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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ReconMike78, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. ReconMike78

    ReconMike78 Monkey

    First let me say hi to all my fellow North Cackalakies...then to all the other fellow survivalist, preppers, offgridders here on the monkey...my name is Mike and I live currently in the Raleigh area. I recently within the last year started really researching the lifestyle and some of what its about. I just actually started aquiring certain items. Since i was in the Army for a few years, i decided to start with what i know..."weapons". So i just picked up my first sets of defensive knives. Have a few more coming in this week...Of course i do day dream about the perfect offgrid living plot of land also. All in all this will with all hope in mind lead to a complete offgrid living situation within a few years. As a newbie in the lifestyle im still a baby in a grownup world even at 36 yrs old haha. So any info or mentoring i can pick up along the way to insure success will be retained and appreciated. I look forward to gettin to know you an talking to you.
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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Welcome to the Monkey Mike!! I spent 7 years out at Fayetnam and miss NC from time to time. I recently sold my old place out in Hope Mills after renting it out for many years.

    Grab a branch and take a long look around. There is a ton of information about any subject you want to dive into to, learn and discover. There are many folks here that are smart as a whip on various subjects so never worry about asking a question, we are all here to learn and be better prepared.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2014
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  3. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Welcome. And salutes to you for your service.
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  4. ReconMike78

    ReconMike78 Monkey

    thanks guys for the welcome...BT if you could help me get the name change ide be greatful. Mike thank you for your service as well...i look forward to learnin a whole lot more to help get me where i wanna be and even after that.
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  5. ReconMike78

    ReconMike78 Monkey

    ok cool thanks BT
  6. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome from another NC monkey... Find a branch and hang on for the ride,,,
  7. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Welcome from yet another Tar Heel! Spent a lot of time in those piney woods of Cumberland County!
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  8. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    Welcome from western NC. Good to have you aboard.
  9. ReconMike78

    ReconMike78 Monkey

    wow...theres more TarHeels here than i thought there would be...glad to meet you all
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  10. Snake_Doctor

    Snake_Doctor Call me Snake...

    Welcome. and thanks for your service. I'm just a wilderness survival person myself, but this is a good place to learn..
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  11. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Back at ya!! Southeastern NC. About 65 miles SE of your area!
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  12. ReconMike78

    ReconMike78 Monkey

    thanks Snake...im into more of the primitive camping/survival myself...although my plan is to go completely off grid within just a couple years if everything goes right...i still enjoy the simpleness of nothin but a rack n pack...look forward to talkin
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  13. ReconMike78

    ReconMike78 Monkey

    Johnston Co. was my neck of the woods growin up...moved to Raleigh to be close to work...and needless to say i hate it...fully intend to move back out to the sticks asap.
  14. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Y'all do know where the term Tar Heels comes from?
  15. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    Welcome from the southern piedmont!
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  16. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    What the heck is Piedmont anyway? I put a microwave system in for Piedmont Electric in Burlington area, but forgot to ask that question.
  17. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

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  18. ReconMike78

    ReconMike78 Monkey

    yeah but actually there are several supposed reasons for the term...one theory for the term is because before the American Civil War...North Carolina was the leading export of tar and terpentine...in which members of the British Fleet would paint the bottoms of wooden ships to seal them from leaking...henceforth those painting would get tar covered heels...the other theory is that soldiers poured tar into the tar river to keep British soldiers from crossing the river...again getting tar on their feet...another explaination of the term is that during the civil war, Gen. Robert E. Lee placed the name on North Carolina soldiers because they refused to give up...as in they would not retreat....but either of the 3 sound good reasons i guess....sorry i just got off work and i ramble when im half asleep
  19. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Welcome from NC Foothills
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  20. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Finally, someone from a part of NC that don't have something to do with pee
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