Hey there, new guy here.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jamatto1, Jul 31, 2017.


  1. Jamatto1

    Jamatto1 Monkey

    Greetings from New York,

    My name is Jason and I'm, obviously, very new here. By comparison, I'm very new to the ideas of prepping and survivalism, but it's something I'm very interested in and have a healthy respect for.

    In joining this community, my only goal, right now, is to learn, not teach.

    I'm 27, but have an appreciation for the wonders of the outdoors, and know very minimal skills. I can catch and clean fish, make fires, and that's about it.

    My personal goal, one of them anyway, is to live completely sustainably, but that seems very daunting.

    There's lots more I could say here, but I have other priorities at present and just wanted to introduce myself a bit.
     
  2. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    Welcome aboard, Jase. Methinks you'll be surprised at what you already know ---
     
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  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to our Monkey Tree, pick out a Branch, and have a look around...
     
  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Hello @Jamatto1 welcome to Survival Monkey.
    You have a great start plus you want to learn. Give a shout if you need help. Glad you found us.
     
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  5. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    Welcome and soak up that knowledge and practice thoughs skills
     
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  6. Seepalaces

    Seepalaces Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Welcome!!
     
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  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to the forum from the sweltering with the heat PNW. :D
     
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  8. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Welcome. As Merkun said, you probably know more than you think you do. Our goal is to help you realize that you are not without skills even though you might not have used them yet and then to learn even more. Glad you joined us
     
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  9. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome to the Monkey... we all have skill sets that others may not. You may have the knowledge or the ability to explain the knowledge you learn here to some one else... don't sell yourself short...
     
  10. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Welcome aboard, glad to have You! Don't worry, we all had to start some where and there is no dumb question except the one you don't ask, so dig in and have fun!
     
  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Welcome!!!
     
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  12. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    Welcome!
     
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  13. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Welcome, Jamatto, there's much that can be learned here...particularly from the Resources Forum Resources | Survival Monkey Forums However, everyone has things from their own experience, skillsets and knowledge to contribute to the SM knowledge base. Don't forget, asking thoughtful, intelligent, questions is a form of teaching...I understand it's called the Socratic method. ;) Socratic Teaching

    If your respectful self introduction is anything to go by, I'm thinking that you'll have few, if any, issues that would be problematic with continued membership in the SM tree.....however, you may find familiarising yourself with the following posts would be useful.

    Survivalmonkey.com - Site Rules | Code of Conduct | Survival Monkey Forums
    Welcome new site members, from a member (not a mod) | Survival Monkey Forums

    If you are having any issues that are concerning you about your experience here as a SM member, or are having technical difficulties with the site, please don't hesitate to call out to any of the admins or mods: they are here to help, and a better band of folks would be hard to find. They too are bound by the site's CoC and also have their own set of moderating guidelines to comply with.

    Talking of technical issues....take the time to have a look at Brokor's thread Did You Know? Forum Tips and Tricks (New) | Survival Monkey Forums...it will help you navigate the site more easily, and allow you to wring every last bit of digital functionality from the site...

    Again, welcome...I look forward to reading your contributions to the site.
     
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  14. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

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  15. sarawolf

    sarawolf Monkey+++

    Glad you found us and a big welcome.
     
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  16. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    Welcome from the great State of Jefferson.
     
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  17. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Glad to have you here.

    It appears you're already light years ahead of most people these days, who would never soil their delicate fingers by cleaning a fish or building a smoky old fire.

    One would assume from your outdoor activities that you hang out in upstate or western New York, but that's just an assumption. I had an aunt and uncle who retired in the Catskills. They're long gone.
     
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  18. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    1. Hi.
    2. Plant potatoes at your fishing holes.
    3. Dabble with microgreen growing.
    4. Prosper.

     
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  19. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Welcome to the site! I hope you enjoy it! :) There's no need to teach, just join a discussion!
     
  20. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    Hi. [afro]
     
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