Jan 292017
 

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Hello, I have recently begun prepping just in case. I personally believe in addition to being prepared yourself it’s important to be apart of a community. I’ve been contemplating purchasing some farm and hunting land in Arizona as it’s cheap (I’ve seen as low as $500/acre). As I’ve been looking it occurred to me it might be worth seeing if there are others looking to do the same, or have done it already. I’d love advice on good locations and I’d love to get some land near other like minded people so we can have a community if things get bad. I’m also open to building out a smallish community (3-4 homes) on a large plot of land and set it up for off-the grid living. Would be a place to prep and practice farming and the like as well as nice retreat from the city (well as long as we have them anyways 🙂 ).

Jan 282017
 

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A few friends and I have started looking for a change, mainly because we have gotten older and we don’t want to be a bunch of old fart preppers.
My other half and I have been looking for aplace that is adding people (couples) in and we wanted to stay in Minnesota but things have gotten to exspensive for us here to buy and with being divorced I can’t get any credit mostly because I always paid cash.
We have found wooded land in eastern Minnesota and I’m looking for another couple or two to split with payments and setup their own off-grid small house and a few animals like goats and chickens, a small garden and maybe a commun kitchen.
This my thoughts I am hoping to work with true to their own life people on this.

Jan 282017
 

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hello everyone, im new to the site…..i currently have land in east tn that we are working to make a prepper community or bug out location….if anyone is honest and trustworthy and looking to get involved in a community send me a message

Jan 262017
 

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Folks I am an aging writer and retired law enforcement professional.
I have twenty+ acres in an ideal location for a family or group to establish themselves and await the lean times. I don’t declare the imminent apocalypse, it is certainly one of the possible outcomes of a very uncertain future.
I presume most of you have reached the conclusion that total isolation holds too much danger of total destruction and that an enclave of many without access to other wise unavailable services is also unworkable. I thought those through and decided on a place with long distances to even small communities with the exception of a very small population of people with interests that will mesh those of other locals when it falls apart. ( I dislike the acronym SHTF.)
I located my home after retirement in a community of less than 400 people with the closest community of several thousand 48 miles away by a paved road and in the other direction that larger small city of several thousand is 58 miles from my corner post.
Neither town is likely to generate nomads in my direction since there are larger cities closer to either of those distant towns.
Any other roads are through National Forest service roads and terminate in easily controlled intersections. The whole little town is thus, through isolation, a bunker.
The property is presently fit for living as it contains a 2006 manufactured double wide home 27 X 44 with two baths-one master, and three bedrooms, septic (1500 gallon),and outbuildings of nominal size (one grouted and filled with reinforced rebar and high strength concrete.
I have the plans for other agricultural buildings (barn etc.) that are permitted for building by the county as long as they are agricultural in nature.
There is a plot plan for sunken green houses as the cold is unpredictable and the sunken green house allows early starts. The plans also call for a six foot depth with an elevated back wall of ten feet, covered by thicker than normal Mylar over Styrofoam insulation fronted by large diameter plastic pipe that will terminate underground to collect hot water the green houses will be covered by plastic sheeting that will need to be replaced every three to five years.
The green houses are to be located along the 1900 feet of southern exposure.
Small animal housing to be located North of the greenhouses and all southern facing roof tops to be optimized for placement of solar panels. I sit on a ridge just above a river bottom and a windmill can easily be raised above the surrounding tree line in all directions. ( The small low range gen sets like those used by boaters to keep batteries are not worth the money spent to acquire them.).
I am told by one of the workers of the contractor to dig the foundations for first, the foundation for a primary dorm and kitchen with hidden access. ( guess where?) More later contact me at Crazyhorse, PO BOX 132 BLY OR 97622
There are several similar parcels I can option if wanted.

Jan 262017
 

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Before I discuss what we will be doing I wanted to talk a little about us. We are a group of preppers who are centered around learning skills for self reliance. We meet at least once a month around the Indianapolis area on the first Saturday of the month. While this is the first time I am posted here, we have been meeting once a month for over a year (closing in on two now). We have an active base crowd close to ten people.

This event will be on 2/4/2017

There will be hands on practice preserving food at this event, so it will be helpful if everyone brings a chop block and a vegetable knife.

  • We will process raw vegetables with a food dryer, dehydrating.
  • Pickle vegetables in a hot water bath, bath canning.
  • Pressure canning hamburger, potatoes and green beans.
  • Also we can vacuum seal some dry products in buckets
  • Also bring any pressure canners or cookware you want to ask questions about. We won’t be using your cookware just discussing the merits and dangers of the different types.

We all garden and preserve food to support our desire to eat well. So if you have something you make and want to share please do.

As usual this event will start at 1 PM and I will be there until 4 PM, but you can come and go as you please. The event takes place at a private residence, so staying later will be up to the owners. The last hour will be for general preparedness questions.

If you are interested in going please RSVP with me at the following email address.

[email protected]

 

Thanks,

Joe

Jan 232017
 

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I am a teacher looking for a prepper group outside of Houston – outside of Dallas, San Antonio, or Austin (and I’m open to other areas if the right fit). I’ve been seriously considering living permanently in an RV to save money and have a bug-out vehicle. I was raised on a farm and looking to live that simple, joyful life again. I’ve been studying the Bible, watched many documentaries, and read a lot of independent news – all pointing to end times very near, such as an economic collapse and/or major catastrophes. Recently, one quote from Jesus that got my attention is, “Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.” (Rev 16:15)

I interpret that to mean that those of us who are watching for Jesus to come back will see the signs and prepare, thus preventing the unnecessary suffering that comes with not preparing. I think of the danger of being in the cities, FEMA, coastline disasters, flooding in low elevation, being without shelter, clothing, and food if forced to evacuate unexpectedly. So many people tell me not to listen the doom and gloom, to be more optimistic, that I’m creating insecurity this way, that I should buy real estate and make money instead of buying an RV and being a nomad, that we’re going to die anyway, blah blah… I am looking for like-minded people with strong minds, level-headed people, Christians, who will be an extended family to me and my daughter. Please let me know if you’re interested in discussing further, or if you have any advice or thoughts on what I’ve shared, please reply. Thank you.

Warm regards,
Kim