Earthineer and Other ways for Preppers to Connect

I’ve received e-mails from readers who want to connect with other like-minded preppers in their area or in an area they’d like to move to. Unfortunately, DestinySurvival isn’t set up to build communities, but I’m all for making such connections wherever possible.

This site is more of an information gathering point. I share ideas–some from you–and encourage my readers to make the most of them.

Having said that, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to those among us who are living the lonely prepper life. It can be especially difficult when you expect sanity among other preppers and survivalists, but are disappointed.

With that in mind, I have a couple of suggestions that might be of interest.

First, perhaps you’ve seen article excerpts posted here from “Backwoods Home Magazine.”They offer a great deal of hands-on info from homesteaders and others we’d consider to be preppers. That makes them a great source of useful ideas and info.

Politically, they come from a libertarian perspective. However, that doesn’t take up much space in their magazine. It’s still enough to upsets some who’ve written in to cancel their subscription. But it’s an alternative to the liberal slant of other similar magazines.

Since a magazine isn’t a substitute for face to face human contact, why not use it as a resource or tool to make the connections you want? “Backwoods Home Magazine” has a letters section which might be a way for you to reach out to others and have them get in touch with you. Their Web link and phone number are below.

In the September-October 2011 issue, they did a piece on a social networking sight called earthineer.com. An article excerpt with more info is below. A link to a later update is below as well.

Earthineer

(Facebook for farmers, but way more useful)

By Claire Wolfe

In June, I attended The Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington with Dave and Ilene Duffy. It was a terrific event — enormous, energetic, information-rich, and even (unusual for the Pacific Northwest in springtime) blessed with sunshine.

The people were the best. Hundreds stopped by the Backwoods Home booth to buy books and back issues, share their stories, and cheer us on. Several showed up in t-shirts with an odd name on them: Earthineer.


Read the whole article here:
http://www.backwoodshome.com/earthineer/

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
http://www.backwoodshome.com (541)247-8900.

An update on Earthineer appears in the November/December 2014 issue of BHM (#150). View it here.

If you’re a woman wishing to connect with other women, check out Sylvia Britton’s Christian Homekeeper Network by going to http://www.christianhomekeeper.org.

You might also be interested in trying to make connections through Brandon Smith’s site at http://www.alt-market.com. . Be sure to check out the Safe Haven States Project if you’re looking to relocate in the future.

I’m sure there are other options I’m not aware of.

Having said that, I know of one option that may seem unthinkable at first. But if survival for you means leaving the country altogether, consider what Texe Marrs suggests in an article called The Road Less Traveled.

 

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

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