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Howdy from Alaska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thegoldlock.com, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. thegoldlock.com

    thegoldlock.com Rural Alaskan Survivalist

    I'm a loner and usually stay away from anything social such as blogs and forums but I found this site interesting. It is different and unique and I'm not sure why. I can tell that there are many knowledgeable people that contribute to this site and I'm sure I can learn from your experiences. Hopefully I can add value to this site and tell you about the mistakes I've made and how not to repeat them.

    About me? Patriarch of an arctic neanderthal clan that is surviving through subsistence in a modern world. My wife thinks its more like Homer Simpson and family existing in backwoods redneck Alaska.

    I'm from Alaska originally. Joined the Navy and saw the Globe. Was kicked out of the Naval Nuclear Power Program. Went to the Republic of Panama and did the Marine/Army thing for three years before/during/after the overthrow of the Noriega regime. Then went to Gulf War One and searched ships for weapons of mass destruction. Went to the Caribbean and searched ships for drugs. After that was college; BS Chemical Engineering. Returned to my roots in Alaska and lived in a cabin pretending to be Jeremiah Johnson. This was awesome until I accidentally became married and my bride demanded running water. Did a lot of remote construction/oil jobs to support my family. Now after four children we live on an old homestead trying to exist as independently as possible. Firewood, gardening, fishing, hunting, reloading, canning, etc. Trying to teach our children the skills they will need to thrive wherever they decide to live.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2016
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  2. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Welcome, finally someone from Alaska;)
  3. kellory

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

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  4. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    That's what its all about @thegoldlock.com Welcome!
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  5. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    I thought it was more aboot advertising his website?
    Welcome aboard Esker Coffey.
  6. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

    Welcome from Texas!
  7. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Again, Welcome to our Monkey Tree... Pick out a branch, and have a look around...
  8. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Happy to make your acquaintance.
  9. thegoldlock.com

    thegoldlock.com Rural Alaskan Survivalist

    Thanks.. I have to admit that was my original intent but I really started to like this site.
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  10. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

  11. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    Welcome. Lots of good people and info here.
  12. Seepalaces

    Seepalaces Monkey++ Site Supporter+

  13. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Welcome aboard! Hope you enjoy your time here and we can learn from one another!

    BTW, sounds like we shared time-in-country on more than one occasion...
    Semper Fi ;)
  14. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    I like an honest man with gold...
    We'll get along just fine.
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  15. kellory

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

  16. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    @thegoldlock.com absolutely loved your opening statement. Four kids... big family and I am sure never a dull moment. Do you home school them? Sounds like you have a lot to share. Look forward to your posts.
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  17. Dont

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

  18. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just WHERE do you think I live, New York City????

    NOPE, No Salsa... I am a Bland Diet Eater.... Now Alaskachick, on the other hand.......
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2016
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  19. kellory

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

    You make salsa too?:cautious:
  20. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

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