Looking to meet others in north mi to network with. Former LE, business side of healthcare. I teach emergency preparedness classes.

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!

Sep 192017

Hey all
I will be facilitating a preparedness meet up for 5 consecutive Wednesdays starting Sept 27, 2017 thru Oct 25, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at Rogers City Library 131 E. ERIE ST, ROGERS CITY, MI
mtg held in the Constance Jordan room.
We will cover all aspects of emergency preparedness. Interested in teaching a segment…message me…we are always looking for speakers. Family friendly event, snacks provided…taste test various freeze dried food. FREE class…free will donations accepted.
Bring a friend!

Oct 202016

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Hey All
I posted a notice a few weeks ago stating the Prep Meet Up at Mt Hope Church, 3417 E Grand River, Williamston MI will be Sat, Oct 15th. We had to change the date.
No Meeting on the 15th!

New Meet Up date is Sat, Oct 22nd. from 11am to 2pm at the church. This is last meet up of the year at the church. Agenda is same as what I previously posted. We will cover How to protect yourself against bio or nuclear fall out. How to protect your health. We share gardening and canning tips. We have ex military and police that share their expertise on a variety of subjects. Come on out and meet others. Family friendly event. Free lunch! Free meeting!! See you there!


Hey All
The prep mtg scheduled for this Sat, Oct 22, 2016 at Mt Hope Church in Williamston, MI is CANCELLED!!!! Due to recent health issues,unable to facilitate mtg at this time. Hopefully we can get another one scheduled before end of year.
Keep moving forward in your preparedness goals!!!


Jul 202016

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Hey All
Just a reminder that our monthly Prep meeting is coming up on Saturday, July 30 from 11 am to approx. 2 pm ….

Mt Hope Church, 3417 E Grand River, Williamston. Church located between Williamston and Webberville. Cross Road is Dietz Road.

We will get to taste test food from
This food is very tasty, low sodium, gluten free…you will be surprised how good it is. We will also have fresh salad from the garden!

Anyone who has any prep related items they sell are welcome to set up a display table at the meeting….We usually have a Norwex Rep, Young Living essential oils rep, Thrive Life foods rep and Juice plus/tower garden rep….so anyone else that has something, then get to the meeting a little early to set up your table display. Church provides tables.

I had sent a previous email stating Teri from would be here to demo product and sell product. I was trying to drum up pre orders to save shipping charges for everyone, but only one person responded regarding ordering. She will not be able to come to this meeting, but I am hoping we can host her in the future. Check out her website though….

I have had several new people contact me for meeting info thru the websites I advertise on and people I met at the preparedness show in Mason a few weeks ago. So we are expecting at least 6 new people to be here. For you “regulars” Please come out and support the group and be a help to the new ones.
We WILL NOT have an Aug prep meeting at the church. Summer is crazy busy for everyone and people are getting ready for back to school, harvesting garden goodies and vacations….So I will just do a potluck at my house after church on Sunday, Aug 28…We can have a time of fellowship and informal discussion on whatever prep topics you want. Another email will be sent in Aug about this.
Agenda for meeting…..
Still putting together some of it, but so far we have the following….
Open in prayer/devotion
**Remember that Sept 30 is when U.S. cedes control of internet. If you find an article online that is helpful to you and you want to keep it, then get it printed off before then and saved in your notebook.
**Do your water storage….you need water to cook with, digest your food with, bathe with, clean with. Water trumps food. Do your water storage!
**Consider shutting off your utilities for a weekend to find the holes in your preps…figure out what else you need to make life more comfortable in grid down situation. Better to do this now in a controlled way with less stress than to have to figure it out unexpectedly.
Kaz from is planning to come to share about his business. He was as the Mason Preparedness show. He will go over some Bushcraft training with us and tell about his upcoming events.
Shawn will go over EDC (Everyday Carry) items you should have on you at all times…this is just not for guys….we have a list for the ladies too. He is also into building airsoft guns and AR’s….He does product testing and reviews on gun parts and has a lot of knowledge to share on that subject and will be available to talk to during lunch break and after class if you have questions for him.
Rose will have the tower garden on display and will explain how you can have fresh fruits n veggies to eat or juice in as little as 6 weeks, also the year round benefit of an indoor garden and explain how to use off grid. She did a presentation before at a meeting, but we didn’t have many in attendance at that one. I think this is an item everyone needs to consider for their preps due to the diversity and benefits of it, therefore I am asking her to come and show this at each meeting.
Reilly, a student a Rhema Bible College has recently returned from Uganda, Africa. I asked her to share her living condition experience there. Since this is a third world nation, we can learn off grid living skills. She is a high energy, excellent speaker!
Trish, our RN usually presents First Aid/Medical info, but not sure if she will be able to join us at this meeting. If she is here, she is available to talk to about medical issues.
All of our speakers are well prepared! Your time is not wasted here. Come and learn and come and share. Make new friends and fellowship with old ones.

After the meeting….
We will have a BARTER / SWAP N SHOP….
Bring any prep/survivalist item you no longer want to trade for something else or to sell. It can be camp gear, fish gear, backpacks, tents, ammo, bow n arrows, medical stuff, books, food, knives, etc….This is great place to practice your barter skills! If you have larger items like fishing boat, atv’s, snowmobiles, campers etc… I can send out a group email advertising your item if you want. Just make sure you provide as much detail as you can along with your contact info and price for item.
Lets get as many people as we can to this meeting….forward on to ones on your email list or feel free to post on your facebook or other social media outlets.

Jun 252016

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Hey Prepper world
Come check out the Prepper expo, energy fair, and outdoorsman fair on Sat, June 25, 2016 at the Ingham County Fairgrounds on Ash Street in Mason, MI. Time is 9 to 5. Free admit, Free parking, Free classes thru out the day. Family friendly event. there are some unique vendors here…you won’t be disappointed!
Come say Hi to me at the Juice Plus / Tower Garden Booth!

The next prep meeting at Mt Hope church in Williamston, MI is Sat, July 30, 2016 from 11 to 2. I will be posting mtg agenda soon in another post!

May 192016

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Hey Prepper World
We will not hold a formal prep mtg in May at Mt Hope church in Williamston.
We are doing a meeting at a members house instead this month…only open to people that have already attended a meeting with us.
For June there is also no formal mtg at the church. On Sat June 4th we will host a concealed weapons permit class from 9-5. Cost is $100. Must RSVP by May 25 to attend.
On Sat, June 25 we will all meet up at the Ingham County Fairgrounds 700 E Ash St in Mason to attend the Great Lakes Preparedness expo. Meet there around 11, We plan to go out to lunch afterwards for a time of fellowship and discussion. All are welcome to join us there.
Our next meeting at Mt Hope church, 3417 E Grand River, Williamston, MI will be Sat, July 30, 2016 at 11 AM. I will post meeting agenda in future after I have confirmed the speakers for that meeting.
Thanks to all who are coming out and supporting the meetings! We are having a great time getting to know everyone and learning from each other!

Apr 192016

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Come visit the Vendor/Craft Show at Mt. Hope Church, 3417 E. Grand River, Williamston, MI
on Sat, April 23, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There will be several “PREPPER” Vendors there…Norwex Rep, Vitamin Rep, and I sell Thrive Life Freeze Dried Foods. Free Samples N Snacks! I will also be promoting our preparedness group that meets here once a month. Come out and visit me and lets talk Preps…

Don’t forget about the preparedness meeting on Sat, April 30 at 11AM, same place….See my previous post for more info about that meeting.

Apr 102016

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HI Prepper World,
Our next prep meeting is Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Mt. Hope Church, 3417 E Grand River, Williamston, MI. Church located between Williamston and Webberville. Start at 11 AM to 2PM. Lunch is provided…We always have some kind of prepper food…taste test various freeze dried foods, home canned foods, fresh garden foods etc…FREE meeting. Family Friendly! All are welcome!
Here’s the line up for this meeting….
Open in prayer and I share a scripture verse on what Bible says about being prepared. This is a 5 to 10 min discussion. If you aren’t a church goer…don’t worry about it. We have others that attend here that don’t go to church. It’s not like a church service…only 5 or 10 min. Then we get on with the line up…
We have a former mil guy that will go over knives…how to pick right knife for your b.o.b. How to sharpen knife, differences between knives.
We have an RN that will share medical info…This class will focus on How to wrap sprains and broken limbs properly and differences between the rubbing alcohols and their uses.
We have a rep that will demonstrate how the rolling garden container works and its benefits. We have several in group that share gardening tips.
We have a maple tree farmer in the group that will explain process for making maple syrup. We have a guy that will do product reviews on gun parts. This class will focus on a particular scope. We are in process of organizing a ccw class, should be able to announce date for May class at mtg. We will discuss home canning and food storage as well. There is always other discussion that goes on about various topics. This is great place to connect with other like minded preppers. Please RSVP by responding to this message or private message thru here. We just want to make sure we have enough hand outs and food for everyone! Thanks….Thrive On!

After the meeting we will have a prepper swap n shop. Bring any prep related item you no longer want to swap for something else or to sale. Camp gear, Fish gear, survival or cook books, ammo, gun parts, backpacks, food, medical supplies etc…
Great place to practice your bartering skills!

Feb 232016

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Hey Prepper World,
Our next meeting is Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11 AM to approx 2 PM at Mt. Hope Church, 3417 E. Grand River, Williamston, MI. Suburbs of East Lansing area. Church located between Williamston and Webberville. Light Lunch provided. All are welcome. Free to participate. We will host an essential oils consultant that will explain the benefits and various uses. We will discuss what to pack in a bug out bag and actually pack one in the class. We will give various reasons why you and each person in your family needs a b.o.b. packed and ready to go. Our nurse will go over various medical training and also teach on square foot gardening. After the class we will have a field trip over to a maple tree “farm” and learn how maple syrup is extracted and made. One of our members will give us a tour of the farm and explain the process. We had 16 people at our feb mtg…thanks to all who came out. We are always looking for people to teach on various preparedness/survival topics. Come out and join the fun. We do not have a doom and gloom outlook on the times we are living in….rather a survive and thrive mentality. Remember…YOU are here at this point in time for a reason and a purpose…YOU GET TO watch history being made and be a part of an exciting time in history…so come on out and get on with it.

Feb 062016

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We just started a monthly meet up to discuss a preparedness related lifestyle…to share skill sets…build relationships with like minded people…be able to help the community in a crisis etc…
Had our first mtg in Jan with 14 in attendance. We have a structured mtg with pre planned topics to cover…food storage, first aid, herbal meds, situational awareness, hardening your home, gardening tips, self defense, frugal living etc…
All our welcome, but please keep in mind that we are meeting at a church, most are church attendees, therefore we do acknowledge God and what the Bible says about preparing for hard times etc…If you are aetheist or whatever, we don’t care, Just don’t try and debate our beliefs. They aren’t up for debate. Just come and learn.
Next meeting is Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 11 am to 2 pm…light lunch is provided.
Please rsvp ahead by contacting me thru here.
This meeting will feature a THRIVE consultant explaining benefits of freeze dried foods and we will taste test this brand for our lunch. You may order product there too. We will also cover benefits of storing salt for curing meat, canning etc…
We have an RN that will cover first aid and herb info. Gardening tips will be shared and there will be a demo from a Norwex consultant on cleaning products.
Join us at MT HOPE CHURCH, 3417 E. Grand River, Williamston, MI
church is between Williamston and Webberville…suburbs of Lansing.