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Meet the Preppers: Kelly and John Taylor

John and Kelly Taylor are working to make their home completely self-sustainable. As former firefighter medics, they were used to rushing toward disaster while others ran away. But now, the threat of economic collapse has driven them from the beaches of Florida to the mountains of Virginia.

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"We're preparing for total economic collapse."

John and Kelly Taylor are both retired firefighters and avid motorcycle riders. They recently moved from Florida to Virginia to pursue a different kind of lifestyle. The Taylors are preparing for a total economic collapse. Their property is 42 acres of pastureland and their 1940’s farmhouse provides them with everything they need to survive including solar panels, generators, an unlimited supply of spring water, raised bed gardens, livestock and even a bee farm filled with 30,000 bees. John and Kelly have also invested in silver because they feel that money will one day be worthless. These Harley Davidson Preppers are ready for any upcoming collapse on their Virginia homestead.

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David Fisher
David Fisher

south central va checkin in - good yo see yall - would like to share and learn if youre ever interested

John Taylor
John Taylor

Anybody who liked the show Continue the conversation "like" Crossroads Farm on FB. Discussions, idea, commentary, etc. Knowledge is power. It's fun come along for the ride!!

John Taylor
John Taylor

If you guys enjoyed the show and want any input on self sustainability please contact us on FB like Crossroads Farm, firemanjohn628 on YouTube, or @firemanjohn628 on Twitter. We would be more than happy to share our knowledge and experience.

John Taylor
John Taylor

Thanks for the great write up guys. To us the Crossroads Farm is all about self sustainability and working with nature. We hope our episode will encourage people to get "off the grid" as much as possible. Any move toward self sustainability is good for the person doing it and the planet as a whole.