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New Guy from South Eastern United States

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kellyjt, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. kellyjt

    kellyjt Monkey

    I am a new member from the South Eastern United States. I'm not an extreme prepper however I am very cautious, and begining to start focusing on the safety, security, etc again of my family. I'm sure many would call me paranoid (well maybe not people from here) however on here yall can call me John Kelly. I look forward to discussing prep plans, technology, etc etc etc. I use a bootable version of TOR to access this site as well as much of my other prepping websites, plans etc so I may not always respond quickly. I look forward to it! Stay safe ya'll.

    John Kelly
  2. Yard Dart

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

    Welcome to the Monkey John!!! Being cautious/paranoid is not an issue.... but being unprepared is.... There is much knowledge here to help you along the way. Looking forward to your contributions as well!!
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  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    You're not paranoid, you have realized there is more to being prepared than prepping. Welcome here, John!!
  4. kellyjt

    kellyjt Monkey

    Thanks ya'll. Yeah I have an emergency services backgroud, where its not all about just the equipment, there is pre-planning, security, intelligence, etc etc etc. Glad to finally find a place where its not all just people jumping on the bandwagon of reality tv shows etc. Some of those things are wonderful, nice (would love to have and am possibly going to build a small covert storage area under my backyard shed) however I also want to look at all aspects of prepping and want to do it in a secure way, which I think I may have finally found thre right place to do that.
  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Missed you earlier but welcome to the monkey. I look forward to your input, especially with your background. Your shed project will be interesting. Are you going to tunnel under it? Walls? Floor? Concrete? Lots of questions on the shed idea.
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  6. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Welcome to the Monkey Tree!
  7. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    Welcome aboard.
    Not sure how TOR would slow down your response time but whatever.
    You also shouldnt think it will keep you anon....
    It was developed by the Navy and DARPA dude....you think they can't skin your onion?

    Just say'n.
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  8. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    TOR has already been compromised, frankly I don't think any of us are important enough to worry about it.
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  9. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep Site Supporter++

    Just because you think their out to get you, doesn't mean their not!:D
    Great site lots of cool stuff! Getting prepared is almost fun and a good family activity.
  10. kellyjt

    kellyjt Monkey

    Tor itself is not slowing it down, its the fact that I don't always have access to the computer I run tor on. :D and good point... but anyway - for the shed project -

    I have a 10x10 shed in my back yard it sits about 1.5 feet above the ground.... thinking of making a panel in the floor, and in the void space underneath digging out some extra storage space, shoring it up/make a room, waterproof it etc. accessed all through the shed.
  11. Gafarmboy

    Gafarmboy Monkey+++

    Welcome to the tree. Much to learn here and I am sure you have much to share. Just to let you in on a little secret, there is no difference between being paranoid and constant vigilance. As in "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance."
  12. AmericanRedoubt1776

    AmericanRedoubt1776 American Redoubt: Idaho-Montana-Oregon-Wyoming Site Supporter+

  13. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Welcome John! Good folks and an insane amount of knowledge and experience abound here!
  14. GOG

    GOG Monkey++

    Welcome here. Being prudent and prepared is common sense; a thing sadly lacking in most of society today.
  15. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    This is a great place, i think you will like it.
  16. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Whew! At least you didn't tell him "Insane folks and a good amount of knowledge.."! We'll let him find that out on his own.;)
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