We’ve recruited on here in the past and met some great people but it hasn’t worked out for a variety of reasons.
I’m interested in two things:
- Meeting representatives of other functional groups around Colorado. I’d love to setup some semi-regular coffee talks to compare notes and get to know each other. Regardless of what part of the state you’re in, there’s a good chance I could refer people to you, but I have to first know what kind of people you’re looking for. A basic radio network would be useful as well. Coffee is good, networking is almost as good.
- Meeting people interested in joining our group specifically – one that actually works together (shooting, ham radio, hiking…). If you want to learn more about becoming a member of our group, we require a willingness to learn basic security techniques with us, our way (or even better, if you have a lot of experience with this, to TEACH us), basic security equipment, 6 months of food storage, and various other odds-and-ins as we’ve laid them out. Email me at johnhartnj at outlook dot com for more info. If you feel like you have no skills whatsoever, which I’m sure isn’t true, but you can afford your own gear and you honestly want to learn and have fun, we’ll take care of you. We do have some pistol/rifle/physical fitness qualification standards and we’re here to help you pass them… but you also have to want it. The standards aren’t difficult unless you have no experience at all or have extreme physical limitations.
I’m not anti-government, we aren’t a militia, and I have little interest in yet another meeting about bug-out bags. But we do need to take this seriously. We meet regularly and our on-boarding process is fairly lengthy. Our location is south of the greater Denver metro area, off the beaten path; the details are private but we offer some/many advantages to staying in the city. We aren’t a commune, we aren’t selling chunks of our land, and your stuff will forever be your stuff.
My wife tells me that trying to recruit good people from the internet is futile and maybe she’s right. But here I am. You have to want to assimilate into the clan and that means building frith and kinship; without that, there is no group. Best of luck to you all, and I sincerely hope all of you can find a good group to join or have success starting your own. And I hope none of us ever needs to actually use anything relevant to any of this.