We (family of 4 myself36/wife35/son13/son6) are located in Maine. We live on private 50 acres on a long dead end dirt road. I believe that my property would be very defensible in SHTF with the right people. There’s more about the defensible aspects of our property that I do not want to say here.
We are currently doing many advanced preps that i will not go into. We have a field started for garden/pasture approx 8 acres. We have a large barn. Starting to raise meat rabbits and chickens, goats and ducks. We are also doing other medium scale things to our property to help with agricultural production and self sufficiency. I think that it is important to be well rounded in my preps by having quality tactical gear, arms, ammo, ect. and important items to be able to charge batteries and other misc things like doing laundry, along with stocking up on other important items like food, canning supplies, tools for cutting fire wood ect. But all in all none of it will amount to anything if I do not have two things in place… one being our ability to grow, raise, and preserve our own food and the other defending what we have at SHTF.
Currently we plan to have two other families that plan to join us when everything falls apart. We are in need of someone with real tactical combat experience. (ie real Military experience) I’m not talking about someone who has been through boot camp and never deployed. I am hoping to find an experienced military man (with family?) that can train with us regularly before shtf and also help plan for strategic defenses of the property. Also a medic would always be needed. Aside from that I honestly think that some other local friends that i know that are prepping would be just fine if we needed more bodies. All in all we are very well rounded. We make our own soap. Can fix vehicles, tinker, do carpentry, farm, ect. I plan to have 4+/- families at our retreat after shtf.
Some basic requirements I would have would be regular biweekly/monthly training meetings, maintaining a years+ supply of food, byo AR-15 with ammo. Always would welcome help ‘on the farm’ if you can make the time. If qualified and relocating i would be willing to rent our other house out to you. We are not looking for any free loaders before or after shtf. Everyone must carry there own weight after shtf and before… well if we don’t work we don’t eat. I would assume you would have or find a normal job to support yourself unless you have a pension.
Our family and one of the othes are genuine bible believing born again christians. Although i myself am very much against the tide of modern day christianity and have only recently tried to start to go to church. I have been a believer for 17 years and have a strong faith in Jesus and a very fluent bible knowledge. I do not state that to segregate. Well, I’ve probably said too much about my plans, but i am hopeful that it will help bring forth some people who have some serious skill to join us.
Oh, if you already live in Maine and want to plan to bug out with us (instead of move close by) that could work too as long as you still would hold regular meeting/training schedule. Hopefully if nothing else this leads to a life long friendship.