Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 2 of 3 < 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#294311 - 12/04/19 11:05 PM Re: Happy anniversary to me! [Re: chaosmagnet]
RayW Offline
Addict

Registered: 12/06/01
Posts: 555
Loc: Orlando, FL
Thank you for Chaosmagnet for helping to keep this forum a place that keeps all of us coming back. Even though you are still a youngster with only ten years here. The 5th makes 18 years for me,I did have to look because I really didn't remember.

Top
#294318 - 12/06/19 01:54 AM Re: Happy anniversary to me! [Re: RayW]
Nomad Offline
Addict

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 472
Loc: Just wandering around.
17 years here, but only 471 posts. But I have read most of what has been posted over those 17 years. What an education it has been.
_________________________
...........From Nomad.........Been "on the road" since '97

Top
#294321 - 12/06/19 04:23 PM Re: Happy anniversary to me! [Re: GoatMan]
M_a_x Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1058
Loc: Germany
I second the encouragement to chaosmagnet. And thanks chaosmagnet for this work.
I do not know whether I qualify as an oldtimer. My member number is 126 and I completed 17 years here. Those year where full of fun and education. Thanks to the community for that.
_________________________
If it isn´t broken, it doesn´t have enough features yet.

Top
#294322 - 12/06/19 05:53 PM Re: Happy anniversary to me! [Re: chaosmagnet]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3229
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
Chaos, we truly appreciate your steady hand on the tiller. Happy 10th, and here's hoping you can put up with this gang of lunatics a while longer. Cheers!


Thanks very much! I derive a great deal of enjoyment and learning from my time here, and the moderation is only rarely any kind of burden.

Originally Posted By: Herman30
Oh, you young boys....2006 so 13 years for me. smile


Yep. You'll always be here for longer than I have been.

Originally Posted By: hikermor
I agree - best moderation ever!


Thanks very much!

Originally Posted By: GoatMan
Keep up the great work!

It would be interesting to know how many real old timers are still around. RIP OBG. Is Blast, Chris, Eugine, Martin or others still around?

I'm user number 28xx, back in '07. While I don't post much, I catch up every week.


Thanks!

Here are the oldest ten accounts that have logged in sometime in 2019:

Doug (duh) #3
hthomp #10
jet #12
NAro #17
aardwolfe #28
Roarmeister #34
Craig #48
RayW #52
inkslngr #55
Tjin #86

...and I found that Nomad #95 is the 11th.

With regard to Blast, he hasn't logged in for some time. I'm in contact with him outside of ETS. I'm not sure which Chris you're referring to. Eugene logged in just over a week ago.

Originally Posted By: RayW
Thank you for Chaosmagnet for helping to keep this forum a place that keeps all of us coming back. Even though you are still a youngster with only ten years here. The 5th makes 18 years for me,I did have to look because I really didn't remember.


Thanks! Your account is old enough to vote!

Originally Posted By: Nomad
17 years here, but only 471 posts. But I have read most of what has been posted over those 17 years. What an education it has been.


It's all been quality.

Originally Posted By: M_a_x
I second the encouragement to chaosmagnet. And thanks chaosmagnet for this work.
I do not know whether I qualify as an oldtimer. My member number is 126 and I completed 17 years here. Those year where full of fun and education. Thanks to the community for that.


Thanks! And thanks for being here!

Top
#294334 - 12/09/19 04:31 PM Re: Happy anniversary to me! [Re: chaosmagnet]
KenK Offline
"Be Prepared"
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2032
Loc: NE Wisconsin
Congratulations Chaosmagnet!

I first came to ETS while a Cub Scout leader seeking to protect and educate the boys (and parents) in my charge.

Last summer I retired and moved from the craziness and high taxes of the Chicago suburbs to the peace, quiet, and beauty of the Wisconsin north woods.

This location certainly changes our focus on preparedness. Cell phones are not so reliable. Distances between locations are in hours, not minutes.

We installed a whole house generator that runs on natural gas (we were shocked to find out we have a natural gas line running in front of our house). This provides not only electricity, but also well water. We have satellite internet and TV.

We're finding that many of the homes here are summer homes, and many people leave for the winter. After already having 12-16 inches of snow, we'll see how it goes this winter.

Top
#294337 - 12/10/19 02:39 AM Re: Happy anniversary to me! [Re: chaosmagnet]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3229
Loc: USA
Thanks, KenK!

Maybe I’ll feel differently when I retire, but anywhere I live has to have high speed Internet and Amazon Prime. And, of course, Mrs. Magnet. She won’t live anywhere colder than we are now.

Top
#294338 - 12/10/19 05:24 AM Re: Happy anniversary to me! [Re: chaosmagnet]
Phaedrus Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2438
Loc: Big Sky Country
I too am pretty attached to Amazon and decent internet!
_________________________
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Naguib Mahfouz

Top
#294339 - 12/10/19 12:18 PM Re: Happy anniversary to me! [Re: Phaedrus]
KenK Offline
"Be Prepared"
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2032
Loc: NE Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
I too am pretty attached to Amazon and decent internet!


We've found that the smaller town makes access to Amazon and other online shopping stores even more important, and luckily the US Mail, UPS, and FedEx do a great job of deliveries here. We even buy our horse feed online! We're blessed with an amazing little hardware store and a grocery store that is pretty good except for the somewhat limited selection of fresh fruits & veggies.

Does Amazon Prime require shipping other than UPS & FedEx? I know Amazon used other unmarked delivery people in the Chicago suburbs. I'm not sure if that would be available around here.

Satellite internet (HughesNet) actually does pretty good speed-wise and so far has been very reliable. The only complaint is that it is not unlimited data, so we have to be careful with heavy data usage, such as video (Youtube, ...). A different internet provider is in the early stages of building a line-of-sight broadband tower pretty close to here - essentially on the other side of our large block, but I have my concerns about how the nearby spruce trees will impact our access. That access would be unlimited data.

Top
#294343 - 12/10/19 04:29 PM Re: Happy anniversary to me! [Re: KenK]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3229
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: KenK
We've found that the smaller town makes access to Amazon and other online shopping stores even more important, and luckily the US Mail, UPS, and FedEx do a great job of deliveries here. We even buy our horse feed online! We're blessed with an amazing little hardware store and a grocery store that is pretty good except for the somewhat limited selection of fresh fruits & veggies.

Does Amazon Prime require shipping other than UPS & FedEx? I know Amazon used other unmarked delivery people in the Chicago suburbs. I'm not sure if that would be available around here.


Makes sense. Amazon Prime started before they started doing their own deliveries, so I imagine there are still parts of the country that Prime is available via the usual carriers.

Originally Posted By: KenK
Satellite internet (HughesNet) actually does pretty good speed-wise and so far has been very reliable. The only complaint is that it is not unlimited data, so we have to be careful with heavy data usage, such as video (Youtube, ...). A different internet provider is in the early stages of building a line-of-sight broadband tower pretty close to here - essentially on the other side of our large block, but I have my concerns about how the nearby spruce trees will impact our access. That access would be unlimited data.


When I had satellite Internet it was a little better than dialup. HughesNet is advertising 25 Mb/s down and 3 Mb/s up, which is way better than what I had before, but much slower than what I'm currently getting from The Internet Provider That Shall Not Be Named.

Latency times for satellite Internet is inevitably poor, which is important for online gaming (which isn't important to me) and remote control of customer devices (which I expect wouldn't be important to me after retirement).

Top
#294348 - 12/11/19 02:01 AM Re: Happy anniversary to me! [Re: chaosmagnet]
GeoEarthSensei Offline
Stranger

Registered: 11/25/07
Posts: 20
Wow, I've been lurking for 12 years. Thanks to all the regular posters and the mods!

Top
Page 2 of 3 < 1 2 3 >



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, chaosmagnet, cliff 
December
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 215 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Acropolis50, SimonBlack88, KnifePark, Sank, AppalachianGirl
5299 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Survial Caches
by hikermor
11:00 PM
Article: Community, Preparedness, Resiliency
by DaveL
10:12 PM
Strike Anywhere Matches
by clearwater
06:33 PM
Happy anniversary to me!
by Chisel
07:39 AM
ABOK 1424 (secure decorative loop) with tutorial
by TonyE
12/11/19 11:57 PM
Going off pavement
by KenK
12/11/19 07:04 PM
Nifty small headlamp
by Eugene
12/11/19 02:59 AM
Homing Pigeons as survival equipment
by dougwalkabout
12/11/19 01:28 AM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.