How to Find Preppers in Your Area

Whether you are looking to join a prepping group, or simply want to know who is out there: finding preppers in your area can help you be more prepared. There are a few schools of thought on prepping and the strengths and vulnerabilities of joining a group. Rather than get into a long debate on which school of thought is right or wrong, we are just looking at the impact of finding preppers in your area and not necessarily joining them. The methods that you use to find preppers in your area are pretty straightforward and easy, and the internet makes it even easier.




The Prepper Group Mentality

Finding other preppers in your local area is obviously beneficial for those that embrace prepping as a group. If you are planning to stay in a small family group, or would shack up with strangers during a disaster, you are embracing a group mentality. Strength in numbers and shared resources are all huge benefits when SHTF, so groups tend to win out the majority of preppers.

Group Preppers

Those unprepared for disasters may not realize it, but they will need to rely on groups for survival. The groups may be different than prepping groups, however, since they will likely be relying on regional and national aid (State and Local Emergency Management and FEMA).

Finding preppers in your area is especially important for groups prepping in advance to increase their numbers and boost their resources. Being active in a group can make you much more prepared as an individual and less of a liability to the group.

The Lone Wolf Mentality

The lone wolf prepper is less common and sort of glorified by the survival community. The idea of an individual making it on their own is admittedly bad ass. TV shows and movies have contributed to this idea by demonstrating how difficult it can be- such as the Discovery show Alone. Make no mistake; being 100% self reliant is one of the most powerful skills a prepper or survivalist can possess. You cannot argue that the road is much more difficult alone than with a group, though. One of the biggest benefits of being a lone wolf is the ability to blend in easily and avoid confrontations- a luxury large groups do not have.

Lone Wolf Preppers

Finding preppers in your area is important for lone wolf survivalists so they can monitor group statuses. Think of lone wolfs as satellites orbiting the planet that is the large group in their area. If the group meets a catastrophic situation, it probably does not bode well for lone wolf preppers in the area. Another benefit for lone wolves is to keep learning from these communities before SHTF.  Just because they don’t plan on joining them in an emergency doesn’t mean they can’t continue to stay up to date on the latest survival techniques, equipment, and tactics. They won’t be sharing much in order to protect themselves, but they can still glean information off of a group discretely.

Where to Find Other Preppers

You can find preppers in your area easily and through almost any situation. You may bump into someone at the hardware store, or at church and realize you have the same views when it comes to preparedness. You can find a group online or on a forum to join or just listen in and learn. We don’t think it’s ideal to broadcast your prepper intentions to the entire world (for OPSEC reasons) but that doesn’t mean you have to hide. Even here at TruePrepper, where we are attempting to make prepping more mainstream and accessible to everyone, we don’t tell every single one of our friends how much food, ammo, and survival gear we have and where. OPSEC sometimes outweighs the need to share, so keep that in mind when you are looking for new prepping friends and start talking specifics.

Find Preppers Around Town

We touched on it earlier, but finding people with the same interests as you locally can sometimes be just as easy as getting out there and meeting people. Churches, clubs, and many other hobbyist groups can all tie into prepping and may have groups already sorted out that you can join. Neighborhood watches sometimes even have disaster groups that establish communication trees and responsibilities at the very least. Get out there, shake a few hands, and make some new friends. You may find someone that you can share prepping ideas with, or an entire group.

Find Preppers Online

The internet has made it possible to meet anyone with almost any interest instantly. Sites such as MeetUp, Prepper Link, and American Preppers Network can give you an opportunity to meet those with the same interests. Social media groups can work as well, but you lose some anonymity when you use those to interact with others. When approaching large groups, be sure you learn more about them before you give too much information about yourself. You want to vet the group and make sure they ‘have their act together’ and will not be a mess when disaster strikes. Unfortunately, there are also scammers and ‘groups’ just looking to sell timeshares in survival properties as well- so be ready to recognize those as you see them.

The Final Word

Finding other preppers is not that hard of a task. Whether you stumble on them by accident or go actively looking for them, prepping friends are an asset no matter your TEOTWAWKI plans. Keep exploring, stay prepared, and be safe.


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How to Find Preppers in Your Area

Rusty

I am an engineer by day, but a prepper 24/7. I am an Air Force veteran that developed emergency and disaster plans as an emergency manager and responded to many attacks and accidents as a HAZMAT technician. I have been exposed to deadly chemical agents, responded to biological incidents, and dealt with natural disasters worldwide. Check out my full story here: Rusty's Story

39 thoughts on “How to Find Preppers in Your Area

  • Great article…thanks! It’s difficult living with people who aren’t taking me seriously when I talk about the importance of stocking up, the coming changes, etc. etc. I can almost feel their eyes roll while I am writing this…lol.
    Currently seeking out a meet up group in SE Pennsylvania….wish me luck friends!

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    • So true! My husband thinks that I am crazy doing what little bit of preparing that I can. We could be much more prepared if he would get involved. Hoping to find a group in south Texas.

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      • Hi
        How can I be apart while, I am far away. I am in Africa, to be precise,LIBERIA.
        Please let me know.

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      • I’m in the Austin area

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    • Would love to talk. I live in the Norristown PA area.

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    • Where about are you? Delco here

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      • Mike – I’m in Delco also. Did you ever find any local preppers?

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    • I’m in Maryland. I’m also looking for a prepper group or peer. Especially during this time.

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    • HI AGAIN MY NAME IS SARAH! I live in NORTH EAST WA. NORTH OF KETTLE FALLS WA. JUST wounding “IF” there is some preppers out here ! BEEN PREPPERING for years

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  • In North Central WV looking for other preppers to learn from,share ideas and strategies and hopefully build a support system.

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  • I’m in North Central WV also and currently looking for property out in the woods high up on a mountain. Looking to build a community. Together. To be completely self sufficient.

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    • I am in NE Kansas just starting out as a prepper i agree most people they roll their eyes and make fun of what we all are preparing for. but when it comes down to it who is gonna survive. us or someone who is making a mockery of our life goals. they call us loons. they call us crazy. they think we are preparing for something that wont ever happen. hut in all reality it could happen in a minute in a hour in a day in a year we will NEVER know so its better to be SAFE THAN SORRY. anyone in NE KS id love to chat with yall.

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      • I am from KS. I’m in SE NE now – my brother is still in KS and we are both big time preppers. Those of my friends who used to be eye rollers are now asking a lot of questions (due to the virus, social and civil unrest, and the political situation). My tribe has taken a lot of what I’ve been talking about for years seriously, and I’m proud that they have been doing the things they should have been doing all along.

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  • NE Alabama, looking to find preppers living the life, not the holly wood type. Been on the web sites, ( not the right ones ) and was kicked off. I couldn’t take the fake names , fake preppers, fake people. So if you know what I’m talking about.

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    • I’m close to your area and am a pretty new prepper myself.

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    • I’m in North central Alabama and am looking for like minded individuals. I’m fairly new to prepping but interested in learning and living it as much as possible.

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  • I’m coming in to this a bit late in life but would like to learn to be more prepared and to meat uther like minded people

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  • Facebook – Florida survivalist join me and let’s help each other survive.

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    • I’m in NE FL… where in FL R U? I’m just starting this

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  • People some of you need real help and i mean that in a respectfull way. Its quite evident none of you have ever survived under actual combat conditions where you were the hunter as well as the prey.

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    • How would you know that with the topics discussed so far here, or are you just trying to impress everybody?

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      • WELL here I am in NORTH EAST WA. state I am a NEWBE living in the country I love it it better than living in a damn “LIBERAL CITY SEATTLE” PEOPLE can see though the BS fast

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    • AFTERNOON FROM NORTH OF KETTLE FALLS ,WA, I have been camping for years and hunting I have chicken ! I moved over here from SEATTLE,WA. “GOD” I am so happy I moved over here with my kids ! I wish I did this years ago! I have to heat my house with “WOOD” and that is “WORK” cut wood split wood almose everday to go to town it takes 30+ mins. to get to town ! I have enough “FOOD to last about 6 months and when I get food I get more “AMMO” never have enough AMMO I with I was a younger “PREPPER” because at my old age my health is not that good so I have to take a number of meds!

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      • I m living in Southern California but I grew up in Washington in a town called Port Angeles. I would love to find like minded preppers in any State but California to join up with. We already see the writting on the wall here with the way that this pandemic has crippled our area. So if anyone is out there that has room for myself and my wife to join we are both a good asset to any group as we have been preppers for years and we are just ready to get out of this area before it becomes to late. My name is Michael and my wife is Holly.

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        • Michael and Holly, search on YouTube for videos under the channel name “The Ozarks: Journey To Self- Sufficiency”. It is not my channel, but it might be helpful to you.

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  • You’re right John Smith. The most logical course of action for an TEOTWAWKI situation would be to take a pistol and put a single round right in your own head… I mean really, what are you sticking around for??? Though it must also be said people with modern combat experience may have to face adversaries without air support, a modern communications infrastructure, superior signals intel, and an almost unlimited logistics supply backing them up. So anybody with modern combat experience probably should be looking to make as many friends as possible perferably with the largest and most deverse array of skills and resources possible. Don’t you think?

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    • I never served IN the service as with my KIDS ! “BUT” I was brought up with GUNS from 22 to 30/06 + when I went to school they tough “GUN SAFTY” and I have a WA. state CCP ! SO saying to be a GOOD PREPPER you must have served in the service !

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  • Hi everyone here in Amarillo, Tx. Looking for other preppers near me. Would like to talk and hopefully to meet sometime. If anyone is interested let me know.

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  • Hi… Tampa Bay FL area.. looking to meet a friend or even a whole group. I’m not military, but pretty smart in general. Not eating this BS they are spoon feeding US.

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  • Best practice is to encourage prepping the more people who are prepared the less people to be come desperate during a destabilization event.

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    • I moved away from the city SEATTLE,WA. to north east WA. and never have look back I wish I did this 30 years ago this country living can grow on you

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  • Great story, I am Air Force retired and have been looking to become more serious in prepping. I live in Merritt Island FL. If there are any others in my area interested in starting a group please reach out. [email protected]

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  • Looking for preppers in southern arkansas/north louisiana

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  • Any preppers in or around the northern VA central VA area, looking to build a community of like minded people or
    Join a community that fits

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    • Hi to all,

      Mike here, heading for West Virginia in Spring of 2021 where I own a couple of small properties, one very rural and another in a small WV city. I have roots in both Northern Virginia and NYC and I would like to meet other people who would like to talk about a loose association or network of people who could help each other and keep a low profile. I really like WV for this. Contact me if this is of interest so we can start a conversation on it. Compress this email link and write me:
      p i e c e s o f 8 f i l m g r o u p @ g m a i l . c o m Many thanks…

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  • I’m looking to find people in southern NH. I see the writing on the wall and am doing all I can but an individual won’t get far. willing to join or start a new community with like minded people.

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  • We awakened Americans know there are very hard times comming down the pike. And they continue to spoon feed us a lot of lies. I’m a single female Army vet, hoping to meet other Southerners N.Ga / W.NC who are awakened, aware and preparing for the inevitable. Buckle up and Stay safe everyone !

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