Another Texas Monkey Here!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dirt Road Cowboy, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy Couch Monkey

    I'm a long time "survivalist" (since the late 70's/early 80's), but new to the whole "prepping" thing. I kind of got out of it for a while just before "Reno's Raiders" started cracking down on the survivalist/para military groups.

    The survival mentality never completely left me though, I just wasn't as hard core. Now, I feel that things are deteriorating more rapidly, and I need to start doing something to be ready.

    I do have a lot of DIY skills, EMT training, auto/motorcycle mechanics (older cars & bikes), electronics repair, welding and metal work, and a basic knowledge of all phases of home construction (my father and step father were both contractors, and I grew up working with them). Currently, I'm studying gunsmithing and blacksmithing to add to my post SHTF skills.

    I worked my way through school as a hand-to-hand combat instructor and field medic for a merc. outfit, and received doctorates in Religion and Psychology, and I am an ordained Christian minister.

    I'm in Tyler, not too far from the East Texas Islamic Center, and I'd really like to find a place a bit farther away, preferably with a few acres to make a permanent homestead.

    Anyway, I just thought I'd introduce myself.
  2. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    Welcome DRC
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  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to the Monkey!!!
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  4. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey

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  5. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

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  6. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Welcome to the Monkey DRC!
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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to out Monkey Tree... When your ready to learn Comms, give me a call...
  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome To the Monkey DRC!!
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  9. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Hang around. When you get the chance, look in on shoutbox and talk a little. Sometimes things get pretty funny over there.
    Amazing the numbers of new members joining up. Could this be foretelling?
  10. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep

    Welcome and CHEERS to TEXAS GOV. for leading the charge to take back control from a Tyrannical Fed. Gov.
    If I wasn't so entrenched where I am, I would consider moving there!
    Ya'll keep fighting the good fight!!
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  11. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Welcome! Lots of good people with a depth of varied expertise here.
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  12. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    welcome to our little place on the web...
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  13. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

    You would sure be welcomed with open arms. Thanks for the kind words of our Governor! That pic is funny.
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  14. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Hello @Dirt Road Cowboy nice to have you here. You certainly have many much needed skills and trades that will come in handy if collapse happens. Very impressive resume of knowledge. I look forward to reading your posts.
  15. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    From east of the Sabine
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  16. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Another asset to the pool of knowledge, in the shade of the monkey tree. Welcome.
  17. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy Couch Monkey

    Thanks for all the welcomes everyone! (y)
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  18. Welcome! I've gotten some good advice here.
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  19. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey+++

    Welcome! Being fairly new to the site as well, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Good people, and a good place for the exchange of ideas and experiences.

    Edit: Another Texan here, too.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2016
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  20. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++

    Welcome from another Texan....I use to work in Tyler. Great town.
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