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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #210 on: February 05, 2009, 04:13:22 AM »
Thank you 19kilo.

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« Reply #211 on: February 05, 2009, 06:00:45 AM »
Thank you 19kilo.

You can call me Will.


Especially for some lemon meringue.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #212 on: February 05, 2009, 11:31:41 AM »
Welcome Roseandtea!!  That meringue looks ambrosial!

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #213 on: February 05, 2009, 04:37:45 PM »
Thanks for the welcomes.  :)  Come by for some pie any time.   Or cookies.  Since I can't easily have a gun over here I have decided on using cooking as a defense method.   Invite the robbers to eat pie!  Or a nice bacon sandwich - their arteries will clog and they will be slowed down.   Either way, I plan to feed them so many goodies that they sink into an over-satisfied stupefied and somnolent state, passed out around the table. 

That's when I cosh them over the head with the rolling pin I had stuffed up my ruffly apron.

 

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #214 on: February 05, 2009, 06:55:30 PM »
Thanks for the welcomes.  :)  Come by for some pie any time.   Or cookies.  Since I can't easily have a gun over here I have decided on using cooking as a defense method.   Invite the robbers to eat pie!  Or a nice bacon sandwich - their arteries will clog and they will be slowed down.   Either way, I plan to feed them so many goodies that they sink into an over-satisfied stupefied and somnolent state, passed out around the table. 

That's when I cosh them over the head with the rolling pin I had stuffed up my ruffly apron.

 

LMAOOOOOOO!!!!!    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #215 on: February 06, 2009, 12:34:44 PM »
Talk about
That's when I cosh them over the head with the rolling pin I had stuffed up my ruffly apron.

Talk about a killer baker...



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« Reply #216 on: February 08, 2009, 06:46:17 PM »
Name's Chris, if you can't tell I'm in the Army. Always been more of a take care of myself kind of guy. I think I learned that from working on my grandparents ranches and farms growing up in the summers. I'm 26 with a wonderful wife and 15 month old daughter that I'm just getting to know. She was born right before I deployed to Iraq for 14 months...

While in Iraq I had a few life changing events that really made me realize what is important in life and I started reading blogs and found backwoods home magazine. When I got home I found out about this crazy thing called a podcast where people do talk shows that you can download.  :o  So I searched for libertarian (found Chris Future) and backwoods home (found TSP). And I'm off like a shot, I'm working my way backwards and am down to around episode 85 right now and can't get enough.

As far as where I am in prepping... I own a lot of guns and use them regularly (CHL, hunting, defense training, etc). I hunt, as you can see that Scimitar Oryx is going to put about 300lbs of meet in our freezer for this year!! I've never planted anything in my life but am trying to get up to speed on that. And I've started buying extra rice and beans and canned foods when we go grocery shopping. My wife is coming around to the idea but isn't real thrilled about the idea of living on acreage while I'm in Iraq or Afg. next time and we currently live in military housing on post so we don't want to plant a garden in the ground here. But you have to start somewhere right?

Looking forward to learning from you all, but probably won't be able to contribute much unless it's about guns, hunting, or self defense...
Overall just happy to be alive and back home with my family right now.

-LT Chris

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #217 on: February 08, 2009, 11:23:06 PM »
Thank you 19kilo.

You can call me Will.


Especially for some lemon meringue.

Welcome Roseandtea!!  That meringue looks ambrosial!


Suck ups...

I hate lemon meringue, but welcome anyway! ;D

Welcome to everybody else that's new also.  Glad to have you all here.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #218 on: February 09, 2009, 01:38:19 AM »
Thank you 19kilo.

You can call me Will.


Especially for some lemon meringue.

Welcome Roseandtea!!  That meringue looks ambrosial!


Suck ups...

I hate lemon meringue, but welcome anyway! ;D

Welcome to everybody else that's new also.  Glad to have you all here.

I love lemon meringue and a Good Coshing from ruffly apron wearers  ;) ;)

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #219 on: February 09, 2009, 08:24:27 AM »

I hunt, as you can see that Scimitar Oryx is going to put about 300lbs of meet in our freezer for this year!!


Lt. Chris:

If I get a hankerin' for oryx burgers, I'm heading to your bug out location.  With your consent, of course, lest I get some 5.56 my way.  Welcome to forum.  Lots of great information and people here. 

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« Reply #220 on: February 09, 2009, 03:55:49 PM »
Welcome LT.   ;)

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« Reply #221 on: February 09, 2009, 04:03:26 PM »
Welcome Chris.  I've only been a part of the survival podcast for a little over a month but learning quite a bit.  Hope all goes well with you while you are overseas.  Thanks for your service.

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« Reply #222 on: February 09, 2009, 07:27:34 PM »
Thanks everyone. I'd be glad to have you over for some Oryx burgers.

One thing I forgot to mention for those like Jarhead out there, I was enlisted before I came over to the dark side.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #223 on: February 11, 2009, 08:28:30 AM »
I had to look up scimitar oryx!!!

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« Reply #224 on: February 11, 2009, 10:46:02 AM »
Thanks everyone. I'd be glad to have you over for some Oryx burgers.

One thing I forgot to mention for those like Jarhead out there, I was enlisted before I came over to the dark side.

We like you better now that we know.   ;)

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« Reply #225 on: February 16, 2009, 10:50:05 PM »
Sorry I managed to sneak in 14 posts before noticing this thread - name's Bob and I've been listening to Jack when he started last summer.  I had been searching for a good preparedness-centered podcast and came across his on iTunes about a week after he started; so it's nice to be part of something from the beginning.

I'm a small business owner serving the defense industry, with headquarters just outside of Denver, CO.  Did five years in the Army as an Armor officer (M1A1D tank Platoon Leader, Company XO, and Battalion S-2), then left for 'greener' pastures in the defense industry.  I've been on my own for almost four years now and while the hours are long, the work is very rewarding.

Living in CO we enjoy spending as much time as possible in the outdoors (winter and summer) and have a small cabin about two hours' drive from downtown Denver.  I feel we're on our way with physical, mental, and financial preparedness, but not there yet - these forums are a wealth of info and I appreciate everyone's contributions.  Would be interested in any regional meetups (even if it's one night a month to get together, drink beer, and solve the problems of the world), and could help in coordinating one as my job permits me to.

Thanks again for all your insights.

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #226 on: February 16, 2009, 11:33:08 PM »
Welcome PBRstreetgang!

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #227 on: February 17, 2009, 02:41:04 AM »
Hey,
  I'm Brendan Frazier, aka Fatchumang.  I'm a glass blower at Simon Pearce in Quechee VT.  I live with my girl friend Beth and new pup Huck Ellbury Finn, Finn for short, in a small apartment in New Hampshire. (Actually it's just over the border in Vermont, across the street from work, but I choose to believe I'm still in New Hampshire.)  I love this stuff, being out side, gardening, fishing, hiking, guns, fires, all the "Hick" stuff in general.  Started sailing a lot more last summer.  My parents bought a 25' Macgreggor a couple of years ago and started sailing it off the coast of Rye NH last summer. Can't wait for the warm weather to come back...  Beth and I are trying to buy our first house, and have our eye on one, two houses down from my parents.  It has a built if green house, and a two car garage I could use as my work shop, (I'm trying to set up my own shop to do some more glass work on the side along with building kayaks, and any other projects)  Best of all my parents have a lot of land, woods, and equipment. So moving back closer to them would back our combined efforts much easier than they are right now.
  I started listening to TSP about a month ago while I work and pretty much got completely caught up in about two weeks.  Now I gotta wait for my one show a day fix. I am currently THE night shift, so I sit in the basement and make wine glasses by my self waiting for customers to come in. Which has been pretty infrequent all winter.  But that's alright because I have to take off my i-pod when they do.  Now I just sit on this forum when I get home.  I can't wait to get a house and a little room so I can start prepping properly.  Anyway glad to be here but I should probably go to bed.

Peace Out 8)

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Re: Intro Thread
« Reply #228 on: February 18, 2009, 09:03:28 AM »
Time for me to stop lurking on the forums and introduce myself and the family. My name is Dave and my nickname of wookie is derived from my furry nature. I have two wooklets, a wife ( from Alaska)  and hee parents that live with me as live-in baby sitters and bandwidth killers. As for location we have ten mostly wooded acres here in Quinlan TX which is near Greenville. We are starting two small gardens, a compost pile, a worm compost area/structure and we are planning to plant some fruit trees. Other plans include a pond and some lawnmowers that are edible, although the wife doesn't like the idea of getting to "know" your food.

As for my background I am disabled (10%) Army vet that has been out since 1997. I also grew up on a small farm and spent time all over this great land of ours. Ernie the residential grandfather and mr. Fix it is medically retired due to a broken back that occured in Alaska while he was working as a Paramedic.

Future projects are making beer, wine and bee keeping.

Kind of a bland intro but I am trying to break a lurking habit!

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« Reply #229 on: February 18, 2009, 10:48:53 AM »
Welcome Wookie!

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« Reply #230 on: February 18, 2009, 02:35:34 PM »
Hey all, I too managed to sneak in a few postings before my intro thread. My name is Bobby, 35 years old, newly married, no kids, I am an officer in the USAF and am stationed in New Mexico (just bagged my first Orxy Lt Chris!). Since childhood I had always been fascinated with "living off the land" (too many Rambo/Red Dawn movies) and not until I joined the USAF (9+ years ago) did I move from the mindset of just surviving long enough to be found to more long term "on my own" type of survival. I am a hunter and like most of you ( I assume) have lots of meat in the freezer, I do have the aircrew survival training offered by the USAF which teaches you to escape and evade but they do not teach the farming/livestock/gardening aspect of survival. This is what I am interested in, I promised my wife that if she married me and globetrotted her way around the globe by my side, we would retire in southern Illinois. Lucky for me the area where she wants to retire in is in a rural community and offers LOTS of land at cheap prices, we are looking at buying land now and sitting on it until we retire (10 years or so) listening to Jack and following all the postings on the forum has really helped me decide what type of land to buy. I thank all of you for the help. My plan right now is to retire from the USAF and own several acres with livestock and some kind of crop to harvest season by season. Nothing too big just enough to feed the family and trade with other locals.  So keep those postings coming and I hope to one day meet many of you at a regional gathering.

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« Reply #231 on: February 18, 2009, 05:25:38 PM »
Welcome Spooky!  Are you at Kirtland? I was stationed at Kirtland AFB back in 99-02.  NCOIC Military Working Dog Section of 377th SFS.  Sounds like you have a good plan to work with though Ill. has some pretty restrictive gun laws for my taste.  Good to have you on board.

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« Reply #232 on: February 19, 2009, 11:06:22 AM »
Hey Just wanted to intro myself and family Dano from Wyoming just found the podcast on itunes couple of days ago downloaded all of them and caught up to date listening while i drive my Big truck around the US mostly 11 western absolutlely love the fact that this is available to everyone to help spread the message and education!!!!!! 8)

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« Reply #233 on: February 19, 2009, 11:53:11 AM »
Welcome everybody, nice to see lots of new folks coming aboard.

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« Reply #234 on: February 19, 2009, 12:08:40 PM »
Indeed!  Tell your friends, tell your neighbors...  If you need any of "the kool-aid", just contact an admin or moderator.  ;-]

All kidding aside, welcome to the fold and we really do hope you guys can learn something here.  I know I have.  Everyone has something to contribute, so don't be shy about jumping in.  =-]

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« Reply #235 on: February 19, 2009, 12:43:38 PM »
Berserker Prime,

I am at KAFB, just arrived and i love it, lots of great hunting and the job is great. I am hooping by the time I retire, the gun laws will have changed, if not then I'll have to think of something else.

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« Reply #236 on: February 19, 2009, 12:59:55 PM »
Berserker Prime,

I am at KAFB, just arrived and i love it, lots of great hunting and the job is great. I am hooping by the time I retire, the gun laws will have changed, if not then I'll have to think of something else.
I don't miss the NM politics, but to miss the food!  I have folks ship me up a bushel of Hatch green chilies once a year and couldn't live with out them.  Old Town has some great food and there are some really good wineries in the area for day trips....good luck!

BP

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« Reply #237 on: February 20, 2009, 07:12:24 AM »
Spooky:

Congrats on the Oryx, that was the most rewarding hunt I've ever been on, just got my meat in the freezer yesterday. Dried oryx sausage is awesome.

Are you in some way affiliated with the spooky I always loved talking to on the radio in Iraq when bad guys needed gettin'?

-LT

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« Reply #238 on: February 20, 2009, 08:46:50 AM »
Het LT, I may be that same aircraft that helped you out, you never know. I've had my share of time in the desert a few times but in the air, we are so far a way  from the action, not sure who I've crossed paths.

As far as the Oryx, it was for me too, the best hunt I've ever been on. Going to try and qualify for another one this year (and every year after that for that matter) so I'll See how it goes, the one I bagged yielded about 200 lbs of meat and you are right the sausage is fantastic!

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« Reply #239 on: February 21, 2009, 09:24:03 PM »
Hello, I'm LT Chris' Mom.  Chris introduced me to this site and I have only listened to the last two podcasts.  I'm here to learn all I can, this is all really new to me.  I've got a long way to go.

Our daughter lives in Montana with her husband and two beautiful children.  And Chris who is in the army and is stationed at Ft. Stewart Georgia, with his wife and our newest granddaughter and another one on the way!  My husband and I and our two dogs live in Kyle,Texas.  We used to own a ranch with cattle, Boer goats and chickens; oh how I wish we had that back now.  It was the perfect setup; if we had only known then what we know now.  As they say, hind sight is always 20/20.  But, we will move forward from here.  We live in a subdivision with a teeny tiny backyard.  I don't have a clue how to prepare in this situation.

Like I said, I've got a lot to learn!