Surviving in Olympia, WA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by golddigger14s, Feb 5, 2014.


  1. golddigger14s

    golddigger14s Monkey

    Retired from 21 years in the Army as an Avenger Master Gunner. Here in WA one of our biggest threats is a LARGE earthquake, The Cascadia. I'm currently a rep for Thrive Life freeze died food, and also working on getting my FFL. I know I'm the FNG, but one thought I have already is having a thread dedicated to each state for easier networking?
    Keep Calm, and Carry on.
     
  2. Yard Dart

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

    Good to see you @golddigger14s !! Just to the North of you.....
     
  3. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Welcome from a ways east of you..
     
  4. Yard Dart

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

  5. sarawolf

    sarawolf Monkey++

    Welcome, we're 6 hours southeast of you. Have a son and a niece living not far from your area.
     
  6. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to the Monkey Tree.... Pick out a branch, and have a look around.... Lots of good Information here and plenty of good folks, here'bouts, as well.... Thank You for your Service. Know your country well, (I assume you were mustered out at (JB Lewis/McCord) as I grew up in Western Washington, and spent many a weekend out at my GodFathers Farm, south of Roy, Wa (Up in the Bald Hills area) If you haven't found Stewart's Meat Market over in McKenna, WA you should go check it out. They have the BEST Peperoni, and Jerky in existence. .....
     
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  7. NWPilgrim

    NWPilgrim Monkey++

    Welcome!

    I grew up around Boston Harbor up the inlet from Olympia in the 60s-70s, worked around the Sound, returned in 1982. Moved to Portland area in 1996.

    Good group of folks here on the Monkey.
     
  8. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    dont you have some volcano out that way also that is a bit overdue to errupt ????
    That could also be a problem ...
     
  9. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

  10. Yard Dart

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

    Just a small one in the backyard.... Mt. Rainier. Shhhh she is sleeping, don't wake her.
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  11. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    yea thats the one if she decides to blow yall got a problem !!!!
    Please share any preperation yall have for that !!!!
    I know the inlaws are pretty close to there >>>
     
  12. Yard Dart

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

    Well if she starts to venting I will be making plan's to BO.... I am potentially right in the blast zone depending on how it goes, but not in a valley which should avoid any lahar flows. The lahar's are one of the things that made Mt St Helen's such a mess for those outside the immediate blast zone. The debris plugged up the rivers, causing a lot of flooding outside of the normal areas. Many roads outside the blast zone were impassable due to the water and debris.
     
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  13. NWPilgrim

    NWPilgrim Monkey++

    I think Olympia is fairly safe from Mt Rainier eruption. It is slightly south of east from Olympia and winds are generally from SW, NW or N, so the ash cloud would be blowing away. The mud flows traditionally have gone through Puyallup area to the NE. Might get as close as the Nisqually delta but Lacey-Oly-Tumwater which are south of there have generally not been endangered. Tacoma and Centralia are likely in the most danger on the west side of the Mt. Everything to the East and NE of it would be catching the ash, particularly Yakima through Spokane.
     
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  14. Yard Dart

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

    You are exactly correct NWP....I unfortunately am directly North near the "claw" as we call it.

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  15. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    All can say is Thanks a lot!! Judging by the rock formations around Spokane, the ash got deep in the past..
     
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  16. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    glad to see yall are researching it and preparing>>>
    One thing i can say from Katrina experience is beware of those evacuating !!!
     
  17. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Trying to set up on the mountain so I don't have to join the "great migration"..
     
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