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This page is dedicated for those people in IDAHO who are looking for other like minded people. Please post your general area and contact information either a phone number or email where others can contact you. We realize everyone should observe OPSEC so please do not post your exact location.


  1. Mark H says:

    Looking for like minded people in the Grangevilla area. Would like to relocate there soon.

  2. Jessica says:

    My husband and I have just sold our house, bought a fifth wheel to live in and are now looking to find the right location to move and build off grid! After researching a ton we are highly considering Idaho and we are planning to take our first trip out next weekend. I’m looking for people to talk to and to gather information from for further info. Specifically about building/zoning (where are they most relaxed with that? So we can build eco friendly?) Gardening conditions etc. Thanks!

    • Hi Jessica and welcome to the Mountainview Off Grid Living Blog. We live in southwest Idaho and have been looking for land so I can help you with all the information we have. Good areas, bad areas etc. Give me a call 208-615-6331

    • Robin Schnell says:

      Hi Jessica and Hubby, I sent a comment the other day but I’m not sure if they go straight to you or if I needed to do this reply choice instead.We live in Grangeville, Id. Population only 3500! Its located in Idaho County which is the largest and most relaxed county in Idaho. We are centralized between the Salmon, Snake and Clearwater Rivers for Salmon and Steelhead fishing. Gardening, hunting, berrypicking , 4 wheeling etc. is just afew past time happenings here. Great place, great people wouldn’t live anywhere but Idaho. (we came up from Arizona about 32 years ago.) Anyway, feel free to call or e-mail. We’ll answer anything we can. Have a safe trip and maybe we’ll hear from you. Robin and Joe Schnell 208 983-9705 jrparadise2@yahoo.com

  3. Chris says:

    Hi Jessica,
    I’m in North Idaho, my name is Chris Walsh, I’m a Broker with Revolutionary Realty. I think the type of property you’re looking for is precisely what I sell every day…feel free to give me a call anytime, my number is 208-667-1776.

  4. Robin Schnell says:

    Hi Jessica, My Husband and I live in Grangeville Idaho which is located in Idaho County a huge plus! Please feel free to call with any questions about this area. We do have property for sale here and our house which is perfect for a prepper (including concrete room). Only reason we are leaving Grangeville is the need to get closer to kids and Grandkids when things fall apart! Other wise we would never leave this area. It offers EVERYTHING to survive. We are staying in Idaho, would never leave this beautiful State. Call if you would like 208-983-9705

  5. trogg says:

    trogg, (not my real name – OPSEC) I retired in July of last year. I was looking for property in the Orofino area, but now I think the panhandle would be more to my liking. Is there anyone up around Bonners Ferry that would like to show me around? I am single so I need a new network of friends , if I move there. I know you need to be careful these days, but when you get to know me you will find I’m a rather nice right wing guy, for lack of a better term. I really have to get out of the Seattle area. It is going down hill fast. I’m looking for an inexpensive house on sight where I can garden and hunker down. I would also would like to get into hunting and fishing. Contact me at the following email address if you know of any properties or just want to show me around. trogg90@gmail.com PS I hear bonners ferry is a real friendly place. That would be a nice change from western Wa.

  6. Amy says:

    Hi ya’ll. I’m currently seeking out property near Lewiston Id. I could possibly transfer my near Seattle job there. So preferably I’d like to live within an hour or so drive. I found a property on Waha Lake 20miles south. Thought I’d ask here to see if anyone new about the area. Their thoughts ? Thanks a bunch

  7. Hi Amy. I don’t know where your job is close to Seattle but it is several hours drive from Lewiston to the Seattle area. What is it exactly that you are looking for in property?

  8. Amy says:

    I can transfer to Clarkston Costco. So we’re looking around lewiston.

  9. Dean says:

    Hello everyone it seems that like many posting here im as well pulling up stakes and heading to Idaho really in the beginning stages at this point we have been looking in the surrounding areas of Boise . Honestly just trying to get an idea of what the community is like and network with some like minded people. I can be reached via email at blackout.nn43@gmail.com
    Dean (OPSEC)

    • Don Barnhill says:

      Look at Owyhee County properties—-WAY cheaper taxes and from highway but non crowded, to absolutely remote acreages available. I am a Rancher and also own many properties that are now available—from S/W exposure viewsheds on dry ground to Timber property near Silver City. My health dictates some downsizing. I’d be glad to visit with you.

      Don Barnhill

      Box 1 Murphy 83650/208-867-6863

  10. Debbie & Mike says:

    Getting ready to pack up for Idaho and interested in hooking up with like minded happy preppers.

  11. Jo says:

    We are headed to north Idaho at the end of august. We will be checking out the towns and hopefully looking at some properties. What are the current laws for off grid living with kids 12 and 16. We are very excited just had our get rid of stuff garage sale and getting the house ready to go on the market. I have been a heat treater for eight years do you know of any companies who do heat treating. If you than I don’t have to explain. Thank you

    • Hi Jo and welcome in advance to Idaho. We live in the Boise area currently. Where are you moving from? Why north Idaho? You won’t have any trouble in this state with living off grid or home schooling if you do that. In fact there isn’t a lot you will have trouble with unless you are from California and want to bring those politics with you. lol Then you may have a problem. FYI living off grid in north Idaho is a wee bit tougher. Are you tough? lol Please answer me back at mountainviewoffgridliving@yahoo.com and visit our website at http://www.mountainviewoffgridliving.com

    • Amen Cindy. I have had quite a few “friends” tell me they are coming to my house. I look them straight in the eye and tell them “don’t bother if you don’t have at least a years supply of food and gear with you”. These people drive new cars, live in nice houses, get new clothes all the time and go out to movies and dinner out all the time. I scrimp and save and do what I can. So, I am serious. I think most serious preppers are that way. They have worked long hours and put out a lot of money to have what they have and they don’t want free loaders.

  12. Matt says:

    Hi me my wife and six kid are going to be selling everything and getting a travel trailer and hitting the road until we find a place to build a life off grid we are seriously looking at idaho county , idaho and would like any recommendations on where in that county . Would like to go in on an owner’s.contract any help would be greatly appreciated thanks

  13. PMD says:

    Hello. Saw this website and thought I would reach out for some direction.

    My wife and I are looking to move to Idaho. Not sure which area yet–maybe up in Idaho county. Would welcome any direction on where to begin looking for information concerning that area and those that are of the same mind. While we have been studying, researching, and acquiring things (supplies, food, equipment, etc) over the last 2.5 years, it is becoming apparent that the only way to truly make it, is to be within a group of people that are wanting to get together. I would welcome some direction on where to begin with the process of evaluating what to be looking for with land and groups of people.



  14. You are somewhat right Cindy however I would increase that 100 miles a bit. One thing you do want to do your homework on is well reports in the area in which you are looking for land. You not only want to know how deep the water is but you also want to know what types of geology they drilled through to get to that water. We found one area where they drilled over 900 feet and never hit rock. We found another place that they are hitting solid granite at 250 feet. Several others we found there was no top soil OR clay it started right off with rock. So the well reports tell you a lot.

  15. PMD says:

    Thank you. I will start to do the research for public records concerning wells in Idaho and water rights.

    Thanks again.


  16. You are correct and another thing to watch is all the dams in the center of the state. One good earthquake and we can’t be sure those dams will hold. However, in the center of Idaho are many areas called banana belts because you can grow almost anything there. Around Kooskia in Idaho County, around Cambridge in Washington County where there are many, many crops grown. Even in the southern part of the state is a huge agricultural area. Yes it is dry but there are irrigation canals all throughout the area. In Owyhee County it’s desert but they grow many crops there and get the water out of the Snake River. Growing conditions are perfect for the many vineyards and orchards in Owyhee County. Near Homedale, New Plymouth are countless creeks that come off the Weiser River. The growing season is much longer in the mid to southern part of the state. The winters are far less severe. Plus as we all know when the plates finally slip and the one in the Pacific slams under Washington, Oregon and northern California it is going to shove over into Idaho. Geologists have been watching this for years and say that northern Idaho will have movement. The one thing that worries me a bit about this is the many lava tubes in Idaho. Just stay away from any hot springs.

  17. Alf says:

    Hello there folks.

    My wife and I just bought a 40′ 1991 Ford B7000 School Bus and are in the process of remodeling it into an off-the-grid roaming home. The kicker is that we have to try to live in it and remodel it at the same time. So much fun! Right? Probably not as much as you would hope. Anyway, we are in Boise, Idaho right now and would love to reach out and get to know some of the local community members, and pick your minds for advice, solutions and maybe just kick back and have a beer.

    I look forward to hearing from and meeting some of you.

    • Hello and welcome to the Mountainview Off Grid Living Blog. I own this blog and the website Mountainview Off Grid Living. http://www.mountainviewoffgridliving.com Hey I would love to see what you are doing with that bus. We thought about doing that but can’t make up our minds. We already have The Kimberly Stove that I sell so we would set it up to heat with wood. What part of Boise are you in? We are near there.

      • Alf says:

        Right now we are near Garden City, but we don’t actually plan on staying here for very long. We are originally from Coeur d’Alene and moved down here for work 2 years ago, but I have to say (and no offense intended to anyone) we aren’t huge fans of the area, and we want to head back north as soon as we can. Of course, that means working for a few more months as we set the bus up to be livable and have a few bucks stashed to be able to travel on. As for heating we are still debating between wood and propane. Right now propane is more feasible as we aren’t set up in a permanent (or even semi-permanent spot), whereas if we were going to be more stationary we would rather have wood, but packing it around with us would take up precious cargo space. I started posting pics and stuff to do with the bus remodel on my blog, but if you decide to read it, beware that I tend to use some colorful language, and I’m not what you would be able to call “politically correct.” http://theartofbeingalf.blogspot.com/ Anyway, like I said earlier, look forward to learning from you folks.

      • lolol Alf you need to pain that bus lime green and put some hot pink flowers on it. Seriously though, the man who invented The Kimberly Stove keeps his in his camping trailer. It stays hooked up all the time even while he is driving down the road. Then when he stops for the night he starts a fire in the stove and it is toasty warm inside no matter what the weather is doing outside. That looks like an incredible amount of work you have ahead of you but once its done you will have something to be proud of. Good job!!!

      • Alf says:

        Meh, not going to have any of those bright colors for me. LOL. Nope, I’m more of an OD Green with black stripes kind of guy, and gonna paint the jeep that we are towing behind her the same colors.

      • lol I always threatened our girls when they were teenagers and we had a VW bus that I was going to paint it those colors. We are just finishing a 1970 VW Baja and guess what colors it is? lol OD Green trimmed in black. Hey another thing you might consider is I sell Sun-Mar Composting toilets. If you put the mobile unit in there you won’t have to have a black tank. That allows you to put in an extra fresh water tank. Just a thought. How far are you on this thing? Oh by the way we are in Nampa.

  18. Hi Cindy and thank you for your comment. This blog is a place for like minded people to meet and to gather information. Some are “hard core” preppers and others are just getting started. There are many places in this state that have countless, lakes, rivers, streams etc not just the panhandle. There are quite a few “groups” starting to set up in various parts of this state and I am pretty sure they are smart, caring people who have thought through where they are setting up to survive. I am glad to hear that you have fruit trees that are producing but most do not. Most are looking for areas where they can grow enough food for their families to survive. Some cannot afford large tracts of land so they are trying to get near farming communities. So, please don’t talk down to everyone. All of the people visiting this blog may not be at the level you are.

  19. Cindy this blog is an extension of my website where, yes I sell “stuff”. There are many many people who are just waking up to the fact that something is wrong in our world and we will very likely see it change before our eyes. These people who are just waking up need supplies and equipment. Shipping prices are going up daily. However I have kept those costs the same on my website which means sometimes not only do I not make a profit but I have dug into my own pocket to get the supplies to my customers. You seem very quick to make judgements. I have spoken to several preppers “up north” who were a little condescending in their attitudes that their way was best. None of us know what is going to happen but we do the best we can to prepare for our families. Your water issues? Once Agenda 21 goes into effect it won’t matter if you have a well on your property or not. You will not own one drop that comes out of it.

  20. William says:

    Hey guys i currently reside in northern Idaho and have been looking for an off grid community in the area any info that could help me in my search would be greatly appreciated I can be reached via email bbb881@hotmail.com or on my cell phone 208 797 0157

  21. kim discovery says:


    My name is Kimmie Lucas, and I work with the Discovery Channel. The producers behind hit the Discovery show, Alaska the Last Frontier are looking for individuals, families, and businesses located in the Idaho backcountry who can live and or work off-the-grid during the winter in places that are hard to reach by car. Ideally you are located somewhere that is easier to fly or snowmachine into than drive! We are especially interested in hunters, trappers and anyone else who has a close connection to the land and revels in the freedom of living in the wilderness. Please call me at 323-308-3751 or email me at kimmie_lucas@discovery.com .

    Thank you for your time!


  22. Brett says:

    Hello, sounds as if there are some great people on this site. My family is originally from Jerome (hence our last name..Jerome). We have been living in Northern CA (very conservative area, but changinging) we are done with this liberal cancer! And are headed back to our brothers and sisters of Idaho, and bring with us conservative Christian values. We are selling everything and would like to be in a specific area. I am not worried about dwellings. I am more concerned with the property and conservative values, also would like to be in an area where building codes are lax. I am looking for 40 plus acres with a tributary, I am not concerned about utilities either way, as we will be producing our own power. I would like to be in a forested area were timber can be Ted if needed. Also we would like to be backed up to federal land. Trying as well to be realistic regarding winter and access.
    I have traveled in my business to much of Idaho and Montana and kno it pretty well, but would enjoy feedback. Thank You!

    • Brett we have been doing extensive research are various areas. Feel free to email me at mountainviewoffgridliving@yahoo.com or give me a call 208-615-6331

    • Hi Brett, My Husband and I live in Grangeville but are moving up north to be closer to the kids and grandkids. We’re just to far away if or when things go to pot with our Country . We do have this place and 114 acres for sale in the Kooskia area. Feel free to give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions about this area. It is wonderful, packing guns around here is not even noticed:] 208 983-9705

      • Brett Jerome says:

        Hello Mrs Schnell,
        Thank you for the responding to my post. My wife and I would love to speak with you regarding the area and land. We are currently selling off all of our assets and preparing for our future up north. Our email is geoexp@aol.com I will get back with you prior to calling.
        Thank you!
        Brett and Karen Jerome

      • Hello Brett, We are very familiar with the area where Mrs. Schnell’s property is. VERY good area.

  23. John Ciulla says:

    We are looking at purchasing land in the NE area of Idaho and are looking forward to being around like monded people who believe in true christian family values. I consider myself a true patriot who loves America and want to preserve what little of it we have left and fight for it if necessary!!!

    God Bless

  24. John Ciulla says:

    We are in central Wisconsin right now…

  25. I just wondered since you say you are looking for land in NE Idaho which I assume you mean the panhandle? If you live in Wisconsin now you are used to cold weather and snow so I now won’t worry about you. lol I’ve talked to a few from Florida who want to move to Sandpoint and have never lived where it snows. lol

  26. John Ciulla says:

    Lol.. Yes, we are used to the snow..

  27. Bob Sew says:

    Approximately 20 miles north of Fairfield, Idaho… approximately 10 miles inside the Sawtooth National Forest, lies two cabin site lots.. going up for auction by Idaho Auction Barn. Auction ends December 3rd. This IS DEEDED PROPERTY… NOT the 99 year lease. Its a rare find. Off grid.

  28. Debbie says:

    Hi to everyone who likes to be safe, stealth and prepare for anything possible that could happen. Recently, I was able to be part if the Strategic Perspectives International Conference in Coeur d’ Alene. I was also able to meet with an awesome Real Estate Broker who specializes in Prepper Real Estate. He marked on the Idaho map where to drive to check out people places and areas of interest and I followed his “marker” outline almost exactly2 weeks ago! I’m excited to now sell my home here in Southern California and start finding a group to network with in case if a “Collapse” up in northern panhandle of Idaho. I want to be careful with any info so let me know how to stealthily go about reaching out to GOOD like-minded defense/offense and revolution-ready folks. Thanks for your time reading my request! Debbie and family:)

    • Hi Debbie and welcome to the Mountainview Off Grid Living Blog. Please visit our website at http://www.mountainviewoffgridliving.com I have been “prepping” way before it was mainstream. I’ve been watching all of this line up for over 30 years. If you need help with your food storage you can ask me anything. If there is a mistake to be made I have probably already made it. We are in the Boise area currently but are looking for land north of here. Why are you going up into the panhandle? Do you love snow? lol We looked at property up that way years ago but when doing research we decided we wanted an area with a longer growing season. We do plan to put up a green house but didn’t want to grow everything in one. So, I have done extensive research on most of Idaho and we’ve made our decision on looking in two areas. If you want to chat you can either email me at mountainviewoffgridliving@yahoo.com or give me a call at 208-615-6331.

  29. Mandy and Brad says:

    We are exploring the idea of going off grid and looking at Idaho for land.
    Any suggestions for the best spots here?

    • Hi Mandy and Brad. We are also looking for land. I have checked out various areas extensively so email me at mountainviewoffgridliving@yahoo.com and I will share what I’ve found.

    • Cindy says:

      I do not know where a “best spot is” but I do know we self generate and sell to the grid. Why unhook from the grid when you can make some coin? We are in north Idaho and get plenty of sun and wind here at our spread. From experience when the self generating systems are broken or not doing well having the grid available is the right thing to do. Nothing made by man or sold by man will never break or do all it is said it will do. Thus spread out with options and back up systems.

      • Hi Mandy and Brad. We are also looking for land. I have checked out various areas extensively so email me at mountainviewoffgridliving@yahoo.com and I will

      • Mandy and Brad, before buying ANY land search well reports for surround properties. We’ve changed our minds on many parcels from what we found.

      • Cindy says:

        Better yet hire a well company in your area to review the land in mind. They have all well reports and can interpret them for you. I witched our secondary well on our place and the well company pinned the same spot. Static water at 24″. We store 8K gallons under ground and run two wells. The spread can run on one. Other parcels a mile away get only 1/2 gallon recharge per hour. We get almost 5 gallons per minute.
        An ounce or prevention is worth a pound of cure.

  30. You can research all wells in an area you are looking at yourself at http://maps.idwr.idaho.gov/map/locator

  31. Scott Clark says:

    I moved to Lewiston a few weeks ago from Montana for a new job, and have been gathering supplies the last several years to be able to move off the grid. I have a generator, solar battery charger, an inverter, a small portable wood stove along with several other items. I am adept to being out in the woods year round and have been seriously considering a permanent move. Now that I am out of the severe weather in Montana I am more serious than ever to make my dream a reality. Any information on communities around d the area and be appreciated.

    • Hi Scott and welcome to the Mountainview Off Grid Living Blog. Please visit our website at http://www.mountainviewoffgridliving.com We are also looking for property. I have learned a lot about various areas in the state by doing my homework. I found one property that was a very good price but when I started running well reports around this property I found that there is 4 inches of soil then solid rock. That means hauling in soil for any gardening etc. I have found out many interesting things. If you want to talk either email me at mountainviewoffgridliving@yahoo.com or call me at 208-615-6331

    • Cindy says:

      FYI Lewiston is rated the dirties city in Idaho ;-(
      I will tell you the truth as I have no skin in your game.
      Next go to preppergroups.com and look up the groups in Idaho. There are some and they are ready to go. Done and turnkey with room remaining. No land to buy and die alone on either. You can be joined up with a few months and then figure where you want to plant yourself and bloom.
      These groups already own their land, buildings, have pure water, security and much more…including hope. First join the group to watch your six then look where to live…

      A word to the wise is sufficient …

    • trailsend2@hushmail.com says:

      Why do ban comments which can help posters? It seems all you care about is selling real estate under the cover od prepping….

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  32. Heidi says:

    Hello Guys,

    I’m currently living in Colorado but am interested in building near Yellowstone. Saving for land but hoping to build this year….I love Island Park area. I’m currently reviewing all the building codes but am interested in a tiny log cabin.

    This forum seemed perfect for what I’m doing.

    • Hi Heidi and welcome to the Mountainview Off Grid Living Blog. You might also check out building an “earthbag house”. They are cheap to build, very strong, windproof, water proof, other than the doors and windows they are bug and rodent proof. You can build a 2 bedroom house for around or less than $5,000. There are links to several earthbag building websites on the front page of my website at http://www.mountainviewoffgridliving.com

  33. jcaliveinme says:

    Hi…..i just came across this site……i recently moved from minnesota to Bonners Ferry ID…….takes 2 days of driving but it took me a little over a month to get here…….It was completely by faith and listening to His voice to make the move……if there is anyone that gets on this site and understands what im saying in my words above, i would love to hear from you……..looking forward to real connections and fellowship! :)

  34. Xdmp says:

    Hello there welcome to the club moving that way summer this year if God willing ,good luck and happy newyear

    • Hi Xdmp and welcome to the Mountainview Off Grid Living Blog. Where are you moving from and what part of Idaho are you moving to? We are currently in the Boise area but are looking for rural land. I look forward to hearing from you.

    • jcaliveinme says:

      Well…..as things are looking from this point i will just be living in the forests like a mountain man……….having land that is “owned” by the government isnt the way i want to go……N idaho and east washington have the largest inland rain forest with massive diversity of game to live on……..i will only be in this wilderness for about 5-8 years, till the judgement is passed…….God will lead me and hide me!……..still, anyone on this site have ears to hear?……….lets connect…… imjoedude@gmail.com

  35. Xdmp says:

    San Francisco to bonndray County. I like the idea of living off the grid i known is not easy.

    • It can be easy. We are going to build an earthbag house. We are going to put a composting toilet in it and I sell refrigerators and freezers that run off of one solar panel. We will also have a solar pump on the well. So, if you plan well it won’t be too much different living off grid than you are living now.

  36. Jenny says:

    Please contact me at your earliest convenience.
    I am extremely eager to be apart of the boise idaho prepper community. I’m a local.

    looking forward to hearing from you soon take care and God bless.

  37. Scott Clark says:

    Where do I sign up.

    • Hi Scott and welcome to the Mountainview Off Grid Living Blog. Are you currently in Idaho? If so, and you are looking for like minded people I know several groups who are forming now and are planning to purchase land close to each other to set up to be self sufficient and set up a bartering system. If you are interested if you will email me at mountainviewoffgridliving@yahoo.com I will tell you how to get more information.

  38. Susan says:

    Hi My name Is Sue. My husband and I will be retiring soon and would like to live in Northern Idaho. We currently live in the south central area. We are hoping to find a community for like minded folks?

    • Hi Sue and welcome to the Mountainview Off Grid Living Blog. We are also in south Idaho and are looking for land further north. There is a new page on Facebook of others in southern Idaho who are discussing all buying land in the same area and starting a bartering network. If you want more information on this please let me know.

  39. Cindy says:

    Look there as well for others.

  40. Prepp Or Die says:

    Hi, I’m in North Idaho :) Land can be had for as little as 35K for 10 acres undeveloped in Bonner County. A little higher in Boundary County. Both of those counties have not adopted building codes, so you can still build affordably there. Benewah County used to be the same, but they wimped out last year and folded under outside government pressures (bribes). I am looking for fellow “Survivalist Partners” (see list below) at the moment. I would very much like to become an “Owner Partner” with the right group of individuals :)

    I would like to warn you preemptively that there are several “Landlord Preppers” (AKA Lords) looking for “Prepper Tenants” (AKA Surfs) here in North Idaho. You do what seems best to you, but I will not give up my rights to self governance just for the sake of safety in numbers. Also watch out for “Marauders!” I have not found any of these guys yet, but I am sure they are out there…

    What Kind Of Prepper Are You? The List:
    Prepper Tenant – individuals/families with less than $5,000 cash to invest in a BOL (Bug Out Land) and are seeking other individuals or groups that already own BOL land. Are willing to barter skills and limited resources to secure BOL tenancy.

    Landlord Preppers – individuals that own land but are seeking individuals/ families to help develop BOL property for mutual survival preparedness; landlords do maintain ownership and control over property and tenant status.

    Survivalist Partners – individuals with more than $10,000 cash to invest in BOL land ownership and governance. Likely have skills and well-heeled resources to contribute to larger group. May have interested in joining or forming new Owner Partner group.

    Owner Partners – individuals that own BOL land shares and are seeking individuals/ families interested in owning shares and expense allocations in a collaborative survival partnership. Governance is with shareholders and may be in a variety of forms such as LLC; Cooperative, owners association etc. Prospective owners may have to meet a variety of means tests such as financial, social, and/or skill contribution.

    Closed – group that is closed to new members but interested to talking with other groups about communication, resource bartering, and possibly post WROL infrastructure and alliances.

    Finally there are:

    Marauders – people who pretend to be preppers so that they know what type of prepps you have and their location. They will be planning to take those from you if there is a WROL event.

    I also would like to be emailed if anyone would like to? Please put Preppers in the subject line so that I know that you are not another junk mail :)
    Thanks for the Blog Post MountainView :)


  41. Cindy says:

    Wow…then there are people like you to look out for to ;-)
    You are known up here as well my friend…..

  42. Cindy says:

    The slew of negative comments about others. Their dislike for survival group organization and personal accountability to others within a group is something they resist and ridicule. An army of one is more like it. Also they are still pretty much alone while they try to diminish other successful groups up here who have quality members and real accomplished goals. In a group everyone is accountably to everyone else…thus the distain for groups and especially groups already formed with bi-laws, organization and requirements. You do not get it your way when you join an established group.

    A couple of the groups up have run into this person before. This person likes to cut and paste on emails what they think is their boxed in description of every possible group or mentality or outlook when it comes to prepping. Rather we have found groups comprise many different views and concerns many of which this person fails to recognize. But the need for others to work alongside the rest causes these good people to look past themselves and look at the goal instead.

    You can call it a negative on me and we do not really care ;-) Sweetie. We are simply sending out a warning and … A word to the wise is sufficient.

    • Prepp Or Die says:

      Are you guys talking about me? LOL! I think I answered one Craigslist add from a group in Hayden and received a response from a person who was looking for preppers who were willing to store their prepps on the group’s land. Of course if the SHTF they could then come to the land and live there and the prepps would be there for them…. I think I told them that I was not interested in handing my prepps over to people who I didn’t know on a handshake agreement, and trust that they would store my prepps for me and ended the conversation :) I think I hurt someones feelers? It’s fine, I have thick skin. Lots of room in Idaho.

      BTW if someone want’s to know how much stuff you have and where it is? Yeah… Might not want to get involved there??? Prudence.

      Sorry MountainView :( I hope my baggage doesn’t bring you down. I would never have posted here if I knew that it was going to inspire “warnings” from the Lord Regent. I think you are doing a good thing. Keep it up.

      • Prepp Or Die I love that you are posting here. I have “conversed” with several groups in northern Idaho and northeast Washington. I found what you mentioned. They want to make sure you have at least a year’s supply of food and your food will be stored in a warehouse. One group would allot you what food they thought you needed and it is YOUR FOOD. WHAT? Oh hell no. One land LORD told me to join their group you WOULD have at least a two year supply of food, that you WOULD do what he told you to do when he told you to do it and how he told you to do it because you would be on HIS LAND. Oh probably not. I have worked very hard or what we have. No one will be telling me how and when I can use it. Just might be that I know better how to stretch it further than they do. So, Prepp or Die please keep posting. I don’t know everything but I am trying to learn something new every day. I am getting there. If someone EVER tells you or implies that they have the answer and know all about everything RUN the other way. None of us know what the future is bringing. The world has never in history been in this situation. I tell my clients to plan like they are going to time warp to 1850. There is a group that just started on Facebook. Most are in Idaho. When the group first started discussing forming a group, buying land to all have “shares” in it sounded good. Then the more the conversation progressed I saw that there is no way I would group up with almost all of these people. They lost me when they started discussing how they would punish group members if they did something wrong. They lost my friend when they started discussing what each member would be “allowed” to do on their property. They lost another friend when two women started talking about other members of the group helping take care of THEIR children. No, they are your children, you take care of them. lol So, as you can see it can and will be difficult to find other like minded people who want to group up for safety reasons. For sharing of skills without wanting to suck the life out of or rule over others in the “group”.

  43. Cindy says:

    By the way we have asked repeatedly for a square in the section above for established groups, with members and with a secured location. You do not allow the request to be posted most of the time and you still refuse to do it. Like we have tried to explain once a group hits these goals and levels they prefer to network with other groups in like levels. So there is our positive request once again.

    • Cindy says:

      There are always examples of groups which will not work for you and might not even be a good group period. There are also groups out of your league but don’t get offended because they have done a lot and have standards. There are groups who would not consider you or me if we were the last person standing. However there are very few groups and many more wannabie preppers who could not build a group if they had to let along fund a good portion of it. If you do not want to comply to an existing group then nicely just withdraw your inquiry and quietly go your way and then show us all how to do it right by successfully forming this dream group of yours. We all have one in our minds … don’t we !! . Be sure you also have that secured ready to go retreat location all done because that is part of the proof ;-)

      There are complainers and talkers…then there are doers and those who got it done. We run with the latter. Complainers and talkers are a dime a dozen but doers and those who got it done are a needle in the haystack. When the SHTF you will be needing a group and location way more than that group and location will be needing you…there will be plenty of you out there to pick from. No offense meant to anyone but if you meditate on this you should be able to draw the same conclusions. No group is perfect and it will be even less perfect if you are “allowed” join them. Hope you find what you are looking for. Some up here have, we are done and we are content and happy so I guess it does work… just maybe not for you?

      Sadly we do not tend to see this site as a fruitful place to seek highly prepared people still looking for an established group. It is what it is. We are sure it helps people look at land and areas to move to and that is good.

  44. Prepp Or Die says:

    Thank goodness for that.

    So I have been throwing around an Idea for an off grid Prepper community in which multiple people put in on 10-40 acres depending on the size of the group. I have 4 families just in Idaho who are down with us already. There are families in Wyoming and Oregon who are like minded. We have all been prepping before prepping was a word :) I looked at 5 different pieces of land in Bonner County today. It takes 1 acre of farmed land to support a family of 4 without fertilizer and heavy equipment (your 1800s method MountainView). Doing the math: If 10 families went in together on 10 acres which was the smallest piece of land that I looked at. The cost of the land is 35K and there would need to be a community well drilled for about another 10K. The septic systems run around 6K each, unless we put in a shower room/bathroom/kitchen building in the middle of the 10 acres for everyone to use then we would be looking at 15-20K (because the size of that drain field would be huge). So divided equally 35 + 10 + 20 / 10 = $6500.00 each family. That would be the cost up front to put in a well, septic and purchase the land. Each family would receive 1 acre to use as they see fit, remember there are no building codes in Bonner County Idaho, that means NO building permits, NO inspections, and most importantly NO Code Enforcement Authority to poke their noses into our business!!! Each family would get an equal share of the property with an equal vote on all community related issues. NO Lords or Ladies to bow and scrape to. You could not be kicked off the property because your part is your part. It would make it nearly impossible to sell the property out from under each other also, because you would have to convince 6 of the 10 families to sell as it is one congruous property. You would need a defense compact and other like plans to help everyone get in the harvest, calve livestock etc.. Currently we have ex SPEC OPs guys one who served in Viet Nam as a Green Beret, one who served as a Force Recon sniper but not during time of war, and a few of us who served during the Desert Campaigns (Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait). Security training is covered by our vets. We have a forestry expert who knows what kind of wood to use in construction and what trees to look for which is huge! I know I could not tell a Douglas Fir from a Pine but I can learn and so can you ;) My wife is a canning expert! I can attest to that with my mouth :) Taste and see for her applesauce is GOOD! She also is a seamstress who makes and fixes anything which requires needle and thread. I am a heating and air guy 17 yrs and I am a solar guy 6 yrs. We have a guy in Cascade who is a goat and chicken expert, he makes goat cheese and sells goat milk and chicken eggs. He also is an amazing self taught veterinarian (I guess you would have to be when you have as many animals as he does). He is already part of a “Closed Group” and will not be joining us, but he said we could come learn anytime. Also we can barter and trade with his group, which is good too.

    I guess the point is that we all have talents. We all can help each other as the need arises and learn from each other. We can do this while maintaining freedom to live life in our own way, needing no one else to give out orders or lead from the behind. Liberty. That is what I would say is the most important thing that a Prepper Group can strive toward. Liberty is never safe. Safety is never freedom. What I want is the freedom to live as I choose where I choose and under no ones authority but God Almighty! That also of MY own choosing.

    If you have not guessed yet, I am a Libertarian (mostly). If this interests you? fp@reagan.com is my email.

    MountainView? I noticed your phone number in an earlier post. We should talk :) May I call you? I have family in Nampa and Caldwell and I go to see them from time to time :) I would very much like to discuss a bartering compact between your group and ours! Not real necessary during these prosperous times, but I personally think that these days are numbered. It may also be worth having an established group half a state away for a fall back position if things were to get rough. You never know?

    Prepp Or Die

    • Prepp you are more than welcome to call me. Do you still have my number? We can talk more on the phone however we still practice OPSEC. We definitely don’t put all of our information on here. You understand. I look forward to hearing from you.

  45. Cindy says:

    Thank goodness prepp or die finally shared the plan he has. He has his plan and over the years we have seen it floated by many others hundreds of times. In all my years I can not recall any follow up on how it ended up a year later so perhaps we all can be kept abreast of the progress and success so others can emulate it? Like every couple months? I am sure many of those others successfully did this same thing but they just forgot to post about it. I hope that does not happen here. You know a good idea is the one that ends up working.

    • Cindy just because most don’t post what they are doing or how they are doing it on here does not mean they are less prepared than let’s say… you. We practice OPSEC. It is irresponsible to post on the internet for all to see what all you have and what all you are doing. I am sure you can agree with that. That’s why we speak in generalities until we can meet face to face.

      • Cindy says:

        I guess I missed the part I ever said anyone should post all they have and all they have done. If I did say exactly what you claim I did I apologize for that. Otherwise you get to. I did say I think IMHO it does not hurt to generalize for instance. Much like one’s general location verse exact address or even County. Saying one has around 6 month of good food set aside is IMHO not specific however it does shed light on what and if there is anything backing up the talking about prepping. I hope you get my drift. Also much like some people’s plans posting here. They are in general and leave a lot of the deal breaking details out. Those can be found via further more private emails etc. All we are looking for here is people who are looking to move to north Idaho who wish to seek an established group for both parties to consider. Any further discussions between the two parties other than contact information being left would go to a totally different secured system. Perhaps I was never clear on that.

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