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Hi from Texas

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  • Hi from Texas

    Hey everybody. I'd just like to pop in and introduce myself.

    I"m a ~30 year old male from NW Texas (Lubbock) who has been into the preparedness scene for 5 years or so now (well I've been into making "survival kits" since I was a kid, only joined the online communities or started gear whoring in the last 5 years). I, like a lot of people started off by buying guns... lots of guns... but I got involved with another online forum where I met some people and now, although I still own the guns, I actually enjoy the outdoorsy aspects of preparedness more than the tactical stuff. I try to go hunting/camping/hiking at least 4-6 times a year and I consider myself reasonably well prepared (or as prepared as a city dweller can reasonably be without dropping $100k on a retreat). I consider preparedness my hobby and wrap my outdoor pursuits and shooting into that.

    I stumbled into this site looking for gear reviews. Looking over your forums I think I might consider moving from my old home to here. I am drawn to the quality of posts and the relative suppression of trolls. Also i like that the "be prepared" forums have way more posts than the "off-topic" forums, in my opinion I think off-topic forums tend to attract the more immature people on the internet, and I'd be just as happy if they didn't exist. I also appreciate that you are looking at presenting yourself in a more mainstream manner, as the manner in which survivalism & preparedness is presented in most other places I have found is either based upon religion, anti-government anarchism or extremely nerdified (zombies!), making me embarrassed to be associated with it and having to work hard to hide it.

    I'm a very busy person, and I'll never be one of the top posters, but what I will do (if I stay happy with community) is contribute a hundred or so solid posts a year (reviews, product comparisons, and well thought-out, non-flaming opinions) and be willing to participate in local/regional events.

    Here's to hoping for a mutually beneficial relationship.


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    Howdy from a fellow texan


    • #3
      looking forward to your gear reviews.


      • #4
        Welcome from SE Arizona. Look forward to your gear reviews. Also, look at MAGS thread where his reviews are almost a must read .
        As Zombie Axe would say...
        "Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty."


        • #5
          Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.


          • #6
            Welcome, make yourself at home.
            "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012


            • #7
              A big welcome from NC!
              "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
              -Ben Franklin


              • #8
                Welcome and enjoy..


                • #9
                  Welcome from another newbie. I agree with your assessment on how the general public's view of us. I only talk to a couple friends about my prepping.

                  Great name... read a book called Guns Up a few years back. About a couple Marines in Nam who were M60 machine gunners.


                  • #10
                    Welcome from Western Arkansas and i hope that you are not in the fire area.


                    • #11
                      Well it sounds as if you should fit in well here. Enjoy.


                      • #12
                        Howdy... from Ky


                        • #13
                          Welcome from NC.
                          Glad you are here.
                          The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.