1. Lately, SM has been plagued with petty quibbling and near personal attacks in several threads. Whether it is the change of seasons, high humidity, or the phase of the moon is undetermined, nor relevant. We REQUIRE civilized discussions, and REQUIRE members to avoid personal insults and attacks. This applies to all, no one is immune; not newbs, not long time members, and not staff. See the CoC item 1, found here - https://www.survivalmonkey.com/threads/survivalmonkey-com-site-rules.4757/ or at the bottom right of the page you happen to be on. We can, and do, use some judgement in taking measures to dissuade and steer things away from petty nit picking over differences of opinion. Flogging those differences to death qualifies as flaming as well as “personal attacks” and has to be handled in exactly the same way. Not only that, but such silliness and uncivil activity usually results in thread deviation well beyond the bounds of reason. Staff has other things to do than be police, and rather does not like taking enforcement actions against any member (with the exception of spammers. We live to hit the ban button on 'em.) But enforcement will be done as necessary. We are going to take the slack out of the leeway rope. If this offends your sensibilities, well, we really don’t care; it has to do with site health, not yours, not mine, but ours.
  2. The Survival Topic of the month for May 2015 is Revisiting Step One. Please join us in discussing this topic here: https://www.survivalmonkey.com/threads/topic-of-the-month-may-2015-revisting-step-one.52004/

About Us

Discussion in 'Survival Articles' started by survivalmonkey, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. survivalmonkey

    survivalmonkey Monkey+++

    The Survival Monkey was started in 2004 when the Survival Forum at AR15.com needed a spot to store some of it's information. At that time, Arfcom didn't have any tools for the guys and gals of the SF to archive frequently asked questions other than 'stickies'. I offered some server space for the SF to use and created SM.

    A year later, a group of survivalists, preppers, firearms enthusiasts and outdoorsmen that had known each other on a bunch of other sites got together for the beginning of a new forum. Survival Monkey Forums was born in the summer of 2005 and was initially closed to the public and frequented by about 20 people. Some very interesting threads during that meeting of the round table are still available if you go way back.

    The inital software was phpBB (we used the Przemo version), and we migrated to vBulletin about a year later.

    Many of the original Founding members are still around and many of us have met in person for a campout or a coffee or beer. Some of us are now lifelong friends. SM forums is a perfectly moderated spot for newbies as well as seasoned preppers to gather and share information.

    This main site has undergone changes over the years but still carries the original articles and FAQs that SM had at its inception. We strive to remain the 'information archive' for survivalists everywhere.

    We are a light hearted bunch that loves to laugh while we learn. Come see us!

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