/r/Communityprep

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A sub dedicated to teaching firearms safety, shooting fundamentals, and basic self defense to anyone willing to learn, regardless of race, ethnicity, economic status, gender, or sexuality.

A place for discussion and planning regarding community defense, mutual aid, and other relevant topics.

NOTE: this is not a political sub! do not attempt to make it one.

/r/Communityprep

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Which "jobs" are the most necessary for a small homestead group?

I'm working on setting up a community homestead type thing. It's gonna start out pretty small. I know we will need some people to farm/garden for food and I have a couple friends who are trying to become registered nurses that could help us out. We will also have some amount of guns/defense equipment . What other roles/jobs do I need in a community post collapse. Do note that it will start out as a very small community and then grow so I would prefer any lists/recommendations start with the most essential work type first.

3 Comments
2024/03/28
14:54 UTC

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Hello y’all

Any comrades out in AZ?

2 Comments
2024/03/25
21:09 UTC

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FREE Enhanced Stop The Bleed and First Aid Class in Oakton, VA in conjunction with NoVA Prism LGBTQ+ Center & Library

On April 21 we are partnering with @novaprismcenter (NoVA Prism Center) in providing a free Enhanced Stop The Bleed and First Aid training to the community. Through this workshop, attendees will learn to provide assistance in times of crisis, including casualty evaluation and caring for basic injuries. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase an individual first aid kit for $45! Free refreshments will be available during the break between sessions.

For more information and registration, please check out the event page at https://qr.funra.org/g/98n6KxTAPD

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#stopthebleed #safespace #queerlibrary #lgbtqia #northernva #novaprismcenter #library #nonprofit #genderfluid #genderqueer #transgender #lgbtcommunity #asexual #lesbians #queer #lgbt #nonbinary #fairfaxva #northernvirginia #lgbtqcommunity #socialjustice #bisexual #lgbtqia #gay

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2024/03/25
18:46 UTC

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Let's get back to business

Hello! Sorry for the recent absence. Between starting a new job, my university classes, and my competitive shooting season coming to an end, I've been running nonstop. This last week, I've been in San Antonio for the ACUI clay target national championship, but I'll be headed home tomorrow. Expect more posts in the next few weeks as I have a bit more time to work on things. In the meantime, what kind of content would pique your interest?

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2024/03/23
21:08 UTC

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LGBTQ+ Gun Owners Are Breaching the Right-Wing Arms Bubble

Very interesting article and highlights the dilemmas of left leaning peoples.

“Anybody who’s a left-leaning gun owner does find themselves politically and culturally homeless."

https://www.washingtonian.com/2024/02/29/lgbtq-gun-owners-are-breaching-the-right-wing-arms-bubble/

6 Comments
2024/03/02
20:57 UTC

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Introduction to Firearms Safety - March 2nd - Rochester, NY

0 Comments
2024/01/28
00:18 UTC

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Community Volunteer Opportunities in Denver

I was recently asked about community volunteer groups and so I thought I would throw this out to the community. If there are any r/communityprep Members in the Denver Metro area looking for community volunteer opportunities or looking for ways to help out our community here are some upcoming events:

https://www.mdhi.org/pit

the Point in Time Count is coming up in January. This is a census of individuals experiencing homelessness. There is a need for volunteers to help servay these individuals. This is how the official data on how many community members are living without formal shelter and those numbers will help direct resources from Federal, State, and local funding. (Even if you don't live in/around Denver consider finding the organization in your area to volunteer with.)

https://sparkthechangecolorado.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=871267

As some of you may have heard the new Denver mayor launched an initiative to get 1000 individuals off the streets. A State of Emergency was activated in Denver and significant resources have been deployed towards this effort. They are now calling for volunteers as they enter the move in phase of this initiative. The city is looking for volunteers to help individuals move into their accomodations and get settled.

Regardless of what your political views are on the unhoused problem these are worth-while efforts to help those in our community experiencing homelessness. Please consider volunteering.

2 Comments
2023/12/06
00:56 UTC

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Introducing myself =)

Hey everyone!

Love to see this. I'm here specifically to learn more about community organizing, mutual aid, and practical firearms training drills. Im a lifelong shooter, but very much of the redneck variety. Shooting bags of non newtonian fluids or propane tanks with my dad's old .35 Remington lever action was a normal way for me to spend a Sunday afternoon as a kid. But, I have loads to learn.

What do I have to offer?

I've worked in the outdoor industry in some capacity or another for most of my adult life, and have been a raft, backpacking, and mountain bike guide. I feel very comfortable in the outdoors. Gear recs, tips and tricks, and generally "how to be self sufficient in the woods" on a practical level that isn't focused on high end gear or bushcraft is my jam. I'm also a professional educator, so I could offer advice when it comes to structuring clinics and other learning experiences. I hold a Wilderness First Responder cert, and have for some time. That doesn't make me a medical expert by any means, but I'm happy to share ideas and experiences.

Happy to see folks being proactive and looking out for each other!

Stay safe, friendos

5 Comments
2023/12/01
18:31 UTC

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Hello all!

I have created an LGBTQ (and ally) space for LGBTQ gun owners or LGBTQ people that are just curious about getting informed about firearms. Come join r/LGBTQGunOwners ! We are growing exceptionally fast!

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2023/11/08
02:43 UTC

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Stop the Bleed and Handgun Safety Class (Virginia) - Come join our LGBTQ+ Inclusive Class and learn life saving skills! Now including book & a basic IFAK!

For those in the DMV area, our 501(c)3 Nonprofit is doing it's next class on Sat, Nov 18th!

NEW! Full package now includes a Concealed Carry book and a Basic IFAK! A $90 value!

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Full class details, including book info & IFAK contents: https://funra.org/stb-firearm-safety-va/

Register: https://qr.funra.org/g/3y98amnd4sT

Training will consist of a Stop the Bleed class and a Handgun Safety class.

Stop the Bleed: 10:30am to 12:00pm

Break/Lunch : 12:00pm to 12:30pm (Bring a lunch, fridge & microwave on site)

Handgun Safety: 12:30pm to 5:00pm

As an added bonus, all students will receive a one-time use discount code from two of our partners, u/AMRIKA-ARMORY and u/ABetterWay2A!

The Stop the Bleed portion is approximately 1.5 hours with lecture and hands-on skills for stopping life-threatening bleeding.

The Handgun Safety portion is approximately 4.5 hours long with lecture and discussions on the basics of firearms ownership, handgun safety and nomenclature, and handgun fundamentals and operation, as well as Virginia firearms laws.

NO WEAPONS OR AMMUNITION ARE ALLOWED.

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2023/11/06
22:54 UTC

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Stop the Bleed and Handgun Safety Class (Virginia) - Come join our LGBTQ+ Inclusive Class and learn life saving skills! Now including book & a basic IFAK!

For those in the DMV area, our 501(c)3 Nonprofit is doing it's next class on Sat, Nov 18th!

NEW! Full package now includes a Concealed Carry book and a Basic IFAK! A $90 value!

USCCA CCHDF Book & Basic IFAK with NAR CAT (Gen7)

Full class details, including book info & IFAK contents: https://funra.org/stb-firearm-safety-va/

Register: https://qr.funra.org/g/3y98amnd4sT

Training will consist of a Stop the Bleed class and a Handgun Safety class.

Stop the Bleed: 10:30am to 12:00pm

Break/Lunch : 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Handgun Safety: 12:30pm to 5:00pm

(Bring a lunch, fridge & microwave on site)

The Stop the Bleed portion is approximately 1.5 hours with lecture and hands-on skills for stopping life-threatening bleeding.

The Handgun Safety portion is approximately 4.5 hours long with lecture and discussions on the basics of firearms ownership, handgun safety and nomenclature, and handgun fundamentals and operation, as well as Virginia firearms laws.

NO WEAPONS OR AMMUNITION ARE ALLOWED.

6 Comments
2023/10/22
21:23 UTC

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This sub is and will always be a safe place for our our trans comrades. If you're here and you're LGBTQ+, know that we've got your back.

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2023/10/15
01:51 UTC

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New mod (not)

Hey all. After some recent account security issues, I've added my alt (TheBeardedCommie) as a mod just in case this acc gets messed up again. Cheers!

0 Comments
2023/10/10
02:40 UTC

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LGBTQ+ Focused Stop the Bleed and VA Handgun Safety Class: Now even more accessible

In an effort to make our training even more accessible, we've created a discount for the reddit community.

We really want to get the biggest reach and only charge when we have to use a venue and then charge the least we can to help cover those venue expenses.

Use "reddit-oct" when you register to get a 50% discount!

An almost day long class for $20!

Class is next Saturday, 10/14 in Fairfax, VA!

Register here: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/02cc932c-3c15-45d4-b5e4-e0347b06fb28

Coming Soon: NoVA Prism Center is hosting a FREE Enhanced Stop the Bleed & 1st Aid Class with FUN/RA Training on 12/2/23 in Oakton, VA, details TBA!

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4 Comments
2023/10/06
13:19 UTC

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Stop the Bleed class and a VA Handgun Safety - Come join our LGBTQ+ focused class and learn life saving skills!

For those in the DMV area, our 501(c)3 Nonprofit is doing it's next class next weekend!

Register: https://qr.funra.org/g/3y98amnd4sT

Training will consist of a Stop the Bleed class and a VA Handgun Safety class.

Stop the Bleed: 10:30am to 12:00pm

Break/Lunch : 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Handgun Safety: 12:30pm to 5:00pm

(Bring a lunch, fridge & microwave on site)

The Stop the Bleed portion is approximately 1.5 hours with lecture and hands-on skills for stopping life-threatening bleeding.

The VA Handgun Safety portion is approximately 4.5 hours long with lecture and discussions on the basics of firearms ownership, handgun safety and nomenclature, and handgun fundamentals and operation.

NO WEAPONS OR AMMUNITION ARE ALLOWED.

Learn more about us: https://funra.org/what-we-do/

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10 Comments
2023/10/02
20:41 UTC

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Volunteer in the Ozarks / SW MO

Hey y'all, I'm no expert but I've been shooting since I was about 4-5 years old (father was military, Mom was country, lmfao). I've got a small acreage in the woods, a few different types of firearms and ammo, and some free time. I've got mostly handguns (semi-auto pistols, revolvers) and shotguns myself, and can borrow just about anything specific you might want to try.

If you're in the area and nervous about going to a range (or Bass Pro), I gotcha. This area of the country tends to really not like queer folk and it can be intimidating trying to get into firearms without the extra threat level.

Also looking for a plinking buddy or two. My girlfriend passed away a few months ago and my dogs do NOT practice good trigger discipline so...

3 Comments
2023/09/07
16:08 UTC

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Chicago Prepping

Anyone trading trades. Need skilled friends. I do low voltage and long range p2p antennas

0 Comments
2023/08/21
21:05 UTC

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Stop the Bleed & VA Handgun Safety Class by Folx United Now - Reaction & Assistance Training

**Press Release**

Folx United Now / Reaction & Assistance Training (FUN/RA Training) is proud to announce the launch of our inaugural training classes, Stop the Bleed & VA Firearms Safety Class. This milestone marks the realization of our Board of Directors' vision to establish an organization that specifically caters to the needs of communities often overlooked by conventional training organizations.

The classes will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023, in Prince William County and Saturday, September 23, 2023, in Fairfax. Visit our calendar for all the details: https://funra.org/calendar/

Read the full press release at: https://funra.org/press-news/

0 Comments
2023/07/31
23:53 UTC

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Farming, Permaculture, and Community in the Southern Tier (NY)

Title says it all. Moving to upstate NY soon and looking to build out local connections and learn more about land use, management, and conservation, as well as growing things and getting involved locally.

1 Comment
2023/07/13
13:22 UTC

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First Aid & Firearms Training in the DMV

New Non-profit in the DC, MD, VA (DMV) Area

Hello! We are FUN/RA Training; Folx United Now - Reaction & Assistance Training Company, a 501(c)3 non-profit with the mission to provide free to very low cost training to marginalized communities so they can Survive Active Violence Events. We do this by providing courses on active shooter response, emergency/trauma first aid, and firearms safety.

We are starting to schedule classes!

We will be offering free to very low cost classes on active shooter response, 1st Aid/CPR/AED certifications, Stop the Bleed and other similar courses, as well as Firearms Safety courses for VA CHP & MD W&C.

Check us out at:

https://funra.org

https://twitter.com/FUNRA_Training

1 Comment
2023/07/13
04:06 UTC

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Anyone in North Texas willing to help me learn base skills?

5 Comments
2023/07/13
03:53 UTC

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Willing to help/teach/train- based in central Kentucky

Hello all, got an invite to this community and thought it was a great idea.

I’ll keep it brief. Im just the run of mill 33 bald white dude. I believe everyone who has the rights to carry a firearm in this country should at least know how to properly and safely operate a firearm, have general firearm knowledge, and train for better general awareness/perception skills.

I don’t believe in anything other than mental health having a bearing on your right to defend yourself or bear arms.

I’m based just outside Louisville, Ky

I have access to a private club range where I can help people 1 on 1 or I can be reached in here for questions/general help

-I have decent experience training with a lot of different firearms over the years.

  • have experience in practical firearms training for roughly 20+ years. learning from police and military personnel

  • former police officer prior to military service

-nra range safety officer qualifications (but also fuck the nra)

My main focus has been practical self defense style training of firearms and awareness skills in urban social environments. I’m not going to be able to turn you into John Wick or Jerry Mitchelek but I can help you learn from zero experience how to safely operate a weapon, be aware of how to avoid or get out of dangerous situations, and what to do if it becomes unavoidable

1 Comment
2023/07/08
17:54 UTC

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Body armor

Recent hate crimes in my area have gotten bad and there was just a nearly fatal attack on someone leaving my favorite gay bar. I want to add some body armor to a leather jacket I’m modifying, but only if it’s likely to help. There’s plenty of gimmicky stuff out there for men who want to play cop or soldier that probably isn’t the best gear for the job. I’m sure there’s tons of research in protective clothing and plate size and placement but I don’t know how to access it. I’m not looking for the best of the best. What’s going to give me the best actual risk reduction without breaking the bank or impeding mobility too much? Is it worth doing at all or does it just create a false sense of security?

What are my best self defense weapons and deterrents on the day to day that aren’t a firearm?

17 Comments
2023/06/05
18:36 UTC

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Happy Pride

Happy Pride #PrideWasaRiot

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2023/06/01
12:29 UTC

5

Moved up to Richmond Virginia area

Greetings comrades! I am in the process of moving to the Richmond/Central Virginia area and would love to connect with like minded folks who want to learn and work together!

I have a good bit of firearms experience (no expert but can help newbies learn) and I also am looking to start gardening for anyone interested in that sort of aspect to learn to pull yourself out of the capitalist food curn.

Hope to hear from y'all soon!

2 Comments
2023/06/01
01:22 UTC

5

New Non-profit in the DC, MD, VA (DMV) Area

Hello! We are FUN/RA Training; Folx United Now - Reaction & Assistance Training Company, and our goal is to help train marginalized people to Survive Active Violence Events via evasion techniques, 1st aid, & defensive firearm use.

We are in our 'soft open' stage but will be doing our full launch soon!

We will be offering free to very low cost classes on active shooter response, 1st Aid/CPR/AED certifications, Stop the Bleed and other similar courses, as well as Defensive Firearms use.

Check us out at:

https://funra.org

https://twitter.com/FUNRA_Training

2 Comments
2023/05/31
22:49 UTC

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Volunteer East TN & Portland

Figured I would refine my post a bit and add a few things.

I currently live in Knoxville, TN but it's looking like I will be going to Portland, OR for work from July-October. I can meet up with people from either place, but will obviously be very limited in Oregon unless you have your own.

I'm 28 and have been handling guns since I was 7. I've never had a negligent discharge or any other gun related accident and have taught about a dozen people to shoot.

I mainly focus on the tactical/self defense side of things such as AR15s, AKs, compact pistols, carbines, and bullpup shotguns. I also have experience with suppressors, binary triggers, body armor, and grenade launchers but certainly wouldn't say I'm an expert.

I take gun safety more serious than my taxes. As long as you don't fuck around with that and respect my time, I'm willing to teach anyone that wants to learn. Even if you've never held a gun or only ever seen them in movies don't hesitate to reach out, everyone has to start somewhere.

1 Comment
2023/05/26
20:44 UTC

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Community gardens as an ecological alternative

2 Comments
2023/05/08
10:06 UTC

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