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Old 10-21-2007, 08:04 AM
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Hello all, (especially landline000!) I am another Mainer teaching in Hokkaido! I finish in two weeks though and am heading back home. Small world.

Anyways, I have grown up in the woods of north central Maine. Avid hunter, fisherman and have always gardened with my family. I am just about to buy my own piece of land and look forward to having my own garden. Being a survivalist is something that has always been very important to me. Although I recognize the absolute horror that would come with EOTWS.. (did I get that right?? End Of The World Scenarios?? It may take me a while to catch up on the lingo)...I do have a slight morbid fascination with it as well. I spend a lot of time trying to improve my skills. Thankfully, they are all things I enjoy doing! i.e. hunting and gardening.

I have only found this site today. For some reason I never thought to look for survival forums. I am constantly trying to educate myself on my own. I am very excited to be joining this community and hope I can learn as well as offer a lot.

Most of my research lately has been about food preservation and water storage. I feel that food and water is number one and it is also what I am least experienced in. Hopefully the woods of northern Maine will not get overrun by everyone on the east coast if TSHTF. Everyone go west, please!:D

In the hour or two I have been reading on this site I have seen a lot of emphasis on concealing yourself. This is something I have always thought was important but never had anyone to share my ideas with. I am interested on peoples views on balancing stealth with the community you will need to be a part of. Anyways, I am pumped to talk to you all!

One more thing. I am quite possibly the worlds worst speller so I apologize in advance. I will not always have time to use the spell checker. Please don't hold it against me.:o

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Welcome to the community kodie1. Sounds like you eager to learn and we are eager to hear your experiences and looking to see you share with what you know about gardening. Personally, I keep my survivalist side quite to the public. I tried that out and I got some bad review (i.e. I was told I was crazy by some sheeple, one day though.)

Anyways glad to see new faces. Cheers and see you around the site.

Oh also, don’t worry too much about the spelling issue. I always type fast, spell check later.:D
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Welcome! I went to Maine once when I was younger, it's lovely up there. I doubt you need to worry too much abt people coming up there to evacuate...the snow alone would scare off most refugees, and if it didn't those HUGE MEAN Flies would. Glad to have you here!
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Welcome Kodie. I spent a little time in Presque Isle. Fell in love with the country and the people. And the phone books there were loaded with the same French names found in my native Louisiana. Felt like home but a little colder.
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Well, even in Rawles classic, the well prepared survivalist group get
over-run. The lesson was not lost on us and hence the great amount of stuff
on not being a target and concealment and stuff- ya see?

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Well hello there! I wasn't aware there was another Mainer in Hokkaido! I hear you about 'small world syndrome,' as there's a couple in my town who visited Maine and some family friends of mine many years back; I never knew. Strange coincidences abound, I guess.

Sorry you won't be around the 'do longer, but enjoy the return, if not necesarily the return trip.

The grade-A wonderful thing about northern Maine is that it just isn't a very appealing target for yuppies... mostly. I'm a coastal boy fromnear the Downeast/Bar Harbor area, with all the 'wonderful' tourists, but I'm quite envious of you, especially with the (upcoming?) land purchase.

As for keeping in 'survivalist stealth mode,' well... that's just what I do; it ain't mentioned 'till it's mentioned. I'm also relatively new to it. I can brush off 'Oh, hey, he's really prepared for some odd reason?' because I've done a lot of stage management and the like. There's nothing quite like having to 'take care' of a production and especially actors to prepare oneself for darn near ANY eventuality. Artistic types, y'know?

Mostly for kodie1: Do you remember the huge ice storm a number of years back, in 1998 I think?
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Ice storm of 98, of course. That was the year I graduated high school. We had a three week winter break. It was awesome. My parents, who lived on a unmaintained road were without power for 15 days. No big deal though. A few years back they found a huge diesel generator that is used on the Alaskan pipeline. They paid 1,000 buck to have it refurbished. Other that that it was free. It had only been used for someting like 500 hours!

And ya, luckily for me the, yuppy line is still south of....about waterville I would say. I do love the coast though. My wife wants to move over to Western Maine. She loves the mountains. Near Bethal. It is not my first choice but, it still borders massive wilderness and marraige is all about compromise right! Plus I love snow so...and more importantly her!
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Hey, I feel like im posting this a few years to late! But Maine rocks, I love it. I'm a local born and raised! Good to see you guys on hear, especially if the ice storm was when you graduated i was in high school for that but it was CRAZY!
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Welcome!

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Fellow MAINE-iacs!?!?!?! awesome! Well, if anyone's going to survive the EOTWAWKI it's gonna be Mainers!
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I too always had the perspective you share, while I am not quite as active as I'd like to be in this realm, I am always willing to learn and share my experiences as well. looking forward to your gardening tips!!

Welcome from NH/Iraq!
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