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West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

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West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby North Idaho Patriot » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:27 pm

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

West Virginia 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

Networking
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.
viewforum.php?f=36

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

Learning
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:
* 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

Teaching
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!
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Re: West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby JaCKaL » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:07 pm

guess im the first to check in! i really wish there were more of us from the WV, hopefully people are still prepping, maybe they just don't have internet capabilities. :unsure:
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Re: West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby wv_man73 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:18 pm

Checking in here from near Parkersburg, WV. Doesn't look like many of us so far, so lets hope more sign in. and Hello JaCKaL. Good to meet a fellow mountaineer here!
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Re: West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby bobsum » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:35 pm

Hi, I'm a newbe(e) on this network. Not really doing much prep wise - except gathering information. I do have a lot of food stored, I wouldn't have to go to a store for at least 6 months if we still had power. For that reason, I'm researching off-grid power production. Berkely Springs area.
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Re: West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby AppalachianFreedom » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:58 am

Still praying and stocking up!
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Re: West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby wolf123 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:38 pm

Hello from Buckhannon, WV. Been real busy the last couple of months but still around. Still prepping with supplies and books.
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Re: West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby Brother Neil » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:33 pm

Hello from Poca WV.
Gathering information, running simulated events and scenarios. Storing a short term and long term food buffer. Not only storing Water but also changing the reliance on public water utilities by utilizing bulk treated rainwater storage.
Drilling down all the categories of survival to simplify asset gathering, i.e. security, shelter, clothing, food, water etc. I’m currently writing an analysis of post-economic collapse as a guide for asset storage and daily activity. Currently I’m designing an underground bunker primarily for long-term food storage and security, yet large enough for extended stay, also analyzing the physiological aspects of extended bunker stay. My primary approach to preparation is not insolated solitary survival, it is however to become less dependant on the “so called” public utility system, water, electric, etc. My food storage is primarily as a buffer between my home and the current food supply (grocery store) in the event of a break in the supply.
Lu 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
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Re: West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby Joe Last » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:28 pm

Hello All,
Just found your sight. Checking in from the eastern panhandle Martinsburge WV.

My recent prepps include; Mossberg 500 roit gun 12 ga.,three weeks of food, had silver given to me by my dad appraised :) , got a woodstove to recondition for next winter, did a test weekend with my GOOD bag, and trying to get the wife on board. ;)
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Re: West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby Joe Last » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:35 am

Also was looking for fellow preppers in north Berkeley co. along the I-81 coridoor.

Thanks Joe
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Re: West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby glock19 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:04 am

Hurricane Wv checking in here. Anyone near me like to chat?
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Re: West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby harriganthatsme » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:37 pm

I am new to the site. I hail from Kearneysville, would love to meet up with like minded folks in the area.
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Re: West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby ke4sky » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:44 pm

New to site, from below Mills Gap, other side of North Mountain from Gerrardstown, Berkeley County.
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Re: West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby keith19692 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:47 pm

Im in Martinsburg, WV. Doing all i can on a tight budget: Buying food and canning more than I ever have, stocking short and long term, buying silver etc. I would also like to meet some local preppers and share some ideas. I never felt so close to the SHTF.
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Re: West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby wvangel1960 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:35 am

In Moundsville WV. would love to chat with others who are prepareing.. email me at wvangel1960@yahoo.com lets chat and swap ideas.. :D
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Re: West Virginia Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby frances_harrigan » Wed May 04, 2011 1:53 pm

I'm new and hoping to be able to take/add something to this great body of knowledge. I am outside Kearneysville and just finished purchasing a 250 gallon gas tank (not filled yet). Added chickens to the farm, put in a huge garden last weekend, and working towards better self sufficiency. Would love to meet up with like-minded folk. Fran
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