Hello, from Southern California.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by old_code, Oct 6, 2020.


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  1. old_code

    old_code Monkey

    New member, survivor of several (major) earthquakes, multiple wildfires, civil unrest (LA Riots '92), minor assaults while working, economic downturns (we've all been there)....and probably other 'stuff' that was a disaster at the time but now fades with time.

    There's, always, more to learn, I know. And I've got more to accomplish to get secure, 'cause 2020 has certainly been an acceleration of wild and crazy events.

    Hoping to give back a bit, add to knowledge and skills a bit, and pause frequently for review of scenarios.

    Glad to be here!
     
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  2. Capt. Tyree

    Capt. Tyree Hawkeye

    Welcome to the Tree.
     
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  3. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Yeah, and we're glad you're here.
    Lots of friendly people here and good information too.
     
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  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Glad you joined @old_code. Sounds like you have a wealth of info. So is there one major SHTF that sticks out as the worst? Earthquake vs. riots?
     
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  5. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Welcome!!!
     
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  6. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    Hey Welcome aboard
     
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    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome here. Looking forward to your posts...
     
  9. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Welcome from the mountains of the INW @old_code , theres a lot that can be learned in these pages and the one peice of advice I can offer right now is about living in S. Cal is RUN AWAY! Now! And swing by and grab Ed.
     
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  10. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Welcome @old_code! Pull up a stump and let's talk about how extra special next year is going to be. I don't think it's a coincidence that Mad Max is set in 2021....
     
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  11. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Welcome!
     
  12. Wildbilly

    Wildbilly Monkey++

    Hey! from the Heart of Dixie! Alabama!
     
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  13. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Welcome aboard , from the right side of the country ,,
     
  14. BenP

    BenP Monkey++ Site Supporter+

    Welcome!
     
  15. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey+++

    Louisiana welcomes you
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  16. GOG

    GOG Angry American Site Supporter

    Welcome from the great State of Jefferson.
     
  17. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to our Monkey Tree.....
     
  18. JediWoodsman

    JediWoodsman Insomnia Monkey Site Supporter+

    Welcome to the tree! Grab a branch and hang on!
     
  19. old_code

    old_code Monkey

    Thanks to all for the warm welcome.

    If I had to chose a worst major SHTF......guess that it would have to be civil unrest/riots, the kind of events that cities like Portland and Seattle, and to a lesser extent here, have dealt with for extended periods. Natural disasters, wildfires, earthquakes, etc. you're either in them or hearing about them. And if you're in them, you're responding to the most appropriate priorities. And there may be no time to check media sources for evolving info; you need to act on your prepared plans.

    Riots, on the other hand, I guess there's too much out of your control, and the anticipation. For example, LA Riots of '92, my (now) wife and I were in separate locations; I left, call it abandoned, my condo to head to her house. More defensible, and further away from the "bad area" (yeah, young/stupid and living near gangs. She rarely came to my place, 'cause the ambiance of razor wire on the fencing was a bit putting off). So we watched extended coverage on the TV and kept up with family to see that they were OK. Sleep was marginal, because it was a hot April/May, and the smoke in the air was a reminder.

    Nothing came of it in her area, but there were some stores in my area that had smashed windows, and there were rumblings of "neighbor conflicts" finally being resolved. It was the first time that I had seen how fragile the fabric of society can be.
     
  20. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Welcome from another southern Californian.
    Been there done that.
     
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