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Title: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Mr.Yankee on October 13, 2005, 07:18:04 am
As requested.

Hello Survival Blog readers!

BTW: if anyone is interested in the eastern states as a retreat you can check out my profile in Survival Blog's profile section.  I'm in NY.

Mike.
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Post by: Scout208 on October 13, 2005, 10:17:23 am
Also a Survivalblog reader here...from North Idaho
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Post by: Ian on October 13, 2005, 10:22:21 am
I just noticed Mr Rawles' link here on SurvivalBlog, and just want to give you folks coming over from there a hearty welcome. We're glad to see more folks with practical interests in self-sufficiency. Please make yourselves at home, and enjoy the forums!
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Post by: Lightning on October 13, 2005, 10:26:36 am
Indeed, Ian!  Welcome to you all.  Mr. Rawles has created an amazingly useful and timely resource - and a good read as well.
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Post by: Gung-Ho on October 13, 2005, 10:48:48 am
Gung-Ho reporting in sir!

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Post by: vwbaybus on October 13, 2005, 11:26:03 am
Another JWR fan from western North Carolina checking in.

Clark
vwbaybus
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Post by: debra on October 13, 2005, 11:58:35 am
Welcome guys! It was very cool of Mr. Rawles to refer y'all to us.

Just a quick run-down for the newbies. Rules can be found here (http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=1815.0). We're got a heavy mix of anarchists and minarchists (think Libertarian) here, but the gulching/self-sufficiency and guns/gear forums (where I imagine you'll be mostly hanging out) tends to be apolitical. If a thread gets veers too far OT in those forums, the mods will probably move it to General Discussion, just for the sake of house-keeping.

Again, welcome, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Debra
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Post by: Mr.Sierra on October 13, 2005, 12:33:10 pm
Mr. Sierra reporting
Hello All!

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Post by: Tin-Man on October 13, 2005, 12:38:29 pm
Wow.  Quite a flood we have building here.

Welcome, guys.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Comber on October 13, 2005, 01:07:50 pm
Dropping in from the other side of the pond - Reading Mr Rawles since the gray ninetyes and went OAOA finding Survival blog... Usually hangs out on SurvivalForum..(if thats permitted to say). Happy to be here..
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Post by: mopar on October 13, 2005, 04:03:56 pm
Add another JWR fan to the list.
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Post by: DTOM on October 13, 2005, 04:30:51 pm
Is MOPAR those parts they put on Fords? :laugh:
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Post by: lewlew on October 13, 2005, 05:47:17 pm
Howdy, howdy, howdy! 

Welcome aboard.
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Post by: Swampthing on October 13, 2005, 06:21:27 pm
Howdy!
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Post by: Junker on October 13, 2005, 06:52:37 pm
Yup. Good group...thinking ahead. Welcome here y'all.
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Post by: jml1911a1 on October 13, 2005, 07:40:23 pm
Present!
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Post by: Doug_Carlton on October 14, 2005, 09:11:49 am
Here!  Yeah, I'm the same "Doug Carlton" on the blog.  This will be an excellent venue to hash out some of the things brought up on the blog in more detail, and more interactive which is always better.

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Post by: UH1 on October 14, 2005, 11:05:52 am
Here
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Post by: Model70Rules on October 15, 2005, 12:14:34 pm
Hello JWR fans.  I'm checking in from central Ohio.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: overhill on October 17, 2005, 05:10:59 pm
overhill here.
I've been a reader of Mr R since 000.
I've been a reader of Ms. Wolf since before that. Love her,( your ) work.
I also lurk and sometimes post at Captain Dave's Survival Center Bulliten Board.
Currently living in North Texas.
Been a survivalist since before it was defined.

Long Life, overhill
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Post by: Dancing Barefoot on October 17, 2005, 06:29:19 pm
Another Survival Blog reader checking in from the Northeast.

Hooray for a discussion forum!


Dancing Barefoot
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Post by: buckbirddog13 on October 17, 2005, 06:48:01 pm
Howdy-Eastern Washington checkin' in-just getting started with the "mind-set".
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Post by: tsherry on October 17, 2005, 08:59:02 pm
Yo!

Washington state here...
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Post by: Roy J. Tellason on October 17, 2005, 11:34:28 pm
Howdy newbies...

I've noticed that the number of new folks joining has pushed the number of members here to over 1000.  They're talking about that, here:

http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7140.0;topicseen

I know it's a time-consuming suggestion,  but I recommend reading as much of the old stuff as you can manage,  over time.  I did that when I first joined,  and sometimes the folks that haven't have had a bit of trouble with what this place is all about.  And who knows,  you might just find out that you have something to contribute to some of the older threads,  I sure did.  :-)
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Jac on October 17, 2005, 11:41:37 pm
How's it going, new folks? Welcome aboard! :icon_pirat:

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And who knows,  you might just find out that you have something to contribute to some of the older threads,  I sure did.  :-)
Is that why you have 2000 more posts than me, even though you're 375 members after me? :huh: :mellow:
Title: survivalblog reader checkin
Post by: Gus on October 18, 2005, 03:51:54 pm
Glad to be here! from Colorado
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Post by: Lightning on October 18, 2005, 03:59:02 pm
Howdy and welcome, Gus.  I've merged your new thread into the existing one for new folks joining us from SurvivalBlog.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Rawles on October 19, 2005, 03:05:05 pm
Don't miss this thread:
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7140.0;topicseen

Best Regards,

James Wesley, Rawles
Editor, SurvivalBlog.com
http://www.SurvivalBlog.com
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Ruby on October 19, 2005, 05:09:46 pm
Checking in from No. CA

 :mellow:
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Post by: frmr180A on October 20, 2005, 08:56:08 am
Checking in from the Formerly Free State - now known as the People's Kleptocratic Republic of Maryland.

Thanks to all for the welcomes!

Glad to see others made it over.

-Chief D
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Post by: Corvos on October 20, 2005, 05:01:04 pm
Western PA-Reporting!
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Post by: MtnGeek on October 22, 2005, 07:48:59 pm
New member here, MtnGeek checking in from just outside The Peoples Republik of Portland (Oregon). I was taken to SurvivalBlog by a very excellent PDF discussing the outbreak of Avian Influenza and how to prepare for self-sustainability and care for sick family. While I'm probably not as avid of a gulcher as some here and on SurvivalBlog, I do enjoy reading the experts threads here on everything from Water&Food to safety and survival. Certainly has caused me to re-evaluate the items I've had in my Hunker-Down kits since 9/11 and expand them.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Colonel on October 23, 2005, 08:41:33 pm
The Colonel checking in from Florida. (Full Disclosure - "Colonel" is a Kentucky Colonel, not the military rank)
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Post by: Contrary one on October 23, 2005, 10:44:29 pm
Hello, from PRK. I think I might be the last citizen standing if/when TSHTF here in Kali. If/when that happens I'll be sure to make some changes around here.:laugh: Discovered this sute from Survivalblog of course.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: JJ on October 24, 2005, 04:24:02 am
Hidey from central Texas, by way of SurvivalBlog.
Think I'll lurk a while, and see que pasa around here...
Definitely looks interesting.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Mr.Yankee on October 24, 2005, 09:54:37 am
Don't miss this thread:
http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=7140.0;topicseen

Best Regards,

James Wesley, Rawles
Editor, SurvivalBlog.com
http://www.SurvivalBlog.com


I was wondering when Mr. rawles would join us :)
Glad to see you (all) here.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Mr.Yankee on October 24, 2005, 09:56:55 am
Here!  Yeah, I'm the same "Doug Carlton" on the blog.  This will be an excellent venue to hash out some of the things brought up on the blog in more detail, and more interactive which is always better.

I agree Doug.  There are several topics on survivalblog that I would like to discuss with other readers.  Especially those of us with profiles there.
But first I suppose I should search the old topics here instead of starting new threads covering the same ground.  More to come.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Thunder on October 24, 2005, 10:01:09 am
You all are most welcome here.  Please feel free to ask any questions or join in on any conversations you take a fancy to.

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Post by: straightblast on October 24, 2005, 08:50:26 pm
New here.  Survivalblog each day.  Hope both places keep up the great work.
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Post by: TwoBravo on October 25, 2005, 07:32:52 am
Somewhere outside of Tulsa, OK checking in here. I've read survivalblog every day since day 1.
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Post by: Lawrence Keeney on October 26, 2005, 01:04:11 am
Checking in from Southern West Virginia.  I've forgotten who turned me onto survivalblog, but the information gleaned there is invaluable, especially since Katrina.

Tell your friends..even the sheeple at work...they might accidentally learn something. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Rawles on October 26, 2005, 03:47:19 pm
Thanks for checking in, ladies and gents.  I hope that you are enjoying reading SurvivalBlog. 

Today's blog posts are primarily about provisioning.  There is an article on MRE storage life and another about how to spot the many pseudonyms for MSG on food ingredient labels.

In the near future, I plan to write about the pros and cons of getting Pneumovax innoculations (in anticipation of a potential Asian Avian Flu pandemic) as well as an article about "selling at the top" in the current housing bubble. The pin prick is appoaching...

Best Regards,

~Jim Rawles~
Editor, www.SurvivalBlog.com
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Post by: henshawe on October 26, 2005, 05:28:58 pm
Hey MtnGeek,

Where are you in the Portland, Oregon area? I'm currently stuck here in Beaverton. U up for a beer and some talk story one of these days? I also0 read Survival Blog on a regular basis, good learn'ens there!!

Regards,

Americus
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Post by: oosor on October 26, 2005, 06:03:32 pm
I liked Rawles' book. Never laughed so hard in my life.  As if it's a bit easier to hit dodging, cover using men with a .50 BMB than any other rifle. As if men just stand around waiting to be shot, fully exposed, stationary, and so on. Realistic combat targets can't be reliably hit much beyond 200 yds, by anyone, with any rifle, cartridge, or sighting system, and I can prove it.
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Post by: Tin-Man on October 26, 2005, 06:31:30 pm
I liked Rawles' book. Never laughed so hard in my life.  As if it's a bit easier to hit dodging, cover using men with a .50 BMB than any other rifle. As if men just stand around waiting to be shot, fully exposed, stationary, and so on. Realistic combat targets can't be reliably hit much beyond 200 yds, by anyone, with any rifle, cartridge, or sighting system, and I can prove it.
:sign5:
Don't mind him, guys.  He'll be gone soon.
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Post by: oosor on October 26, 2005, 06:40:47 pm
Yes, God Forbid that anyone point out the facts of reality about guns and shooting to those who don't know squat about same.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: MtnGeek on October 26, 2005, 11:58:16 pm
Hey MtnGeek,

Where are you in the Portland, Oregon area? I'm currently stuck here in Beaverton. U up for a beer and some talk story one of these days? I also0 read Survival Blog on a regular basis, good learn'ens there!!

Regards,

Americus

Hey, Americus,

Yeah, I too am stuck in the Beaverton/Hillsboro area....(whisper: "Think INTC.....")

ALWAYS up for a beer or three. Next coupl'a weeks are pretty full, but let's keep this open for sometime soon. I'm usually open to new ideas and Barley-pops!

Regards,
MG
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Post by: lewlew on October 27, 2005, 01:08:39 am
henshawe and mntgeek said: 
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Beaverton/Hillsboro
  My favorite cousin lives down that way. Next time I head down there, I'll give a shout and see if you guys have time for a beer. 
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Post by: hypoluxo on November 06, 2005, 11:38:26 pm
Checking in from SW TN.  Daily reader of survival blog.  Actually, it was a mention in SB that sent me here.  Enjoying both places.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: godscarp on November 07, 2005, 10:30:28 pm
checking in from the liberal cesspool of the MN twin cities w/ a retreat in progress in S. central MT
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Rawles on November 08, 2005, 06:47:57 pm
OOOOOH!   South central Montana?  Excellent. Then you will definitely enjoy the "State Line Game" article that I will be posting on SurvivalBlog.com tonight!  (The Wendesday "issue".)
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Post by: Max on November 08, 2005, 07:08:21 pm
My goodness... more people from WA and the Portland area. There seem to be a number of us. If you feel like joining a map that shows in general where people are, feel free to go to http://www.frappr.com/tcf

Glad to see some more people 'of the rain.'
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Post by: aktrapper on November 09, 2005, 01:12:29 pm
Hello from the Alaskan Bush, just registered.
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Post by: dgg9 on November 09, 2005, 05:09:05 pm
Checking in here, in the squalid Nineveh of Philadelphia.

Naturally, my interest is in urban survival.
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Post by: Roy J. Tellason on November 10, 2005, 02:04:13 am
Checking in here, in the squalid Nineveh of Philadelphia.

Naturally, my interest is in urban survival.

Yeah,  you gotta go a ways out from Philly to get away from that.  Nice to see another PA person in here,  anyhow...
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Post by: coloradohermit on November 16, 2005, 02:31:08 pm
Newbie from Colorado here. Can't tell you how excited I am to have found this site!
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Contrary one on December 10, 2005, 05:26:35 pm
Contrary 1 here. Been reading Survival blog from day one. Stuck in Kali trying to get my family out.
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Post by: Mr. Inspector on December 10, 2005, 08:37:41 pm
Reporting in from the land of 10 nuclear reactors, an atomic canon, a real army flying saucer, NASA station, ect. Hi,you'all.
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Post by: padre29 on December 10, 2005, 11:44:23 pm
Longtime SB reader here, there are many who have read Mr. Rawles ideas.

And yes, I took the 10 cent challenge.

And let there be peace on the holidays.
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Post by: dogsledder54 on December 14, 2005, 06:32:14 pm
A shout out to all from the Governmental Paradise of Nebraska...
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Post by: starvin on December 25, 2005, 12:12:27 am
Greetings from N.Texas.  Wichita Falls to be more precise.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Rawles on December 25, 2005, 10:43:03 am
Thanks, everyone for checking in. Pardon us for not sending this to individual e-mail addresses, but we'd liek wish all of the readers of SurvivalBlog a Merry Christmas!  We hope this letter finds you and your family healthy and happy. This year a been a wonderful one filled with God’s abundant blessings.

   I have been very satisfied with my job as a full-time technical writer with a local company. They keep me very busy--especially with proposal writing. Those turn into marathon sessions!  Luckily there is just minimal travel required. 
   My big news of course is that I started writing a daily web log “blog” journal on the Internet in August.  The blog is on survival and preparedness topics.  (Lots of “guns and groceries” articles, and some fascinating letters from readers.) In just the first five months we’ve had 4.98 million hits!  You can read it at:  http://www.SurvivalBlog.com.

During the past year, I have been organizing a “Virtual Reunion” of my classmates from my Military Intelligence Officer’s Basic Course at Fort Huachuca.  It is hard to believe that 20 years has transpired so quickly. See: http://www.rawles.to/miobc/index.html

The Memsahib writes:
Jim started a new job last January and we started attending a different church at that time.  Our church is blessed with a very gifted pastor as well as some wonderful Bible study leaders.  Our oldest son  particularly has been very active with his youth group. Last summer we went to a four day church camp out.  And there have been lots of church potlucks that have been good food and good fun.   
   Last January brought an extra ordinary amount of snow.  We had three foot drifts.  The boys enjoyed sledding and building an igloo and snow caves.  We are wondering what this year will bring.  The boys are hoping for lots of snow.
   We have had lots of visits from our family this year. With our company we’ve hiked to the lake, gone swimming and fishing, we also have taken our company hunting for fish fossils, to an antique car show,  to an Art exhibit, to a concert, and to a Gun Show.
   We did quite a bit of camping and hiking this year and while doing so collected lots of rocks from including opalite, fluorite, agate, petrified wood, apache tears, selenite, feldspar crystals, wonderstone, jasper, and sea life fossils. We looked at 6,000 year old petroglyphs, visited a the ruins of a Pony Express station, and sand dune mountain.  We even camped in a ghost town.
  Because we live near the lake we have lots wildlife here!!  In the Spring there were nesting birds everywhere!!!   
   But it is not just wild birds here, we raised some chicks in the late summer.  I got some Polish and Silkies.  The boys each picked out their own varieties too, so our flock is very colorful. 
   In the summer we went to San Diego.  We all went to the beach every other day.  The boys had a great time "boogie boarding" the waves and snorkeling at La Jolla Cove.  We also spent a day at Legoland.  We also went to Balboa Park twice and saw some fabulous traveling exhibits at the many art museums.
   
Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Jim and The Memsahib
   
 
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Post by: godscarp on December 25, 2005, 09:37:15 pm
Jim and The Memsahib,  Merry Christmas and may God bless your family.  Thank you for sharing the 7 gifts with us( espcially Fear of the Lord and Liberals too ^_^).  Paul & Susan
   
 
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Post by: islandphish on February 23, 2006, 04:21:34 pm
present
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Post by: prepareordie on February 27, 2006, 02:33:20 pm
New Survivalblog reader and new to this forum.
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Post by: noqtrasked on March 07, 2006, 04:20:41 pm
Checking in late, but that's better than checking out. NW Mississippi area :brave:
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Post by: BigNug45 on March 09, 2006, 01:01:59 am
BigNug45 checking in - saw the link to Claire Files over on SurvivalBlog and thought I would say hi.

I am in Western Washington and I am looking forward to being involved in this list.
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Post by: scottyz on March 12, 2006, 09:48:40 am
checking in as requested...
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Post by: Spider on March 12, 2006, 06:14:32 pm
 :ph34r:  I just joined your Blog. This is just what I am looking for. We (my brother and I) are looking  to purchase some land in Nevada or Utah. Any help anyone could give us would be appreciated. Thank You.
Roy Patterson. spider@snngr.net
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Post by: redclay on April 08, 2006, 09:10:16 pm
Redclay from NC checking in - been a rawles reader for a few months, new to clairfiles - thanks for the oppty. to post -hope to contribute something of value
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Post by: OLD TIRED RN on April 08, 2006, 11:22:19 pm
Sorry I'm getting to this thread this late. I'd like to add my hearty welcome to that of others above to all those from Mr. Rawles's page, and a GREAT site indeed it is!  Hope you'll stay a while and enjoy your stay.

             Respectfully With All Good Wishes,  RN
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Post by: JerryO on April 10, 2006, 09:27:27 pm
Sounding off late.  Excellent blog Mr. Rawles.  Keep fightin' the good fight!

JerryO from Montana
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Post by: topedog on April 23, 2006, 05:18:44 pm
Rusty

Panama City, FL

Preparing for the worse, Praying for the best!!
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: scaramouche on April 25, 2006, 05:35:15 am
Howdy from deep in the heart of TEXAS!  I fear that fair not blows the wind for our society and with the help of Survival Blog, this blog and others, some will survive what the future holds.  Thanks for an informative/educational blog.
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Post by: I Love TCF on April 26, 2006, 01:12:38 am
Here Sir!!!!!!



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Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: alauchlan on April 27, 2006, 03:17:52 pm
Checking in , currently located in So. Cal.

Allan
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Post by: Sun Dog on April 30, 2006, 10:26:22 am
What a place this Silicon Valley is. People pay $800,000 for an old house, then tear it down and replace it.
For the most likely survival situations here, leaving won't be an option - so you prepare to hunker down and ride it out, until order is restored or the population density drops low enough to work your way out.

Sun Dog
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Shawnee on May 10, 2006, 05:29:41 pm
Another reader checking in. Live in northern Virginia.

Shawnee
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Post by: eeyore on May 24, 2006, 01:18:12 pm
Thought i had checked in when i signed in i guess i did not.  Maryland
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Post by: LaserCool on June 18, 2006, 10:02:59 pm
Checking in from South Florida.
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Post by: GroundZero54321 on June 23, 2006, 05:31:42 am
GREAT WORK JWR!  Thank you!
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Post by: rocknbronco on June 26, 2006, 06:38:59 pm
New member and blog reader checking in for Tennessee
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Post by: Anasazi on June 27, 2006, 11:17:45 am
Checking in via Survivalblog.
Preparing for mutant zombie biker hordes in NJ
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Post by: jacksfire on June 27, 2006, 03:10:24 pm
Jacksfire checking in from Survivalblog! Located at the border point of Nevada, California and Arizona. Current temp here....109 degrees ! :psm:
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Post by: kisafrg on July 03, 2006, 12:00:45 am
Have been A SurivialBlog reader almost from the start. Right after you got off the newsgroups. Jim, your site is great! Also very balanced. Being born in 1950, I remember the old duck and cover. Through the sixtys and self sufficiency (and serving my country and you great folks during Viet Nam) The times we are in now is much more serious, we have enemys foregin and domestic. I hold my oath to defend the constitution for my entire life.
Located in South Central Missouri, born and raised here 'til 1968. Lived in many and visited most all of the states. I and my sister are the only remaining part of our family here in Mo. My living (and dead) realitives are in Idaho and Oregon to this day. I plan on going back there as soon as I can tie up  the 'loose ends' here.
I can walk from my home and stand on pavement that was Route 66, and I hear the Semis on I44 now. Im afraid that this will be a main migration trail when the folks east of the Mississippi leave the cities. I have learned the culture of the 'old timers' around here from before the Great Depression and after. What we face will not be the same, It will be a mix of civil war, anarcy and lawless panic.
Prepare first your spirit, then your body, and all else will happen as needed. Faith will be a must.
And friends, friends that prove themselves as such....

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Kermit
Title: Another UK based survivor
Post by: buckshot007 on July 04, 2006, 03:37:44 pm
Hi Everyone. I am on the other side of the pond but do occasionally get a chance to visit the land of the free so it would be good to keep in touch and share ideas.

How many more of us are here in the Uk? Its not something I talk about in casual conversation with strangers so it can be quite difficult to meet others of a like mind.

Great Forum guys, keep up the good work.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: jn_emt on July 11, 2006, 09:34:31 am
"Present!"

Anyway, I thought I'd check in.  I wrote the "$20 First Aid Kit" article a couple of contests ago.  If anyone wants to discuss any of the SB topics, let's start a thread.

JN
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Prometheus_ on July 11, 2006, 05:43:38 pm
NW indiana here.  I did the articles on emergent blood transfusions, Jim called me "dr buckaroo bonzai"  :ph34r:
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: BigNug45 on July 27, 2006, 12:23:04 pm
BigNug45 checking in!  Longtime fan of Mr. Rawles and longtime lurker on the Claire Files.  I live in Western Washington close to Moon Bat Central Command (Olympia)!!

Jason
aka BigNug45

Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: vatrader01 on August 20, 2006, 06:45:01 pm
Long time reader and lurker. I never knew there where so many who were "like thinkers". Thank you all for sharing your insight. 
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: willpath on August 24, 2006, 04:57:42 am
I discovered this site 30 minutes ago via link from Survivalblog.  After years in New Zealand, I'm looking to get back to Washington State.
As we say Down Under, howdie, y'all....
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: ken4540 on September 04, 2006, 10:33:29 pm
Just checking.  Just found this blog and getting some great info. 
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: J13 on September 06, 2006, 09:09:26 pm
been lurking for a month or two, finally decided to join in, from western NY and travel constantly
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Freeholdfarm on October 04, 2006, 12:50:22 pm
I found the link to this forum on SurvivalBlog, also.  I spend more time at TB2K and HomesteadingToday, but have been reading SurvivalBlog every morning -- great information there on a lot of topics.

Came over here to read the thread about pit houses, and decided to sign up!

Freeholder
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Liberty on October 04, 2006, 07:19:18 pm
Howdy, directed here from Survival Blog.  Survival Blog is my daily read, but am a libertarian at heart.   Liberty
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: othala on October 05, 2006, 07:16:13 pm
Another one fo Jims Readers here  :occasion14:
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Outlaw on October 28, 2006, 02:00:23 pm
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Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: TheGatherer on October 31, 2006, 08:06:39 am
I''ve been reading the survival blog since he started and think it's a good site with a lot of valuable information... I still have a 'printed from comp.' copy of his book here somewhere...
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Eric the red on October 31, 2006, 01:28:59 pm
lurking about in the survival blog
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: phatnasty on November 13, 2006, 05:16:25 pm
Yet another from the NE (PA). Started survival blog reading with Jim Dakin, he's now at bison survival blog. It is more for the frugal (read: POOR) survivalist thinker. Reading is good, doing is better. GETERDONE. 
    BIG bill
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: diggerdoc on November 19, 2006, 03:29:13 pm
I'm new to SurvivalBlog, but love the stuff on the site.  It is hearteneing to see there are people out there who get it.  I'm trying to get the word out about Sheltering In Place, and our DVD goes hand in hand with the message of self sufficiency.

Are there any retreats planned in the Mountain area?

DiggerDoc

sheteringinplace.com
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Ponce on December 01, 2006, 06:56:23 pm
Ponce and his two cats reporting from their Micky Mouse One Mule Town in Oregon.....

PS: To small of a town to to be a one horse town.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Moleman on December 06, 2006, 06:51:19 pm
Moleman here. Found Survivallbog a few months ago.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: osage on December 07, 2006, 09:01:45 pm
North of tulsa south of kansas. happy to be here. BUY AMMO!!
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: silverbullet on December 09, 2006, 09:46:16 pm


Fellow Preper in the Carolina's, checking in... Addicted to Survivalblog for a long time, love it. 
         Livin, lovin, learnin, and loading up!        :ph34r:
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Kit on December 23, 2006, 04:46:40 am
Checking in from South East Virginia. A Survivalblog reader from the beginning and a 10 cent challenger participant. :mellow:
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Luigi on December 28, 2006, 02:02:35 am
Good day to you all, from a longtime Survivalblog reader in NH!
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: OkieDokie on January 05, 2007, 10:10:20 pm
Just checking in from Oklahoma.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Kit on January 06, 2007, 12:13:10 am
Welcome, Okie Dokie.
My significant other is from Choctaw Ok.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: OkieDokie on January 06, 2007, 05:55:20 pm
Choctaw, it's a lovely place.  Lots of Black Jack Oak, rolling hills, deer and turkey.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: phatnasty on January 08, 2007, 06:44:26 pm
BIGBill from PA here. Read JWR daily. Don't necessarily agree with everything he says, but I get a whole raft of extremely good information. There are those of us who are preparing on a frugal basis.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Manatee on January 22, 2007, 05:22:28 pm
As requested.

Hello Survival Blog readers!

BTW: if anyone is interested in the eastern states as a retreat you can check out my profile in Survival Blog's profile section.  I'm in NY.

Mike.

.:::: Manatee raises paw ::::

I've contrib'd a few things to Jim Rawlse's blog. He sent me here     :love4:
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Manatee on January 22, 2007, 05:25:18 pm
As requested.

Hello Survival Blog readers!

BTW: if anyone is interested in the eastern states as a retreat you can check out my profile in Survival Blog's profile section.  I'm in NY.

Mike.

.:::: Manatee raises paw ::::

I've contrib'd a few things to Jim Rawlse's blog. He sent me here     :love4:

Oops; N.E. New Jersey here.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: HectorABN on January 30, 2007, 06:44:23 pm
HectorABN reporting from NC!  Great forum!
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: canaan on February 10, 2007, 05:26:58 pm
Northern Ohio where it's colder than Wyoming.... time to move....

I love reading Survival blog whenever my IP doesn't block me from logging on.

I suspect conspiracy. This is the third time IP has decided I am not permitted to log onto SurvivalBlog. Anyone else having this trouble?

first time is happenstance, second time coincidence, third time is enemy action...

Had a 3.6 earthquake on Tuesday and a tornado on Wednesday. Looking forward to Friday's forecast!

Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: nightshift on February 12, 2007, 09:17:37 am
I read the Blog and also contributed a time or two. Big Bill, I'm originally from PA near Erie. South MS now. I'd go back in a minute if I could talk the wife into it.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: BeenAround on February 12, 2007, 07:44:59 pm
Arkansas here, don't recall how I found survival blog but am glad I did.Sorry JWR it was either order Patriots or 10 cent challenge and the book won this month.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: EnspecterGeneral on March 15, 2007, 02:52:49 pm
This is FatCat in the mountain west just gettin a little nervous about the world in general. Still catchin up on the archives.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: sasquatch on March 18, 2007, 10:37:16 am
Howdy,
N.FL. Sasquatch checking in.  I am getting back into prepping with all that is going on.  Thanks for the great archives, really good refrsher and new info here.
Thanks again!
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: ShortyDawkins on March 18, 2007, 10:54:41 am
Welcome sasquatch!

Sasquatch DOES exist.  :laugh:
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: CouchPotato on March 22, 2007, 10:10:08 pm
Howdy, I'm new in here.

I think I found a home, This stuff is very interesting.

Thanks for all the work you guys are doing for me.

I can take a nap now.

Love you guys!!

Oz.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: cdlumbley on April 05, 2007, 12:23:02 am
Another JWR fan from Texas. Gathering beans and bullets as we speak. Keep up the good work and keep those good ideas coming.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: barkingowl on April 05, 2007, 09:03:22 am
Hi there! I just saw the link to your site on SurvivalBlog, so here I am checking in.
Hopefully I'll be able to contribute as well as lurking. (http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-6/29571/seeya.gif)


Chris in NC
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: vlad on April 05, 2007, 05:21:10 pm
every day  I read  Rawles survival blog,
and Jim Dakin's   
http://bisonsurvivalblog.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archive.html
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: John Gault on April 05, 2007, 10:31:10 pm
John Gault checking in from survival blog.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: ShortyDawkins on April 05, 2007, 10:34:11 pm
Welcome, John Gault! and the other recent arrivals. Pull up a keyboard, and grab a cup or glass of your favorite.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Specie on April 05, 2007, 11:16:17 pm
Specie here.  Coming out of his shell/hole (sort of a "mole").  Been a daily survivalblog reader since its inception. 

Have we all taken the ten cent challenge there?
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: momanto on April 06, 2007, 12:27:33 am
Checking in  from s.w. florida happyland.

MOM
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: shazam3206 on April 06, 2007, 02:45:34 am
Greetings from another "Mike" in New York! Hope to get back out west(my Home!) in the next year, but, in the interim i am interested in any ideas concerning "bug-out" locations here on the East Coast. Low cost would be a big factor.
Glad to be aboard!
shazam3206
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Jarhead on April 06, 2007, 07:28:58 am
Greetings.  I'm a retired USMC guy, now an attorney in Pa.  I'm particularly interested in views on retreats located within a few hundred miles (i.e., one tank of gas) from the Philadelphia area. 
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: NuclearDruid on April 06, 2007, 07:45:31 am
Welcome to the latest arrivals; Specie, MOM, Shazam, and Jarhead!

ND
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Bandit on April 06, 2007, 08:25:00 am
Hi everyone,
I am from the Cumberland Mountains of middle Tennessee.  We are seeing a big influx of people buying property here because of the scary world and national stage of evens.  I have done some research and spoke to several people looking for (GOOD) property here in this area.  If the Wardoctor or other SurvivalBlog readers are interested in this area for a retreat I can help provide them with some locale information and possibly some (GOOD) property options.
Best Regards,
Mark
Mark1@Cadescove.com
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: lornkanaga on April 06, 2007, 09:15:52 am
Hi there.  I'm one more of the feminine persuasion (I gather I'm among the few) who reads SB daily.  I'm working on getting my Dad to read SB (he's already a little survival-minded) and am working on my hubby to at least get him in the survival mode.

I came here today because of JWR's post on Eastern US survival areas.  Trying to convince hubby to "go west" has been a bear, but if we can find an appropriate Eastern US area, he probably will be *much* happier.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: SthnIllinoisman on April 06, 2007, 11:15:15 am
Survivorblog reader checking in.

Anyone near St. Louis in the Southern Illinois area?  I've been looking for land in Illinois for a retreat, but land here is EXPENSIVE.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Mom on April 06, 2007, 02:17:25 pm
I'm sure interested in this topic! Thanks for the Survivalblog note.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Desert T on April 06, 2007, 03:45:08 pm
Greetings from Nevada.

Desert T
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Desert T on April 06, 2007, 03:49:00 pm
Considering areas south of Nashville to Shelbyville, Tennessee. Any input would be greatly appriciated!

Desert T
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Florida on April 06, 2007, 04:56:35 pm
Hello from Florida. I have been a JWR fan and read his survival blog from the beginning. Sometimes I want to read more after I have finished reading Jim's blog for the day. I am VERY happy to have found a great place here for more reading and interaction with like minded people as myself. Thanks a million!
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: jdemaris on April 06, 2007, 05:35:32 pm
JD here from central New York State. Just put my two-cents worth of opinion in the "Eastern Retreat" thread.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: kzchopper on April 07, 2007, 07:51:19 am
I'm a backslider realizing my error,there are too many threats to life,liberty and pursuit of happiness. I'm highly interested in an eastern retreat since I live in no.Va. and would like to live year round rather than maintain two locations.  any body here from WV.?
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Thunder Pig on April 07, 2007, 09:40:12 am
Another Survivablog reader from far western North Carolina  checking in.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Lightning on April 07, 2007, 10:00:35 am
Howdy and a hearty welcome to all you new folks!   :mellow:

LornK, you're not alone as a female SB reader.  :thumbsup:  And I too am glad the Eastern retreats thread was started.  Gotta go check how it's progressing.

To all of you, if you're looking for more great reading (aren't we all? ;) ), please check out the writings of our own Claire Wolfe, the inspiration for this sister forum to Mr. Rawles's blog.

http://www.backwoodshome.com/wolfe_index.html - Claire's article archive on BackwoodsHome.com
http://www.clairewolfe.com/books.html - Claire's store on Amazon.com (click on Books in the right hand column to see Claire's own works)
http://www.clairewolfe.com/blog.html - WOLFESBLOG - Claire and friends blog it up

I think you'll find plenty more yummy pickings there, if you're not already a Claire fan! 

Enjoy  - and thanks for contributing to the ongoing conversation on The Claire Files ("TCF").
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: vatrader01 on April 08, 2007, 04:15:04 pm
Greetings from just outside the ten ring {Washington, DC}, near rhe West Virginia state line.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: NuclearDruid on April 09, 2007, 07:40:46 pm
Survivorblog reader checking in.

Anyone near St. Louis in the Southern Illinois area?  I've been looking for land in Illinois for a retreat, but land here is EXPENSIVE.

I PM'd you.

ND
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: gravertom on April 10, 2007, 11:06:41 pm
hello from the western finger lakes of NY.

Tom

Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: hunter63 on April 12, 2007, 03:14:51 pm
hunter63 checking in from se/wi and sw/wi
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Tucker on April 15, 2007, 02:31:51 pm
Tucker here from Atlanta, GA reporting from JWRs blog! I'm going to be relocating to W NC here in a few months. Anybody near the area?  :ph34r:
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: padre29 on April 15, 2007, 03:37:11 pm
Tucker here from Atlanta, GA reporting from JWRs blog! I'm going to be relocating to W NC here in a few months. Anybody near the area?  :ph34r:

A few folks are, if you have some questions just PM me and I'll see if I can answer them for you.

And welcome aboard!
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Bowman1 on April 17, 2007, 11:59:24 am
Yet another JWR fan checking in. Over the years he's been a big influence on my preparedness strategies.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: florida_troll on May 07, 2007, 06:15:25 pm
Another SurvivalBlog reader checking in.  I'm in N.E. Florida :psm:
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Jeepster on May 08, 2007, 01:53:39 pm
 Hello all Clairefilers From Big city, Texas.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Sixtigers on May 10, 2007, 12:01:18 pm
Was directed to the site by Tobus over at http://www.freesteader.com.  Nice place!  Think I'll read some posts, get a feel for y'all.  So far, looks good!
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Ducttape on May 10, 2007, 09:59:01 pm
I've been lurking at SurvivalBlog since it's first week .
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: wyvernfist on May 13, 2007, 10:41:20 am
Count me in! PRK resident here.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: HRDK9 on May 14, 2007, 03:31:32 pm
Hello from the Peoples Republic of California
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: heghduq on May 15, 2007, 08:44:14 pm
Greetings and Salutations

I have been reading the survival Blog non-stop for a week and just wanted to say wow very helpful stuff. I am in the midwest and have been prepping for about a year now and boy am I way behind but have learned a great deal.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: COINSHOOTER on May 23, 2007, 09:30:27 am
jUST FOUND THIS SITE YESTERDAY.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Blade on June 07, 2007, 07:00:51 am
Greeting from FL...
I have read SurvivalBlog now for about a year and have seen JWR refer to this site many times.  I, just today, decided to check it out.  It looks like I'm a fool for not getting here sooner.  Live in Central FL, Hurricane alley, but have vacation property in E. TN.  Have been prepping now for a couple of years, but still consider myself a student as I'm always reading/learning something new.  Looking forward to conversing with you all here at TCF.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: turnipgirl on June 07, 2007, 07:02:59 am
Greeting from FL...
I have read SurvivalBlog now for about a year and have seen JWR refer to this site many times. I, just today, decided to check it out. It looks like I'm a fool for not getting here sooner. Live in Central FL, Hurricane alley, but have vacation property in E. TN. Have been prepping now for a couple of years, but still consider myself a student as I'm always reading/learning something new. Looking forward to conversing with you all here at TCF.

My hubby and I are from Longwood, not there anymore of course- but nice to see someone from our old stomping grounds :mellow:
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Blade on June 07, 2007, 07:05:34 am
Greeting from FL...
I have read SurvivalBlog now for about a year and have seen JWR refer to this site many times. I, just today, decided to check it out. It looks like I'm a fool for not getting here sooner. Live in Central FL, Hurricane alley, but have vacation property in E. TN. Have been prepping now for a couple of years, but still consider myself a student as I'm always reading/learning something new. Looking forward to conversing with you all here at TCF.

My hubby and I are from Longwood, not there anymore of course- but nice to see someone from our old stomping grounds :mellow:
Longwood is our neighbor.  We live in Seminole County.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: turnipgirl on June 07, 2007, 07:07:18 am
Greeting from FL...
I have read SurvivalBlog now for about a year and have seen JWR refer to this site many times. I, just today, decided to check it out. It looks like I'm a fool for not getting here sooner. Live in Central FL, Hurricane alley, but have vacation property in E. TN. Have been prepping now for a couple of years, but still consider myself a student as I'm always reading/learning something new. Looking forward to conversing with you all here at TCF.

My hubby and I are from Longwood, not there anymore of course- but nice to see someone from our old stomping grounds :mellow:
Longwood is our neighbor.  We live in Seminole County.
you know the winn-dixie on 434, we worked there as teenagers, still have friends there who do....when we go home to visit hubby's family we usually stop in there to check on everyone and show off the lastest baby lol
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: basecampUSA on July 08, 2007, 02:27:14 pm
Greetings from a forest retreat where I have been "Gulching" since 1975.

Have been reading blog and forum for years.

Facility Design/Construction Engineer - Wind/Hydro/Biofuels and Enviromental projects
 
Writing elsewhere about survival preparedness for past 9 years. Active in "civilian defense" since age 15.
Proven clairvoyance with many consistent hits on internet.

Was a mountain rescue leader, also survival instructor for years (Outward Bound and Vision Quest)
Grew up in a gun shop, and later had my own... (father former chief gunsmith at Stoger Arms Corp)

Designed and built solar earth-sheltered off-grid homes, built own home (below) in 1975 that costs 10 cents a day to heat in winter.
Designed and built several "safe spaces" and bunkers, have 2 own fully equipped / stocked / secured UG bunkers -- Why 2 ? - RULE: "never carry all your eggs in one basket" thus homestead & wildnerness bunkers.

- Basey

Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Shrike on July 08, 2007, 08:27:03 pm
Welcome, BaseCampUSA,
Sounds like you're a true survivor. I had a friend some years back who went through the VisionQuest program. It changed his life.
I'm looking forward to picking your brain, my friend. I'd love to see some pics of your work and if you have any design plans for
any of the shelters you've built, I'd love to see them. At the moment, my wife and I are tied to the grid in a major metropolitan
area, but my plan, of course, is to eventually - read as soon as possible - leave the cities behind and get a place of peace and
seclusion. I am considering building my own place, but I'm still exploring the myriad methods from which I can choose. Any insight
into your methods, since you actually walk the walk, would be greatly appreciated not just by me, but from everyone here, I'm sure.

Once again, welcome and I look forward to sharing knowledge.

Peace,

Shrike
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: username on July 08, 2007, 11:34:07 pm
Hello All.

Also from Florida, North East Florida to be exact.

I have long since had the survival mentality but have recently found the right place to learn and better plan. Anyone else in the North East portion of Florida?

Username ;)
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: windeye on July 09, 2007, 01:54:10 pm
Hi from the UK. 

I have been reading SurvivalBlog for some time and find it very useful.

Also, it is great to know that there are like minded people out there, especially when things look bleak.

windeye
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Post by: timcos on July 15, 2007, 09:42:38 pm
From Utah right now...but moving to NW Arkansas

Checking in
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Post by: 47 on July 28, 2007, 02:41:03 am
47 in Northern Idaho !!!!
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Post by: RogersLeap on July 31, 2007, 03:41:17 am
Just got here! Thank you.
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Post by: hogfarmer on August 09, 2007, 09:23:22 pm
Checkin' in from the TEOTWAWKI Ranch in the swamps of Michigan
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Post by: Taaango on August 26, 2007, 08:01:55 pm
One more checking in from Northern Utah.

Greetings.
 

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Post by: viridari on September 27, 2007, 07:42:02 pm
FNG from North Carolina here.

I follow the Survival Blog RSS feed but just started poking around and hit the Forum link tonight.
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Post by: Dare2BFree on September 27, 2007, 07:46:08 pm
Welcome everyone!
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Post by: iloilo on September 27, 2007, 10:08:15 pm
Welcome, Base camp and Windeye, and others I may have missed.
I wrote a piece on my vision for these boards, a little while ago, which you can find somewhere, and I wish I were better at linking stuff: I am still learning.  If you find it, I think you will enjoy it.
here it is:  http://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=15426.0
Some of us have had freehold stashes for many years, and it is always a good feeling to have that sort of planning and practical preparation reinforced.  Thank you, Basecamp!
I am so glad to see you and Windeye here!
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Post by: potshot711 on October 05, 2007, 06:48:01 pm
[SurvivalBlog reader/contributor here. Northwest Wyoming. Many days march from nearest teeming masses. Howdy!/i]
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Post by: Junker on October 06, 2007, 07:05:46 pm
SurvivalBlog reader/contributor here. Northwest Wyoming. Many days march from nearest teeming masses. Howdy!

Howdy, and welcome NW WY (from CWC MT:-)
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Post by: westeringsun on October 13, 2007, 08:01:00 am
Hey all-
SB fan checking in from near the muddy banks of the Wishkah, western WA. 
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Post by: Defuz on October 15, 2007, 10:01:03 pm
Defuz from Louisiana checking in. Glad to be here.
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Post by: Jcmcn5 on October 19, 2007, 07:09:49 pm
New reader here and contributor to Survivalblog.  I hate to admit this, but live in central NJ, and am curious to know anyone's thoughts about potential retreat locations in central PA, which is within striking distance of where I live.  For a variety of reasons that are not relevant to this thread, a retreat further away is not really on option for me.  Basically, I'm looking for what I can reasonably do.  Staying put here in the most densely populated region of the most densely populated state is not a reasonable option for me shoud the SHTF.   Does anyone know PA well?  Any thoughts on areas in PA worth looking at?
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Post by: Roy J. Tellason on October 20, 2007, 01:05:28 am
New reader here and contributor to Survivalblog.  I hate to admit this, but live in central NJ,

Yikes!  :-)

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and am curious to know anyone's thoughts about potential retreat locations in central PA, which is within striking distance of where I live.

Depends on what you might consider a reasonable distance...

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For a variety of reasons that are not relevant to this thread, a retreat further away is not really on option for me.  Basically, I'm looking for what I can reasonably do.  Staying put here in the most densely populated region of the most densely populated state is not a reasonable option for me shoud the SHTF.   Does anyone know PA well?  Any thoughts on areas in PA worth looking at?

Further out than you probably wanna go...

I moved to PA in 1978,  to GTFO of NYC.  I've watched intersections near here that were a couple of two-lane roads with only a stop sign for one direction turn into eight lanes in both directions (I kid you not!) with all sorts of fancy "traffic control devices" having been put in.  I've watched one development after another popping up,  and the last time I went out saw where they were starting still more,  in what had been open farmland.  You could describe where I am as roughly on one edge of the Harrisburg metro area.  Go anywhere east of here and it gets worse.  And Philly is 3 hours from here,  dunno how far you might be...

I haven't tracked land prices around here.  A few years back we did a brief exploration of the idea of getting a modular as opposed to some of the other options,  and at that point in time typical prices ran anywhere from 10 to 30 thousand _an acre_ anywhere around here.  Prices varying of course by where.  And the development continues unabated so far, with them folks coming around and finding some old farmer that's tired of it and waving big wads of cash in their faces.

I'm still not in a position to buy land,  or to set things up like I want to,  but am coming to the conclusion that what I want to do ain't gonna happen anywhere around here,  no how no way.

The change in what used to be US 22 to I-78 and such stuff has resulted in the Lehigh Valley (Allentown, etc.) becoming _a bedroom community for NYC_,  a fact that called itself to my attention during the 9-11 aftermath.  Which then means the same crap is going on in The Poconos,  too.

My thinking is tending somewhat west of here,  and perhaps a bit south as well.
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Post by: Jcmcn5 on October 20, 2007, 06:43:28 pm
Thanks for the response. 

You pretty much confirmed what I was afraid of.  NJ has become a gigantic suburb.  I wouldn't even call it a suburb -- it's more like an urban area.  Just driving down Rte 9 on a Saturday afternoon, or anywhere between 3-5 pm on a weekday gives me a terrifying vision of what could happen here if everyone's trying to GTFO.  I was afraid that much of it was already moving west into PA.   Not sure what I'm going to do.  I was thinking perhaps somewhere a bit northeast of Harrisburg, though I don't want anything to do with the Poconos.  There must be pockets somewhere that are not in the direct path of developments, especially now that the sub-prime mortgage market has taken the wind out of the development insanity.  PA's a big state.  Any thoughts on where to go to research the various areas?
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Post by: Roy J. Tellason on October 21, 2007, 12:59:34 am
Thanks for the response. 

You pretty much confirmed what I was afraid of.  NJ has become a gigantic suburb.  I wouldn't even call it a suburb -- it's more like an urban area.  Just driving down Rte 9 on a Saturday afternoon, or anywhere between 3-5 pm on a weekday gives me a terrifying vision of what could happen here if everyone's trying to GTFO.

Worse yet,  I have a son living in NYC...

Some SF novels talk about a "mega-city" that extends from oh,  Boston down past DC.  I think from what I've seen that we're already well on the way to having that.

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I was afraid that much of it was already moving west into PA.   Not sure what I'm going to do.  I was thinking perhaps somewhere a bit northeast of Harrisburg, though I don't want anything to do with the Poconos.  There must be pockets somewhere that are not in the direct path of developments, especially now that the sub-prime mortgage market has taken the wind out of the development insanity.  PA's a big state.  Any thoughts on where to go to research the various areas?

NE of Hbg?   I don't see anything to recommend that area in particular.  Heck,  I landed in Berks County when I moved to PA.  There are an awful lot of other folks "moving out" of major urban areas,  a lot of hispanics and others in all sorts of places around here (Lebanon,  Reading,  etc.) and who are driving the costs of housing up.

They have a pretty active tourist promotion industry going on.  This means visitor centers well stocked with all sorts of literature,  lots of free maps,  etc. and I would imagine that most of that stuff is online.   There's also a fair amount online about state parks and forests,  and other things.  Getting a hold of a bunch of that info and using it in reverse, to rule stuff out,  might be one way to deal with it.

Bear in mind that not only is the development spreading out from Philly in all directions,  it's also spreading out from Pittsburgh,  too,  though not to the same extent (yet?).

PA also has a very strong authoritarian tradition that's rubbed me the wrong way since I moved here.  School districts are a separate taxing entity besides the local,  municipal,  county,  and state stuff,  and then there's all this nuisance stuff like "occupation privilege tax" which gets sucked out of your first paycheck if you can't prove to them that you've already paid it that year.   Used to be minimal,  like $10-15, but this year it was $54 and I sure as hell couldn't afford it.

The local and school taxes are on a per capita basis,   but that's only where you live.  Own property and there are also local and school taxes on _it_,  too.

Some places get into other weird stuff.  York County, for example,  had some sort of a tax on "valuables" where if you owned any stocks,  gold,  jewelry,  etc. you were supposed to let them know and pay tax on that too.

Lancaster folks (some of them) decided that they wanted a hotel and convention center.  So there was this basically abandoned empty place right downtown that was an old department store they picked for it.  To finance that they levied a "room tax" on all of the hotels and motels in the county -- basicaly those folks being forced to finance their competition!

I could probably go on at length about this but am gonna stop here...
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Post by: Jcmcn5 on October 23, 2007, 08:44:54 pm
You outline a pretty grim scenario.  Can't say I disagree with much though.  I think we do indeed have a super-city like entity all along the East Coast right now.  Certainly the entire coast of NJ, 25 miles inland from the coast is one giant urban area like I wrote earlier.  It's depressing really. I grew up in northern NJ.  It was no rural paradise, but where I was a boy we could play in the woods all day without seeing anyone.  I think you'd have to go to the Pine Barrens to find that degree of forest today.

We have much the same tax structure on NJ.  Taxes are levied at the State level, the county level and the municila level.  And like you the Board of Ed is its own taxing entity.  Around here, politicians run on the platform of how they "only" raised taxes by 5% per year.  Can you believe that? One party is just as bad as the other.  I joke with my wife (not really a joke, more like dismay) that only in NJ can policians  say the exact same thing as their opponents (we'll lower your taxes and end corruption), and yet somehow they manage to vehemently disagree with each other.  It's like a comic opera without the comedy.

Oh well.  My choices right now are limited.  NJ is not a long term option, but financial, professional and personal ties prevent me from moving further west right now.  While PA may not be the optimal choice, I think you'd agree that it can't be any worse than NJ.

Good luck to you.

John McNamara
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Gypsy on November 05, 2007, 12:58:18 pm
Greeting from a one room (unfinished) cabin in the middle of nowhere.

Anybody know about or have plans for a wind turbine tower (60+ ft)

PS. i don't have access to a crane.
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Post by: EDDE on January 22, 2008, 07:03:56 am
*click*  :wave:
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Post by: Native on January 27, 2008, 10:30:13 pm
Geographic center of Tennessee checking in.  :ph34r:
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Rob24 on January 28, 2008, 11:30:06 am
Hello All. Fairly new reader of survivalblog. Came to the forum to seek like minded individuals who are "crazy", "doomsdayers", "paranoid" ect.  ^_^

On the west coast, (Ca) hope to get to know you all soon.

GYPSY: Check www.treehugger.com They have a wealth of information on "off grid" topics including Solar and residential wind turbines.

Go to "how to green" and then click the topic of lights.

"green"/"enviromental websites are great for those looking to be self sufficient because in an age where being "green" isn't very popular the whole movement pretty much is founded on self sufficiency. I have even seen links to manufacturers that make houses that are completly self sufficient from power to water and sewage! Check'em out. Take care.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Dare2BFree on January 28, 2008, 12:18:44 pm
Welcome to all the recent new members! 


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I have even seen links to manufacturers that make houses that are completly self sufficient from power to water and sewage!

If you would share some of these, I'm sure that it would be much appreciated.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Rob24 on January 28, 2008, 12:29:58 pm
I'll see if I can go back and find the adds.
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Post by: Dare2BFree on January 28, 2008, 01:32:30 pm
I'm sorry Rob - I misread your earlier post.  I thought you already had the links.... I didn't realize that you were speaking of the ads off of the site you linked earlier.  I should pay more attention when reading. 
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Rob24 on January 28, 2008, 01:59:16 pm
LOL its ok. I'm kinda busy right now but i'll get to it asap.

Meanwhile if you want to do your own searches I recommend doing searches for "sustainable living" "sustainable homes" ...lifestyle ect. You can often find applicable information on sprouting/gardening, farming, hatcheries, lighting.. it really goes hand in hand with survivalist/retreat mentality. ttyl
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Resurgam on January 28, 2008, 02:55:47 pm
I've "checked in" in the main forum, but I thought I'd let everyone know that I too found this great forum via Mr. Rawles' excellent Survival Blog.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Armageddon2012 on February 14, 2008, 04:13:41 am
Hi all , I'm in Las Vegas from Texas.
 
 P.S. How do you start New Threads here, Cant find New Topic Button ???
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Post by: Dare2BFree on February 14, 2008, 06:18:14 am
You can start new threads after you have posted 5 times.  It's our way of keeping out spammers.

Oh, and welcome  :)
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Post by: Armageddon2012 on February 14, 2008, 07:32:02 am
Thanks for the INFO , I have 6 posts now , I guess I'm not a Spamcan !!! :mellow:
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Post by: yuppy on February 20, 2008, 01:52:55 am
hi guys!~  ive been reading the blog for over a year.... i didnt even know there was a forum

i just kind of checked it off and on! nice site guys!

Hawkeye Nation checking in
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Post by: Get Ready on February 20, 2008, 09:24:00 am
Survivalblog reader from Southern Idaho.
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Post by: TheOtherChris on February 23, 2008, 02:41:23 pm
Checking in from SE Idaho.

I am yet another who found this site from a link from Rawles.

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Post by: powderfinger on February 27, 2008, 05:12:28 pm
Survival Blog reader from Ohio.  Rawles got me started down the road to real preparedness.
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Post by: vonhismean on February 27, 2008, 09:34:33 pm
New member from Oklahoma.
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Post by: Captain_Marvel on February 28, 2008, 07:06:44 pm
I currently live in the suburbs of St. Louis. My buddy and I have decided to start our own group and locate our retreat somewhere in either Southern Missouri or Northern Arkansas.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Lone Voice on March 09, 2008, 05:22:18 am
Hello fellow SurvivalBlog readers.

I'm from the land of (un)opportunity, the former Golden State, the home of Ronald Reagan, that in the past twenty years has turned into a liberal/socialist society that makes me fear the future.

Yep; California.  The good news: I live in the Central Valley of Northern California, in a rural community in a semi-rural county where individualism is still respected, water and farmland is still plentiful, and there are plenty of like minded people in my small community.

The bad news?  It's still in California...

Anyway, I'm here for the same reason as most of you; Mr. Rawles provided the link a while back.  I just now got around to registering...
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Post by: Skorgu on March 12, 2008, 06:29:53 am
Checking in from a major metropolitan area on the east coast. Exceedingly happy to be here, many thanks to Mr. Rawles for pointing in the right direction.
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Post by: BillS on March 12, 2008, 06:30:35 pm
Survival Blog reader here from southern NH.  New to the forum and the blog.
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Post by: Bossmech on March 14, 2008, 07:26:08 pm
Hello everyone. I'm another Survivalblog reader. I have recently been tuning into these sites. Very cool stuff. Great info. At last, knowledge and support with like-minded folks. A real treat. Thanks.
JC
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Post by: choprdb on March 17, 2008, 07:42:59 pm
Hello......... I live in Connecticut  :angry:, I am really glad to find other people that think like me  ^_^
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Post by: JMeadows on March 19, 2008, 01:40:47 am
I read it regularly also. Kiwi - a New Zealander  :mellow:
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Post by: Polearm on March 27, 2008, 11:45:32 am
Hello;

Another Blog Reader joining up finally.  Been reading the archives and the like for a couple of weeks to get caught up.

I live in Canada, all tucked away down there...
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Post by: Junker on March 27, 2008, 12:38:44 pm
Keen. Canada and NZed. Nice avatar, Kiwi- golden ratio, I guess?
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Post by: JMeadows on March 30, 2008, 05:33:19 pm
Keen. Canada and NZed. Nice avatar, Kiwi- golden ratio, I guess?

Yup, well done  ^_^
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: capowolf on May 03, 2008, 12:25:27 am
Hello from southern California. Glad to be part of the group.


Lee
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Post by: idahobob on May 03, 2008, 10:16:20 am
Checking in from North Central Idaho.

Looks like soon to migrate to Montana.

"Movin' to Montana Soon"......Frank Zappa

Bob
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Post by: Southern Survivor on May 10, 2008, 02:24:29 pm
Hello all from the backwoods of North Alabama

S. S.
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Post by: Seminole98 on May 20, 2008, 10:29:16 pm
Hollering in from the world's smallest (nearly) self-sufficient farm - Capitol Hill, Washington, DC!
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Post by: foxtrot on May 29, 2008, 11:50:25 am
Mr Foxtrot here just found this link on JWR site.
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Post by: sambaguy on June 07, 2008, 02:37:38 pm
hi... i'm trying to introduce my own topic, but i don't seem able.  I'm trying to find out if you can get to western Idaho by going up the Snake River from the Pacific.  Any help?
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Post by: FreeTraveler on June 07, 2008, 02:55:31 pm
Welcome! You have to post 5 replies before you can start your own thread. This is to prevent spamming of the board.
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Post by: Slaphappy on June 24, 2008, 06:17:38 pm
Hello... SurvivalBlog reader in West Virginia.  Currently closer to civilization than I'm comfortable with but hoping to move a bit further out soon.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Bossmech on July 06, 2008, 04:46:59 pm
Survival Blog reader and active "Prepper", checking in from eastern SD.
LET FREEDOM RING ! ! !
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Post by: gebbeth on July 07, 2008, 11:45:05 pm
John in southern Louisiana checking in.
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Post by: armedanddangerous on July 22, 2008, 07:33:55 pm
Hello... SurvivalBlog reader in West Virginia.  Currently closer to civilization than I'm comfortable with but hoping to move a bit further out soon.
Greetings..Boone Co. West Virginia hereabouts... :mellow:
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Post by: sharp_shepherd on August 13, 2008, 04:05:10 pm
A new survival blog reader from Colorado checking in and just starting to get my stuff in order.  Thank God i have a supportive wife and kids that love "practicing" together.
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Post by: coloradohermit on August 13, 2008, 08:35:30 pm
Welcome aboard fellow Coloradan! Between survivalblog.com and TMM, you're among lots of good people with lots of fantastic experience to share .
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Post by: hoopy on August 17, 2008, 01:00:26 am
Greetings!  SurvivalBlog reader checking in from east central IL
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Post by: NuclearDruid on August 17, 2008, 06:36:27 am
Welcome Hoopy from the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi in the SW corner of the state.

ND
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Post by: thinkprepared.net on August 30, 2008, 08:36:52 am
Hello from PA! I have been reading survivalblog from quite some tima and even write in every once in a while.
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Post by: Hollywoodgold on September 15, 2008, 04:00:24 pm
Checking in from the Wake of Ike. Will post some info on Ike that may be of interest to SurBloggers.

South Central Texas.

BR/DS
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Post by: Nomads2 on September 16, 2008, 05:58:04 pm
Another SurvivalBlog reader checking in.  DH and I are full-time RVers, currently camped in Colorado.  Home is where we park it.  Which presents some interesting challenges from a survival perspective.  Still working on the details.

 :hello:
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: MK-ORION on September 17, 2008, 07:42:03 pm
I've read Survival Blog since it's launch.  Read Patriots before that.  Once say a guy at an airport reading Patriots.  I said "hi" and informed him I had read that novel too and wanted to know if he thought things would ever get that bad.  He replied "only a matter of time".
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Paleo Pat on September 22, 2008, 10:23:05 am
I'm here too! I enjoy the Blog. Run one myself!

It's http://www.politicalbyline.com
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: ProGun3400 on September 23, 2008, 01:02:06 am
Checking in from Illinois. Been a fan of Rawles since reading Patriots in the 90's.
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Post by: Scarmiglione' on September 23, 2008, 06:34:27 am
Once you guys get five replies under your belts anywhere on the entire forum, the software knows you aren't spammers and will let you create new threads and discussion topics, including right here dedicated to Survivalblog.  :)
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: fcb98292 on September 23, 2008, 03:30:27 pm
Checking in from Camano Island, one hour North of Seattle, along the beautiful Puget Sound.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: dingir_xul on October 04, 2008, 11:16:09 pm
Hello, everyone. Southwestern Ohio checking in. A bad place to be WTSHTF. Speaking of fans, I'm a big fan of Survival Blog.

Andrew
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: ShortyDawkins on October 04, 2008, 11:21:57 pm
Hello, everyone. Southwestern Ohio checking in. A bad place to be WTSHTF. Speaking of fans, I'm a big fan of Survival Blog.

Andrew

Welcome to TMM!! Hope to hear more from you.

Shorty Dawkins
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: dingir_xul on October 05, 2008, 12:13:51 am
Thanks, Shorty. I'm doing a bit of reading around the forum first, and then I'll get a-posting...
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Large on October 08, 2008, 11:03:21 am
Northwest Oregon here.


"Hang on Indy, we're goin' for a ride!"
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: AKBarratt on October 19, 2008, 05:38:02 pm
Checking in here from the frozen north. Kenai Peninsula Alaska.

Horribly unprepared, but aware and working on it. Lucky to have roots in a close knit semi-remote community.
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Post by: SouthHoosierHills on November 06, 2008, 10:46:12 am
Checking in from the hills of southern Indiana.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: freewoman on November 06, 2008, 07:45:26 pm
Checking in from the hills of southern Indiana.

I'm not a SurvivalBlog reader, but I couldn't resist greeting someone with the username "SouthHoosierHills".  My dad is from Evansville (born in KY, moved to Evansville when he was 3), and many of my family members still live in that area.  Last summer I went to a family reunion at Holiday World, which was a lot of fun.  I enjoyed driving through the hills--I love mountains but I'm in Florida for now, darn it! 

So welcome to these here parts!
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Post by: yonah on November 28, 2008, 08:25:06 am
Checking in from Georgia. Been reading SurvivalBlog for 2+ yrs and prepping as well.  :mellow:
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Post by: Happy on November 29, 2008, 10:26:10 am
Another Rawles fan from the state of Missouri.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: ShortyDawkins on November 29, 2008, 10:33:34 am
Checking in from Georgia. Been reading SurvivalBlog for 2+ yrs and prepping as well.  :mellow:

Welcome yonah! Pull up a chair. Enjoy the companionship.

Shorty Dawkins
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Post by: CrazyNut on December 12, 2008, 12:55:03 pm
I just found this site and the Survivalblog recently. I have some questions that I hope some of you on this site might be able to answer:

1)  How have people been able to find their retreats?  Did you already live in the area and knew some places that migth be for sale?  I have used Landflip to look but they appear to only have a small listing in states like Wyoming and Montana.  In other states, like Idaho, they have nothing.

2)  I would like to consider buying basic store items, like rice and grain.  Where is the best location to find un-milled grain?  On the Survivalblog site someone mentioned not tryign to store rice.  What is the rationale behind this?  Leading into Y2K we stocked up on rice by placing it into plastic containers and put a bayleaf or two in the package.  Never had any issues with the rice.

3)  What are some good books to have for reference?  I would suspect one on simple cooking and medicine care would be good.  Probably a couple on gardening.  What else am I missing.

4)  What are people buying as far as commo gear?  I have seen some Motorola 2-way walkie talkies on eBay and just wonder if these would work.

5)  For families with small kids what are people doing?  We already homeschool but if we move to an isolated area they will have few other kids to play with, if any at all.  How have other families dealt with this?

6)  If I can get the property I would like to have goats and chickens as food sources.  I understand what is needed to take care of chickens.  How much effort is raising goats?  What about is I want to get some to get milk with? 

I have a lot more questions but will leave at these.  Appreciate any replies that might be given.   
Title: Growing our own in Melbourne- Self-Sufficient Gardens Report
Post by: daniel moss on December 13, 2008, 05:42:04 am
check it out

A research project discussing sustainable, self-sufficiency gardening in Melbourne has found that is an increasing trend. The report highlights broader influences impacting on community ability, and uncovers a variety of community gardens and educational opportunities.  The research involved consultation with many participants at the forefront of community and self sufficient garden solutions.   

It includes a holistic consideration of the topic and explores a diversity of options available. This project could also be of value to compare to other cities and highlights some innovative activities to develop local community food security through growing our own food, herbs and beneficial use plants.
 
full report @
http://growingourown.wordpress.com/ 
     
Overview of research findings.
 
What influences the Melbourne community’s ability to garden for self-sufficiency in a sustainable manner?
 
A redefinition of waterwise gardening that includes edible plants may be necessary.
 
All self sufficiency or food gardeners across Melbourne need support in keeping their productive gardens producing in a drying climate. The active Melbourne garden community has recognised this and has developed the grassroots network, the Food Gardeners Alliance, as well as many innovative projects and partnerships.
 
A significant number of respondents interpreted sustainable and self sufficient as the same thing, whereas others shared the assumptions of the research that self sufficiency gardening was the act of, or outcome of productive gardening, and sustainable was the preferred garden method.
 
Respondents attributed a variety of interconnecting variables and themes that were leading to an increase in self sufficiency gardening in the community and offered a range of anecdotal evidence to support their opinions. The far majority of respondents referred to environment-related issues.
 
One of the most common suggestions from respondents was that growing environmental awareness in the community has led more people to make the connection to growing their own food. Drought is having a strong impact. According to varied views, climate change is encouraging people into self sufficient gardening, while its impact on hydrological regimes is significantly deterring and impeding others.
 
Food plants require a lot of water, and water restrictions were found to be a significant problem for food growing at home and in community gardens. However, it appears that a number of people in the community are moving toward sustainable gardening practices before giving up altogether. There is need and opportunity for water conservation in the vegetable patch.
 
Perceived health benefits are encouraging food growing, due to quality, freshness, nutrition and therapeutic benefit. Health benefits are tied in with the embrace of organics and a rejection of chemicals in the garden. The cost of food is also a factor, as was the broader costs of living. Economic conditions could become another significant influence, and concern about community food security is growing, though the food miles concept is having more impact.
 
From the perspective of the research findings, as a concept, sustainable gardening is currently much more prevalent on the minds of the community than self sufficiency gardening. The variable of gardener effort may be at play here, simply due to the fact that it may be easier to keep your garden alive, but not as easy to keep it productive in these times of low rainfall.
 
School “kitchen gardens” and “public access community gardens” were found; along with permaculture and therapeutic gardens; to be in a healthy state of growth. Equally strong was an availability of educational opportunities for the home and communal gardener; innovative new projects which are turning home produce gardens into communally shared spaces; a variety of organisational and community partnerships, broader sustainable living campaigns including food growing, as well as an increase in local and bioregional garden networks.
 
Community food security is necessary. We should look at the phenomenal growth potential of self sufficiency gardening offers at a communal level. The networks are developing and growing…..
 
The full report can be accessed @ http://growingourown.wordpress.com/
 
I hope the report and the large list of links on the blog helps develop more understanding on these issues. Feel free to add comments on the blog or email me @ danielchristophermoss@gmail.com
http://growingourown.wordpress.com/

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Post by: archer on December 13, 2008, 11:44:00 am
Been Reading SurvivalBlog for a couple of months. Here for a couple of weeks! Thought I was prepared but after reading Patriots I realize that I haven't even started. Wife is on board and we are ramping up. Not very remote here in the hills of southern Ohio but we are rural and out of the way. Looking forward to many interesting posts and better discussion!
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Post by: CrazyNut on December 13, 2008, 12:53:10 pm
I just ordered the Patriot but in many ways have been doing small things for a little while.  Archer, like you I am far from being ready.  I've been busy the last couple of weeks going through items that I need.  The most pressing and the hardest to procure at this point will be the property.  I need to sell my house here in Florida so I can move West.  The housing/banking issues is going to make this very difficult.
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Post by: Billybob Cornfed on December 13, 2008, 09:58:02 pm
Anyone in north east AZ - Navajo Country - or in NM, AZ, interested in correspondence - please e-mail jlors@hotmail.com
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Post by: padre29 on December 13, 2008, 11:36:10 pm
Been Reading SurvivalBlog for a couple of months. Here for a couple of weeks! Thought I was prepared but after reading Patriots I realize that I haven't even started. Wife is on board and we are ramping up. Not very remote here in the hills of southern Ohio but we are rural and out of the way. Looking forward to many interesting posts and better discussion!

Welcome Aboard Archer!
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Post by: padre29 on December 13, 2008, 11:37:33 pm
I just ordered the Patriot but in many ways have been doing small things for a little while.  Archer, like you I am far from being ready.  I've been busy the last couple of weeks going through items that I need.  The most pressing and the hardest to procure at this point will be the property.  I need to sell my house here in Florida so I can move West.  The housing/banking issues is going to make this very difficult.

Indeed, lean times indeed, welcome aboard CrazyNut.
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Post by: padre29 on December 13, 2008, 11:38:31 pm
Anyone in north east AZ - Navajo Country - or in NM, AZ, interested in correspondence - please e-mail jlors@hotmail.com

Welcome to TMM Billybob Cornfed...
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Post by: MamaLiberty on December 15, 2008, 08:06:01 am
I've been looking all over here and can't find a link to the actual "survivalblog" anywhere. Someone gave it to me once, but I don't have it now. New people looking in here won't have it either. Maybe someone could put a list of resources at the top of this board and sticky it so new folks could have access to them. Just an idea... ML
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Post by: Hollywoodgold on December 15, 2008, 09:52:58 am
I've been looking all over here and can't find a link to the actual "survivalblog" anywhere. Someone gave it to me once, but I don't have it now. New people looking in here won't have it either. Maybe someone could put a list of resources at the top of this board and sticky it so new folks could have access to them. Just an idea... ML

ML:

Here is the link.

BR/DS

http://www.survivalblog.com/
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Post by: bearman on December 18, 2008, 10:33:11 pm
Bearman from Montana checking in; living in my surplus missile site now.

Found this site from a link off http://www.survivalblog.com
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Post by: synchro on December 21, 2008, 10:18:04 am
synchro here from S/W Colorado.
Found the Gray 90's during Y2K prep when
we retreated to the bunker and have yet to see
fit to emerge. 
Been reading Survivalblog for a long time,
today I finally hit the forum button.
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Post by: coloradohermit on December 21, 2008, 04:16:58 pm
Welcome aboard fellow Coloradan! Not exactly neighbors, central CO here, but same state of mind.
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Post by: TheSurvivalist on January 12, 2009, 08:38:18 am
Hello all!  Upstate NY here...looking to meet other like-minded folks.  Own over 60 acres and building my Safe Haven, taking applications for those in the area looking for such a place should SHTF.
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Post by: CrazyNut on January 13, 2009, 01:04:22 pm
I'm looking for a group in North Central Florida if anyone is looking.  If anyone/group might be interested, send a message and I can give more details on what my family and I can offer.
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Post by: Large on January 13, 2009, 11:33:21 pm
Hello all. Another left coaster situated in Portland, bOregon, pun intended. Ended up here from SB as well. Great site, Great archives. Hope to be of some help here.
If anyone needs help with extermination or pest prevention, feel free to ask.
James
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Post by: Mr. Enfield on January 17, 2009, 06:05:11 pm
Hello Folks,

     Newbie here from Maritime Canada.  Been reading SurvivalBlog since last summer but this is my first post to this forum.

   
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Post by: lynne on January 19, 2009, 09:21:26 pm
 ^_^ SurvivalBlog reader checking in!!
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Post by: Canadian Mamma on January 19, 2009, 09:35:30 pm
Hello Folks,

     Newbie here from Maritime Canada.  Been reading SurvivalBlog since last summer but this is my first post to this forum.

   

Welcome Mr. Enfield,

Fellow Canadian from Ont/Quebec area here, I  had the supreme pleasure of spending the spring/beginning of the summer in Nova Scotia/Nouveau Brunswick/Cape Breton scouting out a retreat.  Have you been to the Annapolis Valley?  Locked eyes on it near the Minas Basin/Bay of Fundy and man I fell in love..Compared to land prices around here dirt dog cheap too( relatively)....... One of God's chosen places those Martimes....
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Post by: Canadian Mamma on January 19, 2009, 09:58:17 pm
^_^ SurvivalBlog reader checking in!!

Welcome Lynne,

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Post by: CrazyNut on January 20, 2009, 03:34:52 pm
Welcome aboard Mr. Enfield and Lynne.
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Post by: anvil on January 22, 2009, 01:51:43 am
hi from left coast soon to be in  Montana  
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Post by: Hill_Top_Gunner on January 23, 2009, 11:15:15 am
hi from left coast soon to be in  Montana  

 hey gang, already in montana and i aint leaving
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Post by: feralman on January 26, 2009, 05:56:39 pm
Hello Folks,

I publish books promoting Self-Reliance. You can see these titles here: http://processmediainc.com/titles/selfreliance/

We're just about to publish a book called "Depression 2.0: Creative Strategies for Tough Economic Times."

We're also researching a book on TEOTWAWKI and how people are coping with it, in retreats or other ways. For this book I'm looking for sites (beyond the great SurvivalBlog site) that has individuals looking for retreats, or people looking for assistance at their own retreats. I know that SurvivalBlog.com has some of this already, but I'm trying to find others. I'm most interested in practical ways people are doing communities or smaller-sized ways. Food, water sources, shelter, community (or not).

In any case, I'm open to communicate with anyone on these subjects these troubling but not unexpected days.

I can be reached at adamparfrey@gmail.com or info@processmediainc.com

All my best wishes,

Adam Parfrey



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Post by: Robgreene5 on February 06, 2009, 02:14:23 pm
Hello, All!

Rob from Maine, glad to be aboard!!  Keep your powder dry!!
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Post by: supernova on February 23, 2009, 04:38:11 am
I really enjoy that site so much, and I recommend it to others as the best place for Survival information.

Supernova
Old Dominion
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Post by: knobster on February 23, 2009, 05:29:32 am
Whoops.  I should have checked in about a month ago...

I'm in the outskirts of Grand Rapids, MI.  Stuck right between Detroit and Chicago - how lucky for me. :icon_pale:
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Post by: Who...me? on February 26, 2009, 04:40:22 pm
South Central, PA here
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Post by: Placer on February 26, 2009, 06:54:48 pm
Hello All,
I'm a farmer from SE/NE PA (gray area where it could be N or S).  Anyway, been a survialblog reader for a little while and just finsihed reading Patriot (took less then a day to read, couldn't put it down).
Anyway, we milk cows, make cheese, beef, pigs, chicken etc.  Pretty diversified operation.  Looking into setting up with some alternative power to run the well and such.  Hoping to discuss with like minded individuals on this site.
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Post by: Klapton Isgod on February 26, 2009, 07:54:17 pm
Hiya.  Lehigh Valley here, though I'll be selling and moving this spring.
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Post by: Placer on February 26, 2009, 08:15:08 pm
Hi there, I'm lehigh valley also (not quite SE, but not quite NE PA).
Where are you buggin out to?
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Post by: Klapton Isgod on March 01, 2009, 05:08:57 pm
Hi there, I'm lehigh valley also (not quite SE, but not quite NE PA).
Where are you buggin out to?


Once we sell, going to stay with my parents in western WA while we find our land.  While I love the climate and topography of western WA Cascades, prices are high, and county governments are oppressive.  I'm leaning toward northern ID or Western MT for where we will eventually buy.  We plan to pay CASH for the land, well, septic, and a mobil home.  Over the next several years, we will build our homestead and build a log home.  I learned how from these guys:  http://www.loghomebuilders.org/ .
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Post by: Hollywoodgold on March 01, 2009, 07:39:35 pm
Hello All,
I'm a farmer from SE/NE PA (gray area where it could be N or S).  Anyway, been a survialblog reader for a little while and just finsihed reading Patriot (took less then a day to read, couldn't put it down).
Anyway, we milk cows, make cheese, beef, pigs, chicken etc.  Pretty diversified operation.  Looking into setting up with some alternative power to run the well and such.  Hoping to discuss with like minded individuals on this site.


Placer:

You sound to have an enviable start on your self sufficiency. Is your operation a grass/grazing based operation or do you feed grain? I am very interested in grazing chickens and pork as well as cattle. In the middle of my research now.

Welcome aboard and there are many on the Forum that can share ideas on what you need/want.

DS
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Post by: Placer on March 01, 2009, 08:29:09 pm
Hey hollywood,
Our dairy and beef operations are 100% grass.  The pigs and chickens get grain (pigs get whey from the cheesemaking).
Hopefully, I can get some other preparations done this year to help with long term food storage (canning, fermenting, etc).
If you need any info on your livestock endevors feel free to ask.
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Post by: Hollywoodgold on March 02, 2009, 06:47:22 am
Hey hollywood,
Our dairy and beef operations are 100% grass.  The pigs and chickens get grain (pigs get whey from the cheesemaking).
Hopefully, I can get some other preparations done this year to help with long term food storage (canning, fermenting, etc).
If you need any info on your livestock endevors feel free to ask.


Placer:

We may need to move to another thread to discuss this, and thanks for the offer. I am wondering how to let pigs graze without causing serious damage to the pasture. Any thoughts?

DS
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Post by: Klapton Isgod on March 02, 2009, 06:42:05 pm
Hey hollywood,
Our dairy and beef operations are 100% grass.  The pigs and chickens get grain (pigs get whey from the cheesemaking).
Hopefully, I can get some other preparations done this year to help with long term food storage (canning, fermenting, etc).
If you need any info on your livestock endevors feel free to ask.


Placer:

We may need to move to another thread to discuss this, and thanks for the offer. I am wondering how to let pigs graze without causing serious damage to the pasture. Any thoughts?

DS

From what I've been reading, your best bet is to use movable electric fencing, and move them before they overgraze and start rooting.
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Post by: watkin29 on March 19, 2009, 08:08:12 pm
Hey everyone, I've been a long time reader of survivalblog but never been active on this forum so I just thought I'd say hi from Salt Lake City.
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Post by: Who...me? on March 19, 2009, 09:26:44 pm
Hi there watkin29 and welcome. As well as political discourse,  there is preparedness info and allot of nice folks.
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Post by: Hillbilly123069 on March 29, 2009, 03:32:20 am
A reader from central illinois
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Post by: Doc November on March 30, 2009, 09:25:22 pm
Hi, y'all! This is my first post on this forum, and I'm checking in from the SouthEast.  Thank you, Mr. Rawles, for sharing your wisdom with us all.    We've been beefing up our prepping, and have found great guidance from your writings.
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Post by: Limbic on April 01, 2009, 02:27:45 pm
HEY FROM RI/VT
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Post by: Who...me? on April 01, 2009, 05:02:41 pm
Welcome Hillbilly, Doc and Limbic.

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Post by: libertygal78 on April 07, 2009, 08:44:28 pm
Hi All,

  I have been a SurvivalBlog reader for the last several months, and have been becoming more & more interested in freedom, liberty and survivalism over the past year or so.

  Though I've become very interested in survivalism and prepping for when TSHTF, unfortunately because of certain current life circumstances, I am at the moment, trapped in suburbia, and have been unable to make any concrete preparations for TEOTWAWKI. In the meantime though, I am trying to read and learn as much as I can until I have the means and ability to take more tangible steps.

  I look forward to getting to know, and become friends with you!

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Post by: vanderosa on April 09, 2009, 12:11:20 pm
Hello everyone,  I have been visiting survivalblog for several years.  Thanks to Mr. Rawles for his knowledge and sound advice.
                        We are from rural Missouri and not a day goes by without working to be more prepared.
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Post by: Leaflock on April 11, 2009, 10:03:59 pm
I found SurvivalBlog via a now forgotten e-news article nearly a year ago, and it's been a near-daily source of inspiration and valuable info.  Keep up the good work, JWR.
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Post by: DirtyLowDown on May 09, 2009, 10:50:31 pm
Fellow Forum Members,

I, too, enjoy Survival Blog and I am from the Piedmont Area of NC.

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Post by: 155grain on May 11, 2009, 05:49:56 pm
Checking in.
Figured if MMF was mentioned on JWR's site then it must be pretty OK

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Post by: Who...me? on May 11, 2009, 09:05:09 pm
Checking in.
Figured is MMF was mentioned on JWR's site then it must be pretty OK



And it is 155grain, take a look around and enjoy. Many topics are discussed here and there is much to learn.
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Post by: FUBAR on May 15, 2009, 05:50:38 pm
I'm one too.  SB's how I found this place.
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Post by: DirtyLowDown on May 16, 2009, 11:44:03 pm
Howdy, Clark a.k.a. vwbaybus!

So, is your handle the name of your vehicle?  If so, how good would you say it is as a survival vehicle?

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Post by: megahurtz on May 26, 2009, 06:23:00 pm
Hello,
New from Southern MexiTaxifornia
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Post by: Hollywoodgold on May 26, 2009, 10:21:44 pm
Hello,
New from Southern MexiTaxifornia

Hey Mega:

There are many here who have either done time in SoCal or still live there. Dip in and join the fray.

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Post by: Zookeeper on May 26, 2009, 11:35:23 pm
Hello Megahurtz,
Welcome I lived in Southern Calee for 15 years. You will like it here.
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Post by: megahurtz on May 27, 2009, 04:09:34 pm
Thank you! I have been reading alot of the posts on here and reading alot of the survival blog. GREAT STUFF! I also have been speaking to my wife about prepping and she is all for it. First stop. the gun shop!...My 17 yr old daughter thinks I am going to be doing all this for the end of the world and also says we are paranoid but it will be easy to turn her from the "dark side"  lol My 14 yr old son and I were looking at rifles last night and he found  one that will be good starters for us and then he wants to become the "sniper" of our retreat. He is very enthusiastic about prepping which is good for me because it will help us stay close and I can keep his young skull full of mush on the right track. Also, my brothers' roommate is a manager of a bookstore and i asked her to check on Patriots and Crisis Preparedness Handbook. I will get these by this weekend, if she doesnt have to order them and can't wait to start digesting them.
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Post by: dlvrme on May 28, 2009, 11:56:13 pm
Hello!  I am new here too! Wow, this is a big forum!  I know there are no shortcuts in life, but I think I need a Cliffs notes version before TSHTF.
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Post by: livinright on May 29, 2009, 12:09:13 am
Ha! This IS the cliff notes. Sorry. :)
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Post by: dlvrme on May 29, 2009, 12:25:25 am
Well then, I've come to the right place....and i bought my first shotgun yesterday (ok, I know its a .410.....baby steps) and I am getting my kids the most wicked (yet cheap) pellet gun I can find.  I am a recent young widow with a 12 and 13 yr old daughter. 

I have 6 mths food

I gotta get out of the city soon, fast and cheap

I have tons of fishing gear like out the wazoo, I hate fishing it was my late DH's.  I sold the most valueable reels already. 

I have lite camping gear

More on the to do list than the done side.  Where does one begin?  Is there a priority list?   :BangHead:
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Post by: livinright on May 29, 2009, 12:34:05 am
My condonlences on your loss. It would be scary, especially with that. You seem very strong though. The kids are lucky.

Keep asking questions. Look inside. Look at BOB's and BOL's for it seems that you are leaning there. Yet things can happen even at home, if necessary. The flee isn't always possible. But getting friends withing the same mindset is always good. Visit the Where We Be thread too. This place is only overwhelming for a very short while. People are good here and very helpful. You'll find your niche.

Kudos to you my dear. Seems family is important, even in strife. I applaud your strength. You have it. It's obvious.

Peace
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Post by: dlvrme on May 29, 2009, 10:46:17 am
I can bug out kinda quick, I really don't have a proper vehicle for that, I look cool in an urban area but I stick out like a sore thumb everywhere else.  I may just take my fancy rims off and buy a used 4x4 pick up.

With the kids, I need a new place to dwell.  I am gonna try a place with a population of less than 2k nearby.  I have been working on them for a couple months getting them ready to do the move, and they are ready to accept that TEOTWAWKI has basically already happened after their dad passed.  He was a natural hunter/fisher/gatherer/farmer/warrior.  I thought I would never have to worry about this stuff!

Its good to know that there are others that have forged this path, and we are not alone.  I appreciate your words of support and encouragement.  Gotta get busy!



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Post by: Hollywoodgold on May 29, 2009, 10:04:29 pm
I can bug out kinda quick, I really don't have a proper vehicle for that, I look cool in an urban area but I stick out like a sore thumb everywhere else.  I may just take my fancy rims off and buy a used 4x4 pick up.

With the kids, I need a new place to dwell.  I am gonna try a place with a population of less than 2k nearby.  I have been working on them for a couple months getting them ready to do the move, and they are ready to accept that TEOTWAWKI has basically already happened after their dad passed.  He was a natural hunter/fisher/gatherer/farmer/warrior.  I thought I would never have to worry about this stuff!

Its good to know that there are others that have forged this path, and we are not alone.  I appreciate your words of support and encouragement.  Gotta get busy!


Deliver:

You are correct. Invisibility has tremendous value. I don't know where you are so my comments may have little value to you. Don't fix on a population number rather look for a community that has fused/bonded in a way that promises mutual support and offers a window for your expertise/services. A strong community is based on the interdependence of its members as well as economic independence inasmuch as possible.

I'd say get rid of the wheels and "trade down". It is bad policy to project an image of economic independence. Makes you look fat and as others on this board have said, "if you look like food you will be eaten".
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Post by: motorhead on June 01, 2009, 07:51:43 pm
Greetings all! Sorry to be checking in late from behind the enemy lines in NYC.

I ran into Mr. Rawles when I downloaded his shareware novel. The rest is history.
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Post by: Marcus Aurelius on June 05, 2009, 12:17:12 pm
Hello Folks,

Over from SB, lots of info good info on both, lotsa reading to do.

it's been interesting seeing many of my thoughts on other peoples posts.....good to know I'm not the only one

BTw, I'm in Eastern PA

Thanks,

Marc
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Post by: dogsledder54 on June 12, 2009, 03:00:58 am
JW,R- hope you read this. I could not access your email address because I do not use microsoft outlook/outlook express. Oh well.
Regarding Bill's Escape from Chicago letter on 06/11/09,
James, Thanks for the valuable work you do. I believe it will make a big difference for the better. And soon.

Regarding Bill's Escape from Chicago letter, he says that your neighbors will be coveting your food, which is
probably true. The wife and I have discussed the subject of turning away others when we have food and they don't.

Obviously, we WILL turn away dangerous-looking types, but otherwise, we have decided to share our food. We have
more rice than anything else, and have figured that we will share that, and not much else. Rice will keep body and
soul together, without tempting our guests to stay and eat our food any longer than necessary. I got the idea from
Barry Farber's suggestion "Let them eat beans and rice", in which he urged that the federal government eliminate
welfare, but give out free beans and rice (uncooked) to anyone who is needy. Keep up the good work. ;-]
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Post by: megahurtz on June 17, 2009, 01:25:59 pm
Apparently I a havent posted enough to start a new thread and there isn't a subject from Survivalblog about food storage so I am leaving it here and I do not know if anyone has posted this on this site but shelfreliance.com is giving away a Harvest 72 storage rack. http://www.shelfreliance.com/blog/index.php/2009/06/15/free-friday-bringing-harvest/#respond. the more hoops you jump through the better your chances of winning.
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Post by: dantes1 on June 19, 2009, 08:11:04 pm
HI,

I'm currently in Central Texas but am in the process of purchasing property in Maine, and I'm looking forward to getting back there.
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Post by: Roy J. Tellason on June 21, 2009, 09:07:53 am
Hm,  looks like we have a whole bunch more folks in PA than we used to,  which is nice.  You guys feel free to drop me a line if you're into it.


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Post by: olevermonter on June 26, 2009, 07:31:56 pm
Am new to the survivalist mindset but am compelled to begin preparations to ensure a future for our grandchildren. Right now, we are begining to get our "head to the hills" small cabin ready to be lived in if tshtf, on a limited budget. We are in Vermont and are  unable to move west so it is nice to see that there are other Easteners here who also will be surviving!
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Post by: bowhunter on July 19, 2009, 03:08:12 am
Good morning to all , Is there anyone from N H in this group of folks ? I would like to link up with and share intel / prep ideas with you . Semper Fi !
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Post by: Marcus Aurelius on July 22, 2009, 06:13:41 am
Thanks Roy, I'll keep that in mind.
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Post by: fyrekapjb on July 25, 2009, 07:04:11 pm
SurvivalBlog reader from FL
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Post by: incognito91564 on July 28, 2009, 05:12:18 pm
SB reader from Arkansaw (yeehaw)  haha

I've been reading SB for only a couple weeks but it's now one of my regular daily stops on the i-net.  I spent most of the weekend reading through the archives and really appreciate all the information found there.  I'm looking forward to getting to know some of the folks from SB :)

A little about me ... I'm a female Truck Driver who teams w/her SO.  We have been in the process of preparing but things have, unfortunately, had to take a seat on the back burner due to some medical issues my SO had to deal with a couple months ago.  Fortunately we've been back on the road long enough now that we've caught up with all the "past-due" stuff and are starting to pull ahead again.  I'm planning on getting "The "Rawles Gets you Ready" preparedness course" as soon as I can afford it.  I guess I'm on the right path when it comes to books since I noticed I have quite a few of the books on the "recomended reading" list! :D

Anyway, Hi Everyone!   :hello:
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Post by: Marcus Aurelius on July 28, 2009, 07:08:28 pm
Welcome!

Manual has a lot of great info.
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Post by: cole on August 10, 2009, 04:21:44 pm
Hey all, I'm a newbie -- originally from the beautiful state of Oregon, now serving in the US Army in Alaska.  Since I was 15, I've had a survivalist mentality for preparedness and self-reliance (part of the reason I joined the army in the first place was to learn some more skills).  Coming back into the swing of things and trying to learn more... found this place.
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Post by: NO2ANWO on August 13, 2009, 05:09:16 pm
SB reader from central WV
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Post by: Skully Dog on August 17, 2009, 03:08:20 pm
Skully Dog checking in from Rawles land.
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Post by: Almtnman on August 23, 2009, 05:09:38 pm
SB reader from AL checking in.
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Post by: wayfarer57 on September 08, 2009, 05:59:33 pm
Checking in from Southwestern MI....JWR follower.

Wayfarer57
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Post by: chutzpah on September 08, 2009, 09:27:05 pm
Faithful reader of SurvivalBlog.

God Bless the Memsahib and JW,R.
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Post by: MetalMulisha12 on September 23, 2009, 08:52:02 pm
SB reader checking in from Oregon
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Post by: bull on September 23, 2009, 10:48:37 pm
I found my way here by wway of survival blog, i like, like minded people.
SE Kansas             thanks  BULL
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Post by: rainsongskiss on October 05, 2009, 10:38:50 am
Just another SB reader finding my way over from Arizona  :laugh:
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Post by: Trooper381 on October 28, 2009, 06:14:34 am
Survival Blog reader from Ohio
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Post by: Mungo on November 05, 2009, 06:03:32 pm
Greetings from Central WI. Contact me if you are in the same area. I would love to meet others of the "Rawlsian" persuasion.
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Post by: dragonfly09 on December 06, 2009, 06:08:20 pm
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Post by: Bear on December 06, 2009, 06:43:12 pm
Brand new (1 week) Survival Blog reader from Atlanta. Single, kidless, 40-something female living very close to the city with a small support system. Basically, if TSHTF hard enough tonight, I'd probably be toast.

But I've jumped in with two feet. I'm reading voraciously (Rawles has been the best so far). Looking forward to learning a lot as I build up my stockpile. Planning to take an introductory course in firearms this month or next and then purchase a rifle. Don't have funds to do the whole retreat thing at this point, but I'm doing what's within my means now.

Dragonfly09,

Good for you! I think the most important thing is to get started NOW so as to not waste what time remains
before TSHTF.  I realize it's not as if you don't have enough to read already, :laugh: but when you can,
look for books authored by Claire Wolfe or by Boston T. Party. Claire has written a lot on freedom issues,
and Boston is well known for Boston's Gun Bible. I don't think you can go wrong getting any book written
by either of them.

Bear
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Post by: dragonfly09 on December 06, 2009, 09:36:40 pm
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Post by: stlsurvivor on December 08, 2009, 02:43:53 am
JWR fan, new to this site checking in
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Post by: recklessdriver on December 08, 2009, 10:19:24 am
RK drivers from wisconsin.
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Post by: Who...me? on December 08, 2009, 10:24:35 am
Welcome all.  There is a ton of info on a bunch of different subjects. Feel free to browse and ask or comment to your hearts content.
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Post by: Voxx147 on December 08, 2009, 01:19:17 pm
SB reader checking in from Washington
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Post by: jaybar on December 10, 2009, 01:02:19 pm
Greetings. I just finished the book and I have some questions. Trying to make my 5 replies so I can post.
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Post by: motomom on December 10, 2009, 02:07:33 pm
SB reader checking in, from Texas.
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Post by: gaurdduck on December 10, 2009, 02:15:36 pm
Greetings. I just finished the book and I have some questions. Trying to make my 5 replies so I can post.

Which book? Maybe I can direct you to an existing thread on the subject.
BTW, Welcome to TMM.
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Post by: jaybar on December 11, 2009, 05:49:46 pm
JWR's How to survive the end of the world as we know it. The book is from what he calls a "grid down" or worst case stand point. I have 1 big army base and 4 air force installations within 15 miles of me. Im curious to know how things will be around here when the SHTF. I also work at one of the installations as a civilian contractor. If something goes tango uniform while I am on post Im not sure what will happen or what my options or objectives should or will be. I had intended this to be a new topic, but oh well. Hehe.
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Post by: suvh8er on December 17, 2009, 04:17:47 pm
I just registered.  I don't have a "post new topic" icon on my task bar though.  Whats up with that?
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Post by: Mr. Dare on December 17, 2009, 04:23:14 pm
You have to make five posts in existing threads before the "post new topic" button becomes activated. It is an anti-spam precaution that foils some spambots. Sorry for the inconvenience, but trust me, you will come to appreciate it after you've been here awhile.   :mellow:                 
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Post by: suvh8er on December 17, 2009, 04:47:05 pm
Ah I see.  Thanks!
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Post by: GoNative on December 18, 2009, 02:19:29 am
Checking in from Northern-Central Idaho. Found a signed copy of Mr. Rawles book on the other, less desirable side of the world. Interesting to see how many folks on here from Idaho,
and how many now consider moving here. Glad I found the forum.
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Post by: rocknbronco on December 22, 2009, 08:30:03 am
East TN checking in.
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Post by: carzar252 on January 08, 2010, 03:01:08 pm
checkin' in from survivalblog.com

northern NV.


OOHHRA!
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Post by: yelolabde on January 17, 2010, 08:51:34 pm
North Delaware checking in Sir!
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Post by: Wolfe on January 18, 2010, 02:33:57 pm
New poster in Central Oklahoma
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Post by: cchaykin22 on January 18, 2010, 03:20:31 pm
Southern NJ Checking in.. Ordered the book and looking forward to reading and asking questions!  Newbie to the survivalblog and just love it!  In the early stages of prepping and I am eager to learn as much as I can.   
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Post by: rmgo-org on January 27, 2010, 10:01:50 pm
Yet another SB reader finding my way here.  The boards looking really interesting and engaging.  Thanks!
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Post by: BLPen163 on February 07, 2010, 09:46:57 am
Tampa Florida here by way of the Ozarks......Knowing what I know now I should never have left!
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Post by: OlJarhead on February 07, 2010, 10:40:18 am
Just saw this thread...been floating around here a little while -- hadn't realized this wasn't part of SB! :P

So ya, I'm an SB reader from Eastern WA
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Post by: SurvivalPipe on February 09, 2010, 04:45:42 pm
I'm Michael from Ontario
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Post by: eckofive on April 02, 2010, 05:14:19 pm
Hello South West Idaho here!  Thanks for the place to hang out.
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Post by: Bodes on April 04, 2010, 05:53:30 am
Survivalblog addict here all the way from Australia!

Glad to be here!
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Post by: Faydra6 on April 24, 2010, 12:44:11 am
Just saw this thread...been floating around here a little while -- hadn't realized this wasn't part of SB! :P

So ya, I'm an SB reader from Eastern WA

Hey Jarhead,

I'm from eastern washington too!  And a big hello to everyone else on board :laugh:
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Post by: yelolabde on April 24, 2010, 05:13:41 pm
Delmarva checking in Sir.
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Post by: gaurdduck on April 26, 2010, 10:03:33 pm
Welcome to all the new people.
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Post by: NB on May 06, 2010, 10:55:02 pm
Hello all! New to the forum but Ive been reading survivalblog for awhile!......live from Middle Tennessee and a proud closet preper
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Post by: gaurdduck on May 07, 2010, 12:25:56 am
Hello all! New to the forum but Ive been reading survivalblog for awhile!......live from Middle Tennessee and a proud closet preper
Howdy! BTW, you just came out of the closet in front of possibly millions of viewers. Congrats, you have brass ballz.
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Post by: NB on May 08, 2010, 11:36:06 pm
Ha I'm not real worried.....thats why I'm prepaired
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Post by: gaurdduck on May 09, 2010, 01:34:01 am
Are those your AR's in your profile picture?
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Post by: krash.landing on May 09, 2010, 12:34:28 pm
Tidewater Virgina checking in.....
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Post by: NB on May 16, 2010, 08:35:37 pm
yes that is my AR....not a great pic but its a double star awesome gun wouldnt trade it for anything
its pictured with a Vortex strikefire red dot but i just took that off and replaced it with a Bushnell trophy with a red/ green T style red dot (looks like a Trijicon) great scope
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Post by: gaurdduck on May 16, 2010, 10:41:41 pm
Oh, fancy. Except for my muzzleloader, all my guns are at least 50 years old. Both of those are also bolt-action.
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Post by: NB on May 18, 2010, 11:22:51 am
Im a huge fan of older guns...i have a few lever action winchesters that are quite old and also a .308 rem that can reach out and touch ha
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Post by: gaurdduck on May 20, 2010, 10:13:24 pm
I have a Russian M91/30 made in 1943, and a Marlin Glenfield Model 50 in 12Ga/3" made in 1960. The latter is a smoothbore Magnum Shotgun.
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Post by: GoNative on May 20, 2010, 10:26:42 pm
Faydra6, Jarhead, anywhere near the Idaho border? Like, say....Pullman or Clarkston areas? If so, a range day might be in order. Shoot me a PM if your interested.
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Post by: eyesontheskies on June 28, 2010, 08:13:05 pm
Checkin in ya'll.  I'm a southern Illinois boy here....and just so you know, we're not all communist.
I read "Patriots" a while back and have to say it was extremely informative.  Still looking for the cheapest and easiest way to store food.  I've got some questions if anyone would like to take the time to chat.

By the way...my investment guy just told me two weeks ago to stop putting money in my IRA because it's about to go to crap in the next 4-7 months.  Beans and Bullets folks...I wish our country had a moral compass like in the last depression.
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Post by: taodnt on July 15, 2010, 08:37:04 am
Old Dog from Wisconsin checking in, and trying to figure out how to create a new post.

The Create post button has not appeared on any of the forums for me.

JWR posted mt article last night, and some people are having problems accessing the file.

cheers all.

OD
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Post by: MamaLiberty on July 15, 2010, 09:28:12 am
Old Dog from Wisconsin checking in, and trying to figure out how to create a new post.

The Create post button has not appeared on any of the forums for me.

You'll be able to start a new thread when you've posted 7 responses to other threads.

Welcome! :)
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Post by: Skaagen on August 15, 2010, 09:34:18 pm
Checking in from occupied Virginia.
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Post by: gaurdduck on August 15, 2010, 11:33:16 pm
Checking in from occupied Virginia.

Welcome! ^_^

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Post by: GreyWolf on December 28, 2010, 09:05:57 am
I have been a long time follower of JWR and I find him and his contributors very helpful. I live in the Mid-Atlantic area outside DC (not good when it hits the fan) and i have been "prepping" for many years now. I have been working toward a off-grid self-sufficient lifestyle, but with the eco-political activities going on, it has slowed my progress. The good Lord has a plan for me and I am following the road he has set for me to best of my ability. Myself and a few others have come together and are trying to proceed down the "retreat" scenario. It is a large undertaking at times and slow in progress....but we will prevail. I just wanted to let others know that we are all in this together and "we" can all overcome the agenda that has been set upon us.
God bless
Adapt and overcome.
GreyWolf


   
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Post by: MommaHen on January 10, 2011, 07:44:52 pm
First post, wanted to say Hello :)

My small family and I have just started our path towards self-sufficient living and survival. Happy to have found this forum from SB.com
Looking forward to what will be hours of reading, and lots of preparing!

**Momma Hen
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Post by: js6wv on January 15, 2011, 12:09:35 am
Fellow survivalist here West Virginia
tristates
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Post by: LetsGoViking on February 04, 2011, 10:24:46 pm
The Viking Clan from Central OK checking in! You're 5 x 9 here. Been reading SurvivalBlog for some time and glad to find the forums.  Great stuff here.
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Post by: jkharrer on March 27, 2011, 12:44:04 pm
checking in from University of South Dakota! Vermillion, SD
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Post by: skandranon on April 15, 2011, 02:02:33 am
New member from survival blog here. Portland Oregon in da house.  :laugh: :mellow: :ph34r: :rolleyes:
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Post by: Redfox3 on May 18, 2011, 10:54:26 pm
Aloha!
  A Survival Blog reader from Hawai'i checking in!
 :mellow:
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Post by: Delta2187 on May 31, 2011, 09:16:47 am
NE Central Florida area.....hello to all
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Post by: gaurdduck on May 31, 2011, 07:25:32 pm
Wow... Welcome everybody... Hope to see you on other threads.
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Post by: DiabloLoco on June 06, 2011, 03:10:08 pm
As requested.

Hello Survival Blog readers!

BTW: if anyone is interested in the eastern states as a retreat you can check out my profile in Survival Blog's profile section.  I'm in NY.

Mike.

I am in NY as well. Tough being in Schumer's home state :angry:. I live upstate as I am sure you do as well. At least I'm in a county that still allows concealed carry :thumbsup:! Anyhoo....DiabloLoco here checking in. Daily reader of JWR's blog. Just getting my feet wet here.
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Post by: Junker on June 06, 2011, 10:10:28 pm
Aloha!
  A Survival Blog reader from Hawai'i checking in!
 :mellow:

"hawaiitribalhorse"

              Really, a "Did you try burying it in the sand?" native?
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Post by: fsroutpost on July 17, 2011, 09:15:41 pm
Thanks for the invite...

Checking in from Southern Missouri... thanks to Survival Blog for the tip that y'all are here...
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Post by: AppalachiaDreamin on August 07, 2011, 10:05:29 pm
Well, better late than never!

In Ohio, for now.  :)
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: MommaHen on August 07, 2011, 10:09:30 pm
Welcome Newbies. :)
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Post by: gcha8e on October 03, 2011, 09:09:12 pm
reading the book now!    I live in large midwest city, and I am not sure what to prepare for first at this point.  Well, here's to hoping that the grid doesn't go down forever! :D
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Post by: Bear on October 04, 2011, 12:03:53 am
reading the book now!    I live in large midwest city, and I am not sure what to prepare for first at this point.  Well, here's to hoping that the grid doesn't go down forever! :D

Prepare for the common emergencies, and you will be making progress towards being prepared for the larger ones.

Bear
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Post by: bandwidth on November 07, 2011, 07:59:48 pm
forever would suck, but even a short while hurts, as we saw back in september :)

californian here, new member.  I have a question for all yall redoubters - can anyone suggest good friendly communities in the IDaho-Oregon-Washington-Montana-Wyoming-Dakota area? (etc)  I'm searching weekly for places to consider, and I'm much obliged for any input.  I don't have property to sell, so I'm pretty mobile at this point, and definitely interested in pitching in, wherever I go.

THanks guys!  And gals :)
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Post by: sudprep on November 15, 2011, 08:21:13 pm
Another hello from Ohio. New to the forum, not so new to SurvivalBlog. Hope to find some good discussions both in this area as well as the other areas here. So far I'm loving seeing thread after thread full of mindsets I can get behind. Very refreshing.
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Post by: ScottyK on December 26, 2011, 05:40:14 pm
Newbie here checking in from Oklahoma.  I just finished reading Patriots, Survivors, and now starting to read survivalblog.com. Time to start preparing for the inevitable..
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Post by: viper on December 31, 2011, 08:13:25 am
Checking in from North Carolina.. about 40 miles east of Charlotte. Have been putting together a "team" for awhile now in our area and would be interested in meeting up with other like-minded people in the area. I'm not a militant, anarchist, or anything of the sort (no offense to any who are)... I'm just a Christian man with a family who wants to prepare for the worst and keep my family safe.
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Post by: r.waters on February 14, 2012, 10:15:32 pm
r.waters here....cental oklahoma
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: gunslinger598 on February 11, 2013, 10:22:38 am
I'm a bit late seeing this thread.

S.E. Oklahoma
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Rarick on February 11, 2013, 05:17:35 pm
Newbie here checking in from Oklahoma.  I just finished reading Patriots, Survivors, and now starting to read survivalblog.com. Time to start preparing for the inevitable..

Checkout "Freehold" by Michael Williamson  it is sci fi, but it gives a concept on what we might want to rebuild.  There is also a PDF novel "lights Out" by Halffast that can be searched up.  There is a books thread on here.  Another thread to check is "What is in your GOOD bag" and "What did you do to prep"

I took me a good month of reading before I got caught up, on buttons not to push and knowledge that is "Where's the Bathroom" type of question category..........(Often asked, and rarely replied to unless you look like your about to burst....)
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Post by: tjh1412uk on April 08, 2013, 05:43:10 pm
Hi,just found your site from Survivalblog,checking in as requested
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: dune on April 08, 2013, 05:54:43 pm
I've been on TMM for a few weeks now but just saw this blog and had not realized I should have checked in from the beginning as a Survivalblog reader. So...hello. ...and to the person in NC who lives 40 miles east of Charlotte, looking for like minded people........me too!
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Post by: OutdoorsMatt on June 05, 2013, 08:13:34 pm
Long time survival blog reader, finally came here :)
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Kurt on July 29, 2013, 05:20:59 pm
Didn't see an "introduce yourself" thread, figured this one would work.  Been reading survivalblog since the beginning, devoured JWR's first book, bought the second, and that was it.  Still read the blog daily.  Old school, cold war era survivalist here.  Mostly a loner type, got the Mrs onboard with the plan though.  We moved out to the woods late last decade, not completely out of the rat-race yet but getting closer.  Decided to join here when the S got too thick at a different hangout.  Too many, "It's a fact.  No, I can't cite anything to back it up, just trust me when I say you're wrong." types there. 

Anyway, hope to learn and maybe add something here now and again. 
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Post by: MamaLiberty on July 29, 2013, 05:31:47 pm
Didn't see an "introduce yourself" thread, figured this one would work.

Welcome! Not everyone at TMM reads this section, so you might want to repost in this area. https://thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=12260.0

This is our regular introduction thread. :)
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Post by: Rarick on July 30, 2013, 06:04:43 am
Welcome, read up and argue at will........
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: GeoMonkey on October 02, 2013, 02:52:32 am
So, anyone getting $ for their mis-printed 1st Ed of "Expatriates" ?  :laugh:
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Cece1976 on February 26, 2014, 01:26:41 pm
I deleted my account on suvivirlist singles. Com.  I need it reactivated. They said to post here somewhere. Please help!!

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Post by: MamaLiberty on February 27, 2014, 09:02:47 am
I deleted my account on suvivirlist singles. Com.  I need it reactivated. They said to post here somewhere. Please help!!



That's a completely different outfit, and the admin. here can't help you. I hope one of our members can give you the contact info you need to take care of this. In the meantime, look around TMM, and welcome!!
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Post by: WindQuest on March 18, 2014, 07:41:50 pm
WindQuest checking in
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Post by: DiabloLoco on March 19, 2014, 02:22:55 pm
WindQuest checking in
Welcome! :hello: Poke around a bit. Plenty of great info here. :mellow:
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: knobster on March 20, 2014, 07:38:52 am
WindQuest checking in
Welcome! :hello: Poke around a bit. Plenty of great info here. :mellow:

'Plenty' is an understatement of mega-uber-garganta proportions.

Welcome WindQuest!
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Rarick on March 20, 2014, 09:08:36 am
Yep, read the threads, enjoy the quirky search engine and enjoy the often heated discussion.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Fruitcake on May 26, 2016, 05:39:11 pm
Looks like people haven't post here lately.
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: Moonbeam on May 26, 2016, 05:59:57 pm
Looks like people haven't post here lately.

Welcome Fruitcake! [Like your name, BTW.] Was there something you wanted to add in regards to your experience with Survival Blog? Feel free to bump old threads -but do consider sharing why something is of interest to you. :)
Title: Re: SurvivalBlog Readers-- Check In
Post by: QQ on March 24, 2019, 07:01:05 pm
Just found the forum today. Glad to be here. Live in OK.