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!

Sep 082017
 

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Mingus Park, 1100-1298 W Park Roadway, Coos Bay, OR 97420.

The main topic is “Too Close For Comfort”. Some members of SWOP have been affected by the wildfires. We will be discussing preparedness, survival and recovery. Be prepared to take notes.

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 to depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern
Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com
SWOP banner

Jul 252017
 

​The City of Reedsport & the Douglas County Coast CERT Team are proud to present the upcoming:

Disaster Preparedness Fair
August 1st, 2017
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Lions Park, Reedsport
cost: FREE

exhibits, raffles, water filtration, bug out bags, essential oils, Red Cross safety, tsunami safety, pet preparedness, HAM radio, home hazard hunt, Cascadia Subduction Zone – what is it?

Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com

Apr 242017
 

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 on the southside of Indianapolis area on the first Saturday of the month. We have been meeting once a month for over two years. We have an active base crowd close to ten people.

This event will take place on 5/6/2017

Join us and learn how to garden in a mulch garden. Bring seeds if you wish to trade seeds you do not want or won’t have a chance to grow.

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.

jrmount [at] bsugmail [dot] net

Thanks,
Joe

Apr 202017
 

​Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Seven Fires Foundation, 89001 Hwy 42 South, Bandon, OR 97411 just 1.8 miles east of Bandon on 42S.

The main topic is “Are You Better Prepared?”. SWOP will celebrate its 5 year anniversary next month. It is time to take inventory and determine if we are better prepared than we were 5 years ago. We will review the areas of preparedness and see how we stack up. We will also make plans to be even better prepared in the future.
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 to depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.

Apr 192017
 

Sept 9, 2017, 1911Tooley Road, Howell [next to the county airport] the Family Emergency Readiness EXPO…16 speakers in two classrooms from 9:30am to 3:30pm [all free]  free parking, free literature, free tours of fire trucks, ambulances, a jet, a helicopter, a tactical vehicle, a SWAT command vehicle, police vehicles.  Face painting and coloring books for kids. Food vendor  and in the vendor showcase all the products and services to cope, survive and prevail over disasters at reasonable prices.  visit readylivingston.com

Mar 292017
 

Hello from 3rd Millennium Survival, to all survivalist, bushcrafters and preppers, primitive campout, at George Rogers Clark Park, near Dayton Ohio, April 7-8-9th, 2017

primitive camping, tents, tarps and hammocks, one common fire ring for all cooking needs

Steve Southard 937-604-6028

this events post has all of the details https://www.facebook.com/events/1882269998676276/?ti=icl

Sep 192016
 

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THIS IS NOT A PREPPER CONVENTION!!!  Please  ONLY make contact if you are interested in attending a gathering on the water of Southern Maryland to make connections with outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, water men and those who wish to exchange ideas about surviving on and off the land.  If you specific questions about subjects not having to do with this post, please find another medium.

A fee for the security of the land along the Potomac is required by the Park Service.  What we are looking for at this time are people willing to share tents, transportation with attendees and/or the transportation of supplies.  WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR people who need guidance to another site, Conspiracy Theorists, Doomsday Preppers or people seeking to deprogram their children who at one time belonged to cults.  WE are just looking for a bunch of people who want to spend time in the woods and plan our next adventure.  This endeavor will only come to pass with the intention of GIVING, NOT TAKING.  We are not an information source,!

Sep 092016
 

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I will be in Stafford/N.Virginia on September 20-25 and again on November 20-27 this Fall.

I quit my company job to focus on DIY solar electric and have very low cost alternatives to the usual pay and play equipment.  I have a workshop in Fredericksburg and another in Japan (where I am building out microgrids and providing DIY kits for solar electric).  If you have any interest in DIY Solar Electric please contact me and I will set up something in Stafford County or even another location of your choice.

Let’s get moving on our energy self sufficiency and resilience!

best regards

Marvin M

(you can contact me through www.yugeshima.com if you cant get a message via this group)

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Sep 022016
 

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Stop sitting around the house, lets get out and work! A little friendly interaction, get to know the people who are likely to be around after SHTF now, and maybe even have a few ideas rub off, or get some good training in with your gear. Practice makes perfect!

Condition yourself. Work together with a group of like minded folks doing the same thing…PREPARING so we succeed. Planning to bug-out? Have you tried your plan? Need to get home from work if SHTF? Have you tried doing that without a vehicle? We’ll go with you to test it all out.

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. Would you rather be punched before? Or after? To know what it feels like, and see if your plan, preps, and gear will work or not, I for one would like to practice now. Practice makes perfect after all.

Get familiar with your preps now while you have the comfort of making mistakes, don’t wait until your health and safety are actually on the line before busting open that new toy you just got off Amazon.

Network and build those relationships now, that you may need in the roughest of times!

Physically active group, not into just the classroom theory of prepping, but actual practical application. Bring a DO WORK attitude and be ready for movement.

Leave the Religion, Politics, & 420 at home…don’t need to bring that with you.
Shoot me a message…

shtfit300 (at) gmail (dot) com

Aug 292016
 

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Desperately seeking to organize an Outdoor Retreat for people in and around the State of Maryland who are willing to plan for future survivalists adventures.  Seeking diverse skill sets and any gear or knowledge you can bring to the group.  I am not a doomsday prep.  I am more like someone who can live off the land, barter and trade harvested goods if all hell breaks loose.

Food and water will be provided at no cost to anyone who is willing to go on this retreat.  As a matter of fact, I am willing to pay fees for everyone willing to share tent and/or transportation to our site.   The primary objective for this meeting is to compare notes, make plans, learn and teach what will eventually evolve into a group who can survive without reliance on modern society.  If you are true, not a novice and genuinely interested in this trip, please email me at:  Whiteoleander1890 [at] gmail [dot] com

Aug 252016
 

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The Jacksonville Range Association presents ‘Radio Communications for Disasters’

September 6th 2016 7PM at Memorial Hospital 3625 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216
For additional information visit w4rng.org
All options for radio communications will be discussed.

  • FRS
  • GMRS
  • MURS
  • Amateur (Ham) Radio
  • B. Radio
  • Digital Spread Spectrum Radio

You will be able to TALK on and LISTEN to over a dozen different radios.    You are also invited to bring any existing radios you may own.

Your smartphone may stop working at any moment!

46% of smartphone owners say their smartphone is something “they couldn’t live without,” What can you do when a disaster strikes and it’s not working?
70% of towers went down in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Cell phone service wasn’t restored for weeks after 9/11
There doesn’t have to be a disaster for cell service to go down.

April 1, 2016  – ‘Customers throughout the Tampa Bay area suffered through a massive outage impacting cellphone customers.’  -TAMPA, FL (WFLA)
June 4, 2016  ‘Nationwide Cricket Wireless outage’ – ZDNet.com

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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.
FREE LUNCH….ALL WELCOME

We will get to taste test food from www.glutenfreeemergencykits.com
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 www.glutenfreeemergencykits.com 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
Announcements:
**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 www.Kazvswild.com 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.

Jul 182016
 

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Central Indiana preppers:  I don’t think many of us have actually gotten together, some want to and feel time is running out with  ongoing crisis, and tensions high.

I propose that we meet next Sunday, July 24, at Morrows Meadow in Yorktown Indiana at 1500.  This is a public park.

This will be a meet and greet, getting to know each other and share ideas.

If interested please confirm at freemanss [at] comcast [dot] net

If you have specific questions or ideas you wish to discuss, please share that as well.

Jul 142016
 

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Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding its monthly meeting at 3:30 PM on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Mile Post 251, Hwy 101, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420. Look for the clearing on the west side of the road. Come rain or shine.

The main topic is “Prepping Skills and Drills”. Bring your bugout bag and something to sit on. Your skills and equipment will be tested. You will learn your strengths and weaknesses. 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 to depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.

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!

Mar 262016
 

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Hey Guys & Gals,

TruPrep is inviting you guys in Georgia out to our annual party on April 9th from 1100-1500. Our location is 1000 Cobb Parkway N, Marietta GA 30062.

We will have lots of vendors, giveaways and food will be available at the event.

Contact us at 678. 667.2715 and ask for Wes.

Thanks,

Wes

www.truprep.com/events

Mar 252016
 

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“Read more about us on page 146 of Lights Out by Ted Koppel!”

Friends,  we have had a TON of success networking with other preppers across the country, but mostly on the East Coast.  When we saw there was a lack of good expos out there, as a place for people to get quality education and products and services, we decided to do something about it, and that’s where EC PREPCON was born.  We’re now on our 5th show, and in the past, have had folks like Ted Koppel come through when he was researching for his acclaimed book, Lights out.  You can actually read about a past show on page 146 of his book.

Scott Hunt of Practical Preppers will be our keynote speaker.  NYTimes bestselling author on survival will also be there.  Former SWAT officer Jay Blevins from Doomsday Preppers will be sharing about surviving active shooter situations, and there will be many more top notch speakers, over 100 tables of survival and preapredness vendors and services, and we’re evening doing ON THE FLOOR special classes, as well as a back to the good old days film on self-reliance will be premiering there!  You can find more info at http://www.sepsllc.com/#!ec-prepcon-v/c129z, or you can follow us on Twitter @sepsllc, or on FB https://www.facebook.com/sepsllc.

Tickets are only $10 per day, $15 for the weekend, and kids 12 and under are FREE!  Come on out and join us for a GREAT weekend of all things preparedness!

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 202016
 

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Are you Prepared?

All of the training, supplies, equipment, and practical applications you need to put your plan into action, at one location. Topics range from long term water and food storage to personal safety…..before, during, and after any survival situation.

On April 30th, 2016, we will bring the community together for Southern Maryland PrepCon. The event will be in St. Leonard, Maryand at Crossroad Christian Church, located at 150 Ball Road. It will be an informative and educational seminar to discuss the potential hazards that are unique to our area. We want to bridge the gap between the community, faith based organizations, and government agencies, understanding that each have individual and very specific roles and responsibilities “when” events such as natural disasters, regional emergencies, etc. occur.

This conference will bring awareness to Local and State Government, Private Industry, Religious Organizations, and Individual roles and responsibilities are, or can be, in the event of a natural or man made disaster. Each entity can only stretch their resources so far. We want to  promote understanding that we can, and should, work together for the sake of the community.

Full details of the event can be found at www.smdprepcon.com

We look forward to seeing you there…………..

Feb 172016
 

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Last year’s show was a huge success.
It’s not a question of IF….it’s a question of WHEN!
Emergencies will happen. Nobody can predict when or where these emergencies may occur. Natural disasters, accidents, disease, and civil unrest all contribute to the probability of experiencing a survival situation…..and these threats increase every year. The only way to maximize the chance of survival in these situations is to be prepared. Preparation is the key to overcoming fear.

www.smdprepcon.com

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.

Aug 032015
 

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We are hosting the Prepper Expo USA in Albuquerque, NM on October 24-25, 2015 at the Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds. This is a great way to meet other preppers in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and western Texas. Free seminars, lifesaving products, expert advice and more. Go to www.PrepperExpoUSA.com for details. Thank you. Allen & Rita