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#127052 - 03/11/08 11:50 PM Re: How did you find ETS? [Re: BobS]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2811
Loc: La-USA
Actually, I was doing research (Intel type) on some nefarious groups when I came across this website and checked it out to see if it was a part of the research I was doing.

When I decided that it was "legit", then I was hooked.
The best luck is what you make yourself!

#127053 - 03/12/08 12:09 AM Re: How did you find ETS? [Re: wildman800]
bmisf Offline

Registered: 03/19/03
Posts: 185
An FAA Wings program aviation survival talk. The presenter mentioned the site and showed kits he'd built based on advice here.

#127054 - 03/12/08 12:13 AM Re: How did you find ETS? [Re: BobS]
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
Don't have a clue, it has been too long...

#127060 - 03/12/08 12:58 AM Re: How did you find ETS? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
bigmothertrucker Offline

Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 79
Loc: Alberta
I was recomended by a friend who is also here on ETS. he hates typing and computers with a pasion but after breaking like half of his ribs he had no choice but surf the net while home from work out of boredom and not being able to do much else. He ended up stumbling across this site somehow. as one of the biggest survival freaks I have ever met I was surprised when he told me that he thought this site was excellent as that kind of a rating is not often given by him. Since it was recomended by a guy who lothes computers and forums(except this one) I figured it must be good and had to check it out.
"Knowledge without experience is just information" - Mark Twain

#127063 - 03/12/08 01:01 AM Re: How did you find ETS? [Re: BobS]
Blast Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3561
Loc: Spring, Texas
I was searching for first-hand survival stories of the events of 9-11 and found the doctor's report about setting up a triage there. That led to CK's article about being stranded on the island off the coast of California. I had been active on misc.survivalism before that but newsgroup had been heading into the sewer. ETS was like a breath of fresh air.

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#127072 - 03/12/08 01:34 AM Re: How did you find ETS? [Re: BobS]
rescueguru Offline

Registered: 09/02/06
Posts: 119
Loc: Southeastern USA
Initially searching for PSK building information for both our wilderness and urban SAR teams. I just seem to keep coming back, day after day. I have gleaned a wealth of knowledge from the site and especially this forum. smile
Forever... A long time to be dead!
Staunch advocate of the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments

#127073 - 03/12/08 01:47 AM Re: How did you find ETS? [Re: rescueguru]
SwampDonkey Offline

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1268
Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
I was doing a PSK rebuild prior to attending a work Survival Training course. A Google search lead me to Doug's evaluations on commercial kits and I assembled some of my own using his recommendations. I lurked for a couple years until we got a home computer, then joined because ETS seemed like a respectful site that allowed people the opportunity to actually share useful information.

I enjoy this site and learn from it.


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#127074 - 03/12/08 02:04 AM Re: How did you find ETS? [Re: SwampDonkey]
MoBOB Offline

Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 1219
Loc: here
Can't remember....It all seems so natural now...
"Its not a matter of being ready as it is being prepared" -- B. E. J. Taylor

#127077 - 03/12/08 02:24 AM Re: How did you find ETS? [Re: BobS]
JCWohlschlag Offline
Some guy who wandered in…
Old Hand

Registered: 11/26/06
Posts: 724
Loc: Dallas, Pennsylvania, United S...
I know I was simply Googling something about survival and preparedness. I do not remember whether I was looking for survival/preparedness gear/kits or just information.

I do remember that the first thing I found was the extensive gear/equipment mega-article that Doug wrote. After finding that, I read it attentively as it was one of the best sources of raw, practical information that seems to exist. After finishing that, I found the forum… and the reading continues…
“Hiking is just walking where it’s okay to pee. Sometimes old people hike by mistake.” — Demitri Martin

#127090 - 03/12/08 08:15 AM Re: How did you find ETS? [Re: NightHiker]
Onedzguy Offline

Registered: 09/29/07
Posts: 67
Loc: Lost in Waipahu, HI
Doing research to prepare for a hurricane or tsunami.

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