Apr 022020
 

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
 

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 012020
 

Hi there, I posted back in 2017 that i was putting my mother in a nursing home and i was looking for a group to join. Well, She is about to die so i will be ready to move in early spring

I have an idea of what is coming as i have studied Prophecy and Geopolitics for years, 59 Years old now and in relatively good health

God seems to be calling his people to the Ozarks area, Southern Mo and Northern AR Which is where i will hopefully end up, Although Northern Idaho seems to be an option as well

I have the usual collection of survival equipment, Some of which i know how to use and some i don’t, Too busy working.

I saw a response to Ann that said the most important thing in a group is “Trust” I am trustworthy and a Bible believing Christian, A simple man who just wants some peace and quiet. I do have three cats and they are non negotiable, My only family

You can contact me at [email protected] if you have any interest, Thanks and God Bless

Aug 072019
 

I have been on this site a while. I see a lot of potential scams and even more hair-brained ideas, by people who probably know less than you do. Bull shit can get you in a real bad spot. I hear of people taking others in if they”meet Criteria”, meaning you bring in resources, whether it money or material or even your time, and when it hits they can just lock you out. That’s is a serious issue.

Invest your time on seeking a few sites off the path…. Meaning it is a idea to think a fortified home or farm will withstand it if things turn south. People get hungry, and people with like minded ideas.. being hungry… will team up with others to come take what you have… the mobs will scavenge their area and travel further and down the remote roads in hopes of finding a score. You may beat them back but assuredly they will be back in greater numbers and better equipped.

The best thing you can do is stay flexible, learn to tap trees for water or purify a mud hole into clean drinking water. Alternatively learn to follow a stream to it’s source to get to a safer quality of drinking water. Not having water is your number one problem. Lot of ways to make shelters, and with the region warming up noticeable you have more warm weather than not, which of course is a dual sided sword..

Large groups will inevitable fail, inwards fighting and different views, especially religious people vs non religious… get someone thinking the end has come and they may try to hasten your exit. these little things are what people tend to overlook.

Anyone can hunt, learn to snare and fish… Once someone hears a gunshot the hungry hunter is going to come investigate and maybe get your kill. Snares are silent and draw less attention, and done right you can camouflage them well.  Fishing in sheltered areas limit’s the visibility of people seeing you. Little things.. little things. spend all day fishing to be robbed of your family’s meal would be disappointing. But the idea of my family starving and your family starving, people tend to rationalize their actions by thinking you already have some food stocked or you can just catch more.

Learning new skills now with little test projects.. They can really pay off. Did you know less that a twentieth of a percent of the population knows the skills to actually get a decent crop of tobacco to grow? even less know how to dry it correctly so that it is of a decent grade. So for you smokers you are outta luck, but if you learn the skill now you can have tobacco and it will be a great trade item.

Trade partners… Always meet somewhere away, never come alone, and be sure to never be followed home. Basic rules… If you can’t hold on to something you will not don’t need it. This sounds paranoid I agree, but think about not having nothing.. In 6 months 90% of the population would be dead, and not just from hunger.. Disease, disposing of waste properly and not leaving it around will lessen the chances of diseases and infections..

So when you look into a group ask about some of these questions, and Remember a good group needs you as much as you need them. Learn some skills, beekeeping  for honey and wax, hopefully I don’t have to explain why those two are very important, husbandry, gardening, fletching, how to sharpen a knife correctly..

I am setting up a very small group, have two others as of now. Sadly the rule of two does not work well with odd numbers, and we thinking 6 is a perfectly rounded number. 2 for home/ 2 for gathering/ and 2 for the alternating task. the skills we have are pretty well rounded, and some task will be even better with more people having them. We are a mobile group, like the Indians, and want to find people who see the benefit in this. being tied down to a single place makes you vulnerable no matter how tough you think you are or how clever you think you are.

So any like minded people should think about this bit of info and if you see the validations to these issues you should hit me up and we can open a line of communication. Tell us about you and we will do the same…

 

 

 Posted by at 1:24 pm
Jun 152019
 

This is kinda wordy so bear with me…

Had to take a Sabbatical to bounce back from life’s curves.

The last message I put on here about a year ago ended up in an OPSEC nightmare so I’ll relate some of the details for your edification.  A person I took on at my off-grid location asked if a relative could help out and after some discussion, I agreed.  I split my time between the BOL and regular accommodations elsewhere, so it sounded like a great idea.  I counseled this young man after finding out about his past problems.  He seemed to be onboard.  He learned to run farm equipment, basic firearms use, among other things.  All seemed well until I got a call about being stranded on a back road in one of my vehicles he had no permission to use.  By the time I got there, he had been medevac’d after a shootout with law enforcement, where a trooper had been injured.  He had been shot several times and lost an eye.  He was lucky depending on how you look at it.  To top it off, not only did I lose a vehicle in a hail of small arms fire, but he used a pistol I left in his care. How things can go South in a heartbeat.  Thankfully, God is merciful and I was exonerated after an interview with the lead investigator onsite without so much as a written statement.  As you can imagine as I rolled up wondering what had happened and identified myself as the owner of that vehicle and inquired about my “friend” the driver, it was a somewhat hostile situation.  Take from this what you will.  No matter what you do, you can’t always tell the character of people.  For that matter, especially in a high stress situation where common sense and any cognitive ability goes right out the window.  Taking on help has its caveats, so in large part, it’s a numbers game to find the people who’ll stick and share common goals.  With all the potential for upset during peacetime, I have no desire to see the conduct of people when the SHTF.  It’s a roll of the dice, even with family.  All you can do is all you can do.

That said, I need to continue making progress, not only in outward physical improvement onsite, but personally.  Joined a thousand yard range and bought a rifle and putting together a weapon system to take advantage of that distance. I look forward to it. The weather has been great and putting in seat time on the bike.  Getting back on a motorcycle is a joy I had long forgotten.  Got my DOD ID and look forward to a spontaneous military hop to who knows where.  On top of that and even on death’s door several times, I am back in the saddle, lifting weights, getting on the treadmill and bicycling several times a week.  We perish for lack of knowledge.  In this current culture and lifestyle, it will spell our doom if we go along without great scrutiny.  I haven’t felt this good in a long time, with medical prognosticators giving me little time left.  Glad to prove them wrong.  So, if you are suffering a medical condition, it can be overcome in large part no matter what people say.  Many people including myself have come back against insurmountable odds.  It can be done.  So if you are so inclined, we can talk about that and I can share my methodology. We’re in this for the long haul.

So, back on track.  I have a nice small off-grid homestead that needs the cobwebs cleaned out and brought back to par and operational.  If you are interested in learning about alternative energy, homesteading, husbandry, etc., give me a shout. Especially any particular interests you have and would like to implement.  This sheepdog is still learning, so teach me if you can.

I do plan on getting grid power  to make certain modern amenities available.  I’ve been off-grid several times and for enough years to know what it takes.  I like having certain conveniences to make life easier, like at my other place.  I can tell you this, I’ve been through the learning curve and it wasn’t easy.  Too many people have put up stuff and have not tested nor proven those things in the false Idea, it’ll be there and work when it’s needed.  Bad idea.  SHTF is not the time to have meetings about how to work and do stuff.  Just my .02

I did close up the outside of a small house/cabin and the inside is yet to be finished.  It’s sort of a template of an easy to erect living accommodation for future expansion.  So far, that’s been pretty painless.  I have another solar system that would be installed on that structure, a couple  200+ watt panels, several 200AH AGM batteries.  Switching from lead acid to AGMs to eliminate the need for distilled water and other maintenance.  More expensive but better.  Got a big pretty mule.  16 hands 2. Big and stubborn.  Imagine a thousand pound pitbull. She watches the place. Tractor, backhoe, shipping containers, outbuildings, and plenty of work.  Cleared in the front, mostly wooded in the back.  It’s pretty land and needs people, otherwise, why the heck am I doing this, lol.

I am in South Central Missouri, Ozarks proper.  If you like good coffee and like good stories, I have tons to tell.  Give me a shout.  [email protected]  Let’s see what we can get done.

Take care and good luck,

Steve.

May 152019
 

Serious Prepper looking for BOL, Land, Co op in MO, AR, AZ mikefendt @ gmail.com I’m currently towing my travel trailer from MI to Cali, want to stop in MO, AR, AZ to meetup with others and have a Cali group that is looking for BOL and or land. Time frame is now to end of May… LMK mikefendt @ gmail.com. Meetup Groups, https://www.facebook.com/groups/935805386592102/ Slack group, Zello app Group +++ so much more

May 122019
 

This is simply a fishing expedition to see if there are any interested parties West of St. Louis that might be interested in getting together and discussing the current situations our region may be facing on a National, State and Local  level.  I, for one, have no faith in anyone other than a couple of close associates that I genuinely trust, in being able to deal with the aftermath of an SHTF event for whatever reason it may occur.  My motives here are to identify information that may be useful in planning, as well as identifying and engaging like that minded individuals that are patriots, that support, and would be willing to defend the Constitution of the United States, which I believe is and has been being eroded in content and authority.  I am not interested in discussing or debating anything related to left-wing thought or beliefs, which I find, on their face, immoral, unethical and completely against the thought processes which led to the need for America to be fought for originally.  I bear no malice towards anyone that holds these left-wing beliefs as valid and important, but as for me, they are a waste of valuable time, and more tragically a waste of the blood spilled by patriots that originally provided our freedom and those that have displayed the courage and willingness to honorably defend it to this day, even if they were deceived into believing it was necessary by others with ulterior motives.  I have no final objective in throwing this line in the water, but if you think things are or may not be as we are being led to believe, and are in the area mentioned above, let me hear from you.

Apr 112019
 

Looking to see if there are any folks in the area living a prepared/self-sustaining style of life. I’m a simple Bible preacher that has lived the life on the other side in many areas in my younger days. There are a few of us that prepare for uncertainties with our primary preparedness on where we will go when we end this mortal walk and move on to eternity. We are fundamental Bible folks who know God allows nations to rise and fall throughout man’s time and not every calamity is the end of days. As we strive for Heaven, we understand that we must walk in today and be prepared for what happens in a very chaotic and uncertain world. We are not pacifist, never defend yourself folks, but we don’t believe in the need to go look for problems in a shtf event. Plenty of problems will present themselves without looking for more or creating them. If you are of like mind in this area let me know.

Apr 052019
 

Hello,

Not finding a lot for groups in STL. Urban survival has its own considerations and getting together a group in or closer to the city sounds like a good idea.

My wife and I are in our upper 20s, I’m previous military. We’re relocating down to STL next week. We’re pretty fresh to prepping so all preparedness and skill levels welcome. We’re willing to teach what we know, but more inportantly, willing to learn.

Our main concerns are riots and social unrest. I’m sure you locals are well familiar with that. Looking to get some friends with an interest in mutual protection.

Wouldn’t hurt to have a few regular range buddies as well. Having a familiar face in the new city would be nice to get.

I’ll check this but you’ll get faster response emailing [email protected]

Thanks and good luck

Mar 242019
 

Does anyone know of any kind of training or recruiting groups near Quincy, IL? I have some skills and some “hardware.” I am looking for more than just militia style prepping groups. There is so much more than that. I am searching for groups with morals and conscious, and gardening, water purification, etc. Contrary to popular belief Illinois isn’t all liberal commies. I am a Jesus loving man. Just reaching out, I have no land, just a few skills, a little hardware and God.

Sep 122018
 

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My wife and I are looking to join or start a group around the Kansas city area. We will be moving down there soon once i get out of the Army. Just looking to see whos out there that my wife myself and our daughter can build with.

Jun 262018
 

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My wife and I are moving down to Missouri from Alaska in October. We are looking for other preppers to get in contact with. I would like to start a group to prep with. I have decent knowledge of setting up security and weapons as well as some basic survival skills. I am currently in the Army as an 11B so itd he great to meet up with other vets possibly.

Jun 052018
 

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I’m just testing the waters to see if there’s anyone in the Odessa/Blue Springs/anywhere else to the east of the KC area interested in starting a group. I’m a second generation prepper, a Christian, an old punk rocker and a single father of two.

May 292018
 

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Hi , we are in Ozark , Missouri looking for others into getting ready and serving Jesus.

Apr 262018
 

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Howdy y’all. Been here a while. Of course as most of us, doing our things. I’m in need of searching for some folks to help me out on a twelve acre off-grid homestead that is a work in progress, primitive by modern standards but with amenties. It’s an hour East of Springfield near Baker Creek, Sigma 3, flea markets, animals swaps and an area with loads of resources and things to do, not to mention Amish/Mennonite country on all sides. If you don’t have a place of your own, it’s just a matter of connecting the dots and sharing the effort. If you’re interested, give me a shout at [email protected] or just google my username. I’ve had it for a while. I have a youtube channel too. Blessings to you and yours, Steve.

Mar 182018
 

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Seeking to form—Small Christ centered conservative preparedness group of like minded individuals / families.

We are seeking only 3-5 couples or families to join together ahead of time to prepare a small group and land before a collapse.  

The type of people / families that we would like to find can be from anywhere in the USA and be willing to move in the next year to begin to build the retreat.  All must be firm Christians with a solid scriptural foundation and like minded to some degree. As families begin to join one another then bylaws will be created with all adults working together to form a Christ centered and constitutional view.  In other words we are all equals in this. Very specific requirements for supplies of food, gear, seeds, and essentials will be made. A higher goal than most of 3-5 years of the above would be on my list for all to obtain. 1 year as an initial in order to be considered.  Must be living a life free of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and {sin to the best of your ability}. My goal here is not to be a lord / ruler, but to be a band of brothers helping each other and being more of a small tight knit family. All must be able to work together and not be the types that try to control and make everyone do what they see best.  That may even be of utmost importance for success in this.

Currently we are shopping for 100+ acres of land in some strategic locations with the following characteristics- Mountainous or hill country area that is defensive.  Region with mild winters. Land that is good for farming with surrounding population of people that farm.  As low as possible of a population with no large cities anywhere nearby and away from smaller cities. Must have good quality year round water source on site. Away from major roads. Ect. With that said we do have some areas in mind but are also willing to work with others if they want to help with choosing the area with all that goes into such a strategy.  When it comes to buying the land this could be done in different ways and it is something that we can work out. We are buying land anyways regardless if we find someone here unlike some who are looking for others to fund their mission of buying land or building a bunker ect.  Most important skills for a collapse would be farming, defense / real military operator skills that only 10% of those in the military have, and emergency medical care (not your typical family doc stuff).  Other important skills but lesser on the list would be JOAT’s, carpentry, electrical, communications, mechanical, and macgyver types who can rig anything from a pile of junk.
If what I have said here fits who you are and makes you want to know more please PM me.

Mar 152018
 

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Spring has sprung in the southeast Missouri Ozarks!   If you have been considering relocating then now is the time.

We want to build a small village here, on this 40 acres.   You can lease property here to build on.   To get to the meat of the matter………..

You —-

• Are preparing not out of fear, but from a determination created by knowledge.

• Want to live in a geographically stable area where winters are not extreme.

• Want to live off the beaten path where your place can’t be seen from any county road.

• Want to build your own sustainable house, and lifestyle.

• Want to live a permaculture lifestyle where as much as possible is used, repurposed, and recycled, with creating as much symbiotic relationships between animals and plants as possible.

• Want to live around others with similar interests where you can talk about a preparing lifestyle freely.

• Are already preparing the best you can.

• Have skills which not only benefit you and yours but others.

• Have your own camper to live in while building.

• Are financially stable enough to live in the boonies where jobs are scarce, but that doesn’t matter because you want to spend your time building a self-sustaining life.

No-No’s —– Anger Issues, Alcoholic, Drugs without a prescription, Sticky Fingers, Entitlement Issues, Lieing, Mooching, Control Issues, Cowards.

Must Have’s —– At Least Some Skill Set(s) Related to…. Animal Husbandry, Carpentry, Construction, Defense, Electricity, Gardening, Hunting, Mechanics, Medicine, Water Management.

There Will Be —–

• A 1 Acre Builder’s Lot to build and live on, to be leased for $200 per month, as long as there is a centralized currency system.    Then after SHTF there is no lease fee.

• No outside electricity allowed in.   You must provide your own generator for building to use power tools.   All houses will be built as off-grid. Solar is OK.

• Only rocket mass stoves are allowed for heating.   No regular wood heating stoves as they use four times the wood of rocket mass heaters.   Regular wood heating stoves would use too much of our resources.   Wood cook stoves and rocket cook stoves OK.

• An alternative septic system, self-built on your acre.    An alternative is a self-built, home-sized biogas plant.

If interested send an email to:

bk763 (at) yahoo (dot) com

 

 

Mar 032018
 

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I am forming a brand new community in Southern Missouri in the beautiful Ozarks. There is plenty of timber, water, and shelter that can be made.

This is an ideal location for a pole shift, the big bad earthquake, etc. This is because its west of West Plains but far enough away from the big city of Springfield, MO. Plenty of security and privacy.

I am looking for partners to join with me in this adventure. These partners will be the founders and decision makers for this community. I am looking between five to ten people only including myself. There will be a buy in with a trial period.

If you already have the equipment and the transportation you can already bring to the table, then you can immediately be a partner after you are vetted. Everything you have would become community property. That would be a huge jump start getting the community another step off the ground.

That is a personal decision. But, to me if you have invested hard work and paid your dues for it, then you should not have to pay for the land or buy in. Become an instant owner and a decision maker for this amazing opportunity. If not, of course keep what is yours!

Others that join the community after five years in the community, can have a buy in. Those new members can explore the community and contribute to get a feel it is for them. They will just pay a monthly or a yearly fee.
I already have permission from the owner to build this community with no issues.

It will be limited resource for electric, water, cell phone, & internet for now. I want to be off grid. If you cannot do without & need all the modern conveniences this opportunity is not for you currently..

We will have military experience, experienced preppers, teachers how to cook, garden, construction, basic survival skills, basic medical care. I want people to have a skill set. You need to be able to protect the community. Not be passive if help is needed! This is a very important rule!

Once our community is established with basics, we will working on a goal to have underground survival. We will be working on it in steps or phases.

We all will be a new family of survivalists /preppers. We have to rely and trust each other. There will very strict rules in place and bylaws.  There will be extensive backgrounds checks that will be done. There will be random drug tests. No tobacco or or drugs will be allowed!!

We will be able to work, contribute, & create products that we can sell to keep the community going.
It is not for families for now.

I have a lot of amazing ideas & designs that I need help with from paper to the finished product!

Nov 152017
 

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I am some what new to prepping and am looking to meet prepping groups. I am Christian and me family owns farm land in the area. We have stored some food and also made water and lighting arrangements. My father is a retired sheet metal worker and a farmer by trade. I have trained horses and cattle in my youth. I have learning gardening skills and my mother knows how to cook on a wood burning cook stove. We all know how to build a fire in doors and out since we have using wood burning hearing stove most of our lives. We also have camping gear. If their are like minded prepped people in our area we would like to get to know them.

Sep 202017
 

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While I don’t have the greatest knowledge of how to go about being self-sufficient and prepared, I do have a house on 24 beautiful acres, and I’m learning more all of the time. I moved here by myself with a desire to start a more self-sufficient, healthy, and generous lifestyle. I am a 37-year-old, Christian male with a full-time job. I work from home here, and my place is between Bolivar and Buffalo. If there are others who are looking to be more self-sufficient and who are interested in joining me in developing that type of lifestyle here, let me know!

Sep 082017
 

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We would like to meet other preppers in the NE MO area. The biggest nearby town is Hannibal MO. Quincy area folks are also very welcome.

Our goals are to share knowledge and get to know others for mutual assistance if the need should arise.

Our main skill sets are: We are good shots and practice fairly often, animal training, sewing, solar cooking, navigation, weather forecasting, some gardening, some medical, and various other things that we have dabbled in. Always adding to our skill sets.

Any takers? PM me!

Sep 032017
 

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hi everyone, I’m michelle. I have one daughter. I am 41, she is 3. I have been prepping for the last year. Building up on camp/survival gear, food, water, medical and toiletries. My soon to be ex doesn’t support me as a prepper. makes fun and puts me down. his problem.

Anyways. I can cook on a camp fire, or wood stove. and even start a fire in either. recently learned to do camp fire when its raining. I am also a seamstress, and can do some leather work and little jewelry work. also learned light fire arms and have my own bow and arrows. other misc weapons.

Plus, i have my own organic gardens, and have a ton of seeds in storage. I am also a licensed minister and can show credentials if requested. I am also a “super’ geek. I love world or usa history, earth or chemistry science, astronomy, biographies and spiritual studies from all walks of life. also 20+ years musician with violin, piano and native flute.  keeping it short and sweet. questions. contact me. thanks. michelle

Aug 112017
 

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Small family looking for additional forces. Families would be best. We have a few acres out of town. Some livestock and fruit trees. Have been prepping for a few years. I feel we are running out of time. Not a lot of money just hard workers. We have a good location easily defensable. We are older our children are younger. Old fashion morals and principles. contact me atbarbqlver321atyahoodotcom

Aug 012017
 

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Hello

My name is Ruth I am 60 and have 2 adult boys we have been preppers for better than 20 years.We are Christians and know the hour is very late .in the realm of birth pains and the world we are seeing and living in i would say we are crowning.We are honest ,loyal and loving people we are also hardy .strong and no pushovers.We take care of our own and others.My boys have a great number of advanced skills and would be an asset to any group.We forge and pay our own way no freeloaders here.WE are not rich but we are not poor.

We have what we need to last for a long haul.We would like to find a group to add safety in numbers to our preps and to yours as well.If you have good land for your bug out local and you want to pick your new neighbors who are willing to pitch in and even buy an acre or two to help with cost and your investment let us know.

contact us at [email protected]

please note for anyone seeing money signs we can not and will not be taken advantage of “promise”.

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Jul 182017
 

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Hello, our group is in the Branson, Mo area and interested in speaking with people that have structured goals and prepping skills. We are army trained and police background so we need serious candidates that would enjoy 500 acres of ground. Looking for able bodied, likeminded individuals, couples and possibly families. Currently, we would like help with large scale gardening, animal care, chores, mowing etc, we have over 2 miles of river frontage and a park like setting. We do not need drama, issues or welfare recipients, all of us work 80+ hours at work and at our site.

Further inquiries are face to face and we back ground check every person wishing to join us. We have over 18 years at this location and only intend to improve it. We can be reached at showmeacure at gmail dot com.

Thanks,
MJ

May 282017
 

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Hey all family man here I’m 27 a welder master of none but jack of all done a lil bit of everything from hanging drywall to cement laying framing building etc I’m a prepper looking around the rual areas around Jeff city have my own wepons and food/transport preps for my lil family to last us about a year I don’t want to have to stay in the city  when shtf (terrible idea) just looking for other groups doing the same hopefully with a little land I’m willing to contribute to the cause as much as Im able to I’m not a bum and won’t be a freeloader but I’m not super rich if your looking for crazy cash you won’t find it here but with me I’m looking for security and so are you if your on here finding other preppers

Email me at [email protected] we’ll talk

May 152017
 

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Applications now being taken from retired single military veterans for caretaking position to assist a retired military family, in the beautiful Ozark mountains of S. Central Mo. This is an on site rental arrangement. Farm experience and camper-trailer needed. Will train. Shotgunning experience helpful. This is a preppers paradise offer, where you get the best of both worlds.

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May 052017
 

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Hey everybody, 57 year old man looking for a Christian group to join. Been looking after my elderly mother for awhile but she needs to go into a nursing home so im about to be Free LOL

I have a decent amount of survival equipment and the usual stuff, A working knowledge of natural healing methods which i have studied for years, Pretty fair Lumber jacking skills as i had a wood stove for over ten years

I am very old school and can be trusted which is my best trait

Thanks for reading, Tommy in KC

Apr 242017
 

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Family of five to ten looking to move with 90 to 120 days notice.

We are Christians.  My wife and I are retired and debt free with moderate monthly income (long as the economy lasts).  We are looking to live a self sustaining life style full time and move to join a group or help start one. By living a self-sustainable lifestyle before you can survive while thriving after any crises that may occur.  I am not looking for a place to hide and die but a permanent change in lifestyle to start getting off the grid as we can and then staying off the grid in a secure, secluded area.

I don’t want to work hard and dumb but simple and basic.  I have a lot of tools and equipment.  I hope to also get (or build) a saw mill and backhoe.

We have food, water filters, some weapons and ammo and a camper to live in till I can build a living structure.  Will be building some type of an earth structure from one of the following: Aircrete, CEB, (compressed earth block) Rammed Earth Bags and/or Adobe using the reactive home concept for a living structure (no mechanical heating or cooling) as taught by Bill Mollison long before Mike Reynolds’ Earth Ship concept ever came along.  I am thinking about build my own CEB press.  I also have the material to build a metal roof for a shop about 40’x40′ using earth walls from local soil.

I believe biofuel is one answer for renewable fuel and garbage scrap disposal.

Aquaponics is the only real answer to a year round renewable food source of meat and vegetables that I am aware of.  Built in a reactive greenhouse.

I have personal experience with compost toilets and have built two of them so far with good results.

We have a 2000 gal. rain catchment system in place at our current location.  Designed for a purification system that is renewable without going to the store for filters.  We built a furnace to make activated charcoal to use with sand (which is in abundance).  We have most of the purification system already assembled and ready for food grade 55 gal barrels.

If we join a group, we will need at least 1-2 acres to build and live on. We want to help others do the same, we also want to work on the common area preparing it for the group for when it all falls apart.

I am learning more every day and by no means have even scratched the surface so I want to learn all I can from others as well.

We have started converting our lights over to LED lighting, 12v rolls of strip lights in the old 120v light fixtures.  With changes in electrical consumption we have cut our usage in half over the last year getting ready to switch to solar and wind with battery storage.  I am leaving the old 120v system in place so I can take the new system with me.

I have a wife, two sons, (23 & 31) a daughter-in-law, daughter (26) with 3 year old son all in better than average health.  We also have friends who want to go with us as time will permit them to do so.

No medications required for any of us as we use essential oils, herbs and supplements and hopping to start grow a lot of what we will need.  I am looking forward to learning more on how to make tinctures and our own E oils.  As well as canned and fermented foods(the more of this the less refrigeration needed).   We are all on board for this.

We thought we had a place but it didn’t work out so we need to get out of the city.  We currently live in a highly populated area in an irrigated desert which is running out of water.  When power is gone, the water will be gone as will civil order.

I am a Army Vet 73 to 77 was an E5 Motor Sgt in Schweinfurt, Germany.

We have construction experience, electrical, plumbing, welding, machine, metal buildings & roofs (one retro fit roof the size of two foot ball fields 82′ up), mechanic of both gas and diesel, solar hot water system, semi truck driver, some reloading experience and equipment, certified gun smith (passed a test), canning experience with canning equipment and much more.

I have worked relief on two hurricanes working almost 30 days with each one.  So I have seen total destruction, civil disorder, rioting, marshal law with state troopers and national guard.  I’ve also seen families who were desperate and not prepared at all along with families who never missed a beat as they were ready for the natural disaster that hit.  I lived at a mission base 13 years ago with my oldest son for two months in the Amazon without power so we ate meat only when we had caught or killed it.

Eleven years ago we lived in a camper for one year on the road along the eastern coast from Niagara Falls, along the outer bank islands to Beaumont Texas then on to El Paso, down to Las Cruces, N.M, then from Sholo to Sahuarita, Arizona while homeschooling my two youngest.

We are debt free and looking to be in a group with christian values to connect with and then relocate to, which will not be a quick process as we will need to get to know each other (although time is short).  Don’t need decoder rings but security is an important point before we consider joining forces with others.  We are not looking for a group to join but one to be a part of to form friendship and trust where we cover each others back or 6 as some say.

We have served the Lord for 23 years full time without a paying full time job so we do not have a nest egg or 401K so if you are looking for someone with a lot of money look somewhere else.  If you would like a Godly relationship with a hard working and honest family then we are open to more communications as to how we could fit together.  We can support ourselves and are not looking for a free ride.

If you want to talk about someday maybe doing something then please find someone who is looking to someday maybe doing something to talk to.

If you are ready to act now, I have much more to share but will do so in a more private way.  So contact me then we can talk privately.  Email me and I will send you my phone number.

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Apr 182017
 

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Looking for a bol somewhere to bog down when shtf for me and my family gf/2 kids let’s talk and see if we fit

Feb 262017
 

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If interested in being part of a Mutual Assistance Group in the SW MO area, contact mo[dot]woods55[at]gmail[dot]com.  Thanks.

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Feb 102017
 

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Currently living in Virginia, near coast. Am planning a trip to MO in March for about a week, and would like to know what areas to focus on with possible good, established prep communities to make the most of my time out there.

 Posted by at 3:56 am
Jan 172017
 

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I’m looking to buy land in Missouri. Would like it to be untouched and off the grid no phone or power lines on it. Would prefer it to be around or in close enuff drive to other preppers. I’ve been looking for awhile now and just haven’t found what I’m looking for so if anyone knows of anything let me know please.