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Great Resources Here - Includes programs you can participate in: https://attra.ncat.org/calenda­r/br_news.php/2014/05/20/rodal­e-institute-calls-for-regenera­tive-agriculture-with-new-whit­e-paper Enjoy, Aalia Aalia Kusmis May 21, 2014 11:15 PM
Post your ads on our free message board forum - Dear Members, To connect with others interested in joining forces as preppers or forming sustainability communities, please view and post on the message boards of this group.  To view and post there, just click Aalia Kusmis Mar 28, 2014 6:32 PM
Check out our Message Boards. GREAT place to post an ad if you want to join a back-to-basics community - Dear Group Members, I have noticed that many members of this Meetup group are looking either to find a self-sustainable community to join on someone else's land... or to start one on their own property. So please bookmark this page htt Aalia Kusmis Mar 27, 2014 11:17 AM
Please take a moment to vote on this poll about Safe Sanctuary Areas Meetup Date Change. - Please vote about moving date of this topic sooner. Here is link to poll: http://www.meetup.com/Back-to-­Basics/polls/1041162/?showVote­=1 Thanks, Aalia (Group Organizer)   Aalia Kusmis Mar 27, 2014 5:41 AM
B2B Date Changed to Avoid Memorial Day Weekend - Regarding most recent announcement, please see revised description, since date was moved up to May 23. http://www.meetup.com/Back-to-­Basics/events/171433392/ I think you will find this info to be extremely inspiring! Don't forge Aalia Kusmis Mar 16, 2014 12:42 AM
Latest "Dare to Prepare" details - I think all 4 of the mp3 files for this date are worth listening to, although different topics. Click on each mp3 file in turn.  You can minimize window and listen while doing other things.  If the mp3 files don't come up to play for you, let Aalia Kusmis Feb 23, 2014 3:08 AM
New Healing Modality Meetups - Dear Group Members, You may be interested in some different types of very new healing modalities that are mentioned on the following Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/IndigoIn­sights . It is fr Aalia Kusmis Feb 9, 2014 4:17 AM
Date change for Feb Back to Basics Meetup - Dear Meetup Members, The date of our Feb Meetup has been moved to the following Friday, Feb 28.  Henceforth, whenever we need a/v capability for our Meetups, they will be on the last Friday of the month. But before leaving to attend an Aalia Kusmis Jan 17, 2014 1:10 AM
Meetup details changed: Top 15 Leading Causes of Death in USA - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Back-to-­Basics/events/154507122/ When : Friday, May 23, 2014 6:00 Aalia Kusmis Dec 7, 2013 3:19 PM
Members must change their OWN e-mail settings - Just a quickie to let you know that someone sent me a message asking to be deleted from our group's e-mail list, but I couldn't even tell who that was.   Please understand that each member must log in to Meetup site and remove him/her s Aalia Kusmis Nov 24, 2013 12:04 AM
Re: [Back-to-Basics-Meetup-Group] Jan 14 date privately leaked via pentagon employee - Please take me off your mailing list. I no longer wish to be part of the group. Tha Ruby Nov 21, 2013 10:59 PM
Jan 14 date privately leaked via pentagon employee - Jan 14 may be date we have all been stocking up for.  Important to have means to keep warm plus plenty of food, water etc. NOT good to be living in a city!  Details didn't include specifics about which type of weather (or other type of distaster) Aalia Kusmis Nov 21, 2013 1:36 PM
New Meetup by your Back-to-Basics Group Organizer - Dear Meetup Group Members: You are  invited to also join http://www.meetup.com/IndigoIn­sights/ since this information is important to understand if you wish to successfully navigate through Aalia Kusmis Oct 28, 2013 12:04 AM
September Satellite Communications Failure - Something to prepare for? http://www.chronicle.su/news/e­dward-snowden-solar-flare-kill­shot-cataclysm-imminent/ Check it out.  From my KS Aalia Kusmis Jul 27, 2013 1:25 AM
Video clip on an innovative living arrangement - I thought you'd enjoy this short video: http://www.whydontyoutrythis.c­om/2013/07/sick-of-paying-rent­-just-build-your Aalia Kusmis Jul 17, 2013 12:20 PM
Eating my hydroponic veggies already! See photos! - Dear Members, I have photos of veggies I've been eating ALREADY from this years hydroponic garden!  Today picked 4 giant squash, and also tomatoes. System error from trying to upload them here though.  But click on link below for ph Aalia Kusmis Jul 10, 2013 12:45 AM
Seeking topic suggestions for our July Back to Basics Meetup - Dear Group Members: Please get your topic suggestions in by July 1, okay?  Must allow time to research topic in preparation for July 11 Meetup. Also, if anyone wants to host a Meetup at a different location, please notify me. Aalia Kusmis Jun 17, 2013 11:10 PM
Special Meetup on Saturday July 20, 3:30-6:30 - Dear  Meetup Members, Important info will be given out at a special Meetup on Saturday July 20, 3:30-6:30 PM. This includes wonderful details recently revealed which are very relevant to living a  Aalia Kusmis Jun 9, 2013 2:20 PM
"The Next Evolution: A Blueprint for Transforming the Planet", by Jack Reed - Dear Members: I just discovered an error in the listing where I had set a deadline to register as being 30 days before the meetup starts.  Please accept my apologies.  It is NOT too late to RSVP.  I will be there with my autographed copy of Aalia Kusmis May 7, 2013 1:18 PM
Dates changed for next 2 upcoming Meetups. - Dear Members of Back to Basics Meetup Group: Please note that I have had to move all previously announced dates forward.  Sorry, but I have to stay off my foot, and it is my right foot so can't drive.  My podiatrist appointment isn't until A Aalia Kusmis Apr 8, 2013 9:21 PM
Meetup details changed: Most Vital Resource for Next Generation - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Back-to-­Basics/events/106468152/ When : Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:30 Aalia Kusmis Apr 4, 2013 1:43 AM
Thursday's Meetup Moved to March 14 - Please accept my apologies for my repeated messages in this regard. I just got off the phone  with someone who prefers this not be held on VALENTINE's DAY!!!   I apologize for the inconvenience, but as a result I agreed to reschedu Aalia Kusmis Feb 11, 2013 8:42 PM
Starting time for Thursday's Back to Basics Meetup - Hi again, In regards to Thursday's Back-to-Basics Meetup, I allowed half an hour to drive from Concord.  So now it  is 6:30-8:30 PM. Thanks, Aalia Aalia Kusmis Feb 10, 2013 11:10 PM
Please note change of venue for "The Next Evolution: A Blueprint for Transforming the Planet", by Jack Reed - Please note change of venue for http://www.meetup.com/Back-to-­Basics/events/88352972/ When : Thursday, February 14, 2013 6:00 PM Where Aalia Kusmis Feb 10, 2013 10:48 PM
Topics for 2013 Meetups - Dear Members of Back-to-Basics Meetup, Those of you who attended know I wasn't able to make it last night because of illness which included loss of my voice, but Jim took over in my place and did a GREAT  job. (Thanks, Jim) Jim prov Aalia Kusmis Jan 11, 2013 2:14 PM
(no subject) - http://www.mipharmacy.com/clas­sdump/15kevinmitchell/ Debra W. Nov 15, 2012 8:11 PM
Venue for Sept 27 B2B Meetup 6:00-7:30 PM in Concord - Dear Meetup Members, We will still meet at the Celery Stick Cafe at the Concord Cooperative Market in Concord, but tonight when I ate there I noticed that they don't have large size tables like they did before they did the remodeling.  There i Aalia Kusmis Sep 26, 2012 8:07 PM
Best of the best, highest of the highest. Henceforth please use 2nd driveway. - Dear Meetup Members, We are currently remodeling so it will no longer be easiest to use the first driveway.  Also, the front entrance will be closed until remodeling has been completed For those who are new, this is a great place to Aalia Kusmis Sep 15, 2012 4:32 PM
Free Energy Healing Technique (link to download mp3 file) - Dear Meetup Members, Permission has been granted to provide this link to the latest and most powerful energy healing technique.  There is also a link to an e-group you can join if you have any questions.  This is great for those who have not Aalia Kusmis Sep 6, 2012 5:51 PM
September Date Change - Dear Members, The Concord Cooperative Market itself is using the space at the Celery Stick Cafe during the previously announced Sept 13 date for our September Meetup.  You might want to attend that, but if so, you need to contact them directly Aalia Kusmis Aug 15, 2012 12:16 AM
Preppers' Survivalist Skills Data Base Resides on Yahoo. - I've updated this Meetup. You can make entries in the Data Base even before this Meetup.  For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/B Aalia Kusmis Jul 22, 2012 3:17 PM
No limit to attendees at Aug 14 at my home - Attn Members: I just discovered I had erroneously set limit to 6 members.  New members joined recently, so I wanted to let EVERYONE know that there is no limit now.  (I fixed the settings, which had been carried over from Concord venue of Aalia Kusmis Jul 22, 2012 1:03 PM
Re: [Back-to-Basics-Meetup-Group] Looking to live near other preppers? - Hello, I am actually looking for roommate/homesteader to move into my home in Washington to build a forest garden and Debra W. Jul 1, 2012 4:25 PM
Looking to live near other preppers? - Dear Meetup Members, Please let me know if you are interested in living near other preppers.  I'm creating a data base to facilitate this, which includes matching up  specific survivalist skills with others seeking complimentary skills, al Aalia Kusmis Jun 30, 2012 5:03 AM
Venue change for June 14 Tower Garden Meetup - Dear Members of the Back to Basics Meetup: The Celery Stick Cafe at the Concord Cooperative Market cannot be used for our June 14 Meetup because they are undergoing remodeling.  So we will meet at my place instead.  This should be GRE Aalia Kusmis Jun 7, 2012 11:54 PM
Opportunity for Gardeners - Dear Group, I have 3 gardens in my yard, and I'm reserving one right next to a 1 bedroom apartment in the lower level of my home... in case anyone is interested. I live on 3.5 acres zoned for farming. This is also across the street from a Aalia Kusmis Apr 1, 2012 4:37 PM
Feb 2 Meetup's Change of Venue - Dear Members, Please note the Feb 2 Meetup will be at the Concord Cooperative Market (usual table with Meetup sign at the Celery Stick Cafe there), since we will not be viewing a DVD. No need to use video equipment at my pla Aalia Kusmis Jan 29, 2012 12:57 PM
Sept 22 Meetup in Concord - ATTENTION Members of "2012 and Beyond Meetup": Unfortunately, organizer has a concussion and is unable to travel at this time. Aalia Kusmis Sep 19, 2011 9:53 PM
(no subject) - http://rosewok.co.tv/ Rick NH Aug 2, 2011 4:45 PM
Advance Preparation Requested for Nov 2012 & Beyond Meetup - Since 6 hrs of viewing a 3-Part U-Tube presentation is requested before attending our Nov 16 Meetup, I'm giving members 2 weeks advance notice this time. I think you will find this VERY enlightening! Bring a list of questions about the presentation. Aalia Kusmis Oct 29, 2010 11:28 PM
Meetup details changed: Food Preservation - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/2012-Pre­paredness/calendar/14002417/ When : Thursday, September 9, 2010 Aalia Kusmis Sep 7, 2010 1:28 PM
Don't forget to bring your notes on food preservation! - Dear Meetup Members, This is just a reminder to bring any references and/or notes you have on your own methods and experiences with food preservation. Our Meetup is this Thursday. I look forward to sharing with you then! Aalia Kusmis Sep 6, 2010 9:07 PM
Do you have any food preservation info to share? - Hi, Please let me know whether or not you have any food preservation info to share at our July 15 Meetup. Thanks, Aalia [masked]) [address removed] Aalia Kusmis Jul 4, 2010 9:16 PM
New Meetup: Food Preservation - Announcing a new Meetup for 2012 and Beyond! What: Food Preservation When: Thursday, July 15, 2010 6:30 PM Where: Celery Stick Cafe Concord Cooperative Market 24 South Main Street Concord, NH 03301 (603 Aalia Kusmis Jul 4, 2010 9:12 PM
Worm Composting Demonstration Tuesday 6-29 - Dear Meetup Members, Sorry for the short notice, but those who are not already experienced doing this may benefit by attending. For description of presentation given by Joan O'Connor on "The Wonderful World of Worm Composting&qu Aalia Kusmis Jun 26, 2010 11:35 AM
Topic of June Meetup: Surprising Secrets of PlanetaryStewardship - Dear Meetup Members, Below is description of topic of our June Meetup. What: Surprising Secrets of PlanetaryStewardship When: Thursday, June 10, 2010 6:30 PM Where: Celery Stick Cafe Concord Cooperativ Aalia Kusmis May 13, 2010 8:58 PM
Back to Basics Meetup April 22. - This is to correct previous date announced, which was not Earth Day. Celery Sick Cafe Meetup on gardening will be on Thursday, April 22 at 6:30. Members are invited to bring additional info to include in our discussion. Hope to see Aalia Kusmis Mar 26, 2010 6:59 PM
New Meetup: Earth Day Meeting: Gardening Plans and Strategies - Announcing a new Meetup for Back to Basics Meetup Group! What: Earth Day Meeting: Gardening Plans and Strategies When: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 6:30 PM Where: Celery Stick Cafe Concord Cooperative Market 24 South Aalia Kusmis Mar 24, 2010 9:20 PM
RE: [Back-to-Basics-Meetup-Group] Poll results so far - Mike Jan 31, 2010 6:47 PM
Poll results so far - Dear Members, My thanks to those of you who voted, although I hope more of you will take a moment to do so. Results so far indicate that our next meeting should be about Organic Gardening and Food Preservation. Also that meetings sho Aalia Kusmis Jan 31, 2010 6:01 PM
Please VOTE in polls - Dear Members, If you would click on "polls" in left margin after bringing up our Meetup site, you'll see it takes only a minute to vote. So far, only 2 out of 46 members have voted. I won't have enough info to schedule fut Aalia Kusmis Nov 11, 2009 7:20 PM
Please vote in poll about meeting times - Dear Members, Please take a moment to let me know which days you might be able to attend regular monthly meetups. This does not apply to special field trips, which will be planned and discussed during our meetups. No further meetups Aalia Kusmis Oct 21, 2009 10:22 PM
Topics - Anne Oct 8, 2009 8:32 AM
Please post your suggestions - Dear Members, Only 2 members have responded to the polls, and I was hoping for more participation from members. Do any of you know of speakers who might be willing to present info on any topics related to "back to basics"? Aalia Kusmis Oct 8, 2009 12:31 AM
Date changed to Sept 24 - Dear Meetup Members: Due to Labor Day Weekend Plans, the date of our Raw Food Meetup has been changed from end of August to September 24. I hope you can make it! Aalia For more details, see the full listing: Aalia Kusmis Aug 16, 2009 9:53 PM
Raw Food Topic to be Presented at Next Meetup - Dear Members, A Meetup on Raw Food has been scheduled. I look forward to meeting you there! In the meanwhile... Please take a moment to respond to the polls, so I can organize future Meetups according to your inte Aalia Kusmis Aug 11, 2009 12:22 AM
Seeking Suggestions - Dear Homesteaders, As your new Meetup Organizer, I'm seeking suggestions from all members. I've expressed some ideas in the form of our new Meetup description. What do you think of these topics? What would you like to Aalia Kusmis Jul 24, 2009 10:54 PM
Stepping Down - Hi everyone, As I'm sure you have noticed, this group has been inactive for awhile. Shortly after starting the group I became pregnant. I've been too tired to take on the extra activities and was wondering if anyone else would like to take over Casey Towne Jul 19, 2009 9:02 PM
Hi there - Preview not available Rhonda Jul 14, 2009 11:57 PM
RE: [Back-to-Basics-Meetup-Group] June Meetup Calendar - Preview not available Shawn May 27, 2009 8:26 AM
June Meetup Calendar - Hi everyone, First I want to thank everyone for helping me get this group off of the ground. We've gained a lot of members very quickly! With June fast approaching, it is time to think about the calendar. Is there a special skill th Casey Towne May 23, 2009 8:46 PM
Meetup details changed: Raising Chickens in your own Backyard - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Back-to-­Basics-Meetup-Group/calendar/1­0429935/ I forgot that t Casey Towne May 18, 2009 12:45 PM
New Meetup: Raising Chickens in your own Backyard - Announcing a new Meetup for Back to Basics Meetup Group! What: Raising Chickens in your own Backyard When: May 23, 2009 11:00 AM Where: Click the link below to find out! Meetup Description: Come learn the basics Casey Towne May 17, 2009 8:56 AM
New Meetup: Green Book Club - Announcing a new Meetup for Back to Basics Meetup Group! What: Green Book Club When: May 28, 2009 7:00 PM Where: Click the link below to find out! Meetup Description: The Discovery Museums Green Book Club ? Casey Towne May 10, 2009 4:38 PM
Meetup Cancelled: The Basics of Home Canning - I'm so sorry to cancel, but we have a nasty stomach bug going through our house. We'll reschedule soon. : ) Casey The Basics of Home Canning, scheduled to occur on May 2, 2009 11:00 AM has been cancelled. Please upda Casey Towne Apr 30, 2009 10:23 PM
New Meetup: Making fresh pasta from scratch - Announcing a new Meetup for Back to Basics Meetup Group! What: Making fresh pasta from scratch When: May 9, 2009 11:00 AM Where: Click the link below to find out! Meetup Description: Come learn how easy it is to Casey Towne Apr 20, 2009 6:37 PM
New Meetup: Job Lane Farm Museum Open House - Announcing a new Meetup for Back to Basics Meetup Group! What: Job Lane Farm Museum Open House When: May 10, 2009 2:00 PM Where: Click the link below to find out! Meetup Description: Please visit our old Farm Mu Casey Towne Apr 20, 2009 6:17 PM

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