Aug 282016

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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.

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  11 Responses to “Wanting to get back to the basics before we have to.”

  1. we are believers in jesus, not crazy have a real nice place of refuge looking for others. e-mail me at [email protected] let me know what you need. i am in north central arkansas.

  2. Email sent from [email protected]

  3. Hi, I’m Vanessa I hear you say that you are in Tennessee that is number one to ten on the list to Homestead in the country side to mountains. That is one of the places that I am looking at. I am working on finding land in a few differant places. I was looking to join a Homestead before I thought about starting one myself. My plan is basic no rules, like mined people,everyone helping each other with various projects that you might want to work on, you wouldn’t have to live there full-time right now ,if you did’nt want to , but to claim your spot and come there at some point to contribute what you could to the set up of the Homestead. Joining one is a really good idea, finding the right land to Homestead has been a full time job it seems for months now. But i’m positive and open minded either way.

    • I know of a lg parcel of land that is for sale in ne tn. It has a creek that is 2000 yards long. It has been monitored by the Dept.of Conservation and Energy since the 90’s and is consistently pure water. Most of the time it could generate ele., but not this year with the drought. The property has a huge 3 story house built to Civil Defence codes with wrap around decking.The first floor is an apartment.
      There is a lg old barn, newer 4 stall barn, lg workshop, 2 sm outbuildings, and a rustic cabin that needs repaired. Fenced pastures, lg irrigated pond from creek.
      You are right about tn, this area is not ever going to flood according to all the ancient, and also new flood maps. Moderate climate yr round.

      • Hi how are you this sounds like a great piece of property. Did you buy this one? How long has it been available? and did you get to go visit it in person? Thank You you for sharing that infomation.

        • Hi Venessa, I am very familiar with the property. It truly is incredible, it’s about a mile from the Appalachian Trail, in the cherokee national forest. It has a wide rock chimney that goes from the 2nd to 3rd floor’s that are easily heated by the fisher wood stove. High quality thruout, beamed ceilings,loft,etc. It is perfect for a survival place, if you have the people.
          The land hasn’t been sprayed with chemicals and the soil is excellent.The land has a lot of wood and abundant wildlife.With permission you can access the AT from it. Hope this helps.

  4. Hello, I have been prepping for about 10 years. I have 2 BOL 1 in Ouachita AK and the other in Mississippi. Both are over 80 acres. Mississippi is set up to care for up to 50 families with Public bath house and picnic area, There are 50 sites set up for cabins or RV. Electric and Water at each site. and Arkansas is new and was purchased as a back up location. I am looking for people to help take care of the land and protect it when things go bad. Please feel free to send a private message. Tom

    • Hello well It Kinda sounds good I have a VA lone that ant used but before my credit could use it there may not be a country Just a nobody hear Ya Im ex-Army and needing to dsell this place and move not a bum I have an incom and some stuff but like every one I can read the wrighting on the wall And needing to get derections on wear to call home meaning this place will not work though I owen it I see how it is going Could not only fallow ya but soom help buy land My wife will never get her visa U know but I would like some popeople to work with got books if ya need them but money ant every thing even what I make now most would say they would be happy with but I will be happy if we could all ffiger out wear to live and buy land together and work to set it up I’ll share what I got from my VA Pinchen for every one that willing to do the same I’m wrighting a book on poems going try get it published next month but if you want to be on your owe I do to meaning if I have a chocis a small group but not hear/…

  5. [email protected] looking for a homestead to live on. will work and do my part i have a week to leave my parent how in nc. will walk to the homestead.
    male 19

  6. [email protected] looking for a homestead to live on. will work and do my part i have a week to leave my parent house in nc. will walk to the homestead.
    male 19