and home for the holidays. Currently stationed in Arizona but looking for local preppers    in either AZ or GA. Regardless of your location please feel free to message me. Please forgive the very basic post obviously I’m not going to divulge an obscene amount of information on here. You can email me at gauge0317 [at] gmail [dot] com

     Posted by at 10:33 am
    Dec 282017

    Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and there are preppers in New York.

    We just have to stay under the radar a bit and blend in with our neighbors.

    NY is not all NYC, far from it.

    We are located both in the NYC metro area (NYC, Long Island, NJ, CT) and in very rural Central NYS adjacent to 5,000,000 acres of the “Forever Wild” Adirondack Park.

    Always happy to chat and see where it goes.

    You just never know.

    About 9 years ago I made a very dear friend/prepping partner right here on this site.

    Looking to do it again.

    Dec 282017

    Hello, just found this site, I see not much traffic here so won’t be surprised if no response. I’m in South central KY (Barren county) not really looking to join a group but sure would be nice to exchange ideas and info with like minded people, looks like we’re few and far between.

     Posted by at 10:27 am
    Dec 222017

    Me and my party have been considering a move northward. Washington seems very appealing to us, with the low population rates over most the states. Tons of virgin forest, great game in area, salmon.. A good place to go off-grid before the crap goes down. Looking to talk a little bit about the lands there, help us decide if it is the place for us. solely basic info.

     Posted by at 8:18 pm
    Dec 052017

    Well I have posted here several times…and still looking for the right people.  See several previous “Maine” posts before you reply please, as there is a lot of info that I don’t plan to rewrite.  We live 1 mile down a dirt road and have only one neighbor family that is very like minded.  I have one house that I can rent and another house is for sale.  No one else down here.  Surrounded by miles of forest.  And we have 10 acres cleared for farming.  While this is not a farm area, I do still have to get the acres that are cleared planted with hay/grain and get use to it.  I’d love to be in a farm area, but then again ALL larger farms are right on the road. So I guess we are more of a tactical farm in the woods.  3-5 years after a collapse we could always travel 1 hour away to a farmy area when it is safer to be there.


    Dec 042017


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    Dec 022017

    Hi to all you preppers out there; my name is Ollie I have been getting ready for anything to happen in this world for 6 yrs now and it’s been quite the task, I have a lot of stuff but just missing a bug out place, all my stuff is in storage.

    I had to retire way to early in my life do to a bad back I am only 58yrs young I can still do a lot of things I just have to be careful. I was a certified welder but have done a lot of other crafts I also have a green thumb.

    Year’s ago I use to mountain man rendezvous all over Utah with my wife and children we had a lot of fun doing that and I learned lots of stuff. I won a lot of shoots in the black powder rifle also did knife and hawk competition. I have have my own tepee or what we would call them Lodges, I made my own buckskin s and have done trapping too.

    I have 8 guns not black powder and a lot ammo, food, tools, my own welding equipment, Jeep,4 wheeler with trailer. I guess what I am trying to say is again is I’ve got a lot stuff but need to find a goup of people that I could blend in with to survive when shtf.

    So if you have a good group of people not extremest semi ok I believe in God and Jesus Christ I am not a Christian addict but will protect myself and others if need be. I live on the outskirts of Salina UT 17 miles south of Richfield.

    So if you think I might fit in with your group drop me a line at odusmack [at] gmail [dot] com.

    Nov 292017

    Hey it was 61F degrees and it is almost December. Of course it could be below zero F any day also. We are in central/western montana with knowledge, stuff and a place to be that can be heated without electricity.

    Well buckets. heirloom seeds, generators, solar power, herbal medicine, allopathic medicine,

    Are you in the area or moving to the area? lets chat. Self reliant living is our path along with living and working in the present.

     Posted by at 2:43 am
    Nov 152017

    I am some what new to prepping and am looking to meet prepping groups. I am Christian and me family owns farm land in the area. We have stored some food and also made water and lighting arrangements. My father is a retired sheet metal worker and a farmer by trade. I have trained horses and cattle in my youth. I have learning gardening skills and my mother knows how to cook on a wood burning cook stove. We all know how to build a fire in doors and out since we have using wood burning hearing stove most of our lives. We also have camping gear. If their are like minded prepped people in our area we would like to get to know them.

    Nov 122017

    I am new to this site and looking for a pepper group. I live in Edmond Oklahoma but grew up in the country and don’t know any preppers around here at all. Looking for a group to train with and to bounce ideas off of etc…

    Nov 092017

    Things are looking more and more unstable in the world each day to say the least. Looking for a group in the area that is well organized, trains and has each others backs. Not looking for pretenders or folks that do things half way. I don’t care for anarchists, racist, or tin hats. I was a police officer for 6 1/2 years, an R.N. for 25 years. I have worked construction. I reload.  I am in excellent physical shape. I’m a conservative. What I don’t know I am willing to learn. After all a group is only as good as it’s weakest link.      Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst.

    PS. Here is a shout out to Old Food, glad to see you are still around.

     Posted by at 2:36 am
    Nov 082017

    Hey All
    The Survive N Thrive Preparedness Group will continue to meet on a monthly basis now. Our next 2 meetings are Saturday, Nov 18 and Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm at the Millersburg Community center/Library, 5561 Main St, Millersburg, MI….This is between Onaway and Rogers City off 68.
    FREE MEETING…Potluck dinner…All are welcome.
    This is a meet up to acquaint concerned or curious people to the concept of being prepared for emergencies whether it’s an economic downturn, natural disaster, power outage etc…Being prepared ahead of time gives you & your family peace of mind & puts you in a position to help others when disaster strikes. This is for everyone at all levels of preparedness. If you are new to this, there will be experienced people to offer advice & help you formulate a plan to thrive thru an emergency situation. If you are a seasoned prepper, we welcome you to share your knowledge & help mentor others that are just starting out. Family Friendly! See you there!

    Nov 052017

    If you have training/experience with scouting/reconnaissance (Special Forces/Force Recon/etc) -we are looking for you.  Contact us for all the details but we have and are everything you’d want plus more than you can imagine to stay safe yourself and keep your family safe.  We’re located in northern Michigan in a very rural area not near any cities or freeways within a national forest.

    Respond to…  tscm120 [at] gmail [dot] com

    Nov 032017

    We are looking to add a few new members to our group with different skill sets.  Currently have very defensible location and finishing advanced preps.  It is only really cold here in coastal Maine 4 months out of the year and the summers are not to harsh to handle. We are far enough from the cities ect.

    We hope to find good people who will grow to become great friends.  Getting to know each other and getting together to plan and prepare together and train together must be a priority.  It is necessary to work out all the details as a group before TSHTF and not scramble after to figure it out.  That can lead to a lot of fun training, and brainstorming and problem solving.  If you have military or medic skills please contact me. 

    If you are just new to prepping and haven’t really done anything to prepare yet then I don’t mind talking to you, but probably wouldn’t ask you to join our group, unless you are a heart surgeon or a Navy Seal. Lol. 

    We are looking for experienced individuals or small families that are fairly underway to being “prepared” but that feel they need to form a relationship with someone with a good bug out location to join forces for strength in numbers and for having others that grow to care about them when everything falls apart. 

    If this sounds like we might be a good fit PM me.  Also please do not try to get set up here as a bug out location, learn about our preps and then not actively “prep together” and just have us as your fall back.  That won’t work.  We are looking for serious people.

    Nov 022017

    Hello looking for someone that understand the importance of food growing and farming .

    Someone who understand that the first hurdle is food shortage brought on by the grand solar mimumin, with that then into money chaos , and the wars and social madness ,

    So basically someone who likes to get out of the rat race , i’m off the grid already.

    I have brought two wheel tractor from India , onenthe best VST tiller through km group of enterprise here in Australia so , next is gasification equipment , have engineering shop to build me one costing 6,500 for electricity production and pumping water .

    Can be used for multiple usee

    again anyone looking for a place to grow food contact me

    Davidgrissim [at] gmail [dot] com

    best of luck and yes we will neede it


    Oct 302017

    Hi everyone.  I’m hismrsfinnegan and I’m new to the group. I used to be better prepared for emergencies but last year I became very I’ll and almost died and some family members decided to go through my preps and help themselves.

    So, here I sit with some food, a little bit of water, some emergency supplies left and an empty 72hour kit.  I need to start over.

    I’m also a widow living on a limited income with few friends and family hundreds of miles away.

    I want to rebuild my preps as quickly as I can but I feel alone in this task.  There may be some funds next year that can help with food and some supplies but I feel like I need to start NOW.

    I am planning on water and working on food storage, tp, basics to start.  My main goal is my 72hour kit.  Warm clothes, will socks, etc…

    It’s been many years since I started my prepping and to get home after months in the hospital to find things missing is disheartening, but I can’t give up.  I need to do SOMETHING.

    Anyone with any advice, it would be greatly welcomed.  My first goal is to make sure none of my neighbors know of my prepping and only 2 family members can be trusted.   (Not even my kids at tjis point). They live 200 miles away and we are working on fixing up my home in case they can get here when SHTF.

    Thanks for letting me join the grouo.  I’m sure I’ll have many questions but I want to share as well.


    Oct 302017

    We have 100 acres in Cocke County TN. We are creating a small self sufficient community. We are looking for 6 more families to join us and build permanent homes, each on their own 5 to 15 acre parcel within this 100 acre community. We will also host limited numbers of shelters for part-time and emergency only members. To put it bluntly, we need money and labor to build infrastructure. We do not have a set price or single plan. If we feel you will be a good fit in our community, we will work out a plan that all can agree on.

    We already have occupied homes and outbuildings. We have construction equipment. We have workshop space and tools. We have power and water.

    We do not have empty homes ready for move-in. We do not have the money to finance home building. We can provide site preparation including excavation and septic installs. We can help with designing and building, just not financing.

    We are working on establishing income producing businesses to provide jobs for community members.

    We are not particularly religious, and we have no bias against anyone.

    We are not militaristic, but we will defend our community. We consider concealment to be the first line of defense, deterrence the second, and overwhelming force the last. We won’t demand anything, but we can help with training and equipment if you want or need it.

    We believe in the fundamental principles of the U.S. Constitution. We aren’t interested in dictatorships, theocracies, socialism, communism, etc.

    We believe we can produce everything needed in a permanently sustainable way by carefully balanced group members and activities.

    We don’t want to do anything illegal.

    If you are interested, contact me at professionaljoat at gmail dot com.

     Posted by at 4:55 am
    Oct 262017

    My mother passed away august 26th of this year.i no longer can afford to live in this rent house. now every thing is getting shut off, to getting canceled. Because of this. It’s time for me to move from this rent house.and into a permanent least for now,it looks like I need to sell the only transportation I have to get out of debt.i’ve stocked up on at least,  3 to 6 months of food.among other item’s.i have tools. So I can help with home/auto repairs, to whatever.i have experience in plumbing, small amount in construction and roofing.i have 2 dog’s.a chauauha, and a Pomeranian.. Their both great people lovers. I prefer to stay away from the big cities.but yet, willing to move outside of one of I feel it’s safe enough in a worse case scenario.

     Posted by at 4:32 am
    Oct 202017

    Hi, I am pretty new to prepping. With the recent threats from the North Korea, I have started a small group. We have started putting away supplies, we have enough right now to feed 5 people for 6 months. We do not have a bunker, but we do have a secret place to go if SHTF. My husband is a mechanic and can fix and weld anything. He also is a handy man, he can build a house from the ground up. I have my bachelors in computer science, a lot of good that will do me if anything does happen but I also have other skills. I am a skilled fighter, I can sew, farm, cook anything from anything. Advanced problem solving skills and I could lead a group effectively. I can think fast and provide solutions that work to keep people alive. I have back up plans to my back up plans. Literally, printed out.

    Looking for honest, hardworking people. People that will work together under extreme stress and not turn on each other. People that are loyal, who look to work forward, not backward.  I would like to start a new group so that we may learn and grow/prepare together. Interested, email me @aprillynn32 [at] live [dot] com


    Oct 202017

    Volusia County, Florida

    The Volusia County Prepping Group has been meeting monthly since 2011. We’re a preparedness education group – NOT a “survival group” or “mutual assistance group” or militia or anything like that. If you’re interested in learning and meeting like-minded folks, please check out our web site and join us at a meeting. There are no dues – we pass the jar for donations to rent the building for our meetings. If nothing else, you’ll probably find some good information on our web site.

    Welcome to the Volusia County Prepping

    Oct 172017

    Hello everyone, I am a 28-year-old female living in Pennsylvania looking for a group to join. Someone with like-minded people that don’t put people down but build each other up. We are in this to thrive not be divided by greed and or jealousy.

    There is a lot for me to learn I am still new but I am taking up the trade of tanning and butchering  I also know how to sew so I’m going to be working on making products from the tandem skins.

    If anyone has a group that is willing to except another person and help them learn or you wish to start a group or community feel free to emailed me at didakingston @ yahoo dot com

    Oct 152017

    Hello everyone my name is Dida

    I am a newly surfaced proper I have always known the world was going to go to shit and have always wanted to prepare for it but I never knew prepping was such a thing until I discovered it on TV and then online. Right now I am doing it by myself and slowly because my family doesn’t want anything to do with it they feel it is childish and a waste of money and/or time.

    So what I am looking for is I would like to find like-minded people to mentor me and guide me in this rough world. Eventually I would like to create a community in which we all support each other and thrive and survive in the world to come.

    My skills are as followed

    -I can fish and build a tent and fire from scratch

    – I am good at first aid hopefully learning how to do sutures soon

    – becoming better at identifying plants and using them medically.

    I was in a prepper group a while ago but I had left due to the fact that a lot of the people there we’re putting others down for the lack of knowledge and kind of making them feel stupid. As well as making fun of me because of an illness I have which is cancer so that set me off the deep end and I left without questions asked. I want to find someone or people that don’t judge others for illnesses they have how they look or what they do or don’t know we are all in this together when shit hits the fan and we only to survive and learn together so that’s the kind of people I wish to be around

    If you think you can help me in any way feel free to email me at didakingston @ yahoo dot com hope to talk to you soon


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