I currently have a consulting client who lives full-time with his family on a highly productive farm in Kansas. He has asked me to use SurvivalBlog to add a family to his retreat group. Unlike the caretaker position (which was a salaried position) posted earlier this year, this is not a paying job, but if you have the qualifications think of your response as the first step toward a potential space for you and your family in a lifeboat which in a collapse scenario could be very important.
Imagine if the collapse has occurred and instead of being stuck in the city, you traveled to a retreat and are welcomed by a Christian family. All you needed to do is travel to their farm/retreat and help with security and usual farm chores. It sounds like a fantasy, but it is true as there is a retreat owner and consulting client has asked me to search for a qualified like-minded family to help assist their family in the event their retreat needs to be activated. They live full time at their farm which has been a productive farm for over 150 years.
The farm is in a safe geographic area in a Midwestern conservative state with multiple sources of power, water including a stocked lake, and abundant trees for firewood.
The farm produces enough food for hundreds of people and surrounding farms also produce grains, milk, meat, and eggs. The area is lightly populated, with more cattle than people. Wildlife including deer abound in the area.
Currently, the family has room for just one more family. They will take under consideration any families from the continental United States, but special preference will be given to people in the Midwest and South as it is geographically closer. The retreat is already stocked for the owners, but additional supplies for you and your family to be determined upon mutual agreement with the retreat owners could be pre-positioned if you are accepted into their retreat group.
But before I can tell you anything more about this farm retreat, I need to know about you. The ideal candidates must be able to check off the following:
The husband must have either a military/LE background OR be a physician.
The husband must:
Have a “can do” attitude. Have U.S. Army or USMC experience — or alternatively extensive police SWAT experience, or overseas intel/security contractor
experience. Ideally, we are seeking a former company-grade officer or NCO qualified in any of the following Combat Arms/Combat Support OSCs/MOSes (or any of the USMC equivalent specialties):
SF (18B, 18C, 18D, 18E, 18F)
MP (31B, 31K)
Infantry (11B, 11C)
Armor/Scout (19D, 19K)
Engineer (21W, 21K and 21R, or 12A, 12B, 12K, 12M, 12N, 12P, 12R, 12W)
And ideally, with prior or secondary MOS experience in any of the following mechanical MOSes:
91B, 91D, 91F, 91H, or 91L.
Or, in any 68-series medical MOS, preferably with experience in the field at the tactical level.
Currently licensed physician with experience in family medicine or an ER doctor will be strongly considered. Other medical doctors will also be considered.
They will only consider happily married individuals in a strife-free and drug-free monogamous relationship.
Be devoted Christians and be on the same page as the farm owner concerning current events of these Last Days.
Be circumspect and security conscious.
Have minimal emotional baggage, drama, or other “issues.”
Apply with the understanding that they will have extensive background checks and will undergo drug tests.
Some Plusses for military/LE families:
Overseas deployments are a plus.
Experience at tree felling is a plus.
Experience with fence construction is a plus.
Experience with tractors, excavators, and/or bulldozers is a plus.
Experience with home maintenance is a plus.
Experience with small livestock is a plus.
Car, truck, and small motor repair experience is a plus.
Vegetable gardening experience (especially large scale) is a plus.
The wife must:
Be practical. She must keep good discipline of your children and pets. Cooking, baking, gardening, and sewing skills are a definite plus.
Prior military service for the wife (in any of the aforementioned MOSes) and/or medical experience is a big plus, but not necessary.
In your initial cover letter, please introduce you, your wife, and your family including you and your families’ beliefs, interests, hobbies, pets and diet including any allergies or foods that any members of your family don’t eat. Please include detailed profiles of each family member that you would like to be potentially included listing work history and skills.
If you meet these qualifications, then please e-mail a cover letter and detailed profile description, to: jamesATrawles.to , (Change “AT” to an @ sign.) and I will personally handle the initial contacts. Once we’ve narrowed the list of potential retreat group members, your details will then be forwarded to the farm owner.
Please pray seriously about this, before responding.