Greetings from a new monkey

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jameshusum, Oct 17, 2020 at 10:27.

  1. jameshusum

    jameshusum Monkey

    Howdy all. I'm a new member to the forum and a (mostly) newb to prepping. A friend of mine, @Jeff Brackett suggested I join. I've known him for quite a long time and what little I know about prepping I've learned from him.

    I've been aware that I should be doing more to be prepared for a tragic event occurring, but haven't taken the steps to do so. With the world getting crazier by the day I figure it is best to start learning now, even if I'm coming to the party a little late.

    My basic view of prepping is based on the show The Walking Dead. If you're familiar with the show, the main character, Rick, is thrust into an extreme situation when the zompocalypse happens. He and his family manage to get along and find other like minded souls along the way. Then they come up against Neegan, great as a character villain, but is a truly awful person. In the event the stuff hits the fan, I'd prefer that the world had more Ricks, less Neegans.

    Looking forward to learning from y'all and I hope I can contribute.
    Motomom34 and GOG like this.
  2. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

  3. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Most of us here are not gloom and doom, end of the world folks awaiting a bunch of walking dead people, mostly democrats that vote. We prep because that's the only way to not be dependent on a failed system when infrastructure collapses and it does on occasion. Most of us have lived through major disruption of infrastructure and while others had to await someone to bring them help, we didn't need it and was able to share and help our family and friends get through until some new form of normalcy returned. My welcome to you is tentative, but highly suppose you'll be disappointed if you start looking around for nut-cases that build bunkers and await the zombie hordes. Welcome, none the less.
    GOG, RightHand, ColtCarbine and 3 others like this.
  4. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Although I enjoy the walking dead show it has nothing to do with my prepping. I prep because I have a family and I want them to be safe if anything happens. I also want to be able to help my friends and family, not be a hinderance to them. I also have a normal life like most of the folks on here. Like Seacowboys said, you might be disappointed if you are looking for the msm view “survivalists”.
  5. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to our Monkey Tree... AlaskaChick & I prep because it is the “Way of Life” we were raised in, going back 5 generations... Pick out a branch, and have a look around... Lots to see and read here’bouts, and lots of plain, regular, folks here as well...
    GOG, ColtCarbine, sec_monkey and 2 others like this.
  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome here! The only thing that saved us from a SHTF situation during this pandemic was that we were prepared. The financial crisis caused by tens of millions on unemployment and the stimulus payout could be the second crisis we deal with.
    sec_monkey likes this.
  7. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Welcome to the Tree @jameshusum ! If you need some zombies to experiment with just bring a U-Haul (or two or several) to Portland and I'll set you up. Pretty easy to take care of, but upkeep is kind of expensive - They need need drugs, Starbucks soy something or others, and Doritos on an hourly basis. Almost forgot, you need to build something "racist" they can periodically burn down. We think that may be a mating ritual, but nobody can understand them so we don't really know. Don't waste your money on showers because they won't use them. Ditto for toilets as they prefer downtown storefronts or just wherever they happen to be at the time.

    In any event, pull up a stump and join the party. Preparedness is mostly living like people did when we mostly lived on farms. It's about being more resilient, more self reliant, and more adaptable. The idea is to accept that every so often, for a variety of reasons, the train goes off the rails and you need to be able to take care of yourself and your loved ones until it gets back on the tracks.

    One thing to keep in mind here - most of the survival/preparedness topics have been well covered so they mostly get read as opposed to being active discussions. So, say 95% reference,5% active discussion. What you will see as the most active discussions are generally off topic. It's mainly camaraderie and to a certain extent old men (and wimmin') yelling the equivalent of "get off my lawn!".

    You will have questions, please ask. This isn't a community where you will be chastised for asking a "dumb question" or because you didn't search. It will be seen by the community as an opportunity to review the existing topic and update it. New members are our greatest inspiration to make "on topic" subjects active.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020 at 13:47
    GOG, ColtCarbine, Yard Dart and 3 others like this.
  8. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

  9. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    I liked TWD in the beginning, thought it seemed more of a how-not-to guide to prepping, unless you like eating owls and enjoy spending an evening nitpicking the impossibilities (like usable 10 year old gas). Mostly I found myself rooting for annoying characters to just die already, and after Rick passed up endless chances to take Negan out with a nicely placed headshot in favor of chatting over a fence, I began wishing he too would get a date with Lucille. But that might just be me, coz I'm kind of an ass.

    Welcome to the Monkey. It's not as entertaining as zombies and Whisperers, but you should find it more useful in your efforts to get prepared for whatever may come.
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Good to see you @jameshusum, welcome to the monkey infested forest. Watch out for @Yard Dart, he's a banana thief.
    @3M-TA3 is right, the older areas are where the meat and potatoes of SM's existence lie, well worth the rooting around, and if you can't find it, there's plenty of help for the asking.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020 at 13:56
    Yard Dart and Tully Mars like this.
  11. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Now that Falcon15 is laying low, Yard Dart has been rumored to be the “Resident.Nanna Snatcher”... so mind your Nanna Stash carefully...
    Yard Dart, ditch witch and Tully Mars like this.
  12. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Didn't know they made beer out of nannas?
    Yard Dart likes this.
  13. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Oy. You've never had nanner beer? Falc had a recipe, don't remember if he posted it. That's why he hoarded nanners, always had some brewing. Or so he told BT.
    Ganado and mysterymet like this.
  14. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    I wouldn’t mind trying that recipe.
  15. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    Made nanner brandy once after a truck hauling bananas got blown over on I40 and the driver told everyone who stopped to take what they wanted. It received an enthusiastic, if slightly wobbly, thumbs up from the monkeys in my hood.
    Yard Dart, Ganado and ghrit like this.
  16. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    So there ya go, @jameshusum. We do go off topic now and then. Welcome, again.
    Ganado likes this.
  17. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    We all started somewhere. for me its a way of life learned from an early age and has gotten me thru lean financial times.

    Life never goes the way you want it too 100% of the time so its good to plan ahead.

    We have lots of different opinons here and we argue like a tight knit family. Some times annoying just like family can be but there is always respect here that is not on alot of other sites.

    Banana beer/brandy? and why haven't you posted a recipe? it sounds disgusting but when ya need alcohol ya need alcohol
    and btw welcome to 'thread drift' [hug}[winkthumb]
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2020 at 11:03
    mysterymet likes this.
  18. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    First of all.... I don't snatch yer bannaners.... unless you leave them unsecured.... first Monkey rule...protect the nanners!!!
    Welcome from the Pacific NW!!
    We are here to help you along your way.... and maybe take you down the rabbit hole a wee bit. :)
  19. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Same from the Northan PNW (CDN) Bear , Same as my brother ^^^^ posted ..
    Yard Dart and sec_monkey like this.
  20. Gafarmboy

    Gafarmboy Monkey+++

    A warm welcome from a southern state monkey. As stated before grab a limb, search the archives for some really deep dicussions on everything prepping. Oh yeah. Enjoy the show.
    sec_monkey likes this.
survivalmonkey SSL seal warrant canary