Mar 292018
 

Revised—

WHO WE ARE-

We are a family of four.  I am 37 yr old male, my wife is 36 and we have two sons 14 / 7.  I own a construction company in Maine and will be semi retiring within the next year, maybe two if I can stand it.  I am very skilled at many jack of all trades things.  I know that doesn’t put me at the top of most lists of skill sets needed so I will list some of what I have done.

Rebuild 1970 backhoe / Build my high end custom off grid house / built my barn, mini barn, shelter, septic, 1,000ft driveway, clearing for house / Spent last 10 years living completely off grid with solar (I am poor in the electrical skills department) / Built my construction company from scratch to be able to retire by age 38 / I train with my firearms and tac gear, currently hiring pro trainer for private lessons.

While this is not a list of my skills, it is a list of things I have accomplished with skills I have and have acquired.  My main focus now on skill building is with tactical firearms training which I am doing every month and on the side at my personal range.  I am also use to extremely high stress environments due to doing construction for 15 years.  My wife has pioneer skills like making bone broth on our wood stove and sewing, natural medicine, soap making, excellent garden skills, and is great at animal husbandry.  She does everything for vet work with our goats including giving them shots, and giving birth to their kids.  We raise goats, rabbits, and chickens. All by her initiative and I essentially am her farm hand.  My two sons are home schooled.  (by my wife) They are typical children.  Though they do help us daily with chores and are not completely ruined by the school system.

We live in Maine.  You could learn a bit about me by looking up some of my Maine posts.  (Maine retreat post deleted.) We currently have a retreat.  Probably one of the better locations as we are a mile down a dirt road off grid surrounded by 3,000 acres.  We have lived here for 10 years and built the place from scratch.  I am strongly considering a move to WV.  My reasoning behind this is due to a few different things.  I don’t really like the idea of harsh winters for a SHTF situation.  It is not good for long term survival and patrol defense.  Also we have a poor water issue here at my retreat.  Another reason why I would leave is because I struggle with winter blues and would like to find somewhere that has more of a mild winter with temps in the 40’s and 50’s like I see in WV.  Also I have sought and sought to build a dedicated group here and no one has had any interest in joining.  So I am at the point where in approx 1 year I will be able to financially uproot.  I post this now at this time because it would be good to build a relationship with a new group now and strongly work towards this as I assume that this is going to take some time.  Not that I am trying to drag this out.

Our preps are complete for the most part to a high standard.  Our list of supplies would far exceed 90% of most.  The best way that I can say this is that we are 1 family and have essentially prepared for a small group due to no one joining us I have laid up for my neighbors without them knowing as I just did not have another solution.  If you seem like a good fit for us I will gladly share more info on this sensitive topic, but just know that our preps will exceed your expectations.   We even have an “ace card” that would help to financially take care of us and a whole group for lifes basic needs in the event of a collapsed economy as long as there is still some kind of commerce and shipping even if the cost of everything is inflated by a dollar collapse.  No mooch’s please we are not rich. Just have an investment that is not subject to dollar or stock crash.

We are christians.  I have been a believer in Jesus for 19 years.  I have a mixed doctrinal back ground, but am very solid and not full of wacky teachings.  My wife has been a christian for 14 years.  We would like to find more fellowship where we move as the church here is pretty much just an in and out non participant entertainment atmosphere.  I can get along with brothers from most denominational back grounds as long as their beliefs are not cultic or new age like.  If there is something that we don’t agree on I am humble and still able to get along as long as it is not related to salvation or who Jesus is which I have conservative / early christian roots regarding.  I do love to converse about many different biblical topics though.

Although I am not fond of the current state of our country, (quite embarrassed actually) I am a patriot and believe in the constitution of the united states.

Our health overall is good.  I could use some jogging, although I am physically fit from doing farm work and construction work for years.  I am not over weight.  Essentially can not put on weight as I could use to gain a few pounds in the Maine winters.  My sons are typical healthy children.  My wife overall is not unhealthy, but she does have limes. (from a tick bite) She has been doing some super cleansing and major dietary work with some natural health physicians to flush out the lime.  In less than 4 months it has been working showing night and day improvement.  So all and all this is not an issue.  Just want to be upfront about it.

WHAT WE SEEK-

We seek a well established small/medium sized group.  We would really prefer the people of this group to have christian background and beliefs and good moral ethics.  I am hoping that in the group some of the skill sets would be some military and leo and medic skills.  The groups retreat should have extremely ideal defensive location well away from big cities.  I would not want to be taking a step back in the quality of what we have for a location at my current home. Group must have 1-3 years supplies for all members and be getting together on a regular basis to train.  Must be in a similar position of your preps as I am or we would not be a good fit.  I am not supplying a group although I am not selfish either and realize that we all come together on this and form a group with some who have strengths in other areas.  Not a group with just an informal bug out plan of a few families with no organization or forward moving goals.   Ideally the members of this group would be close in friendship and like a small family.  I am only interested in groups where every member is like minded and active in some way within the group.  I am not interested in groups that just invite anyone.  I would hope that you would be very careful in your selection of people to join as this is not a free for all type of thing that anyone even reading on this forum should be like even though I see some of that here.  I realize how hard it is to find people who are trust worthy and also have skills and motivation/ability to prep.   It would be preferred if there were some kind of pre-established bylaws for times of peace and post shtf.  Also we would be of the mindset that it would be necessary to store the majority of our preps at the retreat as moving them after an EMP event would not be desirable if possible.  Being from the other side of the fence when it comes to owning a retreat we see the necessity of these things and even though we don’t have them established here it is something we desire and see would only help for smooth operation.  All of what belongs to us will be labeled so that it is easy to identify in the event of a future move although that is not what I am interested in.   I want to do this right and don’t have time for a mistake here.  We do not want anyone who is affiliated with any racist, cult, or anti government type groups.  Also even though I would like it if there is military / leo skills within the group I am not looking for a militia type group, though I do think it is extremely important that we train as a group for patrol/security. I think that it is extremely important that there is a multi leadership and not a single commanding king withing the group.  Although I do realize that in many cases executive decisions will need to be made.  Jonathan Hollerman’s books talk a lot about this.

WHAT WE BRING-

(Actually SOME of what we bring, as I would never list it all on here.  I only write this so that you can make a judgement to the level of our preps.  The things that I write should let you know where we are at.)

Two EMP proof vehicles diesel and gas. Foot powered grain thresher. Deep well hand pump. Shallow well pump.  5 dakota alerts. 1,000 jars with ten x times that in lids.  Diesel generator.  Diesel fuel trailer.  Retreat size supply of medical items.  Retreat size supply of many other things I feel I should probably not mention here, I am speaking about the core essentials.  We also have 15 goats and half a dozen meat rabbits we would want to bring. At least some of the goats.  Storage for all of these items could be an issue.  Some of it can go in a conex box and some would need to have stabilized temps. We would also bring my skid steer and all of the attachments- in new condition.  And could bring my old backhoe if there wasn’t a machine to dig on site. And the list goes on.

MY PLAN-

My plan is to continue to do what I am doing and prep where I am.  I am going to continue to run my company in order to bring in enough cash flow to buy a house and make the expensive move and also to have enough to start another business when I get to a new location.  By the time that I move I will not have to work, but I think it would be irresponsible and lazy being only 38 or 39 to completely retire.  I will try to make a business that would benefit our preps in some way.

Let me know if we seem like a good fit and we can consider the same and if all works out we can begin to entertain the possibility of making a move in the upcoming year.

PM me and leave an email on the private message. I will then email you from my email.

ADDENDUM-

At this time we have not joined a group and would also be interested in single families.  We are currently seeking to buy a large piece of property this summer in Southern WV to begin to build our retreat location.  So if you are interested in starting something small with us from the ground up then please contact me and if it is a good fit for both of us then perhaps we can move forward.

 

Mar 262018
 

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we will survive a disaster of great magnitude. We are planning on buying land/home in West Virginia in the next several years with emphasis on retiring and homesteading. I want a group to affiliate with but want to live independently. Does this site support such goals? I of course want to affiliate so that if needed we will all join to support, protect, house, and enable a safe comfortable existence. I am very family focused and of course anticipate my family to join us in case of any situation warranting refuge.

Mar 242018
 

I’m not a part of a group but I’ve been prepping for a long time. I have a remote 23 acre farm located in SE Idaho with gravity fed spring and gravity irrigation, orchard, chickens, large garden area, alt. power, etc. Home and farm will easily accommodate 20+ people but I am interested in finding only a few families with like minded ideas yet different skill sets.

I live in Salt Lake City area, 2.5 hour drive from my farm. I’m looking for individuals or families with the following skill sets. HAM radio, tactical/military experience, diesel mechanic skills, farming, medical skills, etc. My goal is to create a small group that can learn from each other and prep the farm a weekend a month for any type of emergency. No freeloaders. Looking for independent people who live normal lives but are serious about having a prepared bug-out location. Reach out to me if you’ve been looking for the perfect location to safely evacuate your family to when things go bad. vitamintracy at yahoo dot com

 

Mar 182018
 

Hello fellow preppers! I’m currently looking for local preppers who would be interested in building our own self sustaining green community in northern Az.

Mar 182018
 

Seeking to form—Small Christ centered conservative preparedness group of like minded individuals / families.

We are seeking only 3-5 couples or families to join together ahead of time to prepare a small group and land before a collapse.  

The type of people / families that we would like to find can be from anywhere in the USA and be willing to move in the next year to begin to build the retreat.  All must be firm Christians with a solid scriptural foundation and like minded to some degree. As families begin to join one another then bylaws will be created with all adults working together to form a Christ centered and constitutional view.  In other words we are all equals in this. Very specific requirements for supplies of food, gear, seeds, and essentials will be made. A higher goal than most of 3-5 years of the above would be on my list for all to obtain. 1 year as an initial in order to be considered.  Must be living a life free of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and {sin to the best of your ability}. My goal here is not to be a lord / ruler, but to be a band of brothers helping each other and being more of a small tight knit family. All must be able to work together and not be the types that try to control and make everyone do what they see best.  That may even be of utmost importance for success in this.

Currently we are shopping for 100+ acres of land in some strategic locations with the following characteristics- Mountainous or hill country area that is defensive.  Region with mild winters. Land that is good for farming with surrounding population of people that farm.  As low as possible of a population with no large cities anywhere nearby and away from smaller cities. Must have good quality year round water source on site. Away from major roads. Ect. With that said we do have some areas in mind but are also willing to work with others if they want to help with choosing the area with all that goes into such a strategy.  When it comes to buying the land this could be done in different ways and it is something that we can work out. We are buying land anyways regardless if we find someone here unlike some who are looking for others to fund their mission of buying land or building a bunker ect.  Most important skills for a collapse would be farming, defense / real military operator skills that only 10% of those in the military have, and emergency medical care (not your typical family doc stuff).  Other important skills but lesser on the list would be JOAT’s, carpentry, electrical, communications, mechanical, and macgyver types who can rig anything from a pile of junk.
If what I have said here fits who you are and makes you want to know more please PM me.

Mar 152018
 

Spring has sprung in the southeast Missouri Ozarks!   If you have been considering relocating then now is the time.

We want to build a small village here, on this 40 acres.   You can lease property here to build on.   To get to the meat of the matter………..

You —-

• Are preparing not out of fear, but from a determination created by knowledge.

• Want to live in a geographically stable area where winters are not extreme.

• Want to live off the beaten path where your place can’t be seen from any county road.

• Want to build your own sustainable house, and lifestyle.

• Want to live a permaculture lifestyle where as much as possible is used, repurposed, and recycled, with creating as much symbiotic relationships between animals and plants as possible.

• Want to live around others with similar interests where you can talk about a preparing lifestyle freely.

• Are already preparing the best you can.

• Have skills which not only benefit you and yours but others.

• Have your own camper to live in while building.

• Are financially stable enough to live in the boonies where jobs are scarce, but that doesn’t matter because you want to spend your time building a self-sustaining life.

No-No’s —– Anger Issues, Alcoholic, Drugs without a prescription, Sticky Fingers, Entitlement Issues, Lieing, Mooching, Control Issues, Cowards.

Must Have’s —– At Least Some Skill Set(s) Related to…. Animal Husbandry, Carpentry, Construction, Defense, Electricity, Gardening, Hunting, Mechanics, Medicine, Water Management.

There Will Be —–

• A 1 Acre Builder’s Lot to build and live on, to be leased for $200 per month, as long as there is a centralized currency system.    Then after SHTF there is no lease fee.

• No outside electricity allowed in.   You must provide your own generator for building to use power tools.   All houses will be built as off-grid. Solar is OK.

• Only rocket mass stoves are allowed for heating.   No regular wood heating stoves as they use four times the wood of rocket mass heaters.   Regular wood heating stoves would use too much of our resources.   Wood cook stoves and rocket cook stoves OK.

• An alternative septic system, self-built on your acre.    An alternative is a self-built, home-sized biogas plant.

If interested send an email to:

bk763 (at) yahoo (dot) com

 

 

Mar 072018
 

Prepper Neighbors selling their country home, with well water, acreage, pond, lake.  Several options starting at $50k.

GPS Location 31.994392, -95.230777

3200 TX-135

Mar 032018
 

I am forming a brand new community in Southern Missouri in the beautiful Ozarks. There is plenty of timber, water, and shelter that can be made.

This is an ideal location for a pole shift, the big bad earthquake, etc. This is because its west of West Plains but far enough away from the big city of Springfield, MO. Plenty of security and privacy.

I am looking for partners to join with me in this adventure. These partners will be the founders and decision makers for this community. I am looking between five to ten people only including myself. There will be a buy in with a trial period.

If you already have the equipment and the transportation you can already bring to the table, then you can immediately be a partner after you are vetted. Everything you have would become community property. That would be a huge jump start getting the community another step off the ground.

That is a personal decision. But, to me if you have invested hard work and paid your dues for it, then you should not have to pay for the land or buy in. Become an instant owner and a decision maker for this amazing opportunity. If not, of course keep what is yours!

Others that join the community after five years in the community, can have a buy in. Those new members can explore the community and contribute to get a feel it is for them. They will just pay a monthly or a yearly fee.
I already have permission from the owner to build this community with no issues.

It will be limited resource for electric, water, cell phone, & internet for now. I want to be off grid. If you cannot do without & need all the modern conveniences this opportunity is not for you currently..

We will have military experience, experienced preppers, teachers how to cook, garden, construction, basic survival skills, basic medical care. I want people to have a skill set. You need to be able to protect the community. Not be passive if help is needed! This is a very important rule!

Once our community is established with basics, we will working on a goal to have underground survival. We will be working on it in steps or phases.

We all will be a new family of survivalists /preppers. We have to rely and trust each other. There will very strict rules in place and bylaws.  There will be extensive backgrounds checks that will be done. There will be random drug tests. No tobacco or or drugs will be allowed!!

We will be able to work, contribute, & create products that we can sell to keep the community going.
It is not for families for now.

I have a lot of amazing ideas & designs that I need help with from paper to the finished product!