What my plan is, is to network with individuals. Get to know each other and build a rapport and friendship. Start conducting some training classes etc. As of right now I plan on bugging in. But that could change depending on other group members’ locations. Meaning, if other group members have a better location to bug out to and are willing to allow their location to be the designated BOL area.
I’m 47, married with 3 children. We are Christian. I spent 16 years in the Army and Michigan Army National Guard. I worked 4 years as a correction officer and emergency response team member at a prison. Besides tactics, I worked as a Medical Specialist (medic). We live in a rural area
I figure that group members could pool their assets to make a retreat a better location. (Some items may be prepositioned.) What belongs to you, belongs to you. What is mine, stays mine. Granted there is going to be some items that are pooled from all members like the group first aid kit or items used for training. That way if a member quits or is dismissed, there is no arguing about what belongs to you. I think that written agreements should be implemented so there is no confusion later.
I think that one of the main priorities should be a year +/- worth of food for each member. All of this will take some time, some longer than others. Since this is new, everything is subject to change.
I am looking for a doctor, physician assistant, registered nurse, military to form a mutual assistance group for an emergency situation. If you are proficient at gardening, canning meat and produce you will be an asset. If you do not necessarily have any skills but have money for supplies you will be an asset. There is safety in numbers. So how about you, what is your background?
Everyone must work towards the goal of one year of food in storage. Group members must chip in to purchase supplies that will be used by the group. Group members must be willing to attend training such as firearms marksmanship, first aid, survival skills etc. Everyone coming on board must be very dedicated, focused, self driven, be able to give their word and keep their word. Communication Security (COMSEC) is a must. Everyone’s identity and personal information will be kept confidential.
I believe the group should make decisions together (committee). No dictatorship. I think there should be a figurehead for daily operation decision making but answer to the group committee.
I am looking for people from the immediate Cadillac area. Preferably medically or militarily trained. All around handy man & gardening personnel also wanted.
If this interests you then send an email to materielgeneral [at] yahoo [dot] com and tell me a little about yourself and what you can contribute to the group.
Our next meeting date is July 15, 2pm at the meeting room at Big Boy Restaurant.
The first hour we will have a home defense class on pat down/frisk and handcuffing an intruder and if time allows some basic home defense techniques for firearms.
2nd hour we will start having first aid classes.
Next month will be a camp out and we will tryout bushcraft skills and other classes.