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I stumbled on the site a while back while Googling something but only recently signed up. I have interests in how to sustain when (not if, but when) the SHTF day comes to my town.

Why am I here? My vivid recollection from Hurricane Katrina is that civilization can collapse in a matter of hours. All other things being equal, survival will happen for those who are prepared.

The thumbnail intro: ordinary guy doing life in America - military service (USMC, 4 years) just out of high school. Got out and married my high school sweetheart, blessed now with two grown daughters, two God-sent sons in law, and three outstanding grands. One dog (English Springer Spaniel), 57 previous cats (lifetime total, never more than 2 keepers at one time). Getting close to retirement and looking forward to it. Journalist, theologian & psychologist by training. My work is best described as that of an educator.

The username is chosen because as a kid I was always dozing off to sleep in church... Don't misconstrue that as a negative statement about life in church. Rather, take it as a tongue in cheek spin on a guy who still loves his daily nap.


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Welcome from Southern Illinois. A place ruled by lunatic dictators running the state from Chicagostan.
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