Jul 052022
 

Our first meeting was a great success with 47 people in attendance. We passed around a sheet to find out what everyone was interested in learning. Canning was at the top of the list so we found an experienced instructor for our July event. I hope to keep these going monthly.

Please check out the website: PrepperNetwork.org for detail on monthly training classes.

If you’d like to be added to the email list to be notified of upcoming training feel free to contact me at [email protected]

 

Jun 082022
 

Our most important prep is networking with like minded individuals who value freedom, independence and responsibility.

Free Prepper training/meeting scheduled here in the Mid-Ohio Valley. If you are near the Marietta, OH / Parkersburg, WV area, please stop by. Please spread the word and feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions. ([email protected])

My goal is for this to become a group effort, sharing skills and knowledge with one another. If anyone would be interested in presenting at a future meeting, please let me know.

Who We Are

We are regular people from all walks of life, who know the importance of being prepared. We want to be proactive in preparing to sustain our family through disaster. We are not a militia. We are made up of hard working, responsible adults with careers, businesses and families to support.

We are not a political group but, we DO NOT avoid politics for fear of hurting someone’s feelings. We have conservative, Christian values and encourage freedom loving American’s to get involved. Especially if you are the type of person who just wants to be left alone. (I’m with you but you’re not going to be left alone with leftist’s in office.)

We know it’s wise to prepare for a bright future as well as natural or man-made disasters. Whether you are experienced or just getting started, you will find value within the group. There are no requirements except a willingness to learn and to help others at whatever level you find them on their journey of preparedness.

If you are near the Mid-Ohio Valley: Marietta, Ohio / Parkersburg, West Virginia area, we meet once a month to train, share a meal and trade information, resources, ideas, and ways to support and promote one another.

If you are not in the area, please join us online and use this site to network and share ideas: preppernetwork.org (under construction as of this writing)

Our first meeting:

When and Where:
Freedom Gate Church
104 Tennis Center Dr,
Marietta, OH 45750
Thursday, June 23rd,
2022
6pm – 8pm
Price: FREE

You’ll Learn:
-Potential disasters you may not have thought of.
-The Rule of 3’s.
-Creating a Family Plan.
-Setting goals within your budget
-Food & Water Storage.
-72 Hour Kit Basics

Oct 222021
 

Hi to all,

Bob here, nearly 63 years old, hi to all, I own a couple of properties in WV but looking for a couple of remote acres with a good situation and lots of trees, Im sure to get something by mid Spring. Im particularly looking in Western and Southern West Virginia at the moment.  Id term myself mostly an organic gardener and into self sufficiency, I’m no hermit really, I love (select) people, but am not up for anybody’s politics or religion, just not into it. I AM looking for allies, friendlies, people who like to barter and trade. I currently have about 40 muscadine grape vines, 80 mulberries, 50 apricots and assorted other fruit trees ready to go onto my next property and I plan to make it home—add some rabbits, ducks and chickens, it portends to be a great little mini farm.  Wanna be my neighbor neighbor?  You might like knowing somebody with a couple acres of orchard for a buddy.  Not really a militarist but I am familiar with things like C E T M E S and old school 1911s, I like steel not plastic.  Im Peace loving and a real sweetheart but no pushover.  Former DOD. Would love to know individuals of good character, couples or even a young family with growing kids who might like to come out to “the farm” and get their eggs and vegies. I need too. I have advancing arthritis, still can do a good days work, but its not fun going it alone and I could use a little help here and there, particularly automotive advice and occasionally somebody to babysit my homestead so I can go on vacation once in awhile. Hit me up. Thanks for reading. Best of luck with your project and be safe. Bob

Aug 032021
 
Greetings,
It is odd to me that this site does not have nearly the life and activity it once had, Considering the precarious times we are currently living in. Perhaps their is better places in which I am not privy to.           Regardless 
I am a Red Blooded, God fearing, American Man. A widower, Lower mid 40s and father to adult children who save my Father in Heaven, My children are my greatest love and deepest joy.
I own a small piece of very rural land and have lived an off grid lifestyle for a number of years. I have raised some animals lived off of solar and a small hydro electric system, and hunted for food never sport. grown vegetables,
Fact of the matter is I can not stay awake 24/7 and care very little for the lone wolf idea. I am willing to join a group I can go where ever needs be. I have nothing holding me to this spot as beautiful as it is,
I have everything I need all of my own long term food in bulk, more than most less than supper preppers. or to make this shorter I have the things preppers should have. I need one commodity only where ever i land and that is water.
If your group has security teams or personal I hope and pray it does. I am willing to pass any test you have be it solo tactical Pistol or Rifle or fire teams tactical courses. no matter if it is outdoor obstacle course or indoor shooting house,  Note I will only do live fire exercises or fire team drills with those i have seen have the ability and skillsets to do so as i would not expect anyone to do with me until proven.
If their are any interested contact me at [email protected]
Jan 292021
 

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Christian Group looking for a few qualified individuals to add to a 2A group.  Over 100 mountainous acres, on a dead-end one-lane road natural springs that originate on the land some pasture, and areas for fruit trees.  Good for chickens, goats, and cattle.

My wife and I are Christians retired with moderate monthly income (long as the economy lasts).  We are learning to live a self-sustaining lifestyle full time.  We decided to make a permanent change in our lifestyle to start getting off the grid as we can and then staying off the grid in a secure, secluded area.

I don’t want to work hard and dumb but simple and basic.  We have a lot of tools and equipment to work with.  We are hoping to also get (or build) a sawmill.

We have the basic supplies for over one year.  We started with a camper to live in so we could build a more permanent living structure. We now have a used trailer house on the land some of the others have campers and a house.  I will soon start to build with some type of an earthen structure from one of the following: COB, Hemp, Wood- Chip Lime mix, CEB, (compressed earth block) Rammed Earth, Rammed Earth Bags and/or Adobe utilizing the reactive home concept for a living structure (no mechanical heating or cooling) as taught by Bill Mollison long before Mike Reynolds’ Earth Ship concept ever came along.  We are thinking about building our own CEB press.  We also have the material and are looking to build a metal roof for a building about 40’x40″² using earth walls from local soil.

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

Walapiniea is the only real answer to a year-round renewable food source of vegetables that I am aware of.  Built as a reactive greenhouse.

Walipini, also known as a sunken greenhouse, underground greenhouse, pit greenhouse, or earth-sheltered greenhouse, is a structure with the growing area dug into the ground.

We are utilizing compost toilets and have built two of them so far with good results.

We have a well and a spring box water system in place.  We have designs for a renewable purification system without going to the store for filters.  We built a furnace to make activated charcoal to use with sand.  We have most of the purification system ready to assemble into food-grade 55 gal barrels.

We want and need others to help work on the common area projects preparing them for the group’s use for when it all falls apart.

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

We have converted lights over to LED lighting, 12v rolls of strip lights placed in the old 120v light fixtures.  With changes in electrical consumption, we have cut our usage by more than half getting ready to switch to solar and wind with battery storage.

For a lot of us, we use no medications as we are learning to use essential oils, herbs, and supplements hoping to start growing a lot of what we will need.  I am learning how to make tinctures and our own E oils.  As well as canned and fermented foods(the more of this the less refrigeration needed).

I am one of the Vets, Army 73 to 77 was Motor Sgt in Germany.

Our group has construction experience, electrical, plumbing, welding, machine, metal buildings & roofs (built one retrofit roof the size of two-foot ball fields on top of an 82″² high roof), mechanic of older gas and diesel, solar hot water system, semi-truck driver, reloading experience and equipment, gunsmith, canning experience with canning equipment farming and tactical, to name some.

I have worked relief on two hurricanes working almost 30 days with each one.  So I have seen total destruction, civil disorder, rioting, marshal law with state troopers, and the national guard called out while there.  I’ve also seen families who were desperate and not prepared at all along with families who never missed a beat as they were ready for the natural disaster that hit.  I lived at a mission base 16 years ago with my oldest son for two months in the Amazon without power, so we ate meat only when we caught or killed it.

Fifteen years ago we lived in a camper for a year on the road along the eastern coast from Niagara Falls, driving along with the outer bank islands to Beaumont Texas while homeschooling.

We are looking for group members with Christian values to connect with who would then relocate, or that live in the area this will not be an easy process as we will need to get to know each other (although time is short).  Don’t need decoder rings but security is important.  A tutanota free email account is a requirement if you choose to start the vetting process after we have our first few exchanges of email and phone calls.  We are not looking for members to just join the group, but who will become a part of the group, forming friendship and trust where we know we have each other’s back or 6 as some say.

We (my family) have served the Lord for 28 years full time without a paying full-time job so we are not rich so if you are looking for someone with a lot of money look somewhere else.  If you would like a Godly relationship with a hard-working and honest group then we are open to more communications as to how we could fit together.  We need members who can support themselves, work as a team, and are not looking for a free ride or handouts.

Four personal references will be required for each person 18 and older.  If you can’t get 4 references from other than family members don’t even start the vetting process as you are wasting your time.

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

If you are ready to act now, I have much more to share but will do so in a more private way.  So email me so we can talk privately.

Email me and I will send you my phone number.

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Jul 092020
 

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Prepare for a new lifestyle
We must start putting more energy into creating our own networks of like-minded patriots with skills that will be needed to survive in the new abnormal society that is being created for us [without our permission]. We can no longer afford to be of the mindset that this will all blow over and we will return to our normal lives. We must learn how to pool our resources and become a community.

If you’re interested in joining, Let me know.

Jun 072020
 

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Anyone in Kanawha County or surrounding area? Would really like to find a group to get involed with.