Yes... north of Lewiston!!
You guys should message me.
where are you at Haunted?
@wildland909 A bit North of you, lol.
We are about an hour south of you closer to Portland.
Okay folks, since we are all about in the same neck of the woods, let's talk. What are you looking for and how far along in your preps are you? I have 30 yrs experience with prepping and putting it by.
well, ive been prepping for about 4-5 yrs, i have survival tools, food, gardening experience, foraging, i know some about natural oils and herbal remadies. trying to find a house to move into before the economy collapse (i know cutting it close but im trying lol)
Been prepping for about 10 years. my back ground is wildland fire fighting and other natural disasters out west. Only been in Maine for a year
iv lived here my whole life, never traveled past mass.
im not stalked in ammo and weapons, but most of the other stuff such as medical, seeds, food, have a cb, and ham radio.... altho i never figured out how to use them i just got them recently.
can you hit the buckfield repeater (2 meter)?
@wildland909 buckfeild repeater? lol. thats where my chevy came from lol.
@Eshroomy sorry, buckfield is a repeater on the vhf 2 meter ham band
I have about 10 years homesteading experience and currently have a mixed flock of chickens, ducks and geese as well as 6 goats (2 Pygoras for fiber, 2 ND wethers and 2 ND does being bred as we speak!). I grow a decent garden that I expand every year and am hoping to add a few more fruit trees. I have lots of canning experience, some herbal knowledge, basic medical skills and midwifery experience.
Hi! Here near Sebago, Moon, where is your homestead? Hoping to get connected, help establish a local network...
@GenerationsFamilyFarmandHomesc Our homestead is in Windham. I just did a post today hoping to organize a meet up at the park in Standish on 35 soon. interested? the post is titled Maine Bear Nation!
Okay, so what are you guys looking for? I have acreage.
We are just feeling out who is in our area that are like minded and potentially for relationships with. I have a good friend who lives off grid in a remote area but its always good to network!
@HungerMoonFarm it is and for hawk deterrent, crows are the way to go. Live or decoy. Crows hate hawks and will hunt them down and take them out.
Crows will even go after owls and drive them out. As for the old saying about crows going after your chickens? Not so. Oh they will go after babies, but then again, who doesn't like chicken nuggets?
im just looking for my house if i dont find it in time for bugging in, well i do have a bug out plan. its just nice to talk to like minded people in the area that.... well.... prep. cuz iv been called crazy so many times.
Not crazy. Never think that, you just got the call before the sheeple is all.
im quite spiritual, can do energy work and such, iv learned to always listen to my guides and the most high. so when i felt the need to prepare, i did.
@Eshroomy I can do the same. As I said, message me if interested. We can talk and see where we are at.
@Haunted55 what town are you located? i need to stay atleast close to this area for many reasons.
there is a house im trying to get right now in moscow, its a perfect set up(well for my family and I) in a really good spot as
I am near Wilton. South west of you.
Hey neighbor, next town over...lol
Southern Maine here. Just outside Portland.
So are we, about 30 minutes out from Portland.
Southern Maine here as well (Portland area). Recent college grad so not a lot of prepping experience or land/possessions. That said, I'm good with firearms, work hard, and like the preparedness mindset. Mostly planning to listen to others who have been doing this for a while to try and pick up some good info while building connections.
What did you go to college for? There's a reason I am asking...your brain is the most important prep you will ever have. You can have all the things, as Bear puts it, but if your head isn't in it, you've got nothing. You might not even be aware of what you already have, hence my question.
@Haunted55 That is absolutely correct. I studied mechanical engineering.
@cgiroux00 COOL! Now the next question...ya should have known, how much practical knowledge? How many hours of actually using it to produce something needful? Book learning is great, don't get me wrong, but if it isn't an actual draw it, fabricate it and use it...see where I'm coming from? I have lots of book learning. Years and years of it, does it make me an expert? Oh heck no it doesn't! It just makes me a well read person. But the practical, hands on stuff...oh yeah...that's gold. That makes me a very well read person with the ability to put-up or shut-up. Don't sell yourself short. If you don't have much practical, no time like the present to get it. Go design and build something purposeful and needed. One more thing, I wouldn't hesitate to add you to my team. Oh we'd debate, I'm very good at that and you'd be explaining why your way is better, a lot. Doesn't mean I wouldn't appreciate you and your input...just that I want to know the hows and the whys before I discard what I may already know.
Up near Wilton. Now, here's a little poser for you...you worked on GPS navigation...can you deconstruct it? As in render it useless in a vehicle so it couldn't be tracked?
I don't see why not... it's just a matter of finding the hardware to disable it!
@cgiroux00 now that may be a very useful thing to know. See, as I said, don't sell yourself short. Let's take it a step further, could you make tracking a cell phone impossible or extremely hard to do while still maintain the ability to use it?
@Haunted55 Now cell phones are a little outside of my capability.. extremely small/tight circuitry and components. I'm guessing that the GPS hardware may even be printed onto the same board with other essential circuits. I could always read/research it to get a better understanding of how they're constructed.
Yes. I'm about 25 miles northwest of Bangor