I am a 57 yr old female currently taking care of my ill, elderly mother since she was diagnosed with cancer a year ago. Fortunately, when I had to
resign from my job to care for her, a home health agency hired me so I could receive 34 hours weekly - to care for mom. This has been a God send
because, for several months - until they could hire me, we could not afford food, medication, and basic essentials and we had to ask for help from
food banks, churches, etc. NEVER had to do that before! At least now.....I can pay the utilities, buy the food we need, and medicine mom needs. Thank
We are making it month to month, however it is, totally, impossible to save any $$ or really try to stock up on things should the SHTF. Now - bare in
mind that I am NOT complaining here! I am just extremely concerned should our economy fail...or some major disaster should strike the US (which I
really think will happen in the near future).
Mother may not survive the entire year. Hopefully she will, but that is in God's hands. After a Whipple Procedure last July, they think her cancer is
back. However, she refuses to go the chemo/radiation route. I support her in this 100%.
Now to the root of my problem.......
We live in a hellhole called Lubbock, TX. I say hellhole because of the lack of rain, very flat land, and the, almost, constant blowing dust issue. I
have lived all over the US and can, honestly, say that Lubbock is the very least favorite of all the other places I have been! LOL
Needless to say, I do NOT trust our government and am extremely tired of their constant involvement in my life. I could go into more detail, however,
I will save that for more private conversations as the government, probably, already has me on one of their so called lists - if you know what I mean!
Anyway....you could visit my website (in my profile) and learn more about how I think about things.
My dilemma is that I want to go some place, as safe as possible (in case of natural disaster), with other like minded people. Not ALOT of people, but
a small group looking to go off the grid and become self-sufficent - living off the land.
I am looking for a group of people willing to take me on and allow me to live there while working for the group in whatever way is needed. I am a very
strong (emotionally, physically, spiritually) person who has been places alot of people could never imagine and a quick study at most things. I want
to learn basic survival skills, farming skills, living off the land type skills, and protection skills. Though I do not currently own a gun, I have
been a fairly good shot when I have gone out shooting with others.
I lived the last 20 years working in mental health, as a counselor. However, prior (and the last few years) to that I have worked in a number of areas
- included, but not limited to - large equipment operator, truck driver, cement hauler, steel mill, stone quarry, self taught computer skills, and
caretaker of 3 different family members over the last 10 years. I believe I have alot to offer any group! But I desire to learn much more!!
I am REALLY interested in the mountains in NM. They are, fairly, close (4-5 hour drive) and seem like a good location should the SHTF. I am prepared
to, totally, withdraw from society and assist a group of people who are like minded and want to become self-sufficent. This is my dream and I will
begin when my mother is no longer on this earth - which may be fairly soon.
Any suggestions?? Anyone wanting to start a small self-sufficent, off the grid group?? Or, does anyone have a group that would consider another
Thank you for listening!! ALL comments, suggestions appreciated!! God Bless!!!