Apr 012020
 

I am getting calls and emails about my ranch over the past week.

Can you take us, we are ready now, where are you located? Will you accept us?

Personally, I am disappointed- I feel like I did not try hard enough to market my place so that I could have reached more people.

This event is exactly why I created my ranch and our program. A safe haven where families store 6 months of food and necessary supplies on my ranch in the event of a crisis. And when the crisis hits- you simply load up the family, your personal stuff and get to the ranch away from the masses. Your food and supplies have already been stored in advance and you have a like minded community to support each other.

Now it’s too late to get to the ranch, you are likely stuck in the cities and have limited supplies. If you do are not limited now, then you may be soon. And, I do not have the supplies and resources alone to cover having the people come now who are requesting that I allow them in now at this late date. I am sorry.

The green house is going strong, the garden is just going in and the freezers are full – And for those who actually took me up on my free offer to prepare with me- well they are in a very save place away from the crowd and the lock downs. in fact, as a farm, we are allowed or categorized “necessary” travel for our people.

There are ZERO cases of the virus in the remote rural county where I am located- That is at this moment as I write this. One thing is certain, we have food, we have wide open spaces and we have – Enough for us who prepared.

As soon as this is over I am making the same exact offer – I am going to ask the same for the people who read this. Simply store six months of 25 year shelf life food on the ranch and if anything like this happens again you will have a safe sanctuary to bring your family.

Of my 18 bedrooms, only 6 people had gotten on board in advance, stored their food and are safely out of the packed and infected cities. No one here is sick yet so they playing golf on our private course, enjoying the shooting ranges, working in the garden, taking care of the chickens, the micro greens grow room or green house, working on line with their regular job just passing the time in the woods and praying to remain healthy.

What a waste of space- 10 more families could have joined us. But few listened to our offer to help.

This virus will pass- people will forget – and one of two things will happen next time.
1. You will have prepared for the next event and made plans for such a situation or,
2. You will be in the same situation next time or perhaps worse off than you are today.

I wish everyone well and I hope to god that people learn from this event. The next one may be many time worse. I am not trying to rub a sore wound here, I am attempting to make you think and encourage you to plan for the future- This may very well only be the start of things to come.

I wish everyone who reads this luck and good health. And please contact me after this terrible event and join up with us for a safer and better prepared future.

Jan 272020
 

Hello. Interested in finding a like minded group to be prepared for whatever may come. Have various skills including rough carpentry, butcher skills, LEO firearms instructor, 1 time assistant chef, Some small medical training, and more. Currently 50 years old and wife is 43, no kids. Recently started into this and getting supplies as time and $ allow. Open minded on learning or teaching skills as needed.

Thank You

 Posted by at 10:53 am
Apr 082019
 

Hello! We are a very small group at the moment, just getting up from smaller ideas right now. We are looking to make our group bigger and start building. I haven’t found anyone other than our group so far that would be willing to build with us. Each of us has a particular set of skills, ranging from engineering to construction and welding. We have some preparations made already. We are open to many skill levels, you must be open minded, okay with the possibility of things changing and willing to work with families. Let me know if you’re interested!

Feb 132019
 

FUNNY I CAN’T SEEM TO EVEN GIVE THIS AWAY!

All I am asking…

From my future partners and community is: A minimum commitment of just two items:

  1. Commit to storing 6 months of long-term food in storage on our ranch for each member of your family or your group. People simply cannot just show up be part pf the team if you have not made this minimum investment.
  2. The desire to have a place to bug out to or retreat to, and be part of a like-minded team, without – the need to actually invest in anything should the times require such actions.

I actually thought that people may actually want a place to bug out or retreat to from the cities if it ever became necessary.

I am not looking for you to move on to my ranch tomorrow and make a permanent home and wait for the worst to arrive. I simply want my ranch to be your insurance policy should the worst ever come to us. I really don’t even need to see you unless it’s necessary to retreat to the ranch. No monthly meetings, no fees, no training!

My concern is: I cannot keep what I have built from those who will no doubt want to take what I’ve built without the support of a motivated team who also has some skin in the game. In my opinion, most people in the city won’t have a chance unless they have a rural, isolated place that is well stocked they can escape to and this is an expensive thing to prepare for. Yet its already built and well stocked. In my opinion there must be people that will view this plan as one where we can help each other.

I work overseas on rotation as a pilot supporting our troops. I invest in the ranch, I work on it when I’m home and I’m doing what I can to attract like-minded people.

In my opinion, the ability to feed your people is key, without food there is no need for people to defend anything, in fact without food it’s time to go looking for food. We have many luxuries here that many groups will never have, and it is a nice place.

 

As a member of  The Ranch, you can bring your family to camp on the farm for a weekend, use our gym, our golf course, our shooting range and our wood fired pizza oven. Perhaps you may even help out on a building project, or work in our greenhouse or gardens. One of our current projects is restoring an 1865 log building. Its slotted to be our new Bourbon barn. We are also building some wood fired hot tubs. I think it’s important for your family to physically and personally see their retreat so it’s not a fearful of an unknown place should you ever need to come to The Ranch in a bad situation.

There are many things that make The Ranch and our program unique, we are one of the only groups that will be able to maintain “Air superiority” over our neck of the woods. The ability of awareness of your local and, distant surroundings is a good thing.

The Ranch manager is a former marine, if such thing exists, this young man in his late 20’s and very knowledgeable small arms instructor. When I’m working overseas as a pilot, he’s always here to answer questions, conduct a tour and discuss with you who we are. He will also assure you that we will ever ask you to invest in the ranch or give us your money!

I am trying to stress, this isn’t about money, keep your money, we are selling nothing. No spaces in a bunker here like other commercial ventures trying to make a million off peoples fears. We are looking for likeminded members with the means to make a commitment and buy their own food – PERIOD.

 

The Ranch is about building a team where we all are prepared collectively. We each have an effective insurance policy in place to retreat to should the worst that may happen. The Ranch is your well thought out plan to protect your family without it costing you anything really. I say without costing you anything because I don’t view you buying and storing food for your own family as me asking you for something.

 

I find it interesting, even those people that are open to the idea of an insurance plan to prepare for the worst will read up on it, will talk about it with their family and friends but – at the end of the day will do nothing about it. Even though the voice in their head is telling them that they should have a backup plan to bug out some where safe would be a good idea in the best interest of their family.

 

There are so many questions that you may want to ask yourself when the lights go out or worse is, what will I do? where will I go? Should the cities ever lose control, have you done everything in your power to assure the safety of yourself and your family? – I hope you have. I know I am trying to and, I am trying to help others too.

 

READ PLEASE BEFORE YOU CONTACT ME:

I have had many people contact me over the years with an interest in being part of The Ranch. People that have excellent skill sets. But please understand that I cannot feed 50 people on my own regardless of your amazing skill set. If you cannot supply the food required for your family as outlined in this post, I am not interested in hearing from you. Everyone must contribute the minimum.

Dec 202018
 

Hello,

I am a prepper from just southeast of Detroit.

A little about myself:                                                                                                               I am a married man in my 40s with no children who is a trained and very experienced mechanic I have professionally worked on everything from small engines to aircraft with the exception of trains. I have been prepping for the better part of 12 years now I am well versed in a variety of skills and have stock-piled a great deal of food, water, and supplies. I am well versed in firearms use, training, reloading, and simple gunsmithing.

What I am looking for:                                                                                                            I am looking for a small group of people who believe in being prepared for whatever life may throw our way but who also want to lead as normal a life as is possible. Anyone interested should be a capable person who has a good amount of supplies laid in already I am not looking for any particular skill sets at this moment but neither am I looking to train someone from the ground up. I am looking for local people only who are willing to meet up on a regular basis to be determined.

If you are interested then please contact me through the comments section let me know briefly your age range, prepping experience, and the general area you live in. If we look to be compatible then I will give you an E-Mail address and we can discuss things in detail.

 

Thank you for your interest.

 

Sep 262018
 

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Starting over for a 3rd time.
Lost everything I had due to situations, involving my grown children & husband. This time I’m needing to relocate just to get distance between us.
My husband isn’t a nice person, especially when drunk.
My children understand that I want to move to the countryside, but believe that I’m better off in the city, because I have never learned to drive.
I am in my early 50s, still having hope for my dreams from childhood to become reality. I don’t have very much preps, also never got the chance to learn skills by doing, which is how I learn best.
I have memories of my brother taking me hunting, cleaning what we caught, showing me how to build a simple shelter, all on our Papaw’s farm in Flaherty, KY. My Dad put me, at the age of 13, in charge of the wood stove while he was at work. He had me & my sisters handle the wood after he chopped it. Dad taught me (although I’m quite rusty now) how to start & maintain the fire. Those, memories were my realities back then.
My fire inside are still burning for the life I’ve been dreaming of.

Jul 212018
 

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*******UPDATE*******

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.

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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.

Thank You

UPDATE
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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.

Jan 072018
 

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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

[email protected]

Nov 092017
 

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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.

 Posted by at 2:36 am
Nov 082017
 

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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!

Nov 052017
 

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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…  [email protected]

Sep 252017
 

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Dear Friends,

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!

Sep 192017
 

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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 132017
 

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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.

Jul 142017
 

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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…

[email protected]

Apr 192017
 

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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 132017
 

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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.

Feb 162017
 

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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!

Feb 112017
 

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My wife and I are looking for a support network in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Any advice or help?

Feb 022017
 

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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…

[email protected]