Pennsylvania preppers sound off!

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    Welcome! :thumbup:



    Hey all, York County newbie here. I’ve been exposed to emergency preparedness for most of my life but have yet to do much preparing personally. I’m hoping to learn the ropes quickly so that I can get my little family prepared for the upcoming political/economic collapse 😯


    @douglasrwalters wrote:

    Hey all, York County newbie here. I’ve been exposed to emergency preparedness for most of my life but have yet to do much preparing personally. I’m hoping to learn the ropes quickly so that I can get my little family prepared for the upcoming political/economic collapse 😯

    Greetings from Cumberland County, neighbor! I’ve done numerous public presentations on emergency home preparedness for York County, including several for YC Hospital, Apple Surgical Center, York Pandemic Summit,APIC (and a few more). Maybe our paths have crossed? If there’s anything I can do, let me know! -k


    Welcome to the site! Cumberland county here also.



    Nice to meet everyone. I’m from Pittsburgh, PA. I found this site after googleing about what to do in emergencies, and it’s nice to see a site with so many like minded people who see the bigger picture, since most of the country seems to have tunnel vision nowadays. I’m looking forward to learning a lot from everyone.:)




    York Co.

    Family of 5 ….with the blinders off. We are now helping clear the view for others to see. I am also willing to assist other preppers in need of labor/manpower. Trio of able bodied like minded individuals who know that sometimes prepping involves networking with those around you. Love to learn and happy to help!


    :wave: Welcome from York Co. Glad to hear you are seeing clearly.
    Share what you know. Ask what you don’t. 🙂


    The American Preppers Network is conducting a network-wide roll call.

    Pennsylvania Preppers, please reply to this post and let us know what you are doing to prep.

    Are you new or not sure where to start?

    Here are a few tips

    The APN focuses heavily on promoting our state groups at the regional and local levels, more so than most forums. Here is the State Network directory, use it to get to know and communicate with others near you.

    Some other things you can do:
    * Check in to your states group at least once or twice a week to help keep your local groups active
    * See a storm or disaster in your area? Post about it and let others know
    * Find a good deal at a local merchant? Tell us about it.
    * Join your local CERT teams. Each state directory has a link that lists the teams in your state.
    * Join ANTS (Americans Networking To Survive) ANTS is a unique group that forms supply chains between members so that members should not have to rely on the government for emergency supplies in a disaster. Here is their website:
    Here is their sub-forum here on APN: viewforum.php?f=618
    * Join a local survival, preparedness, or sustainable living meetup group, or start one yourself. is a great social network that helps you meet others near you. APN is offering for a limited time free pages for our Gold members who want to start local Preppers meetups. Normally these pages are $20 a month to get started but with APN Gold membership being only $5 a month you can realize a net savings of $15 a month. Here is information on the offer: viewtopic.php?f=606&t=9170

    Here on the APN learning is free. Our index page (index.php) is organized and categorized so that you can browse easily by subject to find the categories you are looking for. If you dont see a topic that you are looking for you can use the search bar. If you still can’t find what you are looking for, then pose a question in the appropriate category and our members are more than happy to share their knowledge.

    Resources here on the forum:
    * The basics section here on the forum: viewforum.php?f=616
    * The Survival, preparedness, and sustainable living directory: viewforum.php?f=12

    Free downloads:
    * (Over 4,000 titles totally over 13 gigabytes)
    * (Over 300 ebooks, manuals and pdfs for download or get them all on disk for free. There is a suggested donation of $2.97 to help cover shipping and handling)
    * Hundreds of military training manuals and coursebooks for download
    *Here is an article on how to build your survival library for pennies on the dollar:

    By sharing what you know on how to prepare, survive, or live sustainable you are helping others to become more self-reliant in the process. “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” The more prepared everyone is and the more self-reliant everyone is, the freer we all are. When the unprepared become prepared they are no longer a liability for everyone else. Understand the difference between being in a disaster where there is only one able bodied person who is prepared and 10 who are unprepared vs a disaster where there are 10 prepared and only one who is in need. An unprepared populace that is dependent on the Government means less freedom for YOU. Do you see how you can “Find Freedom Through Teaching Others Self-Reliance”?

    Some things you can do:
    *Share your knowledge on these forums. You may find it to be a fair and equitable barter when you do. If are able to learn something from others here, then repay the favor by sharing with them what you know.
    *Contribute articles to the blogs. The APN and state blogs are member and reader contributed blogs. We are holding a weekly contest now: viewtopic.php?f=606&t=9086
    *Attend the local meetups if there are any in your community and teach your skills.

    Do you have most of the bases covered already? Then reply to this post and tell us what you’ve been doing to prepare. You may inspire others to try something new. Good luck and Prep On!


    Wow, am I the first to reply? That’s a first! LOL I recently purchased a dehydrator and am working on getting some produce dried. Next I will try my hand at meats. I also borrowed a water bath canner and will attempt to can some pasta sauce this weekend, then preserves.
    I have been teaching at my church about stockpiling and how to do it as a stewardship thing, with a few other topics thrown in for good measure 🙂 So I am learning, teaching – but still yet so much to do!


    Hello, Just checking in…I am from Beaver County…anyone else? 🙂


    @amomslove wrote:

    Hello, Just checking in…I am from Beaver County…anyone else? 🙂

    Hi amomslove! Welcome to APN. Try looking at this thread: Check In Here Pennsylvania Preppers to find more preppers.


    I’m in Schuylkill County. Doing what I do best, prep and be very invisible about it.
    Made a homemade smoker and will be installing anti-zombie hardware to secure the homestead. Not kidding.



    Since December when I joined this forum, I’ve gone from zero to 1 week’s food & water preps for my family. I also have one “extra” of every other consumable product we use.

    I have been doing a lot of research on this site & elsewhere to learn how to live without electricity (and the resulting societal breakdown w/o electricity) if it comes to that.

    I’ve made a list of bigger ticket items to buy and am working my way down the list as our budget allows.

    I feel very good about the start I’ve made and look forward to learning much more from everyone here in the coming months.



    Stocking food and getting ready for the growing season.

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