Finding Like-Minded People in Your Area

I’m often asked “How do I find people in my area that share my interest in preparedness?”

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– – (a paid matchmaking service–based on in-depth questionnaires)

– – is an online dating-type site that caters to: “Farmers, Ranchers, Ag Students and all of Agriculture, Horse, Livestock Owners and all Animal Lovers
Cowboys, Cowgirls, Rodeo Fans and Country Wannabes”

– – Chris Martenson’s .

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Identify Yourseflf — Discreetly , If You’d Prefer

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