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The American Preppers Network is conducting a network-wide roll call.
Florida 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: http://www.americansnetworkingtosurvive.org/
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. Meetup.com is a great social network that helps you meet others near you. APN is offering for a limited time free Meetup.com 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
* http://cd3wd.com/ (Over 4,000 titles totally over 13 gigabytes)
* http://www.preppers.info/Free_Downloads.html (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)
* http://www.stevespages.com/page7c.htm 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: http://www.americanpreppersnetwork.com/ ... y-for.html
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!
Hi from a newbie--
I'm checking in for the first time from the Daytona Beach area. I'm looking for tips to get started. I would really like to learn how to forage, but don't know where to start. Currently, my family and I live in an apartment, so mostly we're stocking up on essentials and trying container gardening. Eventually, we'd love to buy property in Thonotosassa/Temple Terrace area on the west coast.
Onegreenguy from the Jacksonville area checking in! We are buying bulk dehydrated food and bulk veggies and dehydrating them ourselves to get ready. We are also brushing up on our gun skills, buying more as well as loading up on ammo when it goes on sale . We are purchasing a bug out location in the mountains and plan on building a house there also. We are learning bunches on a wide variety of topics here on APN (Thank You APN )! We are making lists of things we need and storing information for later use. We are also trying to get our family, friends, and neighbors to stock up and get much better prepared for "hurricane season". Full speed ahead as much as financially possible here. How 'bout everyone else in FLA???
"The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences."
-Winston Churchill's oft-quoted warning on the eve of World War II
Checking in from Broward.
Still growing and canning what survives my learning curve. I'm finally getting stuff to grow and the local critters are helping themselves to my hard work.
I attempted raised beds about 20 years ago and failed miserably. Wish I'd have kept at it.
Checking in from Central FL. I've supplied a couple of bug out bags (continuing to add little items). Buying freeze-dried food and extra ammo gradually. Dehydrating at home. Most importantly, educating the wife, (grown-up) kids, and trusted co-workers on preparedness.
Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
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