I wouldn't take it personally. People here all critique posts.tarmac82 wrote: ↑Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:45 pmOkay, well, I don't know what you think I'm asking for, but what I want to find is people growing their own food, and awake and aware of the political BS that rolling over the the country. To me, a compound is group of homes protected a little or a lot with geography or fences or whatever. As far as I know that's not illegal. Do you assume I'm asking for a militia group that ready to storm the capitol or something? Since I'm the new guy, maybe I'm just an idiot, and you guys are all paramilitary and that was a stupid question. But I mean, to me, canning a years worth of food, raising chickens, having some group cohesion isn't radical or illegal. I'm in an apartment now and I don't even know one person in the building.ColdSteel1983 wrote: ↑Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:43 pm Regarding your post…
Part 1 is fine. Makes sense.
Part 2 is OK, a little unusual at least for this crowd.
Part 3 raises the eyebrows. I had exactly the same thought as HW.
You want to learn, fine. You want to meet some folks and possibly strike up some relationships OK. Jumping right to “where are the compounds and groups” is over the top and off putting if not flat out alarming.
Just my POV. Things take time. Vetting, trust and confidence take time and interaction.
I'm guessing you either don't have close family ties, or maybe they're all in "blue" centers?
I'd start with whichever community you will have the most cultural ties to.
If it's not family/friends, it likely needs to be a faith community, particularly those that have actually proven they're willing to sacrifice their life or conveniences for their faith.
If that doesn't work, it might be people who are so devoted to a lifestyle that they've also given up luxuries and taken sacrifices. I generally don't bother with people solely on the basis of being into preparedness as it doesn't inherently build trust IMO, but if that's all you've got, it couldn't hurt.
Next I'd narrow things down by region. Remote isn't always best as NC Scout alluded to.
I personally prefer the south east because there are mountains, coasts, a long growing season with plenty of agriculture, plenty of manufacturing, and quick access to major ports and shipping lanes.