Hello from TX, MO, and NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hitchcock4, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. hitchcock4

    hitchcock4 Monkey+

    So I've been on Survival Monkey, read a lot of great things for the last month or 2, posted some -- and now figured I should introduce myself. OK, so I'm a bit late on the introduction -- but I just got into SM so quickly -- it was great and I didn't both the introduce myself.

    So: I was born and grew up in Texas, moved to Missouri 12 years ago, then moved again to North Carolina about 5 years ago. [I joke with people that I'm running from the law -- they haven't caught up yet!! ]

    I think I've had the prepper attitude for a long time -- but hadn't acted on it until we got to Missouri. At the time, it was "let's see how much food we can store". We had a family who were LDS church members as neighbors literally next door to us. The joke there was that their 6-month-storage was in our basement, since they were always running out of things. Good times. :ROFLMAO:

    Since moving to North Carolina, we've prepped more than just food-wise. If you read my post on Emergency power - for the beginner | Survival Forums you will see that I've thought a lot about power -- but, I feel I still have a long way to go in terms of really putting together a solar solution for long-term outages.

    More on prepping later. I've been learning a lot on Survival Monkey. Would be interested in hearing from others in other states close to NC.

    Thanks guys.[tongue]
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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    You just might get the chance to try out your Prep's with that Tropical Storm, heading up the East Coast, next week....
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  3. hitchcock4

    hitchcock4 Monkey+

    Thanks for the concern BT. We are more than 200 mi from the coast, so I'm not too worried, but will keep an eye on things this weeken. Saw Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 tropical storm allison 2001 - Google Search and was worried then, but we got through it.
    Really, even though it was just a Tropical Storm -- weather is really odd. I have a bad suspicion that when the SHTF for everyone it will be all those weather events coming together.
  4. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Welcome from the PNW!!
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  5. Dont

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

    Welcome from @Yard Dart 's neighbor, a bit more inland. Those storms can get rough, even that far inland..
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  6. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Welcome to Survival Monkey from another tar heel, There are a few here. From the coastal plains of NC.
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  7. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    @Sapper John. Is that a drunk dog Ata bar in you avatar?
  8. Dont

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

    If he can pay for the drink, why would the bar discriminate against the dog?
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  9. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    lol. Arf arf
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  10. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Yes, his name is Darryl Nicholson...don't worry though, it took some doing but we finally got him to go to AA.
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  11. kellory

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

    Just don't let him drive home, he'll want to hit every fire hydrant along the way.
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  12. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    He always got to drink"on the house".
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  13. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Soz @hitchcock4 I derailed your intro into drunken dogs. But now you have the most interesting intro of all of us. ;)

    @sapper_john. Lol I wanna meet this famous or is it infamous dog!
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  14. ditch witch

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

    Welcome from a former Tarheel turned Texan! :)
  15. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

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  16. hitchcock4

    hitchcock4 Monkey+

    Hey Ditch Witch, thanks! Whenever I say I grew up in Texas I crazy comments like "Why don't you speak like George Bush" (his accent). I just laugh and tell them Texas Pete wasn't from Texas (as you know that's a NC thing).
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  17. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

    Welcome from another NC'er (southern piedmont). Hoping, like you are, that we don't get much in the way of weather from Erika.
  18. ditch witch

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

    You know I was at a writer's retreat a few weeks ago and one of the other authors was from NC. As far as any of them knew I was native Texas (we left NC for TX before I turned 6) but she heard me talking and immediately asked me if I was originally from NC. Apparently the accent is still there under the twang, lol!
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  19. BlueDuck

    BlueDuck Monkey+++

    Welcome to the Monkey.
  20. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Welcome to the tree!
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