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New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

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New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

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

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

New Hampshire 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: New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby roadrash » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:46 am

Here,

Been very busy. Items include learning to MIG weld, new KLX250 enduro for attaching to BOV, started most seeds for spring, and aquired more long term gear.
Whatever you do, Big or Small, do something today to better prepare yourself, your family or your friends, but do SOMETHING.
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Re: New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby piglett » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:22 pm

hello all i'm up in wolfeboro just got married last year & we have a small house with a little over an acre of land to work with
i'm looking for a source for 55 gallon drums, the kind that have a rolled lip on 1 end & come with a lid that has a rubber seal .
I have seen used ones in a few places. i figured on putting a few up in the atic & filling them with things like rice & beans from sam's club. i have also been loading up on ammo 22, 12ga, & 7.62
i think i also need a roto-tiller for my old 40 horse diesel farmall tractor, if i can find a good used one that's not all worn out i'd be a happy camper.

take care all
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Re: New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby roadrash » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:37 pm

Hey Piglett,

Welcome aboard... Couple ideas... If you can not find the 55 gallon drums (I've never been able to find them myself) you may want to consider the large storage bins from someplace like lowes/home depot. They stack and are cheap and seal out mice etc and they can be moved around easier than a large drum. Also, the attic may not be your best option as everything will spoil in the summer months... Basement where its cool is much better. An acre is good, at least you have some room for a garden. We just started all our seeds last week for the spring... they are in our basement store-room with grow lights.
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Re: New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby piglett » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:23 pm

hey rash
what do these bins look like & what are they made out of??? are metal trash cans good if you seal the lids really good ?
i can't store things like white rice (my wife is from the Philippines & love that stuff) or pasta in the attic?
i have a dirt cellar & it is really damp , not so sure about storing things there but maybe an outbuilding for the summer months.


thanks
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Re: New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby roadrash » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:11 am

Sounds like you are stuck between a rock and a hard spot with the two locations you mentioned. A damp basement and a hot attic.... unfortunately neither is good for food storage. The bins come in a WIDE range of sizes including very shallow ones that fit under beds. Most of the lids snap shut and would prevent rodents. The only trouble i have with trash cans is the size/shape and weight when filled. They dont stack and are not all that efficient. Square and rectangular plastic storages boxes seem to be more handy, at least for us. The only thing we use trash cans for is storing chicken food, litter and scratch once removed from the bags.
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Re: New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby watchman noyes » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:22 am

Watchman Noyes here. I'm up in Center Conway. Anyone in or near my neck of the woods?
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Re: New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby jimtwocrows » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:19 pm

I live in manchester and am storing dry foods and reading up on every skill I might possibly need to know. I'm also telling everyone I know to get ready. I'm watching the gas prices rise and I hope we stay strong. A little advice, if you are storing food in large quantities don't forget to buy O2 absorbers and rat/mouse poison. Good Luck!
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Re: New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby raymcgill » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:04 pm

I am in Portsmouth, but just bought house in Pittsfield. No land, but city yard. Experienced with food storage and will be ordering more supplies soon. (mylar bags, O2 adsorbers). It would be great to get preppers together to share resources and skills.
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Re: New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby Sparrky » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:40 am

Sparrky here from the southwest corner of NH.Posting a reply, I got an email as quoted below. Don't know this gal personally but assume it to be true. We have started stocking but have a ways to go in the organization dept.

"So was having trouble ordering on line
And so ended up calling them.

Guess what ??????????????????????
He said that the Mountain House Foods will not be available
For a long time because the GOVERNMENT CALLED THEM UP
AND SAID YOU WILL FILL OUR ORDERS FIRST BEFORE YOU
FILL ANYONE ELSES[/color]"
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Re: New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby raymcgill » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:03 am

@Piglett
There is a place with lots of barrels of all sizes. That is where I picked mine up. Highway 4 between Portsmouth and Concord, right before the Epsom traffic circle. You'll see lots of barrels. $12 each on the honor system, put the money in box on door.
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Re: New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby RetroMan » Wed May 25, 2011 6:08 pm

Got a nice view of Mt Monadnock here.


...actually when I walk down the road a bit then I can see the mtn. :whistling:

Been prepping since before the "Millineum Bug"

They thought the world was gonna end then too. :rolleyes:
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Re: New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby Danarchy » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:14 pm

Danarchy checking in from Nashua. Any live meeting groups in this state to swap knowledge and advice? I have not found any serious groups in this area. I am also looking for good private land for target shooting with fellow enthusiasts. I don't much care for the public ranges. An old sandpit would be perfect if anyone knows of one.

I just joined, and here is my intro posted on the "Introduce Yourself" page:

Hi all! I just recently found this site and would like to connect with fellow preppers from the New England area. I am in Southern NH, and I am actively searching for 10+ acres in Northern NH or Northeast VT near the NH border. My goal is to complete the purchase in the next few months and start building my "vacation" home in the spring. I have the design work nearly completed, so all I need is the right piece of land. If society doesn't collapse, my family will have a nice little getaway, and I will have something to pass on to my children. If it does, we will be ready to fade into the background. I have been learning how to stock supplies, and what to buy, building my armory (I have been a gun enthusiast since my teen years - not a gun nut), and gathering literature that will be aid in surviving tough times. I am a firm believer in teamwork and feel strongly that people must carry their own weight. If SHTF, strength will be in numbers. A small community or collective comprised of people with varied skillsets, in my opinion, is preferable to going it alone. My skillsets are all phases of construction and project management, and I am highly effective managing fast paced projects under extreme conditions. :gunsmile:
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Re: New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby wowzaa33 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:06 am

Hello all!
In Manchester and finally brached the subject of being prepared " for what ever comes our way " with my girlfriend. Was surprised she has been keeping quiet about feeling the same way! Between the two of us we've got a good base to start with. She's a great cook and has been growing herbs for the last two years ( and here I thought it was just for the cooking flavors ) and reading up on easily prepared foods and preservation methods. I've been a prepper (secretly) since I was a kid and my grandfather told me something that struck a tone, " Never expect the world to be civil. Always be ready for what no one else expects ". At the age of 15 I decided I would always have a solution (or at least a good idea) for when things went wrong. So I've become a "primative skills" expert. Tracking, shelters, hunting, gathering, medical training, mechanics, all the things I thought I'd ever need (and then some) to provide and protect those I love. Have to admit that some of those skills have come in handy at the oddest times.
Now that I can easily talk about being ready we've decided to take the next step and see who else is out there and looking to learn or teach things. We're just figuring out a budget food wise, and equipmet is going to be a slow build up for the things we cant make easily, but I'm pretty handy and have been doing my homework on energy generation ( I have a good line on recharagable 12V's for those of you that are interested ) and should have a working system soon enough. Once I do I'll refine it a little and make extras for backup and barter.
Well enough rambling on. Was wondering who else is in the area and would be willing to meet up and maybe exchage ideas and maybe collabrate on a few other Ideas I have?

Drop us a line at JCK4NH@Yahoo.com

Here's hoping to hear soon!
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Re: New Hampshire Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby shiloh » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:35 am

O.K. My turn to check in. I live in central NH. Every thing around us is farmland and friendly. We have 1 acre and are trying to make the most of it. The lot had been filled so the soil is less than healthy. Four years ago my FIL helped us build a bunch of raised beds that we have been using since. We have been sucessful in planting fruit trees, grapes, rhubarb and asparagus. Trying to establish plenty of permenant plantings. In a constant process of composting to build soil. we experiment each spring with container gardening too.Had a couple of winners. The wife has been canning for years. This year we are dehydrating for the first time. So we basically have focused on food supply. Now we need to work out water supply with out power. A source of heat and the area we are too far behind on-firearms/Protection. Any suggestions for a late 40s couple to learn how to handle / care for guns?
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