Anyone interested in starting a survival group in Western Michigan?
Thinking about restarting some prepper/home preparedness meetups. They would take place once a month or so and last as long as people wanted it to. Typically about 2 hours and class depending 4 hours. I would like to see one or two over nights during the summer to work on bug outs and bushcraft skills.
Classes could consist of homesteading, medical, basic tactical and some law enforcement skills.
Anybody interested PM me a message.
What my plan is, is to network with individuals. Get to know each other and build a rapport and friendship. Start conducting some training classes etc. As of right now I plan on bugging in. But that could change depending on other group members’ locations. Meaning, if other group members have a better location to bug out to and are willing to allow their location to be the designated BOL area.
I’m 47, married with 3 children. We are Christian. I spent 16 years in the Army and Michigan Army National Guard. I worked 4 years as a correction officer and emergency response team member at a prison. Besides tactics, I worked as a Medical Specialist (medic). We live in a rural area
I figure that group members could pool their assets to make a retreat a better location. (Some items may be prepositioned.) What belongs to you, belongs to you. What is mine, stays mine. Granted there is going to be some items that are pooled from all members like the group first aid kit or items used for training. That way if a member quits or is dismissed, there is no arguing about what belongs to you. I think that written agreements should be implemented so there is no confusion later.
I think that one of the main priorities should be a year +/- worth of food for each member. All of this will take some time, some longer than others. Since this is new, everything is subject to change.
I am looking for a doctor, physician assistant, registered nurse, military to form a mutual assistance group for an emergency situation. If you are proficient at gardening, canning meat and produce you will be an asset. If you do not necessarily have any skills but have money for supplies you will be an asset. There is safety in numbers. So how about you, what is your background?
Everyone must work towards the goal of one year of food in storage. Group members must chip in to purchase supplies that will be used by the group. Group members must be willing to attend training such as firearms marksmanship, first aid, survival skills etc. Everyone coming on board must be very dedicated, focused, self driven, be able to give their word and keep their word. Communication Security (COMSEC) is a must. Everyone’s identity and personal information will be kept confidential.
I believe the group should make decisions together (committee). No dictatorship. I think there should be a figurehead for daily operation decision making but answer to the group committee.
I am looking for people from the immediate Cadillac area. Preferably medically or militarily trained. All around handy man & gardening personnel also wanted.
If this interests you then send an email to materielgeneral [at] yahoo [dot] com and tell me a little about yourself and what you can contribute to the group.
Our next meeting date is July 15, 2pm at the meeting room at Big Boy Restaurant.
The first hour we will have a home defense class on pat down/frisk and handcuffing an intruder and if time allows some basic home defense techniques for firearms.
2nd hour we will start having first aid classes.
Next month will be a camp out and we will tryout bushcraft skills and other classes.
Our combat medic had to move out of state and we’re looking to fill that vacancy. Someone with experience as a medic/corpsman would be great but we’d definitely consider an experienced civilian paramedic who’s willing to drill/train with our team.
You’ll need to be prepped up, you’ll need to be healthy, and you’ll need to be playing with a full deck. You’ll have to be able to work with cops and ex-servicemen. You’ll need to pass an involved vetting process including a background check. Neo Nazis, anti-Semitics, skin heads, anarchists, communists, convicted felons, racists etc need not apply.
We’re located in a remote area of northern Michigan, have an excellent group of normal family people and an excellent retreat site. We can offer you (and your family) a very good situation when it hits the fan if you qualify.
Contact me for details
tscm120 [at] gmail [dot] com
We are a Family-like group of prepared men and woman. We are looking to network with other like minded individuals.
Things are looking more and more unstable in the world each day to say the least. Looking for a group in the area that is well organized, trains and has each others backs. Not looking for pretenders or folks that do things half way. I don’t care for anarchists, racist, or tin hats. I was a police officer for 6 1/2 years, an R.N. for 25 years. I have worked construction. I reload. I am in excellent physical shape. I’m a conservative. What I don’t know I am willing to learn. After all a group is only as good as it’s weakest link. Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst.
PS. Here is a shout out to Old Food, glad to see you are still around.
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!
If you have training/experience with scouting/reconnaissance (Special Forces/Force Recon/etc) -we are looking for you. Contact us for all the details but we have and are everything you’d want plus more than you can imagine to stay safe yourself and keep your family safe. We’re located in northern Michigan in a very rural area not near any cities or freeways within a national forest.
Respond to… tscm120 [at] gmail [dot] com
There is a “Preppers Paradise” that is up for sale around the corner from me.
I’m not into this for a dime, and don’t know the seller. The only reason I put this out is that I’d rather some good Prepper Folks buy it, instead of some drunken idiot from Chicago.
I have been to this property – it is a great deal. Very, very secluded. This is not for “Prepper Wannabes”. The people who buy this would have to have their act together. Yes……we do actually have Winter up here. If you want warm weather year round, then head down South, and join the crowds (key word: crowds!). One thing I always tell folks – in tough times, you’re number one advantage up here is LOW POPULATION DENSITY. Sorry, but the overwhelming majority of humans are idiots, and nor prepared for their next bowel movement. If 9/10 people are clueless, doesn’t it make sense to be in an area where there are many fewer people? Check this place out: http://tinyurl.com/preppermichigan
We have a small farm nearby. Would love to have some of you fine folks as neighbors. God Bless!
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!
we are a small group looking for like minded people to start and for a strong group. We are located near Manistee grand traverse and cadillac
We are looking for all people to join with all skill levels
email me at
prepfarm3030 [at] gmail [dot] com
Our medic has to move out of state and we need to replace that critical position. We already have a medical team of doctors and nurses but they don’t go out on patrol with the tactical team and can’s always address the first critical 30 minutes. For that we need someone who can also fight to go out with us. A combat experienced medic would be perfect but a civilian paramedic would definitely be considered.
In return you and your family will be part of an established group with an excellent retreat site. You’ll have to meet our minimum requirements but you’re not likely to find a better group or retreat for yourself or your family. We’re located in the northern portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan in a very rural area not near any freeways or cities within a national forest.
We’re seeking someone with information gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance skills: we’re in need of a trained/experienced scout that can operate effectively within a forested environment; alone at times. We have NVD & thermal imaging technology as well as suppression capabilities if need be available for your night ops. We are located in the northern portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan in a very rural, hilly forested area. SERE and similar training will be considered but no phonies or wannabes please: your credentials will be verified and your skills tested. You will have to meet the minimum general requirements for membership. Arriving with nothing but hungry mouths and the shirts on your backs is not an option.
In return you will be welcomed into a well established group of excellent people with quality skills, prepped up beyond what most groups require and an excellent retreat sight for you and your family. We have a medical unit of doctors & nurses. Unless you’re a millionaire you won’t find a better, safer place for your yourself and included family. For further information hmu…
tscm120 [at] gmail [dot] com
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
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New here looking to network and meet like minded people. Im a family man from west Michigan. New to the prepper side but not being outdoors.
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We are a small (3 adults) group looking to join or start a group in the Saginaw Bay area. Have skills to share, and would like to learn from others, too. We have a lot to learn! Might be interested in future purchase of property for bug out isolation area. If interested, please reply. I’ll be checking my messages every other day, at least. Thanks!
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My wife and I are looking for a support network in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Any advice or help?
We have a well established group of good decent people and an excellent retreat site. We have a medical team including a doctor and a nurse but we need someone who can go out with the tactical team to be our first responder out there with us. We have a very sweet deal for you and your family if you qualify. You’ll have a hard time finding a safer environment, better people or a better retreat site. You will be extensively vetted including a background check and will need to be prepped or get prepped up.
If interested contact me at…
tscm120 [at] gmail [dot] com
Hi my name is Tom i’m 25 yrs old. I lived down river all of my life.trying to start up a group militia/prepper.. I’m open to suggestions and advice. There is no name of the group yet .So far it is just me possibly a couple others i have a few friends that might be interested also.there ages are between 25-40 I’m looking for people that are interested in being prepared for anything and be a part of a Brotherhood.Men or women. My fear is not being ready or organized when disaster occurs natural disasters or man-made ones. I imagine a group helping each other and others in need in tragedies no matter there color,race, beliefs or religion.I would like the group to Organize activities for our families, learn new things, have monthly meeting.. Communicate well with each other and to be ready! Email me
Hello Ladies and Gents
I would like to thank so many people from this site for all the contacts and conversations we ,My son and I received we have been offline and off grid for a while. With time and a little patience this site has gained us a friend who we teamed up with and a group that we three are now members of and we all live together in our own places. We my son and I have been in groups for long term stays as we have said before in our other post [ Get us if you can ]… We do not know what happened but we were not able to get into our post or back on the site with our old profile. But we are back and we ask each of our friends who have contacted us to get back in touch you know who you are lol…As I was saying it is hard to wade through so many people and groups and find the real deals as most of us very well know, however after many months of looking for the right people and so many contacts even friends,, we made a choice and we could not be more happy with the real and down to earth people we have found.. For op sec reasons I will not be giving a list of we got this and we got that …
Now if you are looking for a group to bond with to become friends and maybe extended family we may be what you are looking for .. If you are real, , honest,, true to yourself and others you may fit.. we are not a religious group we have many people with many different points of view and we respect each other and each others points of view… We are open to all good people contact us by e mail if we like what we see and hear we will move to phone person to person talks and get to know each other.. we love ex mil alpha dogs and those who have a prepping and security mindset.. If you have skillsets you bring to the table and you wish for safety in likeminded numbers we may be your kind of crazy lol
findingfreedom1900 [at] gmail [dot] com
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!
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!!!
I understand the need to keep the details of your location and supplies a secret from ravagers and any that could attempt to take from you, but why from those that want to add to it? I am the sole prepper in my little world. I will be leaving my area I know, but it is so difficult to even get a conversation about prepping or survival with anyone. We are stronger as a unit. My skills and years of experience have always benefitted me and I would like to put them to use for others. If there are thousands of like minded people out there, then why keep ones like myself away. I feel alone in this endevour. Im in s.e. michigan(downriver area).
Hello all. We are the same as many of you out there. We are a Christian family looking for like minded people to network with. If you are in the same type of situation and would like to talk. Let me know. Prepperman @ g mail
Times are getting interesting have to have a plan
Looking to join a prepper group in the Battle Creek or Burlington MI area.. My fiance and I are both Ham Radio operators and we are both Truck drivers as well…However we are looking for land at a cheap price or join a group who has land already to bug out to… Also wanting to learn more about prepping and everything else we can…
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
**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.
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!
Sw Michigan prepper looking for those in the same or close location for info, training, and idea swaps, communication, and possible group meetings.
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!
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.
Christian base group starting
my wife and I are starting a prepping/survival group in northern michigan
We are both military vets with a lot in our background. We do have 4 kids
We are looking for like minded people that are wanting to train learn and also share and teach what we do not know.
Please contact me asap
Prep3030 @ gmail dot
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!
Greetings to all
Look for Preppers/Survivalist in the Hillsdale County Michigan area (NW part). Closer the better. NW Ohio will do also.
Looking for like-minded people to do………………..what Preppers and Survivalist do. I think it would be wise to do these things together.
That is “Before” the SHTF.
People in the Medical and IT field most welcome. Also, “Old school mechanics”
My talents are in the construction field, i’e’ concrete, carpentry, and a little bit of everything else. Also small arms repair and instructor. this was one of my military occupations.
My contact info
As people preparing for the future, and members of this forum, we all understand that one of the keys to survival is a community. Someone we can rely on and trust, share information with and to ultimately ensure the future of ourselves and our families. My brother and I have come to realize this and are looking to build onto the small community we have already started. We have about 20 or so people with family members. Each of us bringing different skills to the table in a collective we hope will carry us through anything that would happen. The location we have is in Northern Wisconsin with an abundance of natural resources and plans to install items to help with sustainability. We meet up three or four times a year to assist and train ourselves in the case of a situation. Our training includes, firearms, basic survival, team movements, reaction drills, general gear inspection and making plans for the next time. We are not militant types, anti-government or anything along those lines. We are moral, American value driven community of men and women looking to ensure the safety and the security of our families future. I wouldn’t say this a recruitment post, but more of a general call for fellowship and the open flow of communication. If anyone is interested feel free to respond or private message me. I’d be happy to answer any questions. Look forward to hearing from you.
Looking for preppers in the area for trading, suport, ideas and possibly forming or joining a group. What can you bring to the table.
We are a Christian Family with a small homestead in the beautiful and pristine U.P. of Michigan. There are many people who may not be able to purchase rural acreage, and they sometimes join in with a Prepper Group.
If you are a healthy family, or couple that would like a place to spend the Summer, maybe we should talk.
We are looking for a family that is Christian, and would like to park their Travel Trailer out back here on our land – in exchange for helping out around the place.
Of course, it would have to be the right “fit” for both of us.
Possibly even people that wanted to learn some farming skills.
Spring is here, and Summer is on the way.
Email: bobanddarlene1 AT yahoo DOT com
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.