Apr 172024

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420.

The main topic is “PERSONAL SURVIVAL STORIES.” Some of our members have survived fires, floods, earthquakes, and other disasters, both natural and man-made, in the USA and abroad. We will hear first hand experiences from fellow members.

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.

Apr 152024

Its no secret that things are getting dicey in the world. Its important to be prepared and not afraid. Some believe they can do it alone, others feel more can be done in a group. Personally I feel the lone wolf is more of a disadvantage, but that’s up to the individual to decide. Its piece of mind in event of some sort of SHTF event. Send an email If you are looking to get involved in an active well established MAG (Mutual Assistance Group), with likeminded law abiding people. We are a group that is made up of  People with all types of skills and backgrounds. From Combat Vets, Mechanics, Nurses, Business owners, Police Officers etc., we all bring something to the table. We are located in Northern and Central Illinois.

   Examples of training we do monthly:

  • Survival/bushcraft
  • Medical
  • Comms
  • Prepping
  • Safe Firearm handling (all done in a safe legal manner, on private property

We are NOT a radical group and have ZERO tolerance for any of the sort. We do not base the group on Race or religion. If you meet our requirements, then you are welcomed.


  • Must be 21 or over, family’s welcome.
  • Must be an IL resident
  • No felonies or Protective orders etc.
  • Must have a valid FOID
  • CCW permit preferred, but not required
  • Must go through a vetting process
  • Must be willing to be active at least once a month
  • Must have some sort of skills you bring to the group.
  • Must have some sort of gear

Send us an email to [email protected] and someone will get back to you right away.