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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Marco Montana, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Marco Montana

    Marco Montana Monkey+

    My Name is Marc, I'm 41

    I'm a survivalist by fate!

    I grew up in a home where my step dad hated me beat the crap out of me til the state had given me to my Grandmother, I lived with her til I was 15, at which time I moved back to my Moms because she divorced my step father.

    She caught me upstairs with a girl , and kicked me out of the house, I managed to work to get a few bucks sleeping in alleys, bushes, friends sheds with a creative card board box design. I would make sure to keep a couple bucks in a Lowell Bank so I could keep my ATM card, this way late at night when walking the streets in the freezing winter I could open ATM's and cuddle in the corner for a short time and thaw out.

    I survived learned a lot about people, friends, relatives, and what reallt matters in times of need.

    In 1993 I was enjoying a couple brews with my bros and was mugged by a gang of Asians in Lowell MA. I was shot 3 times and had my leg shattered, was inches away from dieing and "I Survived"

    Today I remember always thinking nothing will happen! Don't worry about it! and of course every time something would happen and I wouldn't be prepared...

    Now I own my house, ha a couple cars, motorcycle, own a few Glocks, my sons serving in Abu Dabi right now. I have a great job, nobody gave me anything! I worked hard to get out of the gutter on my own!

    I strive now like a maniac reading manuals on survival, I watched all 21 episodes of Survivor man in 1 day. I study Bush Craft now, I've made some "BOB" bags for each family member we practice basic techniques in the event we shall need them.

    Well I hope I didn't spew to much info and bore you to death, just wanted to say I LOVE SURVIVING , and will read this site from top to bottom![bestpost]
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome Mark, Yep, You are a survivor.... and will always do well, no matter what happens. this is because you learned very young to USE your Head, for more than a Hat Rack.... Sounds like you are teaching your children, from that same "Hard learned" Playbook. that also says a lot about you... and your family... Welcome to the Monkey Tree... Pick a branch, and dig in...
    Cephus likes this.
  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  4. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Welcome to the Monkey tree Marc,enjoy yourself!
  5. weegrannymush

    weegrannymush Monkey+

    Welcome, Marc. Well, you have been through the mill, haven't you! It sounds like you deserve everything you've earned after all those hard knocks. You will certainly have the right attitudes for survival when the SHTF!!! Hope you enjoy being on this site....I certainly do!
  6. Waz

    Waz Monkey+

    Welcome Marc, One thing you will have to offer is knowledge of doing it tough and how to get by, you like some of us are Survivors, of parental assaults and hard times.
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Welcome. Sorry about the registration delay.

    Look forward to your real world experiences!

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  8. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    Welcome aboard Marco I am sure you will be able to contribute to this site and hopefully learn some also
  9. GrandpaDave

    GrandpaDave Monkey++

    Yeah I've felt the wrong end of my daddy's belt a few times to many... that old man had a punch like a mule! He never would have kicked me out from bring a gal home though... not that I ever did... but he did give me reason to Join the Marines at Seventeen, even signed the papers for me... best thing he ever did for me...

    Glad to have you with us
  10. Marlin

    Marlin Monkey+

    can't say whether you're unlucky or lucky but welcome irregardless
  11. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    Sweet Jesus.. you have stories to tell.. plenty of time to tell them. Ok.. ready? GO!.. :)
  12. Marco Montana

    Marco Montana Monkey+

    Thanks Guys, I love the site very informative...
  13. flyboy207

    flyboy207 Monkey+

    welcome welcome
  14. Smitty

    Smitty Monkey+

    Welcome! Enjoy the view from the tree

  15. cdnboy66

    cdnboy66 Monkey++

    welcome here
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