Meet with others who are interested in discussing basic and advanced preparedness issues. The long-term goal would be to form a group of people (Preppers) with a variety of skills and/or resources that they would bring to the Group should we ever need to retreat (called "bug-out") to a refuge (called "the bug-out location" or "BOL" for short). This would be in the event of a long-term loss of electricity, and access to food and water, possibly caused by an act of terrorism, a natural disaster, or some other event that would create panic and chaos (called "when the SHTF"). The idea is that "People can do better collectively than they can individually", and "There is strength in numbers". In the short-term, let's learn what we need to be thinking about and doing NOW. Founded in March of 2009, The Colony Co-op has grown to include a small but dedicated group of smart and resourceful people. I can only take credit for "creating" the group on MeetUp; who it attracted was beyond my control. As it turns out, most of our members are women, and about 90% of our members are Christian, so I recommend you know how to get along with Christians before joining this group. We believe that each member has something unique and positive to bring to the Group and we look forward to assembling a group of trustworthy friends who can (with the help of God) comfortably withstand whatever the future happens to throw our way. Our focus at the moment is preparing the BOL in the way of 1) planting fruit trees 2) putting in a garden, and 3) stocking the storage area with preps. We enjoy gathering at the BOL for campouts and other activities. Feedback from our members is always welcome.
"Preparing for the Worst, Hoping for the Best"
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January 10 · 7:00 PM
seems like a good time of year to think about camping....
We had discussed camping at lake Somerville state park- but now we need another place- the trailway is closed... Learn more
December 10, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Discuss camp out
Hello! Time to plan for the December meeting!We will vote on best evening to hold the meeting in the comments: December 10 was chosen. Is there a topic you'd like to... Learn more
November 12, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Discuss future of group, show and tell of bug out bag if you have one!
Please RSVP as soon as possible if you are coming-[masked] 0276.
Tea and cookies provided. We will be in the activity room. I have led meetings like this before and will... Learn more
May 5, 2012 · 9:00 AM
Build an earthship survival pod
An earthship is a self-sustained, off-grid house made out of recycled materials. A survival pod is a very basic earthship design that provides very basic needs: water,... Learn more
April 14, 2012 · 9:00 AM
Build an Aquaponics Farm from the Ground Up Workshop
In this workshop we will build a fully functioning aquaponics farm. You'll learn all aspects of how to grow food, fish, and manage the systems.
There is a fee of $300 to... Learn more
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