Wearied a bit of another forum, so checked around and after reading here for a while, think this would be a happier fit. I am more a prepper than a survivalist, and not very political. I am very even handed in apportioning blame (big grin), though most goes to us for electing these fools and not paying enough attention long ago. That about sums up my political views, and this was the main reason I have wearied of a different forum. Everything comes down directly to being Obama's fault there. EVERYTHING. Corn doing badly? Obama. Roof leak? Obama. I am more a sympathizer for Obama,now,after suffering that cyber-environment, than I was before, which is to say that now, I do not care about ANY of them. I have an old cabin on a coupla acres I am trying to tackle, and am looking to learn more about homesteading issues, and to expand my prepping. I do not live there full-time, but hope to in a year or so when I can make it pay a bit of my way. I enjoy beekeeping and have a few hives there I want to expand, soon, to get to work on making some income back from it. So, I am "ahead" of many by having a place, and way behind as rugged shape as it is in and slow prepping due to cashflow. Hoping to make new friends and find more who do not mind just talking without dragging politics into every single discussion and topic... or guns and ammo and THEN Obama Be Well.