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  1. RommelFamily

    WV Survival Groups?

    Matt101 - You seem to know a bit more about these WV Mountains. What say you about Pocahontas County as a safe zone? Any suggestions?
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    WV Survival Groups?

    JamesGang - have you ever seen the old "Twilight Zone" episode where a nuclear bomb warning is sent out and everyone in the neighborhood storms a neighbors house that they know had built a fall-out shelter? Search it on YouTube - best reality in a EOTWAWKI scenario. Or, as the saying goes, "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals." People who aren't prepping will kill you and your family to get what you have to help them survive! When it's every man for himself, morals go out the window.
  3. We do not have a basement; however, there is a hidden access to underneath our house. My husband and I went down for an assessment of how we might use this space. It is completely unfinished, but underground, cinderblock surrounded, dirt floor with vapor barrier and approximately 5 ft of head room. The access is so well hidden that my husband didn't even know where it was. Would it be wise for us to spend some time and money making this into a make-shift bunker or use it for our storage???
  4. John Prine was spot on in a lot of his ideas. I was born in 1971, but have an older brother that turned me onto his music. As for the TV - my husband and I turned cut it out about a month ago for several reasons. Media is a joke. We also are turning our children's interests from watching tv all the time to reading and learning other skills that will help them better adjust to whatever may or may not happen. We'll watch the every so often Netflix Movie and have been interested in the "prepper" shows that are now on Nat Geo, but as a family, we are easing into the "back to basics" way of life. This world is way out of control and the tV is just one of the means by which people support the downward spiral.
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    Hello from West Virginia

    My husband is a veteran - so I'm lucky in that respect. He brings things to the table that not everyone has available. Thanks for the map insight - I'm on it.
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    Gas Mask Questions??

    It doesn't help that we live in the "chemical valley"!
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    Gas Mask Questions??

    Any suggestions on the best gas masks and where to purchase. Would need masks for 2 adults, a 13 year old and an 8 year old.
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    New series on nat geo

    Just saw a commercial for another "doomsday prepper" show about bunkers. Been watching the other show and haven't found it to be insulting to this point. A few of the people are a little "out there" with their thinking, but hey, each to his own. I think the thing we all need to remember is that point of all of this is to protect our families and survive whatever lies ahead. No matter what people would say about what my husband and I are doing (which they don't because we don't talk about it) but if they did, we wouldn't care. Why? Because if we don't get blown away in an instant and have to live through an end of the world event, we would rather have spent the time and money to survive rather than watch our children suffer, starve or any other atrocity that you can think of. What's the saying "I'd rather have it and not need it, then need it and not have it" - same principle here.
  9. My husband and I are currently debating the most likely weather phenomena scenario. Dead cold or scorching hot? Any thoughts?
  10. We are prepping to both hold our ground at home and bug-out. We have no idea what lies ahead and want to be prepared for anything. We are still working on bug-out location, but have the means and plan for getting everything we need to that location hopefully before any events, but, if we have to, in the middle of crisis. Luckily, we don't live in a big city. We have lived in our state our entire lives and are very familiar with locations. So roads or no roads, we can get where we need to go. The consideration of the institution of martial law presents a bit of a problem...but, the point is we prep to stay or go and hope or the best.
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    WV Survival Groups?

    Another WV family here. A little late on the prepping, but working hard to get where we need to be. We really want to find a close community of like-minded people to work with, possibly find safe spots to bug-out to and just generally support each other. The hardest part of what we are doing so far, other than financial issues, is getting our children to understand that they can not talk about our prepping because each person they tell would put us at risk. As you know, WV is a small community - everyone knows everyone's business either first hand or by association. I haven't found any groups around here but continue looking. That's what brought me to this site. If you find a group, please let us know. We are also open to any advice or suggestions that we may not have thought of. If we have to bug-out, we feel the mountains are our best bet. Avid campers so we know lots of areas, but are concerned over stability of the mountains and not sure if any are over fault lines. Let's keep in touch.
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    Hello from West Virginia

    So far we have three months worth of food and water stored for our family of 4. Things are financially tight, but we are taking every extra penny, cutting out things that we really don't need, and purchasing two months worth of food and water each month. We have obtained our concealed carry licenses before the government takes away our right. We are taking our children to shooting range with us to teach them the basics and gun safety. I handle the food aspect and my husband is handling ammunition/family protection, alternate power sources and alternate communication aspect. We are currently researching gas masks, appropriate medical kits, how to stock up on prescriptions when our providers only give 30 day prescriptions. The current debate is whether or not we need some type of bunker and how we would pay and where would put it!!! Decision remains to be seen. We are also in the process of gathering maps, but are not sure exactly what types of maps we need and we need to find a location to "bug-out" to. That's part of the reason I was looking for people close who might know of safe spots close by. Also trying to figure out how to stock on fuel and account for all scenarios that may happen that might make travel in our SUV difficult. Starting to educate kids and always reinforcing the importance of NOT telling anyone that we are preppers because of the risk to our family.
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    Hello from West Virginia

    Newcomers to survival preparedness. We were hoping to make contact and build working relationship with other like-minded families in our area. We are not "over the top" but consider ourselves being practical. So, anyone out there from WV with same ideas?