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Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby North Idaho Patriot » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:49 pm

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

Maryland 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: Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby Rmatthew » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:07 pm

Maryland Here,
Prepped some more midland Radios (base and mobile) picked up some more auguson farm freeze dried #10's.
and working on the Geo-Prep ((Geo caches with prepping skills for preppers to practice with ))
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Re: Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby bgreengmw » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:07 pm

I have some basic wilderness survival skills. Got my Amateur Radio license the end of last year in preparation for the coming disruption of services. I am new to the prepper world and looking forward to getting some prepper knowledge and skills.

Bryan
http://www.SurvivalTop50.com
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Re: Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby cynthia » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:17 pm

Newbie here - in all regards, though I was raised on 'real camping' in childhood, but 'softened' by city/rural living (wry grin).
Hoping some folks can provide resources on where to get natural stream/creek water filtering - comprehensive resources or products.

Also local ham-feest events to check out second hand ham radio options for total newbies, etc.
If there is a blog or forum to help out folks wanting to learn more about ham radio that would be appreciated as well.
Including 'language' and technology/hardware, possibly integration with computer, internet, etc.
My husband is a computer tech but doesn't have any ham radio experience. :unsure:
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Re: Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby CedarCreek » Tue May 03, 2011 5:22 pm

Hello Maryland Preppers.

I'll introduce myself as Cedar Creek. I'm a Virginia native who relocated to the Baltimore County area almost 2 years ago. I wouldn't have called myself a prepper before, more of a avid outdoorsman however with "these" days I've been taking steps with my wife and children (that are within our means) to prepare for many unpleasant and/or sudden events.

Navy Veteran (CTR)of 8 years (84-92) could at one time copy 30 gpm morse code though I never sent morse. Guessing 10 to 15 gpm if I had too. Morse would be very rusty but they say it's like riding a bike. Will probably get my HAM license sometime, not a priority at this time.

CPR and First Aid certification from Red Cross expired last year.

Skilled primitive camper with most equipment required for 3 to 5 day outting.

Have BOB's for family of 4 (3 to 5 days)
Have primary BOL established at property of childhood/lifetime friend along with a secondary BOL at brothers farms, and a tertiary BOL at ancestral homeplace (LOL might be a disputed location as I'm not a shareholder within the family, but well off the beaten track so high probability it will not be occupied).
Have about 20 days food if forced to Bug In.
Have Sawyer water filtration system with bladders.
Self/Dwelling defense taken care of'd :gunsmile:

Biggest challenges and Obstacles:
1. We are apartment dwellers by necessity not by choice.
2. Child with special nutritional needs
3. No local support network most apartment neighbors transient college kids.
4. Storage space limited especially for surplus water so need ideas for dealing with Bug In situation is city water is shutoff.
5. Highly congested traffic area. 2 major interstates/Bypass close by.
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Re: Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby ferretrodeo » Sun May 15, 2011 2:14 pm

Hello. Moved to Md last year with the family. Former Marine that now works as a nurse in labor and delivery. My wife and I have been prepping for a few years now. Started when we lived in Florida and needed to keep supplies around in case of hurricines. We are stuck here for 3 more years. I would like to get my amateur radio license and buid a bov this year.
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Re: Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby CedarCreek » Sun May 15, 2011 4:33 pm

Welcome Ferretrodeo and hope you don't mind a old swabby greeting you with a HOO-RAH! lol.

I worked with Marine 2621's years ago from 2nd Radio Batt. My family is here in Towson, Baltimore County. Are you and your's nearby? The Maryland ANTS group seems pretty vacant and inactive at this time. It was something I was pondering getting involved with.
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Re: Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby hunkajunk » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:01 pm

Hey all, Hunkajunk checking in again. Been some time since I logged on. Couple of years into prep movement, but much raod to travel before I am confortable. In Anne Arrundel County for those in the area.
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Re: Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby bellamotives » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:27 am

Harford County Native here prepping to bug out to the local family farm in Whiteford! Pretty much set now, just have to finish our water barrel placements & bulk up our medical kit for the farm animals. We'll then be able to offer ANTS filtered water, shelter if they want to pitch a tent in the fields & medical assistance since Grandma is a nurse.

Like most folks in the area we're friendly but armed to the hilt ;) Better safe than sorry! I just ordered our Sun Oven & I'm excited to try some new dishes & tryout the water filtration with it. We're looking into portable solar panels to recharge our phones & other electronics to keep ourselves amused until sanity resumes. We'll be able to trade with our neighbors- some have cows, chickens, honey, etc. Networking with your neighbors is one of the best things you can do in case of emergency!!!
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Re: Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby PreppyMama » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:31 pm

Family of 5, fairly new to Harford County. DH is an old hand at prepping. At one point in our marriage (much to my shame) I picked on him for this. After 2 years living <30 mi from the DMZ in Korea, I've changed my tune. I'm learning to grow/make/preserve our own food and building a dry food supply. My favorite thing so far has been using a hand-cranked mill to make homemade peanut butter and to grind our own grains. We've been experimenting with using things we have on hand to make useful items (like a solar oven). And I've been learning how to identify and use herbs. I also carry a BOB (although, I typically refer to it as "the diaper bag.") Looking forward to learning from you all!
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Re: Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby karaokejr » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:56 pm

western maryland checking in, still here, still kickin. all my prepps are super market, i know its a lot heavier but its what i can afford. still going slow and with everything going up its getting slower. but will just keep swingin. be safe and god bless
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Re: Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby ktm rider » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:46 pm

Hello,

New to the site but active on a few other sites. I am in Garrett County Md. I live way back in the sticks on 70+ acres and wifey and I have, in a way, been prepping since we built our house way out on the mountain. That was one reason we picked this place to build on.

We have a large garden, and 12 chickens like most here. We are also fortunate enough to have a crystal clear stream that runs through our property and a large pond we use to swim in and for fish. Water will be THE most important prep if/when TSHTF.

I have a well stocked gun safe but as always, would love to add a few more to my collection.
Also storing food but we are way behind on this category and we are getting ready to step it up really soon.

One of the most valuable and unique prep items we are working on is our micro hydro project. Luckily, our stream has quite a bit of drop (head) and great flow. So, using a micro hydro turbine we will be able to completely power our home and our garage. Electricity will be like gold once the grid goes down. SO, this micro hydro thing will give my family a huge confident boost if it all goes wrong and at the very least it will eliminate my electric bill in the mean time.
This whole system is way cheaper than any other alt. power. SO if you have a creek on your property you shoul dlook into it.

Our property sits 2.5 miles from the nearest blacktop road and that road is a small country backroad. I think this will also be of great benefit if it all goes wrong. Our plan obviously is to "Bug IN' and disappear for 6-12 months.
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Re: Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby mroach18 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:06 am

Hello,

I'm originaly from Harford County but moved to Owings Mills 6 months ago for work. I'm an avid hunter, well armed and have tons of camping and survival gear, I have hunted and camped all my life and figure i could live off the land if i had to but i'm just now starting to prep. I would apreciate any tips on where to start and would love to join a network around the area if possible.

I can be reached at mroach18@gmail.com.

Thanks
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Re: Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby PreppyMama » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:47 pm

mroach - Have you found any local groups yet?
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Re: Maryland Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby DisasterReadyOnline » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:34 pm

Hello everyone. Prepper from Harford County. Nice to see thier are others preppers in the neighborhood.
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