Anyone in Australia ever built and back yard bunker with an air filtration system?
I am in what could be called the lower NE portion of the state of Georgia, somewhere between Athens and Augusta. I have a small parcel of land that if worked correctly could support as many as 6 people full time, and allow for some exchange/trade/barter with neighbors and even networking with others within a limited distance.
I am interested in connecting with those who are fully employed, who wish to remain in their current situation, while investing (financially and with labor) in what will be their retreat if and when the time comes to make that move. This land is not large enough to support numerous houses but can accommodate a few campers within a limited size. We are intentionally trying to keep this small, so as not to arouse a lot of attention (quiet discretion is of utmost importance).
The nearest town to us is 7 miles with a population of 1,520. The next nearest town is 14 miles away with a population of 3,978. These are numbers as of 2016. I can assure you that the population has not grown much since 2016, so we are talking about rather small towns. What this means is that when everything goes to pot the vast majority of these people will be headed to either Athens or Augusta. I know this because over the years as I have gone to town for shopping and other errands, as I try to talk to people, it is obvious they do not believe anything I tell them, and they think I am a complete kook. In over 10 years of quietly prepping and acquiring supplies, I have not yet met anyone who shows any interest in what we as preppers take so seriously. This tells me that after all is said and done, there won’t be many people if any left in this area, after a social or economic crash/collapse. Sounds like a darn good place to be if you ask me.
Another interesting tidbit of information is that, our position on the map puts us surrounded by thousands of acres of forested lands (much of which is owned by members of my family), with scattered pasture land and ponds. This will provide us with more than adequate hunting and fishing, as well as wells, creeks and springs from which we can draw water. We also have neighbors who have horses and livestock.
As you can see, we are situated in a rather comfortable position to be completely self sufficient if and when the time comes.
Interested parties can reply to this post or email me directly at wisperingwoods [at] outlook [dot] com
Seeking like minded persons not just w/the desire 2 overcome but infused w/an overwhelming sense of Must & Will get it done.
I’m a graduate student and I have created a group on DownToMeet for those who have a disability or Who have less able family members to consider in their preparation (Such as young children or elderly parents). The link is https://downtomeet.us/61lI
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 stevesmitty79 [at] yahoo [dot] com or just google my username. I’ve had it for a while. I have a youtube channel too. Blessings to you and yours, Steve.
Hello from rocky mountain montana. We have resources and knowledge and are interested in interacting with others of like mind. Our place is close enough to work in town and yet elk, deer, bear and the occasional wolf wander by. More sunny days here than phoenix arizona. It’s just a little bit colder.
Looking to form a group from Bellingham to Blaine. Not an “ugh Neanderthal” group. Serious professionals who can plan for survival in an urban environment. This would be a very large group to band together. Many professional disciplines, skills, and resource levels. People who can plan on a large scale with common sense, ability to function under stress and deprivation, and leadership. Military a definite plus.
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Hi, Tomgirl and I are currently in southwest Colorado. We are researching some lands to buy that are mountainous and hopefully with river frontage. Bordering BLM or national forest would be ideal. We’re in our twenties. I have an inheritance with which to buy land and set up an off-grid location. Have not decided on exactly where we want to settle as yet, but considering New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and maybe even California . Feel free to write us at richandtomgirl [at] protonmail [dot] com
We would like some input on locations most favorable.
Hey there. I’m new here ,just joined yesterday.
I live in Colorado and am interested in forming a “community” one day soon.
I am hoping to find rational people here that,like me, am fully awake and cognitively able to read the “tea leaves” of our times.
Nice meeting you all
Community off grid living in Arkansas, checkout our website www.mountainburgcoop.com.
Hello, I am active duty military and have noticed there are a number of careers that do not support the “group” standard. Military, truckers, excess traveling careers, or people that generally can not constantly dedicate to a specific group for whatever reason. It is not fair to a well established group to accept people that may in a few years leave. With all that being said my goal is to reach out to people in these situations and see where we can go from there, honestly there is not an over arching mission other than just to communicate and possibly network with people or to have “a buddy” wherever our travels may take us. Please reach out to me with opnions, concerns, or just to chat. Gauge0317 [at] gmail [dot] com
The Coos Bay Fire Department and Southwestern Oregon Preppers are offering an opportunity to learn more about Disaster Preparedness. The training will be presented at the Coos Bay Fire Department located at 450 Elrod Ave, Coos Bay on April 20, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.
Are there any active preppers on Whidbey Island. I very interested in exchanging skills/knowledge and share some ideas. We don’t have to meet although that is possible. I have various skill sets and I continue to learn. Just jeave a message.
It’s been almost a year since this was originally posted. I’m still a prepper although I consider myself more of a suburban homesteader. I don’t have acreage, but I have chickens, fruit trees and a large garden with hoop house and grow room. I could probably survive with my family for 90 days without assistance barring attacks from a large well armed group. I have some skills but I have much too learn. You can contact me here and we can chat.
We are a cohesive group of like-minded singles, couples, elders, teens and children that by unity have come together to prepare for the coming times of financial hardship and cataclysmic events that could challenge our way of living as we know it today – sharing knowledge, skills, resources and labor to ensure our future and well-being.
We are looking for sound, responsible, service-minded individuals to join our community who are willing to share positive skills. Our current members have a variety of skills including maintenance, farm work (livestock and agriculture), teachers, doctors, permaculture, mechanics, electricians, paramedics, dentists, and security, all professions and skills are accepted.
All faiths, cultures and individuals who are passionate about preserving life and taking care of day-to-day operations are encouraged to join.
We accept well socialized dogs, cats and birds.
Hello everyone! I am a prepper from Arizona and I was wondering who would be interested in networking? I’m looking for trustworthy people to join forces and go in on a “prepper” venture. I want to start a completely self-sustaining off grid town/settlement to relocate to. I have designs in draft stages and I need other input. Thanks in advance for your two cents!
WHO WE ARE-
We are a family of four. I am 37 yr old male, my wife is 36 and we have two sons 14 / 7. I own a construction company in Maine and will be semi retiring within the next year, maybe two if I can stand it. I am very skilled at many jack of all trades things. I know that doesn’t put me at the top of most lists of skill sets needed so I will list some of what I have done.
Rebuild 1970 backhoe / Build my high end custom off grid house / built my barn, mini barn, shelter, septic, 1,000ft driveway, clearing for house / Spent last 10 years living completely off grid with solar (I am poor in the electrical skills department) / Built my construction company from scratch to be able to retire by age 38 / I train with my firearms and tac gear, currently hiring pro trainer for private lessons.
While this is not a list of my skills, it is a list of things I have accomplished with skills I have and have acquired. My main focus now on skill building is with tactical firearms training which I am doing every month and on the side at my personal range. I am also use to extremely high stress environments due to doing construction for 15 years. My wife has pioneer skills like making bone broth on our wood stove and sewing, natural medicine, soap making, excellent garden skills, and is great at animal husbandry. She does everything for vet work with our goats including giving them shots, and giving birth to their kids. We raise goats, rabbits, and chickens. All by her initiative and I essentially am her farm hand. My two sons are home schooled. (by my wife) They are typical children. Though they do help us daily with chores and are not completely ruined by the school system.
We live in Maine. You could learn a bit about me by looking up some of my Maine posts. (Maine retreat post deleted.) We currently have a retreat. Probably one of the better locations as we are a mile down a dirt road off grid surrounded by 3,000 acres. We have lived here for 10 years and built the place from scratch. I am strongly considering a move to WV. My reasoning behind this is due to a few different things. I don’t really like the idea of harsh winters for a SHTF situation. It is not good for long term survival and patrol defense. Also we have a poor water issue here at my retreat. Another reason why I would leave is because I struggle with winter blues and would like to find somewhere that has more of a mild winter with temps in the 40’s and 50’s like I see in WV. Also I have sought and sought to build a dedicated group here and no one has had any interest in joining. So I am at the point where in approx 1 year I will be able to financially uproot. I post this now at this time because it would be good to build a relationship with a new group now and strongly work towards this as I assume that this is going to take some time. Not that I am trying to drag this out.
Our preps are complete for the most part to a high standard. Our list of supplies would far exceed 90% of most. The best way that I can say this is that we are 1 family and have essentially prepared for a small group due to no one joining us I have laid up for my neighbors without them knowing as I just did not have another solution. If you seem like a good fit for us I will gladly share more info on this sensitive topic, but just know that our preps will exceed your expectations. We even have an “ace card” that would help to financially take care of us and a whole group for lifes basic needs in the event of a collapsed economy as long as there is still some kind of commerce and shipping even if the cost of everything is inflated by a dollar collapse. No mooch’s please we are not rich. Just have an investment that is not subject to dollar or stock crash.
We are christians. I have been a believer in Jesus for 19 years. I have a mixed doctrinal back ground, but am very solid and not full of wacky teachings. My wife has been a christian for 14 years. We would like to find more fellowship where we move as the church here is pretty much just an in and out non participant entertainment atmosphere. I can get along with brothers from most denominational back grounds as long as their beliefs are not cultic or new age like. If there is something that we don’t agree on I am humble and still able to get along as long as it is not related to salvation or who Jesus is which I have conservative / early christian roots regarding. I do love to converse about many different biblical topics though.
Although I am not fond of the current state of our country, (quite embarrassed actually) I am a patriot and believe in the constitution of the united states.
Our health overall is good. I could use some jogging, although I am physically fit from doing farm work and construction work for years. I am not over weight. Essentially can not put on weight as I could use to gain a few pounds in the Maine winters. My sons are typical healthy children. My wife overall is not unhealthy, but she does have limes. (from a tick bite) She has been doing some super cleansing and major dietary work with some natural health physicians to flush out the lime. In less than 4 months it has been working showing night and day improvement. So all and all this is not an issue. Just want to be upfront about it.
WHAT WE SEEK-
We seek a well established small/medium sized group. We would really prefer the people of this group to have christian background and beliefs and good moral ethics. I am hoping that in the group some of the skill sets would be some military and leo and medic skills. The groups retreat should have extremely ideal defensive location well away from big cities. I would not want to be taking a step back in the quality of what we have for a location at my current home. Group must have 1-3 years supplies for all members and be getting together on a regular basis to train. Must be in a similar position of your preps as I am or we would not be a good fit. I am not supplying a group although I am not selfish either and realize that we all come together on this and form a group with some who have strengths in other areas. Not a group with just an informal bug out plan of a few families with no organization or forward moving goals. Ideally the members of this group would be close in friendship and like a small family. I am only interested in groups where every member is like minded and active in some way within the group. I am not interested in groups that just invite anyone. I would hope that you would be very careful in your selection of people to join as this is not a free for all type of thing that anyone even reading on this forum should be like even though I see some of that here. I realize how hard it is to find people who are trust worthy and also have skills and motivation/ability to prep. It would be preferred if there were some kind of pre-established bylaws for times of peace and post shtf. Also we would be of the mindset that it would be necessary to store the majority of our preps at the retreat as moving them after an EMP event would not be desirable if possible. Being from the other side of the fence when it comes to owning a retreat we see the necessity of these things and even though we don’t have them established here it is something we desire and see would only help for smooth operation. All of what belongs to us will be labeled so that it is easy to identify in the event of a future move although that is not what I am interested in. I want to do this right and don’t have time for a mistake here. We do not want anyone who is affiliated with any racist, cult, or anti government type groups. Also even though I would like it if there is military / leo skills within the group I am not looking for a militia type group, though I do think it is extremely important that we train as a group for patrol/security. I think that it is extremely important that there is a multi leadership and not a single commanding king withing the group. Although I do realize that in many cases executive decisions will need to be made. Jonathan Hollerman’s books talk a lot about this.
WHAT WE BRING-
(Actually SOME of what we bring, as I would never list it all on here. I only write this so that you can make a judgement to the level of our preps. The things that I write should let you know where we are at.)
Two EMP proof vehicles diesel and gas. Foot powered grain thresher. Deep well hand pump. Shallow well pump. 5 dakota alerts. 1,000 jars with ten x times that in lids. Diesel generator. Diesel fuel trailer. Retreat size supply of medical items. Retreat size supply of many other things I feel I should probably not mention here, I am speaking about the core essentials. We also have 15 goats and half a dozen meat rabbits we would want to bring. At least some of the goats. Storage for all of these items could be an issue. Some of it can go in a conex box and some would need to have stabilized temps. We would also bring my skid steer and all of the attachments- in new condition. And could bring my old backhoe if there wasn’t a machine to dig on site. And the list goes on.
My plan is to continue to do what I am doing and prep where I am. I am going to continue to run my company in order to bring in enough cash flow to buy a house and make the expensive move and also to have enough to start another business when I get to a new location. By the time that I move I will not have to work, but I think it would be irresponsible and lazy being only 38 or 39 to completely retire. I will try to make a business that would benefit our preps in some way.
Let me know if we seem like a good fit and we can consider the same and if all works out we can begin to entertain the possibility of making a move in the upcoming year.
At this time we have not joined a group and would also be interested in single families. We are currently seeking to buy a large piece of property this summer in Southern WV to begin to build our retreat location. So if you are interested in starting something small with us from the ground up then please contact me and if it is a good fit for both of us then perhaps we can move forward.
I am looking forward to meet anybody interested in survival techniques. I have some experience myself but I have lots of room for improvement. Maybe we can share knowledge and learn together also we can practice what we know.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we will survive a disaster of great magnitude. We are planning on buying land/home in West Virginia in the next several years with emphasis on retiring and homesteading. I want a group to affiliate with but want to live independently. Does this site support such goals? I of course want to affiliate so that if needed we will all join to support, protect, house, and enable a safe comfortable existence. I am very family focused and of course anticipate my family to join us in case of any situation warranting refuge.
Just start a sustainable community in Pencahue, Chile. Im looking for one or two partners to share the costs of the multi development project. Please see my web page at: www.movingtochile.com for more information.
I’m not a part of a group but I’ve been prepping for a long time. I have a remote 23 acre farm located in SE Idaho with gravity fed spring and gravity irrigation, orchard, chickens, large garden area, alt. power, etc. Home and farm will easily accommodate 20+ people but I am interested in finding only a few families with like minded ideas yet different skill sets.
I live in Salt Lake City area, 2.5 hour drive from my farm. I’m looking for individuals or families with the following skill sets. HAM radio, tactical/military experience, diesel mechanic skills, farming, medical skills, etc. My goal is to create a small group that can learn from each other and prep the farm a weekend a month for any type of emergency. No freeloaders. Looking for independent people who live normal lives but are serious about having a prepared bug-out location. Reach out to me if you’ve been looking for the perfect location to safely evacuate your family to when things go bad. vitamintracy at yahoo dot com
45 acres just north of Bangor, mostly finished and isolated, garden, orchard, out buildings, library, solar and wind powered, raise livestock, plenty of room for more cabins. jimi238 (at) hushmail. (com)
Hello fellow preppers! I’m currently looking for local preppers who would be interested in building our own self sustaining green community in northern Az.
been off grid almost entire life…have to relocate homestead looking for location?..land?..group?….solar mechanical farm ect real mcoy… benlegend77 [at] gmail [dot] com
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………..
• 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
Prepper Neighbors selling their country home, with well water, acreage, pond, lake. Several options starting at $50k.
GPS Location 31.994392, -95.230777
I am interested in finding a Christian Prepper group preferably living in a self-sustained community. I live in Iowa but I would be more than willing to relocate to join a group. I am an Air Force veteran with mechanical skills. I have been working as a Software Engineer for the past 20 years and have experience in networking.
I am also have experience working on a farm and have done some construction work.
I’m looking to either join a group or create a group around the Tucson AZ area. If you or anyone you know is interested reply to this post. Thank you for your time.
I’m in the Lehigh Valley and looking to join a prepper group. I used to work as and EMT before starting medical school so I have some useful skills to offer. I am working on slowly becoming more prepared for larger disasters and SHTF scenarios and I need to connect with a group of people to fill in the gaps that there are in my current ability to plan.
Not far from NJ, PA, Western CT, MA and VT
Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and there are preppers in New York.
We just have to stay under the radar a bit and blend in with our neighbors.
NY is not all NYC, far from it.
We are located both in the NYC metro area (NYC, Long Island, NJ, CT) and in very rural Central NYS adjacent to 5,000,000 acres of the “Forever Wild” Adirondack Park on a 50 acre totally off grid, mountain top modern retreat.
We are well established and well supplied long term preppers looking for talented team members.
Always happy to chat and see where it goes.
You just never know.
About 9 years ago I made a very dear friend/prepping partner right here on this site.
Looking to do it again.
joenobody370 at yah00
We are a small Christian based group that’s been together for about 3 years. We have a variety of skills, but could use more. We meet several times a month to train, either on one of the members home or in the field. We hold quarterly field training exercises to sharpen our abilities. If your in our area and looking for a stable group, check us out. I can be contacted at oldnamvet0 [at] gmail [dot] com
Want to connect with like minded folk who have a strategic mindset and can contribute to the development and maintenance of an area study for the Cumberland Plateau and surrounding area. Connecting with local CERT, ARES, veteran groups, LEO, etc. Focus is on establishing a complete, accurate and robust body of knowledge of current and planned resources, key personalities, identify gaps and discuss methods to increase local resilience.
orsog at protonmail dot ch
S/E Oklahoma seeking individual, couple or very small group
What I’m all about:
I’m 45 years old this year(wow) pass for and can outwork most 25 year olds, and live off-grid in much the same fashion I would if TSHTF. If the end of the world occurred tomorrow, I wouldn’t likely even know about it until I realized planes weren’t flying overhead anymore. I’ve been doing this in earnest now for about a decade, though the adventure started for me in the late 90’s.
While always under some form of construction/expansion, things are well enough in shape to survive virtually any eventuality- though it’s always in a state of chaos around here in my opinion, nothing is ever quite ‘finished’ and I’m always behind. I don’t really anticipate a calamity that can be marked and commemorated on some future calendar, instead I feel the continued decay of ethics, morality and dependencies/ entitlements have already put us square in the definition of living post-apocalypse. And all it’a likely to do from here is continue to degrade. I am not a ‘gun nut’ praying for something terrible to happen so I can live out my fantasies based on being ‘done wrong’ by the world. Unfortunately, too many of our ranks seem to lean that direction.
My life is without dependency on the outside world, economy, medical care, etc… I train pack/ draft animals, raise food, devise methods to contend with my needs based on what’s onhand, etc…
It’s very rural here, off the beaten track, but not so far from ‘town’ or resources to have to worry about having enough gas to go get gas. That said… I might make a trip to town 6 times a year.
It’s the frontier out here… riff-raff, cowboys and indians, other assorted ‘wild’ inhabitants… the weather is equally wild and so are the innumerable quantities of wildlife that we share the region with. I wouldn’t trade this spot for the world… I was very lucky to have found it and appreciated it’s potential so many years ago.
What I’m looking for:
I took all this on by myself and understand how difficult it is to even conceive of it as an individual. Ideally, I’d like to find a person or couple or even a very small group that was looking for an ideal place as I was when I located this one(I am not from here, I sought it out based on a long list of criteria). Learn what it’s all about and what you’re made of, and put yourself or yourselves in a secure position come what may. In a perfect world, ultimately take advantage of the numerous local and adjacent properties that come up for sale(often with owner financing and always very inexpensive) and set up permanantly on your own land, yet have still the community aspect we have created. If things were to ‘go South’ in the interim? Obviously, you’d already be in a very secure position.
My personal experience has lent me the opinion that ‘intentional communities’ are too flawed for my taste… and too prone to failure- causing everyone involved a very hard time. I think it’s important to ultimately ‘own’ the spot in which you end up.
I’m not concerned about ‘your skill set’ or what you might bring to the table. In my opinion, most of us under as well as over-estimate our own abilities, needs, etc… without having them put to the test. What I think you MUST have is:
Determination(even hard-headedness) to the point of never giving up
At least a desire if not the ability to see things for what they are, not as they ‘should be’
An interest or even a nostalgia for ‘the pioneers and settlers’ that came before us
A comprehension that attitude is as much an indicator of success or failure than anything
It doesn’t matter how much money you have or how much ‘stuff’ you’ve acquired. Everything you ‘need’ is in your head and heart. That said- you would need to be able to provide for yourself or do what’s necessary to do so at least for a few months or until you get your head around things.
I’m not interested in ‘making money’ off anyone. It would be essential that you help around here, and of course you would be helped as well. But I can’t ‘take care’ of anyone. You’ll have to be resolved to take care of yourself or yourselves.
As for children- I don’t entirely know the logistics of ‘big brother’ vs trying to raise a family ‘offgrid’. I know that homeschooling is an easier option that most places… It’s not a ‘deal breaker’… but it would require some extra investigation and discussion.
Criminal records, drug use(including pot) and alcoholism cannot be tolerated- occasional drinking doesn’t bother me, neither does smoking as long as you can provide your own tobacco or learn to grow it.
If you’re interested(and still reading)… feel free to contact me at *sustainabill at gee male dart calm*. Let’s set up some dialogue and see if we can find a mutually beneficial situation.
- Good luck out there.
Looking for preppers in Springfield, Il. area
I am looking for a prepper group to join from Louisiana. I was raised on a farm in N. Louisiana, been a prepper before there were preppers, and teach others now about woodcraft, growing food, living off of the grid, weapons, family protection, as well as what it takes to survive when SHTF. Anyone interested in an experienced and serious survivor please contact me at pooleconsulting [at] aol [dot] com…….thanks