Contrary to what is posted on our meetup home page, we are rarely 'based' in Birmingham.  In fact, our meetups are located all around the southeastern Michigan area, including Detroit suburbs (Livonia, Taylor, Novi, Troy, Utica), Ann Arbor, Flint, Birch Run, Goodrich, etc.

We are a group of like-minded every day normal people and families networking and striving to learn and share knowledge and resources to become more self reliant.  This meetup’s focus is on learning survival and sustainable SKILLS …because the more you know the less you need.  
What are we preparing for? Short answer: Life!
Long answer: Anything that could happen to disrupt our fun or affect the normal routine in our daily life: Job loss, illness, house fire, auto accident, natural disasters, economic collapse, World War III, end of the world as we know it, anything, everything!

As we look at our world today, our future seems uncertain. We have indeed lost many of the “basics” known and practiced by our forefathers. We have become dependent on imperfect fragile life-supporting technologies and infrastructures which are highly interdependent such that the loss of one causes loss of others. Thus, there is a need to return to a respectful knowledge of the land and become self reliant.  In the few moments you have just before disaster strikes, your preparedness level will define the  rest of your life. Take your chances or take control. 
By joining our meetup group you accept full Responsibility for your own actions, or lack of actions, as the case may be. We reserve the right to decline or remove anyone from membership for any reason. We are a public outreach meetup related to preparedness, survival, homesteading, or sustainable living …for come what may. We do not want extremist or hate groups, and we do not discriminate against age, gender, race, religion, etc.  We are also not a forum to bash other well-meaning members... negative drama will not be tolerated, so violators may be removed from membership.  It is up to each of us as responsible self-reliant adults to encourage and help each other build our community for come what may.  The meetups are intended to be a foot-in-the door, a starting place, to learn brand new skills, or brush up on old ones.  Each member assumes full responsibility for deciding if each skill presenter meets their own standards of people they deem fit to teach them the skills.  The organizer of this meetup pays $150 yearly from her own pocket, plus her time to post the skill-learning opportunities, and she will continue to do so as long as it is appreciated, or until SHTF.

Questions?  call Chris at 248 330-6428

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, June 6, 2015 10:00 AM

    MED PREP Series - almost FREE

    12 Self Reliant attending
  • Monday, June 8, 2015 6:30 PM

    Foraging 101 series, class #4: Understanding Plants

    3 Self Reliant attending
  • Thursday, June 11, 2015 7:00 PM

    Blacksmithing for Two

    2 Self Reliant attending
  • Friday, June 12, 2015 2:00 PM

    Skills Share weekend

    1 Self Reliant attending
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:00 AM

    Heritage Skills Weekend

    1 Self Reliant attending
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015 12:00 PM

    Lets go Fishin' - FREE

    2 Self Reliant attending
  • Sunday, June 14, 2015 10:00 AM

    Heritage Skills Weekend

    2 Self Reliant attending
  • Sunday, June 14, 2015 10:00 AM

    Sustainable Food Fest / Farm education day - FREE

    4 Self Reliant attending
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015 7:00 PM

    Bushcraft Skills - FREE

    2 Self Reliant attending
  • Friday, June 19, 2015 7:00 PM

    Herb Farm tour

    3 Self Reliant attending
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 6:00 PM

    Rifle accuracy (co-ed) & Shotgun (women) -FREE

    5 Self Reliant attending
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 4:00 PM

    HAM Radio annual "Field Day" - FREE

    6 Self Reliant attending
  • Sunday, July 12, 2015 1:00 PM

    Herbal Medicine Cabinet

    0 Self Reliant attending
  • Monday, July 13, 2015 6:30 PM

    Food Preservation - FREE

    3 Self Reliant attending
  • Monday, August 10, 2015 6:30 PM

    Seed Saving - FREE

    6 Self Reliant attending
  • Thursday, August 13, 2015 8:00 AM

    Great Lakes Primitives Gathering

    4 Self Reliant attending
  • Saturday, August 15, 2015 9:00 PM

    Michigan Trappers Convention

    1 Self Reliant attending
  • Saturday, October 17, 2015 8:00 AM

    Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness Expo

    1 Self Reliant attending
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