Oct 152017

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Hello everyone my name is Dida

I am a newly surfaced proper I have always known the world was going to go to shit and have always wanted to prepare for it but I never knew prepping was such a thing until I discovered it on TV and then online. Right now I am doing it by myself and slowly because my family doesn’t want anything to do with it they feel it is childish and a waste of money and/or time.

So what I am looking for is I would like to find like-minded people to mentor me and guide me in this rough world. Eventually I would like to create a community in which we all support each other and thrive and survive in the world to come.

My skills are as followed

-I can fish and build a tent and fire from scratch

– I am good at first aid hopefully learning how to do sutures soon

– becoming better at identifying plants and using them medically.

I was in a prepper group a while ago but I had left due to the fact that a lot of the people there we’re putting others down for the lack of knowledge and kind of making them feel stupid. As well as making fun of me because of an illness I have which is cancer so that set me off the deep end and I left without questions asked. I want to find someone or people that don’t judge others for illnesses they have how they look or what they do or don’t know we are all in this together when shit hits the fan and we only to survive and learn together so that’s the kind of people I wish to be around

If you think you can help me in any way feel free to email me at didakingston @ yahoo dot com hope to talk to you soon


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  6 Responses to “New prepper looked for Mentor and other like-minded people to create a community”

  1. Hi there!
    I live in New England, so I’m too far away from PA, but I just wanted to encourage you not to become discouraged in finding a group or self-motivated individuals. Having a disability or an illness can present a challenge, but should not be a reason to dismiss an individual who wants to learn and contribute to a group. Having the right attitude and mindset is the most important thing. I agree with you, there is a lot of puffed-up pride in the Prepper community and an attitude of “What can you do for me?” That is a bad place to start when it all goes down. I am a Christian so I believe in doing unto others as I would have others do unto me. But that is not easy to find. We should all consider what people can bring to the table, instead of rejecting them for what they can’t. So don’t give up, keep looking for avenues to connect with other like-minded individuals, but proceed with caution as well. It takes time to get to know others and develop trust. A kind and considerate Prepper will take an interest in teaching others what they know instead of putting them down for what they don’t, or bragging about it. Also, if possible to obtain, two magazines that are encouraging to me are Backwoods Home and Countryside. They can help you to feel a part of the greater Prepper community out there.
    I wish you well!
    God bless,

  2. Where are you from?

  3. Also, if you dont have a food saver, I would start there. I think I have sucked the air out of everything I possibly could lol. Running some tests to see if I could create my own MRE’s. So far so good! Last year I sucked the air out of some trail mixes, pop tarts, oatmeal, powdered milk and some protein bars. I packed 5 of each and each year I am going to open one and test. This pass month was the first one and it was just as fresh as the day I put it in there! Every week I buy something to put in storage for the SHTF. Small things like spam, oatmeal, soup, can goods and water. 30.00 a week. This would be a good start for you.

    Research everything and anything and then print it out and keep it with your supplies. I have maps, back up plans, back up plans for my back up plans. Instructions on how to make antibiotics, bread over fire, what you can eat from the woods, how to make solar panels, etc. Theres so much more. Feel free to contact me, [email protected]

    • Hello and thanks for the reply I live in pa near bloomsburg I do have a food saver as well as a commercial grade dehydrator . I own my own business so making stuff that requires flower and sugar i can easily do . Already made hard tack and vacuum packed it but idk how it tast lol

  4. Hello everyone. New member, also from Pennsylvania. Northeast Pennsylvania, to be exact. My wife and I started prepping for our family about a year ago, and we’ve been looking for like-minded people ever since. Unfortunately, we seem to run into a major problem when it comes to finding people to work and prepare with. Either people are completely oblivious, or they just don’t take it seriously. We’ve done a lot to prepare for a possible economic collapse or even Civil War, however we have one major issue that we’re not sure how to deal with. We live in a small city, and if it ever came to a bug out situation, we really have no place to bug out to. We’ve looked into retreats but we simply can’t afford any of the ones we’ve found. While it would be great to find a place to start a community with like-minded people, at this point we’d just be happy to find people to prepare with, and team up with after the shtf to help support and protect each other. We believe there is strength in numbers, as long as you have the right people. I’d be happy to chat with anyone local who might be interested, or even just get some advice. Thanks for reading!