Jan 122023
 

I’ve just added new categories you can post under.

So as well as finding preppers by location, I’m hoping these new categories will help you find preppers by their skill set.

So when you post, you will need to manually select your skill category if you want to take advantage of these changes.

You will also be able to search by skill category.

If I’ve omitted any skills, let me know.

To get the ball rolling, I will add the appropriate skillset cats to recent posts where the poster has posted as having them.

I will add the new categories to this post so you can see all I’ve added so far.

Jul 072022
 

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!

Jul 072022
 

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 of banner ads. These earnings and any donations to the site keep preppergroups.com running.

Need moderator help? If you are having problems, email [email protected] or [email protected] — 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)

This is NOT a singles site. There are other sites for that.
This is NOT a real estate site. If you own a business, don’t spam. You can talk to me about advertising here.
Don’t use the site to argue about religion, politics, race or sexuality. Preppers come from a broad spectrum of society — if you can’t deal with that, move on.

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

A WARNING ABOUT INTERNET PREDATORS

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 on this here.

Jul 072022
 

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.
All 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

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Jul 022022
 

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Feb 042023
 

Hey yall, I’m 23m and currently trying to get set up for the sake of my family. I’m in the Citrus Heights area and looking to link up with anyone else in the area thats willing to work together. To put it frankly, things aren’t going well in this world. And I’m under no illusion that this is going to be pretty when it hits the fan. The quicker we can get rolling, the better so don’t hesitate to reach out if you have a couple questions. You can get ahold of me at [email protected]

Thank you all, stay safe

 

 Posted by at 11:46 am
Feb 032023
 

OK y’all, I’m a Lone Wolf Prepper!

However, that wasn’t my intention down this path.

I know I need to be part of a group, a cog in a Grandfather clock. Lots of moving parts working together in time.

I just can’t seem to meet any like-minded individuals. I know the internet is full of computer commandos, I see them all over YouTube and hear their podcast.

So I’m putting myself out there to the community to see if anyone can help.

First and foremost, I have absolutely nothing to offer any group. I have no vehicle, no home, no money, no savings, no monthly income. I’m not homeless, nor am I a bum.

I work for food and lodging.  I use sites like HelpX, Workaway and WWOOFing to sustain my lifestyle. I am not a freeloader! I work hard each day, I just have nothing to show for it. With that said, every where I work, as soon as I get established I prep. Food storage, water storage, build vegetable gardens and compost bins. I can explain more in depth with someone personally if they are interested.

I know from personal experience that you can’t do everything alone. It’s impossible, we have to sleep sometime.

I’m hoping to find people who need help. Who can’t do it alone. I understand Opsec and trust needs to be earned not given.

I’m a 46yo single male, no kids never married. I’ve been a Ranch Hand in my younger days, I can run a tractor with a front loader, brush hog or pto auger. Fell trees, cut firewood, run a logsplitter, small engine repair, vehicle and equipment maintenance, rustic furniture builder.

I have been a residential remodeler, maintenance man and handyman for the past few years now. Pier n beam foundation, flooring, painting, drywall, carpentry, plumbing, electrical…

I can do a little bit of everything, I’m not the best but I’m not the worst and I’ve never gone hungry with my skills. I’ve always got a roof over my head.

If anyone is interested in an extra hand, who doesn’t drink smoke party or do drugs, who is quiet respectful, clean, tidy, organized, early riser who’s mantra in life is;

“A Man should be able to live and provide by the sweat off his back, the words from his mouth and trusted by his handshake”

I know the future looks grimm and  the faster we can prepare the better off we’ll be.

I’m looking for that forever “home” before things get worse. To put in some “sweat equity” to survive, live and thrive.

I’m not desperate, I’ve got places to go and work to do for the time being.

I’m looking for a “home”. If your wanting a slave or free labor or just a perfectionist hard ass, then pass me by.

Beggars can’t be choosers, but no Bible thumping Christian preppers either. If whatever you believe in makes you a good honest person, then more power to you. Just keep it to yourself though!

I’m sure this is a weird request, but I’ve been reading this site for 6 years now and figured “what the heck” I’ll give it a try.

Good Luck out there fellow Preppers!

Stay Safe!

Feb 022023
 

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding its monthly meeting at Noon, Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St SW, Bandon, OR 97411.

The main topic is “Living Off Grid”. Our guest speaker has lived off grid for decades, sailed his home- made sailboat to Mexico and spent time in Antarctica.

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 depend on receiving outside help.

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

Jan 262023
 

We are a family with some land looking for like-minded Christian people in our area to meet and possibly cooperate with in starting a group. We are a large family with a range of skills but masters of none.  If interested in contacting us use [email protected]

 Posted by at 5:38 pm
Jan 182023
 

Hi all,

Im a 35 yo girl from California and have wanted to leave California for a long time. Didn’t really know there was a resource like this for preppers. I’m not the most tech savvy, but I have off grid living experience, landscaping and gardening skills to offer. Always willing to work and learn new skills. Wanted to be a prepper since I was about 18, but life kinda of took a different turn. Really seems like the clock is ticking now, so let me know if anyone has any interest in someone like minded who values freedom as much as survival joining their group. Thanks.

[email protected]

Jan 132023
 

I am looking to either join with some folks to start a group, or join an existing one. Im less than an hour from birmingham. Wanna find some other peopke that want to pool our knowledge, skills, etc and help each other out to ensure survival. I have a lot of skills I bring to the table.

Jan 102023
 

This is really about why we should let our guard down when it comes to reaching out and contacting other preppers. Mostly we can go about our days by ourselves, doing what we do, but there are those times when you got one of those jobs that’s just over the top, overwhelming, whatcha gonna do then? You have to have people. People that will help you get through it. But also people that you can trust. With your life. More importantly, that you trust with your families lives. Trust like this takes time, but at some point you are going to need some sort of assistance. OpSec is important, even more so with groups, so take it slow, ask your questions and get a feel for the group or its members. Remember that trust goes two ways, give a little, get a little. Build it but don’t take it for granted. You gotta sleep sometime. It’s good to know who’s got your back.

Jan 072023
 

We are a small group in west TN that is looking for new members. If you are concerned with the state of the nation, the financial outlook for the future, or just want to be better prepared for a natural or weather related disaster; and you are willing and able to commit to at least 4 hours per month, we should talk. If you have any skills you could teach, or have a skill you need to learn, we should talk. The future is coming, ready or not, so lets get ready together.

Jan 062023
 

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding its monthly meeting at Noon, Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Sawdust Theatre, 120 N Adams St, Coquille, OR 97423.

The main topic is “Preparing For The Next Power Outage”. Some of us experienced a power outage over the holidays. We will have a round table discussion of what we learned and what we will do to be better prepared for the next outage.

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 depend on receiving outside help.

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

Dec 312022
 

Hey everyone. I’m a 29 year old Prepper located in Central New York. I’m looking for other Preppers in my area or surrounding areas who would be interested in networking, Sharing Ideas, Information, Learning new skills and etc.

I don’t own any land, but I’m honing my skills everyday. I’ve been a full-time prepper for the past 5 years or so, My specialty is Cooking and Gardening, I also have experience in Logistics and Inventory Management.

I can be reached at [email protected]

Dec 272022
 

My family and I are just a little past the “beginner” phase of prepping. Covid pressed our skill set like it did for many people.

20+ years ago I got my FCC GROL License for work and never used it. Fast forward to Christmas 2022. I received a TH-9800D Transceiver. Since I got my license the names and some guidelines have changed. I’ve read through the FCC website and it’s not exactly clear.  Bottom line, what can I do with this radio AND do I need a need a new license to operate this radio as a mobile station?

It’s my understanding that due to the power output and operating range no license is required.

Can someone please validate this for me?

Dec 252022
 

Hello. My name is Beverly. I am an RN with almost 27 years of experience. I have 2 years worth of food. I keep buying more because that is what I do. I am willing to help out but I  do not have the stamina I once had. I am smart. I am a person who has the fortitude to help when needed. I would say that I am most suited to a group who has young people who can do the heavy lifting. I am 62 years old. I am medical ready for most situations. I want to belong to a group who could use my skills and know that I am willing and able to help with anything that is asked. I live in the Broken Arrow area and would just like to know there is somewhere that would want my skills and respect that I would do what I could but it would not be like someone in thier prime.

Thank you for considering,

Beverly

Dec 072022
 

Finally found a place on earth where I’m truly happy to live. Looking for others who also love it here and are realistic about how to maintain a peaceful, free way of life and protect it against those who keep wanting to “fix” what ain’t broken.

This nation was built by strong, freedom loving, independent men and women. I grew up knowing how to be one of them and I’m not about to let anyone change me now.

So where are the rest of you? I’ve come home and would love to get to know you. I have sooo many survival skills to share and many more to learn.

 Posted by at 6:23 pm
Dec 022022
 

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at 9 AM on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at the North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave #3495, North Bend, OR 97459. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE.

The main topic is “Preparing for Winter and the New Year”. Winter is coming and so is 2023. There is so much to do and so many changes that we will have to deal with. Let’s put our heads together so we can figure out what all we need to do.

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 depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.

Nov 242022
 

Hello,

I live and work in Orange County, CA and am looking for a friendly prepper group to learn and grow with. I would pefer to be as private about my information as possible on here, but these are my main prepper interests/hobbies:

•Healthy and/or allergen friendly bulk food storage/prep — baking and cooking as well.

•Water storage and distillation.

•Holistic Health(medicinal herbs, roots, etc).

•Gardening, sprouting, and hopefully soon growing microgreens.

Personality: Very quiet and conservative, but I like to learn and build. I also do not want to be around any sort of roudy alcohol, drug, or party-centric social environment.

Thankyou

Oct 302022
 

Hello, I am in my early 30’s and have a wife and young daughter. I was in the Marine Corps for a decade and posses various tactical, survival and defense skills in addition to supplies/weapons/gear. I am looking for a local group either in Monroe, NC or nearby that I can connect with to share knowledge, information and resources. Additionally, would like to find families/groups with land somewhat off the grid that wouldnt mind adding 3 people to their roster if it came to it. No issue with helping where needed or earning my keep.

Oct 272022
 

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding its monthly meeting at Noon, Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 87616 18th Street SE, Bandon, OR 97411. Bring a chair.

The main topic is “Preparing for the Election Outcomes”. No matter who wins, we need to prepare for shortages, inflation, grid problems, crime, and more restrictions. We will discuss strategies and tactics.

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 depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.

Oct 132022
 

Greetings:

Our chapter of Church Militant Resistance (a national organization) is looking for a local speaker to present a basic 101 talk on prepping for novices.  The speaker would have about an hour…(I know, not nearly enough time for a meaningful discussion on any given topic) and have access to audio-visual equip for use.  The idea, is to just introduce the topic of prepping to this audience, we their appetite.  The date would be December 10th from 1030am-noon and be held at the West Tampa Public Library’s, Garcia conference room.  That it is being held in a public building means we have to allow non-chapter members to attend…if any show-up, but that is ok with us.

Let me know if anyone out  is interested in this endeavor and what your presentation would consist of.

Thank you in advance for any & all feedback.

Ed in Tampa