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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #1110 on: October 09, 2009, 08:54:08 PM »
Welcome bsmith!

And welcome to the new wolf!!  Someday we wolves will take over the world.  And it will be good.  ;D

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« Reply #1111 on: October 09, 2009, 11:50:17 PM »
Hi,

I'm Brian in Jacksonville, Florida and found out about this podcast and site from a friend.

I'm 35 yrs old. my marital status is very much up in the air right now (not sure if wife is going to divorce me or not), no kids.  I am currently disabled due to lots of orthopedic propblems growing up and then compounded when I entered the culinary field.  Right now finishing up my English Degree and hope to enter Law School, though not sure if I will practice law or not (but would like to choice to or not).

I am an avid hunter and fisherman, I was into scouting when growing up and that is where my survivalist mentality was born.  As far as firearms go I do not claim to be an expert but I do and try and research such things heavily.

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« Reply #1112 on: October 10, 2009, 12:13:41 AM »
As far as firearms go I do not claim to be an expert but I do and try and research such things heavily.

Welcome Skald!  Have you ever considered taking any classes in firearms?  Like from Tactical Response?  I think they do stuff out close to you somewhere.

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« Reply #1113 on: October 10, 2009, 07:22:15 AM »
I have taken some basic pistol classes, but as far as advanced classes go, I have a lot of things that are higher priority than training (getting out of debt, finishing college, getting a small garden going etc).   I am on fixed income (disabled but working to re-enter workforce) so I have to really prioritize what I do/buy. 

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« Reply #1114 on: October 10, 2009, 08:12:37 AM »
Howdy.

 My wife and I are moving to the Buffalo area of West NY from Ireland in a few weeks.My wife and I are totally into the preparedness mind set and we plan to get busy on this front immediatly.Lots of work ahead.Love the survival podcast and have been listening for a little while now.Not much in the way of firearms going on in Irleand other than .22 sport rifles so this is an area of major ignorance for me that I need to build on asap.I will be looking to undergo training so if any knows of anyone in the Buffalo region that teaches firearms proficiency, please let me know.Also looking to build a greenhouse so if anyone in Buffalo or the surrounding area can make recommendations please let me know.

I am a digital artist by trade,mostly TV and film work and I'm hoping to work from home as much as possible.Wife is totally on Board with everything by the way.She is a Buffalo Lass in fact.

Looking forward to becoming informed and educated.

Sonny

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #1115 on: October 10, 2009, 08:36:55 AM »
Welcome Sonny!

Good to have another from the northeast. I assume your wife has prepared you for the snow.  :)



 

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« Reply #1116 on: October 10, 2009, 08:41:45 AM »
Oh,indeed.I have already suffereda Buffalo winter. Coldest I ever experienced and I have been skiing in the Alps!. Just got a lovely new sheepskin hat in anticipation.Gotta buy some new gloves though.I had an awesome pair of motor cycle gloves that were great but can't for the life of me recall where I left em down.

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« Reply #1117 on: October 10, 2009, 08:48:13 AM »
Welcome Sonny!

As far as firearms training, best to join a club and ask around.

Now as firearms laws, I do remember that NY has some strict laws and has the AWB (no 'evil' features).   I am on a forum that is for firearms enthusiasts .   Northeast Shooters, and they do have a forum area specifically for NY Gun laws and you can post your question there.  

The best advice I can give for states like MA, NY, NJ etc is to talk with a lawyer to make sure you don't accidentally break any laws (example for MA is if you have a 'post ban' magazine that is greater than 10 rnds it is $10,000 fine and up to 10 yrs in prison, and the kicker is sometimes you can't even tell the yr. of manufacture).

Also, for a rugged type of jacket, I highly recommend Carhart.  I live in FL but I have kept my 2 Carhart jackets just in case.  You pay for them but they do last a decent amount of time (it took me 3 yrs to break in the jacket so its comfortable).

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« Reply #1118 on: October 10, 2009, 08:55:29 AM »
Welcome Sonny!

As far as firearms training, best to join a club and ask around.

Now as firearms laws, I do remember that NY has some strict laws and has the AWB (no 'evil' features).   I am on a forum that is for firearms enthusiasts .   Northeast Shooters, and they do have a forum area specifically for NY Gun laws and you can post your question there.  

The best advice I can give for states like MA, NY, NJ etc is to talk with a lawyer to make sure you don't accidentally break any laws (example for MA is if you have a 'post ban' magazine that is greater than 10 rnds it is $10,000 fine and up to 10 yrs in prison, and the kicker is sometimes you can't even tell the yr. of manufacture).

Also, for a rugged type of jacket, I highly recommend Carhart.  I live in FL but I have kept my 2 Carhart jackets just in case.  You pay for them but they do last a decent amount of time (it took me 3 yrs to break in the jacket so its comfortable).


Thanks for the tips.I'll check out that forum!

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« Reply #1119 on: October 10, 2009, 09:26:49 AM »
... My wife and I are moving to the Buffalo area of West NY from Ireland in a few weeks....
Sonny, not only welcome to the forum but as a lifelong (and current) WNYorker welcome to B-Lo.

My wife and I live in one of Buffalo's quaint suburbs and are both librarians by trade though I dabble in almost anything.  If you got any specific questions maybe we can help.  Only problem is, and I mention this straight up, I am what you could call a suburban recluse.  Though I go out a ton, I do keep pretty much to myself when it comes to close contact with people--just to let you know.  8)  Being kinda out there politically, a novice prepper, a supporter of the entheogenic community, a conspiracy follower (What conspiracy? We all know we are being lied to.), a full fledged tin foil hat wearing new ager and well, it's best to keep a low profile.  ;)

Maybe we'll talk soon, feel free to drop me a private email here on the forum if you want.

Joe D.
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« Reply #1120 on: October 10, 2009, 09:52:51 AM »
Sonny, not only welcome to the forum but as a lifelong (and current) WNYorker welcome to B-Lo.

My wife and I live in one of Buffalo's quaint suburbs and are both librarians by trade though I dabble in almost anything.  If you got any specific questions maybe we can help.  Only problem is, and I mention this straight up, I am what you could call a suburban recluse.  Though I go out a ton, I do keep pretty much to myself when it comes to close contact with people--just to let you know.  8)  Being kinda out there politically, a novice prepper, a supporter of the entheogenic community, a conspiracy follower (What conspiracy? We all know we are being lied to.), a full fledged tin foil hat wearing new ager and well, it's best to keep a low profile.  ;)

Maybe we'll talk soon, feel free to drop me a private email here on the forum if you want.

Joe D.

we  shall be out in the south towns ourselves.Have had enough of city/suburban life myself.I enjoy a good ol conspiracy but my spirituality is more of the intellectual/theological kind rather than herbal  :).I Follow the masonic/marxist takeover of the RC Church with great interest but thats neither here no there all though some might say the 1917 miracle and revelations at Fatima,Portugal will have a major part to play in the life of the average preperation exponent eventually.My wife used to be a librarian out west coincidentally.Politically I watch everything but support very little of it.Non partisan is the word.If I think of anything I need to know locally I won't hesitate to ask.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #1121 on: October 10, 2009, 10:13:41 AM »
Hi,
My wife and I live in Northern Vermont, where we have a small homestead we built out of the woods.  We lived 10+ years off the grid before giving in and connecting to power when it went nearby the house.
We try to garden in our short growing season and we dehydrate and can our own food and herbs.
We are also striving to be debt free soon.
We love listening to Jack's podcast. We're both on board with prepping and look forward to trading info with like minded individuals on the forum.

Greatswampa  :)

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« Reply #1122 on: October 10, 2009, 10:22:08 AM »
Hi,
My wife and I live in Northern Vermont, where we have a small homestead we built out of the woods.  We lived 10+ years off the grid before giving in and connecting to power when it went nearby the house.
We try to garden in our short growing season and we dehydrate and can our own food and herbs.
We are also striving to be debt free soon.
We love listening to Jack's podcast. We're both on board with prepping and look forward to trading info with like minded individuals on the forum.

Greatswampa  :)


Welcome aboard, Greatswampa! I've been up your way many times. Beautiful country!

I strongly suspect we can all learn a lot from you, especially those of us in that same short growing season.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #1123 on: October 10, 2009, 10:39:36 AM »
Welcome aboard, Greatswampa! I've been up your way many times. Beautiful country!

I strongly suspect we can all learn a lot from you, especially those of us in that same short growing season.

Thanks for the welcome, dudekrtr. Look forward to talking with 'ya
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« Reply #1124 on: October 10, 2009, 07:48:11 PM »
Hi, my name is Alex, I'm the author and producer of Socialism Survival Podcast and whatever you'll find on socialismsurvival.com. Born in the Ukraine, live now in Florida. I found TSP in the beginning of Summer 2009 and stick since then. Being a musician I had a studio equipment for years, lately just seating in the boxes. I want to thank Jack for challenging message about someone doing something like starting podcast. Back in the Ukraine we were in a deep survival mode and I'm learning a lot from Jack how to apply the same things like gardening and other here in America. All the best and thanks to Jack and everyone who's involved in keeping this forum where I also found many useful info! :)

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« Reply #1125 on: October 10, 2009, 08:24:05 PM »
Heyo, hiyo, yo!
I'm Jed.  I actually came across this forum and the podcast as well from a meetup group I'm a member of, but haven't ever actually gone to any of the meetups...  Go figure.  Kinda busy a lot.  If any of ya are here, sorry, guys.  I'll show up some day.  I'm kinda lazy about going to stuff to do stuff, yeah.  That and I'm not real highly motivated to talk to new people outside of my work.  At least, not without a screen.  Antisocial nerd, you get the idea, whatever.

OK, rambling again.   Anyway....
I work in the automotive aftermarket industry.  I sell car parts for a widely recognized and highly reputable corporate/franchised chain.  That said, I'm already giving away more details about my life than I typically care to.  If anybody happens to recognize me somehow from any other forums, I'd prefer y'all just keep it to yourselves.  I doubt anybody does, but hey, it's a smaller world than we sometimes realize.
I live in usually quiet neighborhood in south Murderapolis in a tiny ass little "efficiency" apartment that I pay entirely too much for.  Life circumstances at the moment sort of have me hung up here. Working on changing that a bit at a time, though.  Tough to do when you're techinically below "poverty level income" whatever the hell that is.  All I know is that I'm broke a lot partially because I suck with money and partially because I don't really bring in all that much with this whole "legit job" thing.  Kinda new to that whole scene still.  Risk factors and my dumbass falling in love with the woman I'd like to be with the rest of my life have kinda gently nudged, with a swift kick in the ass, my path to one where I'm trying things a bit different now.  Oh, yeah, and the part about pissing off sherrif john brown, so to speak.
Whatever, it's all good.  But it could be better, still.  And I'm learning from this podcast, and others in this and other on/offline communities how to make that happen. 
But I digress...  Where was I?  Sorry, folks, I do this sometimes.  Ok, a lot.  Hope y'all can bear with me and not get too irritated.  I'll try to keep it to a minimum in the forums.
Oh, yeah, me...  Intro.  Right.   I'm 26.  Getting married soon.  Don't even have a car anymore.  I rent the place I live.  I have the option (and have gone with it for a little less than a year now) to do some smaller indoor growing.  Mostly a learning experience so far.  In soil.  Peppers, and a few other items I've been able to get the landlord to OK for my use of the little strips of side and patches of front and back "yard" that we have here.
I also have a pretty healthy interest (though my fiance may disagree)  in firearms and all that comes along with that.  If anybody else from Minnesota has any pointers or experience they'd like to share on the CCW topic, I'd be more than happy to listen.  I've heard rumors about the CCW permit becoming history soon.  I'll look around here and see if anybody has posted anything already.
I had a bunch more to say about myself to introduce me to you, but I see I'm rambling again.  Sorry.  I'm just gonna stop here.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #1126 on: October 11, 2009, 01:34:44 AM »
Welcome all you new folks!

AlexSSP, you may just be our first official, no-kidding, bonafide Ukrainian!  I hope all of you find what your looking for!

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #1127 on: October 11, 2009, 07:18:55 AM »

Not much in the way of firearms going on in Irleand other than .22 sport rifles so this is an area of major ignorance for me that I need to build on asap.


A great resource for an overview of guns is Whatzhizname's thread: http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=4704.0

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« Reply #1128 on: October 11, 2009, 09:59:07 AM »
I have been listening to Jack since around eps 80 now finely joining the forum.

I am former military- 27 years in Navy –Submarines-.  Retired in 96.  I am 58 and live in the far west suburbs of Chicago.  I am pretty good with guns just don’t get to shoot much. 

The wife in not in to preps or saving so that is an up hill battle.

Started a square foot garden this year with 2 squares.  Production was not as hoped.  The weather was not good to use this year.

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« Reply #1129 on: October 11, 2009, 10:48:08 AM »

The wife in not in to preps or saving so that is an up hill battle.


You might benefit from the thread Flip That Spouse: http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=3239.0

Thank you for your service in the Silent Service. 

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« Reply #1130 on: October 11, 2009, 11:38:59 AM »
Hello all,
My name's Todd from north east Indiana. I'm new to the prepping world and discovered the podcast while looking up information on dehydrating my own food for backpacking. I'm an avid hunter and white water kayaker and general outdoor enthusiast and being prepared is all part of that lifestyle so most of the information makes a lot of sense. Through the podcast I'm starting my education and going to the next level. Thank you all that make this all possible.

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« Reply #1131 on: October 11, 2009, 04:19:51 PM »
My wife and I are from central Massachusetts. My wife came across the Survival Podcasts while looking for information about dehydrating vegetables. I came across this forum trying to figure out the context of the podcasts. We have been preparing for the unknown for several years now and are stepping up our learning about selfsuffiincy recently. Our activities in trying to be sustainable in our present home seem is adequate for an incident of short duration, but in the event of extended civil disorder, we would be in trouble. We are looking to relocate to a more .... sustainable area some time in the next few years to homestead. We have been listening to some of the podcasts with great interest and are still trying to figure things out.

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« Reply #1132 on: October 11, 2009, 04:41:40 PM »
My wife and I are from central Massachusetts. My wife came across the Survival Podcasts while looking for information about dehydrating vegetables. I came across this forum trying to figure out the context of the podcasts. We have been preparing for the unknown for several years now and are stepping up our learning about selfsuffiincy recently. Our activities in trying to be sustainable in our present home seem is adequate for an incident of short duration, but in the event of extended civil disorder, we would be in trouble. We are looking to relocate to a more .... sustainable area some time in the next few years to homestead. We have been listening to some of the podcasts with great interest and are still trying to figure things out.

Dear Beagle - Welcome aboard!  I just love folks with dog names - ummm, not sure why though (oh maybe see pic at left) and there seems to have been a bunch of them lately.  You are in the right place to learn a ton of things and share some too! Wishing you the best in you new endeavor. TBM 

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« Reply #1133 on: October 11, 2009, 07:12:22 PM »
I'm Dani, 21 from Iowa. I'm a current student studying social work/international relations focusing on conflict resolution and human rights/womens rights. When I was 18 I began traveling the U.S. working with a team of volunteers on various community improvement projects/disaster relief projects. I loved traveling, living in precarious and uncertain conditions on limited means. I just recently started working towards Preparedness and reaching out, gathering resources and information. The internet is an amazing tool and has such a wealth of information! I'm a newbie in the truest sense.

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« Reply #1134 on: October 11, 2009, 08:04:44 PM »
Hi Dani. Iowa is region 6 I believe and they are very active in meeting. Spent a significant time in the western part of your state back in the 80's (Council Bluffs, Red Oak, Audobon, etc). Good people out there and lots of corn too! Watched a tornado skip along for a few miles in Montgomery County...wicked sight.

Hope you get all your questions answered and we hope you stay with us.

Goatdog

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« Reply #1135 on: October 11, 2009, 08:04:53 PM »
Glad to have you abourd DanTad and Dani!  Hang in there DanTad, a lot of us were where you are now so you are among friends!

BP

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« Reply #1136 on: October 11, 2009, 08:23:18 PM »

A quick hello from a fairly new forum member, though I've listen to Jack's Podcast for a while.

Army Vet working Construction Management.  Family of teenagers who keep us very busy.  Living on the Wisconsin side of Lake Michigan. 

Have a wide range of interests, keep an Amateur Radio Blog going, and try to do as much instructing as possible for others.

Have had the chance to work a bit overseas, and accumulated some sheepskin (Business, Computers and Production... couple sheepskins ending in an MBA), non-current Private Pilot (SEL/SES/MEL), NRA Instructor and ARRL Instructor.

Spend some time performing on large saxophones with various Big Bands and Wind Ensembles.  Have a vintage style Saxophone Quartet I lead.

It is a very good group here and can say I already appreciate the information & camaraderie on off at this forum!

Cheers,

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« Reply #1137 on: October 11, 2009, 09:07:48 PM »
Hey Katie!  My best friend is over there in kiwi land, studying genetics at Massey!  So I have a biiiiiig soft spot for New Zealand.  Welcome to the forum, darlin'!

Oh oh really?! Is she in Palmerston North? I'm studying at Massey too!! Go Massey lol! Thanks for the welcome Sister Wolf!

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« Reply #1138 on: October 11, 2009, 10:44:28 PM »
Oh oh really?! Is she in Palmerston North? I'm studying at Massey too!! Go Massey lol! Thanks for the welcome Sister Wolf!

Yay Massey!  I'll PM you with her info.  Maybe you two will hit it off!  :)

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« Reply #1139 on: October 12, 2009, 04:18:50 AM »
Hello Everyone. I'm Doug from Texas and I am very new to Prepping. My wife and I  started about three months ago and we had wish we started sooner. Not much into guns. I will kill to protect but I would rather "stay under the radar".  We have a BOL but we would rather weather the storm in place and keep our mouths shut so the neighbors don't know what we have.  We began with buying an Excalibur dehydrator and are working on getting a year's worth of food. Living in Texas means long hot, humid weather. Not the best environment for storing food and water. Getting a Berkey Water filtration system seemed easier for me than getting a whole lot of water barrels. But I am thinking maybe just one barrel. Finding good vacuum bags and Mylar bags is my biggest challenge. I've watched all the deydrated2store videos I could find, but I still need help. I lurk on all sorts of blogs. This forum is the best as far as quality of responses and the knowledge of the participants. I have learned so much through the advice given on this site. The family on both sides think we are crazy. I think they are crazy for NOT preparing. Who could look at what is going on around us not think something bad is going to happen...2 wars going on at the same time and an economy that seems to be getting worse, not better, AND the price of gold sky rocketing? What prudent person wouldn't be prepping. I just hope I started in time...