Oct 152019
 

Hi Everyone, I have an underground welded steel bomb shelter that has flooded and is in need of repairs. Does anyone know of an individual or company in the Northern Virginia area qualified to take on repairs to a flooded shelter? Thanks in advance for your help!

 Posted by at 4:36 pm
Oct 082019
 

We have been here 15 years and really like where we are. Headwaters of the Missouri, lakes and forest. Interested in chatting with others who read this type of material. We are active in the outdoors and preparing. We have knowledge and resources and know the lay of the land and the people around us. Since it is hard to contact one another try my email at montanabill, then the numerals, 08 at gmail.com.

 Posted by at 7:18 am
Oct 012019
 

Existing Site in SouthEastern Oklahoma seeking individual, couple or very small group

What I’m all about:

I’m a male in my mid-40’s living off-grid in much the same fashion I would if TSHTF. If the end of the world occurred tomorrow, I wouldn’t 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 my scheming and plotting started in the late 90’s.

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 seems 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(though not as much or as well as I could), devise methods to contend with my needs based on what’s onhand, etc…

I’m on a rather small piece of property(6 acres) adjacent to a river, lots of ‘feral’ land and few neighbors. It’s very rural, 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 optimal location 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. Making space for a camper, yurt or other temporary accommodations, if needed, would not be a huge ordeal.

My personal experience has lent me the opinion that large groups are too inherently flawed… and too prone to failure- Too many heads to bang together and it always seems money is the root of the greatest number of issues.

I’m not concerned about ‘your skill set’ or what you might bring to the table. In my opinion, most of us under-estimate some and over-estimate even more of our own abilities, needs, etc… without having them put to the test. Having ‘mad canning skillz’ while Walmart’s still open is one thing. Figuring out how to preserve food without an infinite supply of lids and rings is entirely another.

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(like working, hah) at least long enough to 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.

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

or contact me here.

Let’s set up some dialogue and see if we can find a mutually beneficial situation.

 

Good luck out there.

Sep 162019
 

I have a small parcel of land here in Wilkes County which is located midway between Augusta and Athens.
This is a small rural area which is ideal for this sort of thing.
I am located out in the county which is where you want to be, far enough from town and isolated enough to provide the preferred security yet close enough to town that it is no problem making supply runs when necessary.
I am not looking to create a large group as the larger the group the greater the risk of being noticed.
I am only looking for maybe a maximum of 6 people (5 + myself).
Because this will be a very close nit group I will be very picky about who I allow to come here.
The more skills and knowledge you have, and the more you bring to the table, the greater your chances.
Slackers and lazy people need not bother contacting me. If you want all the benefits of a group without putting in the effort then you are definitely not what I’m looking for.
Interested parties PM me and let’s talk.

 

Sep 112019
 

For my family and me, election night will be a decision point to accelerate our bug out plans. We live in the mid-Atlantic, too close to Mordor. We don’t want to wait around for things to devolve. So, we are looking for real estate in very remote areas, and would prefer to be in a group of Christians/Western values with as sustainable a mix of skills and resources as practical. 6 of us: 50’s and kids centered about 10yo. We’d like to start planning and organizing now with a go/no go decision Nov 2020. Please consider getting a Librem 5 phone and a protonmail email address for now.

Aug 082019
 

I found land for my family and friends and currently getting it set up. NOT looking for others to move in. Just reaching out to see if there are other like-minded CHRISTIANS near me to add another layer of security (numbers). Must have a firm foundation in their faith/relationship with Christ, and have something to bring to the table (survival knowledge, carpentry, mech. skills, farming, self defence, beans and bullets, etc.) If SHTF then it’s good to have help, good to have separate locations to go, STRENGTH IN NUMBERS)

“And if someone overpowers one person, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.”  Ecclesiastes 4:12

What I bring to the table: Born-again Christian, Combat Vet, JOAT, etc. (more info provided if you PM me.)

God bless all who this reaches, and for those who this applies to… look forward to see what God has in store.

Aug 072019
 

Hello my name is Lee (aka surplusprepper) been prepping since 1995, but after several family mishaps, I am back in Texas starting over prepping. I am trying to find prepper groups in the Montgomery County area of Texas and try to connect different groups to have connections for when SHTF we can all work in unison to help each other when needed.
I am a US Army Veteran(medical and communications), Volunteer Fire Fighter/Instructor, love the outdoors(fishing and hunting), traveling and cooking.

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
Aug 062019
 

New to Prepping.. here in LA .. North LA county area…
seeking other like-minded – preppers – seeking to belong or start a new-community here.

I have property and AZ, but I am currently working here in LA –

lets talk ( plans and Bug-out options – etc )

Jul 292019
 

o Established mutually supporting preparedness group with developed bug out location seeking families and/or single professionals of like mind interested in being prepared to confront a wide variety of realistic possible events that could cause significant economic and social disruption in this area.
o We are seeking adult members 18 to 65 years old (no age requirement for children) in good health, moderately physically fit (willingness to be candid about health if there are concerns). Prospective applicants should not have a criminal record.
o Currently all members are located in the Northern Virginia area, Fairfax-Winchester corridor. We want in prospective members a willingness to be part of a mutually supporting team. A willingness to devote time and resources to the group and group activities. Some financial flexibility to contribute to infrastructure at the bug-out location. Most importantly, good people and families willing to help one another that are concerned about realistic regional scenarios.
o If you are interested and feel that you meet the above prerequisites please email us at [email protected] We will respond promptly and begin an email exchange. If we feel you and your family are a good fit for our group we will progress to phone conversations. Then in person meetings. Further details will be worked out in the email exchange.

Jul 232019
 

Looking for 4 to 10 couples who would like to have an emergency Survival destination set up for their families ready at all times.

This survival retreat will store and provide
Off Gride power
2 years Long term food storage
Survival supplies
Housing
Bunker
Gardens, Fruit trees, and bushes
Water source

In the event of a disaster or catastrophe, all couples will travel to this location for safety and a new start.

All owners will provide work in maintaining the gardens, security rotation, and other life-sustaining duties. (not a holiday set up) in the event of a catastrophe.

I have a military background and will set up and maintain the site full time.

Depending on the number of couples who join there will be a down payment and a monthly fee.

Depending on the number of clients the first initial payment could be around
$100k to $250k

This will be used to purchase the farm, fully stock it and set it up for off-grid life
Each family will be responsible for supply clothing and special items they would like in the event it is needed.

Interested clients, please contact me at [email protected]
for further information.

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.

Jun 022019
 

We are a small group between San Antonio and Corpus.  We are looking to expand our MAG.  We have 60 acres with a small lake stocked with fish, horses, cows, deer, turkey, quail, hogs, and dove.  We have a bunker project going right now.  We are looking for members with skills, their own gear (or trying to acquire).  We would like to meet at least once every 3 weeks for training and cookout.  We have a shooting range on the ranch (Pistol and rifle up to 400 yards).  Due to Opsec we will have to meet in San Antonio or Corpus to start the courting process and see if you will fit in the group.  I’m an engineer that welds, electrical, plumbing, ex-Military (Dessert Storm), etc.  The wife is a LVN and helps with all the Preps.  We have 2 small children that are just getting acclimated to the life when they are not on their tablets going brain dead.  Reply here and further communication will follow outside of this site.

May 302019
 

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Bandon Library, Sprague Room, 1204 11th St SW, Bandon, OR 97411.

The main topic is “WHY YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE”. When a disaster is imminent, you must be prepared to evacuate aka “bug out”. We will discuss ideas, strategies, tactics and plans for leaving the area.

SWOP meetings always start with a question and answer period before the main topic so all in attendance get a chance to participate.

This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas. It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.
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May 202019
 

We are a Christian based group that are centered in northeastern Illinois, mostly in and around McHenry county.  We are looking to add a few more serious survivalist/preppers to broaden our skill sets.  We already have professional medical, building skills, law enforcement and ex-military members, but we can always use more.  We are NOT and never will be a militia group, but we will defend ourselves.  If your interested in finding a group where you can learn, teach and grow, contact us to learn more and to be considered for membership.  I can be reached at [email protected]

May 162019
 

Hi!

I’m new to Central Ohio from the East Coast and I’m in search of people in the area who are willing to share their knowledge with a chick who’s eager to learn.

I have some general knowledge about various survival skills, but I’ve never had the opportunity to practice them with someone who is knowledgeable and experienced. I’m looking to learn the following:

–archery
–fishing and cleaning fish
–Local edible/medicinal wild plant identification and harvesting
–Carving
–Knife sharpening

I do have knowledge about various things that I’d be happy to share, although I’m not sure how relevant my knowledge is to SHTF scenarios….

Baking/cooking from scratch, health insurance, basic sewing, childcare /child development, psychology, floral arrangements… ummm…. I can help you decode what your wife might want from you? I know enough about a lot of little things, so ask me and maybe I know stuff you’re interesting in?

May 042019
 

Hello fellow Zonies, I am currently based in Valley of the Sun. Looking to buy my own off-grid property soon and would like to network with others who have experience with setting up/using off-grid power and utilities systems. Not looking to get scammed, pay off someone else’s property or join any groups. Just looking to network and meetup with like-minded others, exchange knowledge and train/develop skills together, especially that which pertains to living off-grid full-time. Please send a private message to my inbox on this website if any interest.

 Posted by at 5:49 pm