Let's get one thing out of the way... preparing, surviving, and homesteading is NOT at all crazy!
But yeah... we (this probably includes you too) preppers, survivalists, and homesteaders are often just a little bit odd... especially when compared to the hypnotized and normalized masses. But isn't this a good thing? Let's explore each others' worlds!
FIRST STEP: CONNECT TO THE NETWORK
PART I: First, Determine your district; then join our email list. This will allow me to let you know about upcoming events and new resource providers in your district. I will not share your information with others!
Bonus: After you join, you will be sent a download link for: A BRIEF GUIDE FOR NEW PREPPERS: The First Five Things You Should Do As A New Prepper AND Three Big Mistakes That New Preppers Often Make.
PART II: Join our group at FaceBook. This will allow you to meet, socialize, and exchange information with other like-minded Idahoans. (I don't like supporting FaceBook, but most people still prefer it; so we start here.) Important note: FaceBook greatly restricts and controls what group owners, adminstrators, and members can do; so please join our email list so that if/when we abandon FaceBook, we can let you know where we are!
NEXT STEP: MEET PEOPLE IN THE REAL WORLD
The best way to create truly meaningful relationships with others is to meet them in the real world. You can find UPCOMING EVENTS hosted by members of this community; as well as businesses and non-profit organizations that cater to preppers, survivalists, and homesteaders on the EVENTS page. When you attend these events (and other similar events), be proactive and introduce yourself to others. You never know where it might lead!
I also suggest that you join Eventbrite* and host at least one meeting/event to discuss (or teach about) a specific topic of interest to you. If you decide to do this, please add your event to the EVENTS page and post an announcement in our FaceBook group (described above).
* Note that it is free to host free events on Eventbrite. (MeetUp, a similar platform, charges a fee for all events.)
EXTRA CREDIT: HAM RADIO NETS (IDAHO-BASED)
You do not need a ham radio license to listen; but you do need one to facilitate or participate in one.
I do have a ham radio license (K7SRN) and I am thinking about starting a Net in the Treasure Valley. Would you like to help? If you have a license, I recommend that you consider doing it in your area too. In the meantime, if you know about a relevant Idaho-based net, let me know the specifics and I will add it to the list. Thank you!
National Organizations that have Regional Nets:
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (aka ARES, a collaboration of ARRL & FEMA)
The American Redoubt Radio Operators Network (aka AmRRON, facilitated by The American Redoubt)