I've very much enjoyed putting together and moderating the Region 6 meetup page. However, my activity and involvement with the page dropped off tremendously over the past 6 months and even more so over the past two months due to a highly contested divorce and child custody dispute I am having with my ex who happens to be a practicing family law attorney.
We all prep for different reasons. I am embarrassed to say that prepping for divorce and a child custody dispute are things that I should have prepped better for. However, I didn't prep due to my faith and dedication to maintaining an intact family unit. I was blinded by ignorance of what I would be facing. However, prepping does prepare you for unforeseen events. I would have been worse off today if not for having developed a survival mind set.
The region 6 group has successfully risen up to 727 members. However, we are down to 719 members today. I take responsibility for the loss of membership due to my inactivity in finding free activities to facilitate bringing local preparedness minds together throughout the region.
It is time for me to step down as organizer to concentrate on health and business in order to be the best father I can be. This page has an underlying culture of bringing the community together, offline for the purpose of networking and education. We haven't offered paid firearm training, or paid boys scout type survival classes because it discourages others in the community from coming forward to freely share. Fostering growth of a self reliant community network of independent families is and has been the premise behind the creation of the group.
We have had over 400 events and activities offered over the years. There have been many e-mails sent out to announce activities and to update members of schedule changes. We have done our best not to spam the group with unorganized events, random thoughts, or commercial solicitations.
With that being said, I want to extend a huge thank you to the organizers who have helped out tremendously over the years. Chris Petrovich has been the most pro-active organizer we have had who despite having a survival training business has participated in and has organized many many free events for our community.
Does anyone have any thoughts, or proposals of how to improve the page, or would you like to become involved on an organization level with this page?
Please reach out to me by e-mail, or by posting a reply on the message board. I intend to step down after coordinating an organization team transition in the very near future.
INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABILITY, SELF RELIANCE, CARE OF OUR LOVED ONES AND COMMUNITY IN AN EFFORT TO BECOME SELF SUFFICIENT.
The vast majority of our activities are FREE.
This group is open to all RACES, SEXES, GENDERS, FAITHS, LIFESTYLES, BELIEFS, PERSUASIONS, ETC.
Mission Statement: We are here to help you and your family prepare for Natural Disasters, Crime Prevention, Social and Economic Turmoil, Terrorism, War, and other continuity planning. Secondly, we are committed to helping you save money with your preparations. The answer to preparedness is not throwing money at the problem, but finding out what you need to do, and find the proper materials for your application. Thirdly, we are proponents of sustainable agriculture, renewable resources, conservation, recycling, reusing, and re tasking all materials involved in your preparations. Next, we want you to have confidence in your planning and preparations. Your confidence and will to survive will make all the difference to survival.
Finally, we at SUSTAINABLE SURVIVALIST NETWORK - FLORIDA REGION 6 do not, have not, and will not tolerate or condone any racist, separatist, secessionist, supremacist, bigoted, or any other type of intolerant sentiments, comments, or actions. If you or your group fall into any of these categories, we respectfully wish to inform you that we will not communicate, interact, assist , or engage with you in any way. At this time, people need to pull together and cooperate. We will NOT tolerate intolerance.
We want you to save your money to buy necessary provisions for you and your family.
Our goal is to build a strong community of family connections. If you want to learn about something, then please ask on our message board, or come talk to people at our meetings. Our group is full of experienced enthusiasts who are eager to help you prepare for yourself and your loved ones.
Hurricanes, economic uncertainty, pandemic, nuclear proliferation, or just being prepared to self sustain for months after an individual loses a job. The possibility of any or all of these hang over our heads every day. But are any of us prepared to protect our families if something drastic should occur?
Are you going to have all of the essentials, or are you going to join the mob of desperate last minute shoppers?
When you do that last minute shopping, is your money going to have buying power?
Be sure to look into our huge FILE section listed under "more" in the main menu. It is loaded with free information for you to download and share with others.
Meet with others to form a public alliance plan to benefit people prepared to self sustain independently for many months after an economic, natural, or man made disaster.
Let's work together to provide our own safety net for ourselves and our families. We want tofoster community as we learn about and promote healthy, sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyles as well as environmental stewardship.
Please look at the categories on our preppers discussion board regularly; we hope you'll come to the group for advice, and we hope even more that you'll offer advice to those who are looking for assistance! We look forward to providing an interactive learning community for you online as well as in person.
We value the right of free speech and believe there should be no limits to free speech. However, we are all independent thinking individuals who do not always agree with the statements and opinions of our members and guests. We welcome ALL opinions and ethnicities. and any opinions expressed by people in attendance do not necessarily represent the opinions of the members or organizers.
Preppers can share their experience in gardening, canning, bee keeping, raising live stock, beer and wine making, learning about wild edibles, through field trips and hands on demonstrations. This prepping group was also established as a way for members to trade and barter for the products they make. Fresh eggs, honey, all kinds of fruits and vegetables, homemade soap are examples that members can bring to each meetup for trade.
Additional topics of meetings and discussions include, but are not limited to:
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