WHO WE ARE-
We are a family of four. I am 37 yr old male, my wife is 36 and we have two sons 14 / 7. I own a construction company in Maine and will be semi retiring within the next year, maybe two if I can stand it. I am very skilled at many jack of all trades things. I know that doesn’t put me at the top of most lists of skill sets needed so I will list some of what I have done.
Rebuild 1970 backhoe / Build my high end custom house / built my barn, mini barn, shelter, septic, 1,000ft driveway, clearing for house / Spent last 10 years living completely off grid with solar (I am poor in the electrical skills department) / Built my construction company from scratch to be able to retire by age 38 / I train with my firearms and tac gear, currently hiring pro trainer for private lessons
While this is not a list of my skills, it is a list of things I have accomplished with skills I have and have acquired. My main focus now on skill building is with tactical firearms training which I am doing every month and on the side at my personal range. I am also use to extremely high stress environments due to doing commercial construction for 15 years. My wife has pioneer skills like making bone broth on our wood stove and sewing, natural medicine, soap making, excellent garden skills, and is great at animal husbandry. She does everything for vet work with our goats including giving them shots, and giving birth to their kids. We raise goats, rabbits, and chickens. All by her initiative and I essentially am her farm hand. My two sons are home schooled. (by my wife) They are typical children. Though they do help us daily with chores and are not completely ruined by the school system.
We live in Maine. You could learn a bit about me by looking up some of my Maine posts. We currently have a retreat. Probably one of the better locations as we are a mile down a dirt road off grid surrounded by 3,000 acres. We have lived here for 10 years and built the place from scratch. I am strongly considering a move to the areas listed on this posting. My reasoning behind this is due to a few different things. I don’t really like the idea of harsh winters for a SHTF situation. It is not good for long term survival and patrol defense. Also we have a poor water issue here at my retreat. Another reason why I would leave is because I struggle with winter blues and would like to find somewhere that has more of a mild winter with temps in the 40’s and 50’s like I see in the VA, NC, KY, TN areas. Also I have sought and sought to build a dedicated group here and no one has had any interest in joining. So I am at the point where in approx 1 year I will be able to financially uproot.
We are essentially finishing our preps in the next 90 days. Our list of supplies would far exceed 90% of most. The best way that I can say this is that we are 1 family and have essentially prepared for a small group due to no one joining us I have laid up for my neighbors without them knowing as I just did not have another solution. If you seem like a good fit for us I will gladly share more info on this sensitive topic, but just know that our preps will exceed your expectations. We even have an “ace card” that would help to financially take care or us and a whole group for that matter in the event of a collapsed economy as long as there is still some kind of commerce and shipping even if the cost of everything is inflated by a dollar collapse.
We are christians. I have been a believer in Jesus for 19 years. I have a mixed doctrinal back ground, but am very solid and not full of wacky teachings. My wife has been a christian for 14 years. We would like to find more fellowship where we move as the church here is pretty much just an in and out non participant entertainment atmosphere. I can get along with brothers from most denominational back grounds as long as their beliefs are not cultic or new age like. If there is something that we don’t agree on I am humble and will not be the pushy type. I do love to converse about many different biblical topics though.
Although I am not fond of the current state of our country, (quite embarrassing actually) I am a patriot and believe in the constitution of the united states.
WHAT WE SEEK-
We seek a well established small/medium sized group. We would really prefer the people of this group to have christian background and beliefs and good moral ethics. I am hoping that in the group some of the skill sets would be some military and leo and medic skills. The groups retreat should have extremely ideal defensive location well away from big cities. Group must have 1-3 years supplies for all members and be getting together on a regular basis to train. Ideally the members of this group would be close in friendship and like a small family. We do not want anyone who is affiliated with any racist, cult, or anti government type groups.
My plan is to continue to do what I am doing and prep where I am. I will be finished with my preps in the next 60-90 days. I am going to continue to run my company in order to bring in enough cash flow to buy a house and make the expensive move and also that have enough to start another business when I get to a new location. By the time that I move I will not have to work, but I think it would be irresponsible and lazy being only 38 or 39 to completely retire. I will try to make a business that would benefit our preps in some way.
Let me know if we seem like a good fit and we can consider the possibility of making a move in the upcoming year.