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Check In Here Illinois Preppers • Knox County Prepper

August 12, 2017 MsMossRose 0

Hi all!

Not exactly new to prepping but I find I learn more and more every day. I am 30yo and a nurse. Recently took a CCW class and am now taking gun lessons. I have set goals and been working hard on my prepping plan for a couple years. In fact my family and I was going to move to Tennessee within the next 6 months (was planning to find/buy land) and start preparing the home/BOL. However, I feel an uneasiness recently and I’m worried that SHTF will happen before I can make the move and get set up. Even my non-prepper friends seem to feel something bad is going to happen. So I have had to really consider what to do if it happens before I can leave. Im concerned about the lack of Illinois preppers in my area. VERY concerned about the all around Illinois situation even without a SHTF scenario. I know every bit helps but there are some serious areas I need to work on if I can’t get out of this state. Specially because bugging in at my current location is not a good idea.

Due to my profession, the medical prepping has been the easiest for me. I have been working on becoming proficient in canning/cooking/Storing food and have branched out into wild edibles. Still working towards meeting my 6 month storage goal. Learning online and youtube as much as I can, even if I can’t put it to use yet. :)

Statistics: Posted by MsMossRose — Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:48 am


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Check In Here Illinois Preppers • Knox County Prepper

August 12, 2017 MsMossRose 0

Hi all!

Not exactly new to prepping but I find I learn more and more every day. I am 30yo and a nurse. Recently took a CCW class and am now taking gun lessons. I have set goals and been working hard on my prepping plan for a couple years. In fact my family and I was going to move to Tennessee within the next 6 months (was planning to find/buy land) and start preparing the home/BOL. However, I feel an uneasiness recently and I’m worried that SHTF will happen before I can make the move and get set up. Even my non-prepper friends seem to feel something bad is going to happen. So I have had to really consider what to do if it happens before I can leave. Im concerned about the lack of Illinois preppers in my area. VERY concerned about the all around Illinois situation even without a SHTF scenario. I know every bit helps but there are some serious areas I need to work on if I can’t get out of this state. Specially because bugging in at my current location is not a good idea.

Due to my profession, the medical prepping has been the easiest for me. I have been working on becoming proficient in canning/cooking/Storing food and have branched out into wild edibles. Still working towards meeting my 6 month storage goal. Learning online and youtube as much as I can, even if I can’t put it to use yet. :)

Statistics: Posted by MsMossRose — Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:48 am


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Check In Here Illinois Preppers • Knox County Prepper

August 12, 2017 MsMossRose 0

Hi all!

Not exactly new to prepping but I find I learn more and more every day. I am 30yo and a nurse. Recently took a CCW class and am now taking gun lessons. I have set goals and been working hard on my prepping plan for a couple years. In fact my family and I was going to move to Tennessee within the next 6 months (was planning to find/buy land) and start preparing the home/BOL. However, I feel an uneasiness recently and I’m worried that SHTF will happen before I can make the move and get set up. Even my non-prepper friends seem to feel something bad is going to happen. So I have had to really consider what to do if it happens before I can leave. Im concerned about the lack of Illinois preppers in my area. VERY concerned about the all around Illinois situation even without a SHTF scenario. I know every bit helps but there are some serious areas I need to work on if I can’t get out of this state. Specially because bugging in at my current location is not a good idea.

Due to my profession, the medical prepping has been the easiest for me. I have been working on becoming proficient in canning/cooking/Storing food and have branched out into wild edibles. Still working towards meeting my 6 month storage goal. Learning online and youtube as much as I can, even if I can’t put it to use yet. :)

Statistics: Posted by MsMossRose — Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:48 am


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May 3, 2017 Redbeard75 0

I have always lived a life of what I thought was preparedness. My father taught me to always carry a pocket knife, flashlight, pen, and lighter. I was so unbelievably naive that I spent many years thinking this was enough, and in some ways it is in a perfect day to day world. Sadly the reality is much less simple.

I was overwhelmed on how to start so I went with the simplest I could. I am a service technician for a large compressor company, and am often 25+ miles away from home. By often I guess I mean every day! I started their, the good old Get home bag. That was the beginning, and that also wasn’t that long ago. So much more to do, and learn, and the hardest part is trying to pace myself.

I was a diesel mechanic in the Army for 8 years, but I can work on anything. I am a father, and grandfather. Currently working on my ham ticket, and hoping to learn something new every day.

Recent realizations – I used to think because of my special needs child I would plan for staying home through all but the worst of situations, but am slowly seeing that those reasons to stay home are shrinking, and adjusting my planning accordingly. “Bugging in” would be ideal, but probably not realistic this close to O’hare Airport.

Excited for this Forum in general, and hoping to do some local networking also. I am a firm believer in the safety in numbers concept, and the thought process that information is power.

Yep I’m done :clap:

I tend to ramble!

Statistics: Posted by Redbeard75 — Tue May 02, 2017 8:26 pm