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Vermont Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

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Vermont Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby North Idaho Patriot » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:24 pm

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

Vermont 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: Vermont Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby chunkymonkey » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:29 am

Here! We have been stocking up food, improving security and making plans for a root cellar/shelter.
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Re: Vermont Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby GreenMtnThrivalist » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:27 am

Wow. Let's see...
1. Stocking more food-- an ongoing process.
2. building a new storage/safe room in the basement to quadruple our storage space (we're out of room)
3. increasing our "above ground" storage in the pantry by using food rotation shelving to organize & increase capacity
4. stocking first aid supplies and medicines. Just got in my antibiotics. Also, iodine from seaweed, which when taken internally helps block radioactive iodine from attaching to receptors in the body.
5. Bought a new revolver and a new shotgun so that my husband and I have 1 of each. Stocking ammo. This is for hunting as well as home defense.
6. Working on both water storage and piping from the well to the hand pump in the basement.

Been busy, :nervous: but still so much to do. Next on the agenda: off-grid power.
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Re: Vermont Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby Goatsnchickens » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:58 pm

Hey everyone I just got started on the network, but to date beans bullets and ducks as well as the goats and chickens, wife started canning and hasnt totally freaked out about this preppin bussiness . Garden looks pretty lousy this year but the big idea is to build and start a year round off the grid greenhouse ( I can do it ) oh yeah and started homebrew basics again that should be ready in about three weeks,
so for now hello from Swanton
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Re: Vermont Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby murphyd70 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:48 pm

Goatsnchickens wrote: wife started canning and hasnt totally freaked out about this preppin business


I read this and had to chuckle a bit...my wife appears to be the opposite and has been LOVIN the preppin business! I told her I would like to have a minimum of three months on hand for us and she said better make it six! :ilove:

I think I shall keep her...lol
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Re: Vermont Preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

Postby jamesb05641 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:57 am

Well for starters I should I live in an apartment. I live in central Vermont. I have stored around 5 - 6 months of non perishable food. I have 2 weeks of water stored at all times. I have bought large quantity (most seeds were roughly 5000 or more) of heirloom vegetable seeds which in stores Mylar bags. I even a bought a handgun this year for defense. I also have .1 micron sawyer filter although I wish I saw the .02 micron at the time and bought that instead. I have volcano 2 collapsible stove which can cook with wood, charcoal, or propane. I even walk 3 miles to work, 3 miles back home a day a 5 days a week to work in all Vermont weather. I mostly came here to look for people nearby that I join up with in a disaster.

Well main thing I missing is better gun for hunting/ defense. Any recommendations?
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