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    Default And so it begins....

    I made this website 6 years ago. I had taken a Wilderness Survival class in ROTC and when studying there was such a low amount reference material online I thought I should make a site about it. I kept saying that "I should make a wilderness survival site" until my wife said "Well, do it already." So I did.

    I waited quite awhile to add the forum, but once I did it really came to life, I want to thank all of you who have participated. I run around 6 forums and I was just remarking to my wife the other day how much I loved this one. More than any other forum I run this one has more quickly attracted better, more knowledgable people.

    You also have been so well behaved. Really, lots of great on topic relevant discussions with very little bickering (I did read something about who knows more about moose, if that is the worst it gets, great).

    There has only been one person who needed discipline, they were posting nonsensical garbage posts for no apparent reason.

    Until now, I got 2 PMs today about members causing problems. What has happened?

    I don't want to be all heavy handed, appoint a moderator, enforce rules, I like the whole mutual respect comradery instead, but things have to stay civil.

    So, here are some rules to keep in mind.

    1. No hate speech. No derogatory comments about someone or a group of people based on sex, race, age, religion, whatever.

    2. No personal attacks. If you disagree with someone, refute their statement. Don't call them a village idiot.

    3. Private messages are private. Posting them publicly is just being antagonistic.

    4. Keep discussion PG-13. If it goes to R rated this website might not be accessible from work places, schools, libraries, and the like.

    5. No posting commercial advertisements (aka spamming).

    I'm not going to start with the policing now, since I never really gave you rules, but here are the rules, please try to follow them.


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    nice to finally hear from ya any experiences you would like to share from rotc

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    Thanks for a great site,Chris.
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    Thumbs up

    This is my favorite forum. Iíve learned a lot. Thank you so much for making this website. The rules are very reasonable.

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    Default I told you guys

    now you went and got dad mad and we ALL are getting heck...
    some fella confronted me the other day and asked "What's your problem?" So I told him, "I don't have a problem I am a problem"

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    Unhappy New leaf.

    Yeah I really feel bad about all the names I called "The Bare Wilderness Numptys." So I'll just refer to them collectively as the TBWN if you all don't mind. That way it's not personal.
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    Fair enough then

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    Sarge -- they are numptys - and they're not on this site (therefore fair game in my book), if they were I'd venture to say theu wouldn't be here long.

    Chris - thanks for the site
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    Cool Yeah Foggy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fog_Harbor View Post
    Sarge -- they are numptys - and they're not on this site (therefore fair game in my book), if they were I'd venture to say theu wouldn't be here long.

    Chris - thanks for the site
    I hear what your saying, I think they hoped they could round up followers by posting their web-site and using that line about needing to know more about edible plants in an area they'd obviously lived in for many years as a come-on for the "easily-impressed.". My reflection on the way I handled it is that I probably deliberately shut down the only line of communication I might of had with them by my hard attitude. Yet Survival is life or death. If they can't take the hard questions they should stay out of the woods altogether. And I'm not buying that lame rap that "maybe they are learning from us" either. I won't make excuses for anybody and I don't respect those that do. If they're man (figurative) enough to post here, they should own up to the questions posed, all of the questions, even if they don't like them. That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. Asking questions is a great way to dialogue as it involves both parties in the thinking process. The only way that someone would duck them is if they didn't want to answer for a number of reasons. ie.: don't know, know but don't want to say, etc.
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    Default you guys....

    Let it go, you're just gonna get Dad mad again.
    some fella confronted me the other day and asked "What's your problem?" So I told him, "I don't have a problem I am a problem"

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    Wink Awww Trax!

    Quote Originally Posted by trax View Post
    Let it go, you're just gonna get Dad mad again.
    Sorry Mother! Those guys caused more uproar with a couple /three posts than anybody else.
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    some ppl's children i swear..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge47 View Post
    Sorry Mother! Those guys caused more uproar with a couple /three posts than anybody else.
    They didnít cause an up uproar. Our actions and reactions toward their post are our own responsibility and not in their hands. Be fair.

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    Dose of reality here.

    Owl Girl is right. We are resp. for our own actions and finger positioning.

    Let's all just take three deep breaths, pick up that Absolute, roll it around in your mouth, push the two olives to the side between your cheeks, now swallow.

    Chew the olives, nice and slow savoring the concentrated vodka seaping out.

    There.

    What were we talking abou?

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    Wink Oh, go hug a moose!

    Quote Originally Posted by owl_girl View Post
    They didnít cause an up uproar. Our actions and reactions toward their post are our own responsibility and not in their hands. Be fair.
    Go ahead, admonish me! Admonish me! I need it! I crave it I....oops.
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    Default Amen!

    Quote Originally Posted by trax View Post
    Let it go, you're just gonna get Dad mad again.
    No kidding, don't get me started about unanswered questions.

    Anyways, i see you guys have been busy while I was away!

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    Red face Thanks kiddo!

    Quote Originally Posted by owl_girl View Post
    They didnít cause an up uproar. Our actions and reactions toward their post are our own responsibility and not in their hands. Be fair.
    My last post was me being funny, but I do listen to you, please excuse my bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge47 View Post
    My last post was me being funny, but I do listen to you, please excuse my bad.
    Yea I know your being funny though for a sec I thought you might have gone crazy lol.

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    Thaks Chris For This Site

    Send you down a gift package sometime
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    Quote Originally Posted by owl_girl View Post
    Yea I know your being funny though for a sec I thought you might have gone crazy lol.
    Crazy.....ER?
    some fella confronted me the other day and asked "What's your problem?" So I told him, "I don't have a problem I am a problem"

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