Contrary to what is posted on our meetup home page, we are rarely 'based' in Birmingham. In fact, our meetups have been located all around the southeastern Michigan area, including Detroit suburbs (Taylor, Livonia, S. Lyon, Novi, Troy, Rochester, Utica), Howell, Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor, Chelsea, 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. Further, there is a certain pride and peace of mind security in being able to fully take care of one self and family, though 'no man is an island'. Community IS important.
What will our Self-reliant knowledge and skills prepare us 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” and primitive skills 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 may define the rest of your life. Take your chances or take control.
Responsibilities of Membership: 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 $180 yearly from her own pocket, plus her time to post the skill-learning opportunities, and she plans to continue to do so as long as it is appreciated, or until SHTF.