Survivalist Communities in the USA

A survivalist community prepares for the worst.
A survivalist community prepares for the worst. (Image: beach community image by Cindy Haggerty from <a href=''></a>)

Survivalist communities focus on preparation for times of panic, such as natural disaster, terrorism attack, government meltdown, biological hazard, or war. Members believe that living "off the grid" and establishing a community and system of rules will help create order out of the chaos that may ensue. Survivalist communities in the USA vary in location and belief system, but each houses like-minded people who remain in a state of preparation and readiness for any potential problems.

Summit County Survival Community (SC2)

Formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Survival Group, SC2 unites like-minded people living in Grand and Summit counties in the mountains of Colorado. Members of this group learn self-reliance and outdoor survival skills, along with disaster preparation. SC2's membership goal is to reach 15 percent of the population each county.

Meg Raven PO Box 2572 Dillon, CO. 80435

Ark Haven Christian Community

Named after Noah's famous ark, Ark Haven is a Christian survivalist community in northwest Arkansas. "We are separatists (separated from the world and off the world's grid) but not isolationists who think they can hide from a perceived enemy," according to the group's website.

Ken Uptegrove 479-304-3007

Christian Survivalist Herb Farming Community

This Ava, Missouri, community had just two members as of May 30, 2010. The plan is to recruit other Christians with libertarian beliefs and conservative values to form a farm collective. "We will learn to live off the land utilizing the resources God has given us in a renewable, sustainable manner to have wholesome, healthy foods, and use His healing herbal resources for our health and well-being," according to the group's posting on the Fellowship for Intentional Community website. Specific contact information is not available, but potential members can reach the leaders via

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