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Hi! - From Western Massachusetts

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CalmAsHinduCows, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. I thought I would say hi and introduce myself. :)

    I'm not really a true prepper in a sense, but I do love learning how to live off the grid and I spent a lot of my time in the outdoors. I love to camp, hike, backpack, trek, basically anything that lets me live off the land for extended periods of time. I absolutely love it.

    This site/forum looks amazingly well organized and everyone seems so friendly and informative based on what I've been reading.

    I hope to stick around for awhile and really learn a thing or two, and maybe, share some experiences and knowledge I've picked up along the way. :D
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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to our Monkey Tree... Pick yourself out a branch and have a good look around.....
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  3. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    Welcome sir. Good group to hang with.
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  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

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  5. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Good folks here and:
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  6. Wow, thank you all for the warm wishes. It does look like a good group of people here and I'm sure I will enjoy my time. :D
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  7. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

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  8. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Welcome. Go Pats!
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  9. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Glad you joined @CalmAsHinduCows. Question regarding your backpacking- hiking. When you hike do you carry all you need for X amount of days or do you carry minimal and make shelters from the resources around you etc..?
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  10. Great question. I normally just have a small pack with my essentials and craft/make what I need to. I've been volunteering on different WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) sites, in different countries, going on 8 years now. Its been a blast and a learning experience for sure.

    It also depends if I'm going solo or with a group, ages of everyone, etc. But, overall, just the bare necessities.

  11. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Yeah, what HE said![ditto]
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  12. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    to the Monkey!!
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  13. kellory

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

    Excellent, another source of knowledge, with experience on trails. I look forward to your gear reviews, and choices in equipment.
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  14. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Western MA is very beautiful country. I miss venturing out there, lots of fantastic nature trails.

    Welcome to the monkey!
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  15. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

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  16. Dont

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

    Welcome to our tree..
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  17. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome to our little part of the Web....
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  18. Again, thank you so much all the welcomes. This place already seems like somewhere I'd love to stick around. :)
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  19. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Glad to have you
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