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#221111 - 04/07/11 10:25 PM Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies...
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Here is your welcome thread. Lots of links, help and definitions for those new to ETS. Welcome

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#221154 - 04/08/11 02:51 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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First step - Welcome..Its a fun, friendly place. Second, relax...there is a lot of information.

Start by reading a bit and decide what actions are helpful to you (your area, experience, budget, etc.)

Questions? Do a search and ask questions - Lots of knowledgeable folks here.

Teacher

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#221218 - 04/09/11 01:23 AM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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Welcome to the NewGuys! I agree with what TeacherRO said. When I joined The Forum I was welcomed like a long lost friend. Have a great time researching and learning. Jump in and have fun!!!

Oh, check out the ETS Acronyms Post in this section (Around the Campfire). It will help a lot.


Edited by MoBOB (04/09/11 01:28 AM)
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#221224 - 04/09/11 04:07 AM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: MoBOB]
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For all those new here. Welcome to the campfire and stay a while, lots of info here.

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#222125 - 04/22/11 03:32 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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A good place to start: Add a small flashlight to your keychain.

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#222132 - 04/22/11 04:10 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
A good place to start: Add a small flashlight to your keychain.


In my book, the three tools that are hardest to improvise are a flashlight, a knife, and a way to start a fire.

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#222135 - 04/22/11 04:36 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
A good place to start: Add a small flashlight to your keychain.


In my book, the three tools that are hardest to improvise are a flashlight, a knife, and a way to start a fire.


I totally agree. That's the first lesson I learned when I got here and now I never go anywhere without the holy LKF trio: light, knife and fire.

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#222152 - 04/22/11 07:39 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: bacpacjac]
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You can improvise a knife fairly readily if you have suitable raw material (like glass) at hand and flint knapping skills (although who wants to be caught knapping during a disaster?). The verdict of history is rather clear, however. The whole North American continent switched to metal knives just as soon as possible, once they were introduced.
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#222176 - 04/22/11 11:38 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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My bare bones carry is knife, fire, light and whistle.
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#222515 - 04/29/11 08:42 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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3 boring things you can do: Get a fire extinguisher, (and one for the car) replace your smoke alarm batteries, put 6 liters of water in the pantry.

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