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    Cool To whom it may concern

    Hello, my name is Sorley!

    Initially I had decided not to post an introduction thread. Today i'm feeling social I suppose! Also, when I decide to do a little experimenting/failing I may have questions. Might as well play along from time to time!

    Mostly I'll be following the suggested rubric from the sticky. 26 this summer, male from northern Illinois. Terrible city called Rockford but i'm about 10miles from Wisconsin and less than two hours from downtown Chicago so it aint bad really.

    Currently i'm a welding student and delivery driver for a sandwich joint called Jimmy Johns. The only formal training I've had is for the conceal and carry license thing and that was a joke mostly(seriously though lol). My favorite thing to do growing up was camping, like go fishing and hiking.. checking out bugs/animals, following creeks.. that sort of a thing.

    Intermediate I guess? definitely between novice and expert depending on the subject/topic. Areas around here are mostly flat, lots of fresh water but not all are great to fish. I've spent some time in smoky mountains area and north min/wis. I've never gone out with a tarp, hatchet, cook pot, chord and flint(maybe fishing line+hooks too) , but i'd like to think i'd be fairly comfortable. At least for a few days X)

    Not really sure what ya'll are looking for as far as preparedness and type.. I have a nice little seed collection and plenty of ammo. We rotate maybe 2-3 weeks of canned goods/non perishables. From time to time i'll buy discount fruit by the bag and dehydrate. Now that I think about it, I don't think we have any water right now ( besides the tap, of course)

    I started doing a garden when I was about 11 at my grandmas place. mostly tomatoes and corn till I was older.. nowadays I have a solid organic(mostly) 10'x10' or so, 2'x6' strawberry patch, some wild onions I like, mulberry bush and some flowers. I'm interested in hunting but I don't know anyone who does all that. As I mentioned, i'm a big fan of outdoor stuff in general. I play drums for a punk band. I like disc golf. I like cooking.. Hmm, idk , I think that about covers it for now!

    And I was gonna keep it short too, dang! O well


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    Welcome home.

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    Hunter63 saying Hey and Welcome....From Wisconsin.

    A good intro just lets everyone know a little about who we are talking with....
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    Hello and second from Tennessee . Grab all the 5 gal buckets from jimmy johns that you can . You will be told what to do with them later.

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome!

    I'm already learning a lot and have found many threads useful. I look forward to doing more reading and possibly getting more involved.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fixit View Post
    Hello and second from Tennessee . Grab all the 5 gal buckets from jimmy johns that you can . You will be told what to do with them later.
    I have a lot of 'junk' in my garage man.. i used to brew, (just lazy these days really) but that's all i've ever used that sort of container for. Curious as to what you had in mind for me!

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    5 gal buckets, plastic milk crates, wood pallets, duck tape and wire ties.....staples of the well rounded homestead.
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    Jeese. You forgot WD40. But yeah...what he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Jeese. You forgot WD40. But yeah...what he said.
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    Welcome aboard... Good intro

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    Welcome to the Forum. Glad you found us. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

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