Jan 052017
 

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.  If you follow the prophecies of Nostradamus, 2017 looks to be the tumultuous year.

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 if you aren’t.

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 several years to shelter our membership and sustain our existence for many years afterward at a secluded and secured location with full-spectrum provisions for long-term sustainability.

For six years, we have prepared a safe-haven community of multiple 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 wild rabbit
  • Domesticated livestock including rabbits, chickens, Guinea Hens, 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 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.

The retreat includes a small medical clinic as our membership includes medical personnel. We are prepared for many medical emergencies or situations.

In addition to the medical staff, our members also include several engineers, an attorney, an auto mechanic, retired Army infantryman, a competition shooter/fisherman, a seamstress, several correctional officers, and a certified 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.

Our Leadership Team (all former military) sets executive policies and provides day-to-day operational decisions.  Issues that involve long-term implications or significant allocation of resources or major policy changes are brought before the group for discussion and decisions.  We do not run our organization like a commune or homeowners 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.

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. Everyone in the community contributes from their resources and skill sets to make us a stronger group.

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 training sessions, defense simulations, and work projects.

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 monthly Gathering with trained instructors.

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.

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 take our security seriously, so security is 24/7/365.  After all, if you can’t defend it, it’s not yours.

Our Retreat

We have accommodation cabins, RV spaces, a medical clinic, a well-house with backup manual well pump, a 4-room bath house with showers and laundry facilities, 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 as well. We have prepared for EMP with multiple precautions to include multi-layer nesting of all electronics within Faraday Cages.

To support our communications center, several 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 an internal switchboard system with a hard-wired phone system.  As a precaution, we have duplicate equipment for everything—back-ups to back-ups.

We all share in the development of our 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 a large area surrounds us 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 that is non-refundable.

We have cabins available as well as several RV space (RV has a 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 often have Sunday Bible service, 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 to assess where you are in your prepping efforts.

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 to be collected or that spare tire you keep in the trunk of your vehicle you never want to use.

If you want to see a video of our group, then go to 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 welfare 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 request an application and list of further requirements.  We will arrange a phone call for more details and a discussion of your skill sets and readiness.

We are committed to preparing—are you?

 

 

 

Dec 292016
 

Good day to all, thanks to John and Rebecca for caring enough to keep this place up and running. What to say? Well I’m female, 40s, single, no children, close with my immediate family. I’ve traveled a bit of the world and a bit of our country, solo. I have amassed materials, education, a library, some EMS, grew up in the mountains with bees, livestock, gardens and hunting. Have skills more traditionally associated with men as well as a vast array of women’s abilities. My family thinks I’m a nutter but I’d rather be called loony and not starve to death or worse, than to live in oblivion. I’m not a social butterfly but I do have social skills. I wasn’t alone in this until 5 years ago when my father was unexpectedly killed. I own a modest plot of untouched land in NE GA, I have the skills to get the homestead up and running on my own. I just don’t have 4 of me to make it happen. So I am very much hoping that I can meet some others who have been preparing on their own and hoping to run into others like themselves, like me. With out divulging too much, while I live in GA, the closest town in South Carolina is Madison. Please contact me if you have any interest at all. I am looking for people who are serious and have been preparing themselves as well. If you’re interested in sharing ideas or putting together a potential group of like minded and willing people feel free to contact me.Thanks and have a great day.

Dec 272016
 

Do ever wonder if a group of men woman and children could gather and be what the apostles were in Acts 2:42-47? Our Father told us to watch and prepare but how can we prepare if we are so attached to a world system that is bound to fall and all those who are part of it. Soon; it will be time to live as they lived whether we like it or not.

So lets come together now and explore what Father would do in us and through us as we prepare for the Tribulation that will try the world.

Our vision is to not only prepare but to build an ark for those who will come when it hits. The fatherless, the poor, those mislead by false doctrines all could be helped. I know someone is going to say we need to be careful letting someone in once it hits but my GOD is able and will help us. With that said if you would like to help us get there then contact me soon.

We need all the help we can get!

Hal

Dec 262016
 

So I am moving to the Charleston area after the new year and looking for like minded people to learn teach etc with. Would like to form a extended family not a group.I myself am some what new to this prepping but not to the idea but as I see the way things are really turning in our country now I feel like I need to take this a bit more serious. Anyway if your in the Charleston area, please feel free to private message me.

Nov 262016
 

We are professional wilderness survivalist that are offering access to 22 acres and survival training to a select few in order to expand our prepper group.

If you have specific skills that can be useful in maintaining an off-grid community  in the Union SC area and can actively participate in training, we would like to hear from you.

Not many preppers have the skills to go into the woods and live off the land for weeks.  They are more focused on food stockpile and gear.  You can have all the gear in the world but it doesn’t matter unless you know what to do with it.

In return for your contributions to the group by work, material or monthly funds we offer the following to those chosen:

Permission to stay in our community should a catastrophe happen

Monthly, weekend training, events held every month where you will learn:

  • Wilderness Survival – Philosophy, Fundamentals, Emergency Shelter – Fire – Water – Food – Rescue
  • Primitive Earth Skills – Native Ancestral Skills, Natural Shelters, Friction Fire, Cordage, and Containers, Tools
  • Nature Awareness – Woodland Sensory Development, Stewardship, Rewilding, Nature Immersion
  • First Aid & Hygiene – Security, First Aid, Self Aid, Rescue, Hygiene
  • Tracker Hunter Gatherer – Track Identification, Tracking, Animal Habits and Habitats, Primitive Hunting and Trapping Techniques, Tanning, Butchering
  • Navigation – Map and Compass, No Compass Navigation, Pace Counting, Terrain Association
  • Ecology and Botany – Plant, Tree, Rock, and Animal Study – Edible and Medicinal Plants

If you are interested in more than being with a group that will get together and hide in a catastrophe then contact us to see if we are a fit.

Aug 292016
 

Developing a Christian community and a nuclear bomb shelter (three-quarters
complete) for a totally self-sufficient community in mountains. This is a
gorgeous location nestled in between the mountains with good view of the road.

We seek mechanics, physicists, truckers with own truck, plumbers, electricians,
concrete construction personnel, chemists, welders,emergency medicine specialists,
nurses, aquaponic farmers. We have dozens of water storage containers from 55
gallon to 2000 gallon,running water stream, tractor, SurvivalStill, concrete mixer,
NBC air filtration system, deep cycle batteries, solar panels,wind turbine,goats,
ducks,chickens,turkeys,aquaponic and hydroponic systems, grow lights,non-GMO seeds,
etc. and expertise but need more of same and preferably someone with at least
$10-$20K capital. We are buying more land on top of the mountain. You can,too,
if you want. There are 8 structures on site. No, it’s not a condo complex !

We seek interns for Survival Training. You will learn how to make tools and
weapons,identify trees and edible plants,growing vegetables and nuclear
survival preparedness. We teach how to set up solar systems,wind turbines,
micro-hydro electricity generators,solar furnaces,bicycle electricity battery
rechargers. We provide room and 2 meals a day for 1 week.

Need backhoe and diesel truck ! Please contact me with resume,amount of capital and be ready to
move quickly. This is a team effort;no one person runs everything,but there is a Christian leader.
Please PM me if interested.

Contact willswebservice at comcast dot net
Subject: Tenn. Christian Prepper Group.

http://www.kirez.net/video/asteroid-coming-to-hit-earth-march-16th-2016-comment-claims-8-mile-wide-asteroid.html
http://beforeitsnews.com/space/2015/12/asteroid-impact-march-2016-2495212.html
http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2016/03/new-intel-nibiru-has-been-stopped-the-event-has-been-cancelled-or-postponed-earth-collective-gets-closer-to-tipping-point-3330246.html

America Will Be Invaded from Seven Simultaneous Directions-
The Red Dawn Phase Is Ready to Commence :
http://beforeitsnews.com/war-and-conflict/2016/03/america-will-be-invaded-from-seven-simulataneous-directions-the-red-dawn-phase-is-ready-to-commence-2460882.html
Look at “The Best Evidence for Planet Nibiru”
and “Planet Nibiru Updates December 2015”
and “EMP attack by North Korea or Russia” and “TX68 atseroid” on YouTube.

Our backgrounds include Military: Navy,Marines,Army, fire fighter
and TSA security,emergency medicine/ nursing ,IT & Aerospace,
electrical-concrete-plumbing-construction, missionaries,entrepreneurs,
automotive & business owners,so we all have great leadership and
organizational skills… but are not authoritarian,bossy types. We many
times use consultative decision-making.. We each can lead, teach,
follow or get out of the way as appropriate,and we want others with
the same cooperative Christian attitudes.

We have experience & skills in transportation,water treatment, RVs,
nursing and medical care, solar and wind turbines, site planning,
carpentry, woodworking, electrical,electronics,raising chickens,ducks,
goats and rabbits,plumbing, mechanical and repair skills, gardening,
fishing, hunting (both gun and bow),cleaning & tanning hides,identifying
trees and plants,herbal medicine, operating chain saws & farm equipment,
and one member is a former TSA screener with a Military Intelligence/aerospace
background who owns a drone and infrared security system… a huge security
asset for us! Two of the women are artists and make multimedia art and furniture.
Contact either dietoselfhal at g mail dot com or
willswebservice at comcast dot net
Subject: Tenn. Christian Prepper Group.

Aug 282016
 

Our family (of 4 possibly 5) is realizing that things are heading downhill fast and is looking for a likeminded community or small group to connect with.  We are praying to find someplace that can allow us in based on what an asset we can be and not the money we can bring.  We wish to relocate to Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, N. Nebraska, but preferably somewhere out West since it is less populated (Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, North or South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah). We are choosing not to remain in Tennessee. We know the SHTF soon and we want to take action now. So far we have a few books, some food, and our BOBs. We know time is short and are hoping to make this change soon. We also know that it will not be easy work and it will be WORK…..we understand that and wouldn’t expect it to be worth it if wasn’t.

Skills we can offer…. My husband is a mechanic (auto and diesel), knows flooring, carpentry, meat cutting, gardening, firearms, how to live  in the woods, hunting and fishing, self-defense, cooking (indoor and out), has been known to pull a MacGyver now and then, childcare, some medical, and he even does laundry. I can bring the basic household duties but I have also worked many jobs and can probably do it all except weld or drive a semi (but I haven’t tried those yet either), I have cleaned stalls, worked in food service, Amazon fulfillment, MANY factory jobs, office jobs at a college and a tax office, customer service positions, and traveled with a carnival a friend owns. My daughter just graduated in May 2016 and has her first real job at Amazon, but she has always helped my uncle at their place with the garden, grass cutting, and just following him around helping. My son is starting high school this year.

In all honesty, I’M SCARED AS HELL OF WHAT IS TO COME!!!!!!!! While I have no doubt that my husband will do whatever it takes to protect us, I know that we need more training and help to make it. We are not financially blessed by any means, he works a decent job, and I am unemployed, making the other income to the household an SSI check and child support. I am scared for my children and the future that is in front of them, especially my son. I see these things of how they want to “weed out” the weak, disabled, and elderly, and it frightens me as to what could happen to him. We have thought of all the options we have when the time comes and some of them frighten and hurt me. We currently live just outside of Chattanooga, but it is just over the mountain in our backyard, and those folks are going to be heading somewhere to try to survive….

We do not want to hide any information from you, so you ask and we will tell. We have no roots here, and have been looking to leave for a while, but have stayed just because it’s where my kids have always gone to school. I pray that things do not occur the way everyone is saying, but all the signs are pointing in that direction. I get bombarded with emails daily about the coming things and at times I am ready to give up because I just don’t know what to do. I know the Lord says to trust in Him in all things, but it is hard for me sometimes and that scares me too. You can reach us at live4future17[at]gmail[dot]com we look forward to hearing from you soon.

 Posted by at 7:13 am
Jul 202016
 

Warning: This post is older than 12months. Information contained in this post may no longer be current.

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
  • Sanitation
  • Alternative energy devices
  • Solar energy
  • Gardening
  • 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…

Our Retreat

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? 

 

Mar 222016
 

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Confused as to Next Steps in Preparing? 

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.

Rather than waiting until you’re facing fundamental societal change to determine how ready you are, the wise choice would be to join a group that is serious about preparing for an event. We have been preparing for several 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.

Our 50-acre retreat has all of the needs necessary for long-term survival under any circumstances with all of the housing, agricultural, domestic/wild game, and energy technology solutions necessary for thriving and not just surviving.

Who We Are

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. Skilled medical personnel as well as all of the necessary disciplines for all aspects of a working society are part of our ranks.

Our leadership team, composed of former military,  is guided by 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.

Our motto is: Plan, Prepare, and Practice. Consequently, we have extensive skills, safety, survival and defensive training sessions with skilled professionals. An extensive list of training topics covers all areas of maintaining and further development of a self-sustaining and secure community that can prosper over time rather than dwindle and become vulnerable.

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:

 

There May Be A Place for You in Our Community

We are 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 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. If we each see a shared vision and compatibility, we will share an extensive list of features within our community that we have barely hinted at in this introduction.

If your family’s security and safety is critical to you and you live in North Carolina, Virginia or South Carolina, contact us today and we will send you an in depth description along with a link to a video about the group.  If you are still interested, we can discuss requirements.  Contact me via email: sgtprepper2 (at) gmail (dot) com (sgtprepper2 [at] gmail [dot] com) to request more info,  an application and list of further requirements.

We are committed—are you?

 

Nov 252015
 

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Carolina Preppers Network

Charlotte, North Carolina area…  Including Upstate South Carolina

We are looking for Preppers!!!

Come join us at:  http://www.meetup.com/Carolina-Preppers-Network/

About our group.
Currently we have 378 members.

We are a group of like-minded individuals who believe in personal responsibility, individual freedoms, and preparing for disasters of all origins. This group is aimed at individuals that have interest in gaining knowledge, acquiring new skills and networking with like-minded individuals that are preppers and survivalists.

Areas of interest we hope to cover include but are not limited to:

Self reliance, EMP and Faraday Cages, Firearms and Alternate Weapon Creation, MAGS, Martial Arts Defense Training, Bug out Vehicles and Locations, Communications Technology in relation to survivalism, food preservation, food storage, water procurement. water filtration, water purification. alternative shelter, alternative power, barter, trade, gardening, natural disasters, emergency medicine, wilderness medicine,  trauma care, bush-craft, fire making,  urban preparedness, hygiene, grid down,  off grid options, Permaculture, aquaponics, hydroponics,  edible landscaping, bug out bags, bug in bag,  foraging, wild edibles, building community, urban homesteading,  herbs, tinctures, essential oils, alternative medicine, bee keeping, blacksmith, canning, dehydrating, grain milling, solar cooking, etc.

Our goal is to help everyone in the group be self sufficient!!!

 Posted by at 7:31 am
Nov 062015
 

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Are you REALLY ready for the Event your intuition warning you about?

  • How ready are you if it happened next month?
  • Have you thought about safety and skills in numbers? We have.

The facts and your intuition about what is getting ready to happen can’t be denied…we are heading for a major life-altering event.

Then join a group that is serious about preparing for an event.  There is safety and skills in numbers. We have been preparing for several years to shelter our membership and sustain our existence for many years afterwards at a secluded and secure location with full-spectrum provisions for long-term survivability.

We are an organized multi-family prepper retreat located in central North Carolina.  Our membership comes 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 live there. We are not sure what will take place or when but we know it will. It is not a matter of if…it is a matter of when.

The 50-acre retreat has a deep well with pristine water (with a backup manual pump), a pond and a fast-flowing creek. Deer, wild turkey and rabbit are abundant. We raise livestock such as rabbits, chickens, goats and ducks.  We have several gardens (raised beds and tilled ground).   We grow food for consumption and medicinal plants as well. We also have a fruit orchard and numerous fruit bushes.  As a back-up, we have been planting natural growing non-cultivated food sources such as tubers, blackberries, etc.  Our objective is to be self-sufficient when we have to occupy our retreat.  We are also constructing a greenhouse to cultivate vegetables, sprouts and seedlings for longer growing seasons.

We have recently added numerous solar panels to the ones we had stored.  We have a dedicated team working on Energy to determine exact power needs.

It is our belief that there is safety in numbers and a wider range of skill sets as well. We feel it is critical to store and prepare together than risk an isolated effort that cannot be defended when social order collapses. We all value our families’ safety enough to collaborate in preparing for that event.

I am a Vietnam Vet who served with an infantry unit as part of five years in the US Army. I have also served as CEO of three successful companies in my career so I know how to organize people and projects.

We have organized a retreat community made up of hard-working and dedicated folks preparing for an event.  Many of our membership are former military.

The retreat includes a small 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 auto mechanic, a teacher, retired infantryman, a competition shooter/fisherman, a seamstress, contractor, a former SWAT member and 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.

Our motto is: Plan…Prepare…Practice.   

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 are bought before the group for discussion and input.  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.  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.

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.  These 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 improve skills. We have a 360+ page operations manual to support our members.

We also developed a separate 200-page Retreat Activation & Security Protocol that has been reviewed and critiqued by several retired military officers and several security systems experts. 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.  We have several trained instructors.  We also have an extensive CCTV camera system for surveillance with several monitoring stations. Our onsite security is 24/7-365.  We take our security seriously.  After all, if you can’t defend it…it is not yours.  Ours is defensible.

Additional training topics we have presented have included foot patrolling techniques, small unit tactics, first aid and trauma medical care, compass reading and orienting, gardening, battery storage, food packaging, water purification, alternative energy devices, running & gunning, cheese sealing, EMP protection, herbs and homeopathy, essential oils, sanitation, candle making, tactical gear, operating earth moving equipment, solar energy, slaughtering and dressing of domestic livestock, and survival skills, etc.

We have accommodation cabins, RV spaces, a medical clinic, 2 laundry rooms, a well-house with backup manual well pump, a 3-room bath house with showers and laundry facilities, 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 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, 5 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..

The governance bodies are: an Ops Leader, Assistant Ops Leaders (Leadership Team) and a Community Council (made of adult members).

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 all share in the development of the community through work every monthly Gathering. We don’t occupy the retreat until an event has occurred. Our members can also use the property for R&R to enjoy hunting, fishing, relaxing as we are surrounded by a large area with plentiful game.  We do have a one-time membership fee of $750 that is non-refundable. We have one cabin available as well as a several RV spaces (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. 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, and a background and criminal check.

Although we are secular, we are principally Christian but will consider all religions (or non-religious types).  We are not “Bible-thumpers” but have deep moral, spiritual and ethical beliefs.

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 like-minded group in North Carolina, then ask for an application.

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.

Don’t be caught in your house as the armed gangs are going door-to-door pillaging.

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 OpSec and obscurity 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, then go to 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 request an application and list of further requirements.  We are committed—are you?

 

Oct 072015
 

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Established and running MAG/Prepper group is seeking new members. Our current 5 members reside in York, Chester, Lancaster counties in South Carolina, and Mecklenburg county in North Carolina. The group ranges between 27- retirement age. We are varied in back ground from retired military/security to first responders and manufacturing. Variety is the spice of life.

Qualifications to be included within the group are as follows:

1) Must possess a current Concealed Weapons Permit OR carry credentials that required check. For instance any LEO, Fire, Medical, or Military personnel etc…

2) We are a non-racist, non-sexist, non-biased group. You must be too.

3) Must be willing to make it to as many scheduled meetings as possible. We currently have 2 per month but may be more depending. We discuss current events, training, hobbies, hang out, and preparedness at these meetings. They are very informal.

4) Would prefer people already established or trying to become established as preppers/homesteaders but willing to take on newbies as well as long as you are seriously interested and consider this NOT to be a fad.

5) CANNOT be of the tin hat super paranoid variety. We are friends that have met through prepping and want more prepping friends to join us.

6) NO druggies, drunks, or people with Felony charges. Period. Past lives are past. Refer to first qualification…

7) We are all family oriented people. You should be ok with that as many times our spouses, families, and children are there with us.

8) We expect to be able to trust you with our lives. We trust each other. When SHTF we expect everyone to have each other’s 6’s.

9) Be willing to train and learn as well as teach. We are all growing and learning on this path. We welcome new ideas.

10) Have a driver’s license. As we would be more than willing to help anyone out, we won’t pick you up and deliver you to every meeting or to your sister’s house on Thanksgiving… Unless our families are invited too.

That’s it. We are all friendly and practical people as well as dependable which you will see. We ask that you have respect for others and keep an open mind. Once again, we are looking for like minded individuals that are into Prepping and preparedness that are located in the York, Chester, Lancaster, Mecklenburg, and Union region or within 30-45 minutes drive of the area. If you are interested leave something about you in the comments or leave a way of contact and a group member WILL get in touch with you. Thank you for your time.

UPDATE: We are still looking for new members if there is anyone interested.

 

Aug 062015
 

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Tired of trying to do it all on your own.  you may be a good fit for our group .We are a nationwide prepping group made up of good people who care about each other, who take care of each other, and who prepare together. Why? Because we live in very uncertain times and it is the smart thing to do. At this time , we are 452 members strong in 43 States. If we continue to grow at this rate, we will be in all 50 States by December 2015 with more than 1,000 members. We are inviting you to join our family of preppers. We are an amazing group, you will make us better!

Our mission is to create an independent system, free of external support which would promote interdependence. In an uncertain world filled with natural disasters and worldwide terrorism, it is only reasonable for a person to seek security in the strength of a group. This system will ensure the safety and security of its members regardless of the scope, duration, or intensity of any emergency. Our mission is to develop a nationwide network of well organized, well prepared, well meaning, likeminded individuals who know, trust and care about each other. The goal of our group will be to leverage the collective skills and resources of its Members so that when the storm arrives, the weak will be safe, the hungry will be fed, and the sick will be healed. Please check out our Plan B .  If you are interested in more information please email me back and I will answer any questions you may have.  bredon1384 [at] gmail [dot] com

Jul 062015
 

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Hello all,

First off, happy 4th of July to all American preppers!

I am a part of a small, Ohio-based prepping network that are looking to extend our membership out to the other mainland US states! (sorry Alaska/Hawaii). We are very organized in our methods of prepping and want like-minded people who can contribute, to come on board!

So some more info…

What are we:

– An Ohio-based prepping network! What does this mean? Basically, we are a group of like-minded prepping individuals who share their knowledge, wisdom and experience with other members of the network. We have our own, private lines of communication to do this.

– What do we do? In ‘peacetime’ we mainly share information and news between one another. The local individuals do meet for prepping meets/range days/beers and we are looking to become more organized (and varied) with our meetings as we grow in size.

– What do we have? Besides the usual prepping resources, we have organization and (hopefully) a growing community! In all seriousness though, we do have a hierarchy. This is formed and enforced through a moderate selection process; each member has an assigned peacetime and post-SHTF role based on their skill set. We have contingency plans, bugout location(s) (working on a few) amongst other things. We pride ourselves in being very organized.

What do we want:

– Likeminded individuals: We do not discriminate based on age, gender, marital status, religion, sexual preference, or anything else you can think of. However, we do select based on experience and there is an interview/selection process as explained below.

– Experienced Preppers: We do have a selection process. This is essentially to prevent freeloaders and ensure that you’re a good fit! We do ask that people applying be actively prepping prior to joining, or have the means to do so after joining. Exceptions are always given on a case-by-case basis but generally we aren’t a group suited for brand new preppers.

– People with niche skills, such as:

  • Medical professionals: Doctors, Surgeons, Nurses, Medics, EMT’s, Combat Medics.
  • Former soldiers/military personnel: Particularly those who have undertaken both training and/or combat roles. Former ‘specialist’ MOS’s are encouraged to apply.
  • Mechanics: Particularly vehicle mechanics.
  • Builders: Especially those with experience building small houses (or similar)
  • Naturists: No, not the people who are naked all the time. We’re looking for people with experience in edible plants, alternative medicine and growing large quantities of food.
  • Electricians/Plumbers: As with the builders, experience with domestic buildings is a plus!
  • Chefs: Anyone with experience storing, preparing and serving food. People with experience in creating home made alcohol also a plus.
  • Farmers/Vets: Anyone with experience in keeping and maintaining the wellbeing of animals. Particularly farm/domestic animals.
  • Blacksmith: Anyone with experience in fabricating and welding.
  • Seamstress: Experience making and repairing clothes.

What we are not:

– A paid membership-based network: We are not ZERT! You will be required to only give up knowledge and experience to become a member. Besides what you spend on your personal prepping, we will never ask you for your hard earned cash!

– A militia: we are not an organization to help you plan your government overthrow. We are about sustainability and community. Yes, we are armed, but are by no means an offensive fighting force. We won’t be going to war with the federal government, teaching you tax evasion or helping you plan the assassination of your neighbor. So if that’s what you want – move along!

– A charity: Our members prep their resources for themselves. We share knowledge and training now. Post-SHTF resource sharing will occur between communities in line with our pre-approved plans.

 

I know I have posted a lot of info, if you think that this network sounds like it could be for you, please leave a comment below, tell us about yourself and leave your email address! I actively monitor this so will reply pretty quickly. Looking forward to seeing whose out there.

– JP

 

 

 Posted by at 11:55 am
Jul 042015
 

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Our team is coming along nicely. It looks like we are going to be preparing. the site to produce all our own food. We are still praying for one or two more families to join us in our effort to build a fully self sustaining, off grid, facility.  If God is calling you to join us contact me at:

truefaith (at) jesusanwers.com.