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« Reply #90 on: November 19, 2008, 08:00:00 PM »
I haven't said it in a while, but Welcome, Congratulations

Welcome: To the forum
Congratulations: For becoming active and making the contributions we all know you're going to make as a member here.

Thanks for stopping by!

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« Reply #91 on: November 19, 2008, 10:08:42 PM »
Hello everyone.

I'm josh. I'm 20 years old and live in Thibodaux, Louisiana. I've been listening to the show for about 2 months now and just got around to registering on the forums, gonna be browsing around and soaking up all the info that I can for a while.
Welcome IonicDOG.  A youngster starting early with the survivalist mentality, good job.

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« Reply #92 on: November 20, 2008, 07:13:50 AM »
Hi everyone,

My name is Bill. I have been listening to the podcast for about a month, and have gone back and listend to most of the older podcasts also. I really like Jack's take on modern survivalism.

I am 40, been married for 12 years. No kids, but we do have a German Shepard. I have been into prepping since the mid 80's when my uncle gave me his old copies of a magazine called American Survival Guide.

Some of my hobbies include shooting, hunting, fishing(musky fanatic), I am in a shooting league, so i shoot at least once a week. Also I have my General Ham License, and I am active with my counties local ARES and skywarn group. Also, Jack has gotten me very interested in gardening, so I am getting all the info I can about gardening in zone 4. Also i love reading apocalyptic type fiction.

I have been a long time lurker at many different survival realted boards, but this is the first one that has me interested enough to post at, so i am hoping to become and active member here.

Bill

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« Reply #93 on: November 20, 2008, 08:46:32 AM »
I'm Rob, 37, minister and pizza delivery in the metro east across from st louis. found the show by accident looking for a different show on itunes, but this is a better show, more realistic and down to earth.
was a cop for 2 years in vader washington, the small town politics made me sick. moved back to the place i know. but staying out of LawEnforcement.  tactical training was good and free. ;)  been a prepper for some time, not as seriously as i am now.
my problem right now, being in a 2br is having the space to store. 
My wife isnt completly on board, but she understands.  we had a bad storm a couple of years ago, the place we lived at that time had a basement, so every time i finshed a bottle of soda, i would put water in it, put it in the basement ppl thought i was nuts.  but after the storm hit and i didnt have to go buy water. (that and the shelves at the stores were empty) there was more than enough water for 10 adults for 2 weeks, had xtra left over.  I wasnt standing at the american red cross truck for 1 gal of water every day, 3 days after the water was turned off. that felt good. 8)

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« Reply #94 on: November 20, 2008, 02:05:03 PM »
Welcome Guys,
Look around and get involved! This place has a little bit for everyone...if it's not here, build it, they will come!
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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #95 on: November 20, 2008, 03:07:21 PM »
Welcome newcomers, make yourselves at home.  :)
"Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito"
"Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it."
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« Reply #96 on: November 20, 2008, 07:41:26 PM »
Hi all my name is Daniel, I just turned 18, I live Adelaide, South Australia, I’ve been listening scene early August. I love the show and the mind set that the community here has. I found this site thru some intense searching on the internet, great to be here and I hope to be good friend with you all.

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« Reply #97 on: November 20, 2008, 08:06:12 PM »
Welcome to the boards y'all.  Nice to see some new folks coming aboard, especially the lurkers.  I look forward to hearing everyone's experiences & views on things so please make yourselves at home.

Hi all my name is Daniel, I just turned 18, I live Adelaide, South Australia, I’ve been listening scene early August. I love the show and the mind set that the community here has. I found this site thru some intense searching on the internet, great to be here and I hope to be good friend with you all.
Nice to see some more international folks poking their heads in as well.  Welcome Detrell!
We live, my dear soul, in an age of trial.  What will be the consequences, I know not.
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If tyranny & oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
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Heavy G was right. All the threads back here do end up as gay porn.  :o
See...
Okay, just so it is noted, Doc is the one who started the gay porn on this thread.  ;D

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« Reply #98 on: November 24, 2008, 10:59:33 PM »
Hey Everybody -

I am a 40 year old married w/3 kids, 2 dogs, and a cat, coming to my senses prepper.  I enjoyed survivalist things and I guess I was an "ant" back in the late 80's and early 90's, but then a business and family got in the way and seemed more important.  Now, in our current climate and with the direction we seem to heading, is a good time to dust off some skills. 

I feel out of touch as to where to begin again.  Is there a "beginners" section of the forum?

Great forum - I've been listening to Jack for about a month and just started lurking around here recently.  Can't wait to learn more.

AmadorShooter

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« Reply #99 on: November 24, 2008, 11:29:25 PM »
Hey Everybody -

I am a 40 year old married w/3 kids, 2 dogs, and a cat, coming to my senses prepper.  I enjoyed survivalist things and I guess I was an "ant" back in the late 80's and early 90's, but then a business and family got in the way and seemed more important.  Now, in our current climate and with the direction we seem to heading, is a good time to dust off some skills. 

I feel out of touch as to where to begin again.  Is there a "beginners" section of the forum?

Great forum - I've been listening to Jack for about a month and just started lurking around here recently.  Can't wait to learn more.

AmadorShooter
Nope just jump in the water's fine!!!!

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« Reply #100 on: November 25, 2008, 12:22:26 AM »
Just watch out for Millerized, he bites.


From a friend: Benjamin Franklin once said that beer is proof that God loves us.
I'm of the opinion that Redheads are proof that, contrary to popular belief, Satan also loves us.
My small blog: http://journeytogreenerpastures.blogspot.com/

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« Reply #101 on: November 25, 2008, 10:07:50 AM »
Hi everyone.  My name is Brian Gallimore, I live in Allen Texas, 35 years old, married, one kiddo who is almost 2 years old and make a living as an Electrical Engineer (mostly control systems, some power).  I'm a CHL holder, built my AR-15, used to reload my own ammo and shoot in IDPA matches, have an amateur radio license, in the process of converting an old diesel Mercedes to run on waste vegetable oil, and I'm into vegetable gardening, so I seem to fit the mold here already, although I never considered myself a "survival guy".

I started listening to the podcast last week or so.  Thanks to Jack and all the participants on this forum, there is already a great wealth of information here.  I hope the truth contained here will hopefully open the eyes of many so we can begin to correct the path we are headed down.
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« Reply #102 on: November 25, 2008, 10:26:49 AM »
Welcome aboard!!!

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« Reply #103 on: November 25, 2008, 12:52:08 PM »
Welcome aboard kb5won


From a friend: Benjamin Franklin once said that beer is proof that God loves us.
I'm of the opinion that Redheads are proof that, contrary to popular belief, Satan also loves us.
My small blog: http://journeytogreenerpastures.blogspot.com/

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« Reply #104 on: November 25, 2008, 01:44:27 PM »
Your welcome here.
Homesteader, Survivalist, or just plain concerned and doing something about it. Good for you.
Your welcome here.

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« Reply #105 on: November 26, 2008, 12:08:49 PM »
Hi there folks.  I'm Ryan, 28 years old from Southern California.  Been a firefighter/paramedic for 6 years here in S. Calif, married have 2 kids, couple dogs, and a ridiculous mortgage!!!  Totally new to this whole prepping thing, other than the 72 hours that we all should have for that "Big One" that we always here about.  I've completely jumped in and started doing lots of things that people think I'm crazy for, we even have a few chickens in our backyard!!!  I have built two raised planters and am currently growing tons of veggies, one things thats nice about our area is tomatoes are still growing here!  I love the podcast and eagerly await each new episode.  Learning something every day.  Thanks to everyone!

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« Reply #106 on: November 26, 2008, 12:51:07 PM »
Welcome rmcculloch! Glad to hear you've converted.. What type of chickens?


From a friend: Benjamin Franklin once said that beer is proof that God loves us.
I'm of the opinion that Redheads are proof that, contrary to popular belief, Satan also loves us.
My small blog: http://journeytogreenerpastures.blogspot.com/

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« Reply #107 on: November 26, 2008, 12:57:30 PM »
Hey all, I am a Student in BC, Vancouver Island However I am a red blooded American born in Northern California. I am 22 and am not new to the survivalist movement, but rather new to this style of it.
My main interest is the tacticool rifles, and homesteading permaculture.
Thats about it,

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« Reply #108 on: November 26, 2008, 01:05:54 PM »
They are actually laying hens that an organic store called Trader Joes has cross bred, it's a cross between a Rhode Island Red and something else.  They are still a little young, but should be producing very soon!

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« Reply #109 on: November 26, 2008, 02:07:15 PM »
Welcome CBMS! Do you have any permaculture going already?


From a friend: Benjamin Franklin once said that beer is proof that God loves us.
I'm of the opinion that Redheads are proof that, contrary to popular belief, Satan also loves us.
My small blog: http://journeytogreenerpastures.blogspot.com/

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« Reply #110 on: November 26, 2008, 04:43:12 PM »
Welcome CBMS,
Check out the region 8 forum, NorCal is part of it.
-Ras

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« Reply #111 on: November 26, 2008, 10:18:42 PM »
Thanks for the welcome's everybody.  I am getting some great info already.

Will be checking out Zone 8 info - thanks Earth Monk!

Bought a little mini seed starter greenhouse at Lowes today, and some pepper, chive and other herbs.  Going to get my 8 year old son involved as well.  He is already a crack shot with his .22, now I need to get a spade into his hand!


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« Reply #112 on: November 27, 2008, 09:54:29 AM »
Hello Name is Bob here from Maine, I am 29, do not have kids I live with my girlfriend in a house we own together.  We have two German Shepards.  I am also a general class ham, I have been a prepper/survivalist probably since I was around 12 or 13 after joining boy scouts...I took the whole be prepared thing to the max.  I would say I do not have quite the extensive stashes that some people have, but I have an extreme thirst for knowledge, I am always reading, teaching myself new things, learing, and trying out new things.  I believe that the most powerful tool we have is sitting up on our shoulders.  I make living as a FF/EMT.  I started listening to this show a month ago, I have listened to almost every episode I am probably 6 episodes behind, I've had to bump up my listening time because Jack has been doing some sweet prize giveaways and I am usually listening to them after they have already happened.  I look forward to learning more from the community.

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« Reply #113 on: November 27, 2008, 10:43:52 AM »
Welcome RidgeRunner!!! Glad to have you here.


From a friend: Benjamin Franklin once said that beer is proof that God loves us.
I'm of the opinion that Redheads are proof that, contrary to popular belief, Satan also loves us.
My small blog: http://journeytogreenerpastures.blogspot.com/

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« Reply #114 on: November 28, 2008, 11:29:01 AM »
Greetings,  my name is Hannah and I just heard one of the podcasts.  I'm downloading several more like there's no tomorrow....(which who know's if there will be)  I really enjoyed the podcast and then found your forum. 

I've been prepping since 1998.  We try to practice self-sufficiency with a  small homestead and by homeschooling our own children.

Looking forward to reading more on the forum.

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« Reply #115 on: November 29, 2008, 04:11:22 PM »
Where are you located at Hannah?
Welcome, BTW.
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« Reply #116 on: November 29, 2008, 05:04:33 PM »
Hi Jack - here's some fan mail for you.
I have listened to almost all of your podcasts over the past month and have started to get prepped. In fact, I had a week's worth of food stored when "disaster" struck - that is, I lost my darned debit card. It took almost a week for the bank to send me a new card and, thanks to your show teaching me how to prepare, it didn't change my life a bit!
Thanks dude.
BYG.

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« Reply #117 on: December 03, 2008, 09:08:46 PM »
Hi All. I'm Scott and very new to the site. Also new to the podcast but it hit a chord with me. I'm 34 and have a wife and 3yr. old daughter. We have a place just north of suburban Columbus OH and I've been thinking a lot about the topics presented here. We currently have 5 acres and a pond full of fish, so in some ways I am ahead in prep, but in many other ways I am not. Gardening is not a strong point, but I have the space and the tools. (just not the know-how)I'm very prepared from a defensive standpoint, with CCW and multiple guns. I have shot skeet, trap, and sporting clays as an every weekend ritual with my family since I was about 10.

I work in the power equipment industry as a distributor service manager for Echo, Dixon, Yazoo Kees, EZ Trench, and BCS. I am very knowledgeable in the ways of John Deere, Honda, Stihl, Exmark, and a few others manufacturers. If I can be of any assistance on that end, I am very happy to help.

As far as preparedness growth, I'm very interested in learning about gardening and economics.

I look forward to learning a lot here. Thanks for having me.

Scott


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« Reply #118 on: December 04, 2008, 07:25:44 AM »
Mojoworkin: Welcome to the fray! I hope you'll be overworked with questions during your stay here :)

For gardening, try a few "simple" books like either of the "Square Foot Gardening" books.  Simple, effective and not hugely time consuming. The V2.0 even gives you a dirt recipe, leaving out the part of making your own soil work. It's a proven method.
 A lot of information has been proposed in the Gardening and Agriculture forum http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?board=15.0 with a lot of experts and easily answered questions.

Again, welcome "home" !

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« Reply #119 on: December 04, 2008, 07:59:49 AM »
I’m new to this forum, but have been in survival mode my whole life. I’m in my mid 40’s, and was conceived during the Cuban missile crisis and grew up on the Gulf Coast, so preparedness was something my parents took very seriously. They took a big hit from Hurricane Audrey in 1957, a storm that killed over 600 in SW Louisiana and SE Texas, and that event shaped quite a bit of their thinking. Add to that I was a teen in the late 1970’s, when the Russian were invading Afghanistan, the US Economy was going to hell, and it was pretty easy to see why we joined the survivalist push back then.
These days my wife, daughter, and I are living in central Texas, in a location that gets ‘bugged out to’ whenever there is a major hurricane. We try to stay as active and outdoorsy as we can. I shoot IDPA and Service Rifle, and play bass when I can gigs: I've done over 2 dozen musicals with a local theatre company as well as some jazz and church work.

I know BigDanInTX and JeremyA from ZS; even met them for dinner when I was in in Austin once. For those that haven't met BigDanInTX, "Big" is an understatement. GiantDanInTX is much more accurate.

Dan and Jeremy have been flogging me to listen to the pod casts for 4-5 months, I guess. Oddly for someone that does computer software for a living and sits at a computer 70+ hours a week, I'm something of a neo-luddite and did't have any way to listen to them beyond sitting at the computer more hours. We traded my old car in for an older one that gets nearly 40mpg in 2007, and the current old car doesn't even have a CD player. My phone can play MP3s and I have listened to a couple that way....

My wife is fully on board with the prep lifestyle. We are working hard to make sure we're ready when TSHTF, but also to be solid if the powers that be are successful at staving it off indefinitely. I tend to be very cynical about immeadiate predictions of doom. I mentioned that I'm a second generation survivalist - my dad has books from the mid 1970's about how the crushing US debt will overwhelm the market and cause a collapse. The same authors (Gary North comes to mind) revise those books every couple years and put them out as new works, continually pushing back their estimate of when the collapse will happen. Dad's got some Krugerrands he bought in 1981 for $850+ too, so don't go telling me that's a good investment, either. 27 years later, they are back to break even...

Still, there's no getting around the issue that Social Security and Medicare are $60 Trillion under funded, and there just isn't enough money to meet those obligations. I often say about the Gary North's of the world that constantly predict the collapse in the next 18 months that they will be right at some point.
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

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