New Monkey in the tree ;)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Guy Ross, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Guy Ross

    Guy Ross Monkey

    Hi all,
    I have been into preparedness for 3 years now. I've started as a typical prepper but evolved into an urban homesteader with a strong focus (obsession?) for everything self-reliance.

    Lately my efforts have been on food DIY'ing-making jerky, beer, rice wine and bacon next month. I make my own soap as well and so on. I always have lots of projects to do and skills to acquire.

    I am getting into bushcrafting as well as a plan B with a couple of courses booked for next month. I might be a monkey but not a one trick pony.

    However my end-game would be to tap-out of the rat race and have my own homestead in the countryside but that's work in progress.
  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

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  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Welcome! We're not like other forums. We advocate civil discourse, so please feel welcome.
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  4. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    Welcome from the great State of Jefferson.
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  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Hi @Guy Ross welcome to SM. Urban homesteader. That is my current focus and I have some questions- How close are your neighbors? And when you say you make soap, do you make the lye and everything. I am now in urban sprawl and trying to do stuff but know that people are all around me.
  6. sarawolf

    sarawolf Monkey+++

    A very big welcome to you :)
  7. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Is that Calibraska or Oklarado? My memory...oh, it's Oressippi!
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  9. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Welcome Aboard!
  10. Guy Ross

    Guy Ross Monkey

    Well Motomom34 I live in a city, far away from the center through. Think suburbia. My growing spaces aren't attached to my house but are separate. Both my allotments are 2 miles away which is not perfect but reasonable enough. You still can get a lot done despite being in a suburb. In terms of opsec and security matters it isn't the best setting but see that as a steppingstone while you can safeLy acquire lifelong skills-canning, root collaring, growing your own food, caring for fruit trees, even keeping a few chickens.

    I made my soap using store brought lye and fats, Lye is rather dangerous to mess with so I will try to get some lard and make soap from that before I try to make my own lye or potash, which is cheap and last some time.

    Do what you can and slowly increase your self-reliance up to a point where you are self-sufficient in your chosen areas ;)
  11. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome Here! You sound like you have your head screwed down right!
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  13. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome to the monkey... Take some wisdom... leave some wisdom.... It's not the easy way but it is the Monkey way....
  14. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017


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  15. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    Welcome, it's OK the guys here have a bite worse than their bark...

  16. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Unless provoked...... even the short ones can kick you in the knee. ;)

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  17. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Welcome to the site! I hope you enjoy it!:)
  18. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Welcome to the tree!
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    Glad to have you.
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