Permission to come aboard?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by M118LR, May 2, 2017.


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  1. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    Hello from Northeast Florida. Most of my survival training was long ago, far away, and has been at government expense. But it is apparent that it worked, otherwise this would be a real short introduction. Dabbling in "Bushcraft" I've perused some of the literary giants:Richard Graves, Mors Kochanski, etc.......... One of my all time favorites is BACK TO BASICS (Readers Digest) How to learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills. Being somewhat antique, I still subscribe to OUTDOOR LIFE etc.
     
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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome from the Pacific Northwet..
     
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  3. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Welcome aboard, M118LR. Little more is expected than to subscribe to the Site's CoC Resource - Site Rules | Code of Conduct | Survival Monkey Forums, and play nicely with the rest of the members.

    If you have any problems or issues, PM a mod. They are, in my experience helpful towards new members who are feeling their way. Don't stand too close to me....I'm a bit of a flak catcher, and wouldn't like you to experience collateral damage aimed at me. ;)

    Plenty of resources to draw upon Resources | Survival Monkey Forums to fill in your knowledge gaps...and a well stocked reading room for all of your PAW and other fiction interests. Survival Reading Room

    If you are a survival food gourmand...try...Recipes, and add a few of your own favourite recipes to the list.
     
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  4. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Welcome aboard? Be you a squid? A pollywog or a shellback? A skimmer, A sewer pipe, A gator freighter, or a bird farm sailor? Even rarer one of those ancient brown water sailors? Old Navy Chief asking. Also in Florida over Gainesville way. Well whatever pull up a stool or a chair and sit awhile, and tell us more. Sea stories of adventure, mayhem, danger, and comedy are always appreciated. Welcome to the Monkey tree.
     
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  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Welcome to the monkey @M118LR I am sure you have lots to share. I see the gentlemen above did a lovely job of welcoming you aboard. I have not read an Outdoor Life magazine in years. I will have to hunt down a copy.
     
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  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Permission granted and welcome aboard. Those seatbelts are there for a reason, use 'em when things get choppy.
     
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  7. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Who you callin' ancient you old fossil. Do they even still have gunners mate rating in the modern navy? ;)
     
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  8. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    What? I don't know! Been out longer than I was in, and probably haven't been on a Naval Base in 10 years plus. What was the question? Actually, the Navy .... for a very short period of time in the recent past did away with all ratings; yeoman, radioman, operations specialist, quartermaster, signalman, sonarman, gunnersmate etc etc.
    All of that lasted less than 6 months before they reversed their decision ..... DUH
     
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  9. Brokor

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

    I don't like large bodies of water. I can't even swim. This should tell you the extent of my Navy career (NIL).
    But...
    WELCOME to the Survival Monkey! [winkthumb]
     
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  10. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Yep, they do. They took the smart ones and made missile techs out of them, the other ones like tac, they put in charge of the small arms lockers.
     
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  11. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

  12. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Welcome from a usaf maintainer.
     
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  13. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Grab a branch and hang on tight!!
     
  14. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    Welcome from the great State of Jefferson.
     
  15. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Welcome from an old A.F. P.J. Glad to have ya, sit back and let er rip,always love old sea stories!
     
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  16. Kingfish

    Kingfish Self Reliant

    Welcome
     
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  17. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Welcome!!!
     
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  18. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    How to answer? (Probably in Sailor Lexicon:) ) Blue Nosed, Blue Balled, Shellbacked, Black Bag Sniper Frogman! That was forced to become a Special Assignment Aircrew man (NAC/CAC/SAR) in 1983. Perhaps I'll just brace the Leeward Bulkhead and listen to the unrepentant split-tailed scuttlebutt running rampant in the goat locker. I could tell you hair raising Sea Stories that would knock the barnacles off "Old Bill". But me mouths gone dry, so we will have to wait till we hit the Pub on the Strand. LOL. (Will that due tacmotusn?)
     
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  19. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Welcome aboard!
    [USMC]
     
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  20. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome to the Tree... I will refrain from making light of our nautical brethren...

    [usaf]
     
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