May 182022
 

Hello, my wife and I currently live in West Michigan, but after denying it for a couple years, are finally feeling the strong pull to the Ozarks. We don’t know anyone down there, and all I know is from YouTube Homesteaders (and Bear Independent/PJ viking prep) and reading on the internet. We’ve been praying heavily and are trusting His timing.

We are committed to stay in MI until next spring (work contract, small excavating company) but are really liking the sounds of MO. We figured we’d get a small place before we settle on to a homestead (probably from raw land, idk we’ll see where God leads us), so we can see the area and network. Things are getting expensive here, and land is scarce. Sounds cheaper and slowed down down there (I work 6 days a week and haven’t much to show for it, getting burnt out amd frustrated).

We have gardening and food preservation knowledge (we apartment-stead veggies and quail, LARGE garden out of town), have hunting/fishing hobbies, both handy (I’ve worked trades and done diesel tech on trucks/equipment), comfortable around firearms, etc. Looking to Homestead w/ intent to plug in to local community and prep/network for when things get sketchy. End-of-the-World eschatology aside, things are gonna be hairy here for a few years and MI doesn’t enable to live that way. We might have the greater family tribe follow us w/in a few years.

Weither there are current groups on here, or elsewhere please feel free to get in touch with us or would be grateful to get nuudged in the right direction.

[email protected]

Thanks,

–Nathan–

Apr 242022
 

Looking to join an existing group or form one. We are food prepped and well armed but seek safety in numbers (I can’t stay awake 24 hours a day to stand watch) and interested in a rural location if SHTF.

Small Christian family with ethical attitude toward prepping. Not looking to join or form a militia. Just defend what we all prepped if needed. If you follow the great reset plan we intend to be part of the “discontents” who do not take part in their “utopia”.

PM me o this site if interested in forming or if you have a group formed and would like a hard working addition to your group.

 

 Posted by at 3:27 pm
Dec 142021
 

Good morning,

My name is J, I’m 31 M & I live in Oakland County, MI. I am looking to join or form a MAG here in my hometown. I have a Discord where there are a few of us, but I’m looking for more. New & experienced preppers please apply. Families & lone wolves’ welcome. I would like to have weekly meetings either in person or via video chat.

There’s a storm coming. Let’s survive this together!
Please feel free to contact me @ [email protected]

 Posted by at 10:49 am
Dec 072021
 

NEW MAG forming in the Grand Rapids Area.  Please Email or send a response and I will contact you.  This is a New MAG so information will be sent out as things come along.  If you are within 2hrs please contact and help our new group grow.  There as basic requirements and planned monthly meetings will be happening.

Oct 262021
 

Good day.

We’re looking for like minded people in the Montcalm County, Michigan area. We’ve done some work so far. (Grand Rapids is about an hour from where we are)

We moved here last November, on a lake with land. I have some basic skills of quite a few things (cooking, prepping, building, etc.) but I am a technology/computer person and an amateur radio operator.

Would love to contact with others – especially a little closer. ryand [email protected] il.com

 

Aug 182021
 

Greetings,

Two young skilled preppers (31 yo) looking for a group to join. We have a years stockpile of food each, first aid, ample bushcraft survival materials, and solar generator equipment ready to contribute.

Skills:

Food preservation
Solar Energy solutions (with equipment)
Fishing
Farming crop (with abundant seeds/staters)
Traditional herbal medicine
Bushcraft
Foraging/deep herb and mushroom knowledge
Emergency first aid

Healthy and capable pair willing to contribute to and defend the right clan.

Willing to relocate anywhere predominantly conservative. We are believers, defenders and passionate survivalists.

If this sounds like a good fit please contact me at [email protected]

Thank you.

Aug 142021
 

Looking to join with preppers already established and living in Northern Lower Michigan. I am currently living in Southeastern Michigan but have most of my food and preps in a storage unit in Otsego County and desiring to move up there when the SHTF. Been up there numerous times in 2021 alone. Contact me at [email protected] if interested in me joining with you in Northern Michigan. I am an honorably discharged U.S. Navy Vet 82-88. Single, excellent health. Looking to join forces with people up in Northern Michigan to survive what is coming, very apocalyptic. Time may be getting very short, contact me if interested.

 Posted by at 7:39 pm
Aug 032021
 
Greetings,
It is odd to me that this site does not have nearly the life and activity it once had, Considering the precarious times we are currently living in. Perhaps their is better places in which I am not privy to.           Regardless 
I am a Red Blooded, God fearing, American Man. A widower, Lower mid 40s and father to adult children who save my Father in Heaven, My children are my greatest love and deepest joy.
I own a small piece of very rural land and have lived an off grid lifestyle for a number of years. I have raised some animals lived off of solar and a small hydro electric system, and hunted for food never sport. grown vegetables,
Fact of the matter is I can not stay awake 24/7 and care very little for the lone wolf idea. I am willing to join a group I can go where ever needs be. I have nothing holding me to this spot as beautiful as it is,
I have everything I need all of my own long term food in bulk, more than most less than supper preppers. or to make this shorter I have the things preppers should have. I need one commodity only where ever i land and that is water.
If your group has security teams or personal I hope and pray it does. I am willing to pass any test you have be it solo tactical Pistol or Rifle or fire teams tactical courses. no matter if it is outdoor obstacle course or indoor shooting house,  Note I will only do live fire exercises or fire team drills with those i have seen have the ability and skillsets to do so as i would not expect anyone to do with me until proven.
If their are any interested contact me at [email protected]
May 282021
 

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Hello!

I am looking for people who I can learn and expand my network with. I am a married man with a family trying to prepare for an uncertain future. I’m humble enough to know that I am only one man. I’m not a Lone Wolf or Rambo type. I just want my family to be safe. I have some general skills but nothing really worth going on about. That is why I am reaching out.

I live in the Southeast Michigan tri-county area and I would like to get in contact with other like-minded people in the area. Please contact me if you would like to talk further.

 

 

May 212021
 

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 Hello,

how is everyone, hopefully still surviving this craziness we’re living in. I’m looking to link up and possibly meet up with survivalists/prepper group community. I’m in metro Detroit area outskirts and haven’t been able to find anything that fits what we’re trying to do. I’m looking to learn, teach, work, and prepare. I’ll do whatever it takes to help and pull weight and be a part of a solid network. I have many skills and abilities I can put to use. Construction, carpentry rough, HVAC, gardening, herbal medicines, planning and logistics, fishing/hunting etc. kinda like a Jack-of-All trades type. Willing to travel some distance for the right Camaraderie. Lol enjoy your day. Ty nice meeting everyone.

Jan 272021
 

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Hello All,

We are a small family that has been preparing and has a homestead looking for a group in the GR area.   I am not interested in leaving where I am to come and join your place more looking for like minded people in the area to start and form a network together.  We are open to meeting and we have the means to support more people where we are and are willing to meet with anyone who takes prepping or homesteading seriously.

I have been searching for a while now for a group and it seams most are inactive or on the other side of the state which would be no help to us.  Lets start a conversation and help each other share skills, intell and form a MAG. If there is one in this area great please let me know the contact info.

Jan 132021
 

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Hello,

I am a 46 year-old female prepper who’s looking for other like minded people to connect with.  I am extremely serious about prepping and looking to join others in a retreat.  Currently, I am in Southeastern Michigan and unintentionally bumped into a guy online who is attempting to organize a group.  However, the problem is that he lives in Florida and we are both having difficulty meeting others who would like to diligently form a unit.  Our kind are few and far between.  Lol.  I am a former professional who is willing to do my share as part of a group (whatever that might be) in working together.  I am trustworthy and seeking the same.  I am also a person of faith.  Please message me if you seek the same.  Thanks!

Dec 212020
 

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Any peppers in mid Michigan, between or around the Lansing/Mount Pleasant area?  I’m midway between the two locations.

Been preparing for over 10 years and I take it serious.   I have all necessary resources for me and my family.  We will survive.

Events today have force my hand to get online and see if I can find like minded individuals nearby.

Going forward it will only be getting more difficult for everyone….so now is the time to be ready.

I’ll check daily over the next two weeks to see if anyone is interested to do a meet and greet.

Thanks in advance,

Mike

 

Nov 182020
 

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Hi I am a 46 year old heavy duty diesel mechanic who has been prepping for years now, I have been married for going on 20 years but we have no children. I have met with several groups over the years but have mostly run into people that are either not serious at all or they want to hole up and do nothing but pretend they are all special forces.

What I am looking for is a group of people who are calm, serious, intelligent, trustworthy, and understand that survival takes determination, thoughtfulness, and community.

What I offer is an experienced mechanic who has professionally worked on about everything that floats drives or flies, I am versed in rough carpentry and ok with finish carpentry, I have a lot of the typical skills like hunting shooting camping and such I also reload my own ammo. My wife owns a horse and is versed in training and riding.

If your interested please reach out and we can get a dialog going.

Sep 192020
 

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I have years of combat medical training along with being an Infantryman in the United States Army for almost 10 years.  I want to start a preparedness group that actually take positive action in preparing our families and loved ones for a range of disasters both natural and manmade. I do not want a group of people that spend their meetings doing anything but learning to become more prepared.

I’d love to hear from anyone who is seriously interested.  Those with skills in carpentry, electricity, livestock management, security, and of course medical training is always in high demand.

If this sounds like you, please contact me.

God Bless,

Wolfhound 6

Jun 292020
 

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Looking for like minded preppers above the 45th on the sunrise side….
Folks, It’s time to form a solid group! Things are not gonna get any better!

 Posted by at 12:08 am
May 162020
 

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Please reply if interested for details.  This home has 6 bedrooms, 1 nursery huge country kitchen, is log sided, has wood and gas heat, well, and septic system.  There is a new pole barn that has in floor heating in concrete flooring (wood fired), a 2nd floor and is fully insulated with solar panels.  The pole barn was made as a large workshop with an office and bathroom.  There are existing gardens for vegetables and fruit trees.  There is an animal barn for horses and cattle, a pond for them. There is a large chicken coup with a large fenced in area for the chickens.  There is a woof shed with cut wood.  There are other out buildings as well.  It sits on 9 acres in an township that is not zoned.  Best of all there is a prepper group and other preppers in the immediate area.  The setting is very rural with mostly family sized farms and ranches plus it is within an existing Amish community.  This home was owned by an Amish family but has had electricity added.  Population density is very low (9 K for the entire county), there are no freeways or cities nearby.  They’re asking $160 K.  We’d love to see preppers move in.

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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.

 

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April 2020 Prepper Ranch Update

Location: An hour north of Louisville & an hour south of Bloomington Indiana. Heart of the Martin State forest

Finally! I’m getting interested and like-minded folks to take my offer seriously. I suppose we all need a wakeup call, some of got it with other events but this even is a real call to action. I have received heaps of inquires so I will attempt to answer most of the questions that I have received in this document. I’ll list the questions I have received and provide the answers as best as I can. Thank you for all of the good questions both posted online and emailed to me.

Q. Food — Must we bring and store our food there on the ranch?
A. Yes. If you do not have food stored on the ranch — enough 25-year shelf life food for each member of your family, then in my opinion it’s not a commitment or an investment.

Q. Who protects or distributes the food?
A. I do not have that answer but it will need to be addressed — suggestions?
This is my biggest concern- Who among us will steal the food or, from outside come and take the food — It is a ranch and not a protected compound- There must be established protocols at other places that we can copy or follow? Remember, most places are charging you a huge fee to get on board — I am not — I am looking for likeminded help, a good deal of guidance as well.

Q. Do I get the food that I bring?
A. Yes- if we agree that we need 3 meals a day, for six months than that will be what you withdraw from the food bank for six months. If an event lasts more than 6 months than its just what we grow. I love veggies but not every meal. And I assure you all of the local deer will be killed off in six months

Q. Will MY FOOD be there — that I stored there be there when I arrive?
A. My initial answer is yes. Again, I have not all of the answers. If we get raided, the food is taken at gun point its out of our control. What I would like to do is bury a 12 foot by 50-foot drainpipe and store the food in this fashion. But its 15K more than I have at the moment. I want to answer you yes but again, I need some guidance here. How do you know your food is safe where it is at the moment? Is it under 24/7-armed security? I want to think that it would be safer here with people on site, but I honestly do not know. Again? Thoughts? suggestions? Excellent question. — And yes, you can eat pizza, and put your AR in your golf bag while playing golf. I do exactly that often. Generally, it’s a .22 though — actually, with some homemade refreshments as well. With five acres of grapes, anything is possible.

Q. I have certain experience that should allow me to not have to store anything on the ranch. i.e. Doctor, Vet, etc.
A. Sorry, we all bring unique experiences to the ranch and if the situation gets really bad, then our food can lure in any person with the experiences we may need at that point in time.

Q. Guns, Ammo what do we need?
A. That’s up to you and highly suggested — We are not a militant group although we have active mil people in the group. If I say here that you need to bring arms, then I’ll just get on a list somewhere as a militant wacko.

Q. What is the ranch normal business?
A. We do family reunions, weddings and corporate retreats. So, when the world is good, our business is good and we have people renting the place almost every weekend. When the world is bad- NOW- we have zero business and all of our rentals have canceled. We are building a microbrew etc. on site.

Q. Can I buy my way in at the last minute? As in right now?
A. That’s a good question. At the moment I do not have the food stores for anyone new. As long as we can still buy food each week at the store then there may be an opportunity. But I am not looking for money, I am not looking to make this a profit center. But I do want to improve what we have and do not yet have.

Q. What Items do you need at the ranch?
A. Now that is a still big list! We are now up to 2 Mil invested in the ranch, so we have most of the basic infrastructure in place. I believe I posted a list of what we have. If I did not, then email me back and I’ll send it out.
1. We need some solar, not a lot but enough to charge our personal devices in the event we lose power. We have 3 generators, but gas won’t last.
2. We could use a new ranger or golf cart to get to get around if working about the property
3. Let’s just say there is plenty that we could use to make the place perfect but I am not going to list it all here and, I’ll eventually buy all that is needed as I am paying as I go — I work still. FOOD is the key

Q. How long can we stay
A. Only as long as needed — this is not a commune until there is a total collapse and then I guess we are a family. I see the ranch as a place you go, hunker down when needed and then return to your life after the “event”

Q. What do we pay while we stay?
A. Buy your own food as long as the stores remain open and share in the elect and propane. We will not dip into the stored food until it is all that is left
A. If we have power then we will all need to pay the elect and propane each month — the more people the higher the bill.

Q. Do I have to work on the ranch?
A. That depends on the situation. If we need help in the grow room, the garden or the green house then we need help. Some people will continue to tele commute a regular job- I suppose they will need to pay more than the person just working in a garden- I really have not figured this out- I do not necessarily need to be the one who makes all of the rules. Collectively we will need to create some form of who does what and when if there is to be order.

Q. What about bugging out to the ranch right now? We meet all of your requirements and requests?
A. This is the best question of all and the most difficult to answer. Who is infected? Are you infected right now and don’t know it? Or, does it matter? The government says that 70 percent of us are going to test positive even if we do not get sick. I ask you — What are your thoughts on this? There are no confirmed cases as of today in our county.

Q. Can I meet your leaders
A. At the moment that would be myself, my youngest son who is an airline pilot, my oldest son is a butcher, an active duty captain in the Army, and a couple other former army folks. I’ll use Leader loosely at the moment as none of these guys have felt the need to arrive yet. Once we have a real group of committed folks then we should meet for a weekend once in a while to improve the plan. No one has shown a real interest until now so no real plan with real people has progressed. It’s just been “I’ll see you when it gets real bad period”

Q. Can I review your security?
A. Ill say- meet our Army Captain and his crew and myself. Anyone with experience and can assist us in creating real security is an asset. I currently work on bases in Africa and Afghanistan I am currently down range at the moment. I am a pilot here- I am not a security expert but my guys have the skills. In fact, and, I am stuck on a base overseas as I write this response. I am due home any day. (if that’s actually possible, I’ll believe it when it happens)

Q. Farm animals?
A. We had Milk goats and it was a daily pain in my butt. When it’s just me taking care of them it’s a chore. If there were people here than its easier to manage livestock and goat cheese is excellent. We do have 80 acres of high 8’ fence and the plan is to get more meat animals moving forward- Again, someone needs to be on site every day and dedicated to caring for these animals.

Q. Moral compass?
A. Regular folks we are I’ll say. Some go to church some don’t. Some drink I do, I like my cigars too. I think any community can be a blend. If you are looking for a strictly Christian community then this is not it. But there is no reason you would not fit in unless that is your specific goal to find such a community. My wife enjoys church and she teaches yoga. We definitely are a fitness community. We have two gyms, a martial arts gym, a huge weight gym with dumbbells up to 120 and we enjoy our fitness. We also shoot clays and our sport guns as a hobby.

Q. What projects are you working on at the ranch?
A. Several projects — I am building a microbrewery, and a winery in the pizza barn. Remember, the ranch needs to continue to create revenues so it can pay its own bills right up and until the SHTF. I am not charging anyone as a bug out location. But If I did, I’d have this project completed already! And at the moment, with the lock down — the ranch has zero rental revenues. We had to refund over 50K in rentals last week due to virus cancels.

Other fun projects when I get back are: A solar herb and vegetable dehydrator, a meat smoker shed, and a wood fired hot tub. There are too many things on the to do list to list- Install gates at the three entrances etc. Buy a smaller plane that we can land on the ranch, we just sold our personal aircraft as it was to big to land on the property.

I hope I have answered everyone’s questions. If not — shoot me another email and I’ll do my best to answer your questions. And thank you for responding to this post. Your questions have helped me realize how both prepared we are here and, that we still have many holes to fill to be safer and to protect our supplies.

If you have ideas, suggestions, please contact me- Plenty of room for improvements and open to such.

Best
Dave

Apr 012020
 

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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
 

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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

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