Hello everyone! Good bless bear and all of you! Northeast Texas here. Fannin County. Although I'm not an EXPERT by any means or definition, since childhood I have been in to wildlife, wilderness survival, and primitive tools and weapons, and have always loved the forests and swamps. In short, primitive skills provide minimalist survival abilities. I have an Associate in Natural Resources Management, with emphasis on farm, fisheries and wildlife management, as my childhood goal was to be a wildlife officer- but that's a story for another day. I was a professional flintknapper for many years with emphasis on arrows, spears and stone knives (shipped all over theworld). I'M A SHORT NEANDERTHAL, born 10,000 years to late!! 😆
I also was/am a boom-stick lover, but could never afford them, and materials for primitive tools and weapons are pretty much free if you know where and how to collect them! Also since childhood, I have had that gut feeling that something is going to happen within my lifetime. I basically grew up preparing myself for a life in the woods, running, hiding, etc., ALONE. Then I stopped listening to my Father. Then I got married. Then I had kids. Multiple kids! &...Multiple kiddos later... and finally seeking my Creator again, here comes that nagging feeling of "get prepared!". So... I got my first totes of 3 months of dehydrated food 4 patriots, and the bug grew stronger. Realizing I could not drag my family into the woods for a nomadic life on the run, I started researching and doing, and before I heard anyone saying it, had already stole my wife's straightener and mini shop vac, and I can tell ya a small shop vac is a great tool for removing all the air from your food bags (even flour & baking soda) with the little car cleaning attachment, and also that there are different storage options for your foods. In a short amount of time, I had a great amount of food and survival supplies stored, the whole time my family thinking I've lost my everluvin mind- I'm paranoid- a conspiracy theorist- etc, letting me know it with their actions but not their words, forcing me to be a [closet prepper]!
In a nutshell about me (& no, that's not a short joke!), I consider myself a college educated redneck survivalist-wannabe. There's some info about me. Now the question is... Whooo... r... U? Look forward to meeting all of you I can. Take care and God bless you all.