Welcome to ETS!

Posted by: chaosmagnet

Welcome to ETS! - 06/14/14 04:10 PM

The standard "welcome" message that the moderators send to new users suggests that they drop by Around The Campfire to introduce themselves. However, very few new folks do that. It occurred to me that they may be looking for a thread where others had introduced themselves, and not found it.

So here it is, the official Welcome to ETS thread. It's not in any way mandatory, but new folks are encouraged to introduce themselves here.


Welcome!

chaosmagnet
Posted by: ATN

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 10/17/14 04:52 AM

Hello everyone. My name is Andrew and I am new to this forum. While I have had a vehicle survival kit for a few years, I have been trying to be more prepared at home and make my vehicle kit more mobile should I have to abandon my vehicle.

I have been reading John McCann's book, "Building the Perfect Survival Kit," which is really excellent. I have also been reading Cody Lundin's book, "98.6 Degrees, the Art of Keeping your Ass alive." Any other suggestions for good books are welcome.

Right now, I am trying to fine tune my 72 hour survival kit/ bug out bag. It is essentially my vehicle kit minus most of the stuff that is vehicle specific.
Posted by: Phaedrus

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 10/17/14 07:24 AM

Welcome to ETS! There's a lot of great info here, I think you'll like it.
Posted by: Chisel

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 10/17/14 10:16 AM

Warm welcome Andrew

Please keep in mind that building a survival kit should not be the only focus for preparedness. Building your physical condition and broadening your knowledge are both important.

Also, do not forget any limitations that may require extra thoughts like having an elderly or small kids in your family , or somoene with medical condition like diabetes or short sightedness ..etc.

One example here is : I had an occasional problem in my knee . It is OK most of the time, but I have added a walking cane in the trunk of my car, 'cause you never know ! The knee problem may hit again when I am trying to walk back home after some disaster.
Posted by: leemann

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 10/18/14 01:11 AM

Welcome sir to the forums...
Posted by: ATN

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 10/20/14 08:48 PM

Thank you for welcoming me to the forums.
Posted by: Bingley

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 10/20/14 10:17 PM

So, newbie, what do you think: pepper spray or firearm against a bear?
Posted by: ATN

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 10/20/14 11:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Bingley
So, newbie, what do you think: pepper spray or firearm against a bear?


I pick not being in that situation in the first place smile
Posted by: chaosmagnet

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 10/21/14 01:37 PM

Originally Posted By: ATN
I pick not being in that situation in the first place smile


This one's a keeper!
Posted by: Cauldronborn2

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 10/21/14 04:43 PM

Originally Posted By: ATN
Originally Posted By: Bingley
So, newbie, what do you think: pepper spray or firearm against a bear?


I pick not being in that situation in the first place smile
grin grin laugh
Posted by: RtQDXp

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 12/12/14 06:39 PM

Hello ETS. Nice place you got here.
Posted by: chaosmagnet

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 12/12/14 09:43 PM

Welcome aboard!

I'm curious to know how you selected your screen name. Mine? Well, weird and sometimes awful things seem to happen to me and near me all the time.
Posted by: RtQDXp

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 12/12/14 09:49 PM

Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Welcome aboard!

I'm curious to know how you selected your screen name. Mine? Well, weird and sometimes awful things seem to happen to me and near me all the time.

Random password generator.
Posted by: mattJordan

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 04/06/16 04:16 AM

Originally Posted By: mattJordan
Originally Posted By: Cauldronborn2
Originally Posted By: ATN
Originally Posted By: Bingley
So, newbie, what do you think: pepper spray or firearm against a bear?


I pick not being in that situation in the first place smile
grin grin laugh


i think bears are the least of ones worries in a survival situation lol. especially when they are basing their information on what they read online.



Posted by: bacpacjac

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 04/08/16 01:25 PM

Originally Posted By: ATN
Originally Posted By: Bingley
So, newbie, what do you think: pepper spray or firearm against a bear?


I pick not being in that situation in the first place smile


Smart man~! Welcome to ETS!!
Posted by: ki4buc

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 04/13/16 01:39 AM

Uh... Most of you probably don't really recognize me because I don't post much anymore, but I'm apparently user #395 here and registered all the way back in 2003... so Hello Everyone! Welcome Newbies, and if you like what you see, Doug always appreciates a donation to cover his costs of being a consumer advocate!
(purely optional... I have occasionally donated, and now I feel guilty because I realize it's been awhile. Hopefully Doug won't see this...I should donate after I do my taxes...)
Posted by: Phaedrus

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 04/13/16 04:19 AM

Nice to see you back, ki4buc! Obviously I'm a nOOb here comparatively, going back only six years or so.
Posted by: mattbpkt

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 08/23/17 03:31 PM

Hi folks, Matt here and thanks for having me as a new member. I really like the sense of community here as well as the maturity and respect shown on the forum.

I'm a knife nut myself. I run a small knife-related website called Knife Informer, mainly aimed at sharing my opinions on knives and the odd article here and there about other knife related topics. Stop by if you haven't already (link in sig)...and my ears are always open to feedback.

So, thanks again folks, keep on survivin'!
Matt
Posted by: Jeanette_Isabelle

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 08/23/17 05:35 PM

Hi, Matt. I'm Jeanette Isabelle, named after the French Christmas carol, and the forum's basket case. Don't worry; I'm harmless.

Jeanette Isabelle
Posted by: leemann

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 08/23/17 05:54 PM

Hi Matt and welcome to the forums..

Lee
Posted by: chaosmagnet

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 08/24/17 01:48 PM

If you haven't visited Knife Informer yet, you should.
Posted by: sgt253

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 09/30/17 11:51 PM

Hello all,
New member here. I have been lurking around these forums for years. Why I didn't join previously is beyond me! I have learned a vast amount from the members here by perusing the threads. I look forward to future communication.

Regards.
Posted by: Jeanette_Isabelle

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 10/01/17 12:17 AM

If you've been lurking for years, you probably know I'm the forum's basket case. Welcome.

Jeanette Isabelle
Posted by: chaosmagnet

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 10/01/17 12:23 AM

Welcome aboard!
Posted by: Comanche7

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 11/26/17 02:22 AM

Hi, Comanche7 here.

Although I originally joined 2002-07-05,[edited to reflect member #114, this probably is a revised new numbering system due to forum software changes, but it is what my profile tells me] I haven't been posting much for a while (life has provided multiple challenges to deal with, or as I prefer to view it, I've been provided with many "opportunities that require creative solutions").

I've quietly been online a during my hiatus in posting though, quietly lurking in the background, just saw this thread and figured that I'd poke my head up and say "Hi" to all the old timers and offer a warm friendly welcome the newer members.

This has always been a great forum and I've learned a great deal from other members both new and old.

Also would like to say a special thank you to Doug Ritter for providing this forum (and if anyone ever has a chance to meet him in person, please do so, you will find that he is a genuine person).

Regards,
Comanche7
Posted by: Louis

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 06/03/19 05:26 AM

Hi everyone, names Louis, if you hadn't guessed already... new here also : )

Mostly here to read, research and learn from the community. I'm based in the UK. Not as many of us here in blighty.

So... who's got the marshmallows?

Cheers

Lou
Posted by: wildman800

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 06/04/19 04:29 AM

Ill bring the beer !!!! And boudin!!
Posted by: chaosmagnet

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 06/04/19 07:48 PM

Welcome Louis!
Posted by: Phaedrus

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 06/04/19 08:49 PM

Welcome to EST!
Posted by: gonewiththewind

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 06/05/19 11:14 AM

Welcome

I don't think we will have difficulty finding someone who can start the fire!
Posted by: Louis

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 06/05/19 02:18 PM

Thanks everyone : )
Posted by: GarethDuncan

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 12/28/19 04:29 PM

Hello everybody. My name is Gareth, and I am new to this forum.

I am trying to fine tune my 72 hour survival kit / bag.

Any tips?
Posted by: pforeman

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 12/28/19 07:23 PM

Welcome!

There are lots of ideas, discussions and just plain good thinking around here. We also get a lot of fun out of taking part. Don't forget to use the "Search" box when you are thinking about things as it will help you did through the large archive of information here.

As for fine tuning - for me that's become an ongoing thing. I retired the end of July and am "evolving" my bag into a different type of content as I'm usually around home and getting there will be much easier now. I'm exploring the idea of a pre-configured coat with "stuff" in the zipped up pockets to go with a small bail out bag as my current concept.

Hope that helps - Good luck!

Paul -
Posted by: hikermor

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 12/28/19 10:19 PM

The section, 72 Hour Kit, accessed from the main page, has some excellent pointers. Occasionally there is a lively discussion on this forum.

And there are lots of direction to take this subject. Circumstances vary considerably
Posted by: UncleGoo

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 12/28/19 11:07 PM

http://www.equipped.org/72hourkit.htm
Posted by: chaosmagnet

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 12/29/19 01:03 PM

Glad to have you here, GarethDuncan!

If youd like, start a new thread in The Survival Forum section asking for suggestions, including an inventory and the sorts of issues you reasonably expect you may face. The things Im planning for (tornados, snow storms, flooding, with low risk of earthquake and wildfires) might be different from yours.
Posted by: CJK

Re: Welcome to ETS! - 12/30/19 01:40 AM

Welcome! A brief idea of your 'training', background or knowledge would help. Lots of resources here.