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Survival Group -- Oregon

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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 06:15 PM
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I'm looking for or looking to start a survival group for a SHTF scenario.

Maybe we can meet every other week or every month to go over things and learn from each other various skills which might be needed should such a situation occur.

If S does HTF, then it'd be good to have people you can trust and rely on. I'm 30, in the OR Nat'l Guard, live just south of Portland, and know I can be an asset to a group of people who are prepared for bad circumstances.




posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 06:24 PM
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Good thinking fellow Oregonian. I am probably too far away to be involved being down here in Corvallis, but I do like the idea. A community of like-minded people, with a variety of skill sets, can be a major player in the struggling world after the S has hit the F. I'll keep an eye on this thread and see what the responses are. Maybe I could head north every once in a while for a get-together.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 06:29 PM
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If the SHTF ya'll will never see me or my family. The Kalmiopsis is tougher than those who would try and find me and mine.
APB



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 06:31 PM
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Hey, Corvallis isn't too bad and a place I wouldn't mind travelling to every now and then. I wasn't necessarily expecting to find other interested Oregonians living right next door when I posted.

I'll PM you a little later if you want.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 06:33 PM
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Oh to have access to the Ft Stevens underground complex. That would be priceless



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 06:35 PM
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Dang 4 hours away. I am a like minded person, but live a bit north
Tri-cities wa area (Kennewick, Richland and Pasco area).

I have been learning about agriculture and composting recently.

Will be looking to purchase a fire arm and practice (defense and meat).
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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 06:43 PM
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Will keep an eye on this. I am in PDX proper. I will have to ease my wife into the idea, but I have been plotting for quite some time. I can't afford to get much beyond planning stages at the moment, but definitely have some specific skills to lend, mainly foraging (forest foods), fishing and gardening.

Thanks for starting the thread S&F
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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 06:49 PM
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Why does everyone keep thinking some feces is going to hit the circular wind-maker?
the thought is pretty scary, but not a life threatening one :-)



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 06:56 PM
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Nothing wrong with being prepared. Worst thing if nothing happens (assuming you don't go off the deep end) is that you build up a nice store of essentials, pick up (and teach to your family) some valuable life skills.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 07:35 PM
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Originally posted by Char-Lee
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Why does everyone keep thinking some feces is going to hit the circular wind-maker?
the thought is pretty scary, but not a life threatening one :-)


I'm not expecting ANYTHING to happen; however, I feel it's my obligation to have the capability to protect others I care for. Plus it makes me more self-sufficient, therefore gives me a stronger peace of mind.

I just like being prepared, for myself and my family.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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Yeah, that'd be great. I'd love to meet up sometime perhaps and kick ideas/knowledge off of each other. Let your wife know it's nothing die hard, just for informational purposes and meeting new people who share some similar interests.

I was thinking that, other than form a plan with the group I'm looking to get going, we could each study a skill or ideas and we share them during meetings.

Sounds like a good start...maybe I can PM you later?



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:35 PM
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Sure, keep me posted and send me a message. Corvallis isn't far really, but I thought I would at least mention it. My wife is understanding, and I started planning/prepping just prior to the Japan earthquake, with my main tie to a real situation being a potential earthquake here in the NW. I kid you not, the next day after saying that I wanted to be more prepared, the Japan quake happened. My wife changed her tune from skeptical to wanting to get it done soon. We didn't go crazy, but the basics.....food, water, defense, fire, warmth, etc. I get the wife challenge for sure, and now, even though she understands and gets being prepared for the most part, she still really wants nothing to do with it until the time comes. I think it is hard to think about for her. Not that she can't, but she is a positive person, and to really be prepared, you have to be able to think worst case scenario. Ignorance is bliss and all that. I'll let her be that way if it makes her happy, and I'll worry about the rest of it.
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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 09:15 PM
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Don't call your group a survival group.

Call it a off grid group or a perparness group or you can find people you don't want joining your group like police informants and racist people that may cause your group real problems.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:30 AM
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Originally posted by bigbert81

Originally posted by Char-Lee
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Why does everyone keep thinking some feces is going to hit the circular wind-maker?
the thought is pretty scary, but not a life threatening one :-)


I'm not expecting ANYTHING to happen; however, I feel it's my obligation to have the capability to protect others I care for. Plus it makes me more self-sufficient, therefore gives me a stronger peace of mind.

I just like being prepared, for myself and my family.

Sorry was just trying to be funny! we are pretty prepared ourselves!



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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This is not a laughing matter...j/k

Sorry, didn't get the jest of it to begin with. No worries



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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Yeah, maybe when my wife and kids get over this damned respiratory infection I will have a little time to get out of the house!

Seriously, have you noticed more people being more sick than normal? I am biased because both my kids just started daycare and have been bringing all sorts of nasties home, but man, I would have expected things to clear up a little quicker?

Anyways, I think this is a good idea and I would definitely be down to meet over a beer (or whatever your beverage of choice) and kick ideas around.
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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 03:38 PM
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Sounds like a good idea. With you and Chachi on board, that's 3 groups we can start with.

We'll have to find a time/place to meet up. Having 2 other groups to trust in and work with, should S ever HTF, is already a great start and, once we start meeting up, already exponentially increases our chances.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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Just thought I'd bring this thread back to life.

Looks like we've got a total of 3 people interested so far.

Anybody else live in Oregon and want to look at starting up a survival group?



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:24 PM
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Have an old friend up that way Scott Smith who is opening a Survival School. Hes an Ex USAF SERE Instructor and is straight up legit. No Gia Utopia stuff just those skills you really need when you are isolated and in a bad way. I think the school is Mountain Shepherd. Any way if he is up and running you might want to check it out. Hes is a great guy and very humble as well as really knowing his stuff.



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