R. Ann Parris articles on prepping

R. Ann Parris articles on prepping

Hi,

In case you haven’t checked the PAGES menu on the left of the site, there are now several articles here (written by me) on prepping.

Comments have been left open on these articles, so if you have any questions or would like to comment on them, I’ll reply as soon as is practical.

Here are a few quick links – use the PAGES menu to read the rest. 🙂

R. Ann Parris on Seeking Out Other Preppers

R. Ann Parris on The Do’s & Don’ts of Internet Contacts

R. Ann Parris on Writing A Good Contact Post

R. Ann Parris on Important Docs & Info Backups

The online prepper community is, like the rest of the Internet, the target of scammers & predators. From time to time the admins here are made aware of people posting on the site who are targeting preppers in the hope of selling them places in communities that don’t exist or real estate deals that are nothing more than scams. (There are also sexual predators known to troll online forums – so please, take all care in information you divulge & in agreeing to “meets”)

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If you have forgotten your username or password to the site send us an email from the email address you originally registered with.

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or

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This site has TWO useful areas. A forum (for discussion, opinions and chit-chat) and the main site (contacting or starting a group). You are currently on the main (contact) site.

Through banner ads and links the site gets fees from sales or display and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. These earnings keep the site running.

Need moderator help? If you are having problems, email john at preppergroups dot com or rebecca at preppergroups dot com – or both of us (we are in different hemispheres, so odds are one of us will be online).

is for posting contacts. This is where you are now. If you want to start or join a group, create a post here. In order to do that, you will need an account: you register here. (older posts are deleted in an effort to keep the information and contact details current – we found a lot of older posts were returning emails as user unknown)
More information: R. Ann Parris on: The Do’s & Don’ts Of Internet Contacts || R. Ann Parris on: Seeking Out Other Preppers || What’s proper to post, what’s not || Getting Started || Are you press/media?

is for posting opinions, reviews, news articles, buying & selling and questions. You can access it here. The forum requires a separate, additional registration from the main site. You can register for the forum here.
More information: Be sure to check in || Having a get-together? || List your blog or site

ATTENTION Reporters, Media Companies & Casting Agencies

If you are from the press/media and want to join this site to interview it’s members – DON’T!

If you are from a casting agency and want to join this site to recruit it’s members for “reality” programs – DON’T!

If you would like this sites owner/admin to review a book, dvd etc – email [email protected]

If the people on this site wanted to talk to the press, they would approach the press. Respect their privacy! Media spammers will be reported, IP addresses will be recorded and they will be BANNED!

However, if you would like me to make your contact details available to the preppers on this site, send a message here. List the organization, your contact details and if there is a specific location you represent.

Looking for like minded to add to our skills. Big into hunting ,gardening ,food prep ,horses , healthy lifestyle ,so much more!

i am in central Florida, and currently living in a HUD housing. My only income is food stamps and have created a good portion food and water. I would like to find a group so I am not alone. I am a navy veteran, 2000-2004. I a,m looking to cross over with other skill sets, I am winging it currently and would like to find a direct path.

From the Madison area.

Experience combat medic, lot of national guard and deployment time. Good medical skills, spent most of my career in the light Infantry. Knowledgeable in prolonged field care and field hygiene concerns. Spent many a night in lean-to shelters, no stranger to the bush. Done my share of door kicker stuff.

Have a wife, she shoots too. Both healthy enough to carry our own weight and more. She’s got years of child care skills if anyone has a family in the group.

We’re armed, but fresh to prepping. I have the bug-out skills and gear but need some group guidance on home preparations, would love a friendly ear to bounce ideas off of.

Hope this message finds you.

– Jake

ASE certified master auto mechanic

Wv licensed paramedic as well as wv cert. Emt-miner

Cert. Apprentice electrician

Ordained Minister as well as wedding/funeral officiant

experienced farm hand

Combat trained (hand to hand as well as firearms training)

Extensive knowledge of southern wv mountains.

And more…..

I do have my own supplies and gear but only enough to supply and defend my wife and I at this time. My wife would also consider joining the right group as she is a trained medical professional as well as other skills.

If any of these skills interest you or your group please contact me for further discussion.

I am a physically fit male in my 20’s living in Woodford County. I am looking for people to train with and exchange skill sets.

I am also a fairly tolerant and open minded person; if shtf as long as you have my back I don’t really care who you are.

PM me here or Email: horribledm shift + 2 gmail

I was doing prepper work with someone originally in the Titusville area of FL with a man who goes by  “Bobby Smith.”   When, I left to get my RV repaired, he stole about $6,000 of my belongs (food, tools, supplies) and left the area.

When I first contacted him to tell him I need to come by and pick up some of my belongs, he told me he had moved and I needed to pay him for storage for my things.  I agreed.   After I agreed, he said someone else who was with us took my belongings.   When I asked him, if the OP had stolen why he wanted storage, he said he didn’t have room, so he threw everything out.   Right!

It turns out that Bobby has a criminal record.   Please be on the look out.   Bobby is about 45 – 50 years old.  He weighs maybe 180 – 210lbs, 5’7″ and usually has very short hair.   He is a handy man of sorts and does some basic RV repair work.

I did file a police report.  They have receipts.  However, the investigator says they have not been able to locate him and while he is violating parole, they seem to be doing very little to pursue this.  I was told it would be best if I hire a PI/Attorney as they have limited staff to follow up on this kind of matter.

Please watch yourself.  Bobby is not to be trusted.

Hello. My wife and I (East Peoria, Illinois) are looking for people to make a preppers group.  If interested lets discuss the possibility.

Hello, I am an Engineer looking to move to an intentional community. I am in good financial position and have been trying to be prepared.

I have training and experience in Solar, Aquaponics, Permaculture, RV Repair, Communications, and IT.   But it’s time to get out of Babylon and live with like minded Christians.   If you know of a community or can provide advise, please PM me at jkote.

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Curry Public Library, 94341 3rd St, Gold Beach, OR 97444.

The main topic is “Preparedness Check Up”. We will start the year by evaluating just how prepared we are for disaster. Let’s discover where we are lacking so we can focus on being better prepared this year.

SWOP meetings always start with a question and answer period before the main topic so all in attendance get a chance to participate.

This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas. It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help. Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or meetup.com.

i have following all the info neccessary to admit i understand fully a need to prep. thats why me and my wich we met 25 yrs ago in the navy in april. soo thanks for having a cool sight to address attention to our survival needs .

I’m looking for preppers from the Montreal area, preferebly North Shore (Laval, laurntians, lanaudiere) area for Mag group.

I’d love to connect with groups in AZ.
I’ve got skills and knowledge.

I’m new to this site(like as of this morning) and am looking for people in the Boise area to do some shooting with. If you’re in the Boise area and enjoy busting caps, putting rounds on target or whatever other cool way to say shoot guns please feel free to message me.

Hi my name is George. I have a wide variety of culinary,survival,bushcraft,technology ,musical and art ,management and leadership skills .im quick learner and im in good physical shape and have my own supply or resource and self defense weapons .No criminal record and currently looking for a ranch hand style job if that’s what your looking for. I’m a christain born again believer in the Most High also

I saw an article stating a christian group looking for help with building a community with land. My name is Anthony, 47, Machinist among other skills. Please contact me about serious offer.

I live right on the border of Mongomery and Bucks County. I am surrounded by 1.4 million people!! When things get bad people get ugly and in this case more does not mean merrier. Don’t get me wrong I like my neighbors, for instance when a blizzard knocked out the towns power for 3 days, I was explaining to my neighbor that I was concerned about my pipes freezing, he was nice enough to reply “the next time that happens you can borrow my (electric)radiator”. I just started prepping for tomorrow. I’m not sure how deep I will go with this but when something does happen I want to be able to take care of my family and not be a burden on the limited resources that will be needed to take care of someone like my neighbor.

I’m just reaching out to see who is in my area that has the same concerns as me, feel free to leave a comment and say hello.

Hello,

My name is Faith, I am a 20-year-old prepper. I’ve been learning and practicing prepping since I was twelve years old. Recently I have developed a master plan for SHTF scenarios, and I’d like to create an established group of preppers, young or old, new or experienced; to help me build that community.  Currently, I live in Barren County, Kentucky, however, I want the community to go beyond physical location.

I’ll attach a copy of my plan files below.

My plan for this network goes like this: This forum thread is the online base camp for us to communicate. Currently, it is just me, but those that wish to form an official network.  We will swap contact information, a name you wish to be called and a general location (nothing too specific, just to get a basic idea as to where we all are.)

From there we’d discuss our knowledge of prepping and any other questions, then when enough people are a part of this network, choose a place for a meet up to get to know each other and establish not only a network but also a friendship, with a common goal of preparedness and survival.

Just as a precaution I’ll make something clear up front: I am a tolerant, open minded person. I respect all ways of life and those who wish to join will not be discriminated on for any reason, you will be judged by your words and actions alone. I will not accept bigoted, racist, sexist, or any form of prejudice. All opinions and expressions are welcomed to be voiced but please do so in a respectable manner. It is encouraged to site and support all statements for show education on the topic of discussion. Bottom line, regardless of skin color, culture, religion, gender, sexuality or any other label we are all here to prepare and share knowledge of survival, and life doesn’t care who or what you are.

With that our of the way:

Those who wish to join the network can post a reply to this post with a method of contact and I will respond within three days. Questions or comments can be discussed here as well.

Note: not all my files will be shown, for security reasons, but you can get an idea of my plans.

Best Wishes,

Faith S.

Any groups around?

Hi All, my name is Riccardo and I am an italian guy permanently relocating to NH next March for work ( will rent a home in Salem NH the first year while searching a suitable property to build a home somewhere in southern NH in 2020).

I am 42yo from Rome where I started prepping 2 years ago. Due to the mediterranean climate of Rome I learned a lot about growing vegetables and fruit and canning them to preserve the products , I work in a renewable energies company so I know a thing or two about them and I have been volunteer in Italian Red Cross for several years so I am quite skilled in first aid. Guns enthusiast , I try to train with them as much as possible (once a week more or less) both with handguns, Ar15 and long range shooting with my M1a up to 500m. For the rest I consider myself a handyman , that can do a lot of things (actually I did most of the works of plumbing , electricity and so on in the house I live now in Italy).

So now I have to leave everything behind and start a brand new life in USA, but I want to resume as soon as possible my preparedeness and I would like to start to connect with like-minded people in the surroundings. If anyone is interested my mail is : [email protected]

Hello, my name is Baba Yaga and I am representing our online discord community called “Florida Preppers Community Bunker” This group is for all Floridians who have an interest in Prepping, overall preparedness, SHTF talk, Self-sufficiency, Survivalism, Finding like minded individuals or members to build a group in case of a SHTF scenario, Bug in talk, Bug out talk, Etc. We welcome all Floridians of any race, gender, age, skill or interest level. Our goal is to establish one of the largest preparedness communities in the state of Florida and making sure we all are able to come together in groups to help each other out and establish order in an even of mass chaos whether that be something as common as a hurricane or more extreme such as a national power grid failure. at the time of this posting we have over 60 members located all over the state of Florida and we are growing everyday. If you are unfamiliar with discord it is a platform where you can access it by either the mobile app or going to discord.com on a web  browser, whether you have a phone or pc you are able to communicate with us, it is basically a modern chatroom server where we can talk via messages, or using voice chat, post photos, ideas, or simply join in out conversations. Help us grow, learn, and organize and be prepared for when the time comes. Feel free to join our discord server using the link below. https://invite.gg/floridaprepperscommunitybunker

New to the site – Looking for like-minded Christian Preppers in the Calgary, Alberta, Canada area

Are there any out there? Would like to connect if possible. Looking for a safe house for single women, have been prepping can bring skills to the table. But the more in numbers will make light work. Or help fortify this home, in a rural area. PM me please
Thanks

Hi

i am looking for like minded (beginner) peppers to meet up, exchange ideas, share resources, share tips and tricks. I am currently located in Orange County CA

I see a lot of people doing the right thing, prepping smartly and carefully.

What i don’t see is people joining forces. I see different strengths in different cities, one person has army training, another has water source, Another has unlimited food resources etc….Combining brain cells and resources would mean you/we would have an abundance of ALL resources and a 24/7 support group in a helpful giving community which all give you peace of mind. If anyone is looking for the same, write me a PM.

Willing to relocate

Thanks for reading this post.

Hello,

My name is Kurt and I’m a Master Electrician with a small Electrical Contracting company in SW Michigan. I’m interested in finding, and joining, a prepper/homesteading community. I currently live in a somewhat large city (Kalamazoo, MI) and I’m not in the “good part” of the city. So when I hear advice like “come out of her my people” it really hits home.

As I mentioned, I’ve been prepping food for a while now (going on two years). However, I also have LOTS of tools and equipment from all my years in the construction business. I have several cordless drill/drivers, impact drivers, hammer drills, sawzalls, circular saws, and flashlights. In corded tools I have all of those mentioned in the cordless style (except flashlights) plus a couple of grinders, an oscillating tool, saw/sander, a belt sander, two palm sanders, two shop vacs, a router, several heat guns, and several other things as I’m sure I’m forgetting some tools. I also have all kinds of hand tools, socket sets, pipe wrenches, hammers, sledge hammers, axess, an electric chainsaw and a gas powered one, two kerosene heaters, a propane “bullet” heater, fish tapes, fish chains, fish sticks, and fishing poles (tackle too). You get the point…I have just about everything I could possibly need in the way of tools. That includes several ladders of all types and sizes, and everything you can think of in terms of gardening/lawn working tools; shovels, rakes, hoes, etc. Also hoses, sprinklers, fertilizers, clamps, connectors, adapters, valves, etc, etc. I have a plethora of tools and equipment, and I would be bringing it all…eventually. I’m sure it will take several trips over some time to complete this relocation.

My current target location is SW Arkansas in the Arkansas Ozarks. It’s in a geologically stable region of the United States. It’s in the Ozark Mountains, so it has the necessary elevation I was looking for in terms of flooding and defensive positions. There’s a very abundant supply of clean drinking water in the form of springs, rivers, and lakes. And the forested areas have plenty of wildlife, so fish and game are available. And there are not any big cities anywhere close to the area I was considering, so less chance of the desperate, lawless, hungry hoards showing up at your door. The winters are mild, especially compared to my home in Michigan, and that was definitely a consideration when I was figuring out “bug out locations” to move to.

With all that said, I’m still very open to suggestions, and  by no means have I made up my mind that the Ozarks are the only place to consider relocating to. However, wherever else I consider moving to will have to meet most, if not all, of the above considerations to qualify as a place I would be interested in landing.

So do you have suggestions? Do you have a place that’s looking for top-notch potential members with a lot to offer the community? I would love to set up a time to come for a visit to look at potential communities, and to have you check me out as well.

Please contact me via email or directly by text/call at (269) 312-0331.

Thank you,

Kurt

I am looking to make contact with a group of preppers and individuals to potentially work together before and after an event in order to help take care of our families. Doing this alone is ineffective and I would like to meet some people and if nothing else, learn new tips, tricks and skills.

hello lets get together and perpear for endtimes wile we still can I cant do it alone and you cant nether lets meet up and talk about it need to understand bible propercy need to love jesus

Hi everyone, I’m new to the site and in search of a group in Luzerne County Pennsylvania.

I’m currently looking for a new homestead, Im expanding my preps and looking for like minded people to learn from.

I bring 22 years of military background, carpentry skills, medical training, process food storage, Bush craft and other skill sets. Mind you I’m opened minded and need to learn a lot more.

Perhaps someone out there can help me. Looking forward to meeting you.

This is my first post ever on one of these forums:

I can’t help but notice on these Prepper sites how many people who are attempting in forming groups or, dreaming of forming a group. We wish you success. We encourage you to take action now.

We are now at the tail end of our Prepper plans, its been a long road and a good deal of expense.

The past 15 years has been dedicated in developing our 120 acre ranch to be prepared for the worst and, It has not been an easy process. Its taking us far more time than I would have ever imagined to put this together well enough to insure the safety of our group. With over 1.8 million invested I can say that we are almost ready for anything….but not completely.

We have 16 bedrooms on site and have just about everything we need. from airplanes, drones, wells, 4 acres of organics, green houses, aqua culture, full-time organic farmers etc. to mention just a few. If I were to list out where we are on our project it takes 42 pages…..

I’ve listed where we are and where we are not – All of the information is in our membership proposal.

We have eight family slots left to complete our group. This is the first time we have looked outside for members and additional financing so I am not sure if what kind of interest level this post will generate. But here goes…..

Posting here was not in our plans- Its simply more attention than we wanted. We thought we could finish up this project on our own by now. With global issues getting more strange and uncertain everyday we are now looking for outside help to put this project to bed ASAP.

With this post, we are just starting to seek a few qualified members or families that are willing to invest. we really do not require your personal time as just about everything on the ranch is complete. What we require is money for the final items. (Family slot is: four persons to a family as we refer to a family membership)

We are also pet friendly as we have heaps of farm animals

With just eight slots left, we seek interested people with the ability to invest in our project. If, you are simply curious to how much we seek then you are most likely not our candidate. We seek eight families with the resources who are prepared to commit. Our family buy in plan is low cost- It is simply the cost for us to finish up and, not an attempt to recoup our investment.

If you believe that our group may be a place where you would fit in and find safe place to take your family we encourage you to contact us.

This is an opportunity to make a small investment and simply show up when all gos bad- everything is here and your bug out is stocked. This is not a pie in the sky group forming, its a project nearly complete.

I hope that everyone on this site finds what they are seeking. And to those who live in the city, that you  have made appropriate plans for your future safety.

Finally, anyone that can suggest to us additional places where we could post this request to reach our additional members – It would be appreciated- Thank you.

***************UPDATE December 25, 2018************

Still moving forward, adding a brewery and winery to the project. Ive still yet to find like minded people. All of my friends of course continue to tell me that my place is where they will come. But I tell them no- Either help me with the project, invest anything- Time, Resources etc but do not just show up because you do not have a place to go.

If you are serious about wanting a place that you can go to if things get bad then be serious enough to invest in at the very least your own food.

Hiring two full time gardners again this spring for the greenhouse and the garden

Added a few wood burners, bio char operation and a lot more since my last post

 

Looking for a garden partner or two . I am in North West Connecticut . In a very rural farm community . I have a large parcel of land that once was a working farm , although it has not been a farm in decades it still has potential . I can dedicate 2- 3 acres to a good working garden . Reasonably flat land with decent drainage and a natural water source and  multiple wells .

Looking for someone / s to provide the hands on work , as I can no longer do that .  I have some tools here like a modern tractor and large water  storage containers .

Not for the faint of heart , but could feed multiple families year round .

Shoot me a PM for details , please include your contact info .

PS . I will do a complete background check , if you’re not ok with that I understand and good luck in your adventures .

First post here . Thank you for adding me .

Hello to All .

Hello,

I am a prepper from just southeast of Detroit.

A little about myself:                                                                                                               I am a married man in my 40s with no children who is a trained and very experienced mechanic I have professionally worked on everything from small engines to aircraft with the exception of trains. I have been prepping for the better part of 12 years now I am well versed in a variety of skills and have stock-piled a great deal of food, water, and supplies. I am well versed in firearms use, training, reloading, and simple gunsmithing.

What I am looking for:                                                                                                            I am looking for a small group of people who believe in being prepared for whatever life may throw our way but who also want to lead as normal a life as is possible. Anyone interested should be a capable person who has a good amount of supplies laid in already I am not looking for any particular skill sets at this moment but neither am I looking to train someone from the ground up. I am looking for local people only who are willing to meet up on a regular basis to be determined.

If you are interested then please contact me through the comments section let me know briefly your age range, prepping experience, and the general area you live in. If we look to be compatible then I will give you an E-Mail address and we can discuss things in detail.

 

Thank you for your interest.

 

Just an update for the Oregon page;

A little about us;

The purpose of OTG is to develop the skills, mindset, and tactics required to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities is an emergency situation.

We also try to take the opportunity to make the most out of our time together when we are training, attending classes, and meetings as opportunities to build upon other skills; skills like first aid, communications, bush craft and camp cooking

What’s involved to join? In a word participation. Aside from the cost of your travel to and from event and whatever equipment you decide to buy we have no dues, or class fees. There are no minimum equipment requirements. if there is a cost associated with an event like a camp site fee it will be noted well ahead of time. Loaner equipment is often available. Unless noted OTG is a family friendly environment. Kids are welcome. Classes occur at least once a month, usually on or around the 3rd Saturday, and most often take place in Linn. Marion, Polk, Benton and Lane Counties, classes usually last from 2-6 hours depending on content. As often as possible we do overnight camping trips usually locally.

What we are; a small diverse group of folks sharing and developing critical survival and preparedness skills in a supported team environment.
We are not a militia or political group. We will not condone, encourage or support illegal activity. This includes, but is not limited to a “call to arms”, treasonous activity or overthrow of our elected officials by force of arms. Racism in any form will not be tolerated. Nor are we a forum for political discussions. ​

our website oregontraininggroup.webs.com– which i continue to check periodically.

hi! i’m ex-military-1st infantry division-special ops-black ops. big red one-ft. riley Kansas-ops-ft. benning-georgia. 51 years old, chef-worked in four star restaurants for 15 years after military service. been horn hunting the last 19 years- 8000+ elk sheds-been studying survival-combat my entire life. in very good shape and can walk most into the ground. all alone here, need to meet like-minded people who are Christians-but not a bunch of fruitcakes please! very motivated and serious. I do have ptsd but not the crazy kind. I am in full control of myself and made it to 51 with hardly any problems. I have a lot of equipment and firearms and am willing to provide security and training to the right people. I am highly intelligent and have seen pretty much everything as far as planet earth. to try and pull something shady on my po-dink ass would be very stupid. i’m a very honest person and am very sincere in what I post on this website. i’m weird in that I detest vehicles and phones. I don’t like the internet much but have to use it to get shit accomplished! in my opinion the pony express should still be running and everybody should be wearing six-shooters, and there should be frontier justice!!! hit me up if you want to chew the fat type thing.

Looking To Start A Group Of Like-Minded Preppers In My Area, Check Profile For Info And PM me If Interested. Thank You.

Prepper Groups is a place to meet, network and discuss prepper topics with other preppers – worldwide.

The main site is solely for people looking to find other preppers, start or join a prepper group or to recruit for fellow preppers.

The prepper forum is where general discussion takes place.

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