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#195640 - 02/11/10 04:17 PM Time to introduce myself
Craig_Thompson Offline

Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 37
Loc: SE PA United States
I am Craig Thompson from SE Pennsylvania. I learned about ETS a few weeks ago from a gun forum where I was asking about high quality knives. Someone posted a link to ETS and the RSKs. After reading the extended write-up by Doug on the RSK Mk 1 and Mk 3 I realized how much our thought processes were alike. I ordered one of each and am very impressed with them.

In the last few weeks I have spent quite a bit of time reading the forums (got as far back as about 2 years so far) as well as all the other great information to be found in the site. So much to read, so little time…

For many years now I have felt like a freak for trying to be prepared for emergencies / disasters. It sure is good to find a community that will not make fun of me for doing so. I also realize that I am not nearly as prepared as I should be.

At the risk of overdoing my first post, here are a few photos of the snow from the storm. Talk about being prepared, we had to fire up the wood stove because the power kept going out. Was ready to get the generator going but the power did come back on.

My house

Great to meet you all.

Craig T.

#195646 - 02/11/10 05:05 PM Re: Time to introduce myself [Re: Craig_Thompson]
comms Offline

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1502
Loc: Mesa, AZ
Here it's cool to not be cool. Meaning, it looks strange to our friends (and some family) to have an EDC or 500 rolls of toilet paper or a year supply of food, etc, but are you not the man that people go to when they need something because "you carry everything"? Of course.

Welcome to the forum and on behalf of us all, you'll love the RSK knives.
Don't just survive. Thrive.

#195647 - 02/11/10 05:12 PM Re: Time to introduce myself [Re: comms]
Nicodemus Offline

Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
Welcome aboard Craig. Congratulations on being prepared for the snow!
"Learn survival skills when your life doesn't depend on it."

#195650 - 02/11/10 05:43 PM Re: Time to introduce myself [Re: Nicodemus]
Blast Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3560
Loc: Spring, Texas
Welcome to the fire, friend!

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Wild Edibles Blog
I miss OBG.

#195651 - 02/11/10 05:51 PM Re: Time to introduce myself [Re: Blast]
EchoingLaugh Offline

Registered: 09/20/09
Posts: 155
Loc: MO, On the Mississippi
Welcome, grab a cup of whatever fuels your fire and stay a while.
Do you know where your towel is?
Don't Panic!
I have an extra.

#195658 - 02/11/10 06:51 PM Re: Time to introduce myself [Re: NightHiker]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2622
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Hi Craig, good first post. Welcome aboard.


#195669 - 02/11/10 09:21 PM Re: Time to introduce myself [Re: dougwalkabout]
sybert777 Offline

Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 299
Loc: 62040
Craig I know exactly how you feel... im 15 and still in school and any time anyone mentions it.. i jump right up and start blabbing on and on. they look at me like i am some paranoid outlaw!!
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#195677 - 02/11/10 10:51 PM Re: Time to introduce myself [Re: Craig_Thompson]
MartinFocazio Offline


Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2148
Loc: Bucks County PA

man, that looks a LOT like where I live - Nockamixon township. We might be neighbors!

You related to Ed Thompson or the Thompsons who live down by the old Great American Grill?

#195682 - 02/11/10 11:23 PM Re: Time to introduce myself [Re: MartinFocazio]
MostlyHarmless Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 06/03/09
Posts: 982
Loc: Norway
Love the pictures. Welcome smile

Oh, and T_co would love your opinion on the DR Mk1 handle.

#195686 - 02/11/10 11:43 PM Re: Time to introduce myself [Re: MostlyHarmless]
Craig_Thompson Offline

Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 37
Loc: SE PA United States
Thanks for all the welcomes.

Martin, I am in Delaware County. The whole region got dumped on pretty good. Saturday we got 28.5”. Looks to me like we got about 18” yesterday, maybe more. I am sore all over from shoveling. Not related to those Thompsons to my knowledge.

Mostlyharmless, I don’t understand your second line. Who is “T_co”?

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