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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7830 on: April 10, 2017, 09:41:11 AM »
Hi, just introducing myself. I'm a listener from the UK and thought I'd join in the forum now. I find TSP has lots of great information that is more globally relevant than a lot of resources out there.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7831 on: April 10, 2017, 05:22:21 PM »
Glad you found us, albaprep.  Welcome aboard.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7832 on: April 10, 2017, 10:58:20 PM »
Hello, new here to the Podcast, just found it a week ago and got hooked,  My name is Leif, married with 4 year old twins at home and an 18 yr old in college. Kansas City area, thinking about moving in a year or two further South. Northern TX or NE New Mexico is where I'm thinking right now... somewhere warmer than where we are, but not TOO close to the border!

Rather new to prepping in many senses, not as much in others coming from a military background (go Navy!) Looking to get back into shooting more (CMP as well as teaching my kids), becoming more self-reliant and learning new skills, and passing them on.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7833 on: April 12, 2017, 03:04:59 AM »
Researching affordable 12 volt off grid residence. Not interested in sustainabilty virtue signaling. Any technology that works and is cost effective gets the gig.

Looking at building a Tiny Home style of dwelling only using proper modern materials. https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Vg4qK5zDjKM/WO3nzYNk8xI/AAAAAAAAFF4/tSrYbM26Hr0oCBJGcvxTQGY06NOcUwgKwCLcB/s320/Mystery%2BPlane%2Bmessy.jpg

I am new here. You dont seriously expect folks to use this lame captcha for every post ?


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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7834 on: April 12, 2017, 04:17:39 AM »
Researching affordable 12 volt off grid residence. Not interested in sustainabilty virtue signaling. Any technology that works and is cost effective gets the gig.

Looking at building a Tiny Home style of dwelling only using proper modern materials. https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Vg4qK5zDjKM/WO3nzYNk8xI/AAAAAAAAFF4/tSrYbM26Hr0oCBJGcvxTQGY06NOcUwgKwCLcB/s320/Mystery%2BPlane%2Bmessy.jpg

I am new here. You dont seriously expect folks to use this lame captcha for every post ?

No,the captcha will be gone soon...It has been a long time since my first post but once you sign in ,as I remember,the posting is easy.
You will find much good solar infor on the forum,the search bar,top right,will help. Steve Harris at   http://www.solar1234.com/  may be of interest.
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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7835 on: April 12, 2017, 12:08:32 PM »
I am new here. You dont seriously expect folks to use this lame captcha for every post ?

Yeah, sorry about that.  It's only for your first post.  We turned that on a while back when we were getting hit extremely hard by Russian and Ukrainian spammers.  Hard to tell whether it has helped, but we do find a lot of new accounts which are obviously spammers but never make one post.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7836 on: April 15, 2017, 10:58:46 AM »
Hey everyone my name is Gage. I live in East TN, recently got out of the Marine Corps and now am a very new welder/blacksmith. I am currently finishing a degree in Organic Horticulture and my wife and are looking to buy our first plot of land and house this summer. I am extremely excited to be part of this community and start slowly developing a homestead.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7837 on: April 15, 2017, 11:50:17 AM »
Hey everyone my name is Gage. I live in East TN, recently got out of the Marine Corps and now am a very new welder/blacksmith. I am currently finishing a degree in Organic Horticulture and my wife and are looking to buy our first plot of land and house this summer. I am extremely excited to be part of this community and start slowly developing a homestead.

Welcome , a user here named KNECHT is a CZECH blacksmith and does exceptional work. look him up in the members index ,there are others ...make yourself at home.
Stop complaining about life and start Celebrating it .

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If you had only one year,one month,or one day...Would you live your life differently?

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7838 on: April 15, 2017, 01:12:38 PM »
Hey everyone my name is Gage. I live in East TN, recently got out of the Marine Corps and now am a very new welder/blacksmith.

I'm still bummed that I lost my welder in the divorce ten years ago.  Welcome!

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7839 on: April 16, 2017, 08:35:06 AM »
Hi everyone.  My name is Mike.  Live west of Fort Worth, Texas.  I am retired Army and fly for an airline.  I am just getting settled in new place and am ready to start with very small steps.  Compost pile and a raised bed garden is the kickoff for me.  Been listening to Jack for about two years and am excited about finally getting started, but keeping in mind it has to be small steps first.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7840 on: April 16, 2017, 08:44:19 AM »
Hi everyone.  My name is Mike.  Live west of Fort Worth, Texas.  I am retired Army and fly for an airline.  I am just getting settled in new place and am ready to start with very small steps.  Compost pile and a raised bed garden is the kickoff for me.  Been listening to Jack for about two years and am excited about finally getting started, but keeping in mind it has to be small steps first.

Welcome!  You'll find a lot of knowledge and friendship here.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7841 on: April 17, 2017, 03:38:05 AM »
Hello, My name is Jeff. I live in Southern Oh and have been working on building a food forest for a few years now. Looking forward to checking out the forums and talking with like minded people.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7842 on: April 18, 2017, 02:25:30 PM »
Group,

I wanted to post a hello as a new member to the forum. It is Kevin from Canada - Flexxca is my name on here. Flex - because a big strong guy xxx because and the ca is for Canada.
Yup another Canuk. Living our crazy lives up here - the wonderful north with ridiculous rules. Perhaps that is for a future rant...
I work in oil and gas safety and environmental engineering - run my own business and get around with it. Also I am in search and rescue - which is run similar to volunteer fire departments up here except no pay.
I have been doing the search and rescue thing for 15+ years. I am a pretty radically outdoorsy guy, survival guy, mead guy, gun guy, etc. Similar to lots of you.
I live in Cochrane Alberta - outside of Calgary working slowly to get further and further from the cities.
I have been a listener to the podcast since the 1600's and listen whenever I am driving or training.
Loving the podcast, the group, the lessons the feedback. Thank you Jack!
Cheers all,
Kevin

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7843 on: April 19, 2017, 10:02:19 PM »
My second post here. Prepping certainly isn't just about Red Dawn. In my instance I got burned out in a wildfire. I lost all my prepping stuff but my buddies didn't. They lent me theirs.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7844 on: April 20, 2017, 05:18:14 AM »
My second post here. Prepping certainly isn't just about Red Dawn. In my instance I got burned out in a wildfire. I lost all my prepping stuff but my buddies didn't. They lent me theirs.

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It may benefit others to recount your story as ,with prepping, even failure can be a learning and teaching event. And weather is more realistic than zombies...yet preparation for either has all of the components to provide for you and family to live without outside support and so whatever reason you imagine is OK...until you buy a wood chipper for zombie disposal.... :zombie:
Stop complaining about life and start Celebrating it .

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7845 on: April 20, 2017, 08:18:41 AM »
My second post here. Prepping certainly isn't just about Red Dawn. In my instance I got burned out in a wildfire. I lost all my prepping stuff but my buddies didn't. They lent me theirs.

And that's generally what it is.  For me, it was being laid off and not being able to find work for seven months.  When I was in California, it was earthquakes (I was there for Northridge).  It can also be illness or relationships dissolving or anything else that shuts down your usual resources.  But it's rarely the dramatic, exciting stuff.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7846 on: April 23, 2017, 09:31:04 PM »
Hey Y'all,
Bags here. Prepper level = Novice.
Been a gun nut for years and thought having a lot of ammo meant prepped but listening to Jack for the past two or three years has taught me a lot about what real preparedness means. Some important lessons, unglue myself from network "news" and enjoy being prepared in good times and bad.
I actually started to show interest in gardening and preserving. Been raising poultry for a couple years and hatched a nice flock of quail in the past few months.
Currently in Virginia but moving to Boise in June. My wife and I hope to get a couple acres on the urban-rural fringe to restart our little homestead.

Cheers

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7847 on: April 26, 2017, 04:46:02 PM »
Hello!
My name is Teresa, I am a 52 year old homesteader living in Washington state. I have a life time of gardening, canning, foraging and many old living skills taught to me by my late Grandma Lela, hence my online name.
I hope to share my skills and learn new ones, together with your group.
Thank you for allowing me to part of the community.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7848 on: April 26, 2017, 05:23:54 PM »
Hello!
My name is Teresa, I am a 52 year old homesteader living in Washington state. I have a life time of gardening, canning, foraging and many old living skills taught to me by my late Grandma Lela, hence my online name.
I hope to share my skills and learn new ones, together with your group.
Thank you for allowing me to part of the community.

Welcome, this forum exists by member participation,so post you successes and failures as BOTH help educate others..
Stop complaining about life and start Celebrating it .

I've reached the age where there is little left to learn the hard way.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7849 on: May 06, 2017, 04:45:42 PM »
Hello everyone! My name is Keith. I am a Store manager for O'Reilly Auto Parts in the Youngstown Ohio area. I am 29, married and have three daughters and one (soon to be born) son. We have 39 chickens and four ducks currently and will soon be adding 20 to 30 quail to our small homestead.

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« Reply #7850 on: May 08, 2017, 11:39:52 AM »
Hello everyone! My name is Keith. I am a Store manager for O'Reilly Auto Parts in the Youngstown Ohio area. I am 29, married and have three daughters and one (soon to be born) son. We have 39 chickens and four ducks currently and will soon be adding 20 to 30 quail to our small homestead.

Well welcome aboard.  There's alot of great folks here so mingle a bit.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7851 on: May 08, 2017, 10:29:25 PM »
figured I'd introduce myself. longtime listener but new to the forum. 30 y/o Canadian guy with a wife and stepson. still more or less a novice in preparedness but I do have a bunch of skills. Jack inspired me towards turning my skills into side businesses.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7852 on: May 08, 2017, 10:31:11 PM »
Well welcome aboard.  There's alot of great folks here so mingle a bit.

Thanks bunches. I will for sure mingle and do some reading lol.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7853 on: May 08, 2017, 10:31:51 PM »
figured I'd introduce myself. longtime listener but new to the forum. 30 y/o Canadian guy with a wife and stepson. still more or less a novice in preparedness but I do have a bunch of skills. Jack inspired me towards turning my skills into side businesses.

Welcome!

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7854 on: May 11, 2017, 02:07:10 PM »
Hi  Everyone🌻 I'm Lisa a long time listener. I found Jack in 2012 by googling for a Permaculture podcast. WoW my eyes were opened wide!! Thanks to Jack: I got out of debt, out of the city and onto 5 acres of sugar sand and cypress in Hendry Co FL, where I grow soil and learn something new every day!!
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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7855 on: May 11, 2017, 09:02:11 PM »
Hi  Everyone🌻 I'm Lisa a long time listener. I found Jack in 2012 by googling for a Permaculture podcast. WoW my eyes were opened wide!! Thanks to Jack: I got out of debt, out of the city and onto 5 acres of sugar sand and cypress in Hendry Co FL, where I grow soil and learn something new every day!!

Wow, welcome and good for you! Can't wait to read what you have to share, you're already well on your way to a place many of us would like to be! :o)

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7856 on: May 11, 2017, 09:23:10 PM »
Hi  Everyone🌻 I'm Lisa a long time listener. I found Jack in 2012 by googling for a Permaculture podcast. WoW my eyes were opened wide!! Thanks to Jack: I got out of debt, out of the city and onto 5 acres of sugar sand and cypress in Hendry Co FL, where I grow soil and learn something new every day!!

Welcome Lisa!

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7857 on: May 11, 2017, 09:25:03 PM »
Greetings gang!

Long time TSP listener here, found Jack's show sometime in 2010, maybe 2011? I joined the MSB late 2012. I haven't participated here much, been focused on family and building my business, but have kept on listening. Now it's time to spend some time here on the forums, learn some more and perhaps give back too.

Life long techno-nerd. Started working in the computer field in 1980 during 10th grade and haven't looked back. Primary hobbies are ham radio, astronomy and home brewing. Getting back in to shooting sports, and learning food preps is a new interest I'm really enjoying.

I'm part of a group of friends who teach/share their lifelong skills and experiences. We cover areas such as; self defense, shooting skills, food preps and gardening. I cover electronics, communications and power generation.

I'm looking forward to learning from all of you, and hope that I contribute in a meaningful way!

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7858 on: May 11, 2017, 09:59:57 PM »
Hi Lurker.  Welcome to the nerd-fest!

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #7859 on: May 12, 2017, 06:39:21 AM »
Greetings gang!

Long time TSP listener here, found Jack's show sometime in 2010, maybe 2011? I joined the MSB late 2012. I haven't participated here much, been focused on family and building my business, but have kept on listening. Now it's time to spend some time here on the forums, learn some more and perhaps give back too.

Life long techno-nerd. Started working in the computer field in 1980 during 10th grade and haven't looked back. Primary hobbies are ham radio, astronomy and home brewing. Getting back in to shooting sports, and learning food preps is a new interest I'm really enjoying.

I'm part of a group of friends who teach/share their lifelong skills and experiences. We cover areas such as; self defense, shooting skills, food preps and gardening. I cover electronics, communications and power generation.

I'm looking forward to learning from all of you, and hope that I contribute in a meaningful way!
Fellow net here lol I spend a couple hours playing with a Raspberry Pi last night lol. I've been looking to get into HAM myself. Welcome BTW