Good question, I concur with you, it would be nice and probably get more MAG’s formed.
This would be a great thing.
I would love to see that as an option. Tough to navigate forums for MAG information otherwise.
We have thought about doing regions because so many places over lap state lines... ie: Ozarks, Pacific NW.
Im open to a re-org.
I agree with you all and this What I did to get things moving. I did a search through the various threads in Central Florida and created a thread for an area I was willing to collaborate with.
I chose Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinelllas counties as a cluster since they are relatively close to each other via highway. I believe the radius should be 45 minutes or so.
For example, I live in Land o Lakes area in Pasco and its 45 minutes to Brandon area in Hillsborough. I could add Hernando which is North of Pasco county if some one was from that county.
Perhaps some other people in Central Florida could do some thing similar modeling after the Hillsborough Pasco Pinellas Tribe Formation thread and search the threads for people in the local areas near you. That way you all could do local meet ups to get acquainted and during the summer we can do something regionally.
Obviously anybody can participate in what ever thread they want on the forum, but the coordinators of each thread should collaborate with the other threads in the region and help each other getting things organized.
I have attached a county map of Florida as a resource and please feel free to look through out the Hillsborough Pasco Pinellas County Tribe formation thread for the the topic questions I posted to help drive conversation virtually until people get to meet in person.
I look forward to collaborating with you all to get the tribes forming.
I am new to these boards and posting stuff but.I am looking for people in West Palm Beach and Broward locations to form a MAG or people with simular views of prepping.
Thank you I will get started tomorrow to late now. The state I will be working on is Wyoming.
State pages or regions within those states would be amazing. There's lots of good activity on here and it doesn't take long before your post ends up on page 7 and lost.
I like what I just read, now I need to know how to get it started in my state.
What state are you trying to get started? If your willing to get the ball rolling then I would suggest you do the following:
Pick some counties surrounding your own county and start a thread with the names of the counties in your area of operations. Its important to list the counties in the title so people in those areas can recognize their home counties are participating.
Once you got the thread going then use the search tool at the top of the forum page and search for your state first using the full spelling, then the next search use the 2 letter abbreviation. Look through each thread result and see who was looking to participate and what area of the state they mentioned.
Then use the member search under the forum tab at the top of the website and look up each member and invite them via DM to the area group thread if its appropriate to their location. You should contact the members not in your area of operation and chat with them about driving a thread in their area of the state.
You could start with a whole state thread and do the same process listed above, but the key is who is gonna drive the thread. Do you want to drive the whole state thread or just your area of operations?
It's hard to have stickiness when driving a big region. I saw that in my research about Florida on this forum. So I recommend doing a 3-4 county area of operation and coordinate with other members you find through the state to do the same in their parts of the state. All the while collaborating with those other coordinators to help each other out and plan a regional meet up a month or two after the local multi-county tribe.
Find a map of counties for the state and post it in the thread for reference.
Let me know if I can help with anything.