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New Preppers in North Georgia

Postby Papa Squirrel » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:20 pm

Hi everyone-
Brand new to the site, as well as to prepping. My bride and our 5 kids have a cabin on 5 acres in the Waleska/Jasper area of Georgia. We have both agreed that our previous lives were not sustainable, and we have both started learning how to simplify and get out of the rat race. In a sense our quest for simplification and sustainability is part of our retirement planning, with our goal to be to decrease our living expenses and debt so that we require less savings to support a more realistic and infinitely more appealing lifestyle once we do decide to retire. I'm a former Army medic and EMT and now work from home which provides me with a lot of flexibility. Our location has some definite issues when it comes to long-term sustainability and survival preparedness. Water (and not the best quality) only from a deep well, not an abundance of grazing land due to slope and 4/5 of the land with hardwoods, lack of any significant storage (5 kids help see to that) and much much more! But we do have some basics - reliable heating with a large woodstove and lots of hardwoods as mentioned earlier, a quiet out of the way location, great areas for fruit trees, surrounded by wilderness, and lots of potential. We've started tackling all of the issues as money and time allow, but we would definitely welcome the input and wisdom of those with more experience to help us avoid costly mistakes. Looking forward to it!
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Re: New Preppers in North Georgia

Postby gman » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:39 pm

Glad to have you here from Idaho Papa Squirrel. Lot of good people here wanting to share and sounds like you have a lot to offer as well. Looking forward to reading your posts. Be sure to ask if you have any questions.
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Re: New Preppers in North Georgia

Postby ghsebldr » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:20 pm

Welcome pappa squrrel. Sounds like you alrady have a great start with your acreage and a good attitude in planning your future. Maybe you could add a few posts on the First aid and medicine forum. I'd like to know what a emt would have in his first aid bag. Thanks
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Re: New Preppers in North Georgia

Postby mr bill » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:29 pm

Welcome on board papa squirrel. Looking forward to hearing your viewpoints on the variety of information flowing through here. Be sure to check the Georgia state forum, lots of good people with some good ideas.
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Re: New Preppers in North Georgia

Postby farside » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:33 pm

Welcome from south of the ATL.
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Re: New Preppers in North Georgia

Postby Whisper » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:39 pm

Welcome to the board Papa Squirrel! Your a man with a good plan!
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Re: New Preppers in North Georgia

Postby Eris » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:07 pm

Hi from East of Atlanta. Glad to have you on the board.
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Re: New Preppers in North Georgia

Postby Ravenwood1950 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:40 am

Welcome!! Sounds like you have a great start to self-sufficiency. If you have any questions, just ask up, someone on the Ga/APN Board will surely have the answer.
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Re: New Preppers in North Georgia

Postby philandjudi » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:37 am

Hello from south central ga. You sound like you live in an ideal location to many on this forum. Read, read, read and you will learn quickly. Read "Lights Out" and get a good idea of what could happen if...
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Re: New Preppers in North Georgia

Postby medic72 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:22 pm

welcome from another ole army guy and still paramedic from se ga!
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Re: New Preppers in North Georgia

Postby Papa Squirrel » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:59 pm

Thanks for the welcome, fellow Georgia preppers! Looking forward to it all!
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