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Offline m3lvin

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #60 on: July 21, 2009, 02:39:19 AM »
Right on, I'd expect nothing less from a good Cajun crew.  I'll be getting back into the US around early to mid October.  In the meantime  I'll be trying to get some of my friends on board with Modern Survivalism.  We'll see what happens.  Good to meet you guys and good luck with all of your projects. 

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #61 on: July 21, 2009, 02:28:28 PM »
same to you

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #62 on: August 06, 2009, 05:31:48 PM »
Newbie here.  Taking a while for me to learn this sight.  One other thing, am not computer literate.  Still get around though just takes me a little longer.  I just stumbled upon this sight and couldn't believe my eyes when I read there were others on here from my neck of the woods. 

I live in Chauvin, how much further South can you get.  I'm about twenty-five miles from the Gulf. 

Yes, I am a prepper, thought I was the only one in Louisiana, surely can't get my family onboard.  They think I'm ready for my rocking chair.  LOL  Although I do lock rocking on my porches. 

See I have a lot of catch-up reading to do.  Am a member of another group and learned a wealth of information from them.  I'm sure wherever I go I will learn some more. 

Get in touch, I love to chat.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #63 on: August 07, 2009, 01:27:54 PM »
welcome LadyGator! i'm in Thibodaux myself. glad to add another prepper to LA's list :)

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #64 on: August 07, 2009, 02:09:50 PM »
Thanks for the welcome.  Didn't think there were any other wqrm bodies on here.  Was getting ready to move on. LOL 

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #65 on: August 07, 2009, 02:29:01 PM »
i was with out my laptop for a quick second.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #66 on: August 07, 2009, 02:32:09 PM »
Have my t.v. on and for the last thirty-five minutes they showed testing for the emergency broadcast system six times so far.  I find that very strange.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #67 on: August 13, 2009, 09:00:37 PM »
currently Watson. 


well, hello neighbor... unless you've already moved to Houston.


How's everyone been doing?  i've been away from the forums for a bit, but i've still been keeping up with jack and his work.


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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #68 on: August 16, 2009, 03:17:53 AM »
Whew!  Been a while since I was able to get back to the forum and collect my thoughts.  As it stands, I'll be heading back to New Orleans in early October.  Then its time to find a job and get myself on some kind of career track that is WAY different from what I've been doing.  Hats off to those who can find fulfillment teaching English in Southeast Asia, but it ain't me!  I think I might have to get my ass back in school and major in something that qualifies as 'non-grasshopperism.'  No time like the present, and it feels damn good to think about.  Hope all you guys are well and hopefully I can get some new recruits once I get back.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #69 on: August 20, 2009, 05:57:27 PM »
well, hello neighbor... unless you've already moved to Houston.


How's everyone been doing?  i've been away from the forums for a bit, but i've still been keeping up with jack and his work.



welcome back sneauxball! missed ya! i've been working a lot! i'm apprenticing to be an electrician. i'm currently working for Frieshhertz Electrical. we're building the Coast Guard base on Michoud in New Orleans East, right next to NASA.7-3:20. in bed by 9pm.....really tired :) i have like 10 podcasts to listen to

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« Reply #70 on: August 20, 2009, 07:25:10 PM »
Hey,
I'm a Texan by birth and love it.  In the Bay Area of Houston.  I was born in Beaumont which might as well be in Louisiana.  When I was 12 we moved to Shreveport, then at 14 to New Mexico, then back to Leesville when I was in the 10th grade.  Then to Lufkin at 18, then to Shreveport again at 20, and on and on.  My dad was a preacher so we moved every few years.  Don't recommend the life!  The one thing it did though was give us a great time in LA.  Loved it!  My older brother went to NLU then to Shreveport to work for the paper.  Then he went to DC to work for Russell Long as Press Secretary.  Worked for Breaux until the senator retired, then went to work for the Lady Gov. as communications director.  Boy was that a mess.  He was there during Katrina and was pretty disgusted with the whole thing.  He finally got away from politics and is a professor at LSU.  He's happy now. He's on the socialist side of life and would think I was crazy for prepping.  Sad.
Anyway, even if I'm a Texan I feel like a half-sister Cajun!

Geaux Tigers!!!

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #71 on: August 23, 2009, 06:46:59 AM »
Welcome Sarahl! we'll take you! LOL. as for the father, don't feel bad. he'll come around and if he doesn't you know you'll be ready. :)

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« Reply #72 on: August 27, 2009, 08:39:41 PM »
Hello from Covington,  LA on this almost anniversary of Katrina.  Allow me to copy this post from my Front Porch post - I am about to crash hard.

Been listening to the podcast for about 2 months and put many away on my 3 hours of travel each day.  The trips go by quickly as I am glued to it and others- mainly on the the Gun Rights Radio Network- Practical Defense (Alex Haddox), Proarms (Massad Ayoob ) and Handgun Podcast (Eric Shelton).  I applied for my CC permit 2 months ago and it will probably be a while as LA and other states have had a huge influx of permit apps. I continue to train with an instructor with my Glock 23 and try to learn as much as I can about the responsibility and legality of carry and lethal force.  I think we have a huge responsibility so we can be safe and also so we can teach others about our gun rights.  My wife has been surprisingly cool about the 2 handguns and shotgun; of course I gave her some time and told her the her blessing was important.  Last Saturday she took a CC permit class along with my Mom and a few other females.  Power of persuasion.

I am an Eagle Scout and always like to be prepared...although that I have been a sheep for a while with regards to real SHTF scenarios.  Growing up in New Orleans, I guess I was lucky to survive unscathed after going to many bars in not so great neighborhoods...and drinking.  I am now more aware than ever and make sure my wife is also.  The Practical Defense podcast is great for that.

I survived Hurricane Katrina when we evac'ed, but my house was not so lucky.  In fact 4 years from this moment (Aug 27th) we had already left. K hit on Aug 29th.  That bug out was a wake up call- when ran out of gas in Jackson, MS and also felt like a target since everyone evac'ing had their prized material valuables- any jerk with a gun could hurt us and made bank.  Now I have said gun and always extra fuel on hand, among other supplies.

I have few cool projects I am working on- a chicken tractor to house 3 hens that I will get in 10 days (eggs).  I am composting and eventually want to see if I can survive without trash pick up by recycling, reusing, composting, burning (all cool in my area) and the parish dump for other stuff. We'll see.   I will harvest rain soon for watering and eventually emergency drinking water back up.  Lastly, I want to start square foot gardening.  I limit TV, so I find time to do these things- trying to get my family involved too.

I know I will learn a great deal on this forum and hope I can give back also.  If you are still reading this long post- Thanks!

Good to meet you all.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #73 on: August 30, 2009, 08:10:17 AM »
Welcome buddy! Glad to have another Louisianan on the forum!

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #74 on: August 30, 2009, 05:10:11 PM »
Hey, I've been listening to Jack for about 2 months now, and have already attempted to get 1 of my co-workers, my father in law, and 1 of my brother-in-laws to start listening. My wife and I are really starting to think through what we would do when (not if) it's TEOTWAWKI.

Anyone know of a good property within 1.5 hours of Baton Rouge were we could setup our BOL and more than likely move there within the next year?

I'm definitely new to the prepper mindset, but I'm ready to dive in.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #75 on: September 03, 2009, 02:17:25 PM »
welcome back sneauxball! missed ya! i've been working a lot! i'm apprenticing to be an electrician. i'm currently working for Frieshhertz Electrical. we're building the Coast Guard base on Michoud in New Orleans East, right next to NASA.7-3:20. in bed by 9pm.....really tired :) i have like 10 podcasts to listen to

wow, you sound busy.  i've picked up a lot more work load since my partner took a break to have a baby.  i've missed the forum bunches.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #76 on: September 03, 2009, 02:20:57 PM »


Anyone know of a good property within 1.5 hours of Baton Rouge were we could setup our BOL and more than likely move there within the next year?

you should try some of the cheaper parishes, where people don't pay to put their kids in the school system.  St. Helena comes to mind, there is some pretty land in that parish and the prices are cheaper than surrounding parishes.  Retired gravel pits make great lakes!  Also, just across the line in Mississippi the land is beautiful and seems to be a lot cheaper.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #77 on: September 03, 2009, 07:10:43 PM »
Hi neighbors - Thanks LouisianaSurvivor for pointing me to this thread.  I'm in Monroe but like I said on front porch ended up here from NOLA after Katrina.  We lived in Lakeview - after losing our house, possessions & jobs we just couldn't go through that again.  I'm originally from Oklahoma but my husband had never lived outside of NOLA so it's been a long adjustment.  It's pretty nice here though.  I'm planning on starting square foot gardening this fall also.  We're going to build a couple of raised beds and get the soil started for spring.  I put a few plants out this year in the corners of some flower beds - tomatoes & cucumbers. And a pot of strawberries.  So far, sadly, I do not have a green thumb.  I'm hoping that gets better with practice!

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #78 on: September 04, 2009, 09:20:48 PM »
welcome Laiph! glad ur here. yeah Sneauxball.....i work a lot and it's been crazy to get used to. i'll be like this till i'm 65 or the SHTF. either one's fine. i make good money. but i'm still getting adjusted to the new schedule. glad that we're getting more preppers in the area. i'm looking at the Pearl River area myself. probably gonna buy a house with my then wife in 2-3 years. her family is there so it would be convenient once da babies start popping.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #79 on: September 07, 2009, 08:37:56 AM »
Happy Labor Day everyone - I've gotta head into work and labor, but hope ya'll have the day off!

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« Reply #80 on: September 16, 2009, 02:19:26 PM »
So I'm looking to get into minimalist camping, but not so sure I wanna jump into the woods with both feet by myself.  Anyone in NW LA wanna join me?  I still need to practice my skills, but I'm looking at either Kisatche or Bodcau.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #81 on: September 18, 2009, 11:59:59 AM »
Hey Louisiana Survivor - new picture - I like it!!! That tells you I have been away from the forum for awhile.  Still listened to Jack everyday tho.  Ah it feels good to be back home!  Looks like we have a lot of new people - welcome everyone!

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #82 on: September 20, 2009, 12:57:18 PM »
hey bikerKat! i can only get on the forum once a week mostly too. yeah that's me and my fiance down on bourbon st over labor day weekend. we forgot it was decadence fest LOL but we still had fun.

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« Reply #83 on: October 02, 2009, 11:01:14 AM »
Did yall read about the State complaining that there are 10,000 too many 4 year degree holders in the state?  You'd think this would be a good problem to have, but instead they seem hell-bent on discouraging people from getting 4 year degrees and getting 2 year degrees instead. 

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #84 on: October 02, 2009, 01:17:27 PM »
I don't know how I missed this thread for so long.  ???

Anyway, I grew up in Slidell (Northshore High), lived in Los Angeles for 4 years, and then Brandon, MS for 6 years and counting. Been listening to Jack's podcast for about a year now - he inspired me to start my garden last fall.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #85 on: October 03, 2009, 07:04:01 AM »
Did yall read about the State complaining that there are 10,000 too many 4 year degree holders in the state?  You'd think this would be a good problem to have, but instead they seem hell-bent on discouraging people from getting 4 year degrees and getting 2 year degrees instead. 

i can understand where the state is coming from. too many bosses makes no work. i guess they want more mid level workers. in order to get a good economy you'll have to have a fine balance between non-educated workers, educated workers, and educated managers.

I don't know how I missed this thread for so long.  ???

Anyway, I grew up in Slidell (Northshore High), lived in Los Angeles for 4 years, and then Brandon, MS for 6 years and counting. Been listening to Jack's podcast for about a year now - he inspired me to start my garden last fall.

i've seen you on the forum for a while cajunkraut and wondered if you'd ever come. WELCOME! Northshore High!? I was a Slidell High man myself (2006). >:( LOL


did anyone hear the  news that St. James Parish has a Steel Mill possibly coming to the area? if they come the plant will sit on 4000 acres, employ 500 people and the average yearly salary will be 75,000. the company will either come to Louisiana or another country. i hope they come to Louisiana.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #86 on: October 03, 2009, 07:18:15 AM »
i've seen you on the forum for a while cajunkraut and wondered if you'd ever come. WELCOME! Northshore High!? I was a Slidell High man myself (2006). >:( LOL

did anyone hear the  news that St. James Parish has a Steel Mill possibly coming to the area? if they come the plant will sit on 4000 acres, employ 500 people and the average yearly salary will be 75,000. the company will either come to Louisiana or another country. i hope they come to Louisiana.

Don't worry, we never sat across from each other at any games - class of '95  :D

Who's opening a steel mill? I wonder if they'll need to hire any software engineers to run their process control system...

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #87 on: October 03, 2009, 07:26:25 AM »
Don't worry, we never sat across from each other at any games - class of '95  :D

Who's opening a steel mill? I wonder if they'll need to hire any software engineers to run their process control system...

Nucor. they've bought 90% of the land needed but are still looking at Brazil also

here's a link to a Baton Rouge Local News Report:
http://www.wbrz.com/news/nucor-buys-more-land-for-proposed-steel-mill/

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« Reply #88 on: October 03, 2009, 09:36:40 AM »
Doesn't LA have a program that pays for the college education of students with great grades?  I thought my brother told me that a few years ago.  If so, maybe they think it would be cheaper for the state to pay for 2 years instead of 4.  Just a guess.

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« Reply #89 on: October 03, 2009, 02:26:04 PM »
yes it's called TOPS and it pays for up to 4 years of any in state tuition at a percent. it's going broke even though the trust shouldn't be because of inflation and such.