Hello from Ohio

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Fiona, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Fiona

    Fiona Active Member

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    Hi all! Just found your forum accidentally and was very happy to see it! We are a homeschooling, homesteading (newbie) family who bought a farm 5 years ago and left the rat race (for the most part). We're still neophytes but are learning. We are working on our food storage, learning new skills, and trying to figure out how much we can learn before the manure hits the oscillating device (worse than it is now). I'm excited to read over all the posts!:wave:
     
  2. ComputerGuy

    ComputerGuy Retired Air Force

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    Welcome to the boards
     

  3. Fiona

    Fiona Active Member

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    Thanks! We're retired AF too!
     
  4. gypsysue

    gypsysue The wanderer

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    Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you with us!

    Sounds like you're already well along the road to being prepard!

    Wow, we have so many members from Ohio and Pennsylvania now...people in that part of the country are either really smart or things are really scary there! :D

    This is a great site for finding out anything you want to know! We're even known to stray (sometimes quite widely!) from the topic of prepping!

    :)
     
  5. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    Hello & Welcome! :wave:
     
  6. MrSfstk8d

    MrSfstk8d Well-Known Member

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    Hi, welcome. Glad to meet you.
     
  7. goshengirl

    goshengirl Supporting Member

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    Welcome! - from another Ohio homeschooler ;) And congrats on being a newbie homesteader - that's fantastic!
     
  8. Hiker72

    Hiker72 New Member

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    Welcome from another Ohio native.
     
  9. mdprepper

    mdprepper I sold my soul to The_Blob. He had candy...

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    :welcome: to the forums!
     
  10. IrritatedWithUS

    IrritatedWithUS Well-Known Member

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    :welcome: Hope you learn a lot from this site!
     
  11. oilcan

    oilcan Gear Head

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    Howdy from Zanesville.
     
  12. sailaway

    sailaway Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Aboard!:wave: I was in Bloomingdale earlier this week, nice country down that way.:2thumb:
     
  13. Fiona

    Fiona Active Member

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    Thanks for the great welcome! I can't claim to be a native Ohioan - we only moved here 4 years ago, but we're trying LOL! Zanesville and Bloomindgale aren't far from my neck of the woods (in/around Steubenville). Hope this is kosher, but has anyone heard of a group called A.N.T.S.? Americans Networking to Survive? The premise is that you get to know other preppers in the area so that when TSHTF you can pool your resources or help each other out.
     
  14. Hiker72

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    We won't hold it against you not being native. :)

    unless of course you are from Michigan....:gaah:

    On the ANTS -
    A.N.T.S
     
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  15. ajsmith

    ajsmith Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum:wave:
     
  16. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

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    quite a bit of both actually, both states have large Amish & Mennonite populations, plus mainstream religion dominance (without checking) is probably Protestant (work ethic & all that). Also, I think that many of us have been homeschooled in a manner that defies the villification of the process by the lamestream media.

    P.S. homeschoolers went from 36,403 in 2000 to 51,697 in 2008 in Ohio while the overall population remained nearly static ( 11.3 M to 11.5 M )
     
  17. oilcan

    oilcan Gear Head

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    Never heard of the ants thing. (except at a picnic) And I formally apologize for my terribly dry sense of humor. ;)
     
  18. Fiona

    Fiona Active Member

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    Apologies accepted, Oilcan....I love a dry sense of humor...the drier the better. No wasting water that way.
    Hiker, I can promise you that I am not, nor have I ever been, from Michigan. Swam in Lake Michigan once, but nope.
     
  19. bunkerbob

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    Welcome:welcome: Fiona from a long time preparer. Look forward to your replies and posts.
     
  20. Fiona

    Fiona Active Member

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    Thanks, Bunkerbob! I see you're not that far from one of the places we used to call home - we had friends in Temecula!