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« Reply #450 on: June 07, 2009, 08:05:19 PM »
Welcome Sheila!
I'm here because of Lew Rockwell also!
Glad to have you aboard!

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« Reply #451 on: June 07, 2009, 08:07:17 PM »
Hi Sheila!

Enjoy the site, I do ;D

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« Reply #452 on: June 07, 2009, 08:17:56 PM »
Hi all. I discovered the podcast from Lew Rockwell's interview with Jack, been hooked ever since. I lurked here for about a week then decided to join. I'm in the early stages of prepping and I've learned so much from the podcasts and this forum. I hope to be able to give back as a learn during my journey.

It's addictive. That's how I found the show. And look at my post count.

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« Reply #453 on: June 07, 2009, 09:13:32 PM »
Hi all. I discovered the podcast from Lew Rockwell's interview with Jack, been hooked ever since. I lurked here for about a week then decided to join. I'm in the early stages of prepping and I've learned so much from the podcasts and this forum. I hope to be able to give back as a learn during my journey.

Welcome Sheila, i am glad that you are learning from the podcasts and forum. The best advice that I can give you is to jump right in, ask questions, search the forum for specific questions you have, chances are that someone has posted about or asked the same question before.

Do not be afraid or shy to post, you may be in the early stages of your prepping, but what you learn may be of value to someone else here, so please post about your experience's and what you have learned. You would be surprised how many things people who are new to prepping have taught the old timers.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #454 on: June 08, 2009, 12:18:49 AM »
Welcome to the boards new folks. 

Well met.

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« Reply #455 on: June 08, 2009, 07:28:13 AM »

I'm in the early stages of prepping and I've learned so much from the podcasts and this forum.


Sheila (and everyone else) might consider looking at the "Best Of" posts.  Best of food storage, gardening, survival planning, guns, etc. 

It's a great way to get going.  Just search for "Best Of" and they'll pop right up.

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« Reply #456 on: June 09, 2009, 04:06:32 PM »
Hello

My name is Joe, I'm located in green and lush Portland, Oregon.  I have been a listener of the show for about 6 months now.  I have been into emergency preparedness for about two years now.  Most of my experience comes from my Grand Parents were were raised with large family's out on farms in the Midwest.  I have been into herbal and home remedies since I was a child.  I have kept my own herb garden for home use and friends for years.

I love to garden and grow food.  I have been growing a large amount of my own food off and on for about 6 years now.

By day I'm a software developer for large chip company.

By night I'm a bouncer and security professional.

Not sure what more I should post here but hello every one.  The forums here have opened my eyes to allot of holes in my own prep and bug out plans.
Thanks to every one for being so welcoming and willing to help others.

Joe

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« Reply #457 on: June 09, 2009, 06:01:35 PM »
Welcome Joe!

Looks like you have a grat headstart on most of the unwashed masses.

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« Reply #458 on: June 11, 2009, 05:53:58 PM »
Hello everyone,

I live near that fellow, Jack, in North Texas.  I am married and have four boys.  Two on their own, and two still at home.

My wife and I became concerned about the way things are going last October.  That is when we began serious prepping.  Since then we have stocked piled about a years worth of many of the things we need.  It seems as if there is always something else we should cover.  I am pleased to say we finally have our bug out location.

I have been listening to the podcast since February.  It has been very helpful.  I have been lurking on the fringes of the forum for several weeks now.  I have gleaned a ton of useful information from the forum.  Thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge and experiences.

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« Reply #459 on: June 11, 2009, 05:55:19 PM »
Hello TexDaddy!

Glad to have you.

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« Reply #460 on: June 11, 2009, 06:25:09 PM »

I have been listening to the podcast since February.  It has been very helpful.  I have been lurking on the fringes of the forum for several weeks now.  I have gleaned a ton of useful information from the forum.  Thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge and experiences.

Welcome TexDaddy, glad that you decided to jump in and post.

Continue telling us about your progress.

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« Reply #461 on: June 11, 2009, 08:52:31 PM »
Howdy, TexDaddy! Glad you could make it. Another N.Texan here.  ;)

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #462 on: June 11, 2009, 10:32:52 PM »
Hi everyone!  I've been listing to the show since mid-October but am just now finding time to participate in the forum.  I'm a high school teacher in Tucson, and I have the privilege to teach math and economics to the youngsters.  I do my best to give them the information, especially in economics class, that most of us probably agree is the cause of all the trouble we're facing financially in this country, though I do try to do it in a way where they can make their own decisions.  I just try to make sure they're getting the side most students don't get in a high school econ class.

Other than that, I'm a single dude hanging out, trying to get rid of my student loans and do some prepping at the same time.  I love the outdoors, and try to go backpacking as often as I can. (The Grand Canyon is the most amazing place on earth).  If anyone is from southern AZ and would like to go shooting or camping, let me know.  (I've also already posted that in the AZ thread for Region 8, special thanks to Sister Wolf for pointing me this direction).

Finally, (I hope this is allowed, sorry if it's not, please don't kick me off the forum!) I have just started a blog called retakeyourfreedom.com.  In it I discuss my focus from my Bachelor's degree, the philosophy of Individual Sovereignty.  I hope some of you might have some interest, so please check it out if you do.  I'm just getting it started, so there's not much to look at yet.  Thanks for visiting if you do, and sorry(!!) if posting my blog isn't allowed.  I promise I'm not trying to spam.

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« Reply #463 on: June 11, 2009, 10:36:03 PM »
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Thanks for visiting if you do, and sorry(!!) if posting my blog isn't allowed.  I promise I'm not trying to spam.
Welcome aboard & it's cool to post a blog link.

I'll check it out.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #464 on: June 11, 2009, 10:43:29 PM »
Finally, (I hope this is allowed, sorry if it's not, please don't kick me off the forum!) I have just started a blog called retakeyourfreedom.com.  In it I discuss my focus from my Bachelor's degree, the philosophy of Individual Sovereignty.  I hope some of you might have some interest, so please check it out if you do.  I'm just getting it started, so there's not much to look at yet.  Thanks for visiting if you do, and sorry(!!) if posting my blog isn't allowed.  I promise I'm not trying to spam.

>:(  THAT'S IT.  I'M KICKING HIM OFF THE FORUM!  ;)  Just kiddin', philosiraptor.  Do yourself a favor, and also post that awesome link in your profile (there's a place for a personal link).  That way anybody who misses it here can find it in the future!  ;D

PS - welcome!  I think you'll like it here! :)

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #465 on: June 12, 2009, 01:54:57 PM »
Hi everyone!  I've been listing to the show since mid-October but am just now finding time to participate in the forum.  I'm a high school teacher in Tucson, and I have the privilege to teach math and economics to the youngsters.  I do my best to give them the
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« Reply #466 on: June 12, 2009, 02:14:39 PM »
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Thanks Archer.  :)

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« Reply #467 on: June 12, 2009, 02:45:41 PM »
Hey thephilosiraptor
I like your Robert Heinlein quote.
It reminds me of what Tim Wilson says, "I don't need to know everything about any one thing. But I want to know at least two things about every single thing."

Anyway, welcome aboard.

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« Reply #468 on: June 12, 2009, 03:27:56 PM »
Hey thephilosiraptor
I like your Robert Heinlein quote.
It reminds me of what Tim Wilson says, "I don't need to know everything about any one thing. But I want to know at least two things about every single thing."

Anyway, welcome aboard.

Thanks Hare of Caerbannog.  I've never heard that one before, but it fits in just as well.  I think all of us in this community strive to be jack-of-all-trades, master of one (or more).  Over-specialization is one of the things that has gotten us into the mess the country is in in the first place.  Thanks for the welcome!  I look forward to learning more from you all.

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« Reply #469 on: June 12, 2009, 05:58:00 PM »
Thanks Hare of Caerbannog.  I've never heard that one before, but it fits in just as well.  I think all of us in this community strive to be jack-of-all-trades, master of one (or more).  Over-specialization is one of the things that has gotten us into the mess the country is in in the first place.  Thanks for the welcome!  I look forward to learning more from you all.

I think mastering one or two things is very important -- as long as you don't neglect the basics. It's amazing how many people can't mend clothing, for instance.

Nice philosiraptor avatar :)

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« Reply #470 on: June 13, 2009, 10:56:21 PM »
I've always said that preparedness people need to specialize in at least one useful skill to the level of being able to earn a living from it, and to be able and willing to effectively teach it as an expert to others, and perhaps even write a book about it.

Then it's necessary to know at least a little general knowledge about most other things.

As the .mil says, "train the trainers", so that they will be able and willing to go out and train others themselves, perpetuating the cycle of knowledge through the generations.

And then cross-train everyone. Get your specialists together and have them cross train each other and everyone to at least a base level of proficiency in many varied and useful skills.


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« Reply #471 on: June 13, 2009, 11:54:37 PM »
I've always said that preparedness people need to specialize in at least one useful skill to the level of being able to earn a living from it, and to be able and willing to effectively teach it as an expert to others, and perhaps even write a book about it.

Then it's necessary to know at least a little general knowledge about most other things.

As the .mil says, "train the trainers", so that they will be able and willing to go out and train others themselves, perpetuating the cycle of knowledge through the generations.

And then cross-train everyone. Get your specialists together and have them cross train each other and everyone to at least a base level of proficiency in many varied and useful skills.



Absolutely! One of our Pastor's favorite expressions has always been, "Simplify and intensify". Stop trying to do everything under the sun; home in on an area that gets your adrenalin going and go after it. General knowledge is fine, but you've got to go with your strengths.

Then, I like to watch for the light to come on in someone else and pour some gas on their flame. Pretty much sums up the verse in my tag below. [see, the mil didn't actually think that one up, it was this dude Paul, writing to the youngster, Tim, that he was training a couple thousand years ago] :)

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« Reply #472 on: June 17, 2009, 07:46:42 AM »
Howdy All.

I put the cart before the horse and started a thread yesterday before I made a proper introduction.
One of our friendly moderators suggested I do so; so here goes...

I live in Texas. I am a father of two, husband to one. I am a hunter, a shooter, a RKBA advocate and a libertarian. I have always been interested in survivalism but this year I have gotten serious about prepping. I am just starting out and I'm enjoying all that I am learning here and on Jack's podcast.

Right now we are working to eradicate our debt (shouldn't take too long). Then we will move into full prep mode, stocking food, water, fuel. I am also preparing to move to a more affordable home and have begun the search for a BOL.

I am interested in learning more about gardening, permaculture, home brewing, wine making, alternative energy, sustainable living. I have also recently started looking into organic building materials such as cob.

My two year goals are: Have my home and my BOL prepped with shelter, food, water and the means to protect them. Have my debt reduced to just mortgages on my home and BOL. Create and or utilize sustainable food and water methods. financial investments and alternative energy sources.

I am sure there is much the community here can teach me to help me achieve my goals. In return I will do what I can when I can to help all of you achieve yours.

Cheers,
uurys


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« Reply #473 on: June 17, 2009, 08:47:02 AM »
Welcome aboard uurys
Don't worry too much about your first post.
I ran in here with guns blazing but as soon as I understood the tone of the board, I was made to feel right at home.
There's a lot of good people here and tons of experience and info.

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« Reply #474 on: June 17, 2009, 01:12:00 PM »
Hang in there Uurys, it only gets better.

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« Reply #475 on: June 17, 2009, 04:00:47 PM »
Welcome aboard uurys. ;)

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« Reply #476 on: June 20, 2009, 01:28:01 PM »
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

This is my first post to introduce myself to the forum.  I began listening to the survival podcast on episode 6 when I stumbled across it doing a google search.  I don't consider ever having adopted a prepper's life style since I grew up in a household with 2 fridges and a stocked pantry.  Having enough food for several months was just the logical thing to do.  Guns were never taboo and never really discussed at the dinner table --in the same way the a hoe or shovel are never discussed either.  I learned to shoot at 6 years of age with a Marlin 22-rifle.  As I got older I moved on to other calibers and firearms.

Since I began listening to TSP I've gotten off my butt and planted a veggie garden in 3 raised beds: 4 X 8, 5 X 4, 4 X 8.  The garden looks like an capital H.  I also planted an apple tree, orange tree, black berry tree, pluot tree, fig bush, grapevine, a strawberry bush and a cherry bush.  I also took the CERT classes for my city and a first aid class.  On my to do list are a CPR class and a more in-depth first aid class.

I hope to keep learning from this forum and contribute to it as well.



 

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« Reply #477 on: June 20, 2009, 02:23:50 PM »
Welcome urban_dweller.

It sounds like you have more than just a great start.

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« Reply #478 on: June 20, 2009, 03:02:53 PM »
Welcome abord, urban_dweller 

Looks like you'll fit right in.
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« Reply #479 on: June 21, 2009, 08:31:24 AM »
Hello friends.  I came across the podcast while reading in the news about some guy who was a modern survivalist and so I did a google search and here I am.  I'm a beginner so to speak but having retired after 20 years in the Air Force, I am used to preparing for adversity and dealing with the unknown.  I also did a lot of camping when I was a kid and learned many outdoor skills in the scouts etc.  I live in an urban apartment so can't do much gardening but my dream is to have some land where I can eventually do so.  I have it all mapped out with fuel, water, and food storage, security, guard dogs, generators and self sufficiency in mind.  My real interest in survivalism started in the Philippines when I dreamt of having some land with an air strip, a speedboat, and road access to escape real fast if the shit hit the fan.  For now I'm preparing for the two most likely disasters which are losing my job and hurricanes which both are very real threats and through which I've had experience with in the last few years here in Florida.  I survived the eruption of Mt Pinatubo in 1991 and that was the closest thing to the end of the world scenario as I think most anyone could have.  I no longer take electricity and clean running water.  I finally paid off my back taxes this year which was haunting me and making life difficult and I plan to take care of my other debt and credit problems this year and buy a house.  I record my own music and am working on a song called False Dawn which didn't start out as being survival related but the more I think about it, it really is.  I'll be happy to share it with you when it's done.

Cheers