New guy from Richmond, VA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by brewmaster1918, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Thanks for letting me be a part of this community. I'm still looking around the site and finding my way around here. I used to be a sheeple, but I smartened up about 2.5 years ago. I looking forward to have some good discussions with everybody here.
  2. kellory

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

    Welcome. Grab a branch, and hang out a while. Need help, there is a search box at top.right, and you can ask questions in the shout box, and someone will be happy to help.
  3. Thanks. I became a survivalist because I feared an economic collapse. Now, I'm more afraid of Big Brother. My wife isn't 100% on board yet but I'm slowly getting her there.
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Lead her in, don't push. She'll see the advantages and catch up.
    brewmaster1918 likes this.
  5. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Welcome to the Monkey tree!
  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Welcome from the West Coast!!
    brewmaster1918 likes this.
  7. KAS

    KAS Monkey+++

    i have a similar probablem with the wife situation also....
    She is into prepping but only what she want to store ...{food and spices ect}
    She canot grasp the candles or y i have 12 propane tanks and recycle screws and nails ...
    And the spare parts drives he crazy and calls me a horder,,,
    Ill learn her !!
    Yard Dart and brewmaster1918 like this.
  8. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus

    Welcome from NC. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. It'll happen, even if it takes some time, it'll happen.
    brewmaster1918 likes this.
  9. Thanks for your responses. She agrees that we should store some food and water in case of an emergency, and I got her into skeet shooting now but that's the extent of it. She thinks storing food and water for 7 days and some batteries is good enough. She also thinks I obsess about this. We both have good paying jobs (for now). She's not stupid. I'll get her on board soon enough. In the meantime, we're trying to pay down some bills, and I'm working on getting in shape and trying to get off the stupid Blood Pressure pills.
  10. swampbilly

    swampbilly Gone Galt

    Hey Brew
    brewmaster1918 likes this.
  11. Hey Billy good to see you. Welcome to the site. I'm at work now and I'm heading out of town this weekend, and working next week, so I probably won't get my profile set up until the weekend after this.
    swampbilly likes this.
  12. swampbilly

    swampbilly Gone Galt

    You still going to do the wings on Wednesday?
  13. No wings for me tonight. I'm working tomorrow, then driving back to Richmond tomorrow night after work. I'm taking Friday off. We're flying out on Friday to visit my parents, then coming back on Monday and I'm driving back to work on Tuesday morning. I don't like to drink beer and eat wings on the night before I leave here, because the driving home day, is pretty rough and I like to be alert.

    To the others here, I work 100 miles from home, in northern Virginia, and the traffic is nasty (route 95 from Richmond to close to DC) so I rent a place and stay there during the week and drive home on the weekends to see my wife. there's a bar close to where I stay that has 50 cent wings and $2 beers on Wednesday nights.
  14. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    I know the having to travel to visit the wife.. Not as far tho..

    Oh, and, welcome to the tree!!
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 5, 2014
    brewmaster1918 and swampbilly like this.
  15. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Less aggravation in your life sure way to help with that.... and Welcome to the Monkey Tree....
    swampbilly and brewmaster1918 like this.
  16. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    swampbilly likes this.
survivalmonkey SSL seal warrant canary