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Old 01-27-2010, 06:31 PM
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Default SPOKANE WA... just got my BOL... looking to build a small group!

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Hello fellow SHTF preppers, and greetings from WA state. I hope this post finds you and yours well and prepared.

I am a middle-class, non-felon, Accountant and Database Administrator with an obvious realization and bent toward preparedness as it applies to sudden, unexpected events that are most likely in WA state, namely economic collapse, earthquake and terrorism. I have access to a small and remote parcel in the mountains (with no physical mailing address) somewhere in NE WA state, and I am looking to form a small group of willing and able specialists with both common and unique skills to combine in the case an event occurs that rocks the world, be it economic, terrorist or natural.

After consulting with other similar group leaders in ID, MT and WY, I think I have a good grasp of what to look for in people, and I consider myself a good judge of character. I am NOT wanting to move atop a mountain permanently, but will be relocating temporarily up here until either things blow over (short-term) or it becomes necessary to modify the plans for an extended stay (long-term), completely dependent on conditions back at home.

Everyone contacting me must possess or obtain a current Red Cross first-aid/CPR card, currently own both a FULL-SIZE 4x4 vehicle (camper optional but highly suggested, as you will bring supplies) and firearms including 45 ACP and 12/20 shotgun, with at least 500 combined rounds/shells per person, for those two weapons. Ideal would be a 30-06 with scope as well, but not required. Finally, the group will be decidedly conservative, politically and socially.

I have been counseled to not restrict my group initially, beyond these parameters.

A little more on what I bring to the group, besides the BOL:
1. I know how to use microhydro mechanics to produce electricity from water pressure/movement and store that power for later use, and how to repair such mechanics with simple components.
2. I know how to produce and repair solar panels to produce electricity from the sun and store that power for later use. Yes, the sun shines more on the East side of the Cascades.
3. I have some EMT education to go with my Red Cross certs for adults, children and infants.
4. I own, practice with and clean my weapons once a month.
5. I own and repair a full-size 4x4 diesel vehicle old enough to sustain known disabling EMP effects.
6. I hold a technician-class HAM radio license and own a mobile transciever.
7. I own a satellite telephone with laptop dongle, in case domestic Internet providers fail for whatever reason.
8. I am fully stocked in food and supplies for my own family, including fuel along the primary (I-90) and secondary driving routes.

At this time, this is an open invitation to any and all preppers who live within four hours (if you leave early enough) of Spokane WA knowing that, in the event of emergency, it may take you 24 hours of driving to arrive in Spokane, if you don't get out soon enough, and assuming you carry (or stash) two tanks of extra fuel with you to complete the trip. I invite your contact here via PM, including a phone number, who you are and what you would bring to the group. Be prepared to answer a few personal questions when I call. I need to know a little more about you before I consider meeting you.

Our reasons for being prepared are diverse. I have gone this far, and look forward to hearing from you.
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OK, I have been told that I should explain myself more thoroughly about the 4x4 and the weapons.

The full-size 4x4 is required because we are talking about surviving away from home for at least a short while, and even though my Honda Civic works great in town and even in shallow snow, the group will be using land up in the mountains where 2WD vehicles cannot pass. You would get stuck, wind up abandoning your vehicle, and possibly block the road. The full-size is important for cargo/water/fuel capacity, your safety in reaching the group, and finally, for practical use once you arrive. You will be bringing your world with you when you arrive, since you cannot pre-position supplies at the BOL. A mini truck cannot pull stumps or drag them as well as a full-size truck. This is but one example.

Regarding weapons, the calibers cited earlier are calibers we are proficient with. It makes no sense to stock ammo and accessories, as a group, for a dozen different calibers. It is inefficient, and makes it most difficult to help eachother if one weapon is damaged. I own .45s and a 12 gauge as my primary weapons, and group members will be welcome to bring whatever safe and sane caliber they wish to the group, but we must have core calibers to support and supply, and those are 45 and 12/20 shotgun.

After consideration, four hours around Spokane is too restrictive. People from OR and Southern ID tell me they cannot make four hours even at top speed. So, that has been changed to eight hours. That should cover all of WA, OR, ID and Western MT.

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7. I own a satellite telephone with laptop dongle, in case domestic Internet providers fail for whatever reason.

You do realize that if domestic ISPs fail, that satphone with laptop dongle will be useless, right? If the backbones in the US fail on anything more than a regional basis, the 'net as you knew it will cease to function reliably.
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just another psycho looking to start a cult? what conditions do you have?
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just another psycho looking to start a cult? what conditions do you have?
"Psycho??" As you are new here, I feel I should point out that name-calling is frowned upon. The OP has a few months on here more than you do, and I believe most of the 'conditions' were already mentioned. Oh, and welcome...
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New member here so havent caught on to all the accronyms but guessing BOL is Bug Out Land? Looks like I meet most of your requirements but the RV that I'm planning to use for the family is not the 4X4 variety. Wish you the best!

MrMDK187 ... Your group sounds more fitting for my family and our beliefs. I need to do some more research and reading here but will likely be contacting you
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I hope you are planning on adding some centerfire rifles to your group requirements/plans. A shotgun is more of a close range weapon than something to use out beyond 100 yards. Eastern Washington has some pretty wide open areas, even in the more heavily forested areas there is less underbrush than the west side of the mountains. I am familiar with Stevens and Ferry counties as I have family and friends there. Add some inexpensive mosin-nagant 91/30's and ammo for them and you are fairly well covered for a small amount of money. I live about 6 to 7 hours from Chewelah where my folks live.
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I am new here and just found your post. Interested in your group. Would love to talk with you some more. I am located in Spokane, WA
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Sir, I am new here, but interested in helping where I can. I live in western WA. I am retire military, with experience in a wide area of real world operations. I am trained in advance "combat" medical support. I am trained on most Com Blok weapons, to include support and repair. I have training in gunsmithing, advance shooting skills, long range target detection and selection. I use to be a certified firearms and weapons defensive instr. I spent several years working for JAG in the areas of operational law, ROE and Law of Land Warfare. I have experience in MOUT, CQB and small group interdiction.
I spent about 3 days a week at the range, most of it instructing others. I must admit that I lack alot of the advanced training/exp that you have. Most my experience is geared toward the surviving the fight, as it were.
This may be out of the realm of what you are looking for, but if not, please contact me.


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