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The present facts of our current and emerging reality coupled with your gut-level intuition about what is getting ready to happen can no longer be ignored…we are heading for a major life-altering event. You’ve come to the unsettling conclusion that there are too many danger signals to deny. DON’T IGNORE YOUR INTUITION.
So, you have stored some food, ammo and weapons; you read some books on gardening and basic medical care. But are you really ready? You can wait until you are facing fundamental societal change to determine how ready you are, but that is a decision that carries serious consequences.
Safety and Skills in Numbers
The wise choice would be to join a group that is serious about preparing for an event. We have been preparing for multiple years to shelter our membership and sustain our existence for many years afterwards at a secluded and secured location with full-spectrum provisions for long-term survivability.
We have prepared a safe haven community of a dozen family units located in central North Carolina for our membership from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. We don’t live there–we just prepare it for the day we know we will have to occupy it. We are not sure what will take place or when but just like you, we can discern the signs of that inevitability. After all, it is not a matter of if; it is a matter of when.
Our 50-acre retreat has all of the needs necessary for long-term survival under any circumstances including:
- A deep well with pristine water (with a backup manual pump)
- A pond and a fast-flowing creek
- Abundant deer, wild turkey and rabbit
- Domesticated livestock including rabbits, chickens, goats and ducks
- Sustainable gardens (raised beds and tilled ground) to replenish our stores for food consumption and medical needs
- A fruit orchard and numerous fruit bushes
- Abundant natural growing tubers, blackberries and other non-cultivated food sources as a back-up
- Ongoing construction of a greenhouse to cultivate vegetables, sprouts and seedlings for longer growing seasons
- Solar energy systems under development with a dedicated and skilled team working on Energy to determine exact power needs and equipment.
Who We Are
Because our objective is to be self-sufficient when we have to occupy our retreat we feel it is critical to store and prepare together rather than risk an isolated effort that cannot be defended when social order collapses. We all value the safety of our families above all else, which enables us to collaborate in preparing for that event.
I am a Vietnam Vet who served with an combat infantry unit as part of five years in the US Army, so I know what it takes to protect your habitation. I have also served as CEO of three successful companies in my career so I know how to successfully organize people and projects.
We have organized a retreat community made up of hard-working and dedicated folks committed to preparing for an event. Many of our membership are former military so we bring that self-discipline and spirit of camaraderie as well as mission-focus.
The retreat includes a stocked medical clinic as our membership includes several doctors, a RN and an EMT. We are prepared for many medical emergencies or situations.
In addition to the medial staff listed above, our members also include several electrical engineers, an attorney, an auto mechanic, a teacher, DOC officer, retired Army infantryman, an IT expert, a competition shooter/fisherman, a seamstress, construction contractor, teacher, a former SWAT member and a trained aviation mechanic and assembler. We have formed teams to address security/weaponry, medical care, food production, food preparation, communications, construction and energy. Each team has a team leader and organizational charter.
We also form Task Forces to address specific needs like Mobilization/Activating Communications and Perimeter Security Training Aids.
Our three-person Leadership Team (all former military) sets executive policies and provides operational day-to-day decisions. Issues that involve long-term implications or significant allocation of resources or policy changes are brought before the group for discussion and decisions. We do not run our organization like a commune or home owners association—but more like a corporate or quasi-military organization.
If you are looking for a pure democracy with extended deliberations and a vote on everything while progress is measured at a snail’s pace… pass us by. If you are looking for a group to join that you can maintain a passive enrollment, store food with your “name on the list” for “when the balloon goes up”; we are not the group for you. Our motto is “Plan-Prepare-Practice” so we don’t just think about alternate energy–we develop it. We don’t just read books on first aid–we practice it.
We are looking for team-oriented individuals that bring useful skills and positive “can do” attitudes to the table with committed families to actively participate in and further develop what we have achieved so far in the following areas:
- Operational facilities and extensive sustainable survival provisions maintained in a high state of readiness with the services of a full-time caretaker and group projects conducted at regular meetings.
- Personal and group training in sustainable living skills (gardening, livestock, construction, food preservation/preparation), operational security / defensive skills, and medical/TCCC (tactical combat casualty care) training.
- Solid relationships between members based on trust, competence, and contributions to the group over an extended period of time. Everyone in the community contributes from their resources and skill sets to make us a stronger group.
- The governance bodies are: an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leaders (Leadership Team) and a Community Council (made of adult members).
Our motto is: Plan, Prepare, and Practice.
We hold monthly gatherings which are also Skills Development and Retreat Building Workshops one weekend every month. During a typical weekend we conduct numerous training sessions and defense simulations.
Firearms and security training is part of every session and members are encouraged to seek out individual firearms training as well. Most of our membership have also attended off-site weapons training, occasionally together. We have a 25-meter and 125-meter pistol and rifle range and provide training in basic handguns, rifle and shotgun use at every Gathering with several trained instructors/range officers.
Our onsite workshops include working on developing the retreat as well as developing our skill sets. Many of our members have attended homesteading skill and survival training programs at conferences to enhance skills. We plan to bring select experts in for additional training in the next few months.
In addition to a 360+ page operations manual to support our members, we have also developed a separate 200-page Retreat Activation & Security Protocol which has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired military officers and several security systems experts. We also have an extensive CCTV camera system for surveillance with several monitoring stations. We take our security seriously, so onsite security is 24/7/365. After all, if you can’t defend it, it’s not yours, so ours is defensible.
Here is a sampling of some of the training topics we have presented:
- Foot patrolling techniques
- Tactical gear
- Small unit tactics
- Radio Talk Protocol
- Running & gunning
- First aid and trauma medical care
- Compass reading and orienting
- Communications protocol
- Battery storage
- Water purification
- Alternative energy devices
- Solar energy
- Cheese sealing
- Food packaging
- Slaughtering and dressing of domestic livestock
- Herbs, homeopathy, and essential oils/tinctures
- Candle making
- Radiation-countering supplements
- EMP protection
- Earth moving equipment operation
- Survival skills and much more…
We have accommodation cabins, RV spaces, a medical clinic, a well-house with backup manual well pump, a 3-room bath house with showers and laundry facilities, shop, diesel and gas storage, community center, provisions storage area, commercial kitchen and communications center/operations room. We have a large amount of stored water, solar energy, propane supply and wood burning as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions to include multi-layer nesting of all electronics within Faraday Cages.
We are finalizing our solar power system as we have done extensive research in the process and have been accumulating solar equipment for years.
We have installed a four-stage air filtration unit (with large bank of deep-cycle marine batteries) for our fallout shelter that can remove 99.99% of the impurities in the event of a NBC or fallout event. Every member has to have a functioning gas mask and fresh filter. Our fallout shelter is self-contained and able to sustain the community members for weeks, if needed. We also have calibrated radiation monitoring equipment, dosimeters and hazmat suits for clean-up and outside monitoring.
To support our communications center, six of our members have Ham licenses. Our communications center will monitor radio traffic and stay connected with a network of other ham operators when the event occurs. We also have our own internal switchboard system with hard-wired phone system. As a precaution, we have duplicate equipment for everything—back-ups to back-ups.
Anyone can have a Plan B…but you may need a Plan C.
We all share in the development of the community through working at every monthly Gathering. While we don’t occupy the retreat until an event has occurred, our members can use the property for R&R to enjoy hunting, fishing, relaxing as we are surrounded by a large area with plentiful game.
Our members rent space (RV space or cabins) at $250/month to pay for on-site caretaker/security personnel and utilities to man 24-7. We do have a one-time membership fee of $750 that is non-refundable that goes into our construction fund.
We have one cabin available as well as a RV space (RV has full range of sewer, water and power hook-ups). We are looking for capable and willing folks to help with physical requirements of post-event such as energy (solar, etc.) patrolling, gardening, wood gathering, hunting, etc.
There May Be A Place for You in Our Community
We are also seeking additional skills to add to our mix. No anti-government types, militants or racists. We are Constitutionalists and despite a major concern in how our government is run—we are pro-America. Prospective members go through a vetting process that includes email interviews, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, as well as background and criminal checks.
Although we are secular, we are principally Christian but will consider all religions (or non-religious types). We are not “Bible-thumpers” but we do have deep moral, spiritual and ethical beliefs. We have Sunday Bible service, but attendance is optional. We have an optional Sunday Service when we hold our weekend Gathering but attendance is optional.
We review our mission, vision and core values at every meeting and have a 12-page set of rules to govern behavior.
If you have been prepping for a while and want to affiliate with a well-organized, like-minded group in North Carolina, then ask for an application. We start with a phone call first.
The retreat is ready to be occupied by members at a moment’s notice. We keep the candle burning 24/7. You could be one of those able to flee the perils of the decline of social order for the security of a small well-trained, organized, and prepared community.
How important is your family’s welfare and security? What are their lives worth to you? Think about the advantages of a well-organized group when it comes to the safety and welfare of your loved ones when everything turns upside down. It is like owning an insurance policy you never want collected or that spare tire you keep in your trunk you never want to use.
We have been told by several TV production companies that have approached us for filming that we are one of the most organized groups they have come across. Then why haven’t you seen us on TV? It is simple…our operation security is far more important than ‘15 minutes of fame.’ We are preppers–not food hoarders or entertainers.
If you want to see a video of our group, visit YouTube and search for “Tranquility Ridge r2”. You should get a sense of our group from the video. We are serious folks and have a mission that is reviewed every meeting.
If your family’s security and safety is critical to you and you live in North Carolina, Virginia or South Carolina, contact us today. Contact me via email: sgtprepper2 (at) gmail (dot) com to discuss your qualifications by phone and then we will send you an application and list of further requirements.
We have one cabin and one RV space left and it is first-come-first-serve. Remember, most of the Jews of Europe missed the early tell-tale signs of the sinister changes that were taking place in the 1930’s. Don’t miss this opportunity to join an established and organized group–we are serious…are you?